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CELEBRATE NATIONAL COOKIE DAY WITH A FREE COOKIE FROM GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES®

In honor of National Cookie Day (Thursday, December 4), Great American Cookies®, the only cookies endorsed by Santa Claus, is giving away a free cookie to customers wearing Santa hats

ATLANTA - November 18, 2014 - Ho Ho Happy National Cookie Day! On Thursday, December 4th, Great American Cookies®, the only brand endorsed by Santa Claus, will provide a free original chocolate chip cookie to customers who stop by participating stores wearing Santa hats. Just in case you don't have an extra Santa hat in your closet this holiday, a downloadable cut and paste hat can be found on the Great American Cookies Facebook page: www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies. No purchase is necessary.*

"Cookie companies have been asking me to be their spokesman for a thousand years. I always told my agent I wouldn't do it unless it's a product I can truly get my sleigh behind, but Great American Cookies is the real deal," said Claus. "National Cookie Day is my second favorite day of the year (besides Christmas of course), and I'm inviting everyone to taste the wholesomeness of Great American Cookies in celebration."

During National Cookie month, Santa Claus made an early one-day only appearance to make a special public announcement. At a press conference held at a Great American Cookies location, Claus declared the brand as his favorite cookies of all time. Also in attendance was Mrs. Claus, who came clean about never actually baking her own cookies, but buying them from Great American Cookies instead. To view Santa's announcement, click here.

"Great American Cookies is all about sharing the fun and merriment of National Cookie Day and now that we have Santa's support, we couldn't be jollier," said David Kaiser, vice president, Great American Cookies. "We celebrate cookies year round, but this holiday season we'd also like to remind people that Great American Cookies make great gifts for friends and family and Cookie Cakes for all holiday gatherings - much tastier than fruit cakes and figgy pudding."

For more information about Great American Cookies and store locations, visit www.greatamericancookies.com, follow Great American Cookies' national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies.

*While supplies last. Limit one per customer during day of promotion. Counts vary by store. Valid only at participating U.S. stores. No purchase necessary. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

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  • To request an interview with Great American Cookies representatives, or to obtain photos or graphics, 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, Chile, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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