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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.

Wild Wing Cafe Inks Development Agreement With Seasoned Restaurant Franchise Investor  »

October 31, 2014 at 12:14PM PDT | Source: Wild Wing Cafe

To Open Four New Locations in Tennessee
North Carolina-based Owner/Operator to Bring Brand's Award-Winning Eats, Entertainment and Captivating Venue to Johnson City, Chattanooga, Sevierville, and Knoxville
October 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // ASHEVILLE, NC – Wild Wing Cafe has struck a chord with experienced restaurant operators in all corners of the country. Today, the brand that lives by the motto "Hot Wings, Cold Beer, Good Times," announced it has signed a multi-unit development deal with Dave McFarland, North Carolina-based restaurant owner and operator who plans to open four new units in Johnson City, Chattanooga, Sevierville and Knoxville.
"Wild Wing Cafe is in a class unto itself," said McFarland, who owns two existing units in Asheville, N...

Shipley Do-Nuts Announces Milestone 300th Store Opening »

October 31, 2014 at 12:11PM PDT | Source: Shipley Do-Nuts

HOUSTON - Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Shipley Do-Nuts is celebrating the grand opening of its 300th store located at 1997 Katy Mills Blvd, Katy, Texas 77494 on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.
To celebrate the 300th store opening there will be a special appearance from Earl Campbell, former Houston Oiler and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also, the store will be providing free Shipley t-shirts to the first 300 customers who arrive for the grand opening event between the hours of 8am-11am, and everyone can participate in the family activities and prize drawings. Furthermore, this store and four other Katy area locations are promoting a grand opening weekend special for one dozen glazed donuts for 300 cents. "The grand opening event will be well attended and a lot of fun," says franchise owner, Mrs...

New Menchie's Store At Alamo Ranch Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

October 31, 2014 at 11:22AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
October 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, will open its newest store at Alamo Ranch located at 5619 W. Loop 1604 N., San Antonio, TX 78253 on Saturday, November 1. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a San Antonio favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, November 1 to Friday, November 7, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt...

New Fashion Resale Store In Chandler To Celebrate Grand Opening »

October 31, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: Uptown Cheapskate

Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 - Local business owners Brenda Spezzacatena and Molly Varner are excited to announce the grand opening of their new resale store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Friday, Nov. 7. Unlike a traditional thrift store, this trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 3454 W Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, pays shoppers cash for their second hand clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices.
The grand opening weekend begins Thursday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. for the VIP night, an exclusive preview held for customers who have sold to Uptown Cheapskate during the open-to-buy period. VIP customers will be able to get first pick for trendy second hand clothing and enjoy food from The Grilled Cheese Truck, the famous food truck franchise that has grown in popularity as social media followers track where the truck will stop next...

Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood Launches New Era »

October 31, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: Hilton Worldwide

Thayer Lodging Group's 998-Room Iconic Resort Joins Curio – A Collection by Hilton
HOLLYWOOD, Fl. – Oct. 31, 2014 – The historic Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, along with its 900-plus employees, joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
South Florida's premier beachfront resort and convention center, the Diplomat Resort was acquired last month by Thayer Lodging Group ("Thayer"), a Brookfield Company, and its institutional partners. The resort encompasses 998 rooms and suites, numerous restaurants and a spa, along with more than 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Thayer previously announced the property would undergo a $100 million enhancement initiative to begin later this year.
The transition was marked with a ceremony attended by Diplomat, Thayer, Curio and Hilton Worldwide leaders, along with resort employees, city officials and South Florida influencers...

New Menchie's Store At The Landing At Hawks Prairie Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

October 31, 2014 at 8:58AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
October 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // LACEY, WA - Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, will open its newest store at The Landing at Hawks Prairie, located at 1110 Galaxy Dr. NE, Lacey, WA 98516 on Saturday, November 1. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Lacey favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, November 8 to Friday, November 14, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt...

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Ramada Hotel In Guatemala »

October 31, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

October 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, NJ - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the Ramada Tikal Isla de Flores, the brand’s first property in Guatemala.
Ramada Tikal Isla de FloresThe launch of this full-service hotel, which features pools, a bar and restaurant and which is conveniently located near Lake Petén Itzá, coincides with a significant milestone for the Ramada® brand – its 60th anniversary.
Part of a two-year development agreement with Ivers Trade, Inc. to bring four Ramada® properties to Guatemala, the newly constructed property plays a key role in Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategy to grow the Ramada brand throughout Latin America...

First Watch Continues Growth In Atlanta Market With New Kennesaw Location »

October 31, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: First Watch Restaurants

Latest announcement marks the sixth Metro Atlanta opening in less than two years for the Daytime Café
ATLANTA – October 20, 2014 – First Watch, the award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant, today continued to validate the nation's huge appetite for daytime-only dining with the opening of its newest location in Kennesaw, Ga. Located in Cobb County, one of the country's fastest-growing counties, the Kennesaw restaurant marks First Watch's sixth opening in less than two years in Metro Atlanta as the Florida-based company continues to build off its rapid growth.
The 4,627-square-foot freestanding Kennesaw restaurant – just steps from Kennesaw State University with more than 25,000 students – is located at 3815 Cherokee St...

CEO Belina Announces The Official Launch Of 1Heart Care National Senior Care Franchise »

October 31, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

And Recognition of Employees at Castaway Burbank California
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 - CEO Belina Calderon Tagarao announces the official launch of 1Heart national senior care franchise and recognition of long service employees this December at Castaway Burbank California. 1Heart group of company invites Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and distinguished business executives, healthcare professionals, business consultants, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce to show support to this important 1Heart annual corporate event.
CEO Belina has spearheaded the expansion of 1Heart Care since 2007, after its operations for four years which started in Beverly Hills. CEO Belina had worked hard in forming a team of executives that will form part of the expansion program creating strong head office departments, case management team, marketing team, business development group that can roll out programs needed to grow the business...

Tossed® Signs Franchise Agreement With Compass/Chartwells For The University Of Miami (Florida) »

October 31, 2014 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: Tossed Franchise Corporation

New Relationship Will Ignite Fast Casual Concept's Presence At University
MIAMI - Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Tossed®, home of design your own salads, wraps, sandwiches, melts and more, today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Compass/Chartwells, the world's largest multi-national institutional food service provider. "We're confident that our new relationship with such a well-respected franchise partner along with their client, the University of Miami, will catalyze Tossed's growth at universities, airports, hospitals and other non-traditional venues," said A. Michael "A.T." Toroyan, Chief Operating Officer of Tossed Franchise Corporation.
The self-contained unit will feature the company's new stand-alone prototype design...

EXIT Realty Arrives In Davenport »

October 31, 2014 at 4:20AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Davenport, IA (Grassroots Newswire) October 29, 2014 - EXIT Realty is pleased to announce the opening of Scott Ryder & Cris Loiz real estate brokerage, EXIT Realty Fireside.
"We quickly recognized the value of everything EXIT Realty has to offer; the EXIT Formula, state-of-the-art technology, in-depth training and more," said Ryder, "We are very excited to join the local business community to assist residents with their real estate needs. At EXIT Realty we are committed to our customers’ satisfaction."
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Hard Rock International Opens First Location In Kazakhstan »

October 31, 2014 at 3:47AM PDT | Source: Hard Rock

Hard Rock Cafe Opening in Exciting Almaty
October 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // Almaty, Kazakhstan - Hard Rock is sweeping the world, spreading the message of rock from city to city, and now, the world-famous brand is taking Almaty by storm! Hard Rock International today announced the opening of the country’s first Hard Rock Cafe in the territory of Kazakhstan. The new cafe is located in the heart of downtown, near one of the main streets, Seifullin Avenue, on the crossroads of Amangeldy and Karasai batyr streets.
Hard Rock Cafe Almaty boasts three floors, including a large Rock Shop on the first floor featuring rock ‘n’ roll-inspired items, as well as collectible Hard Rock Cafe Almaty merchandise available only at this location...

The Casual Pint Plans To Expand Nationwide »

October 30, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: The Casual Pint

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - The Casual Pint, a craft beer market based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is proud to highlight the franchising opportunities now available nationwide. By offering unparalleled franchise support and training, entrepreneurs can enjoy The Casual Pint mission of sharing the craft beer experience in neighborhoods one pint, one growler and one person at a time. This supportive nature has allowed the namesake to grow to five fully operational stores today with several additional planned openings this quarter.
"The Casual Pint has really grown since our first store opened in 2011 and we're looking forward to sharing our vision throughout the country," said Nathan Robinette, co-owner of The Casual Pint. "Within the first nine months of franchising, we secured nearly a dozen new owners to become the fastest growing franchise in the craft beer industry...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens 24th Tampa Bay Area Location »

October 30, 2014 at 10:04AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tampa, FL - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Tampa on October 22. Franchise owners John Griparis and Jeff Berns, along with operating partners Sean Cahill and Amy Vitale, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 22 to Sunday, October 26 to support Anderson Elementary School, Tinker Elementary School, and Chiaramonte Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 3684 West Gandy Boulevard, circulated thousands of coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Anderson Elementary School, Tinker Elementary School, or Chiaramonte Elementary School...

Giant Tiger In Angus, ON Unveils New Modern Look »

October 30, 2014 at 9:51AM PDT | Source: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - The renovations are nearing completion and it's down to the finishing touches. This Saturday, November 1, Giant Tiger unveils a fully renovated store located at 3 Massey Street, Unit 4, Angus, Ontario.
The store has been redesigned to greatly improve the shopping experience for our customers. They will find even more of the same outstanding values, great deals and friendly customer service they've come to expect from Giant Tiger for their fashion, food and home needs - plus a lot more space to shop and a fun new Giant Tiger look!
Store manager Gerry Crowe and his entire team are excited about their newly improved store and invite you to the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, November 1, beginning at 9:00 am...

Value Place Opens New Hotel In Dayton, Ohio »

October 30, 2014 at 9:32AM PDT | Source: Value Place

October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dayton, OH - Value Place, the nation's largest economy extended-stay hotel brand, has announced the grand opening of a newly constructed hotel in Dayton, Ohio, located at 3787 Summit Glen Drive, at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Miamisburg Road. This will bring the brand's hotel count to 11 in Ohio, joining Value Place hotels in Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron, and Cleveland. This hotel opened to the public effective October 29, 2014.
"Value Place is expanding rapidly across the country as demand for economy extended-stay hotels is steadily increasing," said Kyle Rogg, President and Chief Operating Officer at Value Place. "This demand is especially strong in Dayton, where the population is continuing to grow and business professionals are traveling to the area to service the region's robust manufacturing sector...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens In Boston Heights »

October 30, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Indoor Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOSTON HEIGHTS, OH - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will open its doors in Boston Heights to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning Thursday, October 30th, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Intelligent Office Announces Jacksonville, Florida As Its Newest Location »

October 30, 2014 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office, The

Virtual Offices Offer More Flexible Work Space and Work Styles and Intelligent Office Provides Professional Services to Jacksonville Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 - Intelligent Office, a virtual office facility providing administrative and staffing services, is announcing the lease signing of a new location in Jacksonville, Florida. The business offers integrated solutions for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors.
The opening of this location in the iconic Riverplace Tower provides cost effective solutions for endeavoring entrepreneurs and the growing small business community. Intelligent Office delivers administrative services and staffing resources allowing flexibility and mobility; constituencies are granted a new way of easily conducting business anytime, anywhere...

Locals Bringing 70 New Jobs To Cedar Rapids With Sky Zone Opening »

October 30, 2014 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Sky Zone Cedar Rapids Set To Open Trampoline Playing Court
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  – Lifelong locals Dave and Jennifer Austin are now hiring more than 70 team members for their new Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, set to open this December. Sky Zone, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, will bring Awesome, Healthy, Family Fun to the area.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Cedar Rapids residents and visitors the ultimate active play experience. The all-walled trampoline 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, SkyFit, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour and Ultimate Volleyball, a new activity taking the popular sport to the next level...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Englewood Location »

October 30, 2014 at 8:32AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Englewood, CO - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Englewood on October 22. Franchise owners Bob Merullo, Kevin Embree, and operating partner Pete Cardillo held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 22 to Sunday, October 26 to support Shiloh House.
The new restaurant, located at 4989 S Broadway, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Shiloh House.
Shiloh House offers nurturing, therapeutic and educational services to empower youth and families to overcome the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma. Through guidance, clinical intervention and advocacy, Shiloh House meets the needs of the community while respecting the diversity of youth and families...



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