The Cookies by Design franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.
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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com) The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.
The Cookies by Design franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the $150,001 – $500,000 investment range.
The Forbes ranking for Cookies by Design included the following assessment:
No. 4 Cookies by Design
Turns dough into cookie bouquets and baskets for holidays and various occasions.
Average Initial Investment: $162,250
Initial Training Hours: 72
Growth rate: –14%
Franchisor Support: C
Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:
Forbes Worst Franchises with $150,001 – $500,000 Investments
(With #1 being the worst)
#1 Dippin’ Dots
Concept: Franchisees sell flash-frozen beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice at inline locations, carts and mobile units
#2 Steak Escape
Concept: Franchisees serve cheesesteaks, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries mostly at quickservice food court and airport locations
#3 Commission Express
Concept: Franchisees works as a pay advance for realtors, turning unpaid commissions into cash.
#4 Cookies by Design
Concept: Franchisees turn dough into “cookie bouquets” and gift baskets for holidays and various occasions.
#5 Dream Dinners
Concept: Franchisees teaches in-person meal prep and sell measured ingredients for consumers to take home.
# 6 Avalar
Concept: Franchisees provides training and HR support for expanding real estate and mortgage businesses.
#7 DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
Concept: Franchisees offer remodeling plans and provides financing in some locations.
# 8 Golf Etc.
Concept: Franchisees operate golf stores that sell and repair golf equipment
#9 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill (Kahala)
Concept: Franchisees operate quickservice Japanese cuisine in strip center and mall locations
#10 Great Steak & Potato Company (Kahala)
Concept: Franchisees sell cheese steak & potatoes in mall and strip centers quickservice units
See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:
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