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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.

Athena Learning Centers Opens Two Corporate-Owned Centers In Arizona »

August 04, 2015 at 10:59AM PDT | Source: Athena Learning Centers

Hires Heidi Manoguerra as Educational Director in Region; Full-service K-12 education programs in Chandler and Gilbert will support students in math, reading, writing, science and exam prep.
Princeton, NJ - August 04, 2015 - (PR.com) - Athena Learning Centers of Princeton, New Jersey, today announced the simultaneous opening of two corporate-owned learning centers in Arizona, in Chandler (905 N. McClintock Drive) and Gilbert (690 W. Warner Road). In addition, the company announced it has hired Ms. Heidi Manoguerra as the educational director for the region.
Athena Learning Centers, which will occupy space at Tutor Time Child Care / Learning Centers in both cities, will offer students tutoring and educational support in math, reading, writing and science, as well as SAT and ACT college test preparation...

Freddy Claros Launches Fresh Coat Painters Of Barrington »

August 04, 2015 at 10:44AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat of Barrington bring professional painting services to Barrington, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Algonquin and the surrounding communities.
BARRINGTON, IL (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Freddy Claros is looking forward to bringing his experience as a customer advocate to his new small business, Fresh Coat Painters of Barrington.
Fresh Coat of Barrington, a local Fresh Coat Painters franchise, offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations and detailed quotes...

Award-Winning Breakfast, Brunch And Lunch Cafe Targets Little Rock For Egg-spansion »

August 04, 2015 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: Another Broken Egg Cafe

Another Broken Egg Cafe Scrambles into Little Rock with Two-Store Development Deal
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - August 04, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Another Broken Egg Cafe, an award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise, celebrated for its charming atmosphere and diversified menu options, has announced its introduction into the Arkansas market with a two-store development deal in Little Rock. With the first location slated to open by late spring, 2016, and a second location by the end of 2016, the welcoming lifestyle brand will quickly become a leader in the Little Rock dining scene.
Bringing in the ultimate dose of Southern hospitality, the Another Broken Egg Cafe locations in Little Rock will be owned and operated by brother-and-sister-duo Lacy Galligan and Ray Pynes II...

Church’s Chicken® Opens New Restaurant In Gulfport, MS »

August 04, 2015 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Church's Chicken

First of three new restaurants expected by 2017
GULFPORT, Miss. - August 04, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Church’s Chicken has announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Gulfport, Mississippi. The new restaurant, operated by the CRW, LLC franchise group, is located at 11487 US 49 and serves as the third Church’s Chicken within the Gulfport community. The three-store development agreement includes the opening of two additional restaurants in the Biloxi-Gulfport area by 2017.
“The Church’s Chicken brand is known for its quality products and the value offered to its guests,” said Dr. Roy Irons of CRW, LLC. “As new Church’s franchisees, we look forward to continually serving the Biloxi-Gulfport community with the great flavors and products that have made Church’s so successful for the past 63 years...

Embassy Suites By Hilton Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort In Puerto Rico Completes Second Phase Of Renovation »

August 04, 2015 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: Embassy Suites by Hilton

Guests are Welcomed to Enjoy Completely Revamped Suites
August 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort announced the completion a major renovation campaign started earlier this year, including a full overhaul of all suites and introduction of the new Grand Hall.
“We are excited to complete our renovations and debut our newly revamped suites and new event space,” said Marisol Colon, cluster general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotels, Puerto Rico. “This renovation elevates the guest experience at Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort and complements the personalized service and attention our Embassy Suites by Hilton hotels in Puerto Rico consistently deliver...

Westin Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Mississippi With Groundbreaking Of The Westin Jackson »

August 04, 2015 at 7:44AM PDT | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

Slated to Open in Early 2017, the Brand’s First Mississippi Hotel Will Be Located in Jackson’s Downtown Arts and Cultural District
JACKSON, Miss. - August 4, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced that it will soon open in Jackson, Mississippi with the introduction of The Westin Jackson. Owned by Capital Hotel Associates LLC and operated by Wischermann Partners, Inc., the newly constructed hotel will offer nine floors with 205 luxurious rooms and suites, 12,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and all of The Westin brand’s signature services and amenities. The $60-million public-private development is positioned to boost travel and tourism in downtown Jackson...

Abundant Sunshine Forecast For DoubleTree By Hilton On Spain’s Costa Del Sol »

August 04, 2015 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Guests Welcomed at New DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higueron
MALAGA, Spain and McLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the arrival of its newest hotel on the glorious Spanish coast with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higueron, a beautiful new hotel conveniently located on the coastline close to Marbella and Malaga.
The upscale resort boasts 177 bright guest rooms and suites and fantastic sports and leisure facilities. The hotel was designed to make full use of the region’s climate and includes three swimming pools, two of which are large outdoor pools, and calming water features throughout. Other leisure facilities include a sand sports center, two tennis courts, and 11 padel courts...

Cindy Mitchell Brings Caring Transitions To Houston Gulf Coast »

August 04, 2015 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

New local franchise manages all types of relocation needs, such as downsizing and estate liquidations, for seniors and busy families.
HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Throughout Cindy Mitchell’s 20 year career, she’s honed her skills in organization, logistics, management and customer relations. Now she brings that experience to her new business, Caring Transitions of Houston Gulf Coast.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing all types of relocations needs, such as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions of Houston Gulf Coast is highly qualified to handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Smashburger® Announces Plans To Expand Non-Traditional Restaurant Presence In Airports »

August 04, 2015 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: Smashburger

Optimized Restaurant Design & Menu Accelerates Brand Expansion
DENVER - August 04, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Smashburger, the national better burger restaurant known for its fresh, smashed to order burgers, is pleased to announce partnerships for new airport locations. Answering the demand for better tasting meal options for travelers on the go, Smashburger has partnered with global restaurateur HMSHost, the largest airport food and beverage operator in the country to introduce the brand’s fresh, made to order burgers at the following venues:

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Located at the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport in the Center Core Food Court in Terminal B. The location is slated to open in December 2015...

New Cellairis Mobile Device Repair Store Opens In North Phoenix Walmart »

August 04, 2015 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Cellairis Mobile Repairs

The store-within-a-store concept comes to Northern Phoenix Walmart on August 8, 2015, when a new Cellairis franchise opens to serve Phoenix residents. The globally known mobile device and computer repair company will be located at Walmart, 2501 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 34 in Phoenix.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Cellairis is known worldwide for repairs on iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. They are also making a dent in the computer repair industry as they diagnose and trouble shoot issues with PC and Mac computers. Now, with the convenience of being readily accessible in Walmart stores, Cellairis makes is possible for customers to have repairs made on devices while they shop. Since most repairs on cell phones can be completed in a short period of time, customers find the store-within-a-store concept expedient...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Third Fort Wayne Location »

August 04, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
August 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Wayne, IN - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Fort Wayne on July 29. Franchise owners Lee Pines and Peter Lieffring, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 29 to Sunday, August 2 to support Northcrest Elementary, Northwood Middle School and North Side High School.
The new restaurant, located at 801 Northcrest Shopping Center, circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Northcrest Elementary, Northwood Middle School and North Side High School.
“As we gear up to open our third location in Fort Wayne, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to be a part of the Jersey Mike’s brand,” said Pines...

Ken France And Suzette Mack Bring Caring Transitions To The Heartland »

August 04, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions in the Heartland serves Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas and Shawnee counties as well as the surrounding areas.
(PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Ken France and Suzette Mack are looking forward to bringing a new kind of care to seniors and their families in northeastern Kansas through their new business, Caring Transitions in the Heartland.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions in the Heartland serves Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas and Shawnee counties as well as the surrounding areas...

BeaverTails Proudly Announces The Opening Of Its 100th Store Location »

August 04, 2015 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: BeaverTails

100th Location at Cedar Point Amusement Park – the Roller Coaster Capital of the World® – in Sandusky, Ohio
MONTREAL (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - BeaverTails, makers of iconic whole-wheat BeaverTails® pastries, today announced the opening of its 100th store location at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.
BeaverTails pastries are a unique and delicious treat, hand-stretched to resemble the tail of a beaver. Float-cooked on high quality canola oil, BeaverTails pastries are served hot and topped with 10 different options, including ‘Classic Cinnamon & Sugar’ and ‘Triple Trip’ (chocolate hazelnut spread, Reese’s® Pieces and peanut butter) – to satisfy indulgences of all tastes...

Families Embrace Sydney’s First Private In-Home Tutoring Franchise »

August 04, 2015 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Tutor Doctor
Tutor Doctor Opportunities Available

Tutor Doctor Takes off, Relieving Common Frustrations of Students, Parents and Schools
SYDNEY - August 03, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Less than a year after launching their Tutor Doctor franchise, local husband and wife team Hugh and Krista Moore have every right to say “I told you so.” The Moore’s are filling a need they always knew existed in Sydney.
Current students range from HSC students struggling with Essay-writing to primary school children being extended in Maths. Conversely, tutors range from graduate students and teachers wanting part-time work to an elderly grandmother who loves helping kids read.
“There’s clearly a demand for private, in-home tutors,” Hugh Moore said. “We have to find the right tutors...

Dental Fix Awards Its 20th Franchise In The State Of California »

August 04, 2015 at 3:43AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

August 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a national mobile dental equipment repair company, has officially signed Tom Palmer, a Solvang, California based entrepreneur, as its 215th franchise owner. The agreement marks the twentieth mobile repair van to launch in the State of California, and is Dental Fix’s 40th franchise sale of 2015.
“2015 has been a record breaking year for us so far, and with each new franchise sale, we are getting closer to our goal of making Dental Fix the top-of-mind mobile dental equipment repair company across North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “This new signing is an indication that our model is built for success and that our growth is poised to continue at a rapid pace...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Corpus Christi Location »

August 04, 2015 at 3:37AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
August 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Corpus Christi, TX - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Corpus Christi on July 29. Franchise owners Bob and Gail Smith, along with general managers Clayton Smith and Tim Wear, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 29 to Sunday, August 2 to support Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
The new restaurant, located at 5425 South Padre Island Drive, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
“Before joining Jersey Mike’s, our general managers were both chefs in the restaurant business,” said Bob Smith...

Tikiz Recapitalizes To Support National Expansion »

August 03, 2015 at 11:10AM PDT | Source: Tikiz Franchising, LLC

Mobile shaved ice & ice cream franchise adds leading business development investors.
August 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream, a mobile franchise specializing in unique frozen treats, has announced a recent recapitalization that will facilitate the company’s national expansion plan. The capital is being invested by a south Florida-based investment group comprised of seasoned business development experts responsible for building multiple industry-leading brands.
“The Tikiz concept is truly one-of-a-kind and we’re excited to help the brand expand nationally and achieve new milestones,” said Scott Mortier, a member of the investment group. “When we were first introduced to Tikiz, we saw an amazing model with great potential, and knew that with the right team in place, the company could blossom into a nationally recognized franchise...

Dental Fix Awards Its 1st Franchise In The State Of Idaho »

August 03, 2015 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

Davie, Fla. – July 31st, 2015 – Dental Fix RX, a national mobile dental equipment repair company, has officially signed Greg Grant, a Boise, Idaho based entrepreneur, as its 214th franchise owner. The agreement marks the first mobile repair van to launch in the State of Idaho, and is Dental Fix’s 39th franchise sale of 2015.
“2015 has been a record breaking year for us so far, and with each new franchise sale, we are getting closer to our goal of making Dental Fix the top-of-mind mobile dental equipment repair company across North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “This new signing is an indication that our model is built for success and that our growth is poised to continue at a rapid pace...

PizzaRev Signs Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement For Expansion In Reno, NV »

August 03, 2015 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: PizzaRev

August 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles – PizzaRev, a fast-casual pizza concept backed by Buffalo Wild Wings, announced today the addition of a new franchise group to develop the brand in greater Reno, NV. Franchise owner Jill Lillaney signed a multi-unit agreement to bring PizzaRev to Reno, Carson City, and Sparks, NV. Lillaney currently owns and operates 23 Burger King restaurants throughout Sacramento, CA and Reno, NV.
“We’re proud to partner with Jill and her team to bring an entirely unique pizza experience to the Reno market,” said Rodney Eckerman, co-founder and CEO of PizzaRev. “She is an accomplished multi-unit restaurant operator and her experience in the industry is a tremendous asset to our franchise system...

Sky Zone Announces New Location In Brighton »

August 03, 2015 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town
August 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // BRIGHTON, Mich. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces its fourth Detroit-Area location in Brighton with plans to open their doors in September 2015. For a WoW experience, the brand new 24,000 square foot facility will include 40 Open Jump Courts, 3 Ultimate Dodgeball Courts, a 3 lane SkySlam court and the 10,000 cube Foam Zone.
“It is with great pleasure that I will be bringing Sky Zone to my hometown of Brighton,” said franchisee, Colleen Fitzgerald. “With the growing success of Sky Zone, the opening of our fourth location is sure to attract even more kids and adults alike and we can’t wait to show Livingston County residents how to have fun and stay active...



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