Los Angeles, Jan. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Giggles N’ Hugs, Inc. (OTCQB: GIGL), owner and operator of family-friendly restaurants that bring together high-end, organic food with active, cutting-edge play and entertainment for children, today announced that its founder and CEO, Joey Parsi, was recently interviewed on The Jillian Michaels Show, a popular podcast hosted by fitness expert and Giggles N’ Hugs brand ambassador, Jillian Michaels.

Through Michaels' company, Empowered Media, she and business partner Giancarlo Chersich, have built a monumental wellness empire dedicated to providing people with accessible and affordable solutions for all their wellness needs. Her overwhelming success stems from her unique connection with her audience that was born from her own personal journey toward health and wellness. Additional business investments and partnerships for Empowered Media include Lucky Jack coffee, Popchips, AQUAhydrate, Flywheel and Thrive Market.

“We’ve been working together with Jillian for nearly a year now,” stated Parsi. “She’s provided a big boost to our brand, including the launch of the Fitness Friday program, which was covered nationally by NBC’s Extra, Us magazine, People magazine and many other major entertainment publications in the country! “Aside from the fitness Friday Launch event, Jillian has been helping us spread the word on who we are and what we do on her social media channels and she’s also played an important role in the addition of healthy new items to our menu.

 With Jillian as our Global brand ambassador, we anticipate working with her on many more exciting press and media opportunities in 2018 and beyond. “It was a pleasure to join Jillian on her show recently to share the Giggles N’ Hugs brand story with her millions of fans in the country and around the world, Parsi concluded.”

The full podcast episode is available at:

The segment with Giggles N’ Hugs’ Parsi begins at the 25:25 minute mark.

About Giggles N’ Hugs
Giggles N' Hugs is the first and only restaurant that brings together high-end, organic food with active, cutting-edge play and entertainment for children. Every Giggles N' Hugs location offers an upscale, family-friendly atmosphere with a dedicated play area that children 10 and younger absolutely love. We feature high-quality menus made from fresh and local foods, nightly entertainment such as magic shows, concerts, puppet shows and face painting, and hugely popular party packages for families that want to do something special.

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