Los Angeles, May 11, 2017 (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, is pleased to announce that its Chief Business Development Officer, Philip Gay, has been invited as an expert guest speaker at the Bahrain Restaurant Franchising & Hospitality Forum 2017 (“Forum”).

Being held under the patronage of Shaikh Khaled Bin Humood Al Khalifa, the Forum is a platform for discussion with international experts on worldwide trends and opportunities in the hospitality and restaurant sectors.

“Philip has gained tremendous experience in restaurant operations and franchising in his various senior leadership roles over the years, including stints as CEO of Wolfgang Puck Enterprises, CEO of Daily Grill concepts, CFO of California Pizza Kitchen, and CEO of Color Me Mine, to name a few ” commented Joey Parsi, CEO. “This forum will provide an opportunity to share some of that expertise with big players on the global stage."

With the level of interest we’ve received over the years from potential franchisees from all around the world, now that the foundation of the company has been put in place, Mr. Gay will be meeting with parties, who in recent weeks, have expressed interest in acquiring a master license for multipe locations in Bahrain. Although no assurances can be given in finalizing any deals, we believe Mr. Gay's attendance could lead to significant new opportunities in the Middle East and around the world.”

The Forum will be held on May 21-22 at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center.

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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