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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® HONORS VETERANS WITH FREE COOKIE GIVEAWAY

ATLANTA - November 8, 2012 - Great American Cookies® is honoring the brave men and women serving our country this year with a free cookie giveaway. On Sunday, November 11, patrons, either in uniform, carrying their military ID or proof of service, who stop by a Great American Cookies location will receive a free regular cookie of their choice. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

In addition, Great American Cookies continues to show its appreciation for Veterans with the Great American Patriot Program, designed to help members of the armed forces own their own franchise business. In its second year, the incentive program is available to qualifying veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military, and includes a 40% discount on Great American Cookies franchise fees.

"We're proud to continuously support our brave service members through multiple programs," said David Kaiser, brand director, Great American Cookies. "On this day, Great American Cookies continues the tradition by honoring their service with free cookies."

Great American Cookies has made generous contributions in support of our nation's service members. One such effort includes a recent donation of more than $20,000 to the USO, the nonprofit, private organization responsible for lifting the spirit of our armed forces and their families. Great American Cookies has also supported programs including the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which provides assistance to recovering injured service members.

To learn more about Great American Cookies and its Veterans Day offerings, follow Great American Cookies national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, join Great American Cookies exclusive CookiE-mail fan club at www.greatamericancookies.com or become a fan of the brand on Facebook® www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies. More information on the Great American Patriot program can be found at www.GreatAmericanCookies.com/Patriot.

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, Puerto Rico, 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®. 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.