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Tikiz Recapitalizes To Support National Expansion »

August 03, 2015 at 11:10AM PDT | Source: Tikiz Franchising, LLC

Mobile shaved ice & ice cream franchise adds leading business development investors.
August 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream, a mobile franchise specializing in unique frozen treats, has announced a recent recapitalization that will facilitate the company’s national expansion plan. The capital is being invested by a south Florida-based investment group comprised of seasoned business development experts responsible for building multiple industry-leading brands.
“The Tikiz concept is truly one-of-a-kind and we’re excited to help the brand expand nationally and achieve new milestones,” said Scott Mortier, a member of the investment group. “When we were first introduced to Tikiz, we saw an amazing model with great potential, and knew that with the right team in place, the company could blossom into a nationally recognized franchise...

Sky Zone Announces New Location In Brighton »

August 03, 2015 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town
August 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // BRIGHTON, Mich. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces its fourth Detroit-Area location in Brighton with plans to open their doors in September 2015. For a WoW experience, the brand new 24,000 square foot facility will include 40 Open Jump Courts, 3 Ultimate Dodgeball Courts, a 3 lane SkySlam court and the 10,000 cube Foam Zone.
“It is with great pleasure that I will be bringing Sky Zone to my hometown of Brighton,” said franchisee, Colleen Fitzgerald. “With the growing success of Sky Zone, the opening of our fourth location is sure to attract even more kids and adults alike and we can’t wait to show Livingston County residents how to have fun and stay active...

Sky Zone Charlotte Hosts “3 For 30” Event To Bring School Supplies To Children In Need »

August 03, 2015 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

World’s First Trampoline Park Partners With Classroom Central To Prepare Children For The Fall
August 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sky Zone Charlotte is teaming up with Classroom Central to provide essential school supplies to underprivileged children. With a large majority of the region’s students currently living in poverty, Classroom Central is dedicated to supporting over 100,000 students in 200 schools by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Sky Zone Charlotte is proud to help provide these children with the right tools and equipment they need to be successful in the classroom.
With the start of classes fast approaching, Sky Zone Charlotte is doing their part by giving back to the youth in the community...

Resale Clothing Chain Turns Donated Clothes Into Cash For Building Schools »

August 03, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Kid to Kid

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate resale franchises throughout the U.S. raised money from a charity sale to help build the first of three schools in Africa. The sale raised $51,613 funding the construction of a new school in Bromba, Mali.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (PRWEB) August 03, 2015 - Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate resale stores pay cash for like-new, gently-worn clothing, but this April, stores went a step further by collecting clothing and shoes to hold a nation-wide charity event. The Fill-A-Bag Sale raised $51,613 in a single day, and those funds immediately went to building a new school in Bromba, Mali. The community of Bromba officially began construction on July 2 and anticipate the school’s completion by early fall...

British Swim School Takes The Plunge: Integrates Technology With Safety »

July 30, 2015 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Intl. Swim School Franchise Announces Launch of Smart Phone Application for Parents
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 30, 2015) – According to Mobile Statistics, since smart phone users were introduced to the idea of a downloadable app in 2010, there have been close to 60 billion app downloads on cell phones and tablets. In the past few years, many brands have gone out of their way to adapt to the changing world of technology and now an international swim school franchise known as British Swim School has announced the launch of a new mobile application that will be used to better communicate with parents whose children are enrolled in the swim program.
British Swim School’s app allows for a more direct line of communication between parents and staff members...

CEC Entertainment, Inc. Reports Financial Results For The 2015 Second Quarter »

July 30, 2015 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Chuck E. Cheese's

IRVING, Texas - July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CEC Entertainment, Inc. (the "Company") today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 28, 2015.
"We are pleased to report positive same store sales growth this quarter of 3.0% at our Chuck E. Cheese's stores and 5.3% at our Peter Piper Pizza stores," said Tom Leverton, Chief Executive Officer. "We believe our initiatives to improve the overall food and entertainment experience at Chuck E. Cheese's are beginning to have an impact. The new menu at our Chuck E. Cheese's stores launched in April and has been very well received by our guests. We believe other initiatives like free guest Wi-Fi and enhanced hospitality training are also improving the in-store experience and helping to contribute to stronger traffic...

Zaniac Debuts Fashion Design Program For Young, Aspiring Style Icons »

July 29, 2015 at 10:25AM PDT | Source: Zaniac

After-School STEM Enrichment Franchise Teaches Real Garment Techniques through Digital Design of Custom Clothing
SALT LAKE CITY - July 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - At Zaniac, fashionistas don’t just follow the trends, they master the skills to create them. Zaniac is a national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) enrichment franchise for students in grades K-8, where learning feels like play. Zaniac has launched its newest STEM course, Fashion Design, which will be offered at campuses nationwide starting August 10, 2015.
In Fashion Design, fourth through eighth grade students will create their own one-of-a-kind looks using the open-source vector graphics software Inkscape. This tool will help budding designers assemble digital mood boards, draw custom garments using vectors, arrange nodes and layer color palettes...

Five Essential Tips To Prepare Kids To Go Back To School »

July 29, 2015 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

Leading Early Education Provider Offers Insight Into Back-to-School Transition and Announces Fall Open Enrollment
DULUTH, Ga. - July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - As the long days of summer begin to fade, children and parents are beginning to think about the start of a new school year. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, has prepared the top five tips to help parents and kids transition into the new school year smoothly. Being prepared can ease apprehension and reduce stress that is sometimes associated with a new school year.

Get on Schedule. If a child's usual bedtime routine has changed over summer, get back into the routine as soon as possible...

Tutor Doctor Rated No. 1 International In-Home Tutoring »

July 28, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Tutor Doctor
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Company Poised for Rapid Franchise Growth in Australia and the UK
VAN NUYS, Calif. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Riding the wave of international success with expansion in 15 countries since 2003, as well as its recent ranking as the No. 1 global in-home tutoring franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, Tutor Doctor is quickly moving closer to achieving its goal of reaching 1,000 franchise units in select markets around the world.
Tutor Doctor now has 428 franchise units in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and North America. The brand is carving a niche with its holistic approach and is well poised to dominate the tutoring sector, which is expected to surpass $123 billion by 2020...

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies In Dallas-Fort Worth To Hold Fourth Annual Summer Olympics On July 31 »

July 28, 2015 at 8:14AM PDT | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

To Benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Leading Early Education Provider's Local Centers to Present Donation Check to Local Hospital
DULUTH, Ga. - July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, along with 700 students from 11 of its centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will gather on July 31 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the Fourth Annual Summer Olympics to benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will compete in fun games, interact with TSRHC ambassadors and celebrate the success of their fundraising efforts. Additionally, a check presentation will take place during the opening ceremony where Zachary Killingsworth, a 15-year old patient of the hospital, and other hospital representatives will accept the donation from the school that raises the most money on behalf of the organization...

Sky Zone Secures Waco Location For Indoor Trampoline Park »

July 28, 2015 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

All-trampoline play experience coming to Waco Drive this year.
WACO, Texas - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The ultimate 3-D play experience is coming to Waco! Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, the creator of the world’s first all-trampoline playing court, today announced a new franchise at 4809 W. Waco Drive, located east of Richland Mall next to Gym X.
“Sky Zone offers a high-energy fun and fitness experience for people of all ages and abilities,” said Andrew Aiken, co-owner of Sky Zone Waco. “Inside our court, we’ll have trampolines lining the floor and even on the walls. You can jump, play games and have a great time.”
Construction of the 19,100-square-foot facility will begin later this summer, with a projected opening in December...

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy In Sugar Land, Texas To Host Grand Opening Event Aug. 15 For Community Families »

July 27, 2015 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

Leading Early Education Provider Now Accepting Enrollment for Children from Six Weeks through 12 Years of Age
DULUTH, Ga. - July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, has announced the opening of its new school in Sugar Land, Texas, located at 18408 Winding Waters Lane. To celebrate, the new facility will host a grand opening event on Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a number of kid-friendly activities, including a bounce house, train ride, Ferris wheel, face painting, popcorn and more for families to enjoy. In addition, parents will be able to meet the staff and learn about enrollment opportunities for their children.
For the last 30 years, Kids 'R' Kids has upheld its long-standing principle – "Hug First, Then Teach" – which works to strengthen and encourage childhood development on an emotional, intellectual, social and physical level through a unique partnership between its child care providers and parents...

Best In Class To Bring Premier Supplemental Education To Downtown Los Angeles »

July 27, 2015 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Best in Class

First-Rate Education System Expands Presence in California, Opens Eleventh Location in Golden State
SEATTLE, WA (PRWEB) July 27, 2015 - Best in Class Education Center (Best in Class), a top-of-the-line education enrichment program that focuses on math and English, is proud to announce its newest opening in Los Angeles, California’s Koreatown.
Downtown Los Angeles’ first Best in Class Education Center will be operating under the ownership of education advocates and sisters, Thi Thi, SangSang and Honghong Ma. The center, located at 302 North Western Avenue, will be opening on August 8th with a grand opening celebration. Grand opening activities will take place at the new center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are encouraged to tour the facility and take advantage of free assessment tests ($50 value), two free lessons in either math or English Enrichment, and a waived registration fee for parents who register their children ($50 value)...

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results Release Date, Webcast And Conference Call »

July 23, 2015 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 23, 2015 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW), today announced that it will report results for its fiscal second quarter ended July 4, 2015 on August 6, 2015 prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company will host its quarterly investor conference call to discuss the results at 9 a.m. ET on the same day.
The dial-in number for the live conference call is (201) 493-6780 (domestic and international). The access code is Build-A-Bear. The live Internet broadcast may be accessed at the Company’s investor relations Web site, http://IR.buildabear.com. The call is expected to conclude by 10 a.m. ET.
Replays of the conference call will be available via the Internet and telephone...

Worldwide Trampoline Dodgeball Championship Leaps Around The Globe This Fall »

July 22, 2015 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

$50,000 in Prizes, 1,000 Teams, 90 Tournaments, Four Countries, and One Champion
July 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is gearing up to host its 2015 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship. Taking place in two phases in September and October, qualifying teams from around the world will have an opportunity to battle it out on the court for a chance to win $50,000 in cash prizes. Ultimate Dodgeball combines the high-flying action of Sky Zone’s patented trampoline courts with the blistering pace of dodgeball for a thrilling test of skill and agility.
The annual event series kicks off with Local Qualifier tournaments, which run from September 8th to September 14th at over 90 parks throughout the United States, Canada...

School Of Rock Goes International With Who Cares For Allstars 2015 U.S. Tour »

July 20, 2015 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Performance-Based Music School’s Brightest Students to Take Center Stage on AllStars Tour
July 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education for all ages, is embarking on their annual AllStars Summer Tour. After a demanding International audition process, the chosen top one percent of SOR students are set to go on an exciting adventure complete with tour buses and multiple live concerts throughout the country. These selected few are not only highly skilled musicians, but have also exhibited an unparalleled level of excellence in dedication, teamwork and leadership. With 22 tour dates set for this summer at some of rock’s most iconic stages, including Gathering Of The Vibes and the famed Lollapalooza in Chicago, these young aspiring musicians get to experience firsthand what a professional career in rock and roll is like...

Bach To Rock Signs First Franchise Agreement In Jacksonville »

July 20, 2015 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

America's Music School to Open First Location in the Sunshine State 
July 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // BETHESDA, Md. - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today it signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with new franchise partners, Wayne and Sue Chattaway, to develop two schools in Florida. This team is targeting locations in Jacksonville and has long-term goals at expanding their presence into the surrounding communities. Their first school is planned to open in January 2016.
"We are thrilled to expand Bach to Rock's presence to the Sunshine state and we're confident the Jacksonville area will love and benefit from our variety of music programs," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy Sponsors WSB Care-a-Thon In Atlanta For Third Consecutive Year »

July 20, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

Leading Early Education Provider to Match Donations up to $10,000 on July 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Support of Aflac Cancer Center
DULUTH, Ga. - July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, is sponsoring for the third consecutive year the WSB Care-a-Thon, which will be broadcast live on Monday, July 20th and Tuesday, July 21st. Between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (EDT) on July 20th, Kids 'R' Kids will match all donations up to $10,000.
The money raised from the Care-a-Thon will help fund family support services, research and the fellowship program at the Aflac Cancer Center. Last year, more than $1.6 million was raised for children at the Aflac Cancer Center, which is committed to providing children and young adults with a brighter future...

Winmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter Results »

July 16, 2015 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Winmark Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - July 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq:WINA) announced today net income for the quarter ended June 27, 2015 of $4,751,400 (or $1.00 per share diluted) compared to net income of $4,280,800 (or $.82 per share diluted) in the second quarter of 2014. For the six months ended June 27, 2015, net income was $10,805,700 (or $2.18 per share diluted) compared to net income of $8,832,700 (or $1.67 per share diluted) for the same period last year.
The Company’s earnings per share growth during the second quarter was primarily driven by an increase in royalties in the franchising business and the positive impact of the previously announced self-tender offer.
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business...

Pump It Up Celebrates 15 Years Of Birthdays & Family Fun With First International Location »

July 15, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Pump It Up

Monterrey, Mexico, Chosen as Ideal Setting
TEMPE, Ariz. - July 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Pump It Up has a lot to celebrate. This year marks the company’s 15th anniversary and it has clearly accomplished its mission to bring joy to kids and create wonderful memories. Over the past 15 years, the company has hosted more than 2.5 million birthday parties and has welcomed more than 80 million kids to play, jump and explore in their play arenas. A major part of the celebration and capstone to these 15 years is the company’s plan to expand internationally, debuting the first Pump It Up in Monterrey, Mexico, achieving a lofty long-time goal.
Pump It Up is the leader in the children’s entertainment category, boasting the best indoor play areas filled with giant inflatables, obstacle courses and a variety of kids entertainment experiences...



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