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Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170
Global Franchise Group® announces the opening of Marble Slab Creamery® In Bangladesh’s Capital City of Dhaka
ATLANTA (September 25, 2017) – Global Franchise Group® (GFG), LLC, the franchisor of Marble Slab Creamery®, is proud to announce the opening of a new Marble Slab Creamery in Bangladesh. Through a Master Franchise agreement with Shanta Holdings, Marble Slab’s fresh homemade ice cream with customizable mix-ins and ice cream cakes are now available in the capital city of Dhaka. Shanta Holdings has plans to open additional Marble Slab Creamery locations throughout Bangladesh.
“The opening of Marble Slab Creamery in Bangladesh represents our interest in the burgeoning ice cream market in South East Asia,” said Chris Dull, President and CEO of GFG. “With the opening of this store, GFG now has 216 international locations and we look forward to working with Shanta Holdings to expand the Marble Slab Creamery brand across Bangladesh.”
The store, in Dhaka’s trendiest neighborhood, is in a new commercial building with a prime location surrounded by embassies, banks, schools and top tier residential areas. The store officially opened on Monday, August 28, 2017 with Marble Slab t-shirts for the first 500 customers. The location has been very popular as it’s the only ice cream shop in the area offering unlimited mix-ins for a set price. Marble Slab Creamery in Bangladesh is also receiving positive reviews on local online food forums and people are excited the concept has come to their area.
“Marble Slab Creamery’s fresh ice cream and gourmet mix-ins made me fall in love with ice cream again – so much so that I knew we needed to bring the brand to Bangladesh,” said Mayesha Khondoker, Managing Director of Shanta Multiverse, the subsidiary of Shanta Holdings that owns and runs Marble Slab Creamery in Bangladesh. “There is nothing that compares to Marble Slab Creamery in our country and the rave reviews of our customers prove just how special Marble Slab Creamery is to our community. From a quick ice cream treat with friends or family, to ice cream cakes for all occasions, Marble Slab Creamery in Bangladesh is the place to go.”
Marble Slab Creamery is located at 40/8 North Avenue, Gulshan 2, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Visit Marble Slab Creamery Bangladesh, and you can connect with the store on Bangladesh MSC Facebook and Bangladesh MSC Instagram.
Marble Slab Creamery has 136 international destinations in Bahrain, Canada, Guam, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, and the United States.
About Marble Slab Creamery® – Visit Marble Slab Creamery
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, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the United States.
About Global Franchise Group, LLC – Visit Global Franchise Group
Global Franchise Group, LLC is a strategic brand management company with a mission of championing franchise brands and the people who build them. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes five primary quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick®, Marble Slab Creamery®, MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery®, Pretzelmaker®, and Round Table Pizza®. The brands are managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group, LLC. Global Franchise Group, LLC is a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an independent investment firm, with approximately $9 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.
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.