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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.

New Menchie's Store In Scottsdale Town Center Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

July 22, 2014 at 1:00PM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, AZ – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Scottsdale at 15678 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Suite 120. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Scottsdale favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, July 26 to Friday, August 1, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.
"It's always been a dream of mine to open a small business, so when I walked into Menchie's for the first time, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of," said franchisee, Mark Phelan...

Postal Connections Opens In Hockessin Pack, Ship And Business Services Store Brings Convenience To Delaware City »

July 22, 2014 at 10:36AM PDT | Source: Postal Connections of America

Pack, Ship and Business Services Store Brings Convenience to Delaware City
HOCKESSIN, Del. - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Now open, the new Hockessin Postal Connections of America (PCA) brings easy and convenient access to packaging, shipping, printing and an array of business services to 7209 Lancaster Pike. The PCA store offering convenient parking and personalized service is the newest location in the nationwide franchise network.
Owned and operated by Rick and Susan Martin, of Wilmington, the PCA Hockessin Village store provides expert packaging and shipping -- domestic and international - high quality printing, low cost printer cartridges available in-store or online, mailbox service, freight, copies, scanning and storage, notary and fax...

New Menchie's Store In Redhawk Towne Center Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

July 22, 2014 at 10:25AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // TEMECULA, Ca. – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Temecula at 32195 Temecula Parkway, Suite 102, Temecula, CA 92592. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Temecula favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, July 26 to Friday, August 1, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt. In addition to the grand opening festivities, the location is also partnering with a local charity, Rancho Damacitas, to raise awareness about the organization's mission to place women and children in unsafe situations in a secure and protected environment...

Capriotti's To Debut In Virginia »

July 22, 2014 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Opportunities Available

Sandwich Shop Expanding East Coast Presence With First Virginia Restaurant In Rosslyn
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – Capriotti's Sandwich Shop announces the upcoming arrival of their first Virginia restaurant in Rosslyn on August 4, 2014. The new location will be the inaugural restaurant for the sandwich franchise in the state and marks the chain's commitment to expanding its reach across the United States. Franchisee, George Vincent Jr., also introduced the Capriotti's concept in Washington D.C. last year to much fanfare and a special visit from Vice President, Joe Biden.
Established in 1976 and with over 100 locations in 14 states and federal districts, Capriotti's is dedicated to serving guests delicious, handmade subs crafted with fresh ingredients...

Hilton Worldwide Brings Columbia, S.C. Its First Dual-Branded Property »

July 22, 2014 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: Hilton Garden Inn

Historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to be Converted to Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Columbia, S.C. Franchisee, Gervais Street Hotel, LLC and development and management company, CN Hotels, Inc., will rebrand, convert and expand the historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to a 110-room Hilton Garden Inn and 100-room Home2 Suites located at 1615 Gervais Street in Columbia.
This development is slated to open in 2016 and will join Hilton Worldwide’s current portfolio of 16 Hilton Worldwide dual-branded hotels.
"The signing of the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites Columbia Downtown marks a strategic implementation for us in a top market," said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide...

Huddle House Diner Franchise Expands Into New Jersey »

July 22, 2014 at 8:49AM PDT | Source: Huddle House
Huddle House Opportunities Available

6-Unit Expansion Is Diner Franchise's First Foray Into New Jersey
HACKENSACK, NJ - (Marketwired - Jul 22, 2014) - On the heels of its Long Island expansion, Huddle House diner franchise is adding six units in northern New Jersey, marking the 50-year-old brand's first foray into that area.
Huddle House recently announced its 10-unit deal in Long Island and has now signed an agreement with an experienced multi-unit investor to build six restaurants across the bridge in Northern New Jersey. Huddle House previously extended only as far as West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
"If you think about it, there's already a diner culture there," said Jonathan Benjamin, Chief Development Officer for Huddle House. "Huddle House represents something new and innovative with a bit of Southern flair...

Two-time Grammy Award Winner Jon Secada Surprises Customers At His Childhood Wendy's Restaurant »

July 22, 2014 at 8:49AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

Cuban-American Singer Shares his #PretzelAmor with Lucky Miami Wendy's Customers
MIAMI, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time Grammy award winner Jon Secada brought his family to his childhood Wendy's® restaurant this week for a family outing to enjoy the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. To celebrate the return of Wendy's pretzel sandwiches, Jon partnered with Wendy's to bring the #PretzelAmor to the Hispanic market with a bilingual video inspired by tweets written by the lovers of the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. Jon stars in the video, "Otro Pretzel Mas," which is an adaptation of his hit song, "Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte," and talks about the great love between consumers and Wendy's pretzel sandwiches. Pretzel lovers can watch the video here: http://www...

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Launches First Franchise In The State Of Oregon »

July 22, 2014 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Youth Tennis

Former banking executive brings innovative school-based program in partnership with USTA to southern Oregon.
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Medford, OR – TGA Premier Youth Tennis (TGA), the national after-school youth sports franchise company, has established its first franchise territory in the state of Oregon.
Jeremiah Paladino, a former banking executive, has acquired the geographic rights to TGA Premier Youth Tennis in southern Oregon, which will cover the Medford and Eugene areas.
TGA's innovative school-based activation model and tennis enrichment curriculum was developed in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The program introduces the sport in schools and supports the USTA's "10-and-Under Tennis" initiative before transitioning them to USTA programs, tennis facilities and USPTA Professionals nationwide...

Geese Chasers Arrives In Long Island, NY »

July 22, 2014 at 8:35AM PDT | Source: Geese Chasers

Mt. Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 - Geese Chasers, the professional geese clearing service that respectfully eliminates bothersome Canada Geese on open spaces with the fastest, most effective, affordable, and humane method possible – highly trained border collies – has opened a new Geese Chasers franchise in the Long Island, New York area. This brings the total of new franchises in North America to four.
"Nobody has the proven success of satisfying its clients by maintaining zero goose population like Geese Chasers," says Michael Mallek co-owner of Geese Chasers of Long Island, NY. Added his fellow co-owner, Eric Hoffman, "It's the premier brand in goose elimination with a demonstrated, very real business opportunity. Geese Chasers is run by a professional and supportive management team...

Father & Son Entrepreneurs Expand Pearle Vision Business In Texas »

July 22, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Pearle Vision

Local Family Assumes Ownership of Former Corporate Location in Lewisville
MASON, Ohio - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pearle Vision, one of North America's largest and most trusted licensed optical brands, is proud to announce it has signed an agreement with Simon Safir and his father Boris to assume ownership of the location in Lewisville, Texas. This is Simon Safir's first center, which is located at 2403 S. Stemmons Fwy. in the Vista Grove Shopping Center. His father Boris currently owns and operates seven Pearle Vision eye care centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has served thousands of patients since 1984.
"I am excited to open my first Pearle Vision location, adding to our family's portfolio," said Simon Safir. "I look forward to serving the Lewisville community for many years to come, just as my family has done over the last three decades in the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and I know that this Pearle Vision location will be a trusted source for all of our patients' eye care needs...

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Inks Deal For More NC Restaurants With Former Pizza Hut Operator »

July 22, 2014 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: Uncle Maddio's

Locations to Open in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point, NC
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Made to Order, LLC has signed a deal to open three Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint locations in North Carolina. The restaurants will be operated by industry veteran and Made to Order part-owner Bronce McClain. The first restaurant is set to open in High Point, NC at the High Point Palladium Shopping Center in fourth quarter of this year.
McClain has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 25 years with 23 of those years spent with one of the largest Pizza Hut franchises. He started working for Pizza Hut when he was 17-years-old and helped open the first Pizza Hut in New Jersey almost 40 years ago. McClain went on to work for the restaurant franchise in Maine, Illinois, Delaware and Winston-Salem, NC, where he now lives...

Tint World® Franchise Celebrates Inaugural Canada Location With Grand Opening Event »

July 22, 2014 at 7:27AM PDT | Source: Tint World

July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Weston, FL - Tint World® Franchise, the nation's leading Automotive Styling Center™, will be hosting a public grand opening event on July 26th 2014, from 10AM to 1PM at its newest franchise location in Kingston, Ontario. The new location is easily accessible, located on 4-631 Fortune Crescent Road, Kingston, ON, K7P 0L5, just south of the 410 next to the Invista Centre in Empire Court.
After months of development, the newest Tint World® store is now fully equipped and operational. New storeowners Sue and Trevor Dwyer encourage the Kingston community to join them in attending their grand opening event. While Tint World® boasts locations all over the US, the Kingston, Ontario location is the pioneering store in the Canadian market...

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Expands In The Inland Empire Of Southern California »

July 22, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Weichert

Ontario Brokers Join Franchise as Weichert, Realtors® - H & A Associates
Long-established southern California real estate brokers Homa Javadi and Arturo Rubio, owners of H & A Realty in Ontario, California, have taken a step up in their partnership, announcing they are now the independent owners and operators of a franchise with Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA).
Ontario, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 - Homa Javadi and Arturo Rubio, owners of H & A Realty in Ontario, California, have taken a step up in their longtime partnership, announcing they are now the independent owners and operators of a franchise with Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA). WEICHERT, REALTORS® - H & A Associates raised the banner in the Inland Empire for the expanding national brand on July 14...

Giant Tiger To Build New Store In Sarnia, Ontario »

July 22, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - July 21, 2014) - Here we grow again! Giant Tiger is excited to announce the opening of an additional store in Sarnia, Ontario.
The new Giant Tiger will be located at 1249 London Road, Sarnia, ON, in the London Road Shopping Centre. This location will have an area of approximately 27,700 square feet and will feature the full Giant Tiger assortment of product and services.
"We are very excited to be expanding in Sarnia," says Greg Farrell, President and COO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "The second location will be a great complement to the existing Giant Tiger store."
Customers at Giant Tiger Sarnia can look forward to our familiar bright and fun décor, groceries, outstanding merchandise selection and, of course, the friendly customer service for which Giant Tiger is known...

Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Renovates And Expands Kansas City Retail And Distribution Center »

July 22, 2014 at 4:45AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Leading National Retailer Expands Operations and Services, Stimulates Local Economy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Revamping and remodeling in Kansas City, Sears Outlet Stores, a subsidiary of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS), has leased the former Sears location on E Front Street, expanding Outlet Store operations and services, while offering an economic boost with mass job creation.
Originally leased by Sears Holdings Corporation, the facility included warehousing, distribution, repair service and a Sears Outlet retail location. The lease of the 354,000 square foot property was taken over by Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores earlier this year. As Sears Holdings Corporation wound down its operations in this massive location, situated on railroad tracks, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores saw the opportunity to expand and began repurposing and renovating the facilities in the Spring of 2014...

DoubleTree By Hilton Opens New Property In San Francisco's East Bay »

July 22, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

With Convenient Access to Tri-Valley and Bay Area Attractions, Newly-Renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasanton at the Club Offers Small-Town Charms with Big-City Connections
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // PLEASANTON, Calif. and MCLEAN, Va – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasanton at the Club, following a comprehensive multi-million dollar renovation. The 292-room hotel, formerly a Hilton Hotels & Resorts-branded property, is located in the Tri-Valley area within the East Bay region of greater San Francisco, at the crossroads of highways 580 and 680, and offers easy access to all of Northern California's best attractions, as well as the cities of Oakland and San Francisco...

Gap Inc. Announces Global Expansion Plans »

July 21, 2014 at 11:23AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

Gap Brand Set to Launch in Slovenia and Austria
SAN FRANCISCO - July 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Continuing to deliver on its global growth plans, Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today announced that it will introduce the Gap brand to Slovenia and Austria through agreements with new and existing franchise partners. Magistrat International, a new partner, has been selected for the launch of Slovenia and Gottex, which currently manages the Gap franchise business in Israel and Hungary, will launch Austria.
"We are thrilled to be opening in Slovenia and Austria and can't wait to meet customers when we open our doors for the first time in each capital city. One of the best things about opening in a new country is the incredible welcome that Gap receives and the buzz that generates for our teams and our customers alike," said Ismail Seyis, Vice President of Gap Franchise...

Biggby® Skates Into Schoolcraft With A New Store Opening »

July 21, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: BIGGBY COFFEE

Biggby® Coffee opens in Schoolcraft, Mich.
EAST LANSING, MICH. - July 14, 2014 – Throw up your hands and put a smile on your face! Biggby® is coming to town and there will be a grand opening party! Opening at 531A N. Grand Street, July 22, 2014 will be a day to remember.
The new location is owned by James and Carrie Cousins and Kathleen Augustini. Waving the Biggby® Nation flag in Schoolcraft will help promote fun, happiness and a great cup of Coffee.
They are active supporters of a number of charities including groups within Bronson Hospital, Camp Oochigeas and Disabled Veterans. The new owners of the Bowling Green Biggby® participate in a variety of activities with these organizations. They are very excited to become a big part of their town by providing more than a great cup of Coffee, they will be providing support for the community of Schoolcraft!
"We moved to Michigan three years ago and immediately became Biggby® fanatics," said James...

Tony Roma's Opens New Location In Merida »

July 21, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Tony Roma's

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Merida, Yucatan – Romacorp, Inc., Parent Company of Tony Roma’s and Desarrollo De Franquicias Industriales S.A. de C.V., are thrilled to announce the opening of a new Tony Roma’s location in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The restaurant is located at Calle 32, Av. Garcia Lavin por Anillo Periferico, and employs more than 80 team members and seats 259 guests. At 550 square meters (5,920 square feet), the recently opened location includes a full bar, featuring Tony’s famous selections, such as the Citrus Habanero and Agave Nectar Romaritas, 18 televisions, and children’s play area. To complement the inside dining experience, enjoy great service and food under the outdoor, covered patio as well...

Maid Simple House Cleaning Franchise Opens In Halton, Ontario »

July 21, 2014 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: Maid Simple House Cleaning

New House Cleaning Franchise Third in Canada for Company
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Maid Simple House Cleaning of Halton opened on July 1 and serves residents of Halton consisting of Oakville, Burlington, and Milton, Ontario. An affordable cleaning service franchise, Maid Simple House Cleaning was created by the residential maid services company, Maid Brigade.
"I was looking for a franchise model in an industry that was set up for continuous growth," says Paul Garofalo, owner of Maid Simple House Cleaning of Halton. "The cleaning needs of two-income households along with the aging homeowner population, makes the residential cleaning industry a perfect fit."
Prior to investing in a Maid Simple House Cleaning franchise, Garofalo was a business owner involved in the transportation, trucking, and equine ownership industries with more than two decades of entrepreneurial experience...



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