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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.

Menchie's Asks Fans "Why Pick Sides?" With The Launch Of A Partnership With Oreo »

August 28, 2014 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Menchie's Offers Two New Cookie Flavors and Oreo Toppings
August 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // ENCINO, Calif. - Menchie's, North America's fastest growing self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, is delighted to launch not one, but two new flavors on September 1st that give yogurt lovers the choice of Just the Cookie or Just the Creme. To maximize these delicious flavors, Menchie's recommends swirling both flavors together to instantly create the mouthwatering taste of "America's Favorite Cookie."
Just the Cookie combines real chocolate cookie crumbs swirled with cocoa, bringing to mind the classic flavor of Oreo® sandwich chocolate cookies. The flavor's partner in crime Just the Creme takes dessert to the next level by offering sweet vanilla creme filling...

Taco Bell Foundation For Teens™ And Celebrity Ambassador Reggie Bush Team Up To Give Back To Boys & Girls Clubs Of America »

August 27, 2014 at 6:22AM PDT | Source: Taco Bell
Taco Bell Opportunities Available

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens will donate $2,500 for each Touchdown Scored by Bush during the 2014 Football Season
August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Irvine, Calif. – Taco Bell Foundation for Teens™ and Celebrity Ambassador Reggie Bush are making touchdowns worth more than seven points this football season. The Foundation and Bush announced yesterday at a local Detroit Taco Bell® restaurant they will be teaming up to give back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through the "Touchdown for Teens" initiative! For each touchdown Bush scores during the 2014 season, $2,500 will be donated to a Boys & Girls Club. For touchdowns scored during home games, the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan will be the recipient...

American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts Partner To Offer Haircuts To Blood And Platelet Donors »

August 27, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Sport Clips donates free haircut coupons for those who donate during September
August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good." During September, people who donate blood or platelets at ARC Blood Drive 2014 - SM Post 1Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut.
"This is a great way for Sport Clips to recognize the contributions of blood donors," said Shaun Gilmore, president of biomedical services at the Red Cross. "Sport Clips locations across the country have teamed up with the Red Cross to give blood donors a fresh new look – just for helping save lives through their blood donation...

Glass Doctor® Franchise Group Joins Independent Glass Association »

August 26, 2014 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: Glass Doctor

Consumers and the Industry to Benefit from Expanded Membership Locations
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 - Gary Hart, Executive Director of the Independent Glass Association (IGA), today announced that the Glass Doctor Franchise Group has joined the association. Through this new membership commitment, the IGA adds 275 additional glass retailer member locations in the U.S. and Canada, giving consumers greater access to independent glass repair and replacement professionals.
"We are pleased to welcome Glass Doctor, which is the largest and fastest growing glass franchise company in the world, as a member of the IGA," said Hart. "The automotive glass repair and replacement industry (AGRR) in which we operate demands an association that can deliver solutions and value with the ability to cooperate quickly and effectively for the benefit of consumers...

Snap Fitness Partners With AMC On New Unscripted Series 4th And Loud »

August 22, 2014 at 12:24PM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness

Snap to Offer Free 4th and Loud Workout: Get Off the SidelinesPlus Chance to Win a Trip to Los Angeles and Meet Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS
August 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - America's fitness brand, Snap Fitness, and AMC's newest unscripted television series, 4th and Loud, are partnering to launch a Get Off the Sidelines campaign that will include free workouts and the 4th and Loud Workout: Get Off the Sidelines Sweepstakes.
4th and Loud, which follows the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team, premiered on Tuesday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 10-episode (60-minute) series will follow team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager, Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner, Brett Bouchy, and president/owner, Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to turn LA's first professional football team in years into a winning franchise...

Wyndham Hotel Group Connects Travelers With Top Tours And Activities »

August 20, 2014 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Partners with GetYourGuide to Showcase over 25,000 Global Offerings
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 19, 2014) – Travelers looking to add top-rated tours and activities to their upcoming travel itineraries can now easily do just that thanks to a new partnership between Wyndham Hotel Group - the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels - and travel tour booking company GetYourGuide.
Upon completing a reservation on any of Wyndham Hotel Group's branded websites, travelers can now connect directly via link to GetYourGuide's catalog of more than 25,000 activities around the globe, which includes everything from sightseeing bus rides and cooking demonstrations to guided walking tours, helicopter rides and more. While searching, members have the ability to sort activities and tours by country and city as well as by tour type and price...

Hertz Continues Building Its Presence In Thailand »

August 20, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Hertz

Hertz and franchise partner Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd. Thailand (Hertz Thailand) celebrate their 11-year alliance and renew agreement.
LONDON - Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, has recently renewed its agreement with its franchise partner Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd. which has been operating Hertz in Thailand since 2003. Hertz Thailand delivers total mobility solutions including domestic and cross border rentals for both business and leisure customers from around the world.
The renewed partnership agreement has been signed by Chartchai Panichewa, Executive Board Chairman, Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd (Hertz International Licensee) and Wong Soon Hwa, Vice President, Hertz Asia...

Albert Pujols "Pinch Hits" To Support 20th Anniversary Of The Toys"R"Us Toy Guide For Differently-Abled Kids® »

August 19, 2014 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

The World's Greatest Toy Store® Teams Up with Baseball World Champion and Proud Father to Continue Special Needs Advocacy Efforts and Backing #ToysforAll
August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us® today announced the release of its 20th Anniversary edition of the Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and shop for children with special needs. Now in its second decade of annual publication, the complimentary shopping guide is a go-to for families, friends and caregivers involved in the special needs community, and is available in Toys"R"Us® and Babies"R"Us® stores nationwide, as well as online at Toysrus.com/DifferentlyAbled in both English and Spanish...

TITLE Boxing® To Enter Retail Space Following Robust Product Sales In Fitness Clubs »

August 15, 2014 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club
TITLE Boxing Club Opportunities Available

Unstoppable Growth of TITLE Boxing Club® Franchises Creates Brand Exposure, Opportunities to Distribute TITLE Boxing Apparel & Equipment in Sporting Goods Stores
LENEXA, Kan. - August 15, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The partnership between the premiere distributor of boxing apparel and equipment and the world's fastest-growing boxing fitness franchise is turning out to be a powerful one-two punch. Propelled by the worldwide brand recognition of TITLE Boxing, TITLE Boxing Club franchises continue to open domestically and overseas at a fast pace, with more than 135 clubs open and another 400 in development. Meanwhile, TITLE Boxing is gaining increased distribution and awareness of its boxing apparel and equipment through retail sales of products offered inside the fitness clubs...

Bojangles' Raises More Than $34,000 For Public Education In South Carolina »

August 15, 2014 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

August 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lexington, S.C. - Bojangles' announced that, with the support of its loyal customers, Bojangles' restaurants across South Carolina raised more than $34,000 for public education during Teacher Appreciation Month in May. Bojangles' presented a check for funds raised to nonprofit partner South Carolina Future Minds during a special Bojangles' breakfast in Lexington, S.C. this morning.
The funds raised will help South Carolina Future Minds support the 700,000 students, 50,000 teachers and nearly 1,200 schools in South Carolina's public education system. This is the fifth year that Bojangles', a founding sponsor of South Carolina Teacher Appreciation Month, has held the statewide fundraiser. Bojangles' invited customers to honor teachers who have made a difference in their lives by purchasing $1 and $5 paper apples that were displayed in the restaurants with the teachers' names...

Cruise Holidays International To Join Forces With Vacation.com  »

August 13, 2014 at 11:37AM PDT | Source: Cruise Holidays

As Pioneering Cruise Franchise Network Becomes DistinctBrand within the Marketing Organization
Cruise Holidays agencies will maintain brand name, plus benefit from increased support and greater variety in supplier options.
August 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Plymouth, MN - Today, Cruise Holidays, North America's original cruise-only franchisor, has announced that it is becoming a division within Vacation.com, bolstering the consortium's size and prestige as Vacation.com's ranks grow even further. The transition is taking place to not only add significant value to the ongoing participation by members of the Cruise Holidays family, but also to further increase the overall strength of the Cruise Holidays brand. Both Cruise Holidays and Vacation...

Kinderdance® Partners With Knowledge Universe »

August 13, 2014 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

Kinderdance International Inc. based in Melbourne, FL. a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children is proud to announce:
Kinderdance® has been approved as a 3rd party vendor partner of Knowledge Universe.
Knowledge Universe is the largest private early childhood provider in the US.
Knowledge Universe Education LLC owns KinderCare® Learning Centers * Knowledge Beginnings® * CCLC®, The Grove School® * Champions® Cambridge Schools™
August 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Knowledge Universe believes in preparing children for a successful academic future and for life through instilling a vibrant sense of learning and curiosity. Their early childhood education centers are safe and secure places to learn, and their research-based curricula comprise abundant activities that model healthy behavior, grow strong bodies and teach children how to make a lasting, positive impact on the planet...

YUM! Brands, KFC, Pizza Hut And Taco Bell Launch World Hunger Relief Effort  »

August 05, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Yum! Brands
Yum! Brands  Opportunities Available

With Global Spokesperson Christina Aguilera in New "Pass the Red Cup" Challenge
Aguilera Uses Powerful Voice to Raise Awareness and Funds for Nearly 850 Million Hungry Worldwide
August 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced the launch of its annual World Hunger Relief effort with the "Pass The Red Cup" challenge featuring multi-Grammy Award winner and international superstar Christina Aguilera.
According to the United Nations, there are nearly 850 million people around the world who suffer from chronic hunger. Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief effort is the world's largest private sector hunger relief initiative, spanning more than 125 countries, over 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants and 1...

Pinot's Palette Partners With CBS Films For "What If" Theatrical Release »

August 04, 2014 at 8:21AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Leading Paint-and-Sip Franchise Hosts "Perfect Pairing" Night and Contest
August 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette is teaming with CBS Films to create a new date-night promotion in connection with the release of the romantic comedy movie, "What If," in select theaters Aug. 8. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, the national chain of paint-and-sip studios will host "What If / Perfect Pairing" nights at participating locations nationwide throughout the month of August.
"At Pinot's Palette our mission is to provide a fun and entertaining night out and create memories for all who attend," said CEO and Co-Founder Craig Ceccanti. "The unique partnership with 'What If' is another creative way to enhance our guests' experience by pairing the leading paint-and-sip studio with a film studio for a one-of-a-kind event promoting a movie that will resonate perfectly with our guests...

Papa Murphy's Renews Exclusive Partnership With PepsiCo »

August 01, 2014 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Papa Murphy's
Papa Murphy's Opportunities Available

Multi-year Agreement Includes All Papa Murphy's Locations Nationwide
VANCOUVER, Wash. - August 01, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with PepsiCo to renew their longstanding partnership of over 16 years. Under the new deal, PepsiCo will remain the exclusive non-alcoholic beverage provider and offer its iconic brands such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Mug Root Beer and Sierra Mist at more than 1,400 locations across the United States.
"For more than 16 years, we have been proud to partner with PepsiCo to offer our customers products from one of the world's leading beverage companies to accompany our fresh, take and bake pizza," commented Ken Calwell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc...

Right At Home Launches Care Partnership For Japan's Aging Population With Commemorative Seminar »

July 31, 2014 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

International In-Home Senior Care Franchise Opens to Serve Seniors and Disabled Adults in Japan
Omaha, Neb. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 - Right at Home, a leading in-home senior care company, is embarking on a project to improve care for Japan's rapidly growing aging population. In conjunction with Watahan Kouki Ltd., Right at Home has positioned itself to meet the in-home care needs of the more than 30 million seniors over the age of 65 living in Japan. The Statistics Bureau of Japan reports Japanese residents over the age of 65 account for 23.5 percent of the country's total population are predicted to swell to 40 percent of the population in 30 years, clearly demonstrating the need for Right at Home's services.
Understanding the importance of supporting the senior population of Japan, Watahan developed a "Platinum Life" business segment offering seniors equipment rentals, preventative care, and housing and day care centers; services that have all been very successful...

Menchie's Collaborates With Make-A-Wish® »

July 31, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Frozen Yogurt Brand Raises Money And Brings Smiles To Children With Life-threatening Medical Conditions
July 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // ENCINO, Calif. - Menchie's, North America's largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, is teaming up with Make-A-Wish® to help raise funds and make a difference in the lives of
From August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014, Menchie's will be raising money to help Make-A-Wish grant life-changing wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, with a guaranteed minimum contribution of $115,000. This fundraiser is giving both Menchie's and guests the opportunity to truly make a difference in a child's life. With donations of $1 or more, guests will receive a coupon sheet worth $8 as a thank you for their donation...

Shark Week Runs On Dunkin': Dunkin' Donuts And Discovery Channel Partner For Social Programming, Digital Content And Shark Bite Donut »

July 30, 2014 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

July 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA  – This year, SHARK WEEK will run on Dunkin'. SHARK WEEK, television's longest running must-see TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on August 10. Today, Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, launched a partnership with the network to create a virtual feeding frenzy of innovative social and interactive programming, along with a special new donut that shark fans will love sinking their teeth into.
To kick-off the partnership, beginning today people are invited to "Take a Bite, Take a Pic." Anyone who shares a selfie taking a bite out of their favorite breakfast item on Twitter or Instagram using the special hashtag #DDSharkWeek is eligible to win prizes including a $100 Dunkin' Donuts Card and a Shark Week Prize Pack...

4 Pillars Creates A New Way To Deal With Debt Problems »

July 30, 2014 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: 4 Pillars Consulting Group Inc.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - 4 Pillars is an independent debt restructuring firm with the sole responsibility of representing debtors facing financial challenges and finding the best possible solution to resolve their current financial challenges whilst meeting their long term financial goals.
The Phoenix Fund is a specialized lending company who provides loans exclusively to 4 Pillars' clients going through debt restructuring either via an informal or consumer proposal plan. However, unlike typical banks and private lenders who lend only to borrowers with equity in their homes, The Phoenix Fund offers both secured and unsecured loans making our product available to borrowers without property.
The credit acceleration consolidation loan program allows our clients to settle all off all of their creditors right away so they can start rebuilding their credit immediately and the ongoing financial coaching from the 4 Pillars consultants ensure the transition to financial responsibility is maintained once a settlement is achieved...

Mr. Electric Announces Partnership With Bright Vision LED »

July 29, 2014 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Mr. Electric

WACO, TX - (Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - Mr. Electric, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, Inc., has announced today their partnership with Bright Vision LED, a Genesis Energy Management Company partner, to enhance customers service across the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Electric is a nationally recognized franchise company that provides residential and commercial electrical and lighting services in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Electric is focused on and committed to providing the best business to customer experience. Mr. Electric electricians are specialized in residential kitchen, bath and outdoor lighting and installation services, code updates to meet regulated guidelines and many other home electrical services.
Commercial services by Mr...



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