Industry News | September 6, 2011

Patriots Can Live the Dream at Great American Cookies

GFG Management LLCannounced the launch of the Great American Cookies Great American Patriot Program, designed to help members of the armed forces own a piece of the American Dream: a small business. The program, available to qualifying veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military, includes a 15 percent discount on Great American Cookies franchise fees. Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

The program is kicking off with a series of free online webinars in September hosted by GFG executives including Dan Benton, director of international development. Benton, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant General. He has worked to grow GFG Management’s franchise brands both domestically and internationally for more than 11 years.

The webinars will last approximately 30 minutes and will answer questions including: What sets Global Franchise Group apart from other companies? Why is now the ideal time to become a Great American Cookies franchisee? What should I consider before opening a business in this current economy?

“The men and women of our armed forces bring an unparalleled skill set to small business,” says Chris Dull, president and CEO of GFG Management LLC. “We’re excited to launch this new program just for service members and we look forward to introducing the Great American Cookies concept to a new group of passionate franchisees.”

“Franchising is definitely a great way for former service men and women to utilize all of the organizational and leadership skills they learned in the military,” says Sean Falk, former U.S. Marine and owner of multiple Great American Cookies locations. “The Great American Cookies concept is based on a strong business model with an exceptional product and is an excellent franchise opportunity for veterans.”

Great American Cookies is also supporting the Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc. through the brand’s first-ever summer Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Founded in 2005, the Yellow Ribbon Fund provides assistance, including transportation and lodging, for injured service members and their families from across the country while they recuperate at designated military medical facilities. Through September 16, Great American Cookies is donating $2 from the online sale of every Yellow Ribbon, Uncle Sam Hat and U.S. Flag Cookie Cake to the organization.