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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.

Visiting Angels Aggressively Expands International Footprint »

October 02, 2014 at 8:49AM PDT | Source: Visiting Angels

Company Announces New Master Franchise Launch in Mexico as Private Duty Home Care Market Grows Worldwide
October 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // Bryn Mawr, Pa. - Visiting Angels, one of our nation's largest in-home senior care companies, continues to aggressively expand its international footprint by launching its first master franchise in Mexico City. VHCI, the international arm of Visiting Angels, fills an urgent need for private in-home care in Mexico as the aging population there explodes. Visiting Angels, with some 470 locations in the United States, began expanding internationally in 1998 and currently has franchise operations in Canada, Brazil, South Korea and now Mexico.
World Wide Silver Surge Triggers Private Home Care Growth
"We're thrilled to start expansion in Mexico as the aging population grows and we can fill a real need for in-home care to help seniors age in place," says David Ritterling, CEO of VHCI...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Third Plano Location »

October 02, 2014 at 8:44AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
September 30, 2014 - Plano, TX - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Plano on September 24. Franchise owners Drew and Staci Sutton held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 24 to Sunday, September 28 to support Plano Sports Authority.
The new restaurant, located at 7120 Coit Road, circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Plano Sports Authority.
"I came across Jersey Mike's while living in Nashville," said Drew Sutton. "There was a shop close to my church and every Sunday on my way home, I would grab a sub to eat while watching football. Needless to say, I was always impressed by the quality of the product and service I received...

Sky Zone To Hire 75 Energetic People In Highland Heights »

October 02, 2014 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Sky Zone Highland Heights Set To Open First All-Trampoline Park In The City
October 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // Highland Heights, Ohio - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring over 75 employees for its new park in Highland Heights. Set to open early next month, Sky Zone Highland Heights will become the city's first trampoline park with nearly 18,000 square feet of trampoline surface in a 24,178 square foot facility.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Highland Heights residents and visitors the ultimate active play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyFit, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies® Poised For International Expansion With Opening Of Corporate Office In Beijing »

October 02, 2014 at 8:33AM PDT | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

U.S.-Based Early Education Franchise Set to Open a Dozen Schools in China in 2015; Additional Expansions Planned for South America, United Arab Emirates, Australia and India
DULUTH, Ga. - Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Representative of an esteemed 30-year history in early education with 157 preschool facilities in 14 states all across the nation, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies® first set its sights on global expansion five years ago. With the recent opening of the Kids 'R' Kids China corporate office in Beijing, the U.S.-based preschool franchise is poised to open its first international location in Shanghai at the beginning of 2015 with nearly a dozen more schools to follow throughout the course of the year.
"The reception to our concept in China has been incredible," said David Vinson, Director of Operations for Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc...

Crunch Franchise Announces Two New Locations In California »

October 02, 2014 at 8:22AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest franchise locations in Northridge, CA and Temecula Valley in Winchester, CA. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings continues to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy through southern California.
David Harman, franchisee who operates multiple Crunch Franchise locations on the west coast is a veteran to the fitness industry with over 25 years of experience and has officially opened Crunch's newest locations, along with Ginny May Neely, co-owner of Crunch Temecula Valley and Ray Chung, co-owner of Crunch Northridge.
Already open for business, Crunch Temecula Valley is located at 36580 Penfield Lane near the intersection of Winchester Road and Benton at Benton Crossing...

Computer Troubleshooters Welcome Three New Technology Franchisees To The United Kingdom Team »

October 02, 2014 at 8:11AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

October 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // Computer Troubleshooters is delighted to welcome Mudassar Choudhary, Bob Singh and Andrew Wozniak to our network in the United Kingdom. Choudhary, Singh and Wozniak join Computer Troubleshooters' team of international franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users. The three franchisees recently completed their new owner training in London and are eagerly preparing to open their new businesses.
Mudassar Choudhary will be providing technical services in London's Redbridge area that includes the financial heart of Docklands. He has more than 12 years of IT support and customer service experience. He has worked for Thomson Reuters, Emirates Airlines, Keoghs Solicitors and England's National Health Service during his career...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In Hixton »

October 02, 2014 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
September 30, 2014 - Hixton, TN - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Hixson on September 24. Franchise owners Ryan Hendrix and Andrew Brooks, along with manager Jacob Lewis, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 24 to Sunday, September 28 to support Hixson Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 5510 Highway 153, circulated 3,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Hixson Elementary School.
"We're looking forward to opening our next Jersey Mike's location here in Hixson," said Hendrix. "We love the tight-knit vibe of this community and we feel it will be a great fit for Jersey Mike's...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Welcomes Massachusetts Firm »

October 02, 2014 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

October 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Prudential Unlimited Realty, with offices in Brookline and Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, is the newest member of its real estate network. The company now will operate as Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty, and Jon Ufland is principal and managing broker of the firm.
With this addition, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand will have 33 independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Massachusetts.
"We are proud to grow our presence in Massachusetts with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC...

Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report Reveals Newcomers On List Of Hottest U.S. Cities For Luxury Home Sales »

October 02, 2014 at 6:01AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

High Net-Worth Consumer Survey reveals Dramatic Gender Gaps
October 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Quiet, unassuming areas adjacent to traditional luxury markets have rapidly transformed into hotbeds of luxury real estate in the 12-month period from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Leading the way and making its debut in the top 5 U.S. luxury markets for homes valued at $1 million+ is San Jose, where high-end home sales are up a staggering 76% from this time last year, according to the Luxury Market Report prepared by the Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program.
With Silicon Valley luxury real estate on fire, the affluent enclave of Atherton doubled its sales in the $10 million+ range from 2013...

Christian Brothers Automotive Opens New Location In Norman »

October 02, 2014 at 5:02AM PDT | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Husband and wife entrepreneurial team offers quality, convenience and friendly customer service at new automotive care shop.
Norman, OK (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 - Christian Brothers Automotive, the automotive repair shop founded on a commitment to honesty and integrity, opened a new location last week situated at 3050 Yarbrough Way in Norman, Oklahoma.
Located on Interstate Drive on the east side of I-35, just north of the Rock Creek overpass between Tecumseh and Robinson, the nearly 5,000 square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an upscale lobby that features leather couches, decorative lighting, artwork and hardwood floors. Christian Brothers also offers a new courtesy shuttle vehicle to transport you to and from home or work while your vehicle is being serviced...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Pico Rivera Location »

October 02, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
September 30, 2014 - Pico Rivera, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Pico Rivera on September 17. Franchise owner Alvaro Garcia held a grand opening fundraiser from Wednesday, September 17 to Sunday, September 28 to support various community schools and organizations including: Pico Rivera Parks and Recreation, The Whole Child, El Rancho High School, Rio Vista Elementary School, Rivera Elementary School, and South Ranchito Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 8947 Washington Boulevard, circulated 30,000 flyers throughout the community containing various coupons. For each coupon that is redeemed, Jersey Mike's will donate $3 to the respective beneficiary...

New Business Owner Says Layoff Was A Blessing, Opens Window Cleaning Business »

October 02, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Cape May, NJ (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 - Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Cape May, NJ on Monday October 6th. Paul Guglielmi is the owner/operator. Window Genie is a nationally ranked home service franchise specializing in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and much more. Window Genie of South Jersey will serve the Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland counties.
Before opening his Window Genie franchise, Paul spent over 30 years in corporate America in sales and sales management for a few personal protective equipment companies. "I learned a lot and enjoyed it for many years," he said. "But my job became increasingly more difficult after losing members of my team because of the economic downturn a few years ago...

Grand Opening For New Goddard School In Long Meadow Farms, Texas »

October 02, 2014 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: Goddard School, The

The Goddard School Holds Grand Opening Celebration on October 11
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announced today its newest school is opening in Long Meadow Farms, Texas. Located at 21024 West Bellfort Street in Richmond, the new school is owned by husband and wife team Samir and Tamkeen Shroff. In honor of the Houston area school's opening, the community is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 11.
"My husband and I have always been passionate about education," said Tamkeen Shroff, co-owner of The Goddard School. "Our three young children have inspired us to share our passion with the local community and provide a high quality of education that will contribute to the growth and development of other children in our area...

Oxi Fresh Opens 48 New Franchises In First Three Quarters Of 2014 »

October 02, 2014 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: Oxi Fresh
Oxi Fresh Opportunities Available

October 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAKEWOOD, Colo. – In the first three quarters of 2014, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning has opened 48 franchise locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, cementing their position as one of the nation's fastest-growing carpet cleaning franchises.
This record-breaking growth has already surpassed their previous two years' sales, and the trend is likely to continue. Based on current projections, Oxi Fresh predicts they will open an additional 12 franchise locations by the end of the year.
"Our continued growth can be attributed to our ability to attract quality franchisees who share our passion for delivering the best, most innovative and environmentally-friendly carpet cleaning services in the industry," said founder Jonathan Barnett, whose company was recently named one of America's best franchises to buy by Forbes magazine...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Parlin Location »

October 01, 2014 at 10:17AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Parlin, NJ - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Parlin on September 17. Franchise owners David Rich and David Brown held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 17 to Sunday, September 21 to support the Madison Park Fire Department and the Madison Park First Aid Squad.
The new restaurant, located at 1068 Route 9 South, circulated coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Madison Park Fire Department or the Madison Park First Aid Squad.
"At Jersey Mike's we are committed to making a difference," said Rich. "Partnering with our local fire department and first aid squad for our grand opening fundraiser is an opportunity to raise money for the community and invite customers to try Jersey Mike's highly authentic product...

Childcare Franchise Rainbow Academy Rebrands As Lightbridge Academy Ahead Of Regional Growth »

October 01, 2014 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Lightbridge Academy

October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Piscataway, N.J. – Rainbow Academy early learning centers, a New Jersey-based early childcare education franchise with more than 16 locations in operation, has unveiled its new name and branding as Lightbridge Academy as the company prepares to open new centers.
The company, which was originally founded in 1997, announced the change to Lightbridge Academy ahead of a substantial growth phase, with almost 40 child care centers under development in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia over the next two years. The new brand will help differentiate the company and highlight its commitment to providing an innovative child care solution to working families.
"We wanted the new brand to reflect the values that have established us as an innovator in the child care industry and help us stand out as we continue to grow," said Guy Falzarano, president and CEO of Lightbridge Academy...

Jim Willis Attains Independence With Educational Franchise »

October 01, 2014 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Mathnasium Learning Centers

As Kids Go Back to School, Mathnasium of Richardson Opens for Business
Richardson, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 - After 25 years in the global telecommunications industry, Jim Willis realized that his current career path wasn’t going to allow him to achieve the personal and professional goals he had set out for himself. He knew a change had to be made and began searching for other business prospects.
"I started investigating opportunities to invest in a local business that would allow me to achieve my goals and do something I really enjoyed, all while giving back to my local community," Willis said. When the Mathnasium franchise entered the picture, he knew he had found his answer.
Mathnasium is a math-only learning center that allows pre-K to 12th-grade students to catch up, keep up and excel in mathematics...

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening Of Metairie, Louisiana Location »

October 01, 2014 at 9:11AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Continues to Expand in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - October 01, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Offering splashes of goodness and empowering a healthy life-style, Jamba Juice® today announced the opening of a new store in Metairie, located at 730 Veterans Memorial Blvd., next to Dorignac's Food Center. The location marks the third Jamba® in the New Orleans market, and the third location for franchise partner, Juicy Investments LLC.
The Metairie opening continues Jamba Juice's rich tradition of providing a wide variety of nutritious and freshly-prepared offerings that are wholesome and healthy. The Jamba Juice menu offers beverage choices for every palette and taste, with strong roots in their hallmark freshly-squeezed juices, made to order with whole food ingredients...

Realogy Continues Strategic Growth In Pennsylvania With Real Estate Brokerage And Title Company Acquisitions »

October 01, 2014 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

Company-Owned Brokerage, NRT, Acquires Realty Select, Inc. in Central Pennsylvania Creating Combined Coldwell Banker Operation with over $1.1 Billion in Home Sales Volume Company's Title Resource Group Announces Agreement to Acquire Guardian Transfer
October 01, 2014 // 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, today announced strategic acquisitions in Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania by its subsidiaries, NRT LLC and Title Resource Group.
A subsidiary of NRT, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Realty Select, Inc...

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens Sixth Hotel In Columbus Area »

October 01, 2014 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Homewood Suites by Hilton

October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // COLUMBUS, Ohio, and MCLEAN, Va. – Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus/Polaris, OH.
The four-story hotel, owned by Alliance Hospitality; Inc., is the sixth Homewood Suites property in the Columbus area and features 92 suites. Donna Selby, general manager, and Thomas Graffeo, director of sales, have been in the hotel industry for a combined 50 years.
"From our proximity to local attractions, to our complimentary internet, breakfast and fully equipped kitchen in each suite, our hotel offers business and leisure visitors unmatched convenience and value," said Donna Selby, general manager, Homewood Suites Columbus/Polaris...



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