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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® SEEKS GREAT AMERICAN LOVE STORY

Most Romantic Tale to Receive Dream Getaway for Two

ATLANTA - December 19, 2011 - Great American Cookies announced today that the brand has launched its first-ever search for the "Great American Love Story." To enter the contest, participants are asked to share, in 200 words or less, their special love story. The Great American Love Story Contest will be open for entries through January 16, 2012. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

The contest will be conducted completely online, with submissions accepted only through the entry form available at www.greatamericancookies.com. Visitors to the site will also have the chance to help Great American Cookies select the winners by voting for their favorite entries online from January 17th through January 24th.

Winners will be announced on or around Valentine's Day when one Grand Prize winner will receive a travel package valued at $5,000, including a $2,500 Marriott® gift card, $1,500 airfare voucher and a $1,000 American Express® gift card. Two Runner Up winners will also be selected and will each receive a $250 American Express® gift card.

"Great American Cookies has been a Valentine's Day gift destination for decades and many of our customers enjoy customizing a Cookie Cake featuring their love story," said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing & operations officer for GFG Management, LLC. "We created this contest to provide a fun way for them to tell their stories to the world and we are looking forward to read all of the touching, and perhaps even funny, great American love stories."

Customers can stay up to date on all of Great American Cookies' new products and promotions by becoming a fan on Facebook® www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies, following the brand on Twitter® www.twitter.com/Gr8AmCookies or by joining Great American Cookies' e-mail fan club (CookiE-mail) at www.greatamericancookies.com.

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, 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.

Media Contact:
Jacob Hawkins
Ogilvy Public Relations
404-881-2339
jacob.hawkins@ogilvypr.com