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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

Marble Slab Creamery® and MaggieMoo’s® Ice Cream and Treatery is fighting blood cancer – one scoop at a time.

ATLANTA – September 19, 2016 – 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 a href=”http://www.facebook.com/marbleslabcreamery”>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 SocietyVisit 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 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 Candy Crush Sweeps.

“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 our store locator.

For more information on Marble Slab Creamery visit our website. You can also join the conversation on Facebook®, 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® – 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 KingVisit King
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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MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY OWNER REFLECTS AFTER 10 YEARS IN AIKEN

3/9/16 –

More than 15 years ago, Barbara Spivey and her husband, Dewey, were living in Peachtree City, Georgia, enjoying ice cream at a new Marble Slab Creamery at an outdoor shopping center almost every weekend. Spivey’s favorite thing to eat while out with her husband was a combination of coffee and cheesecake mixed together with cherries and pecans and, years later, the now Marble Slab franchisee said it still is – that’s when she’s not enjoying plain strawberry. Spivey and her husband moved to Aiken in 2002 after he took a new job in the area and decided to open up the ice cream store at the Shoppes at Whiskey in 2005. Barbara Spivey, then in her 50s, needed something to do after leaving her job as a director of imports for a company back home.

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TWO NATIONAL DESSERT CHAINS UNITE FOR NEW STORES IN MEMPHIS

3/8/16 –

Two dessert chains with a global presence will combine under one roof in Memphis. A co-branded concept between Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery is headed to the Bluff City thanks to a new franchisee. Carl Greenway purchased franchise rights for West Tennessee and North Mississippi, and now he plans to open two to three of these combo locations in the next 18 months. “I think it is a fantastic thing,” Greenway said. “The quality of the product is really good, and it is going to be a fun place to work, a place where people can come and have a good time.”

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MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® OPENS IN MEXICO CITY

1/27/16 –

Global Franchise Group announces the opening of Marble Slab Creamery® in Mexico City with expansion plans for additional stores throughout Mexico

ATLANTA – JANUARY 27, 2016 – Global Franchise Group (GFG), LLC, the franchisor of Marble Slab Creamery®, is proud to announce the opening of a new Marble Slab Creamery in Mexico City. Through an agreement with JCM Group, led by Manuel Saidi and Julian Ramon Brito Cuevas, Marble Slab Creamery is now open in Gran Sur Mall, one of the most popular entertainment destinations in Mexico City. The store offers Marble Slab’s fresh homemade ice cream with customizable mix-ins and ice cream cakes. It is the only ice cream shop in the area offering unlimited mix-ins for a set price. JCM Group has plans to open additional stores throughout Mexico in the future.

Marble Slab Creamery Mexico City is a large open store and is very accessible to foot traffic. The design of the shop has a modern twist featuring a digital menu board and an eye-catching video explaining the Marble Slab Creamery concept to customers. Located next to a bustling movie theatre and energetic neighborhood with homes, schools and offices, Marble Slab Creamery Mexico City provides a convenient and central location for people to satisfy their sweet tooth.

“Ice cream is extremely popular in Mexico, but it’s not always fresh and delicious. Mexico City is in for a real treat with the addition of Marble Slab Creamery,” said President and CEO of GFG, Chris Dull. “Marble Slab Creamery’s expansion into Mexico is another example of how GFG’s craveable brands are growing in popularity throughout the world. We are proud to now have more than 230 international locations in our all-brand portfolio.”

“Mexico City is a destination that has some of the best food in the world and we opened Marble Slab Creamery knowing people would appreciate our quality ingredients and delicious taste of our fresh ice cream, said Manuel Saidi, Partner of JCM Group. Julian Ramon Brito Cuevas, also a JCM Partner added, “We have received an extremely warm welcome at Gran Sur and we are far exceeding our expectations on consumer demand. We look forward to serving more customers and expanding the Marble Slab Creamery concept here in Mexico.”

Marble Slab Creamery in Mexico City is located at Gran Sur Mall, Periférico Sur 5550, Coyoacán, South Mexico City. Visit Mexico City website. Marble Slab Creamery has 136 international destinations in Bahrain, Canada, Guam, Saudi Arabia, Kuwaiton, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, and the United States.

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

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, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, and the United States.

About Global Franchise Group, LLCVisit Global Franchise
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 $7 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.

EVERY PLACE YOU CAN GET FREE ICE CREAM FOR NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

7/16/2015 –

National Ice Cream Day arrives this Sunday, July 19th, and you can celebrate by diving mouth-first into free ice cream.

Marble Slab Creamery

The deal: Get $3 off your entire purchase (one time only), when you use Marble Slab’s Slab Happy Rewards app.

When: All of July.

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MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® EXPERIENCES MAJOR TURNAROUND IN SAME STORE SALES, TRANSACTIONS AND AVERAGE UNIT VOLUMES

6/15/2015 –

After pricing restructure and improved customer experience, Marble Slab Creamery® experiences two years of significant and sustainable sales growth 

ATLANTA – June 15, 2015 – Marble Slab Creamery® is in a sweet sales spot. After restructuring pricing and improving the customer experience over the course of two years, the brand is experiencing a major turnaround in positive sales boasting a 5.8 percent increase in same store sales, a four percent increase in transactions and a 9.8 percent increase in Average Unit Volumes (AUVs) year to date. The increase in sales can be attributed to the national ice creamery’s unlimited mix-ins pricing which allows customers to add as many mix-ins that will fit into the ordered cup size or cone for a set price, increased messaging regarding its in-store homemade small batch premium ice cream, and emphasizing fresh baked waffle cones at no additional cost. Marble Slab Creamery’s sister concept, MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery, is transitioning and most stores have, or are in the process, of converting to the better recognized Marble Slab Creamery brand.

Ending five years of significant sales declines, Marble Slab demonstrated positive results in 2014 with plus 4.39 percent in same store sales and plus 7.8 percent in AUVS. The significant turnaround in sales is a testament to increased customer satisfaction and an overall increased value proposition. Unlimited mix-ins pricing and the quality of the Marble Slab product also helps the brand standout among the competition. With these changes, Marble Slab has improved franchisee profitability and better leveraged its supply chain. The brand has also experienced an increase in inquiries from potential franchisees and general interest in the concept.

“Marble Slab Creamery has always had superior ice cream and mix-in offerings that customers love, but we were always considered a small player in the national ice cream shop scene,” said Allison Lauenstein, vice president of ice cream brands for Global Franchise Group, the strategic brand management company behind Marble Slab Creamery. “We’ve improved the direction of the concept, reconnected to our customers and bettered the Marble Slab experience. We’ve worked hard to increase sales and profitability by emphasizing our differentiators and we anticipate continued results. We might be smaller than Baskin Robbins and Cold Store Creamery, but we’re coming on stronger than ever with our outstanding performance.”

Marble Slab is continuing to build on its improvement momentum and recently launched a new line of unique and inventive ice cream cakes in 10 over the top flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Overload, Chocolate Rocky Road Brownie, Cookie Jar Chaos, Snickers® Snackers Snuckers, Savannah Banana Fudge, Mint Chocolate Meltdown, Mocha Cappuccino Fudge, Raving Craving Sprinkle Cake, Visit to the Candy Shoppe and Strawberry Shortcake. To complement the launch of the new ice cream cakes, Marble Slab Creamery also introduced a new easy to use cake ordering platform, which will allows customers to quickly order custom ice cream cakes with personalized messages. The brand is also introducing new ice cream flavors this summer including Gone Bananas Coconut Cream Pie and Peanut Butter and Fudge and a selection of individual sundaes inspired by the new ice cream cakes in the Snickers® Snackers Snuckers, Cookie Jar Chaos and Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie flavors.

For more information on Marble Slab a href=”http://www.marbleslab.com/”>visit our website. You can also join the conversation on Facebook®, Twitter, (@Marbleslab); or Instagram (@marbleslabcreamery). Download Slab Happy, Marble Slab Creamery’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 Global Franchise Group, LLCVisit Global Franchise

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 $7 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.