About Our Cookies by Design Franchise

Cookies by Design offers a low-entry cost and scalable confectionary bakery and gifting franchise featuring custom, hand-decorated cookie bouquets, gourmet cookies, cupcakes, and other sweet treats.

Our Omnichannel business model combines a local bakery retail shop offering personalized gifts and local hand delivery with the online ordering site and a National B2B Gifting program. This gives each location a national selling reach with the charming option of neighborhood delivery.

For nearly 40 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 and provide local hand delivery sets us apart from competitors. Our customers are thrilled with Cookies by Design’s 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.

What We Offer

  • A unique omnichannel business model combining multiple revenue streams: ecommerce (cookiesbydesign.com),retail shop and B2B (Local and National Gifting programs)
  • Multi-Unit Development agreement or Single Unit Operation availability
  • Protected Territory
  • Cupcake by Design Co-Brand (cupcakebydesign.com)
  • Full Support and Training System
  • A Military Ownership Program for Veterans

You Are...

  • A vibrant member of your community
  • Organized
  • A hard worker
  • Optimistic
  • Ready to take on business challenges

Financial Requirements

  • $100,000 Liquid Capital
  • Net Worth $250,000
  • Start Up $120,000 - $220,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee $30,000

Preferred Development Markets

  • Greater Houston
  • Nashville
  • Northern VA / D.C.
  • Raleigh Durham
  • Salt Lake City
  • Seattle / Tacoma
  • *Other markets and re-sale opportunities upon request.

The Franchise Process

  • Submit the Initial Franchise Questionnaire and Financial Information
  • A Cookies by Design Representative will schedule an introductory call to answer preliminary questions and discuss the steps forward.
  • Receive and review the Cookies by Design Franchise Disclosure Document.
  • Your Cookies by Design Representative will schedule a follow up call to answer questions and discuss next steps.
  • Set up your business entity and start location search.
  • Visit Cookies by Design HQ in Plano, Texas for a Discovery
  • Once both parties agree Cookies by Design is a good fit, we hit the ground running to prepare you to be successful in the cookie gifting business.
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Franchisee Testimonials

“My Husband and I bought the franchise as an investment, what we didn’t realize is how much fun we were going to have”

- K. Hasty, St. Louis

“I purchased the store because I love, love, love the product”

- G. Chatham, Ft Lauderdale

“Nothing makes us happier than to hear stories such as how one of our gifts surprised a person on their milestone birthday, or how we saved a husband on Valentine’s Day from getting yet another box of chocolates as a last minute gift, or how a cookie bouquet made a new mom feel loved and appreciated.”

- S. Swartz, Chicagoland