Highlights of Great American Cookies’ Item 19 Financial Performance Representations (2012 FDD) – Part 2
- Cost of Goods Sold includes costs such as the cost of food ingredients used to make finished products, shipping charges, etc.
- Labor Costs may include costs such as salaries and wages for full-time and part-time employees, employer contributions for F.I.C.A. taxes, federal unemployment taxes, state unemployment taxes, workers’ compensation, group health insurance, if any, 401 (k), if any, wages for contracted labor, expense of “help wanted” ads, employee training expenses, etc.
- Rent may include costs such as flat rent, percentage rent, common area maintenance, depreciation of leasehold improvements, depreciation of fixtures and equipment, real estate taxes, real estate insurance, utilities, etc.
- A franchisee may be a multi-store operator but counted in the 1-2 store category because of all of his or her stores, only 1 or 2 satisfied all required criteria [applicable to larger store categories also under the same rationale].
- The data below was taken from financial reports submitted by franchisees. The franchisor has not audited or verified these financial reports.
- There are other expenses in operating a store that are not identified in the table below.
- A new franchisee’s sales are likely to be lower than the results shown below and expenses are likely to be higher than the results shown below.