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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.

Cafe Yumm! Shows Strong Growth »

November 26, 2014 at 11:50AM PST | Source: Cafe Yumm!

Cafe Yumm! Opens in Salem, Wilsonville, and Lake Oswego.
Ranks No. 475 on the 2014 Franchise Times List of Largest Franchise Systems in the U.S.A.
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Eugene, OR. – With openings recently in Salem, Wilsonville, and Lake Oswego, Cafe Yumm! now operates 15 restaurants in Oregon and Washington.
The Salem restaurant at 2755 Commercial Street SE is the first Cafe Yumm! with a drive-thru. It is owned by franchisees Anna and Sean Zorn.
The Wilsonville restaurant at Argyle Square, 8589 SW Robert Burns Dr. is the first stand-alone Cafe Yumm! designed and built exclusively to Cafe Yumm! standards. It is owned by a subsidiary of Beau Delicious! International, LLC, the franchisor of Cafe Yumm! restaurants...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park To Open In Fargo »

November 26, 2014 at 11:00AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

New Location Provides Area Residents with High-Flying, Active Fun
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // FARGO, N.D. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Fargo on Friday, November 28 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 the day after Thanksgiving, Fargo residents can hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone’s all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First San Mateo Location »

November 26, 2014 at 11:00AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 24, 2014 - San Mateo, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in San Mateo on November 19. Franchise owner Ed Phillips held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support the San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL).
The new restaurant, located at 2925 El Camino Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL).
"I'm very excited to open our first location in San Mateo," said Phillips. "As a brand, Jersey Mike's truly believes in serving a quality product and experience while making a difference for our customers...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Wichita, KS »

November 26, 2014 at 10:51AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on W. Taft St.
November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – The first Wingstop location has landed in Wichita, Kansas. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, recently opened at 7325 W. Taft Street, operated under the ownership of Steve Davis.
“We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Wichita community,” commented Steve Davis, Brand Partner. “We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor...

Leading Stir-Fry Restaurant Genghis Grill Opens For The Holidays »

November 26, 2014 at 10:48AM PST | Source: Genghis Grill

Concessions International Fires Up New Concept at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Just in time for the rush of holiday travel, Concessions International (CI) introduces a new fast and fresh restaurant option – Genghis Grill. As part of a joint venture between CI and MBC Concessions, Genghis Grill debuts this week at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport in Terminal E (near Gate E33).
Dallas-based Genghis Grill is known for its fresh market bar, which features an array of more than 80 delicious, fresh ingredients from which guests can build their own bowl. Now, traveling fans can get a taste of its fresh, hot and healthy dishes in a streamlined menu customized for those on the go...

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. Announces The Grand Opening Of Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern In Grand Blanc, Michigan »

November 26, 2014 at 10:35AM PST | Source: Bagger Daves

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Nov. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the creator, developer and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), today announced the opening of a Bagger Dave's in Trillium Circle at 8235 Trillium Circle Avenue in Grand Blanc, Michigan on Sunday, November 23, 2014. This opening marks the fifteenth location for Bagger Dave's in the state of Michigan.
Trillium Circle is a lifestyle center located on Holly Road on the south side of Grand Blanc, in one of the most affluent areas of Genesee County. The restaurant is designed to appeal to a wide range of guests and showcases refreshed interior and exterior design elements, including signature historic photos of the community around the restaurant, as well an all-seasons outdoor patio...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Opens In Ocean Township »

November 26, 2014 at 8:16AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Ocean Township 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 trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning November 26, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone Ocean Township 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...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First North Hollywood Location »

November 26, 2014 at 8:00AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 24, 2014 - North Hollywood, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in North Hollywood on November 19. Franchise owners Daniel Neciosup-Acuna and Jair Neciosup-Paz, along with manager Bethany Acuna, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support PennyLane.
The new restaurant, located at 4821 Lankershim Blvd., circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to PennyLane. In addition, 2,500 flyers were circulated, each containing various coupons. For each coupon that is redeemed, Jersey Mike's will donate an additional $1 to PennyLane...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Pueblo, CO »

November 26, 2014 at 7:36AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on N. Elizabeth Street
[start[DALLAS – Wingstop has landed in Pueblo, CO. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, is now open at 3414 North Elizabeth Street, operated under the ownership of Tye Olsen.
"We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Pueblo community," commented Tye Olsen, Brand Partner. "We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor."
With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings as well as strips all sauced and tossed in 11 original flavors including fan favorites Mango Habanero, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan and Original Hot...

Tony Roma's Continues Growth In Malaysia With Opening Of Eighth Restaurant »

November 26, 2014 at 7:23AM PST | Source: Tony Roma's

Newest Location in Johor Bahru is the First Outside of Kuala Lumpur
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Tony Roma's announced today that it opened its newest Malaysian location in Johor Bahru. The restaurant is the iconic American brand's newest addition in Asia, and represents what Tony Roma's has found as a thriving market for full-service restaurants in the region.
"We are proud to add the new Johor Bahru restaurant to our Malaysian family," remarked Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's. "With the success of our restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, it was important to expand to new markets in Malaysia, providing fans across the country with all that Tony Roma's has to offer, from signature food and beverages, to our award winning lamb ribs...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of Blo Blow Dry Bar In San Antonio, TX »

November 26, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar Offers Affordable Beauty with 7 Flawless Blo Out Styles to Choose From
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar’s CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii congratulate franchise partner Athena Boyd with the opening of her 3rd Blo Blow Dry Bar. With the success of her first two Blo’s in Austin, TX she decided it was time to bring San Antonio the same affordable beauty experience. Her 3rd location opens November 29th at The Shops at Lincoln Heights, 999 E Basse Rd., Suite 182, San Antonio, TX. Appointments can be made on line at http://www.blomedry.com, calling 210-368-9473 or emailing blolincolnheights@blomedry...

Togo's Launches In Colorado Springs With 1,000 Free Hot Pastrami Or Turkey Avocado Sandwiches »

November 26, 2014 at 6:53AM PST | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

"West Coast Original" Opens First Shop in Colorado with Seven Weeks of Giveaways
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, is celebrating its first restaurant in Colorado by giving away 1,000 free Hot Pastrami or Turkey Avocado Sandwiches. The grand opening will take place on Friday, December 5th at 27 South Tejon St., #110, in downtown Colorado Springs at the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters Building. For seven weeks following the opening, guests will have a chance to win free sandwiches for a year, a catering party, freebies and more.
Known for its big, fresh and meaty sandwiches, Togo's piles on the premium ingredients with one-on-one, deli-style service...

Elle Mahoney Sits Down For Orangetheory Fitness With The Tallahassee Democrat »

November 26, 2014 at 5:27AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Elle Mahoney is no stranger to the exercise world, but there's something unique about Orangetheory Fitness. At the Orangetheory location in Fort Lauderdale, she experienced the program and immediately got hooked. With their facilities bright orange, and their workouts short and sweet, Orangetheory enchanted Elle Mahoney.
What happened next? Elle was so enamored with the workout that her decision to open her own Orangetheory Fitness studio felt like the natural step. Tallahassee, Florida, would be home to this new labor of love. Located in midtown, the space is still under construction, but the brilliant Orangetheory logo is plastered on the front of the building, and they are just waiting for everyone to learn what makes Orangetheory so addicting in the Capital...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Fort Worth, TX »

November 26, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on E. Berry St.
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Wingstop has landed in Fort Worth, Texas. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, recently opened at 2718 E. Berry Street, operated under the ownership of Steve and Bebee Milam.
“We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Dallas-Fort Worth community,” commented Steve Milam, Brand Partner. “We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor...

Jan-Pro Expansion Proves Franchise Is Commercial Cleaning’s Premier Executive Growth Opportunity »

November 26, 2014 at 4:51AM PST | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Brand Paves Way for Development with Recent Signings in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - With a commanding lead in product innovation and the strongest customer guarantee in the commercial-cleaning segment, Jan-Pro has recently signed agreements for the Florida Panhandle, Columbus, Georgia and Louisiana, extending its trademarked cleaning processes, advanced technologies and commitment to the customer. These qualities have distinguished Jan-Pro in the industry as the top franchise opportunity for high-powered corporate leaders, minorities and veterans returning to the workforce who wish to own their own cleaning business.
The brand has grown to a network of more than 10,000 owner-operators across the United States serving offices, health care facilities, schools and other commercial facilities seeking the highest levels of sanitation and cleanliness...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First East Hanover Location »

November 26, 2014 at 4:48AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Restaurant Operator Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 24, 2014 - East Hanover, NJ - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in East Hanover on November 19. Restaurant operator Richie Maclachlan held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support the East Hanover School District PTA.
The new restaurant, located at 346 Route 10 West, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a generous donation to the East Hanover School District PTA.
"I started my career with Jersey Mike's at the Parsippany location just after graduating from high school," said Maclachlan. "This opportunity to operate our new shop in East Hanover is very exciting and we can't wait to open our doors...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Virginia Beach, Virginia »

November 26, 2014 at 4:42AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Virginia Beach. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Virginia Beach area.
"Throughout my Human Resources career, I worked on both sides of the employment equation: as an employer seeking temporary help, and as a contract consultant," said Becky Chambliss, Owner/Strategic-Partner of the Virginia Beach PrideStaff office. "These experiences helped me hone my HR skills and appreciate the unique employment-related challenges organizations and job seekers face.
"I made the decision to partner with PrideStaff for several reasons," continued Chambliss...

Home Care Assistance Opens Jefferson County, CO Location »

November 26, 2014 at 4:10AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Jefferson County, CO (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the Jefferson County community and surrounding areas with its newest office. Located at 12792 W. Alameda, Pkwy, Unit F in Lakewood, Colorado, the location is the 101st Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident our location will be a wonderful service that the Jefferson County community, particularly aging adults, will enjoy," said Steve Coe, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County. "Our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care Method™, which is based on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on Earth, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an activities-based program designed to stimulate the brain and delay the onset of cognitive decline...

IHG Announces The Opening Of A Holiday Inn Express® & Suites For Fredericton, New Brunswick »

November 25, 2014 at 10:59AM PST | Source: Holiday Inn Express

Hotel opens in New Brunswick's capital city after undergoing a nearly $3M renovation.
November 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the newly renovated 91 room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Fredericton. Formerly a Lakeview Inns & Suites hotel, the property is located in the growing business area of uptown Fredericton. The hotel offers easy access to the TransCanada Highway 2, Princess Margaret Bridge and Regent Mall. Near the hotel are the Fredericton Golf Club, Fredericton International Airport and St. John River, where guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, breathtaking views and local cuisine...

Sloan's Ice Cream Celebrates Opening At San Diego's Westfield UTC Shopping Centre »

November 25, 2014 at 9:20AM PST | Source: Sloan's Ice Cream

Excitement Builds for First Southern California Shop; Opens at High-End Fashion Mall, Westfield UTC Shopping Centre
November 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come - start screaming for joy!
Sloan's Ice Cream, the renowned luxury ice cream brand known for its innovative flavors and over-the-top aesthetics - including bold pink and neon green walls and heaping amounts of candy, toys and homemade ice cream - will open the doors to its first Southern California franchise location on Friday, Nov. 28, also known as "Black Friday."
This is a historic moment for Sloan's Ice Cream and the San Diego shop's franchisee Ali Hajisattari. It marks the first Sloan's location outside of its home South Florida market...



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