FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170
ATLANTA – September 19, 2016 – Marble Slab Creamery® and MaggieMoo’s® Ice Cream and Treatery is fighting blood cancer – one scoop at a time. On Tuesday, October 4 from 5 to 8 p.m., participating Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s locations will host “National Scoop Night” benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) with 15% of all sales being donated to the cause. For the past five years, Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s and its parent company, Global Franchise Group (Great American Cookies®, Marble Slab Creamery®, MaggieMoo’s®, Pretzelmaker® and Hot Dog on a Stick®) has raised more than $1.4 million for LLS through its annual “A Bite for the Fight” campaign.
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a cause close to our heart,” said Allison Lauenstein, Vice President of Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s. “Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer, but through events like our Scoop Night for LLS, we are raising money to fund lifesaving research. Our delicious homemade ice cream and unlimited mix-ins will taste even sweeter on the evening of October 4th knowing your treat is helping to fight cancer.”
More information about the event can found on Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s social media channels (listed below). Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s is known for its homemade ice cream with unlimited mix-ins, free plain waffle cones and delicious ice cream cakes. To find a Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s location near you, visit our store locator.
For more information on Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s visit our website. You can also join the conversation on Facebook®, Twitter, (@Marbleslab); or Instagram (@marbleslabcreamery). Download Slab Happy Rewards, Marble Slab Creamery’s/MaggieMoo’s rewards app, for free in the App Store or Google Play.
About Marble Slab Creamery® – Visit Marble SLab
Marble Slab Creamery, a leading purveyor of chef created super-premium hand-mixed ice cream and the innovator of the frozen slab technique, was founded in 1983. Every batch of Marble Slab Creamery ice cream is fresh made in small batches in store using dairy from local farms and flavor ingredients from around the world. Today, Marble Slab Creamery is enjoyed by consumers across the globe with locations in, Bahrain, Canada, Guam, St. Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Guyana, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Pakistan and the United States.
About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Visit LLS
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit LLS. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
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.