FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170
ATLANTA (November 21, 2017) – The free cookie countdown is on! Great American Cookies®, the baker of the country’s most famous and most delicious cookies, will treat customers to one free* original chocolate chip cookie at participating stores on National Cookie Day, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.
“National Cookie Day officially symbolizes a shared love for cookies and the start of the holidays and everyone knows Great American Cookies is synonymous with both,” said David Kaiser, Executive Vice President of Great American Cookies. “By giving one free original chocolate chip cookie to customers on Dec. 4, we hope to share goodwill and kindness for the holidays ahead and celebrate the treat that put us on the map, cookies! Mark your calendar for Dec. 4 and visit us.”
From holiday-themed Cookie Cakes to dozens of delicious cookies in a variety of flavors, it’s no wonder the holidays is one of the biggest times of the year for Great American Cookies. Cookie Cakes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be personalized with an endless combination of designs, colors and unique messages. Customers may place their order online at Great American Cookies and pick it up at a nearby store location. For ease of shopping, customers may also customize and select a Cookie Cake in the days leading up to holidays, or on the actual holiday. Great American Cookies always makes sure there are enough Cookie Cakes to go around and they can be ready in minutes.
For more information about Great American Cookies and store locations, Visit Great American Cookies, follow Great American Cookies’ national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook.
* Available on Dec. 4, 2017 only at participating Great American Cookies locations. Receive one free regular chocolate chip cookie per person. No purchase necessary.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Excellent visual and interview opportunity. Media drops featuring Great American Cookies’ original chocolate chip cookies are available, as well as holiday Cookie Cakes. Great American Cookies representatives are also available for interview and in-store baking and decorating demonstrations can be arranged. Please contact Kathleen Shaffer at 470-388-6170 or [email protected].
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.
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.
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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.