Good News! - July 2016

Good News! - July 2016

The good news: Franchising is experiencing a remarkable growth phase - not only in unit count and system-wide revenue, but also in the number of new and emerging brands. The bad news: It's harder to keep up with all the good news! That's a nice problem to have - and why we've brought back our "Good News!" roundup of selected news items on unit growth, investment and financial developments, international expansion news, refranchising, and milestones attained by franchisors large, medium, and emerging. Here's your chance to follow the leaders, every third Tuesday of the month.

So if you’re not doing it already, send us your good news here.

New Units/Growth/Expansion

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Kiosks Coming to BJ’s Wholesale Clubs

Marco’s Pizza Reports First Half Growth, Opens 700th, Eyes 1,000 in 2017

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Franchisees Eye 6 to 10 New Units in South Florida

Billy Sims Barbecue Opens 3rd of 5+ Kansas Units Planned for 2016

Newk’s Eatery Signs 6-Unit Deal for Atlanta with C2 Investment Partners

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit To Bring 3 New Stores to Amarillo Area

Big O Tires Opens 21st Nevada Store, 12th Unit for Franchisee


Yum! Brands Q2 Profit Buoyed by China; Spinoff Set for October 31

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Gets PE Infusion, Hires New CEO

Fired Pie Lands Funding from Former Patina Restaurant, Real Mex Exec

Juice It Up!’s Q2 Same Store Sales Rise 10%; 100 Units Eyed by Year-End

Big Plans, Big Dreams

NRD Capital Revamps Frisch’s Big Boy Following $175 Million Acquisition

Salata Re-Starts Franchising Program; Seeks Multi-Unit Operators

Ziebart International Announces Chicago Expansion Plans


Hilton Worldwide Teams with Icelandair Hotels, Opens Canopy in Reykjavik

Papa John’s Opens First of 100 Stores Planned for the Netherlands

New And Emerging Brands

Nature’s Table Opens 32nd Florida Unit, Franchisee’s 7th

uBreakiFix Opens 27 Stores in Q2, Passes 200 Total

Eggs Up Grill Opens in North Carolina, Bringing Total to 16

People &Amp; Awards

Chili’s Grill & Bar Names Kelli Valade President

Quiznos Promotes Global CMO Susan Lintonsmith to President, CEO

Tilted Kilt Names Eddie Goitia CEO, Logan Reves COO

GPS Hospitality Named Georgia Fast 40 Company for 2nd Year in a Row

Ballard Brands Names Peter Boylan New President, David Mesa CDO

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