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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.

Quaker Steak & Lube® To Give Away Free Award-Winning Wings In Advance Of Its Official Pohatcong Grand Opening »

August 20, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Quaker Steak & Lube

Award-Winning Casual-Dining Concept to Give Away FREE Wings on Thursday, August 21
August 20, 2014 // // SHARON, PA. – Quaker Steak & Lube®, or The Lube® to loyalists, the Award-Winning casual-dining concept, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces today announced that the official grand opening of its newest restaurant, located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, will take place on Wednesday, August 27 at 11:00AM. Owned and operated by Lube It Up, LLC, the restaurant will bring 190 new jobs to the local economy and will be the third Quaker Steak & Lube® location in the state.
In advance of opening day, The Lube® will give local aficionados a sneak peak of its deep fried gold by giving away FREE wings to the general public on a first come, first served basis, on Thursday, August 21, beginning at 1:00PM and 7:00PM, while supplies last...

VooDoo BBQ & Grill To Open Newest Location In Boca Raton »

August 20, 2014 at 9:33AM PDT | Source: VooDoo BBQ & Grill

The Award Winning New Orleans Style BBQ Restaurant continues its expansion by adding its Fifth South Florida location in 18 months.
Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 - VooDoo BBQ & Grill is set to open their latest South Florida location on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11 am. The new store is located at 5030 Champion Blvd. Boca Raton, FL – near the corner of N. Military Trail and Clint Moore Rd., in the Polo Shoppes. This is the company's fifth South Florida location and marks the first location in Palm Beach County after establishing the first four units in Miami-Dade and Broward counties (Kendall, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, and Fort Lauderdale).
"VooDoo Grand Openings are always fun. The public is invited to taste our Magic...

GRILLiT Executes Master Franchise Agreement For State Of Colorado »

August 20, 2014 at 8:12AM PDT | Source: GRILLiT, Inc.

MIAMI - Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company" or "GRILLiT") (OTC Pink Markets: GRLT) today announced that it has completed an agreement effective as of August 12, 2014 for the sale of GRILLiT master franchise rights in the State of Colorado.
The master franchisee for the State of Colorado is Texas Expansion Wing Group, LLC, an experienced restaurant area developer and franchise sales organization. The principals of Texas Expansion Wing Group have over 26 years' experience in the retail and food industry, both as operators and owners. Their experience ranges from the sale of over 100 franchises for QSR, the opening of over 90 restaurants in Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen, Texas, and owning and operating YUM brands in Mexico...

Mugshots Grill & Bar To Hold Ground Breaking Ceremony For New Location Opening »

August 20, 2014 at 7:26AM PDT | Source: Mugshots Grill & Bar

Mugshots Grill & Bar to open in Tupelo, MS
COVINGTON, La. - Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mugshots Grill & Bar announces the ground breaking for the 2015 opening in Tupelo, MS. Century Construction of Tupelo will be breaking ground in September with plans to open in the spring of 2015. "It's an exciting time for the Mugshots brand and family," said Mugshots Grill & Bar COO, Chris Banchero. "We're extremely excited about taking the Mugshots brand to the Tupelo area and becoming part of the local community," Banchero also stated. Mugshots will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, August 22nd at 11:00 A.M. to announce local franchise owners Ben and Johnny Robbins and the plans for the 2015 opening in the Downtown Fairpark District...

MY SALON Suite Announces Plans To Expand Franchise Opportunities Throughout North America »

August 20, 2014 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: MY SALON Suite

Inaugural Canadian MY SALON Suite Location Planned to Open this Year in Ottawa, Ontario
NEW ORLEANS - Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - MY SALON Suite, the leader in premier salon suites franchises, has announced that the company has received signed lease agreements to open its first upscale, luxurious beauty complexes this year in Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and Canada. With the launch of its inaugural international corporate location in Ottawa, Ontario, MY SALON Suite is continuing to expand its market leader position as one of the top franchising business opportunities in North America.
"As the beauty salon industry continues to grow, we're committed to helping our franchise owners in the United States and Canada be successful in this expanding market," said Ken McAllister, CEO of MY SALON Suite...

Big Barbecue Giveaways In Commerce With New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit »

August 20, 2014 at 6:30AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opportunities Available

August 19, 2014 // // Commerce, TX - On Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m., Commerce will get a fast casual barbecue option when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens near Texas A&M University – Commerce. The new Commerce location will open with a three-day grand opening celebration and the first 50 dine-in customers will receive a gift card worth up to $50.
On Friday, guests can stop by for Dickey's Barbecue gear when the store offers all day merchandise giveaways. Saturday, country station 93.5 The Coyote is on-site from noon to 2 p.m. when the new location will serve $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year.
"We believe the Dickey's Barbecue brand will be a great fit in Commerce, especially with Texas A&M Commerce so close," said multi-unit franchise owner, Joseph Vongsombath...

AAMCO Breaks Ground At AAMCO University Training Center »

August 20, 2014 at 6:07AM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

HORSHAM, Pa. - Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, officially broke ground at AAMCO University, commencing the building of the state-of-the-art training facility in Newnan, Georgia.
AAMCO President and Chief Executive Officer Brett Ponton was onsite for the groundbreaking on August 5.
"We are thrilled to officially begin development on AAMCO University," says Ponton. "The creation of the new training facility supports our business model to deliver the best possible customer experience through our highly trained team of experts."
The center, 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, is scheduled to open in January 2015. It will provide AAMCO technicians, managers and franchisees with service training through a best-in-class curriculum within its high-tech training facility and repair center...

Go Realty Gets 'Better' By Joining Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Franchise Network »

August 20, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Innovative Firm Cites Like-Minded, Fresh Thinking Culture and Lifestyle Branding as Reasoning Behind National Brand Affiliation
August 20, 2014 // // Madison, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced the addition of Go Realty, one of North Carolina's prominent independent real estate brokerages, to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty will continue under the leadership of co-owners Jim Garman and Kevin Woody, serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Holly Springs, Garner, Apex, Morrisville, Knightdale and Clayton.
"Go Realty caught the industry's attention at inception for the company's dynamic approach to real estate brokerage," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC...

Kid To Kid And Uptown Cheapskate Resale Franchises Continue National Expansion »

August 20, 2014 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: Kid to Kid

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 - Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, resale stores and trademark brands of BaseCamp Franchising, continue their growth with announced stores opening soon in Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Idaho.
Currently, Uptown Cheapskate has 42 stores and Kid to Kid has 105 locations throughout the United States and Portugal, with an additional 15 franchise units planned to open by the end of 2014.
"It's an exciting time here at BaseCamp as we continue to experience rapid growth for both our upscale resale brands," said Scott Sloan, co-founder of Uptown Cheapskate. "We attribute some of this success to a gradual change in the way people view resale as more of a mainstream alternative to the mall...

Cold Stone Creamery Japan Launches New Frozen Yogurt Bar »

August 20, 2014 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: Cold Stone Creamery

Yogurt Mix-In Machine Puts a Unique Spin on Frozen Yogurt
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cold Stone Creamery® (, recently launched a new yogurt concept in Japan by the name of Cold Stone® Frozen Bar™. Cold Stone Frozen Bar is a fresh and better-for-you dessert concept that uses milk, yogurt and a blend of fresh fruit. Guests choose mix-ins such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, mango and/or cream cheese, a favorite mix-in in Japan. After the yogurt and mix-ins are selected, the fruit and yogurt are combined and 'mixed' using the Cold Stone Creamery Yogurt Mix-In Machine. This machine blends the fruit and yogurt together creating a smooth and creamy treat that is light and refreshing...

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit In Hometown »

August 20, 2014 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opportunities Available

August 19, 2014 // // Huntsville, AL - Larry Hoffmeister discovered Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s slow smoked brisket during business trips to Texas and it immediately became a favorite. On Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m., Hoffmeister will bring his favorite barbecue joint, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Huntsville. To kick-off the new location, Dickey’s is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration.
Thursday, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50. On Friday, guests can stop by for $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and country music when radio station 102.1 WDRM is onsite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

Dental Fix RX Awards Its 150th Franchise »

August 20, 2014 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

Florida-Based Dental Equipment Repair Company Reaches Milestone with Cleveland Mobile Service Center
August 20, 2014 // // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced it has awarded its 150th franchise, a Cleveland mobile repair unit, which is one of 11 agreements in Ohio alone.
Established in 2009, Dental Fix is currently the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees use leading-edge mobile repair centers – or "rolling repair shops" –to deliver on-site services for dental-practice repair, and new-equipment needs in more than 27 states nationwide and two provinces in Canada. The service centers provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry...

Title Boxing Club Cool Springs Is Officially Open »

August 19, 2014 at 12:48PM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club
TITLE Boxing Club Opportunities Available

Only a Few Days Left to Enter Sweepstakes and Take Advantage of Opening Specials
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - Title Boxing Club Cool Springs is now open. To celebrate they have launched a Facebook Sweepstakes giving away prizes – including an entire year's membership. Sweepstakes ends this week. To enter visit and click on the "Hit It Hard" Sweepstakes. Once entered, share with friends, and for each one that enters, you will receive an additional chance to win.
Also, this is the final week to take advantage of the "Pre-Opening Special" which Includes a free Starter Kit (gloves, wraps, and a t-shirt in a title boxing bag) and a 30 minute personal training session – over $140 in savings...

Maid Simple House Cleaning Opens New Franchise In New Jersey »

August 19, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Maid Simple House Cleaning

August 19, 2014 // // ATLANTA - Set to open in mid-September, Maid Simple House Cleaning of Union County, N.J., will serve area residents of Linden, Cranford, Rahway, Elizabeth, Clark, and Roselle. Maid Simple House Cleaning is a maid services franchise created by the green cleaning company, Maid Brigade.
"I researched many different residential cleaning franchises and decided on Maid Simple House Cleaning because it was the best fit for my family," says Rebecca Otero, owner of Maid Simple House Cleaning of Union County. "The low investment, impressive customer acquisition program, and comprehensive marketing support made my decision easy. And the fact that it is a home-based business was the icing on the cake."
Before investing in Maid Simple House Cleaning, Otero was a litigation paralegal in a large New York City law firm for 17 years...

Quaker Steak & Lube® Grand Island Now Open »

August 19, 2014 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Quaker Steak & Lube

Quaker Steak & Lube® continues its national expansion with Grand Island restaurant!
August 19, 2014 // // Sharon, PA  - The Award-Winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has opened in Grand Island, NE. The Lube® officially opened to the public on Wednesday, August 13 at 3 p.m. The restaurant has created close to 100 jobs for the area and is the first Quaker Steak & Lube® location in Nebraska. The new Lube is located at 3335 Wood River Road.
The new Grand Island Lube encompasses a 10,000 square-foot design while accommodating seating for over 460 people. The location also has 3 bars and an enclosed patio. 37 HD flat-screen televisions will show all the biggest sports events and games throughout the restaurant...

Park Hyatt New York Debuts Highly Anticipated Opening Sets New Standard Of Luxury In Manhattan »

August 19, 2014 at 10:46AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

NEW YORK - August 19, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today the opening of Park Hyatt New York, the flagship hotel of the globally recognized Park Hyatt brand that will offer unprecedented luxury in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Guests of Park Hyatt New York will enjoy its prime location at 153 West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, which is within walking distance to Central Park and across the street from historic Carnegie Hall.
Park Hyatt New York features 210 luxurious guestrooms, including 92 premier suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel is nestled within the first 25 floors of the iconic, 90-story One57 skyscraper, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc...

New Patrice & Associates Office In Lakeville »

August 19, 2014 at 10:33AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

To Give Local Restaurant Scene a Boost; Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management; Support Business in Minnesota
August 19, 2014 // // Lakeville, Minn. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the opening of its first franchise in Minnesota to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Diana Rao-Mangione, who has years of accounting experience with big names such as H&R Block and Robert Half, is turning her sights toward hospitality, as she runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in Minnesota. Rao-Mangione will serve businesses around Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, and Savage...

North Carolina's First Potbelly Sandwich Shop To Open In Greensboro »

August 19, 2014 at 10:25AM PDT | Source: Potbelly Sandwich Works

The Beloved Shop will Bring its Toasty Warm Sandwiches, Signature Shakes and Live Music to Greensboro's Westover Gallery of Shops
August 19, 2014 // // GREENSBORO, N.C. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today a signed agreement that will soon bring North Carolina's first shop. Currently slated to open this Winter, the shop is in development at Greensboro's Westover Gallery of Shops, which is at 1310 Westover Terrace. The widely acclaimed neighborhood hangout is slated to debut its signature sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes and live, local music in December.
Potbelly shops have earned a reputation in communities across the United States for having delicious food, fun décor and fresh tunes. Carter Spradling, the new sandwich shop's operating partner, is a Greensboro native and one of Potbelly's biggest fans...

Novus Glass Welcomes New Franchise Jarrod Olsen To The Dallas Fort Worth Area »

August 19, 2014 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Novus Glass

August 19, 2014 // // NOVUS Glass, the inventor of windshield repair, is proud to welcome new franchisee, Jarrod Olsen of Keller, TX. Jarrod will be servicing the Dallas Forth Worth Texas area. A former Calvary Scout in the US Army, Jarrod found that he had a passion to work with vehicles after an injury cause him to switch duties and become a mechanic. Jarrod, who always enjoyed working with his hands, decided after leaving the military that he would continue his career in the automobile industry. He worked on Semis and even spent time driving them across the country. After working a variety of different jobs, Jarrod had a calling to start a business of his own. "I always wanted my own business," stated Jarrod "I was tired of doing a job that just paid the bills; I wanted something to be passionate about...

Pizza Pizza Opens New Location In Richmond Hill, Ontario »

August 19, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Pizza Pizza

TORONTO, ON - August 14, 2014 - Pizza Pizza, Canada´s leading pizza chain, announces today the opening of a new restaurant in Richmond Hill, located at 13237 Yonge Street. With the opening of the new store, Pizza Pizza now offers six locations in the Richmond Hill area.
"Richmond Hill is a wonderful community that has shown a great appetite for diverse eating options, especially for quality meals on the go and food choices for large gatherings," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Pizza. "Having a sixth location allows us to better serve the community, especially when it comes to large orders and delivery times."
Pizza Pizza at 13237 Richmond Hill is 1,500 square feet, has a dining area that seats 16 and offers dine-in, pick-up and delivery...

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