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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.

Hooters Of America Partners With Forum Analytics For A Comprehensive Real Estate Planning Solution »

December 11, 2014 at 10:29AM PST | Source: Hooters

December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA - Hooters of America, LLC, the Atlanta-based operator and franchisor of over 415 Hooters locations in 26 countries is partnering with Forum Analytics for a customized real estate planning and market-optimization solution. The collaboration will advance Hooters real estate operations to new levels and enable the iconic wing joint to make real-time, data-driven decisions by allowing users to share market data and sales forecasts, as well as impact estimates and site packet materials via SIMMS Online, Forum's proprietary mapping, reporting and analytic platform.
"We're pleased to forge this new relationship with Forum Analytics and work together to develop a custom real estate planning solution," said Mark Whittle, senior vice president of development for Hooters...

Pinot's Palette Partners With Constellation Brands To Feature The Dreaming Tree Wine In Locations Nationwide »

December 10, 2014 at 9:11AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, an upscale entertainment art studio known nationally for providing guests with a fun night out with painting and wine, is partnering with international wine supplier Constellation Brands to feature The Dreaming Tree wines in all studios with bar and retail sections, making it the first paint and sip chain to implement a nationwide beverage program.
Initially, the featured wines will include The Dreaming Tree's 2012 Crush Red Blend, 2013 Chardonnay, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Everyday White Wine.
Based in Victor, N.Y., and with more than 40 facilities around the world, Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with more than 100 brands in its portfolio and operations in the U...

Wyndham Hotel Group Enters Strategic Technology Partnership With Sabre »

December 09, 2014 at 7:08AM PST | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Migrates to Industry-Leading SynXis Enterprise Platform
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. and SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Wyndham Hotel Group and Sabre Corporation announced today a global strategic technology partnership which will provide cloud-based cutting-edge Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) reservations, revenue management and enhanced security solutions to Wyndham Hotel Group properties, making the Hotel Group the first large global company to leverage Sabre's SynXis Enterprise Platform.
Wyndham Hotel Group, a part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 properties franchised under well-known and award-winning brands including Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Days Inn®, Super 8® and Ramada®...

Bruegger's Bagels And Florida Department Of Citrus Team Up For Pre-holiday Giveaway »

December 09, 2014 at 4:36AM PST | Source: Bruegger's Bagels

Prizes Include a $1,000 Visa Gift Card, a Catered Breakfast and More
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // BURLINGTON, Vt. – Bruegger's Bagels, known for its freshly baked, authentic New York-style bagels, and The Florida Department of Citrus are partnering for a special pre-holiday giveaway to award cash, bagels and 100% Florida Orange Juice.
The #BagelsandOJ giveaway starts Dec. 8 and goes through Dec. 21. Anyone can enter by visiting the Bruegger's Bagels Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Brueggers. Everyone who enters the sweepstakes will receive a coupon for one free bottle of Florida's Natural Orange Juice with the purchase of any breakfast sandwich, valid at participating bakeries.
First, second and third place winners will be selected on Dec...

Sky Zone Teams Up With Toys For Tots For Donations In Highland Heights And Westlake »

December 09, 2014 at 3:52AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
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The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Partners With Toys for Tots To Encourage New Toy Donations
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OH – Sky Zone Highland Heights and Sky Zone Westlake have teamed up with Toys for Tots to encourage new toy donations for the holiday season. This collaboration will help spread holiday cheer to local children in the community and will continue through December 14th at Sky Zone's Westlake and Highland Heights locations.
Sky Zone places a huge emphasis on keeping kids in the community healthy and happy, so a partnership with Toys for Tots is a perfect match. The world's first indoor trampoline park, Sky Zone offers one-of-a-kind activities such as Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam and SkyFit, as well as open jump sessions for participants of all ages...

Beef 'O' Brady's And The Brass Tap Sign National Contract With Datum Corporation »

December 08, 2014 at 5:43AM PST | Source: Beef 'O' Brady's

December 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, FL – Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap have announced plans to optimize point of sale systems and increase network security across 226 units with support from Datum Corporation, a national technology consulting company specializing in the multi-unit restaurant industry. Under the terms of the contract, Datum will assume all support for company owned and franchised units nationwide.
"As one of the fastest growing restaurants in the country, we are excited to roll out best of breed technologies," said Joe Uhl, chief operating officer of Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap. "Datum is helping us to stay ahead of the curve with our needs today, while still able to accommodate for the future as we continue to grow on a national level...

Print Three And Bloomtools Partner To Provide Superior Website Development Tools »

December 08, 2014 at 5:25AM PST | Source: Print Three Franchising Corporation

December 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // Toronto, Canada - Print Three Franchising Corporation and Australian tech company, Bloomtools, have joined forces to provide world-class website development solutions to Canadian business owners.
Founded in 1970 and continually evolving its business for its clients, Print Three has been recognized as an innovative leader in the print industry. In addition to its print services and web to print offerings, the company is now expanding its business offerings to include website designs and online marketing tools to help clients grow their businesses effectively.
"After extensively researching the local and international web market, the decision to work with Bloomtools was an easy one," Print Three President, Andrew Hrywnak, explains...

Weight Watchers Enters Healthcare Partnership »

December 05, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced that it has engaged in a partnership with Humana, Inc. to offer its weight management services as a part of coverage under certain employer-sponsored health plans. Further details will be announced in the coming months.
Weight Watchers believes that the healthcare space will increasingly demonstrate market demand for proven, effective, scalable and cost-efficient weight management programs. The Company believes that this agreement is a significant step in advancing its healthcare initiative.
While this new strategic partnership will bring benefits to clients beginning in 2015, the Company continues to anticipate that 2016 will be the first year of meaningful incremental revenue from its healthcare initiative...

Wienerschnitzel Kickstarts Motocross Partnership With Online Sweepstakes »

December 02, 2014 at 10:17AM PST | Source: Wienerschnitzel

Enter to Win Race Tickets, Team Jerseys and Professional Replica Dirt Bike
December 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, Calif. – Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is celebrating its partnership as the official hot dog of professional motocross team Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), with an exciting online sweepstakes. Beginning December 1, Wienerschnitzel invites chili dog and motocross fans alike to enter the #Wienercross online sweepstakes for chances to win big, including the grand prize of a Joe Gibbs Racing Replica Dirt Bike!
"We wanted to get our fans excited about our new partnership with JGRMX with the chance to win tons of awesome prizes, from pro gear to race tickets," said Wienerschnitzel Chief Visionary Officer, J...

Buffalo Wild Wings Raises $780,000 During Fall Pinup Program To Support All Stars Sports Programs At Boys & Girls Clubs »

December 02, 2014 at 9:12AM PST | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

End of 2014 football and cheer season celebrated with national Recognition Week for kids, coaches and parents who demonstrate positive values of All Stars program.
MINNEAPOLIS - December 2, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Buffalo Wild Wings® (NASDAQ: BWLD) announced that its restaurants, together with Guests, raised $780,000 during its annual fundraising promotion in October - nearly double the amount raised in 2013. The donation will create team sports opportunities for nearly 35,000 kids at their local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country in 2015. As part of its Team Up for Kids® initiative and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the company donated 100 percent of every paper pinup purchased in-restaurant in October to support Boys & Girls Club youth sports programs...

WIN Home Inspection Franchise Partners With Bancorp For Car Leasing Program »

November 25, 2014 at 7:14AM PST | Source: WIN Home Inspection

Flexible Funding Option Offered by WIN Home Inspection Franchise Decreases Upfront Cash Needed to Launch a Franchise
MADISON, AL - (Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - WIN Home Inspection, America's most advanced home inspection franchise, is helping franchise owners cut the cost of driving a new vehicle with an innovative partnership with The Bancorp, a major national financial service company and commercial lender.
WIN franchisees - called Strategic-Partners - can apply for a generous car leasing program offered by The Bancorp that can greatly decrease the amount of upfront cash it takes to open a home inspection franchise. This flexible funding option has no mileage restrictions or charges for wear and tear. It also may require no down payment...

Arooga's® And Taplister Join Forces To Let Guests Always Know What's On Tap »

November 24, 2014 at 11:01AM PST | Source: Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar

November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // HARRISBURG, Penn. – Always ahead of the game (and the competition), Arooga's recently joined forces with Taplister so its guests can always see what's on tap, literally, at all of its corporate-owned and franchise locations.
Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, the Harrisburg-born, full service casual dining franchise, and recent "Business of the Year" Finalist, with nine Central Pennsylvania locations and its first franchise being built in Connecticut adjacent to Mohegan Sun, has enlisted Taplister, an app-based software system that allows beer enthusiasts to check participating bars in their area for the most current beer lists, to keep its guests enthused and informed about every beer on tap at all Arooga's locations...

Greenville Area AlignLife Offices Join Together For A Local Toy Drive »

November 24, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: AlignLife

The children of the Greenville Shriner's Hospital and A Child's Haven in Greenville will be receiving toys from local AlignLife offices this year.
Greenville, SC (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 - Every year AlignLife clinics nationwide team together to give back to their communities. AlignLife experience rapid growth in the Greenville, SC area in 2014 and has arrived upon a very unique opportunity. AlignLife of Simpsonville will be partnering with the 5 other Greenville area AlignLife offices for their first annual Toy Drive. These six offices came together to decide on what local charity they would support with this year's toy drive. With so many amazing organizations to choose from, it made choosing difficulty. After long deliberations they decided to partner with A Child's Haven and the Greenville Shriner's Hospital...

Gap And Zalando Announce Pan-European Partnership »

November 24, 2014 at 4:43AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

New Ecommerce Channel will Help Reach New Audiences and Support Gap's Global Growth Strategy
NEW YORK & BERLIN - November 24, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap brand and Zalando, Europe's largest online fashion web site, have today announced a partnership that will see Gap open its own dedicated online shop within Zalando. The American retailer will offer a broad assortment of clothing and accessories for Gap Women, Gap Men, GapKids and babyGap, bringing the brand to a broader European customer base beginning Summer 2015.
"This partnership represents Gap's first foray into multi-brand retailing in Europe. Also for the first time, Gap's collections will be styled alongside other brands available on Zalando, providing customers with new looks to combine American and European casual style," said Stefan Laban, SVP International for Gap...

RNR Custom Wheels Teams With US106.1 To Support Peninsula SPCA Of Hampton VA »

November 24, 2014 at 4:08AM PST | Source: RNR Custom Wheels and Tires

November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express of Hampton, Virginia, sponsored a live event on Saturday, November 15th, 2014, to support the Peninsula SPCA, a no-kill facility that houses animals waiting to be adopted. Located at PBR on Power Plant Parkway in Hampton, a popular country-western bar where people go to dance and ride the mechanical bull, the event attracted 800 people and raised $7,000.
RNR was the exclusive sponsor of the event, which was promoted by US 106.1, a popular local country-music station, and featured DJ Bobby Bones of Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to his very popular morning radio show, Bobby Bones is a member of the band "The Raging Idiots," which played to a sold-out crowd. RNR ran a VIP ticket giveaway through US 106...

Automotive Powerhouses MAACO® And Meineke® Partner With Uber »

November 21, 2014 at 5:02AM PST | Source: Driven Brands

MAACO®, Meineke® and Uber Team Up, Ensuring Passenger Peace of Mind, Comfort and Continued Convenience
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - MAACO® and Meineke®, both part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies, are pleased to announce their partnership with Uber Technologies. The partnership is strategically designed to offer all Uber Driver Partners exclusive benefits on preventive maintenance, auto painting, and repair services from MAACO® and Meineke® locations throughout North America. Together MAACO® and Meineke®, through their wide array of services, offer drivers a complete car care solution.
"Uber has revolutionized the experience for drivers and riders. A vision we share here at Maaco," said Artemio Garza, CMO of MAACO®...

PrideStaff North Dallas A Proud Sponsor Of The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure »

November 20, 2014 at 9:47AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - PrideStaff North Dallas once again sponsored and raised funds in support of the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® on October 18, 2014 in the fight against breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen® Dallas County is the local source for funding breast cancer education, screening and treatment in Dallas County, serving thousands of women in 30 cities. Through events like the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®, Komen Dallas County funds lifesaving breast health services to help uninsured and underinsured residents in the fight today.
"When I moved to Dallas to open our PrideStaff office, there were several inspirational women in the community," said Amy Linn, Owner PrideStaff North Dallas. "I was most moved by the promise that Nancy Brinker made to her sister that ultimately resulted in Susan G...

SONIC And Kevin Durant Team Up For All-Star Partnership »

November 20, 2014 at 8:23AM PST | Source: Sonic Drive-In

America's Drive-In signs multi-year endorsement deal with 2014 NBA MVP
OKLAHOMA CITY - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) today announced it has reached a multi-year endorsement agreement with Kevin Durant - the 2014 NBA MVP, five-time NBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist and Male Athlete of the Year ESPY Award winner - as a national brand ambassador to collaborate on the development of balanced menu items and promoter of co-branded philanthropic efforts.
"SONIC is a great national brand with charitable ties that match my own," said Durant. "I'm excited to have the chance to work with them to create healthier and affordable options for people across the country and to have some fun with the process...

HoneyBaked And Feeding America Continue Partnership To Give To Those In Need »

November 20, 2014 at 6:44AM PST | Source: HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe

Honeybaked Strives to Donate Two Million Meals this Holiday Season to Help Eliminate Hunger
ATLANTA - Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - In the midst of its busiest season of the year, HoneyBaked, known for its premium ham and turkey breasts with sweet, crunchy glaze, is giving back. As customers visit HoneyBaked stores to purchase their holiday meals, they can also help HoneyBaked achieve their goal of donating two million meals** this holiday season. In their fourth consecutive year of partnership with Feeding America®, HoneyBaked stores will accept register donations, 100 percent of which will be donated to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
"More than 49 million people in the U.S. live in food-insecure households," said Maggie DeCan, HoneyBaked* President and COO...

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory® Finalizes Exclusive Agreement With Maud Borup Inc.™ For Premium Hot Cocoa Mixes »

November 18, 2014 at 5:38AM PST | Source: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Walmart® Selects Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Cocoa Mixes for Nationwide Roll Out
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Maud Borup Inc. and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory today announce an agreement that grants Maud Borupthe exclusive rights to package and distribute Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory hot cocoa mixes to mass, specialty, grocery, drug, and club stores in the United States.
In the initial roll-out, consumers can purchase Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory gourmet hot cocoa mixes that are certified kosher in three indulgent, natural flavors – chocolate, vanilla, and peppermint – as everyday items in the warm beverage aisle at Walmart stores throughout the U.S. Each box contains six individual pouch servings...



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