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Franchise Industry Expansions

Thriving franchise companies in search of growth opportunities know that well-executed expansion strategies are key to their continued success. Here's where you'll find the latest news as franchisors issue press releases announcing their growth, new unit openings, development strategies, and the regions and territories where they're offering franchising opportunities to both new and existing franchisees.

Two Women Entrepreneurs Bring Medical Background To New Caring Transitions Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Billings, MT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Friends Teresa Otto and Erin BeQuette have a true passion for caring for people. Teresa, an anesthesiologist, and Erin, a nurse, are looking forward to bringing that passion and experience to their new business – Caring Transitions of Yellowstone Valley.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of Yellowstone Valley serves the Billings area, Yellowstone County and Southeastern Stillwater County as well as Carbon, Treasure, Rosebud and Custer counties...

Planet Fitness Announces Company’s First International Expansion Into Canada »

October 22, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEWINGTON, N.H. – Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced plans to enter Canada, the company's first international expansion. Planet Fitness is the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States with more than 850 clubs. The brand will open its first international location in December in Toronto, Ontario at the Galleria Mall, 1245 Dupont Street, and a second club in Brampton, Ontario at Centennial Mall, 227 Vodden Street East, in early 2015.
The company has also begun franchising in Canada as part of its commitment to developing and growing the brand across the country. To date, the brand has received interest from over 10 franchise groups to purchase over 150 clubs across eight provinces coast to coast, with development beginning in early 2015...

Dr. Iris Hunter To Host Grand Opening Of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow »

October 22, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

Entrepreneur Still Has a Heart for Service After 20-Year Nonprofit Career
Springfield, Va. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - For Dr. Iris Hunter, a job is more than just a way to make money; it's an extension of her life's mission. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, coupled with her latest venture as the owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear that Hunter's mission is to serve others.
"It's important to me that my work makes a difference in the lives of others," Hunter said. "Additionally, I've always harbored an entrepreneurial spirit, so after much research, I felt ready to start on this journey as a FirstLight owner."
FirstLight HomeCare provides affordable, non-medical home care services to people of all ages who need assistance with daily activities...

Burger 21 Seeks Additional Franchisees For Greater Washington D.C. Expansion »

October 22, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Burger 21
Burger 21 Opportunities Available

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Host Franchising Executive Roundtable on Nov. 2 
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today it is targeting the Greater Washington D.C. area for future franchise development. Target cities include Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park and Rockville, Md.; Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas and Gainesville, Va.; and downtown D.C.
To fuel expansion in the region, Burger 21 will be exhibiting at the Capital Franchise Expo, Nov. 1 and 2 at the Dulles Expo Center, booth No. 209. In addition, the Tampa-based franchise's development team will also host a franchising Executive Roundtable on Nov...

New Business Brings Needed Services To Seniors, Families In Austin »

October 22, 2014 at 7:15AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Brandon and Elizabeth Mirabal are looking forward to bringing needed relief to seniors and their families through their new business, Caring Transitions of Greater Austin.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitionscan handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of Greater Austin serves several areas of Travis County: Circle C, South Austin, Shady Hollow, Manchaca, Barton Hills, Travis Heights, Downtown Austin, Tarrytown, West Campus and North Austin.
The Mirabals decided to open an Austin franchise location after experiencing what many of their clients are facing...

Planet Smoothie And Tasti D-Lite Expanding In Southern California »

October 22, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Planet Smoothie
Planet Smoothie Opportunities Available

Two New Stores Are Tip of the Iceberg for Smoothie Franchise and Dessert Franchise
LOS ANGELES, CA - (Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite, which together have more than 150 locations nationwide, are about to get a whole lot bigger in Southern California. The smoothie franchise, which currently has one store in Arvin, is about to open two more - one in Santa Monica (530 Wilshire Ave. No. 107, Santa Monica 90401), and the other in the Northridge Fashion Center (9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324). The Santa Monica location will also house a Tasti D-Lite - a popular Manhattan dessert franchise.
That's just the beginning. Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite plan to open dozens of locations in Southern California...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler Of Dayton, OH Adds Two New Locations »

October 22, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

To Increase Their Internet Marketing Campaign on RestorationMasterFinder.com
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - ServiceMaster Restore by Angler is a ServiceMaster franchise based out of Dayton, OH that provides disaster restoration and construction services to Preble, Darke, Montgomery, and Miami counties. They have a micro-site on RestorationMasterFinder.com as part of their internet marketing campaign and they have recently added two new locations within their service area, Kettering and Centerville, to expand the reach of their micro-site. With these new locations, customers who are searching for disaster restoration and construction services in Kettering and Centerville, Ohio can easily find their service pages and contact information through major search engines and local searches...

Interim HealthCare Expands With 15 New U.S. Franchise Locations »

October 22, 2014 at 6:37AM PDT | Source: Interim HealthCare

Healthy, Steady Growth in Eight States; Ranked #92 in Franchise Times Top 200
SUNRISE, Fla. - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Interim HealthCare® Inc., a national network of home care, hospice and health staffing franchises founded in 1966 and known for its continuum of care, added 15 locations in 2014 in eight states including California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and New Jersey. The first locations in Utah and Maryland have opened. With more than 330 locations in 44 states, the franchise company has moved up 10 spots to number 92 in the Franchise Times Top 200 ranking announced earlier this month.
"As baby boomers age and home care is the most affordable option for senior Americans as well as people with conditions requiring ongoing medical care, the demand for quality home healthcare will only continue to rise," said Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc...

Togo's Opens In Brawley With 1,000 Free Hot Pastrami Sandwiches »

October 22, 2014 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

"West Coast Original" Kicks Off with a Fundraiser and One Month of Giveaways
BRAWLEY, Calif. - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, will give away 1,000 free Hot Pastrami Sandwiches to celebrate the opening of its new restaurant in Brawley. In the month ahead, guests will have a chance at winning free sandwiches for a year, gift certificates and a catering party. The new restaurant is located at 1050 S. Brawley Ave, Brawley, CA 92227 in the new Walmart shopping center. The team will host a training fundraiser for Brawley High School on Thursday, October 23rd from 4pm-7pm and the grand opening will take place on October 24th.
Renowned for its big and meaty sandwiches, Togo's piles on the premium ingredients with one-on-one deli-style service...

Mark Liberatore Embraces Small Business Ownership As Encore Career »

October 22, 2014 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Bernardston, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Mark Liberatore is looking forward to starting a new chapter in his life focused on serving seniors and families with his new business, Caring Transitions of the Central Connecticut River Valley.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of the Central Connecticut River Valley serves Brattleboro, Vermont; Keene, New Hampshire; and Greenfield, Northampton, Amherst and Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Liberatore decided it was time to open his own business after experiencing one too many corporate layoffs...

Hyatt Announces Groundbreaking For Fourth Hotel In Puerto Rico »

October 22, 2014 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Place

A 149-Room Hyatt Place Hotel in San Juan Is Expected to Open in Q1 2016
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting today announced the groundbreaking for Puerto Rico’s fourth Hyatt-branded select service hotel, the $29.7 million Hyatt Place San Juan. The announcement comes on the heels of the recent opening of the 126-room Hyatt House San Juan, which opened October 1, 2014, and confirms Hyatt’s commitment to Puerto Rico and the region. Hyatt Place San Juan will be developed by a joint venture between affiliates of Hyatt, PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting, Inc. As part of the transaction, a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management and related agreements with the joint venture for the operation of the hotel...

West Virginia Man Brings A Texas Favorite To His Home State With Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

October 22, 2014 at 4:51AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Beaver, WV - Perry McKinney loves meeting new people and sharing his love of Texas barbecue. Following retirement, McKinney decided his next adventure would be to open a barbecue joint. On Thursday October 23 at 11 a.m., McKinney along with investors Joshua Conaway and Patrick Haynes will open Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Beaver. The new owners are hosting a three day grand opening to introduce the Beaver community to slow smoked Texas-style barbecue.
"After tasting Dickey's Barbecue Pit's Texas-style barbecue, I knew it would be a great fit for West Virginia," said first time owner, Perry McKinney. "I'm looking forward serving great food and meeting new people in our store and through catering their events...

Window World Exceeds 1,000,000 Windows Sold Mark For Sixth Consecutive Year »

October 22, 2014 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Window World
Window World Opportunities Available

Window World Exceeds 1,000,000 Windows Sold Mark for Sixth Consecutive Year
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. - Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and home remodeling company, sold its 1,000,000th window of 2014 late last week. While this is the sixth year in a row Window World has hit this sales milestone, it has never done so as early in the calendar year.
With over 60% of its total window volume since its inception in 1995 sold and installed in the last six years, Window World is experiencing major growth in momentum. This drive has contributed to Window World’s success in garnering many honors throughout 2014, not only for its products, but also for its award-winning customer service...

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise In The State Of Arizona »

October 22, 2014 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 65th franchise of 2014, in Prescott, Arizona to Dr. Brett Mangum, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Prescott/Sedona market, will be the 6th van to launch in the State of Arizona, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 113 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Massage Green Spa, An Eco-Friendly Affordable Luxury Spa Franchise Will Open 50 South Florida Locations »

October 21, 2014 at 11:04AM PDT | Source: Massage Green Spa

Plans on Hiring 1250 Employees.
Davie, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Massage Green Spa is coming to South Florida! The first South Florida location and area headquarters will open on October 25th, in the Town of Davie. Two more locations are set to open before the end of the year in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, specifically in West Kendall, and London Square. Locations in Coral Springs, Weston and Pinecrest/Palmetto Bay will open early next year. Area developer and franchisee owner, Dr. Reinol Gonzalez, D.M.D., a local dentist, is set to open a total of 50 locations within the next five years. Each Massage Green Spa site will employ approximately 25 persons, creating over 75 jobs by the end of the year and an approximate number of 1250 jobs when all the locations are fully operational by 2019...

Planet Fitness To Open New Location In White Plains, NY »

October 21, 2014 at 8:44AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PFNY, LLC, the largest franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/low cost fitness experience, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new White Plains location on Wednesday, October 22 at 250 Main Street.
"We are so pleased to open this location for our members," says James Innocenti, COO of the PFNY franchise. "This new, larger space will include 150 pieces of cardio equipment outfitted with individual TVs and a whole host of new amenities such as hydromassage and red light therapy. Because PFNY is built around the belief that fitness should be an accessible and affordable part of your lifestyle, we're offering new members the ability to join for a one dollar enrollment fee from now until November 21st...

Wade Yarbrough Leaves Corporate America To Purchase Mathnasium »

October 21, 2014 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: Mathnasium Learning Centers

First-time Entrepreneur Blends Roots in Math and Business Ownership
Apex, N.C. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Wade Yarbrough grew up in an entrepreneurial environment that valued mathematics - his father owned a business that Yarbrough also worked in, and his mother was a geometry teacher. Now, after spending more than 30 years in corporate America in the health care software industry, he’s ready to take on entrepreneurship himself.
"I wish I had done it 10 years ago," Yarbrough said of his decision to purchase an existing Mathnasium franchise. "My favorite part of business ownership is being able to make all of the decisions regarding the operation of my franchise."
Mathnasium is a math-only education center that teaches grade-schoolers mathematics in a way that makes sense to them...

Edible Arrangements® Adds New Franchise Revenue Channels »

October 21, 2014 at 8:15AM PDT | Source: Edible Arrangements

Category Originator and Global Leader Announces Innovative Partnerships With Military, Higher Education
WALLINGFORD, CT - (Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - Edible Arrangements®, the world's largest franchisor of stores offering fresh-cut fruit arrangements and other fruit products, is expanding into two exciting new markets - military bases and universities. Plus, it is pursuing similar initiatives at other high traffic locations throughout the U.S.
This November, Fort Bragg, NC, home of the U.S. Airborne and Special Operations and one of the largest military complexes in the world, will become home to the first on-base Edible Arrangements store. Earlier this Fall, Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, became the first university to own an Edible Arrangements store...

Unishippers Sells 10th National Franchise, Continues Strategic Development »

October 21, 2014 at 7:49AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

One of the Nation's Largest Shipping Resellers Reaps the Benefits of Growth in Shipping Industry
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT – As any shipping provider or customer can attest, it's been a roller-coaster ride for the shipping industry over the last few years. After a long period of prosperity and ever-increasing growth in the early to mid-2000s, everything came crashing down in 2008. Shipping volumes dropped dramatically as companies looked to reduce expenses and deal with fewer purchases being made by skittish customers.
The country's economy, while still not on fire, has kicked back into gear in recent months, and consumer confidence – and shipping volumes – is on the rise again...

Value Place Opens New Hotel In Kansas City, Missouri »

October 21, 2014 at 7:40AM PDT | Source: Value Place

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Kansas City, MO - Value Place, the nation's largest economy extended-stay hotel brand, has announced the grand opening of a newly constructed hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, located at 8805 Leeds Road, near the intersection of I-70 and Stadium Drive. This is the brand's sixth hotel in Missouri, joining Value Place hotels in Springfield, St. Louis, and other highly-trafficked Kansas City locations. This hotel opened to the public on October 17, 2014. A ribbon-cutting event is planned for October 28, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will offer catered lunch and door prizes to attendees.
"Kansas City is showing tremendous promise in terms of economic recovery and job growth," said Kyle Rogg, President and Chief Operating Officer at Value Place...



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