Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet Franchise

Cookie gift business

When she lost her job, single mother Gwen Willhite had to figure out what to do next. Combining two traditional gifts'flowers and sweets'Willhite developed a new business: Cookies by Design/Cookie Bouquet. Each bouquet was arranged with custom-molded, hand-decorated sugar and cinnamon brown sugar cookies in baskets for all holidays and occasions. The company, which Willhite started in her home, soon grew into a chain of shops that began franchising in 1987. Within 10 years, Cookies by Design/Cookie Bouquet had grown to more than 175 shops in 115 cities across the United States.

by Design
offers a low entry cost and scalable confectionery bakery
franchise featuring custom hand decorated cookie bouquets, gourmet
cookies, cupcakes and confectionery treats.

over 30 years, Cookies by Design has been delighting people across the
US with a unique and delicious gifting

alternative to flowers.Our ability to create custom cookie bouquet
designs with a personalized message as well as provide local hand
delivery set us apart. Our customers are thrilled with
Cookies by

ease of service and creativity that delivers their gift with a personal
touch. We love being a part of people celebrations, special occasions
and life events.

start to finish our cookie bouquets are all hand crafted using our
sugar cookie dough, cinnamon brown sugar

dough recipes and signature icing creating an unforgettable, tasty work
of art. With over 300 unique cookie cutter shapes and thousands of
design options Cookies by Design’s potential to

deliver gift items that are unique, special & memorable are

by Design
has incorporated the business of gifting with the love of
baked goods into one successful

franchise. Combining the local bakery retail shop offering personalized
gifts and local hand delivery with the online
ordering site, gives each location has a national selling

reach with a neighborhood delivery touch.

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How much does it cost to open a Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet Franchise?

The investment required to open a Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet Franchise is between $90,000-$180,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    5 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    25% of initial fee

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Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet News & Press Releases

When did the first Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet open? 1983
When did Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet start Franchising? 1987

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Payroll No No

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30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5

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

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet 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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    Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet

    Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet
    1865 Summit Ave., #605
    Plano, TX


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