GNC is the world's largest specialty retailer devoted solely to manufacturing and selling vitamins and nutritional supplements. We have more than 4,800 company-owned and franchised retail stores located in all 50 states and more than 48 foreign markets.GNC's exceptional growth and success rates can be traced back to one man's dream. In 1935, David Shakarian opened a little health food store in Pittsburgh, PA., called Lackzoom, which specialized in healthy foods like yogurt, honey, grains and "health sandwiches."

Contact Information for GNC Franchising Inc.

Company Website: http://www.gncfranchising.com

300 6th Ave., 4th Fl. NA
Pittsburgh
PA 15222 USA Work: (800) 766-7099
Fax: (412) 402-7105

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Email: webmaster@gncfranchising.com

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Training Available:
  • At headquarters
  • At local location
Support Available:
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  • Internet
  • Purchasing cooperatives

Business Start Date: 1

Description: GNC is the world's largest specialty retailer devoted solely to manufacturing and selling vitamins and nutritional supplements. We have more than 4,800 company-owned and franchised retail stores located in all 50 states and more than 48 foreign markets.GNC's exceptional growth and success rates can be traced back to one man's dream. In 1935, David Shakarian opened a little health food store in Pittsburgh, PA., called Lackzoom, which specialized in healthy foods like yogurt, honey, grains and "health sandwiches."

Required net worth: $100,000

Total investment: $132,700 – $182,000

Cash liquidity: $85,000

Franchise fee: $30,000 – $40,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 600

Number of Franchises: 1984

Company Owned Units: 2693

Ongoing Royalty: 6%

Financing Available: Yes Third Party


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