Global Franchise Group

FAT Brands to Acquire Global Franchise Group

Largest Restaurant Acquisition of 2021 to include Round Table Pizza®, Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick®, Marble Slab Creamery® and Pretzelmaker® LOS ANGELES (June 28, 2021) – FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: FAT) (the “Company”) today Read More »

Round Table Pizza Introduces New Charred Lemon Line-Up for Summer

The Limited Time Only pizza is part of a delicious new summer line-up including Charred Lemon Chicken Wings and Charred Lemon Chicken Salad  ATLANTA – July 1, 2021 – Introducing the “it” pizza of the summer! Round Table’s Read More »

Tax Day Freebies Are Back! Great American Cookies® and Marble Slab Creamery® to Treat Customers to Free Cookies and Ice Cream on Tax Day (Monday, May 17)

Great American Cookies® will offer customers one free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie. Marble Slab Creamery® promotion includes a Free Regular Ice Cream with Purchase of a Regular or Best Value Ice Cream ATLANTA (May 6, 2021) – After Read More »


Organization promotes Raphael Tomlin to Chief Supply Chain Officer and Jennifer Iglesia to Vice President of Purchasing  ATLANTA – May 4, 2021 – Global Franchise Group® (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Read More »

Global Franchise Group Debuts First Ghost Kitchen in Partnership with CloudKitchens For Round Table Pizza®

The strategic brand management company continues to champion innovation and franchise development as the Round Table Pizza footprint expands ATLANTA – Global Franchise Group (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Round Table Pizza®, Great American Read More »

Getting Back to Normal with National Pretzel Day 2021! Pretzelmaker® is Offering Customers One FREE Pretzel on April 26

Enjoy a complimentary Salted or Unsalted fresh-baked pretzel at participating locations on Monday, April 26 ATLANTA (April 14, 2021) – Last year was certainly twisted, but things are starting to get back to normal – including the celebration Read More »

Hot Dog on a Stick® Celebrates 75th Anniversary with $0.75 Original Turkey Dogs

LOS ANGELES – April 12, 2021 – For 75 years, Hot Dog on a Stick, the iconic beach born brand known for its made-to-order stick items, hand-stomped lemonade and bright striped uniforms has been sticking smiles on faces. Read More »

Round Table Pizza Introduces New Street Taco Pizza

The new Limited Time Only pizza features salsa roja, charred corn, zesty chorizo, crema, crisp tortilla strips, green onions and is served with lime wedges ATLANTA – March 29, 2021 – What happens when authentic flavors meet Pizza Read More »


Media Contacts: Kathleen Shaffer 470- 388-6170 [email protected]  The company ranks #58 on the list of the nation’s top employers and is one of the highest-ranking organizations in the food and beverage category   ATLANTA – February 23, 2021 Read More »


Media Contact: Kathleen Shaffer 470- 388-6170 [email protected] ATLANTA – February 2, 2021 – Customers always get the royal treatment at Round Table Pizza® and on National Pizza Pie Day (Tuesday, February 9, 2021), users of Round Table’s Royal Read More »

Annica Conrad

Annica Conrad
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.

Sam Patterson
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.