GNC Franchise

Vitamin and nutritional products stores

In 1935 David Shakarian began a wellbeing sustenance store in Pittsburgh called Lackzoom. It spent significant time in yogurt (which his dad had acquainted with the United States), additionally conveyed wellbeing nourishment items, for example, nectar and grains. Starting with $35 in receipts his first day, Shakarian extended to six Pittsburgh-territory stores in five years.

As more individuals got to be distinctly keen on common nourishments and better sustenance, Shakarian opened stores in different states and changed the organization's name to General Nutrition Centers (GNC). GNC likewise started delivering its own vitamin and mineral supplements, sustenances, beverages and beautifiers. It began diversifying in 1988.

With organization and diversified stores all through the United States and around the world, GNC now concentrates on vitamins and dietary supplements.The 'GNC Live Well' store design offers a full line of supplements in addition to fragrance based treatment, shower and spa items.
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How much does it cost to open a GNC Franchise?

The investment required to open a GNC Franchise is between $149,722-$388,630. There is an initial franchise fee of $40,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the GNC name.

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When did the first GNC open? 1935
When did GNC start Franchising? 1988

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable Yes No
Payroll No Yes

Other Financing Source(s): Signage & leasehold improvements

On-The-Job Training: 80 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours
Additional Training: At corporate store

Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Ad Templates
National Media
Social media
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 65% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at GNC Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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300 6th Ave., 4th Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA


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