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Michelle Steinberg, Public Relations

As one of the top PR professionals and a highly sought-after marketing executive and influencer, Steinberg has an impressive history of successfully assisting numerous A-list celebrities and major corporate brands with product launches and various other ventures. Her experience includes launching several renowned restaurant brands, including TAO restaurants, the Palazzo Hotel, House of Blues and Planet Hollywood and All Star Cafe, among many others where she was responsible for all PR and marketing strategies. She also introduced these brands to some of the biggest A list talent in Hollywood, many of whome becoming investors in the concepts.

Joan Barnes, Advisory Board Member

Joan Barnes is the founder and former CEO of Gymboree, which is the largest clothing retailer in the nation for kids. She has been instrumental in helping us with Giggles' merchandising and licensing which she in essence pioneered some 30 years ago when she licensed the Gymboree brand. With Barnes' help, Giggles is rolling out a variety of products for kids including, branded clothing, branded toys, frozen foods, and other merchandising products.

Barnes comes to Giggles N' Hugs as the founder and former CEO of Gymboree, an operator of nearly 630 specialty retail stores of children's apparel and over 600 play and music centers worldwide. In 1993, the company experienced one of the most successful IPOs of its kind and was one of the first consumer companies to attract venture capital, eventually selling for nearly 20x the initial investment or $1.8 billion ."Joan is a tremendous entrepreneur who has a proven track record of building companies from the ground up," said Joey Parsi , Giggles N' Hugs founder, president and CEO. "Her experience should prove invaluable not only as we expand our unique concept across the country, but also as we develop and grow our branded products, areas in which she has demonstrated consistent excellence. We are delighted to have her join our advisory board."

Barnes commented: "I can relate to Joey and his team because -- like when I started Gymboree -- they are filling a much needed void for millions of families with children. By delivering quality food and a state-of-the-art play area, the restaurant creates an environment that resonates uniquely with both parents and kids. I look forward to working closely with the management team and Board during the next phase of Giggles N' Hugs' growth."

Subsequent to starting Gymboree, Barnes was the principle owner of YOGASTUDIO, one of the first studios to feature different styles of yoga and eco-conscious yoga vacations, clothing and lifestyle brands. The company was acquired in late 2008 by Yoga Works, a venture-backed chain of over 25 Yoga Studios operating in Los Angeles , Orange County, New York and San Francisco .

$GIGL ~ Giggles N' Hugs signs Tia Mowry as its newest Celebrity Brand Ambassador

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 actress, producer, and author, Tia Mowry-Hardict, has signed on as Giggle N’ Hugs’ newest Celebrity Brand Ambassador.

“We’re very excited to have Tia join the Giggles N’ Hugs team as our newest celebrity brand ambassador,” commented Joey Parsi, CEO. “ Tia will be a great asset to our already exceptional team as we move ahead with our expansion plans and product launches in the coming quarters. As a brand ambassador of Giggles N Hugs, Tia will be getting the word out about all of our products and services to her massive global audience across all platforms, including social media, print, TV and other digital media outlets.” “She will also be making appearances at new store grand openings and other media events to discuss and promote all things Giggles N Hugs.

“Given that Tia and and her family have been regular customers of ours for some time, she has firsthand knowledge of the benefits we bring to our Giggles N Hugs families and guests. Tia will be letting her multimillion-member fan base and circle of influence know all about the great things we do. Her impressive social media numbers currently total over 10 million followers, with five million Facebook followers, three million Instagram followers and 2 million Twitter followers, not to mention the millions of fans she reaches through her hit TV show.

Tia is one of the most sought after talents in the entertainment business today. Her successful Cooking Channel series “Tia Mowry at Home” has just wrapped up its third season. She released her first healthy lifestyle/cookbook in March 2017. “Whole New You,” by Random House Publishing Group and the book has quickly grown to be an Amazon #1 seller.

Tia has been in the public eye for over 20 years, gaining initial fame and becoming a 90’s pop culture icon in her teens, starring opposite her twin sister Tamera in the hit television comedy “Sister Sister,” where she won the NAACP Image Awardsfor Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and three Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress.

Joey Parsi, CEO of Giggles N’ Hugs, commented, “Tia is an incredible mom first and foremost, but also an amazing entertainer and businesswoman who shares the same principles and values as we do. Working together, we couldn’t have selected a better ambassador to spread our message across the planet!!” Parsi continued, "There is a lot more exciting details to come so stay tuned"

Giggles N' Hugs Partners with World-Renowned Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels for Comprehensive Brand Expansion

Giggles N' Hugs (QTCQB: GIGL) today announced a multi-faceted partnership with Jillian Michaels , the foremost fitness expert and renowned life coach. Through the partnership, Michaels will become one of the largest shareholders in the company and the global brand ambassador, bringing her wealth of experience in building world-wide businesses to the California -based family restaurant and children's play space.

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Barnes & Thornburg Represents Jillian Michaels in Giggles N’ Hugs Brand Expansion Deal

Los Angeles - Barnes & Thornburg recently advised world-renowned fitness expert and life coach, Jillian Michaels and her business partner, Giancarlo Chersich, in a recent transaction with public company Giggles N’ Hugs, a restaurant that brings together high-end, organic food with active, cutting-edge play and entertainment for children. The deal makes Michaels the first global brand ambassador for Giggles N’ Hugs and one of the company’s largest shareholders.

The deal was led by partner Sid Fohrman of the Los Angeles office who handled the provision of Michaels’ professional services, license of publicity rights, the activation of endorsement and sponsorship rights, and the exploitation of endorsements through a multitude of platforms including social media channels. Corporate partners Jeff Gray of the Chicago office and Jeffrey Hopper of the Indianapolis office managed securities, tax and executive compensation issues.

“Always looking to provide client value, we build legal teams made up of great lawyers from various practice areas within the firm,” said Jason Karlov, chair of the Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice Group at Barnes & Thornburg. “This is a prime example where Sid Fohrman, a seasoned entertainment lawyer, identified the myriad of legal issues and complexities at play, and pulled in resources to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach from trademark, to tax, to securities to executive compensation.”

In 2008, Jillian launched her company, Empowered Media, LLC, with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich. Over the past decade, Empowered Media has become a monumental wellness empire dedicated to total-life solutions comprising all aspects of living well, including nutrition, fitness, self-help and overall lifestyle. The company has invested in like-minded companies including Thrive Market, Lucky Jack Coffee, AQUAHydrate and Giggles N’ Hugs.

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