Global Franchise Group Names Andrew Kmiec Vice President Of Real Estate

November 11, 2014 // // ATLANTA - Global Franchise Group (GFG), LLC, the strategic brand management company and franchisor behind Great American Cookies®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery®, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery® and Hot Dog on a Stick™, has hired Andrew Kmiec to serve as Vice President of Real Estate. Kmiec will be responsible for directing GFG's real estate team in the areas of strategic site selection, lease negotiation and store design for franchisees and corporate owned locations.

Before coming to GFG, Kmiec was Associate Vice President, Real Estate at Focus Brands, Inc., the company that owns and operates Auntie Anne's, Inc., Cinnabon and Moe's Southwest Grill. In the position, Kmiec led a real estate committee that reviewed opportunities for property leases and franchise development expansion. He has 15 years of experience in real estate and operations.

"Andrew has immense knowledge and experience in identifying new business markets, site-driven franchise sales and leasing negotiations, which made him an ideal candidate for GFG's Vice President of Real Estate position," said Chris Dull, CEO and President of Global Franchise Group. "As our portfolio continues to diversify and increase in size, Andy's expertise in the Quick Service Restaurant real estate space will be an asset to GFG."

"I'm thrilled to join the GFG team and believe in the company's vision for the future," said Kmiec. "Having been in this industry for more than a decade, I've always followed GFG's brands and respected the strength and influence of its restaurants and concepts. They have stood the test of time and are innovation leaders. All of the concepts are growing which will provide a unique opportunity to get deals done with landlords. GFG is headed in an exciting direction."

Kmiec holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. He resides in Lancaster County, Pa.

About Global Franchise Group, LLC

Global Franchise Group, LLC is a strategic brand management company with a mission of championing franchise brands and the people who build them. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes five primary quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick™, Marble Slab Creamery® MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery®, and Pretzelmaker®. The brands are managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group, LLC. Global Franchise Group, LLC is a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an independent investment firm, with approximately $7 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.

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