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Villa Italian Kitchen Honors Heroes With Salute For Slices »

May 27, 2015 at 9:06AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

Multi-unit Pizza Operator Shows Appreciation for Armed Forces and Local Heroes with Special In-Store Offer and Prizes for Nominating a Hero on Facebook!
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced Villa Italian Kitchen will show their appreciation in-store to the Armed Forces and Local Heroes by honoring all officers and military with a Buy One Get One Free Neapolitan Cheese pizza slice, at participating Villa locations nationwide June 15th - June 19th, 2015. Offer is valid to any individual dressed in uniform or who show ID - to members of the United States Armed Forces (current and veterans), local police and fire departments, EMT, and mall security...

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. To Participate At The Piper Jaffray 35th Annual Consumer Conference On June 10, 2015 »

May 27, 2015 at 8:18AM PDT | Source: Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc.

HOUSTON - May 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) today announced that the Company will participate in a fireside chat at the Piper Jaffray 35th Annual Consumer Conference at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. The discussion will begin at 10:15 AM Eastern Time on June 10, 2015.
Investors and interested parties may listen to a live webcast of this discussion from our corporate website at www.igniterestaurants.com under the "Investors" section.
About Ignite Restaurant Group
Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) owns and operates restaurants throughout the U.S. Headquartered in Houston, Ignite's portfolio of restaurant concepts currently includes Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap...

GNC Holdings, Inc. To Present At The 2015 Stephens Spring Investment Conference »

May 27, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, today announced that Mike Archbold, CEO and Tricia Tolivar, Executive Vice President & CFO will be presenting at the 2015 Stephens Spring Investment Conference on June 2, 2015 at The New York Palace Hotel. The presentation, which is scheduled for 10:00 am EDT, will be available via webcast on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.
About GNC Holdings, Inc. 
GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) - headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA - is a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer.
The Company's foundation is built on 80 years of superior product quality and innovation...

Denny's Corporation To Participate In Two Investor Conferences In June »

May 27, 2015 at 5:50AM PDT | Source: Denny's
Denny's Opportunities Available

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - May 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today announced that the Company will be participating in two investor conferences in June.
On June 3, 2015, the Company will present at the Stephens Spring Investment Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
On June 24, 2015, the Company will present at the Oppenheimer Consumer Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston starting at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time.
Investors and interested parties may listen to a live audio webcast of the events which will be available online in the Investor Relations section of Denny's website at investor...

Home Care Assistance Offers Educational Webinar For CE Credit »

May 26, 2015 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance will be hosting an educational webinar on dementia interventions for CE credit led by Patricia Spilman, Senior Staff Scientist at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging on Wednesday, July 8th at 10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palo Alto, CA – Home Care Assistance, a premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is hosting an hour-long educational webinar, “Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment”, for CE credit. Led by Patricia Spilman, Senior Staff Scientist and specialist in Alzheimer’s disease research and drug development at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the webinar will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria for dementia with an emphasis on the cognitive, behavioral and emotional issues that accompany the various forms of the disorder (e...

Krispy Kreme Celebrates National Doughnut Day »

May 26, 2015 at 3:39AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

Get one free doughnut of any variety on Friday, June 5 at participating Krispy Kreme® Locations.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 26, 2015 - Krispy Kreme is celebrating one of the sweetest holidays of the year with a free treat for its fans. On Friday, June 5, 2015, in honor of National Doughnut Day, guests will be treated to one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian store locations.
“National Doughnut Day is a fun and engaging occasion to celebrate the joy of Krispy Kreme with our fans both in our shops and online,” said Dwayne Chambers, Chief Marketing Officer, Krispy Kreme.
According to Chambers, more than 100,000 guests claimed their complimentary National Doughnut Day treat at Krispy Kreme shops throughout the country last year...

Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches Salutes The Troops With Flag Your Bag™ Campaign »

May 22, 2015 at 7:11AM PDT | Source: Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches

Unique Sandwich Brand Gives Thanks to Troops with Heartfelt Messages and Care Packages
Dallas (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 - On Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, an award-winning, national, fast-casual sandwich concept, will be launching its 6th annual Flag Your Bag campaign at Which Wich locations across the nation. The campaign, designed to honor active military and veterans, invites guests to write heartfelt messages and doodle on the iconic brown bags, which will then be stuffed with donations and thank you notes and delivered to local military bases and organizations.
In addition to its customizable sandwiches, Which Wich is also known for is its brown paper bags, which guests are invited to doodle on. During the Flag Your Bag campaign, Which Wich will add limited edition blue Sharpies® to the brand’s iconic red, and encourage guests to write words of support for local military men and women and illustrate the bags with messages of thanks and encouragement...

Weight Watchers To Present At The Citi 2015 Global Consumer Conference »

May 22, 2015 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced that Nicholas Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Citi 2015 Global Consumer Conference in New York, NY.
The presentation will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time and will be accessible via live audio webcast on the Company's corporate website at www.weightwatchersinternational.com. An archive of the webcast will be available on this site for 30 days.
About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading commercial provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations...

Realogy Announces 15 Emerging Technology Companies To Compete At Third Annual 'FWD' Innovation Summit »

May 21, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

June 23 in San Francisco
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced the selection of 15 emerging technology companies that will compete for the $25,000 cash prize at the third annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit (#RealogyFWD) on Tuesday, June 23, at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
"The submissions we received for this year’s competition raised the bar on the caliber of solutions that have the potential to make a significant difference in the residential real estate industry,” said Alex Perriello, president and chief executive officer, Realogy Franchise Group...

America's Music School Takes The Stage For Battle Of The Bands XV »

May 20, 2015 at 7:36AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock announces Semi-Annual Student Music Showcase 
BETHESDA, Md. - May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Back by popular demand, Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that Battle of the Bands XV will electrify audiences in the D.C. metro area next month with performances by over 350 local students. An annual tradition for elementary, middle and high school kids enrolled in Bach to Rock's Jam Band program, Battle of the Bands will take place on June 7, 14, and 16 at The Fillmore Silver Spring and on June 13 at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda.
"It is with pride and excitement that we share this annual tradition with the community, which gives our band students the opportunity to express their creativity and incredible talent," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

Krispy Kreme To Release Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results On June 10, 2015 »

May 20, 2015 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 20, 2015 - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) plans to release its first quarter fiscal 2016 financial results on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 after the market closes and will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. (ET) that day.
A webcast of the conference call will be available at www.krispykreme.com. The conference call also can be accessed over the phone by dialing (877) 407-0784 or, for international callers, by dialing (201) 689-8560. To access an archived audio replay of the call, dial (877) 870-5176, or (858) 384-5517 for international callers; the passcode is 13610458. The audio replay will be available through June 17, 2015.
About Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut...

Jamba, Inc. To Attend The 12th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference »

May 19, 2015 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 18, 2015 - Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, announced today that the Company will be hosting one-on-one and group meetings at the 12th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. Attending from the Company will be James D. White, chairman, president and chief executive officer and Karen Luey executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer. Analysts and portfolio managers that wish to attend the conference or would like to request a meeting should contact Craig-Hallum.
About Jamba, Inc.
Jamba, Inc., owns and franchises Jamba Juice® stores through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company...

The Habit Restaurants To Present At Spring Conferences »

May 18, 2015 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: The Habit Burger Grill

IRVINE, Calif. - May 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq:HABT) ("The Habit"), today announced that it will be presenting at the following investor conferences:

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, The Habit will be presenting at the Baird 2015 Growth Stock Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, IL. The presentation will begin at 9:35 a.m. Eastern Time.
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, The Habit will be presenting at the Stephens Spring Investment Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY. The presentation will begin at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, The Habit will be presenting at the Piper Jaffray 35th Annual Consumer Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY...

Gap Inc. To Webcast Annual Meeting Of Shareholders On May 19, 2015 »

May 18, 2015 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - May 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) will provide a live audio webcast of the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 19, 2015. To register for the webcast on May 19, please visit www.gapinc.com (follow the Investors, Financial News and Events, Webcasts links). A replay of the presentation will be available through www.gapinc.com.
The webcast will provide the audio portion of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders only and does not constitute attendance. In order to vote at the Annual Meeting, shareholders must either authorize a valid proxy or attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands...

Starwood To Present At The Nomura 2015 Annual Gaming, Leisure And Lodging Conference »

May 18, 2015 at 3:48AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - May 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) will present at the Nomura 2015 2nd Annual Gaming, Leisure and Lodging Conference in New York, NY on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Adam Aron, CEO on an interim basis, will speak at the conference at 2:50 p.m. Eastern Time.
The live webcast will be available on Starwood’s investor relations website under the Events & Presentations section at http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/events.html. A few hours after the event, a replay of the webcast will be posted on the investor relations website; the replay can be accessed for 30 days.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc...

Yumilicious To Launch Lychee Boba Tea & Sampling Event »

May 15, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Yumilicious

Dallas, TX, May 15, 2015 - (PR.com) - Dallas-based franchise, Yumilicious Frozen Yogurt, will launch Lychee Boba Tea to its premium boba tea line this May at participating lounges in Dallas, Richardson, Allen, Plano, Las Colinas, Arlington, and Austin, Texas.
To celebrate, Yumilicious will offer a $2 off coupon for any boba tea beginning May 18 to May 31, 2015 available on its official, social media outlets and newsletters. The teas are freshly brewed daily with premium loose leaf black tea. Customers will have their selection of classic Milk Tea, Mango Tea, and Lychee Tea. Optional tea add-in’s will include fan-favorite, boba soaked in honey and brown sugar; popping boba filled with fruit juice; mango jelly; and strawberry jelly...

Authentic Italian Pizza To Take Over The Big Apple On National Pizza Party Day »

May 15, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Marco's Pizza
Marco's Pizza Opportunities Available

Marco’s Pizza to Celebrate with Free Pizza in Times Square on May 15, 2015
NEW YORK - May 14, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, is taking over New York City to celebrate National Pizza Party Day. On May 15, Marco’s Pizza will be rolling into town, situating its food truck on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets. Local New Yorkers and tourists alike can head to the heart of Times Square for the ultimate pizza party celebration as Marco’s Pizza serves up its Ah!thentic Italian pizza pies.
Complete with the brand’s mascot Chef Marco, dough tossing performers and free pizza, the event will be sure to satisfy the taste buds of New York City party-goers...

Doubletree By Hilton Declares “Free Cookies For All” With Global Cookie Giveaways On Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, Friday, May 15 »

May 14, 2015 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Hotel Brand Invites Consumers to Visit Any DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Globally for a Free Cookie; Partners with World-Class Transportation Brands to Offer “Sweet Rides” to Thousands of Travelers
May 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // McLean, VA – This Friday, May 15, DoubleTree by Hilton will take National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day global with an international cookie blitz to surprise unsuspecting travelers with tens of thousands of the brand’s iconic chocolate chip and walnut cookies – the same signature greeting that is offered to each guest at check-in at DoubleTree by Hilton hotels worldwide. Whether journeying by air or ground, DoubleTree by Hilton is setting out to give travelers a sweet ride in honor of the day, teaming up with some of the world’s leading transportation partners, including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental, to brighten travelers’ days with free cookies at select airport locations in North America, the UK and Australia...

Nestlé® Toll House® Café By Chip Raises Funds For Pediatric Cancer Research On National Chocolate Chip Day »

May 14, 2015 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip

Popular bakery cafés encourage customers to celebrate the holiday with cookie cakes and support for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
May 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS, TX – As if you needed another excuse to enjoy a Nestlé Toll House cookie, the calendar offers this helpful reminder: May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day!
Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip is marking the occasion by serving up its famous chocolate chip cookies and cookie cakes, and by giving back to its bravest customers in collaboration with the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer organization.
From Friday, May 15, through Sunday, May 17, participating Nestlé Toll House Cafés across the nation will donate one dollar to the pediatric cancer charity for each customer who purchases a cookie cake and mentions “Cookies for Kids’ Cancer...

A New Workforce: Why Franchising Is A Great Fit For Millennials »

May 14, 2015 at 3:47AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur’s Source shares reasons millennials should consider franchising; hosts “Start A Business Weekend” virtual franchise expo May 14-16
May 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – As the millennial generation is on track to become the largest generation in the workforce, today’s graduates face a hypercompetitive, oversaturated job landscape while also carrying record-high student loan debt. Considering the unique benefits that franchising allows and the differing expectations of this upcoming generation, The Entrepreneur’s Source – the nation’s leading alternative career coaching company – offers reasons why franchising is a good alternative career route for millennials:

Flexibility: Work-life balance is more important to the upcoming generation of working Americans than ever before...



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