International Franchise Opportunities

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International Franchise Opportunities

Global Franchise Group’s franchise brands are experiencing excellent international growth, but opportunities still exist in many regions of the world. Our international business model focuses on collaborating with qualified Franchise candidates who have the opportunity to acquire the license to open and operate one or more of our franchise concepts in a designated country or region. The Franchisee has the option of developing the franchise business (or businesses) through their own subsidiaries and a network of independent operators.

A Franchise Development Agreement typically includes the following terms:

  • Initial Franchise fee
  • A clear description of the Territory covered by the agreement
  • Term of the agreement (duration in years)
  • Royalty rate
  • Marketing Support Fund rate
  • Development Schedule for opening stores

We encourage potential Franchisees to consider co-branding two or more franchises (typically ice cream and baked goods concepts) as it creates the prospect for increased revenues with lower overhead and operating costs. We also encourage multi-national license agreements where feasible from a business and cultural standpoint. We will negotiate favorable financial terms for both co-branding and multi-national license agreements.

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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.