Great American Cookies® Announces Expansion Of Stores In Puerto Rico
March 27th 2013
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GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES® ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF STORES IN PUERTO RICO
Global Franchise Group Expands Brand in New Market with Proven Multi-Unit Operator
ATLANTA - March 27, 2013 - Global Franchise Group, LLC announced today the expansion of Great American Cookies® in Puerto Rico with
multi-unit operators Dan Margolis, Carol Margolis and Wilson Castillo of A.M.A. Pretzels International, LLP. Great American Cookies is
managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.
A.M.A. Pretzels International, LLP opened two Great American Cookies stores, along with four other of their portfolio stores within a 100
day period, demonstrating the ease of the business models operations and build-out demands for multi-unit operators. The Great American
Cookies stores are located in Plaza Carolina in Carolina, Puerto Rico as well as Plaza Rio Hondo in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
"Global Franchise Group is thrilled to have such outstanding multi-unit franchisees expand the Great American Cookies brand in Puerto
Rico," said Global Franchise Group Chief Development Officer, John Barber. "Our business is optimal for a multi-unit operator who is
looking to diversify their portfolio with a number one brand in category, turn-key operations and strong franchisor support services."
"Customers love the fresh-baked concept of Great American Cookies in Puerto Rico and we are already seeing tremendous success," says
Dan Margolis, Chairman of A.M.A. Pretzels International, LLP. "Great American Cookies has the perfect recipe for multi-unit success -
high quality products, simple operating model, a strong recognizable brand and a destination driving Cookie Cake business."
Great American Cookies continues to expand the brand both domestically and internationally with locations across the globe including
Bahrain, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, United States and Puerto Rico.
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 35 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, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi
Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
About Global Franchise Group, LLCwww.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 five quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, MaggieMoo's®, Marble Slab Creamery®,
Pretzelmaker® and Pretzel Time®. 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 approximately $5 billion
of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.