Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170


The Great American Cookies Celebration Spree – One day. 100 celebrations. 100 free Cookie Cakes for the first 100 customers!


One day. 100 celebrations. 100 free Cookie Cakes! Great American Cookies® is the place where the party starts and on Saturday, March 25, the new location at Dolphin Mall in Miami will be baking up a BIG grand opening party featuring the giveaway of 100 FREE Cookie Cakes and one free regular cookie for customers all day long*.

The “Great American Cookies Celebration Spree” starts at 10 a.m. and the first 100 customers will receive free Cookies Cakes celebrating various occasions. Think birthdays, anniversaries, wedding and baby showers, retirement, holidays, engagements, sports events, etc. All occasions will be “shuffled” and the first 100 customers to the new store will receive a free Cookie Cake of a random celebration. Regardless of the occasion, the Cookie Cakes are guaranteed to be fresh-baked and delicious. The party will continue all day even when the free Cookie Cakes are gone with all customers receiving one free regular cookie until the store closes at 9:30 p.m.

Great American Cookies at Dolphin Mall specializes in custom designed Cookie Cakes, fresh baked gourmet cookies in a wide variety of flavors, brownies and Double Doozies, a special creation of delicious icing sandwiched between two cookies. Great American Cookies is the original creator of the Cookie Cake.

For more information, visit our website, follow Great American Cookies national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook.


Saturday, March 25, 2017
10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Great American Cookies at Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33172

Free Cookie Cake and regular cookie valid at Great American Cookies Dolphin Mall location only. No purchase necessary. Limit 1 free Cookie Cake per customer to the first 100 customers and 1 free cookie per customer


Excellent interview and photo opportunity – Members of the media are invited to attend Great American Cookies Celebration Spree. Wonderful interview opportunity with Dolphin Mall Great American Cookies operators and customers. In-studio interviews and customized Cookie Cakes with your logo can be delivered to your media outlet. Please contact Kathleen Shaffer at [email protected] or 470-388-6170.

About Great American Cookies® Visit Great American Cookies
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.

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.