Ready to join the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchise bakery system?
We are thrilled you are interested in a Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise! Our business model yields high-volume sales with lower occupancy and buildout costs than you might expect. We also have lower labor and food costs than typical food service franchises. All this adds up to a life-changing opportunity. Gigi’s is committed to making sure we choose the right people to join us in building Gigi’s Cupcakes locations nationally.
Gigi’s Cupcakes is the largest and fastest-growing franchise bakery system in the U.S., with almost 100 locations in 23 states and we are focused on domestic growth, particularly in the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest. We work closely every step of the way with franchisees to help them successfully launch their dream business to bring cupcakes to families in their local markets. If you’ve landed on this page, then you probably have spent time researching the Gigi’s opportunity. We would ask that you now complete the online Franchise Inquiry Form below; it will go directly to our Franchise Sales Team. Shortly thereafter you will receive an email to determine potential franchise opportunities in your area. We target cities with a trade area of 60,000 and above, although we make exceptions based upon other criteria. You’ll then be asked to complete and return our Franchise Questionnaire. Click here to download.
Soon after we’ve received this document, Gigi’s Director of Franchise Development, Mickey Skelton, a franchise industry veteran and key member of our corporate team, will call you. The first call gives us a chance to introduce ourselves to one another and address initial questions. We are a people-oriented business, and we want to ensure this potential business relationship is a great fit. We then set up a second call with a member of the Gigi’s leadership team, where you are walked through the FDD and Item 19.
Once we determine that you’re financially qualified, as well as a great fit for Gigi’s, we hit the ground running! We will invite you to a Discovery Day experience that includes an in-depth meeting with our company leadership team at Gigi’s headquarters. You will have the chance to meet our founder, Gigi Butler, as well as our VP of Franchise Development, Alan Thompson. We will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our new prototype store. This Gigi’s location features the most state-of-the-art equipment available, including refrigerated bakery cabinets and digital monitors. Once you’ve returned home, we will connect you with a local commercial real estate broker to help guide you through the site-selection process. Site selection is an extremely crucial portion of the franchise process, and we have invested considerable thought and research in identifying the ideal Gigi’s location.
Our team will guide you through the entire process of launching your Gigi’s to ensure that you have everything you need to make your new business a success. From the time you sign a franchise agreement with Gigi’s and identify a site, we estimate that your business can be open in approximately six months.
Thank you in advance for your interest in owning a Gigi’s franchise. We are looking forward to hearing from you and are excited that you’re interested in joining the Gigi’s Cupcakes family!