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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES, MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY OPENING JOINT STORE IN BRASELTON

Is there anything better than free cookies and ice cream sandwiches?

The new Great American Cookies/Marble Slab Creamery at 6323 Grand Hickory Drive, Suite 100-E in Braselton, will hold its grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

And, yes, that means free ice cream sandwiches for the first 100 customers and 20 free cookie cakes at the top of each hour.

A ribbon cutting ceremony with music by a DJ will take place at 4 p.m. Officials said the festivities will also include a costume party for children and a cookie cake decorating station.

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MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® OPENS IN BANGLADESH

Global Franchise Group® announces the opening of Marble Slab Creamery® In Bangladesh’s Capital City of Dhaka

ATLANTA – SEPT. 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. The store’s website is marbleslab.com.bd, and you can connect with the store on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marbleslabbd/ and Instagram at www.instagram.com/marbleslabbd/.

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.

To find a location near you, visit our web site www.marbleslab.com. You can also join the conversation on Facebook®, www.facebook.com/marbleslabcreamery, Twitter, (@Marbleslab); or Instagram (@marbleslabcreamery).

About Marble Slab Creamery® www.marbleslab.com
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, LLCwww.globalfranchise.com
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.

GLOBAL FRANCHISE GROUP® ACQUIRES ROUND TABLE PIZZA®

Global Franchise Group® acquires leading pizza franchisor increasing GFG’s system wide sales to almost $1 billion and expanding the company’s footprint to more than 1,500 stores worldwide

ATLANTA – Sept. 15, 2017 – Global Franchise Group® (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick®, Pretzelmaker®, and Marble Slab Creamery®/MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery® announced today that it has acquired the Round Table Pizza® brand and all of its affiliated concepts (Round Table Pizza, Round Table Clubhouse and Round Table Pizza Wings Brew). The acquisition of this leading pizza franchise increases GFG’s system wide sales to close to $1 billion, and expands the brand building company’s footprint to more than 1,500 stores – domestic and international. Round Table has 440 U.S. locations in seven states and 10 international locations. GFG acquired the brand today, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

“Global Franchise Group has successfully grown both organically and via acquisition. We know how to champion brands and operate and support profitable concepts to take them to the next level. Round Table Pizza is an iconic pizza brand with a loyal consumer base, a strong franchise community and superior products – consistent with everything Global Franchise Group stands for,” said Chris M. Dull, President and CEO of Global Franchise Group. “We have high expectations for Round Table’s integration into GFG as it’s a ‘center of the plate’ concept, has over $1 million in AUVs for its traditional dine-in concept*, and has potential to integrate into our manufacturing facility in Atlanta.”

By acquiring Round Table Pizza, GFG increases its West Coast presence and boosts its corporate store vertical adding 70 new stores for a total of 140 locations. GFG plans to invest in menu and technology innovations, building out franchisee support, developing people and remodeling restaurants. With GFG’s proven track record of acquiring and building brands, Round Table Pizza will benefit from the organization’s franchising expertise and GFG will utilize its category leading brand synergies to drive sales, grow the Round Table business and add to the success of the GFG portfolio. The organization’s mission is to “Champion Brands and the People Who Build Them.”

“Round Table Pizza has become a standard in the industry and Global Franchise Group’s acquisition of our famous and respected brand provides market validation of a tremendous accomplishment by our employees, franchisees and everyone involved in the success of Round Table Pizza,” said Rob McCourt, CEO and President of Round Table Pizza. Jack Robertson, Chairman of the Board of Round Table Pizza adds, “Round Table employee owners have seen a dramatic increase in their equity over the last six years and this deal allows them to reap the rewards of their hard work and dedication to making Round Table pizza what it is today and getting the brand to this moment.”

* The following information can be found in Item 19 of the Round Table Franchise Corporation’s 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document. Specifically, the 393 traditional dine-in restaurants (of which 331 were franchised and 62 were affiliated-owned) had average sales of $1,025,448 during the 2016 calendar year.

About Global Franchise Group, LLC www.globalfranchise.com
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®, and Pretzelmaker®. 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.

About Round Table Pizzawww.roundtablepizza.com
Round Table Pizza was founded by Bill Larson in 1959 in the San Francisco Bay Area to create a place where families could relax and share a superb pizza. More than fifty years later, Round Table Pizza remains true to its founder’s vision with 440 restaurants across the western United States and the world. Round Table’s signature tagline, “The Last Honest Pizza”, describes its commitment to quality and authenticity.

FGB WINNERS GO BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE

At its third annual Franchising Gives Back celebration on September 11, the International Franchise Association will continue its recognition of franchise companies’ charitable programs and the impact they have on their communities. One winner in each of five categories (Spirit of Franchising, Newcomer, Enduring Impact, Support Our Veterans, Innovation and Impact) will receive the Gold distinction from the stage prior to the IFA’s Franchise Action Network initiative, where members visit their congressional leaders.

Thirteen franchises will bring home the silver in each category. Franchise Times, the program’s media partner, has profiled the winners selected by the IFA Franchise Education and Research Foundation here.

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IT’S A WHOLE NEW SWIRL WITH MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® AND MAGGIEMOO’S® NEW HAND-SCOOPED SHAKES – $1 OFF DURING SLAB HAPPY HOUR

Take a “Shake Break” with new Coffee, Cookies ‘N Cream, Cotton Candy, Snickers® and Strawberry Swirl Shakes

ATLANTA (May 18, 2017) – Marble Slab Creamery® and MaggieMoo’s® Ice Cream and Treatery are shaking up their menu offerings. The super-premium homemade ice cream shops have launched a new line of hand-scooped swirled shakes and are offering the treats for $1 off during “Slab Happy Hour” from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The new featured Swirl Shake flavors are Coffee, Cookies ‘N Cream, Cotton Candy, Snickers® and Strawberry, and customers are invited to create a unique shake with any ice cream flavor of their choice. Shakes are available in 12 and 20 ounce sizes.

The Coffee Swirl shake is a java lover’s dream with homemade sweet cream ice cream, coffee mix, a drizzle of Hershey’s® chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream. Cookies ‘N Cream is a dreamy combination of sweet cream ice cream, Oreo® cookies, a drizzle of chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream and more crushed Oreos. Kids and adults alike will love the Cotton Candy shake made with our famous blue Cotton Candy ice cream, a drizzle of marshmallow swirl and topped with whipped cream and mini M&M’s®. Snickers fans will fall for the Snickers shake made with sweet cream ice cream, chopped Snickers, a drizzle of caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream and mini Snickers bars. The Strawberry Swirl shake is a berry-centric mix of homemade strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, and a drizzle of marshmallow cream topped with whipped cream. The new Swirled Shakes are quickly becoming fan favorites.

While everyone can take advantage of the Slab Happy Hour $1 off deal, customers are also encouraged to download the Marble Slab/MaggieMoo’s Slab Happy rewards app available via the App Store or Google Play for even more exclusive offers and savings.

“When you combine our delicious fresh made ice cream, mix-ins and chocolate, caramel or marshmallow swirl offerings, you have a shake that is truly out of this ‘swirled’,” said Sarina Lindsey, Director of Marketing for Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s. “Our Slab Happy Hour deal makes our shakes even more irresistible so come take a shake break with us and taste what everyone is talking about.”

For more information on Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s visit our website www.marbleslab.com. You can also join the conversation on Facebook®, www.facebook.com/marbleslabcreamery, 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® www.marbleslab.com
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.

LLS THANKS MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY IN USA TODAY

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society would like to thank our Light The Night partners, organizations and teams who raised more than $250,000 in 2016. Their efforts are saving the lives of blood cancer patients and helping make someday today.

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SWEET KIDS USE SWEET TREATS TO HELP FIGHT CANCER

10/10/16 –

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – Sherri and Cole, two 5th graders in Montgomery County who recently became media darlings, are using their new found celebrity status to help fight cancer.

Sherri tore her ACL playing soccer and the sweet note of encouragement and affection that Cole wrote to her was so outstanding that it went viral. It even received air time on the Today Show.

Sherri and Cole held a charity cookies and cream party at the Great American Cookie/Marble Slab Creamery on Lake Conroe this past weekend, with the shops giving a percentage of the profits to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® AND MAGGIEMOO’S® TO HOST NATIONAL SCOOP NIGHT BENEFITING THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY ON OCTOBER 4

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: http://marbleslab.com/store-locator.

For more information on Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s visit our website www.marbleslab.com. You can also join the conversation on Facebook®, www.facebook.com/marbleslabcreamery, 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® – www.marbleslab.com
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 Societywww.lls.org
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 www.lls.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® INTRODUCES NEW SWEET CANDY CRUSH™ INSPIRED TREATS

Chocolate Mountains, Candy Clouds and Marshmallow Surprise Ice Cream Treats Bring the Tasty World of the Popular Candy Crush Game To Your Taste Buds

ATLANTA (August 15, 2016) – Explore the Candy Kingdom with Marble Slab Creamery! The super-premium frozen slab ice cream brand has partnered with King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, to introduce a new line of craveable Candy Crush™ inspired ice cream and candy combinations. Chocolate Mountains, Candy Clouds and Marshmallow Surprise bring the tasty world of the popular Candy Crush franchise games to taste buds far beyond Candy Town. All flavor combinations are available in a cone, cup, shake or cake for a limited time only.

Chocolate Mountains is a divine treat of Sweet Cream and Chocolate Ice Creams with fudge brownie pieces and rainbow sprinkles. Candy Clouds is a dreamy creation of Cotton Candy Ice Cream with Raspberry Sorbet, gummy bears and rainbow sprinkles. Marshmallow Surprise is a sweet combination of Very Yellow Marshmallow and Sweet Ice Creams with chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles. Rumor has it Tiffi and Mr. Toffee are big fans.

“Like the Candy Crush franchise games, Marble Slab Creamery is a tasty fantasy land where customers can use their imagination and cravings to create a memorable and unique ice cream experience – the combinations are endless,” said Allison Lauenstein, Vice President of Marble Slab Creamery. “Candy Crush is a pop culture phenomenon and our new flavors inspired by the game are sure to take our customers on a delectable adventure.”

To add to the fun of the new flavors, Marble Slab Creamery is also presenting the Ultimate Candy Crush™ Giveaway in which one grand prize winner will receive the Ultimate Candy Crush™ Prize Pack featuring $1,000 worth of Candy Crush merchandise. More information about the sweet sweepstakes can be found at http://marbleslab.com/CandyCrushSweeps.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Marble Slab Creamery this summer to bring fans a taste of the sweet and delicious world of the Candy Kingdom,” said Claes Kalborg licensing director at King. “Fans of the game can fully immerse their taste buds in the different flavors inspired by the Candy lands with these super fun, one-of-a-kind ‘Candy Crush’ ice-cream flavors.”

Marble Slab Creamery 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 location near you, visit: http://marbleslab.com/store-locator.

For more information on Marble Slab Creamery visit our website www.marbleslab.com. You can also join the conversation on Facebook®, www.facebook.com/marbleslabcreamery, Twitter, (@Marbleslab); or Instagram (@marbleslabcreamery). Download Slab Happy Rewards, Marble Slab Creamery’s rewards app, for free in the App Store or Google Play.

• Notes to Editors: Media drops featuring samples of Marble Slab Creamery’s new Candy Crush™ flavors are available in select markets. For more information or graphics, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at kshaffer@gfgmanagement.com or 470-388-6170.

About Marble Slab Creamery® – www.marbleslab.com
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 Kingwww.king.com
King Digital Entertainment is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. It had 463 million monthly active users as of first quarter 2016 across web, social and mobile platforms, and has developed more than 200 exclusive games that are enjoyed all around the world through its king.com and royalgames.com websites, Facebook, and mobile distribution platforms such as the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Microsoft Windows App Store and Amazon Appstore. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) in February 2016. King has game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Singapore, and Seattle, along with offices in San Francisco, Malta, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Bucharest.

© 2016 King.com Ltd. King, the King crown logo, Candy Crush, and related marks are trademarks of King.com Ltd and/or related entities.

Marble Slab Creamery a Top Consumer Pick According to Nation’s Restaurant News

5/23/16 –

NRN presents Consumer Picks — a comprehensive look at customer preference and restaurant brand strength. This annual special report is produced with WD Partners. Share your thoughts on this year’s results via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using #ConsumerPicks.

The following rankings cover the 112 Limited-Service chains in the 2016 Consumer Picks survey. Survey respondents rated the chains on 10 attributes, including Food Quality, Cleanliness, Service and Atmosphere. Those ratings created an Overall Score, which is weighted by the importance customers place on each attribute. Brands are ranked below by Overall Score.

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