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ATLANTA - May 9, 2011 -
Multi-brand franchisor Global Franchise Group, LLC hosted their 2011 QSR Conference recently in Dallas, Texas. More than 400 attendees representing the Great American Cookies®, MaggieMoo's
Ice Cream & Treatery®, Marble Slab Creamery® and Pretzelmaker® brands attended the April event to network with company executives, other franchisees and vendors. Attendees also discovered
new ways to grow their business through seminars on trending topics such as Social Media, Franchising Finances and Team Leadership/Sales presented by industry leaders.
"All of our QSR brands are experiencing positive sales and we're excited about what's in store for the rest of 2011," said Chris Dull, president & CEO of GFG Management, LLC. "The 2011 QSR
Conference celebrated our ongoing efforts to provide the best service and products for our customers as well as the collaborative relationship we have with our local store owners. We would
like to thank all who attended and congratulate the franchisees who were honored for their accomplishments and commitment to our brands."
Global Franchise Group made several major announcements during the Conference, including a plan to integrate MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery with Marble Slab Creamery in the near future.
The combined super-premium concept, operating under the Marble Slab Creamery name, will bring together the best elements of both brands including the standard of exceptional quality that
has become a shared heritage.
In addition to the integration, Global Franchise Group announced the promotion of Bob Cross to Vice President of Plant Operations for GFG Management. In this role, Cross will be responsible
for all operations of the GFG manufacturing facility, which produces products for both the Great American Cookies and Pretzelmaker brands. Prior to being promoted, Cross led all aspects of the
Great American Cookies business as the Brand Director.
During a special awards ceremony at the Conference, Global Franchise Group recognized many exceptional franchisees. Awards given at the Conference included:
GLOBAL FRANCHISE GROUP CORPORATE AWARDS
QSR Franchisee of the Year: Sean Falk
Hall of Fame Award: Lawrence J. "Doc" Cohen
Master Developer of the Year: Tim Getty (DRH Group, Inc.)
QSR Top Store Sales: Allen Fuss (Queens Center Pretzel, Inc.; Elmhurst, NY)
GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES
Franchisee of the Year: Gwen Garza
Marketing Excellence Award: Jeremy Roy & Bryan Selden
Highest Store Sales: Doughrollers, LTD, (Tyler, TX)
Highest Comp Sales: Jerman Cookie Company (Arlington, TX)
Highest Online Cookie Cake Sales: Pizitz Group (Metairie, LA)
MAGGIEMOO'S ICE CREAM AND TREATERY
Franchisee of the Year: Louise Becker
Marketing Excellence Award: Clayton & Kerry Arrington
Highest Store Sales: Jaime Vega (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Highest Comp Sales: Cindy & Chris Tobin (North Myrtle Beach, SC)
MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY
Franchisee of the Year: Mark & Rhonda Quinlan
Marketing Excellence Award: Jeremy Pool
Highest Store Sales: Leanna Duncan, Stephanie Duncan & Ryan Gaal (Toronto, Ontario)
Highest Comp Sales: Nizar Marediya (Houston, TX)
Franchisee of the Year: Sean Falk
Marketing Excellence Award: Judy & Dave Davis (Davis Management Group, Inc.)
Highest Store Sales: Allen Fuss (Elmhurst, NY)
Highest Comp Sales: Stuart Miller (Fayetteville, SC)
Highest Combo Sales: Mohamed Nagaty (Bartlesville, OK)
About Global Franchise Group, LLC www.globalfranchise.com
Global Franchise Group, LLC is a strategic brand management company with a focus on franchising. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes five quick service restaurant
(QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, MaggieMoo's®, Marble Slab Creamery®, Pretzelmaker® as well as two retail franchise concepts: TAF® and Shoebox New York®. The brands are
managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group, LLC. Global Franchise Group, LLC is an affiliate of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an independent investment firm,
with $5 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.
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