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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® TO TREAT CUSTOMERS TO ONE FREE COOKIE ON NATIONAL COOKIE DAY – DEC. 4
November 21, 2017
HThe free cookie countdown is on! Great American Cookies®, the baker of the country’s most famous and most delicious cookies, will treat customers to one free* original chocolate chip cookie at participating stores on National Cookie Day, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer… Learn more

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY®/GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® OPENS IN PANAMA CITY BEACH
November 20, 2017
Here is some sweet news Panama City! Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookies is now open on Hutchinson Boulevard in the Dollar Tree Plaza. The unique shop serves Great American Cookies’ famous fresh baked gourmet cookies in a wide variety of flavors, brownies, Double Doozies (a special creation of delicious icing sandwiched between two cookies), Cookie Cakes AND Marble Slab Creamery’s made from scratch in-store ice cream with unlimited mix-ins and milkshakes… Learn more

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® BAKES UP PREMIUM DOUBLE DOOZIES FEATURING NEW ICING FLAVORS – REESE’S® PEANUT BUTTER, CONFETTI AND OREO® COOKIES ‘N CREAM
November 15, 2017
Get ready to crave Great American Cookies®’s latest creation – the Premium Double Doozie! The pumped up versions of Great American Cookies famous Double Doozies (two fresh baked cookies sandwiched together with delicious icing) feature new premium icing flavors – Reese’s® Peanut Butter, Confetti and Oreo® Cookies ‘N Cream… Learn more

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® OPENS IN BANGLADESH
September 25, 2017
Global Franchise Group® (GFG), LLC, the franchisor of Marble Slab Creamery®, is proud to announce the opening of a new Marble Slab Creamery in Bangladesh. Through a Master Franchise agreement with Shanta Holdings, Marble Slab’s fresh homemade ice cream with customizable mix-ins and ice cream cakes are now available in the capital city of Dhaka… Learn more

GLOBAL FRANCHISE GROUP® ACQUIRES ROUND TABLE PIZZA®
September 15, 2017
Global Franchise Group® (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick®, Pretzelmaker®, and Marble Slab Creamery®/MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery® announced today that it has acquired the Round Table Pizza® brand and all of its affiliated concepts… Learn more

FANS ARE “FALLING” OVER GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES®’ NEW PUMPKIN BROWNIE AND POPULAR PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES
August 28, 2017
It’s not even September, but people are already “falling” in love with Great American Cookies®’ new Pumpkin Brownie. The sweet treat features a Snickerdoodle crust, spicy pumpkin filling with white chocolate chips and is topped with cream cheese icing and cinnamon sugar… Learn more

CELEBRATE NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY (AUGUST 20) WITH FREE LEMONADE AT HOT DOG ON A STICK
August 11, 2017
You’re going to want to drink up this deal! Hot Dog on a Stick is squeezing out some fresh deals in celebration of National Lemonade Day on August 20. The All-American, beach-born brand is giving away FREE souvenir cups filled with its fresh, hand-stomped lemonade to the first 50 customers at each participating store… Learn more

IT’S A WHOLE NEW SWIRL WITH MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® AND MAGGIEMOO’S® NEW HAND-SCOOPED SHAKES – $1 OFF DURING SLAB HAPPY HOUR
May 18, 2017
Marble Slab Creamery® and MaggieMoo’s® Ice Cream and Treatery are shaking up their menu offerings. The super-premium homemade ice cream shops have launched a new line of hand-scooped swirled shakes and are offering the treats for $1 off during “Slab Happy Hour” from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK® TO STOMP AWAY TAX DAY STRESS WITH ONE FREE ORIGINAL TURKEY DOG ON APRIL 18
April 10, 2017
Taxes might go hand and hand with being an American, but so do hot dogs! On Tax Day, Tuesday, April 18, Hot Dog on a Stick is giving all customers one free* Original Turkey Dog to help America stomp away stress and “Stick a Smile” on its face… Learn more

26¢ PRETZELS TO CELEBRATE PRETZELMAKER’S® 26TH BIRTHDAY ON NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY – APRIL 26
March 29, 2017
It’s going to be the hottest pretzel party of the year, no doubt about it! In honor of Pretzelmaker’s 26th birthday, the handmade pretzel shop is offering 26¢ soft pretzels (original salted or unsalted) to customers on Wednesday April 26 (National Pretzel Day) when they… Learn more

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® FILES AWAY TAX DAY STRESS WITH ONE FREE COOKIE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS
March 20, 2017
Thanks to Great American Cookies®, one thing you won’t be exempt from this Tax Day is a free serving of sweetness. The national gourmet cookie shop will continue its annual Tax Day tradition by offering a free Birthday Cake Cookie to customers who stop by… Learn more

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES OPENS IN MIAMI WITH GIVEAWAY OF 100 COOKIE CAKES
March 14, 2017
One day. 100 celebrations. 100 free Cookie Cakes! Great American Cookies® is the place where the party starts and on Saturday, March 25, the new location at Dolphin Mall in Miami will be baking up a BIG grand opening party featuring the giveaway of 100… Learn more

SHINE ALL DAY WITH HOT DOG ON A STICK’S NEW BREAKFAST OFFERINGS – SAUSAGE ON A STICK WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND TATER TOTS
March 13, 2017
Good morning, or good afternoon, sunshine! Starting tomorrow, March 14, Hot Dog on a Stick will offer new all day breakfast items – Sausage on a Stick with Maple Syrup and Tater Tots. Paired with a fresh hand-stomped lemonade… Learn more

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® GEARS UP FOR A “DOOZIE” OF A 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH GREAT DEALS THIS SPRING
March 1, 2017
Great American Cookies® may be turning the big four-0 in June, but they are offering deals that are anything but over the hill in March, April and May… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK® AT SUNRISE MALL TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING WITH A FREE ORIGINAL HOT DOG ON A STICK AND LEMONADE FOR ALL ON THURSDAY, FEB. 16
February 13, 2017
Hot Dog! On Thursday, February 16, Hot Dog on a Stick the beloved all-American brand, will celebrate the grand opening of its new Sacramento area location with a free cooked-to-order Original Hot Dog on a Stick and fresh hand-stomped lemonade samples for all customers… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK® AT TOWN SQUARE MALL TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING WITH A FREE ORIGINAL HOT DOG ON A STICK AND LEMONADE FOR ALL OF VEGAS ON FRIDAY, FEB. 3
February 1, 2017
Grand opening celebration of Hot Dog on a Stick® at Town Square Mall in Vegas to feature freebies of the iconic brands signature made-to-order Original Hot Dog on a Stick and samples of its famous hand-stomped lemonade on Friday, Feb.3 … Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK® TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF LAFAYETTE LOCATION WITH A FREE ORIGINAL HOT DOG ON A STICK AND LEMONADE FOR ALL ON THURSDAY, JAN. 19
January 13, 2017
Grand opening celebration of Hot Dog on a Stick® at Acadiana Mall to feature freebies of the iconic brand’s signature made-to-order Original Hot Dog on a Stick and samples of its famous hand-stomped lemonade all day on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Lafayette location marks the first Hot Dog on a Stick in Louisiana… Learn more

DITCH YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION AT GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® WITH ONE FREE COOKIE WITH PURCHASE ON JANUARY 17
January 9, 2017
Because even one day without a yummy cookie is far too long, Great American Cookies® is encouraging the nation to ditch their New Year’s resolution on Tuesday, January 17 with one free regular cookie of the customer’s choice with purchase at participating… Learn more

ENJOY $1 PRETZELS EVERY TUESDAY IN JANUARY AS PART OF CUSTOMER APPRECIATION MONTH AT PRETZELMAKER®
January 3, 2017
Starting 2017 off on a thankful note, Pretzelmaker® has once again declared January as Customer Appreciation Month offering $1 pretzels* (Original Salted or Unsalted) every Tuesday in January during regular store hours. No limit! To add another great twist to the deal, customers who purchase the $1 pretzels, will also receive a coupon for free Pretzel Bites with purchase on their next visit…
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YOU STICK A SMILE ON OUR FACE! $1 HOT DOGS EVERY TUESDAY IN JANUARY AS PART OF CUSTOMER APPRECIATION MONTH AT HOT DOG ON A STICK
December 29, 2016
Frankly, our customers are awesome! To thank our fans, Hot Dog on a Stick is offering $1 Hot Dogs on a Stick (turkey or veggie), every Tuesday in January – no limit!* As part of the You Stick a Smile on OUR Face Customer Appreciation Month celebration, Hot Dog on a Stick is encouraging fans to submit pictures… Learn more

GO NUTS THIS SEASON WITH PRETZELMAKER®’S ALMOND CRUNCH PRETZEL
November 2, 2016
Pretzelmaker® is inviting customers to “Go Nuts” this season with its Almond Crunch Pretzel. The Almond Crunch Pretzel is made with a sweet toasted almond crunch topping that pairs well with caramel sauce. Its flavor profile fits nicely for the fall and winter and it’s expected to be a holiday hit with busy shoppers… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK® ASKS AMERICA: “WHAT TURKEY ARE YOU VOTING FOR?”
November 1, 2016
In an online poll not intended to ruffle any feathers, Hot Dog on a Stick is asking America, “What Turkey Are You Voting For?” Hot Dog on a Stick’s Talking Turkey Presidential Poll gives respondents a coupon for one free Original Turkey Dog with purchase* while having a little fun this election season…
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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® TO OFFER ONE FREE COOKIE TO VOTERS ON ELECTION DAY (NOV. 8)
October 31, 2016
You chose your candidates, now Great American Cookies® invites you to choose one free regular cookie* at participating stores this Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8). The national gourmet cookie shop, is offering one free cookie to people who show their “I Voted” sticker… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK® TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF THE FIRST HOUSTON AREA LOCATION WITH A FREE ORIGINAL HOT DOG ON A STICK FOR ALL
October 17, 2016
Katy, you are one lucky dog! On Thursday, October 20, Hot Dog on a Stick®, the beloved all-American brand, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Houston area location with a free cooked-to-order Original Hot Dog on a Stick and fresh hand-stomped lemonade samples for all customers…
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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® CELEBRATES WORLD TEACHER DAY (OCT. 5) AND NATIONAL “IT’S YOUR PARTY DAY” (OCT. 11) WITH FREEBIES AND DISCOUNTS
September 28, 2016
Great American Cookies®, the national bake shop, is offering some pretty sweet deals this October. On World Teacher Day (Wednesday, October 5), teachers will be treated to one free regular cookie with a valid school identification… Learn more

SPOOKY STICKS & PARTY PACK TRICKS ARE BRINGING EVEN MORE FUN TO HOT DOG ON A STICK® THIS FALL
September 20, 2016
Spooky Sticks and Party Pack tricks are bringing even more fun to Hot Dog on a Stick® this Fall. With a new online ordering platform, Fall Party Packs, and a special $1 “Spooky Stick” item offer on Halloween*, Hot Dog on a Stick has everything you need to make the most of the season… Learn more

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® AND MAGGIEMOO’S® TO HOST NATIONAL SCOOP NIGHT BENEFITING THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY ON OCTOBER 4
September 19, 2016
Marble Slab Creamery® and MaggieMoo’s® Ice Cream and Treatery is fighting blood cancer – one scoop at a time. On Tuesday, October 4 from 5 to 8 p.m., participating Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s locations will host “National Scoop Night” benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) with 15% of all sales being donated to the cause… Learn more

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® INTRODUCES NEW SWEET CANDY CRUSH™ INSPIRED TREATS
August 15, 2016
Explore the Candy Kingdom with Marble Slab Creamery! The super-premium frozen slab ice cream brand has partnered with King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, to introduce a new line of craveable Candy Crush™ inspired ice cream and candy combinations…
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PRETZELMAKER® CELEBRATES NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY WITH A FREE ALL-NATURAL LEMONADE FOR CUSTOMERS
August 3, 2016
Pucker up for a sweet deal from Pretzelmaker®! On National Lemonade Day (Saturday, August 20), the national gourmet pretzel shop is treating customers to its all-natural lemonade. Customers who visit participating Pretzelmaker® locations and show the coupon in the rewards app will receive a free small… Learn more

PRETZELMAKER® FRANCHISING HEATS UP THIS SUMMER WITH COST SAVING INCENTIVES FOR FRANCHISEES SIGNING AN AREA DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT
July 25, 2016
Pretzelmaker®, known for its fresh baked, hand-rolled and innovative pretzel products is offering a HOT summer deal for qualified franchisees. Global Franchise Group (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Pretzelmaker®, Great American Cookies®, Marble Slab Creamery® and Hot Dog on a Stick®, has announced a new incentive to expand the Pretzelmaker footprint across the country… Learn more

HOT DIGGITY! HOT DOG ON A STICK® FREEBIES FOR NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY (JULY 14) AND NATIONAL DRIVE THRU DAY (JULY 24)
July 5, 2016
Here are two doggone good deals! In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, Hot Dog on a Stick is giving away one free* original Hot Dog on a Stick to customers on Thursday, July 14. Customers will also be treated to one free* stick item of their choice at drive thru locations on Sunday, July 24 for National Drive Thru Day… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK® FRANCHISING STOMPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH NEW LOCATIONS AND AN AREA DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT
June 1, 2016
Global Franchise Group (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery® and Hot Dog on a Stick®, is bringing Hot Dog on a Stick’s West Coast vibe, famous hand-stomped lemonade and made-to-order stick items nationwide… Learn more

MARIO LOPEZ HELPS HOT DOG ON A STICK® RAISE FUNDS FOR THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY AT LEMONADE STOMP-A-THON
May 2, 2016
Hot Dog on a Stick is 70 years old and to celebrate its platinum anniversary, is aiming to “Stomp Out Cancer” by raising $70,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The iconic pop culture brand recently kicked-off its fundraising efforts with a celebrity lemonade Stomp-A-Thon featuring Mario Lopez of Extra and Saved by the Bell fame… Learn more

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® TREATS TEACHERS DURING NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
May 2, 2016
Its National Teacher Appreciation Week and move over apples, it’s time to treat teachers to a delicious ice cream creation! Marble Slab Creamery® locations are offering a $1 off entire purchase coupon available via the brands social media channels, email club and Slab Happy Rewards app. The deal will run Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 7. Teachers must present a valid teacher ID card… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK™ TO GIVEAWAY ONE FREE ORIGINAL TURKEY DOG ON TAX DAY
April 6, 2016
Doggone taxes! Tax Day can be a bit of a bummer, but not at Hot Dog on a Stick. On Tax Day, Monday April 18, the iconic all-American brand known for its hand-stomped lemonade and made-to-order stick items is offering customers one free Original Turkey Dog on a Stick*… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK™ TO HOST CELEBRITY LEMONADE STOMP-A-THON FOR THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
April 4, 2016
Hot Dog on a Stick is turning the big 7-0, and to celebrate its platinum anniversary, the beloved brand is on a mission to help “Stomp Out Cancer” by raising $70,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). On Thursday, April 21, Hot Dog on a Stick will host a Celebrity Stomp-A-Thon from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its original Muscle Beach location in Santa Monica… Learn more

PRETZELMAKER® INVITES CUSTOMERS TO SHARE A MESSAGE OF KINDNESS FOR A FREE PRETZEL ON NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY
March 30, 2016
Stuff your wallet with compliments, and dough knot hold back! In celebration of National Pretzel Day, Pretzelmaker® is offering customers a warm treat in return for sharing a warm thought on Tuesday, April 26. Customers who share messages of kindness on social media using the hashtag #warmthoughts and show it in-store at participating Pretzelmaker locations… Learn more

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® MAKES TAX DAY SWEET WITH ONE FREE COOKIE FOR ALL
March 28, 2016
Did someone say free dough? Great American Cookies® would like to put a little extra “dough” in Americans’ lives this Tax Day, but the kind with chips! The national gourmet cookie shop is continuing its annual Tax Day freebie tradition by offering a free original chocolate chip cookie to customers who stop by participating stores on Monday, April 18.* No purchase or proof of completed taxes is necessary… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK™ TO “STICK A SMILE ON YOUR FACE” THIS NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY WITH $.70 ORIGINAL TURKEY DOGS
March 22, 2016
For 70 years, Hot Dog on a Stick has been celebrating Something on a Stick Day pretty much every day. But, on the nationally designated day (Monday, March 28), the iconic restaurant will offer a $.70 Original Hot Dog on a Stick to customers… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK™ TO OFFER A $.70 ORIGINAL HOT DOG ON A STICK EVERY TUESDAY IN MARCH
February 25, 2016
Ah, remember the good old days when life was simpler and a great snack could be enjoyed for less than a dollar? Well, so does Hot Dog on a Stick™! In a nod to nostalgia and the iconic brand’s 70th anniversary, Hot Dog on a Stick is offering a $.70 Original Turkey Hot Dog on a Stick to all customers every… Learn more

GLOBAL FRANCHISE GROUP™ ANNOUNCES GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® AND MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® CO-BRAND INCENTIVE
February 23, 2016
Talk about a sweet deal! Global Franchise Group (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery® and Hot Dog on a Stick™, is offering a unique Great American Cookies/ Marble Slab Creamery Co-Brand Incentive…
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GLOBAL FRANCHISE GROUP™ OFFERS FRANCHISEES CONSULTING FROM NATIONAL REAL ESTATE, LEASE AND RENEWALS EXPERT
February 16, 2016
Finding and negotiating the ideal location for your franchise can be intimidating, but Global Franchise Group™ (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery® and Hot Dog on a Stick™, is helping franchisees by offering consulting from Andrew Margolick, a leading expert in… Learn more

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® OPENS IN MEXICO CITY
January 27, 2016
Global Franchise Group (GFG), LLC, the franchisor of Marble Slab Creamery®, is proud to announce the opening of a new Marble Slab Creamery in Mexico City. Through an agreement with JCM Group, led by Manuel Saidi and Julian Ramon Brito Cuevas, Marble Slab Creamery is now open in Gran Sur Mall, one of the most popular entertainment destinations in Mexico City… Learn more

PRETZELMAKER® BEGINS NEW ERA OF FOOTBALL PARTY FOOD WITH “FLING THE WING, BRING THE BITE” PROMOTION
January 15, 2016
Chicken wings have been a centerpiece of playoff game parties for the past 49 years, but this year, Pretzelmaker is urging football fans to “Fling the Wing, and Bring the Bite” by benching the messy old snack in favor of a new star player… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK™ TO BRING THE HEAT WITH NEW MOZZARELLA CHEESE ON A STICK WITH SPICY SRIRACHA KETCHUP
January 5, 2016
Move over pop stars, Hot Dog on a Stick™ has an even hotter new release – Mozzarella Cheese on a Stick with Spicy Sriracha Ketchup! To celebrate the launch of its hot new addition, Hot Dog on a Stick will roll out the red carpet and give away… Learn more

PRETZELMAKER® DECLARES JANUARY CUSTOMER APPRECIATION MONTH – $1 PRETZELS EVERY TUESDAY IN JANUARY
January 5, 2016
Pretzelmaker® is ringing in the New Year by declaring January Customer Appreciation Month. To thank customers, the national pretzel bakery is offering $1 pretzels® (Original Salted or Unsalted) every Tuesday in January during regular store hours… Learn more

HOT DOG ON A STICK™ TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF FIRST AUSTIN LOCATION WITH A FREE ORIGINAL HOT DOG ON A STICK AND LEMONADE FOR ALL
January 4, 2016
Austin, you are one lucky dog! On Thursday, January 14, Hot Dog on a Stick™, the beloved all-American brand, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Austin location with a free cooked-to-order Original Hot Dog on a Stick and fresh hand-stomped lemonade samples for all customers… Learn more