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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® AND MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® INTRODUCE MAGICAL NEW PRODUCTS IN CELEBRATION OF MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION MOVIE PREMIERE

Rainbow Magic Ice Cream, Find Your Sparkle Cookie Cakes and Take & Decorate Cookie Kits were created exclusively for the movie premiere and are available at locations nationwide 

ATLANTA – Oct. 4, 2021 – Hello Everypony! Great American Cookies® and Marble Slab Creamery® have launched a line of magical new products in celebration of the new My Little Pony: A New Generation movie which premiered on September 24, 2021. Marble Slab Creamery is offering Rainbow Magic Ice Cream with a free color changing spoon and sticker pack while Great American Cookies has launched Find Your Sparkle Cookie Cakes and Take & Decorate Cookie Kits with free MY LITTLE PONY sticker packs. They make for the finest treats in all Equestria. 

Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery partnered with eOne, Hasbro’s global entertainment studio to create the MY LITTLE PONY line for the premiere of the film. Great American Cookies’ Find Your Sparkle Cookie Cake is decorated with bright rainbows, fun colors and a “Find Your Sparkle” message. The Cookie Cake retails for $32.99. Find Your Sparkle Take & Decorate Cookies includes 6 stars and 6 rainbow cutouts and comes with white, blue, orange, pink icing, sprinkles and M&M’S candies®. The kit retails for $29.99 and can be purchased at Great American Cookies shops or through the brand’s e-commerce program at https://send.greatamericancookies.com/product/find-your-sparkle-cookie-decorating-kit/. Marble Slab Creamery’s Rainbow Magic Ice Cream is a mix of strawberry, blue cotton candy and very yellow marshmallow flavors and is served in a white chocolate dipped rainbow sprinkle waffle cone or bowl. It retails for $5.99 for a Regular size and is available at shops across the U.S. The MY LITTLE PONY line is available through October 30, 2021. 

“Like the magic of My Little Pony: A New Generation, Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery make sweet dreams come true for children and adults alike,” said Annica Conrad, Chief Marketing Officer for FAT Brand’s QSR Division. “Connecting with the interests, values and life of our customers is important to us and our MY LITTLE PONY line is a great example of how playful and imaginative these two great brands are.”  

In My Little Pony: A New Generation, the unimaginable has happened. Equestria has lost its magic! Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi are no longer friends and now live separated by species. But idealistic Earth Pony Sunny (Vanessa Hudgens) is determined to find a way to bring enchantment and unity back to their world. Teaming up with open-hearted Unicorn Izzy (Kimiko Glenn), the pair travel to faraway lands where they encounter the likes of charismatic and brave Pegasi Pipp (Sofia Carson) and Zipp (Liza Koshy) and the ever-responsible fellow Earth Pony Hitch (James Marsden). Their mission is full of misadventures, but these new best friends each possess their own unique and special gifts that may be just what this ponyverse needs to restore magic and prove that even little ponies can make a big difference. 

“The MY LITTLE PONY brand is all about friendship and bringing people together – and what brings people together more than a sweet treat the whole family can enjoy,” said Casey Collins, Head of Global Licensed Consumer Products at Hasbro. “Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery have created delicious treats inspired by MY LITTLE PONY that show off how much fun cookies and ice cream can be.”

For more information about the movie visit www.mylittlepony.hasbro.com, www.facebook.com/mylittlepony, or  www.instagram.com/mylittlepony, #MyLittlePonyANewGen. 

* My Little Pony is a registered trademark of Hasbro

About Great American Cookies® www.greatamericancookies.com
Founded on a family chocolate chip cookie recipe in 1977, Great American Cookies believes that pure, simple delight is part of living a full life. Serving the original Cookie Cake, fresh baked cookies in a variety of flavors, brownies and Double Doozies™, we promise to treat you to bites of bliss that prove how sweet life can be. With more than 370 bakeries across the country and internationally in Bahrain, Guam, Saudi Arabia, and treats available to ship right to your door, the sweet spot is always close to home. For more information about Great American Cookies and store locations, visit www.greatamericancookies.com, follow Great American Cookies’ national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies

About Marble Slab Creamery® www.marbleslab.com
Since dreaming-up the frozen slab technique and serving fresh homemade, small-batch ice cream in store since 1983, Marble Slab Creamery has always known how to dream big. We sprinkle our customers with imagination and promise to inspire with infinite ice cream possibilities to feed your curiosity and capture cravings. With our free unlimited mix-in philosophy, delicious ice cream and shakes in a variety of flavors, hand-rolled waffle cones, and ice cream cakes, imagination has no limits. Today, Marble Slab Creamery is enjoyed by consumers across the globe with locations in, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Canada, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the United States.

About Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) 

Entertainment One is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; digital content; and immersive and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies.

About FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands

FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets and develops fast casual and casual dining restaurant concepts around the world. The Company currently owns 14 restaurant brands: Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises over 2,000 units worldwide. For more information on FAT Brands, please visit www.fatbrands.com.

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 www.greatamericancookies.com or follow the Great American Cookies social media channels: FacebookInstagram and Twitter. For the latest from Marble Slab Creamery, visit www.marbleslab.com. You can also join the conversation on FacebookTwitter  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.

About Great American Cookies® www.greatamericancookies.com
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® 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, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Pakistan, and the United States. 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).

GLOBAL FRANCHISE GROUP® NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST LARGE EMPLOYERS FOR 2021 BY FORBES

 
The company ranks #58 on the list of the nation’s top employers and is one of the highest-ranking organizations in the food and beverage category

ATLANTA – February 23, 2021 – Global Franchise Group® (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery® and Round Table Pizza®, is proud to announce the company has made the list of America’s Best Employers 2021 by Forbes. GFG ranked #58 out of 500 on the list of the nation’s top employers – one of the highest-ranking organizations in the food and beverage category and beating out prominent industry heavyweights. The full list can viewed here. 

“Global Franchise Group has a culture rooted in the success and happiness of our valued team members,” said Paul Damico, CEO of Global Franchise Group. “We champion our employees by offering a creative, exciting, and flexible work environment with a portfolio of growth opportunities. The GFG family is talented, hard-working and passionate about what we do. This recognition by Forbes demonstrates not only our commitment to our people, but also our rising reputation for being an employer of choice.”

Forbes and Statista selected the America’s Best Employers 2021 through an independent survey applied to a vast sample of more than 50,000 American employees working for companies with more than 1,000 employees in America. Across 25 industry sectors, 1,000 employers have been awarded, 500 large employers and 500 midsize employers. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees that were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.

Global Franchise Group’s mission is “We champion brands and the people who build them.” The company builds great brands that connect people with craveable products and memorable experiences. GFG currently supports more than 1,400 franchise and corporate stores across all brands located in 16 countries and has system wide sales close to $1 billion. For information on job opportunities, please visit https://www.globalfranchise.com/career-opportunities/

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®, Pretzelmaker® and Round Table Pizza®. Global Franchise Group, LLC is an affiliate of Lion Capital LLP and Serruya Private Equity, Inc.
 

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® AND MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® INTRODUCE NEW BRAND VISIONS AND STORE DESIGNS

New vibrant and energetic branding and design reveal the future vision for two of America’s favorite destinations for sweets and celebrations

ATLANTA – Aug. 31, 2020 – The future is looking sweet for Great American Cookies® and Marble Slab Creamery®. Today, the iconic concepts both introduced new brand visions, logos, packaging and store designs filled with modern imagination and energy. The bright future of two of America’s favorite destinations for sweet treats and celebrations were debuted on the brand’s websites (www.greatamericancookies.com and www.marbleslab.com) and their respective social media channels. The excitement of the reveals is captured in launch highlight videos which can viewed here and here.    

Parent company Global Franchise Group (GFG), partnered with nationally recognized brand consultancy and creative agency, Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) to conceptualize the visions. Back in May, GFG and SRG introduced a cohesive co-brand experience for the brands bringing the concepts together in one delicious destination – a wonderland for those who crave fresh-baked cookies and homemade ice cream. The first store featuring the integrated branding is open in Columbia, South Carolina and includes standout aspects of the new individual Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery branding and experience.

“Global Franchise Group’s mission is to champion our brands. Elevating and investing in the Great American Cookies and Marble Slab experience is a perfect demonstration of that commitment,” said Paul Damico, CEO of GFG. “These brands are nostalgic, popular and category leading. They now have a future defining vision that will set them far apart from the competition, delight our customers and empower our franchise system.”   

The inspiration for the rebranding of Great American Cookies centers around “The Sweet Spot.” Great American Cookies believes that pure, simple delight is part of living a full life and the brand promises to treat customers to bites of bliss that prove how sweet life can be. The next chapter in Great American Cookies’ timeless place in history features a vibrant, fun-filled ambiance where everyday elements tempt your sweet tooth and elevate your mood. Cookie Cakes shine in the new store design and the mantra “Home of the Original Cookie Cake” is front and center reminding customers of the brand’s claim to fame. A Cookie Cake design station is also a focal point highlighting the many flavor and design customizations available. Great American Cookies recently introduced new Letter and Number Double Doozie Cakes which are proving popular with customers.

“Just Imagine” is this driving motto behind the new Marble Slab Creamery experience. Marble Slab Creamery believes in the transformative power of imagination and promises to inspire with infinite possibilities to feed curiosity and capture cravings. Signage like “Imagination Has No Limits” is found in the new store design encouraging customers to take full advantage of the brand’s “Free Mix-Ins” promise, or dream-up a customized shake. Ice Cream Cakes are also a prominent feature. Many locations will feature a “Cake Walk” that highlights innovation in cake design and options.

“Creating the framework for the evolution of Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamy has been a tremendous undertaking but also incredibly fun,” said Annica Conrad, Chief Marketing Officer for GFG. “These two great legacy brands have major heart and hold a special place in the lives of our customers. We wanted to pay homage to that and stay true to our roots while also modernizing the look and experience to keep Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery relevant for generations to come. While our locations are still certainly the Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery you know and love, they feel re-energized with infectious energy and happiness.”

Both new store designs were conceptualized with food theater front and center. Bright colors and playful signage, packaging and uniforms encourage social media moments and elevate the customer experience. All new store construction and remodels will be required to feature the new branding and design going forward.

To learn more about the brand visions and designs, please visit www.greatamericancookies.com and  www.marbleslab.com. For franchising information, please visit https://www.globalfranchise.com/franchise-info/.

About Great American Cookies® www.greatamericancookies.com
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 in locations across the United States, as well as internationally in Bahrain, Guam, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about Great American Cookies and store locations, visit www.greatamericancookies.com, follow Great American Cookies’ national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies.

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

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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® AND MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® INTRODUCE A FIRST OF ITS KIND UNIFIED CO-BRAND EXPERIENCE

A new cohesive brand vision and store design brings the two concepts together in one delicious destination

ATLANTA – May 14, 2020 – It’s a sweet dream come true! Great American Cookies® and Marble Slab Creamery® are introducing a new cohesive brand vision and co-brand experience filled with imagination and wonder. The strategy brings the iconic concepts together in one delicious destination – a wonderland for those who crave fresh-baked cookies and homemade ice cream. The first store featuring the integrated branding is now open in Columbia, South Carolina (only curbside pick-up and delivery are currently being offered due to COVID-19). A video premiering the concept can be found here: Cone and Cookie website.

The new Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery experience was crafted with storytelling and a heighted sense of “food theater” in mind. Parent company, Global Franchise Group (GFG), partnered with nationally recognized brand consultancy and creative agency, Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) to conceptualize the vision.

“We have created a cohesive, complimentary and unbelievably unique vision for our Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery co-brand locations,” said Jenn Johnston, Chief Brand Officer and President of Franchise Operations at GFG. “While incredibly popular and distinctive on their own, we know these two legacy brands are irresistible coupled together. The experience is completely integrated from the moment you step in the door, to when you take your first bite. This is monumental and game changing in our industry – we are taking co-branding to the next level.”

This is the second time GFG has worked with Sterling-Rice Group to modernize and elevate its brand portfolio. Together, they introduced a full rebranding for Round Table Pizza in 2019 centered around “Pizza Royalty.” With mantras like “Home of the Original Cookie Cake” and “Imagination Has No Limits,” the unified in-store experience encourages guests to indulge their sweet senses and to “just imagine, the sweet spot – a place where you can have it all!”

“History is full of famous duos who are better together, but there aren’t many successful co-branded concepts in the restaurant space,” said Liz Seelye, Managing Director of Brand Innovation at SRG. “Thanks to insights gleaned with guests and franchisees, we rediscovered what makes each brand unique. Then we strengthened the bond between them to create a more effective operations platform, a more compelling offering, an even more powerful brand promise.”

Nostalgic favorites are served side-by-side innovations like Create Your Own Cookie Shakes, Ice Cream Double Doozies, and Cookie and Cheesecake Brownie Sundaes. The “Unlimited Mix-Ins” Marble Slab Creamery is known for has been reimagined to “Free Mix-Ins” and the customization Great American Cookies is known for now extends to all cakes and cookies. Store signage and exciting, new products encourage sweet Instagram moments for social media engagement.

“Sweet marks the spot where imagination has no limits for the new Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery identity,” said Annica Conrad, Executive Vice President of Brand Marketing for Global Franchise Group. “We have imagined a space and experience that encourages connection, celebration and permissible indulgence. Each brand’s products naturally elevate when combined creating a delicious product innovation platform to attract customers and to drive unit profitability.”

Cakes are a focal point of the concept with a prominent “Cake Walk” that highlights innovation in Cookie Cake and Ice Cream Cake design. This integrated branding also includes new logos, packaging and a modernized ethos to retain and attract Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery fans and employees for years to come.

“The new design crafts an integrated, contemporary experience so both brands maintain relevance together and separately,” said Jen Jones, Managing Partner of Design at SRG. “Now guests can see how the magic happens. The new-to-world store experience highlights fresh-baked cookie and creative ice cream processes from the marble slab counter and mix-in display to the ‘imagination station’ where guests can observe the artistry of cake customization.”

The Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery co-brand locations have been an incredibly successful concept. There are currently 108 co-branded locations across the country, with an additional 38 franchisees set to add-on a concept to an existing store and 33 additional stores set to open as part of Area Development Agreements. The first reimagined store is operated by longtime franchisees Lane and Ryan Griffith and Glen Lax. The store is located at Columbiana Place in Columbia South Carolina (1230 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC 29212).

To learn more about the brand vision and design, please visit Cone and Cookie website. For franchising information, please visit GFG Franchise Info.

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 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 in locations across the United States, as well as internationally in Bahrain, Guam, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about Great American Cookies and store locations, visit Great American Cookies, follow Great American Cookies’ national Twitter handle, @Gr8AmCookies, or become a fan of the brand on Facebook.

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

April 13, 2020 GLOBAL FRANCHISE GROUP® ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Foodservice veteran and seasoned restaurant executive, Paul Damico, tapped to lead the organization

ATLANTA – April 13, 2020 – Global Franchise Group® (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery®/MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery® and Round Table Pizza®, has named a new Chief Executive Officer, foodservice veteran and seasoned restaurant executive, Paul Damico. Damico will lead GFG’s growth, acquisitions, and shared services and champion its “franchising first” philosophy. He officially started April 6 and is working alongside the GFG Executive Team to direct the organization through the COVID-19 crisis.

“After a thorough and extensive search and evaluation, we are pleased to name Paul Damico the new CEO of Global Franchise Group,” said Michael Serruya, Chairman of the GFG Board of Directors. “With experience in so many facets of restaurant operations from marketing, operations, culinary, and franchising, he brings a unique approach to franchise portfolio management platforms. As Global Franchise Group evolves and emerges after COVID-19, his experience with building shared services and guiding organizations through times of transition will be an asset. We will be poised to acquire additional brands.”

With more than 35 years in food and hospitality, Damico’s career includes top leadership roles in premium organizations including Host Marriott, Food Brand, LLC, Creative Host Services, and the Focus Brands portfolio of restaurants. Most recently, he served as CEO of emerging concept Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill and successfully developed a franchise model preparing the brand for national growth. Prior to Naf Naf, he was President of Focus Brands and was responsible for the oversight of McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Schlotzsky’s Deli, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Carvel Ice Cream and Cinnabon. Paul is known as a dynamic and personable leader with a deep history of collaborating with franchisees and has a unique perspective regarding franchising and best practices. Paul has a passion for food and dining having graduated from Johnson & Wales with degrees Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management.

“Global Franchise Group is an organization well positioned to become one of the top restaurant and QSR franchise systems in the country,” said Paul Damico, CEO of GFG. “I was attracted to GFG because of the company’s growth potential and unwavering commitment to our franchisees and brands. By strengthening shared services and building the portfolio with complimentary concepts, GFG will reach new heights. I’m thrilled to join this talented and passionate team.”

Damico succeeds Chris Dull, the organization’s longtime President and CEO who exited the organization in February. GFG’s Chief Brand Officer and President of Franchise Operations, Jenn Johnston, will resume her critical role as Chief Brand Officer and President of Franchise Operations after successfully serving as Interim CEO and leading the organization through a challenging transition period.

Global Franchise Group’s mission is to champion brands and the people who build them. It builds great brands that connect people with craveable products and memorable experiences. GFG currently supports more than 1,400 franchised and corporate stores across all brands located in 16 countries and has system wide sales close to $1 billion.

About Global Franchise Group, LLCVisit 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®. Global Franchise Group, LLC is an affiliate of Lion Capital LLP and Serruya Private Equity, Inc.

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY®’S NEW CHARCOAL MOCHA FLAVOR IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Charcoal

Limited Time Charcoal Mocha Ice Cream Stars in the New Moondust Majestic Shake™ and Pairs with the Black Hole Waffle Cone. Special deals available in celebration of National Ice Cream Month (July).

ATLANTA (June 17, 2019) – Marble Slab Creamery® is introducing a new out of this world flavor just in time for summer – Charcoal Mocha! The Limited Time Only flavor features notes of chocolate mocha and activated charcoal. The delicious flavor stars in the new over-the-top Moondust Majestic Shake™ and pairs perfectly with the Black Hole Waffle Cone. All items in the far-out line are crafted fresh in-store and make for stellar selfies. They are available at participating stores nation-wide and are included in Marble Slab Creamery’s National Ice Cream Month (July) special – get a FREE Small Cup or Cone with unlimited mix-ins when you purchase any Majestic Shake Monday through Friday from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M.*

The Moondust Majestic Shake is a galactic creation of Charcoal Mocha shake served in a jar rimmed with vanilla frosting and Oreo® crumbles. It’s piled high with whipped topping, additional Oreos, marshmallows, cotton candy, a black cherry rock candy lollipop and Milky Way by Sprinkle Pop™ sprinkles. It’s a showstopper and retails for $9.99. The Charcoal Mocha flavor can be used in any unique Marble Slab Creamery creation of the customer’s choice and the Black Hole Waffle Cone can also be paired with any unique ice cream treat for no additional cost (the cone is available dipped in chocolate for an additional cost).

“We’re reaching for the stars this summer at Marble Slab Creamery with our new Charcoal Mocha flavor and Moondust Majestic Shake,” said Annica Kreider, Executive Vice President of Marble Slab Creamery. “Our Majestic shake line continues to be extremely popular and we love seeing our customers enjoying the treats on social media. This season is going to be ecliptic at Marble Slab Creamery.”

For more information on Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s, visit our website. You can also join the conversation on 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.

*National Ice Cream Month special available July 1-31, 2019 at participating locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Limit one per customer.

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, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the United States.

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY RANKS AS TOP FOOD FRANCHISE OF 2019

Ask someone to name a franchise, and chances are it will be a food-based one. Some of the biggest and best-loved franchise brands center around food, and perhaps that’s no surprise — after all, everybody eats. And more than that, everybody enjoys eating. Food isn’t just a necessity — it’s a desire, one that draws in both customers and franchisees.

Read More at Entrepreneur Magazine

MILKSHAKES GO MAGICAL AT MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY® AND MAGGIEMOO’S® WITH NEW MAJESTIC SHAKES™

New Majestic Shakes™ in Cookie Dough and Cotton Candy are Crafted Fresh In-Store and Make a for a Sweet Selfie

ATLANTA (March 18, 2019) – Marble Slab Creamery® and MaggieMoo’s® Ice Cream and Treatery’s handspun shakes are what dreams are made of and now two new offerings are nothing short of magical. New over-the-top Majestic Shakes™ in Cookie Dough and Cotton Candy are crafted fresh in-store and make for a sweet selfie. The shakes are showstoppers, delicious and now available nation-wide.

The Cookie Dough Majestic Shake is an imaginative combination of Cookie Dough shake served in a glass jar rimmed with vanilla frosting and chocolate sprinkles. The shake is topped with a mountain of vanilla frosting, brownies, Oreo® Cookie, cookie dough pieces, chocolate pirouette and finished with Hershey’s® Chocolate Drizzle and a colorful fun wide-mouth straw. The Cotton Candy Majestic Shake is a dreamlike creation of Blue Cotton Candy shake served in a glass jar rimmed with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles. The shake is creatively capped with lots of vanilla frosting, a rainbow swirl lollipop, marshmallows, cotton candy and mini gumballs. Both Majestic Shakes retail for $9.99. Additional Majestic Shake flavors are currently being imagined and will be revealed throughout the year.

“At Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s we believe in ‘Originality in Every Scoop’ and our new Majestic Shakes take that ethos to another level,” said Annica Kreider, Executive Vice President of Marble Slab Creamery. “Majestic Shakes are full of flavor and big on fun. They are visually stunning and we can’t wait to see our customers post lots of selfies with these popular shakes.”

For more information on Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s, visit our website. You can also join the conversation on 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.

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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.

MARBLE SLAB’S NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY DEAL FEATURED ON TODAY

Ice cream is always fun with a friend (or alone while binge watching “This Is Us”). So why not seize the best deals on National Ice Cream Day?! Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream will both be giving away a free kid-sized ice cream cup or cone when you buy a regular cup or cone Sunday through Thursday.

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