Industry News | January 11, 2012

Great American Cookies Celebrates Valentine's Day

Great American Cookies announced today that it is introducing four new romantic Cookie Cake designs this Valentine's Day, including its first pan-sized Valentine's Day Cookie Cake.  

Cookie Cakes can be ordered in a variety of shapes and sizes, including the heart-shaped Cookie Cake which is presented in a windowed gift box.

Great American Cookies is also celebrating Valentine's Day by hosting its first-ever search for the Great American Love Story. To enter the online contest, participants are asked to share, in 200 words or less, their special love story at www.greatamericancookies.com.

The contest is open for entries through Jan. 16, 2012, with online voting open to the public from Jan. 17 through Jan. 24.

"In only a matter of weeks, we've received hundreds of incredible love stories from across the country," says Richard Hay, brand director of Great American Cookies for GFG Management, LLC.

"Many of the entries describe how our customers celebrate their love with Great American Cookies, including several heart-warming proposals using our Cookie Cakes to deliver the message!"

Winners of the Great American Love Story Contest will be announced on or around Valentine's Day when one Grand Prize winner will receive a travel package valued at $5,000, including a $2,500 Marriott gift card, $1,500 airfare voucher, and a $1,000 American Express gift card. Two Runner Up winners will also be selected and will each receive a $250 American Express gift card.

Founded in 1977 on the strength of an old family chocolate chip cookie recipe, Great American Cookies currently operates in mall-based locations across the United States, as well as internationally in Bahrain, Chile, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.  Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

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, and two retail franchise concepts: TAF and Shoebox New York.