Tax Day Freebies Are Back! Great American Cookies® and Marble Slab Creamery® to Treat Customers to Free Cookies and Ice Cream on Tax Day (Monday, May 17)

Great American Cookies® will offer customers one free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie. Marble Slab Creamery® promotion includes a Free Regular Ice Cream with Purchase of a Regular or Best Value Ice Cream

ATLANTA (May 6, 2021) – After the year we have been through, everyone deserves a sweet freebie! Back and better than ever in 2021, Great American Cookies® is continuing the national bake shop’s tradition of treating customers to one FREE original Chocolate Chip Cookie on Tax Day (Monday, May 17) at participating stores.* The shop’s sister brand, Marble Slab Creamery®, is offering a free* Regular Ice Cream with purchase of a Regular or Best Value Ice Cream at participating locations. Both deals are not valid with any other offers and co-brand store customers must select one Tax Day freebie – sorry, no double dipping. 

“While taxes are never fun, there is something positive about the return of the Tax Day freebie – especially when it’s as delicious as fresh baked cookies or made-in-store ice cream,” said Annica Conrad, Chief Marketing Officer for Global Franchise Group, the parent company of Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery. “After skipping our Great American Cookies Tax Day tradition in 2020 because of the pandemic, we are thrilled to make Tax Day 2021 bigger and better with another great deal at our Marble Slab Creamery stores. We invite everyone to join us on Tax Day and treat yourself!” 

For Great American Cookies information, visit or follow the Great American Cookies social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For the latest from Marble Slab Creamery, visit You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter  or Instagram.  

* No purchase or proof of completed taxes necessary. Deals valid only at participating U.S. stores. While supplies last. Limit one per customer during day of promotion. Valid only at participating U.S. stores. No purchase necessary. Not valid with any other offers. Visitors of co-branded locations must select either a free cookie or free ice cream. Available in-store only. Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery are managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

Notes to Editors:
Media drops to your newsroom featuring Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery products can be arranged. To request an interview with Great American Cookies/Marble Slab Creamery representatives, or to obtain photos or graphics, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at [email protected] or 470-388-6170.

About 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 40 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 locations across the United States, as well as internationally in Bahrain, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

About 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, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Pakistan, and the United States. For more information on Marble Slab Creamery visit our website You can also join the conversation on Facebook®,, Twitter (@Marbleslab) or Instagram (@marbleslabcreamery).

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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.