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.

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

The estimated investment required to open a Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet Franchise is between $90,000-$180,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $12,500-$35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $90,000-$180,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $12,500-$35,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    6%
  • Advertising Fee:
  • 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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Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Marketing
Ad slicks, National media

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
    1865 Summit Ave., #605
    Plano, TX
    75074

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