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Donation Concludes Nationwide 2011 Yellow Ribbon Campaign Fundraising Effort

ATLANTA - October 24, 2011 - Great American Cookies® announced today that the company has wrapped up its first ever summer Yellow Ribbon Campaign to benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund with a $5,000 donation. The check was presented to Jim Bugg, founder and chairman of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, during a special event on October 14th at Great American Cookies cookie dough manufacturing facility in Atlanta.

Great American Cookies' summer Yellow Ribbon Campaign kicked off on July 4th and continued through September 16th. During the campaign, Great American Cookies pledged to donate $2 from the online sale of every Yellow Ribbon, Uncle Sam Hat and U.S. Flag Cookie Cake to the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

"We're excited to be able to make this contribution to aid the important work of the Yellow Ribbon Fund," said Chris Dull, president & CEO of GFG Management, LLC. "We would like to thank all of our customers who purchased patriotic Cookie Cakes throughout the summer to help us make our inaugural Yellow Ribbon Campaign such a success."

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 hospitals. For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Fund, visit

Great American Cookies presented a $5,000 check to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. on
October 14th at its Atlanta manufacturing facility to conclude the brand's 2011 Yellow
Ribbon Campaign. Pictured (l-r) - Bob Cross (Vice President of Plant Operations for Great
American Cookies); Jim Bugg (Founder and Chairman of the Yellow Ribbon Fund); Chris Dull
(President and CEO of GFG Management); and Richard Hay (Brand Director for Great American Cookies)

About Great American Cookies® (
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, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

About Global Franchise Group, LLC (
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.

Media Contact:
Jacob Hawkins
Ogilvy Public Relations