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Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170
Teachers score a free original cookie on World Teacher Day (Oct. 5) and customers receive $6 off a Cookie Cake on National It’s Your Party Day (Oct. 11)
ATLANTA – September 28, 2016 – Great American Cookies®, the national bake shop, is offering some pretty sweet deals this October. On World Teacher Day (Wednesday, October 5), teachers will be treated to one free regular cookie with a valid school identification card.* On National “It’s Your Party Day,” all customers can celebrate with a $6 Cookie Cake discount* – the most generous Cookie Cake offer in Great American Cookies’ history.* No purchase necessary.
“Teachers, it’s time to trade those apples for a delicious fresh baked cookie of your choice on World Teacher Day,” said David Kaiser, Executive Vice President, Great American Cookies. “With both our World Teacher Day and It’s Your Party promotions, we want people to take time to treat themselves and it’s our way of showing how much we value and appreciate our customers. We’re looking forward to thanking teachers on October 5th and we hope everyone takes advantage of our great Cookie Cake offer on October 11.”
To take advantage of the “It’s Your Party Day” $6 off a Cookie Cake offer, customers may download the Great American Cookie’s app via the App Store or Google Play or signup for the Great American Cookies email list.
*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. Must present valid teacher identification for the World Teacher Day promotion. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.
Notes to Editors:
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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, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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.