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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY

In-Store Celebrations Nationwide Will Commemorate the Occasion

ATLANTA - July 25, 2012 - Great American Cookies® www.GreatAmericanCookies.com, home of the gourmet Cookie Cake, will celebrate the brand's 35th Anniversary by hosting a variety of events at Great American Cookies locations nationwide. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

As a "thank you" to their fans, Great American Cookies will be giving away slices of a giant Cookie Cake; a product which the brand invented in 1977. The company now sells more than a million Cookie Cakes a year. These celebratory events will be taking place all over the country throughout the summer.

Found on an old family chocolate chip cookie recipe, the first store opened in 1977 at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then the brand has expanded, now with over 300 stores in 31 states as well as Bahrain, Chile, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and soon to be opening in Puerto Rico.

Commenting on Great American Cookies' success over the years, David Kaiser, Great American Cookies Brand Director said, "We look forward to giving back to our loyal customers that have supported us over the years. This is a special milestone for Great American Cookies and one that would not have been possible without their support."

Great American Cookies' signature Cookie Cakes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be personalized with an endless combination of icing designs and special messages. By putting only the finest, fresh-baked goodies in our stores, Great American Cookies has set the stage for success.

About Great American Cookies® www.greatamericancookies.com
Founded in 1977 on the strength of an old family chocolate chip cookie recipe, Great American Cookies has set the standard for gourmet cookie sales in a fun, celebratory environment. For over 35 years, Great American Cookies has maintained the heritage and integrity of its products by producing proprietary cookie dough exclusively from its plant in Atlanta. Great American Cookies is known for its signature Cookie Cakes, trademark flavors and menu of delectable products baked fresh in store. Great American Cookies currently operates in mall-based locations across the United States, as well as internationally in Bahrain, Chile, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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® and Pretzel Time®, 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 approximately $5 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.