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Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170
Special deals will be offered in March, April and May as a lead up to a big birthday bash in June!
ATLANTA March 1, 2017 – Great American Cookies® may be turning the big four-0 in June, but they are offering deals that are anything but over the hill in March, April and May. To gear up for its “Doozie” of a birthday, the national gourmet cookie shop will offer sweet deals on its famous Double Doozie cookie treats, Cookie Cake slices, beverages and more.
Every Tuesday in March, Great American Cookies customers can take advantage of $2 Double Doozies – two fresh baked cookies sandwiched together with delicious icing. In April, you can get a free regular beverage with purchase of a Double Doozie and of course, there is the annual Tax Day cookie freebie with all customers receiving a free Birthday Cake Cookie on April 18 (more information to be released closer to the date). May will include:
“For 40 fabulous years, Great American Cookies has been encouraging America to Share the Fun of Cookies and to celebrate the lead-up to this milestone, we want to share great deals with our customers,” said David Kaiser, Executive Vice President of Great American Cookies. “Come visit us this spring and treat yourself to the fun of cookies!”
Plans are in the works for a big celebration for Great American Cookies’ actual birthday on June 22. More information will be announced via a press release closer to the date, but the day is expected to feature $.40 cookies all day long on June 22 and free Cookie Cakes for the first 40 customers at each store.
To stay up to date on the deals surrounding Great American Cookies’ big 40th birthday lead-up and celebration, visit our website, follow Great American Cookies national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook.
*Deals valid only at participating U.S. stores. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.
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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, 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.