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GNC Franchise Application

If you are interested in operating a GNC franchise and would like to apply, please follow the steps below to submit our Franchise Application online.

 
 
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step 1: application checklist
 

To ensure that you have all of the information needed to successfully complete the application a checklist has been created to guide you in collecting all required information. Please have the following ready before beginning the application process.

Much of this information can be obtained from your driver's license, bank statements, school transcripts, military records, federal tax forms, articles of incorporation and other documents.

Please note: As part of the application process you will be required to submit a copy of your federal tax return for the last two years as well as a copy of your driver’s license.

Once you have all of the information needed, please begin the application process. Print Checklist

You can also print an application (PDF) and mail it to us.

 
Personal
Address, telephone, date of birth, social security number, driver's license number. Include information for spouse (if applicable)
 
 
 
Educational
Institution, address, dates attended, degree
 
 
 
Military
Branch, dates of service, rank, discharge status
 
 
 
Employment
Name, address, telephone, supervisor, dates of employment, job title and responsibilities
 
 
 
Financial - Sources of Income/Assets
Cash, salary, investment income, credit cards, stocks and bonds, real estate, IRA/401K plans, life insurance, personal property
 
 
 
Financial - Liabilities
Banks, credit cards, mortgage, taxes, settlements/judgments
 
 
 
Financial - Contingent Liabilities
Financial obligations as a third-party for leases, contracts, legal claims, special debt
 
 
 
Business References (Bank or Supplier)
Name, address, telephone, etc. (for the past two years)
 
 
 
Personal References
Name, address, telephone, occupation (minimum of five years)
 
 
 
Credit References
Name, address, telephone (minimum of two years credit history)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
step 2: your information

Please complete all sections of this form thoroughly.

 
LOCATION APPLYING FOR
 
 
SUFFIX*
LAST NAME*
FIRST NAME*
MIDDLE
 
 
SOCIAL SECURITY # *
-OR-
VISA #
 
 
DATE OF APPLICATION*
BIRTHDATE*
PHONE (HOME)*
PHONE (WORK)
 
 
CURRENT ADDRESS*
CITY*
STATE*
ZIP CODE*
TIME AT ADDRESS*
 
 
PREVIOUS ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
TIME AT ADDRESS
 
 
MARITAL STATUS*
Single Married Widowed Divorced
 
 
EMAIL ADDRESS*
 
 
COUNTRY OF BIRTH*
ARE YOU A U.S CITIZEN?*
 
Yes No
 
 
FULL NAME OF SPOUSE
SPOUSE PHONE
SPOUSE OCCUPATION
 
 
SPOUSE SOCIAL SECURITY #
-OR-
SPOUSE VISA #
BIRTHDATE OF SPOUSE
 
 
NAMES AND AGES OF DEPENDENT CHILDREN

 
 

 
 
 
HOW DID YOU FIRST LEARN ABOUT THE GNC FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY?*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
step 3: Business Plans
WHY ARE YOU LOOKING TO FRANCHISE A BUSINESS?*
 
 
HOW DO YOU PLAN ON ORGANIZING YOUR BUSINESS? PLEASE SELECT ONE.*
Sole Proprietorship
Partnership
Corporation
Not Sure
 
 
PLEASE PROVIDE THE NAME OF CORPORATION (IF APPLICABLE)

(NOTE: PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION WITH THIS APPLICATION)
 
 
WILL YOU OPERATE THE FRANCHISE BUSINESS YOURSELF? EXPLAIN IN DETAIL.*
 
 
WILL YOU INVEST IN THE FRANCHISE BUSINESS YOURSELF? OR WITH A PARTNER? EXPLAIN IN DETAIL.*
 
 
PARTNER’S NAME, IF APPLICABLE

(NOTE: PARTNER MUST COMPLETE SEPARATE APPLICATION)
 
 
TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THE FRANCHISED BUSINESS, AND SOURCE(S) OF FUNDS*
 
 
GEOGRAPHIC AREA/ ADDRESS OF STORE FOR WHICH APPLICATION IS MADE*
 
 
OTHER AREAS YOU WOULD CONSIDER (1ST, 2ND, 3RD CHOICES)*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
step 4: Your Experience

Please complete all sections of this form thoroughly.

 
Educational and Military Background
 
 
APPLICANT
 
HIGH SCHOOL
 
NAME OF SCHOOL*
 
DATES ATTENDED*
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HIGHEST LEVEL ACHIEVED
LOCATION*
 
 
 
GRADE AVERAGE
 
COLLEGE OR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
 
NAME OF SCHOOL
 
DATES ATTENDED
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DEGREE EARNED
 
HIGHEST LEVEL ACHIEVED
LOCATION
 
 
 
MAJOR & MINOR FIELDS
 
GRADUATE SCHOOL
 
NAME OF SCHOOL
 
DATES ATTENDED
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DEGREE EARNED
LOCATION
 
 
 
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
 
PLEASE EXPLAIN
 
 
MILITARY EXPERIENCE
 
If none, check here.
 
COUNTRY AND BRANCH OF SERVICE
 
DATES OF SERVICE
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HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED
 
 
 
 
DISCHARGE STATUS
 
SPOUSE
 
HIGH SCHOOL
 
NAME OF SCHOOL
 
DATES ATTENDED
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HIGHEST LEVEL ACHIEVED
LOCATION
 
 
 
GRADE AVERAGE
 
COLLEGE OR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
 
NAME OF SCHOOL
 
DATES ATTENDED
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DEGREE EARNED
 
HIGHEST LEVEL ACHIEVED
LOCATION
 
 
 
MAJOR & MINOR FIELDS
 
GRADUATE SCHOOL
 
NAME OF SCHOOL
 
DATES ATTENDED
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DEGREE EARNED
LOCATION
 
 
 
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
 
PLEASE EXPLAIN
 
 
MILITARY EXPERIENCE
 
If none, check here.
 
COUNTRY AND BRANCH OF SERVICE
 
DATES OF SERVICE
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HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED
 
 
 
 
DISCHARGE STATUS
 
Employment History
 
 
APPLICANT
 
CURRENT EMPLOYER
 
TELEPHONE NUMBER
STREET ADDRESS
 
CITY
 
STATE
 
ZIP CODE
 
JOB TITLE
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
 
SUPERVISOR'S NAME
 
MAY WE CONTACT?
Yes
No
SUPERVISOR'S POSITION
 
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT
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REASON FOR LEAVING
 
STARTING SALARY
 
ENDING SALARY
 
 
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER
 
TELEPHONE NUMBER
STREET ADDRESS
 
CITY
 
STATE
 
ZIP CODE
 
JOB TITLE
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
 
SUPERVISOR'S NAME
 
MAY WE CONTACT?
Yes
No
 
SUPERVISOR'S POSITION
 
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT
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REASON FOR LEAVING
 
STARTING SALARY
 
ENDING SALARY
 
 
SPOUSE
 
CURRENT EMPLOYER
 
TELEPHONE NUMBER
STREET ADDRESS
 
CITY
 
STATE
 
ZIP CODE
 
JOB TITLE
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
 
SUPERVISOR'S NAME
 
MAY WE CONTACT?
Yes
No
SUPERVISOR'S POSITION
 
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT
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REASON FOR LEAVING
 
STARTING SALARY
 
ENDING SALARY
 
 
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER
 
TELEPHONE NUMBER
STREET ADDRESS
 
CITY
 
STATE
 
ZIP CODE
 
JOB TITLE
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
 
SUPERVISOR'S NAME
 
MAY WE CONTACT?
Yes
No
SUPERVISOR'S POSITION
 
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT
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REASON FOR LEAVING
 
STARTING SALARY
 
ENDING SALARY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
step 5: Financial Statement & Schedules
 
Confidential Personal Financial Statement
 
 
ASSETS (IN DOLLARS)
 
 
CASH ON HAND AND IN BANKS UNRESTRICTED*
 
 
 
U.S. government and marketable securities*
 
 
 
Non-marketable securities*
 
 
 
real estate*
 
 
 
IRA/401k*
 
 
 
Cash surrender value of life insurance*
 
 
 
Loans Receivable*
 
 
 
Personal Property, present value*
 
 
 
Automobile(s), Present value*
 
 
 
other assets - itemize
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
net value of business*
 
 
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Please remember to attach your last two years’ federal income tax returns.
 
 
W2s* (File names can not have spaces or special characters):
 
 
 
 
total assets*
 
 
 
LIABILITIES (IN DOLLARS) BALANCE
OWED
MONTHLY
PAYMENTS
 
 
Notes payable to banks
 
 
 
credit cards
 
 
 
payable to others
 
 
 
accounts and bills due
 
 
 
real estate mortgages
 
 
 
unpaid taxes
 
 
 
unpaid interest
 
 
 
amounts due for
settlements, judgements
 
 
 
insurance premiums
 
 
 
other liabilities - itemize
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
total monthly payments
 
 
 
total liabilities
 
 
 
net worth
(Total assets minus total liabilities)
 
 
 
total liabilities & net worth
 
 
 
 
CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
 
AS ENDORSER, CO-MAKER OR GUARANTOR
 
UNDER LEGAL CLAIMS
 
OTHER SPECIAL DEBT
 
AMOUNT OF CONTESTED INCOME, PROPERTY OR TAX LIEN
 
 
Schedules
 
 
SCHEDULE AU.S. GOVERNMENT, MARKETABLE AND NON-MARKETABLE STOCKS AND BONDS
 
A
No. Of Shares/face value of bonds
 
description
 
In the name of
 
are these pledged?
 
monthly income
 
market value
 
B
No. Of Shares/face value of bonds
 
description
 
In the name of
 
are these pledged?
 
monthly income
 
market value
 
C
No. Of Shares/face value of bonds
 
description
 
In the name of
 
are these pledged?
 
monthly income
 
market value
 
 
 
SCHEDULE BREAL ESTATE OWNED
 
YOUR RESIDENCE
Date acquired
 
mortage holder
 
cost
 
assessed value
 
value
 
monthly income
 
market balance
 
payment
 
mortgage income
 
OTHER
Date acquired
 
mortage holder
 
cost
 
assessed value
 
value
 
monthly income
 
market balance
 
payment
 
mortgage income
 
OTHER
Date acquired
 
mortage holder
 
cost
 
assessed value
 
value
 
monthly income
 
market balance
 
payment
 
mortgage income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
step 6: Income Sources
 
Sources of income for year ended December 31, 2012
 
 
 
 
SALARY, BONUSES AND COMMISSIONS*
$ AMOUNT
PER MONTH
 
INVESTMENT INCOME
 
 
 
REAL ESTATE INCOME
 
 
 
OTHER INCOME
(Alimony, child support or seperate maintenance income need not be revealed if you
do not wish to have it considered as a basis for repaying an obligation.)
 
 
 
spouses salary, bonuses and commissions
 
 
 
spouses other income
 
 
 
TOTAL INCOME*
 
 
 
 
 
are you or your spouse currently self-employed?
 
 
LEGAL NAME OF ENTITY
TELEPHONE NUMBER
 
 
STREET ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
 
 
 
Legal History
 
 
Have you ever declared bankruptcy? Please Explain.*
 
 
Have you or your spouse been a partner or an officer in any other business? please Explain.*
 
 
Have you or your spouse been subject to any litigation or judgements? Please Explain.*
 
 
Have you or your spouse been a defendant in any suits or legal actions? Please Explain.*
 
 
Have you ever pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a crime other than a
traffic violation or summary of offense? If yes, please explain fully.*

NOTE: A CONVICTION DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MEAN THAT YOU WILL NOT BE OFFERED A FRANCHISE. THE NATURE OF YOUR CONVICTION AND HOW LONG AGO ARE IMPORTANT. GIVE ALL THE FACTS SO THAT A DECISION CAN BE PROPERLY MADE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
step 7: Release and Authorization

Please complete all sections of this form thoroughly.

 

I HEREBY AUTHORIZE GENERAL NUTRITION CORPORATION TO INVESTIGATE MY BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR PURPOSES OF EVALUATING MY QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A GENERAL NUTRITION CORPORATION FRANCHISEE. I UNDERSTAND THAT SUCH INVESTIGATION MAY INCLUDE AN INVESTIGATIVE CONSUMER REPORT, AS WELL AS A GENERAL BACKGROUND SEARCH AND AN INVESTIGATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANTI-TERRORISM LEGISLATION, SUCH AS THE USA PATRIOT ACT AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 13224 ENACTED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE INVESTIGATIONS MAY REVEAL INFORMATION AS TO MY CREDITWORTHINESS, CREDIT STANDING, CREDIT CAPACITY, CHARACTER, GENERAL REPUTATION, PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND MODE OF LIVING. ACCORDINGLY, I VOLUNTARILY AND KNOWINGLY AUTHORIZE ANY PRESENT OR PAST EMPLOYER OR SUPERVISOR, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY, CREDIT BUREAU, COLLECTION AGENCY, BANKING INSTITUTION, PRIVATE BUSINESS, MILITARY BRANCH OR THE NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER, AND/OR OTHER PERSONS TO GIVE RECORDS OR INFORMATION THEY MAY HAVE CONCERNING MY LOAN BALANCES, CRIMINAL HISTORY, AND EMPLOYMENT RECORDS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION REQUESTED, TO GENERAL NUTRITION CORPORATION AND/OR ITS PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES OR AGENTS. I VOLUNTARILY AND KNOWINGLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY RELEASE ANY OF THE ABOVE NAMED AGENCIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM FURNISHING THIS INFORMATION.

I UNDERSTAND THAT UPON WRITTEN REQUEST, GENERAL NUTRITION CORPORATION WILL MAKE AVAILABLE TO ME A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DISCLOSURE OF THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION REQUESTED, AS WELL AS A COPY OF A SUMMARY OF MY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS APPLICATION IS PROVIDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING A FRANCHISE AND/OR CREDIT, OR EXTENDING OR MAINTAINING CREDIT WITH FRANCHISOR ON BEHALF OF THE UNDERSIGNED.

I UNDERSTAND THAT, IF I AM APPROVED TO BECOME A GENERAL NUTRITION CORPORATION FRANCHISEE, GENERAL NUTRITION CORPORATION MAY RELY ON THIS AUTHORIZATION AND HAVE ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND CHECKS CONDUCTED DURING AND THROUGHOUT THE TERM OF MY FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITHOUT ASKING FOR MY AUTHORIZATION AGAIN.

THE UNDERSIGNED EXPRESSLY AGREE(S) TO NOTIFY FRANCHISOR IMMEDIATELY IN WRITING OF ANY MATERIAL CHANGE IN HIS/HER/THEIR FINANCIAL CONDITION WHETHER APPLICATION FOR FURTHER CREDIT IS MADE OR NOT.

THE UNDERSIGNED CERTIFIES THAT EACH PART OF THE APPLICATION AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS HEREOF AND THE INFORMATION INSERTED HEREIN HAS BEEN CAREFULLY READ AND IS TRUE AND CORRECT. THE UNDERSIGNED FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE GRANTING OF A FRANCHISE IS AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF GENERAL NUTRITION CORPORATION AND THAT THE FILING OF THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT OBLIGATE THE APPLICANT TO PURCHASE OR GENERAL NUTRITION CORPORATION TO SELL A FRANCHISE OR LOCATION.

ACCORDING TO THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT, I AM ENTITLED TO KNOW IF CREDIT IS DENIED BECAUSE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY. I WILL BE SO ADVISED AND GIVEN THE NAME OF THE AGENCY OR SOURCE OF INFORMATION.

A PHOTOCOPY OF THIS RELEASE WILL BE VALID AS AN ORIGINAL EVEN THOUGH THE SAID PHOTOCOPY DOES NOT CONTAIN AN ORIGINAL WRITTEN SIGNATURE.

 
 
I agree to the terms and conditions.*
 
 
Applicant
 
 
 
APPLICANT SIGNATURE*
DATE*
 
 
 
DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER*
STATE*
EXPIRATION*
UPLOAD SCANNED DRIVERS LICENSE*
 
 
 
Spouse(If applicable)
 
 
 
 
SPOUSE SIGNATURE
DATE
 
 
 
DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER
STATE
EXPIRATION
UPLOAD SCANNED SPOUSE DRIVERS LICENSE
 
 
Thank you for your interest in the GNC Franchise Opportunity. We look forward to receipt of this application and further discussing our franchise program with you.