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GNC Franchise

I am considering a GNC Franchise.
Does anyone own a GNC Franchise?
Was it a good investment?
Please elaborate.
Pro and Cons.

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Kevin Blank
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GNC has been around for quite some time now. I have never owned one but where I live they are everywhere. The best way to find out if it is a good investment is to talk with GNC about the opportunity and ask them for the FDD. The FDD will list all the current franchisees and you can call them and ask them what they think. They may not give you exact earning numbers but they may give you an idea of revenues and profit margins. If you find out you are not interested, they won't call after about a week or two because they have so many other inquiries to move onto.

Jan 8, 2011
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I looked into them a while back. Didn't seem like enough return on investment for my liking.
I just read that a Chinese company is trying to buy them out. Not sure how that will play out. I am not big on franchises overall so take what I say with a grain or two of salt.

Dec 8, 2010

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