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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.

UFood Grill Announces VetFran Membership »

July 28, 2015 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: UFood Grill

CEO, a U.S. Army veteran, wants to help fellow veterans own their own business after service to the country.
July 28, 2015 // // BOSTON - UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where "delicious meets nutritious," today announced that the company has partnered with VetFran, a program that helps U.S. Military veterans locate franchise opportunities and provides a path towards business ownership with training, mentoring and financial assistance.
As a member of VetFran, UFood Grill will now offer veterans a 50 percent discount on its current franchise fee, reducing it to $17,500, to help veterans own and operate a UFood Grill restaurant.
The announcement marks a special milestone for UFood Grill CEO Sal Rincione who was a counter intelligence officer in the U...

Window World Selects Military Veteran For Oshkosh, Wisconsin Hero Flight With Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows »

July 27, 2015 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: Window World

A Window World Family Member is Honored for His Military Service
July 27, 2015 // // OSHKOSH, WI - Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company – in partnership with Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows – announces the selection of military veteran Art Lane for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh Hero Flight.
A tribute to our nation’s military, the Hero Flight Program is an exceptional aspect of Window World’s sponsorship of Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows’ 2015 season. Prior to each of the airshows in which Rob Holland will perform, one veteran is selected from a pool of nominations for a thrilling ride with the world champion aerobatic pilot...

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Teams Up With For Homes For Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend »

July 21, 2015 at 5:01AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

Adoption Event Will Help Coldwell Banker Real Estate Reach Goal of Finding Homes for 20,000 Adoptable Dogs this Year
July 21, 2015 // // Madison, N.J. - Between six million and eight million homeless pets enter shelters every year. That’s why Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original real estate startup founded in 1906, is teaming up with to organize the Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend.
This nationwide event builds on the success of the “Homes for Dogs Project,” a national campaign hosted by Coldwell Banker® and that aims to find homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs in 2015. On August 1-2, Coldwell Banker offices in communities across the United States, along with shelters and rescue groups in the Adopt-a-Pet...

The Melting Pot Partners With Newmark Grubb Knight Frank To Drive Franchise Real Estate Development Worldwide »

July 20, 2015 at 7:53AM PDT | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant to Host Webinar August 13 to Fuel National Expansion 
TAMPA, Fla. - July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today it has partnered with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms with operations in more than 370 offices worldwide. Through this strategic partnership, The Melting Pot will be able to leverage NGKF's expertise in providing real estate solutions to support the brand's long-term domestic and international expansion strategy.
"Our new alliance with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank will accelerate franchise development, create value for our existing franchisee's real estate needs and give us a better understanding of the commercial real estate landscape globally," said Dan Stone, chief business and people development officer for Front Burner Brands...

Fresh Healthy Vending And American Diabetes Association Partner To Promote Corporate Initiative "Wellness Lives Here" »

July 20, 2015 at 5:26AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

Effort Will Raise Funds for Diabetes Research and Give Fresh Healthy Vending Access to Thousands of Business Locations Nationwide
SAN DIEGO, CA - (Marketwired - Jul 20, 2015) - (OTCQB: VEND) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. announces a historical partnership with the American Diabetes Association. The pairing will take advantage of the ADA's relationships with companies and organizations that are interested in having either Healthy Micro Markets or Vending Machines on their premises as an element of their participation in the ADA's Wellness Lives Here program.
Fresh Healthy Vending's high tech equipment offers healthy foods such as salads, sandwiches, wraps, frozen meals, snacks and beverages, all of which benefit those wanting to maintain a healthy diet...

Meineke Selects Clutch To Drive Strategic Customer Experience Program »

July 14, 2015 at 6:58AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers
Meineke Car Care Centers Opportunities Available

Automotive service leader partners with Consumer Management innovator to develop industry-leading program built to strengthen customer relationships and enhance the brand experience.
PHILADELPHIA - July 14, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Clutch, a pioneering Consumer Management platform that delivers customer intelligence and engagement solutions to premium brands, announced today a strategic partnership with Meineke Car Care Centers. A leader in automotive service, maintenance and repair, Meineke chose Clutch to design and power a comprehensive solution that will enhance Meineke consumer engagement. Built using Clutch’s advanced consumer management technology, the program will focus on delivering value, increased relevancy and stronger, more meaningful consumer-technician relationships throughout the more than 900 centers in North America...

AAMCO Partners With BoeFly To Accelerate Franchise Development Nationwide »

July 14, 2015 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

World's Largest Franchise of Transmission Specialists to Offer Competitive Financing Services to Prospective and Existing Franchisees
HORSHAM, Pa. - July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, today announced it has partnered with BoeFly, an online marketplace for small business borrowers and lenders, to accelerate national franchise development of the brand. Through this strategic partnership, AAMCO will be able to leverage BoeFly's nationwide network of lenders to help new and existing franchisees secure the financing needed to open and run their businesses successfully.
"At AAMCO, we are committed to the success of our franchisees and this partnership will position us for continued growth," said Brett Ponton, president and CEO of AAMCO Transmission, Inc...

Papa Murphy's Selects InnerWorkings For In-Store Marketing »

July 14, 2015 at 6:19AM PDT | Source: Papa Murphy's
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Leading take 'n' bake pizza chain signs agreement with marketing execution firm.
CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, Wash. - July 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, today announced that the company has signed an agreement with InnerWorkings, Inc. (Nasdaq:INWK), a leading marketing execution firm, to strengthen the impact of Papa Murphy's point-of-purchase, printed marketing materials, and branded merchandise at the company's more than 1,400 locations across the U.S.
"With InnerWorkings' streamlined platform, our franchise owners will benefit from a simplified, cost-saving process," said Dan Harmon, senior vice president of operations at Papa Murphy's. "We are always looking for new opportunities to improve and strengthen our franchise owner experience and we are pleased to partner with InnerWorkings to advance our in-store marketing execution as we continue to grow the brand...

Johnny Rockets Enlists EMPAD To Provide Purchasing And Distribution Support »

July 14, 2015 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Johnny Rockets
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All-American Restaurant Franchise Taps into Consulting Group for Supply Chain Expertise
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Johnny Rockets announces a partnership with foodservice consulting group EMPAD to support purchasing and distribution for the brand's U.S. restaurants. As part of the relationship, EMPAD will assist Johnny Rockets with distributor pricing verification, analysis, sourcing and more to improve the supply chain process for the brand's franchise and corporate-owned restaurants.
"With Johnny Rockets continued growth and development, including new prototypes and global expansion, now is the ideal time to partner with EMPAD to support our brand's supply-chain initiatives, including sourcing the best contracts and pricing for our franchisees," says James Leung, executive director of purchasing...

Desert Personnel Partners With @Work Group »

July 14, 2015 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: @Work Group

Long standing Palm Desert staffing firm gains association with award-winning national franchise company to become Desert Personnel @Work
July 14, 2015 // // KNOXVILLE, Tenn – Desert Personnel, a long-standing staffing firm for California’s Coachella Valley, has officially announced association with @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise. Now operating under the revised name, Desert Personnel @Work, the transitional partnership allows owners Ty and Sarah Seils to maintain their location at 73350 El Paseo, STE 205 Palm Desert, California, 92260.
“Even though our business is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, we are always looking for new ways to adapt in order to maintain and grow our brand,” said Ty Seils, owner at Desert Personnel @Work...

Fish Consulting Adds Four New Brands To Growing Client Roster »

July 13, 2015 at 9:05AM PDT | Source: Fish Consulting

Franchise Specialty PR Firm Continues Aggressive Growth, Adding BIP Capital; Coverall North America, AAMCO Transmissions and Captain D’s Seafood to Portfolio
July 13, 2015 // // HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Fish Consulting, LLC, a national communications firm specializing in franchise public relations, announced today it has added four new clients to its growing roster including BIP Capital, Coverall North America, AAMCO Transmission and Captain D’s Seafood.
“Franchising is a very diverse business model and it has provided us with a great opportunity to work with a wide range of brands and investors across the industry,” said Lorne Fisher, CFE, CEO and managing partner, Fish Consulting, LLC. “We’re excited to grow our foodservice and automotive portfolio with the addition of Captain D’s and AAMCO, while also building our service division with Coverall, and private equity firm BIP Capital...

Jamba Juice And ClassPass Team Up With Venus Williams To Debut New Freshly Squeezed Juice Flavors »

July 13, 2015 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Franchise Owner and Spokesperson Venus Williams to Deliver Freshly Squeezed Juices to ClassPass Affiliated Fitness Studios in New York City on July 15
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, announced today that it's teaming up with ClassPass, the premier fitness membership, for a special event collaboration to unveil three new flavor additions to its Freshly Squeezed Juice line; Veggie Vitality™, Cucumber Orange Cooler™, and Orange Supreme™. As the world's largest network of fitness studios spanning across 34 cities in three countries, ClassPass will help Jamba Juice tap into their engaged and active consumer base and together tout this summer's hottest healthy living pairing: juice and fitness...

Small- To Mid-Sized Businesses Find Powerful Advocate In Third Party Logistics Companies »

July 13, 2015 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

Unishippers, the Nation’s First and One of the Largest Shipping Resellers, Pinpoints Value of 3PLs in Complex Relationship between Shippers and Carriers
July 13, 2015 // // SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – What began as a necessity for the increasingly complex transportation industry has evolved into a dominating force worth more than $150 billion in annual revenue. Third party logistics companies, or 3PLs, have demonstrated their influence by leveraging relationships with carriers and working alongside small- to mid- size businesses (SMBs), allowing them to focus on their core business functions while still remaining connected to their supply chain.
“There are a series of obstacles that small- to mid- sized businesses can meet when handling shipping themselves...

Hyatt To Partner With Khan Academy To Bring Open-Source Global Learning To Colleagues And Communities »

July 13, 2015 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Alliance Underscores Hyatt’s Global Commitment to Care for People so They Can Be Their Best
July 13, 2015 // // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) and Hyatt Hotels Foundation announced today that they are deepening their global commitment to empowering Hyatt colleagues and communities to reach their full potential. Hyatt is developing a new, multi-year partnership with Khan Academy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free access to world-class education online. This partnership represents the first time that Khan Academy will be collaborating with a hospitality company.
Over the course of the collaboration, Hyatt will bring Khan Academy’s multi-language learning platform to its colleagues, their families and their communities...

Chronic Tacos Partners With Make-A-Wish® Orange County And The Inland Empire, Angel Stadium »

July 09, 2015 at 8:15AM PDT | Source: Chronic Tacos
Chronic Tacos Opportunities Available

Fast-Casual Taco Shop Franchise Helps Fulfill Wish of 15-Year-Old Michael Kincade; Throws First Pitch at the June 23rd Game
July 09, 2015 // // ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – For 15-year-old Michael Kincade, his dream of meeting Mike Trout, MVP center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, got a little sweeter when Chronic Tacos helped fulfill his wish by donating the opportunity to throw out the honorary first pitch of the June 23rd Angels game against the Houston Astros.
Michael, who is living with leukemia, was joined Tuesday by his family to watch the Angels take batting practice from the field, meet Trout and other Angels players, take a “behind the scenes” tour of the ballpark, throw out the honorary first pitch and enjoy the baseball game...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Announces Partnership With Smartphone Battery Case Leader, Mophie »

July 09, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - July 09, 2015 - ( - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is proud to announce its partnership with mophie, the leading innovator of intelligent solutions for mobile devices. CPR will begin offering customers a selection of mophie’s mobile charging products to customers at authorized CPR stores around the country.
“mophie is the industry leader and award-winning designer and manufacturer of the top selling battery case on the market, so we’re eager to begin providing mophie solutions to our customers,” said Josh Sevick, CPR President. “When a customer visits CPR for repairs, it’s an ideal opportunity for them to browse the store and learn about new products and accessories such as the latest from mophie...

7-Eleven, Inc. Enters New Agreement For ATM Service In US »

July 07, 2015 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

DALLAS - July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - 7-Eleven, Inc. today announced the completion of an agreement with Financial Consulting & Trading International, Inc. (FCTI), of California, to become the company's new ATM provider.
FCTI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Bank a highly successful ATM provider for all 7-Eleven stores in Japan.
7-Eleven's U.S. company-operated and franchised stores are expected to transition to FCTI's ATM program in 2017.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses nearly 10,500 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 56,200 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries...

Candy Crush-Inspired Flavors And Collectible Spoons Coming To Yogurtland »

July 06, 2015 at 12:17PM PDT | Source: Yogurtland

July 06, 2015 // // Irvine, CA – With Candy Crush fever continuing to sweep the nation, frozen yogurt fans will soon get to power-up their gaming passion into a real life, mouth-watering treat and win big at Yogurtland. From July 6th through Sept. 13th, Yogurtland will launch its new “Sweet Treats” campaign, offering handcrafted delicious flavors inspired by the colorful and tasty episodes and characters from the Candy Crush world. Collectible spoons and cups, and instant win sweepstakes will also bring the Candy Crush experience to a new, flavorful and fun level.
“Candy Crush and Yogurtland is a match made in flavor heaven,” said Kathy Huynh, marketing manager at Yogurtland. “We are excited to bring these super fun, one-of-a-kind frozen yogurt Candy Crush flavors to our guests...

FranConnect, Franchise Relationships Institute Team Up To Enhance Recruitment Success »

July 06, 2015 at 7:26AM PDT | Source: FranConnect

Franchise Consulting Experts Bring Industry Professionals the Best of Both Worlds
July 06, 2015 // // RESTON, VA and VICTORIA, Australia - FranConnect, the premier source for franchise management systems, announced today that it is joining forces with the Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI), a global leader for tools and training in franchise relationship-building.
FranConnect offers software systems that enable the full lifecycle of franchise operations, from franchise development and onboarding to information management, franchisee engagement and local marketing automation. The partnership with FRI enables franchisors to understand the factors that impact franchisee suitability, satisfaction and success. More than 600 brands comprising over 110,000 franchisee locations can enjoy the breadth of knowledge provided by FranConnect’s partnership with the FRI...

Snap Fitness And Landon Cassill Team Up For Coke Zero 400 »

July 06, 2015 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness
Snap Fitness Opportunities Available

July 02, 2015 // // MINNEAPOLIS - After making a huge splash during the Coca-Cola 600, Snap Fitness will have its American flag collage filled with thousands of club owners, personal trainers, and members featured on Landon Cassill’s No 40 car in the Coke Zero 400 Sunday, July 5.
“We are thrilled to have Snap Nation back on Landon’s car for this weekend’s Fourth of July holiday race,” Steele Smiley, Chief Officer responsible for brand strategy, said. “As America’s Fitness Brand, it’s fantastic that we can show our pride for this country with thousands of people featured on the car as Landon speeds around the race track. He will have Snap Nation supporting him on all sides...

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