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The Common Man Celebrates Girl Scouting with Thin Mints Avalanche Sundae

Release Date: Feb 28,2013

ASHLAND/BEDFORD, NH – Celebrate the Girl Scout Cookie program—the biggest girl-led business in the world--with a signature ice cream sundae at the Common Man restaurant! Once again, the seven Common Man restaurants in New Hampshire have teamed up with America’s favorite cookie – Girl Scout Thin Mints® – to create a craveable ice cream sundae that will benefit programs supporting girls and young women in two states. 

The Thin Mints® Avalanche Sundae features velvety smooth, Common Man-made mint flavored chocolate ice cream with marshmallow swirls and crushed Thin Mints®, topped with hot fudge, whipped cream and a Thin Mints® cookie. The sundae is available at all seven Common Man-named restaurants in New Hampshire for $6 each from February 25-March 24. The Common Man is donating $1 of every sundae sold at its Ashland, Claremont, Concord, Lincoln, Merrimack, Windham and Portsmouth homes to Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. 

This is the sixth year The Common Man has helped support Girl Scouting by creating a unique ice cream dessert blending popular Girl Scout cookies with ice cream. This year’s dessert featuring Thin Mints® highlights the Girl Scouts’ second-best selling cookie in the world.  The Girl Scout Cookie program is a $790 million business, run by girls. 

This creative collaboration between the Girl Scouts and The Common Man is a natural, because community service is one of the foundations of The Common Man philosophy, and Girl Scout cookies are great cookies for a great cause. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains are 15,600 girls strong thanks to 5,500 trained and dedicated volunteers. Each year, Girl Scouts do more than 10,000 hours of service projects as part of Girl Scouts of the USA’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. 

Community service has been a hallmark of The Common Man since its inception in 1971. The Common Man family and owner Alex Ray have been recognized eight times on a state level with the Restaurant Neighbor Award, and on a national level in 2004 and 2009 by the National Restaurant Association, for the good deeds it does. In 2010, The Common Man was named Business of the Decade by Business NH Magazine.  

Ray's belief in "doing well by doing good" trickles down to all members of The Common Man family. Each restaurant strives to become a cornerstone of its community, allowing employees to volunteer with local organizations, organize quarterly benefit nights at each restaurant and make in-kind donations of food and beverages for community events. 

The Girl Scout Cookie program is the leading financial literacy program for girls, where they learn five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.  Five of the top 10 cookies sold in the U.S. are Girl Scout Cookies. All proceeds from each $4.00 box sold remain locally to support programs and camps, troops and individual Girl Scouts who can earn “Cookie Dough” for activities and camp. 

Girl Scout Cookies can be purchased by calling the Cookie Hotline at 603-627-4158 ext. 201, or online at www.girlscoutsgwm.org. Click on the Cookie Locator to find a nearby booth sale or download the Girl Scout Cookie app for your phone. Girl Scout cookies are on sale in New Hampshire and Vermont through the end of March. 

The first Common Man restaurant opened in Ashland, New Hampshire in 1971. Over the past 42 years, the family has grown to 18 restaurants, two Inns, a Spa, Company Store and a movie house. Common Man family locations include The Common Man Inn and Spa in Plymouth, The Common Man Inn in Claremont, The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth and The Common Man Company Store in Ashland. Restaurants include Foster’s Boiler Room and The Italian Farmhouse in Plymouth; Common Man Express Deli in Ashland; The Common Man restaurants in Lincoln, Ashland, Concord, Claremont, Windham, Merrimack and Portsmouth; Tilt’n Diner in Tilton; Airport Diner in Manchester, Route 104 Diner in New Hampton; and Lago, Camp, Town Docks and Lakehouse Grille in Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith. Visit www.thecman.com, become a fan of The Common Man family on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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