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ATLANTA - September 2, 2011 -
GFG Management, LLC announced today the launch of the Great American Cookies Great American Patriot Program, designed to help members of the armed
forces own a piece of the American Dream - a small business. The program, available to qualifying veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military,
includes a 15% discount on Great American Cookies franchise fees. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global
The program is kicking off with a series of free online webinars in September hosted by GFG executives including Dan Benton, Director of International
Development. Benton, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a 34 year veteran of the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of
Lieutenant General. He has worked to grow GFG Management's franchise brands both domestically and internationally for more than 11 years.
The webinars will last approximately 30 minutes and will answer questions including: What sets Global Franchise Group apart from other companies? Why
is now the ideal time to become a Great American Cookies franchisee? What should I consider before opening a business in this current economy?
More information on the Great American Patriot program, as well as the schedule and signup details for the September webinars, can be found at
"The men and women of our armed forces bring an unparalleled skill set to small business," said Chris Dull, president & CEO of GFG Management, LLC.
"We're excited to launch this new program just for service members and we look forward to introducing the Great American Cookies concept to a new
group of passionate franchisees."
"Franchising is definitely a great way for former service men and women to utilize all of the organizational and leadership skills they learned in the
military." added Sean Falk, former U.S. Marine and owner of multiple Great American Cookies locations. "The Great American Cookies concept is based on
a strong business model with an exceptional product and is an excellent franchise opportunity for veterans."
Great American Cookies is also currently supporting the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. through the brand's first ever summer Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Founded in
2005, the Yellow Ribbon Fund provides assistance, including transportation and lodging, for injured service members and their families from across the
country while they recuperate at designated military medical facilities. Through September 16th, Great American Cookies is donating $2 from the online sale
of every Yellow Ribbon, Uncle Sam Hat and U.S. Flag Cookie Cake to the organization.
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 30 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,
Canada, 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
four 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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