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Kathleen Shaffer / kshaffer@mghus.com / 410-902-5053

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® APPLAUDS NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA®) RULING IN FAVOR OF ICING ON COOKIE CAKES

(Great American Cookies plans to send a dozen "Thank You" Cookie Cakes in support of the ruling to the organization tomorrow)

ATLANTA - August 5, 2014 - Sweet, sweet news! The NCAA® has ruled in favor of icing on Cookie Cakes. Recently, news broke that the University of South Carolina self reported an infraction involving "impermissible icing" on Cookie Cakes given to football recruits at the school. However, the NCAA® ruled that the icing on these Cookie Cakes is not an infraction after all. Great American Cookies, a legendary company that created THE Cookie Cake, believes that icing should always be permissible on these delicious and irresistible treats and applauds the NCAA® for listening to its sweet tooth. To mark this milestone, the NCAA® will be receiving a dozen delicious Cookie Cakes tomorrow at their Indianapolis headquarters.

Notes to Editors:

  • Excellent interview and photo opportunity - To request an interview with Great American Cookies representatives, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at kshaffer@mghus.com or 410-902-5053.

  • 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, 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 mission of championing franchise brands and the people who build them. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes three primary Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, Marble Slab Creamery®, and Pretzelmaker®. 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.