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Global Franchise Group celebrates Veterans Day with new commitment to add 150 veteran franchisees by 2014

GFG Management, LLC has announced that the company is joining forces with other franchisors across the country to pledge its support for veterans and confidence in their unique potential as franchisee store owners. As part of this commitment, GFG Management has set a nationwide goal of adding 150 new veteran franchisees across its multiple brands by 2014.

To help reach the new veteran franchisee goal, the company also announced that it has expanded its Great American Patriot Program, launched in September for the Great American Cookies brand, to its Pretzelmaker brand and plans to introduce it to the Marble Slab Creamery brand as well in the coming months. The company's Patriot Program, available exclusively to qualifying veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military, includes a 40 percent franchise fee discount.

Chris Dull, president & CEO of GFG Management, LLC, said, “We're committed to our nation's veterans and believe that franchising with established concepts is an excellent way for service men and women to invest in their future success. We're proud to offer these special programs specifically for veterans and hope that, by doing so, we introduce many of them to a new path to small business ownership and help to reduce the unnecessarily high rate of unemployment among veterans.”

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. (kbp)

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