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Texas Roadhouse, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter Earnings On August 3, 2015 »

July 07, 2015 at 5:38AM PDT | Source: Texas Roadhouse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jul. 7, 2015 - Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NasdaqGS: TXRH) announced today that it will release second quarter 2015 financial results on Monday, August 3, 2015 after the market close. A conference call will follow at 5:00 PM ET and will be webcast live from the investor relations portion of the Company's website at
Listeners may also access the call by dialing (888)438-5449 or (719)325-2443 for international calls. A replay of the call will be available until Monday, August 10, 2015 by dialing (877)870-5176 or (858)384-5517 for international calls. The passcode is 5777050.
About Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse is a casual dining concept that first opened in 1993 and today operates over 460 restaurants system-wide in 49 states and four foreign countries...

A&W® Restaurants Celebrates National Root Beer Float Day On August 6th By Honoring America's Veterans »

July 07, 2015 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: A&W Restaurants

For the third year, donations collected at A&W Restaurant locations will go to Wounded Warrior Project®
LEXINGTON, Ky. - July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - A&W Restaurants, Inc., America's oldest franchise restaurant brand, announced that for the third consecutive year, participating A&W restaurants in the United States will celebrate National Root Beer Float Day on August 6th by giving away FREE Root Beer Floats and supporting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Patrons will be encouraged to make a donation to WWP, which supports a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families. During the 2014 celebration of National Root Beer Float Day, A&W Restaurants donated more than $200,000 to WWP and hopes to increase the level of giving this year and in years to come...

Fit For Fame: Retro Fitness Launches 2nd Annual Battle Of The Bands »

July 07, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

One of the Nation’s Leading Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchises Holds Competition to Find the Best Long Island Band
COLTS NECK, N.J. - July 06, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Long Island Retro Fitness clubs are giving aspiring rock stars a chance to play at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater this summer, opening for a Grammy award winning American rock band.
Through July 15, local Long Island bands are encouraged to enter the “Fit For Fame” contest by submitting a video to the Fit For Fame Facebook App. Bands have full creative freedom for their video, to showcase their rock star potential. After submitting, contestants can share the video on their social media sites to electrify their fans before voting starts on July 20...

School Of Rock Takes Its Show On The Road »

July 06, 2015 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Performance-Based Music School Takes Kids on an 11-City Club Tour
Dallas, TX - July 06, 2015 - ( -  The 4th annual School Of Rock DFW Summer Tour is ready to get under way on July 30. The School of Rock is the world leader in performance-based music education. In keeping with the philosophy that the best way to learn to do something is by actually doing it, they decided to pack up the van with candy bars and juice boxes and hit the road. The twenty-three kids performing on this tour represent some of the hardest working music students from not only the eight locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but also from as far away as Bentonville, AR and Detroit, MI. Selected from a rigorous audition process, they will come together as a group for the first rehearsal on July 28, and leave for tour two days later...

Hurricane Grill & Wings® Celebrates Its Platinum Anniversary »

July 06, 2015 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Commemorates 20 Years in Business
July 06, 2015 // // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a full-service, island-inspired restaurant franchise that first opened its doors in 1995 in Fort Pierce, Fla. that has since grown to more than 73 locations open to date, is celebrating its Platinum Anniversary. To commemorate the momentous occasion, the concept is saying thank you to all its loyal fans by offering the gift of Hang 20 to their guests throughout the entire month of July.
Hurricane Grill & Wings Hang 20 celebration features the following savings that will run weekly for the duration of the month:

July 6-12: 20% off check (dine-in only with a minimum purchase of $25)
July 13-19: Free appetizer with the purchase of 2 entrees (excluding The Perfect Storm)
July 20-26: 20 wing platter for $20 (dine-in only with purchase of a beverage)
July 27-31: $5 off $20 (excluding National Chicken Wing Day)

In addition to the Hang 20 promotion, Hurricane Grill & Wings will bring back its famed National Chicken Wing Day offer on Wednesday, July 29 of All You Can Eat Wings for just $12...

Breckenridge Brewery Joins World Of Beer’s Summer WOBTrip Lineup »

July 06, 2015 at 6:17AM PDT | Source: World of Beer

Breckenridge Brewery Joins World of Beer’s Summer WOBTrip Lineup - Salted Grapefruit Farmhouse Ale Exclusively Featured on Tap at Taverns in July; Craft Beer Enthusiasts Are Invited to Share Their Summer WOBTrip Experiences for a Chance to Win a Trip to the Brewery
July 06, 2015 // // Tampa, Fla., and Littleton, Colo. - World of Beer is headed to the Rockies for a midsummer #WOBTRIP to toast Breckenridge Brewery’s 25th anniversary and its new brewery location in Littleton, Colorado. This July, the brewery will be providing WOB with a special Salted Grapefruit Farmhouse Ale. Using dried grapefruit peel and red Hawaiian sea salt, Breckenridge created a refreshing and unique summer sipper. This rare, limited-edition beer can only be found at the brewery and on draught at select WOB taverns, beginning July 10...

Choice Hotels To Report Second Quarter 2015 Earnings On July 29, 2015 »

July 02, 2015 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: Choice Hotels

ROCKVILLE, Md. - July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced that it will report its second quarter 2015 results on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, before the market opens. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2015 earnings on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 9 a.m. EST. Mr. Stephen P. Joyce, Choice Hotels' president and chief executive officer, and Mr. David White, chief financial officer, will discuss the company's performance.
The dial-in number for the teleconference is (855) 638-5678 and the access code is 72461415. International callers should dial (920) 663-6286 and enter access code 72461415. A live webcast will be available on the company's website, www.choicehotels...

Express Clydesdales Return To Calgary Stampede »

July 02, 2015 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Ronald McDonald House Family as Parade Guests
CALGARY, ALBERTA - (Marketwired - July 2, 2015) - The Express Clydesdales, goodwill ambassadors for Express Employment Professional franchisees will return to the 2015 Calgary Stampede. Together with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta, the Express Clydesdales team will include a family currently staying at the Calgary Ronald McDonald House family as special parade guests on the Express stagecoach. Bob Funk, CEO and Chairman of Express Employment Professionals, will also accompany the Clydesdales.
On their visit to the Calgary Stampede in 2011, the world-renowned Express Clydesdales and Bob Funk were honored to escort His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, in the Express stagecoach where they helped kick off the Calgary Stampede...

Bar Louie Central West End To Host Anniversary Party »

July 02, 2015 at 3:44AM PDT | Source: Bar Louie

ST. LOUIS - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Bar Louie Central West End is celebrating their 9th anniversary by hosting a two day blowout bash on July 2nd & 3rd. The fun begins with some of the incredible features that have made them famous with locals over the years, including $1 burgers (their Tuesday burger night special) and out of this world features on 8 signature martinis and select domestic buckets all day.
"This celebration is truly about paying tribute to the amazing people of St. Louis who have been great supporters of Bar Louie since the day we opened," says Bar Louie Central West End GM, Brandon Hillis. "This is just a small token of our appreciation."
Bar Louie Central West End is located at 14 Maryland Plaza and is open for lunch, dinner and late night dining from 11 a...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Release Date »

July 01, 2015 at 10:13AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - July 1, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today that it will release the company’s second quarter financial results prior to market open on Thursday, July 30, followed by a conference call at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The conference call will include a brief discussion of the quarter and a question-and-answer session. It will be moderated by Stephen Pettibone, Vice President of Investor Relations.
Participants may listen to the simultaneous webcast by logging onto Starwood’s corporate website at A webcast replay will be available on the corporate website a few hours after the live event and will run for one year...

Famous Dave's Revives July 3rd Fireworks Bash In Hayward, Wisconsin »

June 30, 2015 at 6:49AM PDT | Source: Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE):
What:The 21st Annual Famous Dave's July 3rd Fireworks Bash
When:Friday, July 3, 2015
Time:BBQ and Beer 6 - 11 p.m.Lamont Cranston, legendary blues band, 8:30 p.m.Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Where:The Original Famous Dave's9971 N Grand Pines LaneHayward, WI 54843*The fire debris has been cleared and we're ready for a party under tents and the beautiful sky
Why: The Original Famous Dave's burned down in November 2014 and without a location or resources to help execute the event, Dave Anderson was unsure he could continue the July 3rd tradition. Famous Dave's of America, Inc., Grand Pines Resorts, Round Lake Marina, and other local business and community members stepped up with donations and volunteers to keep this family tradition alive for the Round Lake Community...

Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s 78th Birthday With A 78 Cents Second Dozen »

June 30, 2015 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

July 10, 2015, Krispy Kreme Celebrates its 78th Birthday with Birthday Cake Batter treats and a 78 Cents Second Dozen at participating U.S. locations.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - June 30, 2015 - #HBDKrispyKreme. Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 78th Birthday with a special gift for its U.S. fans. Friday, July 10, 2015, stop into a participating Krispy Kreme® U.S. shop and pick up a dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts for 78 cents with the purchase of a dozen of any variety doughnuts - including Krispy Kreme’s deliciously festive Birthday Cake Batter Doughnut.
Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s 78th birthday with these tasty confetti and cake batter treats. Available at participating locations July 6, 2015 through August 30, 2015...

Hyatt Announces Timing Of Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Release And Investor Conference Call »

June 26, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

June 26, 2015 // // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (“Hyatt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: H) announced today that it will release second quarter 2015 financial results on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, before the stock market opens, followed by a conference call at 10:00 a.m. CT.
All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company’s website at and selecting the Investor Relations link located at the bottom of the page, or by dialing 647.788.4901, passcode #73409721, approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available from 1:00 p...

Home Care Assistance To Exhibit At Accessible Systems 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Fair »

June 24, 2015 at 7:20AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

The Health & Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, June 27th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Accessible Systems’ Adapted Home in Englewood
June 24, 2015 // // Centennial, CO – Home Care Assistance of Centennial, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, will be sharing valuable information about health and longevity at Accessible Systems’ Health & Wellness Fair. In its second year, the event will be held on Saturday, June 27th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Accessible Systems’ Adapted Home located at 3025 W. Jefferson Ave. in Englewood, Colorado near US 285 and Federal Blvd. Attendees will be able to visit with product specialists and view new products as well as consult with representatives from industry partners that serve the senior population in Denver...

Smashburger® Celebrates Anniversary With Limited Edition Birthday Cake Golden Oreo® Shake »

June 23, 2015 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: Smashburger

Buy One, Get One Free on June 30th In Celebration Of Smashburger’s Birthday
DENVER - June 23, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Smashburger is turning 8! As a way to celebrate, the better burger restaurant known for its smashed-to-order burgers is unveiling its newest addition to their premium Haagen-Dazs® shake selections - a Birthday Cake Golden Oreo® Shake made with cookies, available for a limited-time only starting June 30th. Hand-spun with Vanilla Haagen-Dazs® ice cream, milk, and crushed birthday cake Golden Oreo® cookies, this new shake is sure to satisfy all birthday cake flavor fanatics as it tastes like the perfect blend of birthday cake and frosting.
To celebrate Smashburger’s 8th Birthday on June 30th, Smashfans are invited to indulge in a special offer of a free Birthday Cake Golden Oreo® Shake for each Birthday Cake Golden Oreo® Shake purchased...

Cousins Subs® Supports Childhood Dreams - Sponsors West Bend Community Memorial Library “Lunch With A Hero” Event »

June 23, 2015 at 6:29AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

Sponsors West Bend Community Memorial Library “Lunch With A Hero” Event
June 23, 2015 // // WEST BEND, Wis. – In support of making childhood dreams come true, on Monday, June 22, the Cousins Subs® on Washington Street and Paradise Drive will provide special “hero” sandwiches for the eat “Lunch with a Hero” event at the West Bend Community Memorial Library.
During the event, the West Bend Fire Department will share with youth what a day in the life of a firefighter is like.
“We are proud to support an event that provides a forum for kids to learn, grow and aspire,” said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. “We would also like to thank the West Bend Fire Department for working each and everyday to keep our community safe...

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. To Present At Investor Conference »

June 23, 2015 at 3:48AM PDT | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

MINNEAPOLIS - June 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BWLD) announced today that the Company will present at an upcoming investor conference.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the Company will present at the Oppenheimer 15th Annual Consumer Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The Company's investor presentation will be webcast live at 11:05 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time at
About Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants featuring a variety of boldly-flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings...

Geeks On Call Franchisee Paul Phelps Featured On Successful Owners Panel At Recent Technology Conference In Denver »

June 19, 2015 at 4:40AM PDT | Source: Geeks on Call

Paul Phelps, franchise owner of Geeks On Call of Hampton Roads, Virginia, was a key participant in the Successful Owners Panel at a recent technology conference in Denver.
Independence, OH - June 19, 2015 - ( - Computer Troubleshooters and Geeks On Call are proud to announce the success of their second annual joint national conference at the Curtis Hotel in Denver. Computer Troubleshooters and Geeks On Call are both franchise brands that deliver technology solutions and support to business and residential customers. Both organizations are owned by Merrymeeting Group located in Independence, OH.
One of the highlights of this well-attended three day conference was the Successful Owners Panel comprised of notable franchise owners...

Chick-fil-A Offers FREE Meals To Cow-Clad Customers On Cow Appreciation Day, July 14 »

June 18, 2015 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A invites customers to wear their spots, eat free and celebrate 20 years of the cows.
ATLANTA - June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Chick-fil-A® is issuing a cattle call! Mark your calendar for the 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. On that day, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will offer a free meal to any customer who visits a restaurant dressed as a cow.
Customers dressed "head to hoof" in cow attire will be rewarded with a free Chick-fil-A meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner), which includes an entree of choice, a side item and a beverage. For those too "chikin" to wear full cow costumes, Chick-fil-A will award a complimentary entree to customers partially dressed in cow attire, such as a cow-spotted purse, hat or other accessory...

Creative Learning Corporation To Present At The Impact Investor Conference »

June 18, 2015 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - June 18, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, announced today that management will be presenting on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time at the 2015 Impact Investor Conference, hosted by The Brewer Group Companies, GWG Holdings, Inc., and Greentree Financial Group. The conference will be held at the Minneapolis Club in Minneapolis, MN.
The Impact Investor Conference will unite small-cap and middle market companies spanning multiple industries whose products, services and technologies are having a positive impact around the globe...

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