A Global Franchise Group (GFG) brand, Great American Cookies currently operates internationally in Bahrain, Guam, Mexico, Chile, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, with stores opening soon in the Bahamas. GFG’s franchise brands are experiencing excellent international growth, but opportunities still exist in many regions of the world. Our international business model focuses on collaborating with qualified “Master Franchise” candidates who have the opportunity to acquire the license to open and operate one or more of our franchise concepts in a designated country or region. The Master Franchisee has the option of developing the franchise business (or businesses) through their own subsidiaries and a network of independent operators.
A Master Franchise Agreement typically includes the following terms:
- Initial Master Franchise fee
- A clear description of the Territory covered by the agreement
- Term of the agreement (duration in years)
- Weekly Royalty rate
- Weekly Marketing Support Fund rate
- Development Schedule for opening stores
We encourage potential Master Franchisees to consider co-branding two or more franchises (typically ice cream and baked goods concepts) as it creates the prospect for increased revenues with lower overhead and operating costs. We also encourage multi-national license agreements where feasible from a business and cultural standpoint. We will negotiate favorable financial terms for both co-branding and multi-national license agreements.
Director of International Development
Franchise Development Office