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Franchise Industry Strategic Alliances

Partnerships build strong alliances, and you can uncover the latest dealmakers right here. No need to look any further if you're in search of the latest news and opportunities revolving around today's emerging partnerships and strategic alliances. Whether the ink has dried or the deal's still in the talking stages, find all the details right here--including who's providing the financing.

Top Round Partners With Upside Franchise Consulting To Franchise Chef Driven Fast Food Concept »

October 30, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Top Round Roast Beef

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Top Round Roast Beef is delighted to announce they are partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting (USG) to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with a stylish fast-food restaurant providing classic eats made with the highest quality ingredients.
Founded by Chef Anthony Carron, Noah Ellis, Chef Steven Fretz, and James Beard Award Winner Jamie Tiampo, Top Round Roast Beef is a chef driven fast-food concept where people can nosh on wholesome roast beef sandwiches while enjoying a fun, nostalgic atmosphere. Modeled after the roast-beef chains of yesteryear, Top Round serves up sandwiches made with USDA Choice top round that is slow roasted for twelve hours and garnished with a variety of delicious toppings, including horseradish cream, house-crafted "Wizz," roasted mushrooms, jalapeño straws, and Provel cheese...

Fish Consulting Announces Expanded Partnership With Dunkin' Donuts »

October 30, 2014 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Inc. 5000 Agency Adds Dunkin' Donuts South Florida to its Growing Portfolio
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fish Consulting, LLC, a national communications firm specializing in franchise public relations and marketing, announced today an expanded partnership with Dunkin' Donuts. After more than seven years of successfully promoting franchise development for the brand, Fish is expanding its responsibilities to build consumer awareness for Dunkin' Donuts across South Florida.
Dunkin' Donuts, America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has enlisted Fish to provide local consumer public relations, event marketing and social media management in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Dunkin' Donuts currently operates more than 250 locations in the South Florida region...

Cindy Crawford Officially Kicks Off Role As 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge Ambassador »

October 30, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Art Van Furniture

Crawford, International Supermodel, Businesswoman and Philanthropist, announces retailer's new $1 million charitable initiative at star studded event in Chicago October 29.
WARREN, Mich. - Oct. ­­­­­30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A beautiful partnership! Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, and Cindy Crawford, international supermodel, businesswoman and philanthropist, have deepened their decade long retail relationship by collaborating on a major Midwest philanthropic initiative. On Wednesday, October 29, Crawford launched her new, high visibility role as 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge Ambassador, officially announcing that $1 million in charitable grants will be awarded next year to nonprofit organizations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio...

Microsoft Taps Gold's Gym As A Key Fitness Content Partner For Microsoft Band »

October 30, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Iconic Gym Brand Works with its Panel of World Class Trainers to Create Guided Workout Plans and Fitness Content for Microsoft Band Users
DALLAS - Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, is excited to announce a collaboration with Microsoft on its just-unveiled Microsoft Band wearable device, the smart band for people who want to live healthier and be more productive. With the goal of making fitness even more accessible to the nation, Gold's Gym members and non-members alike can now access the iconic brand of fitness that Gold's Gym has been providing to millions of consumers for nearly 50 years through the use of the innovative Microsoft Band.
Through the partnership, Microsoft Band users will have access to customized 12-week workout plans created by a panel of world-class Gold's Gym Fitness Institute celebrity trainers, with the ability to download workout plans directly to Microsoft Band...

Cousins Subs® Awards $2,000 To Faith, Hope, & Love, Inc. »

October 29, 2014 at 9:22AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

Make It Better Foundation Grant will Help Support Children in Crisis in Racine County
October 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – The Cousins Subs® Make It Better Foundation has awarded Faith, Hope, & Love, Inc. a $2,000 grant to provide children in Racine County who are displaced from their home with a duffel bag of personal care and comfort items.
Faith, Hope, & Love focuses on providing support to those who have had to leave their home as a result of neglect, abuse, displacement or tragedy. Unfortunately, most leave with very few belongings aside from the clothes on their backs. If they do have any items, they are typically transported in a trash bag.
The funds from the Make It Better Foundation will be used to purchase 100 fleece blankets, 100 flashlights, 100 journals/books and 100 duffel bags to help make the transition a little easier for displaced children...

ServiceMaster Of North Texas Boosts Their Internet Marketing Strategy By Joining RestorationMasterFinder.com »

October 29, 2014 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 - ServiceMaster of North Texas is located in Garland, TX and they provide disaster restoration and cleaning services to homes and businesses in Dallas, Garland, Plano, TX and the surrounding communities. They are the most recent ServiceMaster franchise to boost their online marketing campaign by joining RestorationMasterFinder.com. RestorationMasterFinder, or RMF, was developed by Proceed Innovative as a lead generating website that provides cost-effective leads for ServiceMaster franchises.
The addition of ServiceMaster of North Texas to RestorationMasterFinder.com will help attract more internet traffic to their micro-sites which will result in a higher volume of calls and conversions. ServiceMaster is a nationally recognized brand and one of the most trusted service providers for disaster restoration and cleaning services...

The Pizza Press Announces Launch Of Its National Franchise Program »

October 28, 2014 at 8:28AM PDT | Source: The Pizza Press

The fast casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant is working with Franchise Dynamics to create franchise opportunities nationwide.
October 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Anaheim, CA  - The Pizza Press, a fast casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant, is announcing the launch of its comprehensive national franchise program in partnership with Franchise Dynamics. With already two company-owned locations in Orange County, California, The Pizza Press is now available for franchise in select markets throughout the United States.
After the 2012 opening of its first location in Anaheim, The Pizza Press has received a growing demand to bring its concept outside of California. Founder Dara Maleki will continue to be the owner of the original Anaheim location, as well as the new flagship restaurant opening in Old Towne Orange, CA this fall...

Dunkin' Brands, In Partnership With The NAACP, Continues Work Towards Increasing Diversity In The Franchising Industry »

October 28, 2014 at 8:11AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

Dunkin' Brands to Host Complimentary Franchising 101 Webinar in Collaboration with the IFA Educational Foundation Diversity Institute
October 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Canton, MA – Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced that it will host a new educational webinar as part of its Diversity in Franchising Initiative in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The goal of the initiative, which was announced at the NAACP's national convention in July, is to increase the number of franchised businesses owned by people of color in both the quick service restaurant sector and across the spectrum of franchise concepts in today's marketplace...

Painting With A Twist Announces Partnership With National Coffee Chain »

October 27, 2014 at 11:14AM PDT | Source: Painting with a Twist

Paint-and-Sip Franchise Teams up with PJ's Coffee for 'Coffee and Canvas' Classes
MANDEVILLE, La. - October 27, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Think the term "paint and sip" only relates to wine? Guess again. Having already staked its claim as the first and largest paint-and-sip franchise in the U.S., Painting with a Twist® is now the first in the marketplace to offer guests premium coffee, along with daytime classes titled Coffee and Canvas – inviting new clientele into the studios and enhancing the overall experience for one of the newest forms of art entertainment.
Through a partnership with PJ's Coffee of New Orleans, Painting with a Twist studios nationwide can now provide guests a complimentary Louisiana tradition while they paint...

Dunkin’ Donuts Gives Soccer Fans The Chance To Score Tickets To A Liverpool FC Match In England »

October 27, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Launches "Kick It with LFC Sweepstakes" to give fans the chance to win a trip to Liverpool to watch Liverpool FC face off against Manchester United FC at Anfield
October 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced a new "Kick It with LFC Sweepstakes" in partnership with Liverpool Football Club (FC), one of the world's most historic and famous football clubs. The sweepstakes will give one lucky fan the chance to score a trip for two to Liverpool, England with to watch Liverpool FC play Manchester United FC at the historic Anfield stadium.
From now through November 10, fans can visit www.DDLFCSweeps.com to enter the sweepstakes. Fans will be asked to enter their name, email address and phone number for the chance to win, and can submit one entry each day...

Wisconsin-Based Brands Teamed Up To Celebrate Grilling Season »

October 27, 2014 at 9:13AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

Cousins Subs® Partnered with Johnsonville® to Offer LTO Subs and Offer Unique Prize Package
October 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® and Johnsonville® Sausage came together in the late summer to offer guests a special taste of Wisconsin with two limited-time-only subs, the Wisconsin Steak & Brat on Italian bread and the Wisconsin Brat & Bacon on pretzel bread.
"This was an exciting opportunity for Cousins to partner with another Wisconsin-based company," said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. "The Johnsonville brat subs were a huge hit. The partnership allowed the brands to have some fun with each other, both in store and online."
To promote the Wisconsin-based powerhouse partnership, Cousins invited Facebook fans to take a "What’s Your Game Day Sub" personality quiz that automatically entered them into a sweepstakes to win one of six Johnsonville tailgate packages...

Wyndham Rewards Offers Members Chance At Dream Hawaiian Getaway »

October 27, 2014 at 8:42AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Adds Hawaiian Airlines as Newest Earning and Redemption Partner
October 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay, is offering members the chance to win a five-night Hawaiian getaway, in celebration of the loyalty program’s newest earning and redemption partner, Hawaiian Airlines.
Available to all Wyndham Rewards members who are legal residents of the U.S., the "Wyndham Rewards Hawaiian Getaway Sweepstakes" runs through December 27, 2014 and one lucky winner, to be randomly chosen from all eligible entries, will win two round trip airline tickets, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, and a five-night stay at the Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort in Koloa, Hawaii...

Papa John's Warms Up The Fall Season With PepsiCo For A New Spin On A Classic: The Fritos Chili Pizza »

October 24, 2014 at 9:32AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

Oct. 27 Through Nov. 23 get the Fritos Chili Pizza for $12 and a Chocolate Chip Cookie for $5
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - October 24, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's is bringing the crunch this fall with a new spin on a classic American favorite. The pizza company is partnering with PepsiCo's Fritos corn chips to create a new tasty tradition, the Fritos Chili Pizza. A comforting fall dish, the Fritos Chili Pizza is a unique offering for Papa John's customers that can be paired with a warm, freshly-baked, eight-slice chocolate chip cookie and a Pepsi beverage product.
Whether looking for a dinner option on Halloween or the perfect tailgating meal, the limited time product is available through November 23. The pizza will feature Papa John's signature-crust, real beef, hearty chili sauce, Roma tomatoes and onions, all topped with premium cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and baked to golden brown perfection...

Flip Flop Shops® Adds Authentic Birkenstock Brand »

October 24, 2014 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: Flip Flop Shops

Rapidly rising retail chain devoted exclusively to flip flops and casual footwear steps up product selection with Birkenstock styles.
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Flip Flop Shops®, one of the fastest growing global retail chains, continues to make strides as a casual footwear industry leader with the introduction of Birkenstock to its retail brand selection. As an approved retailer for Birkenstock USA, LP, shoppers will soon be able to pick up Birkenstock's iconic slides and sandals at select Flip Flop Shops' domestic locations.
Being selected as a Birkenstock retail partner marks a major step for Flip Flop Shops, which has become a predominant sales force in the casual footwear industry over the last decade...

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Partners With Macy's, Inc. To Open Shop-in-Shop Locations For The Holiday Season »

October 23, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Five Interactive Shop-in-Shop Locations to be Added Within Leading Macy's Stores
ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 23, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) today announced a strategic partnership with Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) to open licensed shop-in-shop locations in select major markets in anticipation of the 2014 holiday season. Build-A-Bear Workshop® will bring its emotional, interactive retail experience to Macy's rich heritage and storied holiday tradition with the opening of five locations within leading Macy's retail stores including Herald Square in New York City. Build-A-Bear will also be showcased in Macy's famed Santaland® at select stores and will again feature a themed float in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®...

The Little Gym Expands Partnership With Nickelodeon To Host Official SpongeBob SquarePants Parties »

October 22, 2014 at 12:04PM PDT | Source: Little Gym

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - (Marketwired - Oct 22, 2014) - "Are you ready, kids?" "Aye-Aye Captain!" The Little Gym International today announced that children can celebrate their birthdays SpongeBob-style at The Little Gym as the experiential learning and physical development center is introducing "SpongeBob SquarePants"-themed Awesome Birthday Bash parties at participating U.S. locations.
The Little Gym's curriculum for its new "SpongeBob SquarePants" parties, designed for children up to age 12, is being developed by the company in partnership with Nickelodeon. The birthday parties will take children on an undersea adventure inside their local The Little Gym, as children engage with characters like Patrick, Squidward and Mister Krabs in an interactive and imaginative story that gets kids moving, climbing and tumbling through active play...

Nation's Leading Holiday Lighting And Decorating Franchise Shines Brighter This Season By Partnering With Barcana Inc. »

October 22, 2014 at 11:41AM PDT | Source: Christmas Decor

Christmas Decor Decks the Halls with Diverse Line of High-End Trees, Ornaments and More
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lubbock, TX – Christmas Decor, the nation's leading professional holiday & event decorating franchise - is proud to announce its newly formed partnership with Barcana Inc. (Barcana), one of the nation's leading artificial tree manufacturers. In addition to providing spectacular, unique lighting displays that create dazzling results, Christmas Decor will now offer consumers an extensive line of high-end artificial trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments and more.
For over 50 years, the Barcana name has been recognized as the leader of high quality manufacturing of artificial Christmas trees. However, being headquartered in Southern California created a set of challenges for the third generation family business when it came to freight and logistics...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Extends Global Partnership With Mercedes AMG Petronas »

October 22, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

SPG Members Can Live The Formula One Experience With Unparalleled Access To The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
STAMFORD, Conn. - October 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced a two-year extension of its partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. SPG® officially launched the new global partnership at the start of Formula One’s 2012 European season and after three successful years together the two partners have now announced that their relationship will continue ahead of the United States Grand Prix.
Considered the most prestigious form of motor racing in the world, Formula One consists of a series of races known as ‘Grands Prix’ held on purpose-built and street circuits...

Stevi B's Pizza Celebrates The Holiday Season With Creative In-Store Promotions, Charity Partnerships And New Menu Additions »

October 22, 2014 at 8:26AM PDT | Source: Stevi B's Pizza

Creative Customer Promotions Highlight Winter at the Nation's Favorite Family Friendly Pizza Buffet
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – The start of a new season comes with even more reason to enjoy the tasty offerings – and great savings – from the country's only premium pizza buffet.
Starting this month, Stevi B's Pizza, everyone's favorite neighborhood pizza buffet, is introducing an exciting collection of deals, desserts, giveaways and community give-back programs including:

A Toys for Tots Community Partnership
Holiday Gift Car Promotion
Fundraising Group Facebook Contest
Limited Time Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Pizza

"At Stevi B's, we cherish the opportunity to strengthen the bonds we have with fans during the holiday season," said Allyson Smith, chief marketing officer for Stevi B's Pizza...

JumpBunch Partners With Riverhead Parks Department »

October 22, 2014 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: JumpBunch

Holbrook, NY - October 22, 2014 - (PR.com) - JumpBunch of Southeast Long Island, a well-known global sports franchise, is proud to announce that it has expanded its programming into Eastern Long Island by offering children's sports programs through the Parks and Recreation Department of Riverhead, New York.
Jump Bunch owner/operator Winkie Schultz says, "All programs are non-competitive and based upon the love of sports and fitness. By introducing children to a wide variety of sports at a young age, it is our hope that they will continue playing sports throughout their adult lives. Active, healthy and fit kids usually make for active, healthy and fit adults."
JumpBunch Pee Wee clinics are offered at Stotzky Park in Riverhead, New York, during the spring, summer and fall...



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