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Tropical Smoothie Café Introduces Luau Sliders And New Mojito Smoothie Line »

April 24, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Popular Café Chain Offers Unique, Seasonal Flavors for May and June
April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, is pleased to introduce its new LTO line of Luau Sliders and Mojito Smoothies. The savory and sweet menu offerings can be enjoyed starting April 27th, and will continue through June 28th.
Making its debut on the Tropical Smoothie Café menu this month is a new line of luau sliders, all served on a Hawaiian-style bun and stacked with flavor. A tender balance of spicy and sweet, the Caribbean Jerk Chicken Slider includes grilled chicken, jerk sauce and pineapple & mango salsa...

Miami Marlins And Orangetheory Fitness Announce Charitable Partnership »

April 24, 2015 at 8:28AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness To Donate $200 To The Marlins Foundation For Every Giancarlo Stanton Home Run at Marlins Park 
April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // MIAMI – The Miami Marlins today announced that they have partnered with Orangetheory Fitness to benefit the Marlins Foundation. For every Giancarlo Stanton home run at Marlins Park in 2015, Orangetheory Fitness will donate $200 to benefit Marlins RBI.
“The Miami Marlins welcome Orangetheory Fitness to the Marlins Foundation and appreciate their support of Marlins RBI,” said Alfredo Mesa, Vice President and Executive Director of Marlins Foundation. “This partnership will highlight the talent of Giancarlo Stanton and support the kids who participate in the Marlins RBI program...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015 »

April 24, 2015 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, will announce financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 on Thursday, May 7, 2015, after market close. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details. Participants from the Company will be Michael C. MacDonald, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, and Margaret Sheetz, President and Chief Operating Officer.
The conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on May 7, 2015. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Gymboree Reports Increased Sales And Adjusted EBITDA In The Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 »

April 24, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Gymboree
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Fourth Quarter Comparable Sales Increased 5%
SAN FRANCISCO - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Gymboree Corporation (the "Company") today reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2015.
Fourth Quarter Highlights include:

Net sales of $375.6 million, increased 7% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013,
Comparable sales (including online sales) increase of 5% with increases in all brands,
Adjusted gross profit margin of 37.2%, an increase of approximately 110 basis points versus last year, and
Adjusted EBITDA of $32.3 million increased 29.1% from the fourth quarter last year.

"We're very pleased with the progress we made in the fourth quarter across our businesses, particularly in Janie and Jack and Crazy 8," said Mark Breitbard, Chief Executive Officer...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call And Webcast To Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results »

April 24, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, has scheduled a webcast and conference call to report its first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30 at 9:00 am Eastern Time. During the call, discussions may include material developments that occur subsequent to the distribution of this press release but before the scheduled earnings call.
A live webcast of the call will be available on www.gnc.com via the Investor Relations section under "About GNC". A replay of this webcast will be available through May 29, 2015. You may also listen to the live call by dialing 1-877-232-1784 inside the U.S. and 706-679-4448 outside the U.S...

Tropical Smoothie Café Announces Highest Average Unit Volume In 18-Year History »

April 23, 2015 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Leading Fast Casual Café Now Boasts AUV of More Than $578,000 with Top 50 Percent Exceeding $734,000
April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today an all-time high average unit volume (AUV) of more than $578,000, while the top 50 percent of its cafes nationwide reported exceeding $734,000.
“We are thrilled that in the last year our system’s AUV has grown by nearly 10 percent - an outstanding result of Tropical Smoothie Cafe introducing more fresh food featuring bold flavors and quality ingredients, and our franchisees’ hard work and passion for the brand,” said Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café...

Interim HealthCare Promotes The Importance Of Advanced Healthcare Decisions »

April 23, 2015 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Interim HealthCare

April 2, 2015 // Franchising.com // SUNRISE, FL - In an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making, Interim HealthCare is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day.
“Studies show that less than one-third of all adults have a living will or any kind of advance directive to make their healthcare wishes known in the event of catastrophe,” comments Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare, Inc. “Having an advance directive enables families and healthcare providers to be better equipped to address advanced healthcare planning issues and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”
National Healthcare Decisions Day was started seven years ago to teach Americans the benefits of creating an advance directive, and to encourage healthcare providers to recommend them more often...

Home Care Assistance Vancouver Nominated As A Finalist For “Big Business Of The Year Award” »

April 23, 2015 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has nominated Home Care Assistance Vancouver as one of the top three finalists for their “Big Business of the Year Award” which recognizes local companies providing a superior level of customer service and community support.
West Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Home Care Assistance Vancouver, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce that it has been chosen by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as one of the top three finalists for the “Big Business of the Year Award”. To be selected as a finalist, the business must be a West Vancouver Chamber Member and/or located in West Vancouver or Bowen Island and have 13 or more employees. The business must also have made a positive impact in their respective industry, have a reputation for providing a superior level of customer service, support the community in some capacity as well as show an increase in sales and client growth...

El Paso Residents Challenged To Lose 1,000 Pounds In 28 Days »

April 22, 2015 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

El Paso Fit Body Boot Camp has challenged local residents to lose a total of 1,000 pounds during their 28-Day Meltdown Challenge. The local fitness center is offering the challenge for less than a dollar a day and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to local diabetes foundations.
El Paso, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - The 1,000 Pound Meltdown Challenge will be begin May 4 and will be held at the El Paso Fit Body Boot Camp: 3945 Doniphan Park Cir, El Paso, TX 79922. The 28-Day event costs $27.99 and will be take place during morning classes throughout the week and weekend. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local diabetes foundations and research centers fighting against the debilitating effects of diabetes and diabetes related illnesses...

Weight Watchers Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call »

April 22, 2015 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) will release its results for the first quarter 2015 after the NYSE closes on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
The Company has also scheduled a conference call on May 5th at 5:00 p.m. ET. During the conference call, James Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Nicholas Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the first quarter 2015 results and answer questions from the investment community.
Live audio of the conference call will be simultaneously webcast over the Internet on the Company's corporate website, www.weightwatchersinternational.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on this site for approximately 90 days.
About Weight Watchers International, Inc...

The Joint Corp. Announces Aggressive Franchise Expansion Plans »

April 21, 2015 at 11:06AM PDT | Source: The Joint Corp.

Chiropractic clinic franchisor targets Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Ohio, California, and New Mexico
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Joint Corp. (Nasdaq: JYNT) today announced it is ready to grant new franchise licenses in several states for its chiropractic clinics that are revolutionizing healthcare through a unique, non-insurance model.
The company, which already has 255+ clinics in 29 states, is looking to expand its brand presence nationally by seeding the development of new franchises in Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Ohio, California, and New Mexico.
“The Joint franchise model offers an affordable and accessible opportunity to become a healthcare entrepreneur,” said David Orwasher, president and chief operating officer of The Joint Corp...

Supercuts Delivers New Ad Campaign Highlighting Enhanced Guest Experience »

April 21, 2015 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: Supercuts

Iconic Hair Salon's Signature Hot Towel Finish and Digital Conveniences Get Guests "Ready to Go"
MINNEAPOLIS - April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Supercuts, the leader in the affordable haircare industry, has launched an enhanced guest experience that includes a signature Hot Towel Refresher® service and online check-ins via a new website and sleek mobile app. Supercuts.com and the mobile app, available for iOS and Android, were designed for greater convenience, allowing guests to quickly and easily check in for same-day hair services. To highlight the enhanced experience, a new advertising campaign takes a unique spin on the selfie phenomenon to highlight the attention to detail that is part of every Supercuts' service.
The Finishing Touch...

Guarantee Fat Loss Results With 5 Easy Tips »

April 20, 2015 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp releases Spring fat loss tips to help get bodies ready for Summer.
Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - Genuine fat loss results can seem virtually impossible for many who have tried diets and gym memberships in the past. But what failed dieters and gym-goers don’t realize is that weight loss results can be guaranteed by adhering to five simple principles.
1. Nutrition
No one can out-train a bad diet. No matter how many hours one spends working at the gym, a poor diet can undermine nearly all efforts to lose weight.But a nutritional mean plan does not mean starvation, calorie counting or tasteless foods. There are plenty of delicious and healthy diet plans that make weight loss possible.
Fit Body Boot Camp offers just such plans to its clients...

Home Care Assistance Of Santa Clarita Receives Home Care Pulse Certified - Trusted Provider Distinction »

April 20, 2015 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

With its mission to Change the Way the World Ages, Home Care Assistance of Santa Clarita helps seniors live well at home through innovative approaches to senior care. One such approach is their proprietary Balanced Care Method™ that focuses on a holistic approach to senior care – prioritizing health of mind, body and spirit and emphasizing scientifically studied lifestyle behaviors of the longest living people on Earth.
Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 - Home Care Assistance of Santa Clarita, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce it has been awarded with the Certified - Trusted Provider distinction from Home Care Pulse, a quality management company that empowers excellence in the home care industry...

Home Care Assistance Uses Exclusive Balanced Care Method™ To Helps Houston Clients Thrive »

April 20, 2015 at 4:49AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

The proprietary, research-based approach to care is helping seniors thrive at home by promoting healthy lifestyle factors to boost longevity.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 - Home Care Assistance of Houston, a leading provider of in-home care, continues to raise the standards of care with its proprietary Balanced Care Method. Not satisfied with the existing in-home care paradigms, which tend to focus solely on assistance with activities of daily living, Home Care Assistance designed the Method to take care a step further and promote healthy mind, body and spirit. After implementing the Method for Home Care Assistance of Houston clients, the company has received overwhelming positive feedback from medical and senior care professionals for this innovative holistic approach to care...

The Pop Heard Around The World: Latest Doc Popcorn Opening Draws Masses In Japan »

April 17, 2015 at 7:10AM PDT | Source: Doc Popcorn
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Huge Crowds Captivated by Second of 10 Franchise Locations to Open in Japan
April 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER, Colo. – The latest opening of Doc Popcorn at Lalaport Mall in Fujimi this past week drew crowds of customers at its Grand Opening, which marked the second successful opening of the fresh-popped, kettle-cooked popcorn retail franchise in Japan.
Less than one year after the first Doc Popcorn grand opening in Tokyo, the Lalaport Mall PopShop™ is the latest step for the brand as it bolsters its international presence. The master franchise agreement, inked last March, will bring 10 Doc Popcorn locations to Japan, the third and fourth of which plan to open sometime this year.
Doc Popcorn at Lalaport Mall is owned and operated by FS Planning, an investment group with extensive experience building successful businesses within the restaurant, fast-casual and franchising industries including concepts such as Maxim de Paris, Vieille Vigne, Cote de Rouge, Dominique SAIBRON and Radish Boy...

Denis F. Kelly To Join Weight Watchers Board Of Directors »

April 17, 2015 at 4:20AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced that Denis F. Kelly will stand for election to the Board of Directors at the Company's 2015 annual meeting of shareholders to be held on May 7, 2015. Mr. Kelly will also serve as chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors. Marsha Johnson Evans, who has served as a director of the Company since February 2002, has informed the Board of Directors that she will not stand for re-election at the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders.
"It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve on Weight Watchers Board of Directors for the past thirteen years. Weight Watchers is an excellent company with an admirable mission and an esteemed brand...

Brightway Opens First Agency In Colorado »

April 16, 2015 at 10:20AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Colorado Office Marks Tenth State in Which the Company has Operations
April 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Centennial, located just outside of Denver, marks the spot for a new Brightway Insurance agency and its first office in Colorado, the company announced today.
Agency Owner Cody Casey will open his office there on April 27. As a Brightway independent agent, he will have access to about 20 insurance companies and sell Home, Flood, Auto, Umbrella, Motorcycle, Boat and RV insurance products and services.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
“Coming from the window installation industry, I was looking for a business opportunity where I could be my own boss, and leverage a turnkey infrastructure,” said Casey...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Granite Bay, CA »

April 16, 2015 at 7:42AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest location in Granite Bay, California. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings continues to expand through the Sacramento region bringing its 'No Judgments' philosophy to the already health conscious and family oriented community of Granite Bay.
Set to open for workouts in summer of 2015, Crunch's newest location will be conveniently sited on the corner of Douglas Blvd and Sierra College Blvd in Granite Bay in the Sierra Oaks Plaza Center 4130 Douglas Blvd Granite Bay, CA 95746. The shopping center has plenty of parking and borders the town of Roseville...

Orangetheory® Fitness Continues All-Out Growth With 200th Studio Opening »

April 16, 2015 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Gainesville, Florida Studio Opening is the Latest Landmark for the Fast-Growing Fitness Franchise 
April 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the revolutionary and rapidly expanding fitness franchise, has announced today its 200th studio opening in Gainesville, Florida. The opening represents the latest milestone for the fitness company, which has been experiencing explosive growth since opening its first studio in 2010. Today, Orangetheory Fitness continues to raise the bar in the health and wellness industry, having nearly doubled its footprint in past 16 months. With a total of 525 franchises licenses already awarded, the company shows no signs of slowing down.
"Our 200th open studio is certainly a landmark opening for the brand, and Gainesville holds a special place in my heart because it's home to my alma mater, the University of Florida," said Dave Long, chief executive officer of Orangetheory Fitness...



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