Start a Franchise

cookiesEileen’s Cookies has been franchising since 1994. Individual franchises are available for a single Eileen’s Colossal Cookies at a designated location.

All franchisees will go through the company training program at a designated corporate store. The cost of the initial training is included in your franchise fee; however, those costs connected with your travel and lodging will be at your expense.

To find out more please review our FAQs or take the next step and apply for a franchise today. Simply download our Franchise Application Form (PDF), print out, fill in, and submit it to:

Attn: Franchise Director
Eileen’s Colossal Cookies
2727 W. 2nd Street, Ste. 322
Hastings, NE 68901

email: tonyharman@eileenscookies.com

FAQs

What is the total investment?

The estimated costs of opening an Eileen’s Colossal Cookies franchise is between $182,000 and $214,000. This estimate includes the franchise fee, as well as all other costs to open.

How long before I can begin operating as an Eileen’s Colossal Cookies franchise owner?

Usually 6-8 months, depending on a number of variables, including financing (if required), site selection, remodeling time, and obtaining licenses and permits.

Does Eileen’s Colossal Cookies offer a finance program?

No. Each franchise owner is responsible for arranging the financing. This usually starts with your local banker.

Do I receive guidance on the purchase of inventory and supplies?

Yes. Headquarters will provide complete specifications and guidance for purchasing all products and supplies.

What is the charge for continuing service and royalty?

The continuing services and royalty fee is six (6%) of the total gross receipts.

How will I find a location?

Headquarters will assist in finding an appropriate location, as well as providing store guidelines and specifications.

Will my territory be protected?

Yes. Each franchise owner is allotted an area in which no other franchise is awarded.

Do I receive assistance in opening my business?

Yes. In addition to your initial training period, Headquarters will send a team of Operations Specialists to work with you at your unit for approximately seven (7) days when you are ready to open.

What form of continuing operational guidance will I receive?

First of all, you will receive the Eileen’s Colossal Cookies Operating Manual covering the many important facets of your business operation. As the manual is updated, revisions will be made available to you. You will receive ongoing correspondence by our Operations Specialist who will consult with you and offer useful advice and counsel on the effective operation of your Eileen’s Colossal Cookies franchise. You will also receive guidance and support for all sales and promotional activities.

How much can I earn as an Eileen’s Colossal Cookies franchisee?

The income can vary in different cities, and depends on several factors. We are prohibited from making earnings projections for franchised units, but can provide company financials for your review and analysis. Also, the name of our other franchisees will be made available for you to contact.

Can I sell my Eileen’s Colossal Cookies franchise?

Yes. Like any other business, your business can be sold to any buyer approved by the company. There is a transfer fee for administrative, legal and training expenses.

As the franchisee, do I also need to be the general manager?

Eileen’s Colossal Cookies requires you to be the store manager involved in the day-to-day operations. We have found this to be a necessity for your success.