Cookies By Design

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

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Cookies By Design

Cookies By Design Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Cookies 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 a national selling reach with a neighborhood delivery touch.

Each retail franchise receives a protected territory to invest in and grow as a part of their respective community. The Cookie by Design shop is the hub of the local business designed to optimize the customers in-shop retail experience, while efficiently producing gifts to be delivered throughout the territory.

Cookies by Design believes the power of relationships is the best growth strategy both locally and nationally. Our overreaching goal is to make the connection between our purchaser and their gift recipient by using our creativity, superior product offerings and delivery processes. There is no feeling in the retail world that can top the feeling one receives when witnessing the reaction of a Cookies by Design gift recipient.

Company Details

Established: 1983
First Unit Franchised: 1987
Franchised Units: 58
Company Owned Units: 2
States Registered In: MI, WI
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Cookies By Design

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: Beginning with Cookie College at the Plano, TX corporate office, Cookies by Design's owners, shop managers, bakers and/or decorators are provided with the training needed to run a successful business.
Our comprehensive training course - Cookie College? includes 80 hours of production, marketing and operational training curriculum developed specifically for newly licensed franchisees and their employees. Detailed guides and assistance are available from day one.
  • Confidential Operations Manual, Design Manual, Baking Manual, Assembly manuals
  • On-site assistance and training for grand openings
  • Site selection, design and construction assistance begins long before the first cookie is baked.
  • Ongoing training and support materials in conjunction with product development
Other Info: Cookies are where we start but do not be fooled by the Cookies by Design name; we are at heart a gifting company. Our primary job is to deliciously convey the sentiments of the purchaser to the recipient. The opportunities to create custom gift experiences for our recipients are only limited by ones imagination.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cookies By Design Franchise.

What does a Cookies By Design Franchise Cost?

Cookies By Design franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $50,000 - $100,000
Total Investment: $110,000 - $215,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 3%
Average Number of Employees: 6
Item 19: No
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Cookies By Design a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Cookies By Design is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Cookies By Design a Home Based franchise?

No. Cookies By Design is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cookies By Design Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Cookies By Design franchisees make. Cookies By Design offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Cookies By Design a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Cookies By Design is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Cookies By Design Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Cookies By Design franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Cookies By Design Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Cookies By Design franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Cookies By Design Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Cookies By Design franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cookies By Design Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Cookies By Design franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Cookies By Design's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Retail, Miscellaneous & Unique, Food & Restaurants, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Cookies By Design Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Cookies By Design franchises for sale. We may have Cookies By Design franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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