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Franchise Ownership

How can you own the Sweetest Franchise in Town?

Application
We ask you to fill out the application and personal financial statement found in the Application section. We will review the application and the personal financial statement to determine your suitability as a franchisee.

Beginning Interview
If our review of your application is favorable, you will be contacted by a Cookies by Design representative to discuss your interest in operating your own location. At this time we will outline the possibilities available to you as a franchisee, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Disclosure Document
Following the successful completion of the interview, a Franchise Disclosure Document will be sent to you. After reviewing these documents, you and the Cookies by Design representative will begin discussing the details of the Franchise Agreement, including your territory.

Discovery Day
After reviewing and discussing the franchise agreement a Discovery Day will be scheduled to give the franchise candidate the opportunity to meet face to face with the Cookies by Design corporate staff and executives to ask any questions and insure compatibility.

Decision
Once you and Cookies by Design have made the decision to enter into a Franchise Agreement, a completed Franchise Agreement will be sent to you for your execution. The initial franchise fee is due upon execution of the Agreement.

Evolution of Your location
Welcome to Cookies by Design®!
This is where the excitement really begins. Once you have executed your Franchise Agreement, your Cookies by Design representative will begin assisting you with the various steps of the site development process, including:

  • Choosing a location - We will send you information to assist you in locating a site for your store.
  • Location Design - Our franchise department will assist you throughout the planning and construction process by providing answers to your construction questions, referrals to suppliers, and assisting you in scheduling the opening of your store. All construction must be approved.
  • Purchasing equipment - Included in the Pre-opening Manual you will find a listing of major equipment needed, including detailed specifications, vendor names, and estimated prices.
  • Initial staffing and marketing. – Develop along with you a strategic hiring and marketing plan for your new location.

Final Preparation
You will attend Cookie College® in Plano, Texas to learn how to operate and market your Cookies by Design location. This training course, which includes both production and operational training, is a hands on course designed to prepare you for operating a Cookies by Design shop.