New Bake-At-Home Pretzel Breads, Holiday Cookie Gift Boxes, Gingerbread House Decorating Kits, and Cookie Subscriptions Ship Nationwide for Delicious Gifts. Deals Offered for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. ATLANTA (Nov. 11, 2020) – Send the gift of fresh-baked Read More »
New vibrant and energetic branding and design reveal the future vision for two of America’s favorite destinations for sweets and celebrations ATLANTA – Aug. 31, 2020 – The future is looking sweet for Great American Cookies® and Marble Read More »
The limited release 310 Stomped Shandy features Hot Dog on a Stick’s iconic Hand-Stomped Lemonade brewed with Santa Monica Brew Works’ 310 California Blonde Ale SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Aug. 20, 2020) – Hot Dog on a Stick® (HDOS) Read More »
30-year financial veteran and acquisitions integration expert, Sam Patterson, joins the organization’s executive team ATLANTA – June 8, 2020 – Global Franchise Group® (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on Read More »
A new cohesive brand vision and store design brings the two concepts together in one delicious destination ATLANTA – May 14, 2020 – It’s a sweet dream come true! Great American Cookies® and Marble Slab Creamery® are introducing Read More »
Sales of new Cookie Decorating Kits and Cookie Gift Boxes go to LLS to help blood cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic ATLANTA (May 1, 2020) – Baking for a cause! The Great American Cookies® e-commerce program now Read More »
Foodservice veteran and seasoned restaurant executive, Paul Damico, tapped to lead the organization ATLANTA – April 13, 2020 – Global Franchise Group® (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Read More »
Chief Marketing Officer
Annica has more than 20 years of award-winning marketing experience and has been with GFG for 3 years. She joined the company from Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers where she was Vice President, Brand Development. In this role, Annica was responsible for the rebirth and growth in popularity of the 42-year-old eclectic brand through smart menu design and development, implementation of the Mellow Mushroom loyalty app and creation and rollout of its first online ordering system. Before her time with Mellow Mushroom, Annica was Vice President of Marketing for Mcalister’s Corporation and she spent the early part of her career at a prominent advertising agency in Mobile Alabama. She is graduate of Samford University in Birmingham where she earned her Bachelors in Marketing and MBA in Economics.
Chief Financial Officer
Patterson came to Global Franchise Group in April 2020 from FOCUS Brands where he served as Senior Vice President of Accounting. For the last eleven years, he was responsible for leading financials for Cinnabon, Carvel, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli, Auntie Anne’s and Jamba Juice. He directed the organization through the transfer and integration of all accounting back-office functions for Auntie Anne’s from Pennsylvania, McAlister’s Deli from Mississippi, and Jamba Juice from Texas to Atlanta and converted a brand-centric accounting structure into a shared services organization. Before his time with FOCUS, he was Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller for Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video (NASDAQ: MOVI & MVGR), Vice President and Corporate Controller for Republic National Cabinet Corporation, and Corporate Controller for Wolverine Tube, Inc. (NYSE: WLV). He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, holds a master’s in business administration from Auburn University, and is a graduate of the University of Texas, Tyler.