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Great American Cookies

Leadership

Annica Conrad named CMO of Great American Cookies parent company

Global Franchise Group also added two additional executives under CEO Paul Damico.

Top 500 Chains

Great American Cookies

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

California Tortilla is proud of its wacky marketing campaigns—most of which happen on a pretty small budget. To launch their popular Fish Taco two years ago, the chain's founder came dressed up as a scuba diver and had buckets of water dumped on him—all recorded for posterity in a goofy YouTube video.

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Here are some discounts and freebies being used to draw diners this Tax Day.

This chain serves freshly baked cookies and other baked goods in a friendly, fun atmosphere

Any fan of NFL football is aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know it’s also Vegetarian Awareness Month? How about Pasta, Pork, Pumpkin, Pretzel, Popcorn Poppin’ and Pickled Pepper Month? And you thought Halloween was fun on its own.

The made-up holiday offers an opportunity to serve the Thanksgiving crowd before their traditional turkey dinner. Here's how seven restaurant operations are capitalizing on the opportunity.

Together, the specialty LSR category increased sales by 8.6%, to $6.9 billion, and units by 5.2%, to 11,070.

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