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Gourmet bake shop Great American Cookies® added to existing Marble Slab Creamery® on Hutchinson Blvd.
Panama City, Florida (November 20, 2017) – Here is some sweet news Panama City! Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookies is now open on Hutchinson Boulevard in the Dollar Tree Plaza. The unique shop serves Great American Cookies’ famous fresh baked gourmet cookies in a wide variety of flavors, brownies, Double Doozies (a special creation of delicious icing sandwiched between two cookies), Cookie Cakes AND Marble Slab Creamery’s made from scratch in-store ice cream with unlimited mix-ins and milkshakes. The store is operated by Vick Patel and Shri Ganesh PCB, LLC. The new co-brand store was an existing Marble Slab Creamery which has been open for 6 years.
“We are thrilled that Vick and Shri Ganesh, LLC made the delicious decision to add Great American Cookies to their popular Marble Slab Creamery in Panama City Beach,” said David Kaiser, Executive Vice President of Great American Cookies. “Cookies and ice cream go hand in hand and we know the new store will be the area’s go-to destination for celebrations and treats.”
The store is located at 9956 Hutchinson Boulevard, Panama City, FL 32407. The store officially opened on November 9, 2017 and offers a year round discount for locals: Buy One Get One on ice cream, cookies, brownies and Double Doozies and 20% off Cookie Cakes and Ice Cream Cakes.Visit the store’s Facebook page.
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.
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, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Guyana, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Bangladesh and the United States.
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.