Great American Cookies® Announces Nationwide Search for The 2011 'Great American Mom' Winning Entry to Receive Four Seasons® Weekend Spa Getaway

ATLANTA, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great American Cookies announced today that the brand has created its first-ever nationwide search for the "Great American Mom." The Great American Mom Contest will be open for entries March 15th through May 10th and offers individuals an exciting way to spotlight their mom this Mother's Day. To enter the contest, participants will be asked to share with the world, in 200 words or less, what makes their mom a "Great American Mom" at www.greatamericancookies.com. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

The contest kicks off during Great American Cookies' Bravo Brownies celebration and, to recognize how much moms give every day, the company will offer FREE samples of their new Red Velvet and Turtle brownie flavors all day on March 15th at participating locations across the country.  

"Moms spend a great deal of time caring for their families and very rarely are able to break away for a bit of rest and relaxation," said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing & operations officer for GFG Management, LLC. "We're excited to be able to host this nationwide contest in their honor and can't wait to hear our customers' heartfelt and extraordinary stories."

The contest will be conducted completely online, with submissions accepted only through the entry form available at www.greatamericancookies.com. Visitors to the site will also have the chance to help Great American Cookies select the winners by voting for their favorite entries online from May 11th through May 31st.

Winners will be announced in June when one Grand Prize winner will receive a luxurious Four Seasons spa getaway weekend for Mom and a guest plus a $1,000 travel voucher. Two Runner Up winners will also be selected and will each receive a $250 American Express® gift card to help Mom celebrate her special day.  

Customers can stay up to date on all of Great American Cookies' new products and promotions by becoming a fan on Facebook® (www.facebook.com/greatamericancookies), following the brand on Twitter® (www.twitter.com/Gr8AmCookies) or by joining Great American Cookies' e-mail fan club (CookiE-mail) at www.GreatAmericanCookies.com.  

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 30 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, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

About Global Franchise Group, LLC (www.globalfranchise.com)

Global Franchise Group, LLC is a strategic brand management company with a focus on franchising. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes four quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, MaggieMoo's®, Marble Slab Creamery®, Pretzelmaker® as well as two retail franchise concepts: TAF® and Shoebox New York®. The brands are managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group, LLC. Global Franchise Group, LLC is an affiliate of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an independent investment firm, with $5 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.

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