December 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Great American Cookies® is proud to announce that it has ranked number one in Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500 issue for the fifth consecutive year. In the January 2015 issue, Great American Cookies tops the magazine's "Baked Goods - Cookies" category. Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 issue ranks franchises based on objective, quantifiable criteria, including system size, growth and financial strength and stability.
"Great American Cookies is an exceptionally strong brand that is beloved among consumers. Our reputation for delicious cookies, Cookie Cakes and friendly customer service makes our stores stand out among the competition,"said David Kaiser, vice president, Great American Cookies. "The Great American Cookies brand is continuing to expand internationally and domestically, and our stores show consistent same store sales growth year after year. The Entrepreneur Magazine ranking is a testament to our success."
The category leader in cookies, Great American Cookies is the inventor of the Cookie Cake and helps spread the fun of cookies to generations of family celebrations. Great American Cookies stores are perfect for multi-unit operators with its ease of operations, turnkey design, marketing and branding support. In fact, the majority of Great American Cookies' franchisees are multi-unit franchisees, operating anywhere from three to 40 plus locations.
"The Great American Cookies concept thrives and excels in delivering fresh treats and excellent customer service, making the brand extremely popular with customers,"said Rajiv Grover, partner in the 18 Great American Cookies locations in Houston and Director of Growth and Development for VKC Group, Inc., a restaurant management firm. VKC Group owns and operates more than 140 Subway, Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker, TCBY and Mooyah Burgers Shakes and Fries stores in Houston. "Adding the Great American Cookies franchise to our firm has allowed us to diversify our portfolio and drive significant profitable revenues with a proven business model. And, our team loves sharing the fun of cookies with the community."
Great American Cookies is owned by Global Franchise Group (GFG), which is a strategic brand management company with a focus on franchising. GFG owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamy®, Pretzelmaker®, and Hot Dog on a Stick™.
For more information about Great American Cookies and store locations, visit www.greatamericancookies.com, follow Great American Cookies' national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies. For franchising information, please visit www.greatamericancookiesfranchise.com.
Founded in 1977 on the strength of an old family chocolate chip Cookie recipe, Great American Cookies has set the standard for gourmet Cookie sales in a fun, celebratory environment. For over 35 years, Great American Cookies has maintained the heritage and integrity of its products by producing proprietary Cookie dough exclusively from its plant in Atlanta. Great American Cookies is known for its signature Cookie Cakes, trademark flavors and menu of delectable products baked fresh in store. Great American Cookies currently operates in mall-based locations across the United States, as well as internationally in Bahrain, Chile, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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