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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.

World Of Beer Opens First Tavern In Manhattan »

September 01, 2015 at 11:12AM PDT | Source: World of Beer

September 01, 2015 // // TAMPA, Fla. - World of Beer, a craft tavern featuring the best local craft beers, is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest location, and first in New York City, in Chelsea. This marks the rapidly growing franchise's fourth tavern in the state of New York. This year, World of Beer has opened 14 taverns and is projecting 12 more taverns by the end of the year.
World of Beer Chelsea, located at 316 8 Ave, boasts more than 5,000 sq. ft. of space with a 1,200 sq. ft. indoor patio, and will feature the company's signature tavern fare menu, along with 500 bottles and 50 rotating taps with exclusive taps from local breweries. Eight certified cicerones are on staff to help each customer select a perfect drink...

Bonjour Orlando! La Madeleine Announces Entrance Into Florida With Two New Cafés »

September 01, 2015 at 10:50AM PDT | Source: la Madeleine

Country French Cuisine Coming to the Sunshine State this Fall
September 01, 2015 // // DALLAS – La Madeleine Country French Café, the acclaimed, authentic country French bakery café, announced today significant expansion for the brand that will bring the company’s first two cafés to Florida.
“We are coming to Orlando with great excitement and eagerness,” said John Cahill, president of la Madeleine. “This announcement represents a significant step in our growth strategy.”
Known for its French cuisine handcrafted daily with fresh, seasonally inspired ingredients and comfortable, welcoming atmosphere, Dallas-based la Madeleine will arrive this fall at Orlando’s Florida Mall and Millennia Mall...

Home Care Assistance Announces Opening Of New Dayton Office »

September 01, 2015 at 10:37AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

In-home care leader will provide home care for the growing senior population in Dayton and surrounding areas.
September 01, 2015 // // Dayton, OH – Home Care Assistance of Dayton, the premier home care provider, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office, which will serve the greater Dayton community. This location is the 111th Home Care Assistance office in North America and is opening during a stage of incredible growth and measured success for Home Care Assistance. The office is located at 6109 Far Hills Avenue in the Washington Square shopping center by Dorothy Lane Market.
“I am excited to share the unique and innovative programs offered by Home Care Assistance as a resource for the communities in Dayton and the surrounding area,” said Mark Febus, Owner...

Family Business Owners Bring Full-Service Visual Communications To Ames »

September 01, 2015 at 10:26AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

September 01, 2015 // // AMES, Iowa – Becky and John Crawford, owners of Alpha Copies, recently opened a FASTSIGNS® center to operate alongside their existing commercial printing business. Now open, FASTSIGNS of Ames is located at 3615 Lincoln Way, in the same building as Alpha Copies.
“Alpha Copies is the largest quick printing center in Iowa with the ability to produce over 280,000 color copies a day, 400,000 black and white copies a day and 15,000 engineering prints a day,” said John Crawford, who has owned Alpha Copies for 10 years. He has 17 years of experience in commercial printing and 25 years in the retail and wholesale grocery industry.
Co-owner Becky Crawford has been with Alpha Copies for seven years and has experience in education and real estate...

Discovery Point Child Development Centers®Targets Texas For Expansion »

September 01, 2015 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Discovery Point
Discovery Point Opportunities Available

Educational childcare chain expects to have major presence in Lone Star State over next five years
September 01, 2015 // // DULUTH, Ga. – To answer the growing demand for educational childcare in the Lone Star State, Discovery Point Child Development Centers® is launching an aggressive expansion campaign designed to open as many as 60 Texas locations over the next five years.
The growth will be accomplished primarily by franchising, initially targeting the major metro markets of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso.
“Texas has a dynamic, rapidly growing economy and, as a result, there is a growing need by parents for quality childcare with an educational focus,” said Cliff Clark, President and CEO of Discovery Point Child Development Centers...

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For Three New Restaurants In Springfield, Missouri  »

September 01, 2015 at 9:24AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

With New Franchise Group, Ozark Donuts, LLC
Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Seeks Franchisee Candidates in Missouri and Oklahoma 
CANTON, Mass. - Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Ozark Donuts, LLC, to develop three new restaurants in Springfield, Missouri. The first restaurant is planned to open at 4020 S. Campbell Avenue in December 2015, with the remainder opening by 2019.
Led by Thomas and Cory Roebuck, these new franchises possess over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and retail industries. Together, this father and son team will manage and oversee the construction and operations for each Dunkin' Donuts restaurant...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Location With Mohegan Holdings »

September 01, 2015 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Meriden, Conn. Is First of 12 Restaurants for the Tribe in New England
September 01, 2015 // // Meriden, CT- Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Meriden on August 26. The owners, Mohegan Restaurant (JM Subs), LLC, a business diversification entity of Mohegan Holding Company, LLC, of the Mohegan Tribe, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30 to support Beat the Streets and Special Olympics Connecticut. This location is the first of 12 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants for the Mohegan Tribe including an upcoming location at Mohegan Sun.
The new restaurant, located in Townline Square at 533 South Broad St., circulated thousands of flyers throughout the community with various offers...

Sky Zone Announces New Location In Manchester »

September 01, 2015 at 8:59AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To New Hampshire
September 01, 2015 // // MANCHESTER, N.H. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces today its first New Hampshire location in the city of Manchester with plans to open their doors in winter 2015. For a WoW experience, the brand new 25,000 square foot facility will include Open Jump Courts, 3 Ultimate Dodgeball Courts, multiple SkySlam courts and the 10,000 cube Foam Zone as a local entertainment destination for kids and adults of all ages.
“Sky Zone specializes in fusing fun and fitness into a one-of-a-kind and thrilling experience,” said franchisee, Tamer Fahmy...

New Sears Hometown Store Opens In Enid »

September 01, 2015 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Local Retailer Offers Top Brand Home Appliances, Lawn and Garden Equipment, Tools, Mattresses and More at Guaranteed Lowest Price
ENID, Okla. - Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) will open its newest Oklahoma Sears Hometown Store on September 3rd at 1729 North Van Buren street in Enid.
The Enid location marks the 22nd opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 32nd opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Hometown Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the local community.
"Local homeowners needed a larger selection of complementary products and services while working on their projects," stated James Baker, owner of the new Sears Hometown Store in Enid...

Hamburgers In The Hoosier State: MOOYAH Opens First Location In Indiana »

September 01, 2015 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Customizable Burger Franchise Chain Enters Indiana with Noblesville Opening
DALLAS (PRWEB) September 01, 2015 - The Hoosier State is about to get its first taste of the fast-casual, “better burger” franchise, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes. The restaurant, which will open on August 31, 2015 in Noblesville, IN, marks the first for the international brand in the state and will be located at 17147 Mercantile Blvd. in the Stony Creek Marketplace.
The local owner of the Noblesville MOOYAH is Chris Frank; he is a social worker turned restauranteur that worked developing marketing strategy for dining services during his time at Indiana University in Bloomington, and was inspired by his experience in graduate school to open his own restaurant...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Tribute Portfolio™ In Europe With Great Northern Hotel »

September 01, 2015 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood’s 10th Brand Kicks off Global Expansion with First Independent Hotel in London
LONDON - September 1, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the debut of Tribute Portfolio in Europe with the addition of the Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Launched this past April as Starwood’s 10 th brand, Tribute Portfolio is a collection of outstanding independent hotels and resorts, promising owners, Starwood Preferred Guest ® (SPG ® ) members and guests alike the ability to “ Stay Independent. ” The signing of the Great Northern Hotel – a historic King’s Cross London landmark – is a significant step in the global roll-out of Tribute Portfolio and reflects the growing global trend for independent, yet dependable high-end travel experiences...

Steamatic, Inc. Announces New Franchise »

September 01, 2015 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Steamatic

September 01, 2015 // // Fort Worth, TX - Steamatic, Inc., an international leader in restoration and cleaning services, is excited to announce the sale of a new franchise in Warren, Michigan. The new location, Steamatic of Warren, will service Northern Detroit.
The new owner, Kit Burgess, is a newcomer to the restoration and cleaning industry. This represents a major career shift for him, after several years working as an IT Systems Administrator. Burgess was looking for a change and selected Steamatic as a path that will make the most of his relationship-building skills and marketing abilities.
Burgess looked at multiple restoration companies when setting out on this new path, but ultimately selected Steamatic as the best opportunity and the one that most closely matched his needs...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Second Clovis Location »

September 01, 2015 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
September 01, 2015 // // Clovis, CA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Clovis on August 26. Franchise owner Alvaro Garcia, held a grand opening fundraiser from Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, September 6 to support six local schools. The schools are Clovis East High School, Clovis High School, Freedom Elementary, Gettysburg Elementary, Miramonte Elementary and Roger S. Oraze Elementary.
The new restaurant, located at 3170 Fowler Ave., circulated thousands of flyers throughout the community each containing various offers. For each offer redeemed, Jersey Mike’s will make a $3 donation to the participating schools from August 26 to September 6 as part of a twelve day Grand Opening Celebration...

College Hunks Hauling Junk Expands Central Connecticut Presence »

September 01, 2015 at 7:10AM PDT | Source: College Hunks Hauling Junk

Moving and Removal Franchise's Second Location Will Serve Area Including All or Parts of Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex Counties
TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Sep 1, 2015) - College Hunks Hauling Junk has opened its second Connecticut franchise operation, growing its service area within the state as part of a broader Northeast expansion plan.
Owner Rob Brockenberry's territory covers eastern Fairfield County, New Haven County and a portion of Middlesex County in the midstate area. The well-populated area offers a lot of possibilities, which was what attracted the former logistics and transportation professional.
"I know trucking logistics, and I know customer service," Brockenberry said. "The more I looked at College Hunks, the more I wanted to move in that direction...

Curio – A Collection By Hilton Ushers In A New Era Of Southern Hospitality In Augusta, Georgia »

September 01, 2015 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide Adds The Partridge Inn Augusta to Curio – A Collection by Hilton
September 01, 2015 // // AUGUSTA, Ga. and McLEAN, Va. – A historic property known for its unparalleled Southern hospitality near the heart of downtown Augusta, The Partridge Inn Augusta joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton today. As Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) rapidly-expanding global collection of distinctive hotels, Curio caters to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences. Dating back more than 100 years, The Partridge Inn Augusta, Curio Collection by Hilton is located in the heart of Augusta’s Summerville district, less than two miles from the Augusta Canal and historic canal boat tours...

Newk’s Eatery Moves Onto New Braunfels Dining Scene With Grand Opening At Creekside »

September 01, 2015 at 6:40AM PDT | Source: Newk’s Eatery

Newk’s Franchise Team Begins San Antonio Area Expansion with New Braunfels Location
September 01, 2015 // // JACKSON, Miss. - Newk’s Eatery franchisee and fourth-generation New Braunfels native Stephen Kuehler is bringing fresh, fast and flavorful dining onto the New Braunfels food scene with the city’s first Newk’s restaurant. The fast-casual brand known for its gourmet-inspired menu will be opening its doors Friday, September 4, in the New Braunfels Town Center at Creekside at 11 a.m.
“Newk’s Eatery is bringing to New Braunfels the best of both worlds— fresh, made-from-scratch meals delivered at an exceptionally fast pace,” said Newk’s franchisee Stephen Kuehler...

Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Hits Milestone With Its 150th Franchise »

September 01, 2015 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: Just Between Friends

North America’s Leading Children’s & Maternity Consignment Event Has Helped Millions of Families Save & Earn Money
Just Between Friends of Marysville/Mt. Vernon, Washington is Franchise #150
September 01, 2015 // // Tulsa, Okla. – Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., North America’s leading children’s and maternity consignment event, is excited to announce another big milestone for the company with its 150th franchise. Just Between Friends of Marysville/Mt. Vernon, Washington is franchise #150 and will launch its first event October 16- 18.
“Our goal has always been to bring Just Between Friends to families in all 50 states in the U.S. and now Canada. To reach this milestone means so much to me because it means we are helping even more families make ends meet and giving back to more local charities,” explains Shannon Wilburn, CEO and Co-Founder of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc...

The Future Of Real Estate Has Arrived In Fort Myers »

September 01, 2015 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: NextHome

FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Elite Realty, LLC is proud to announce the launch of their new brand NextHome Advisors; they are excited to be the newest NextHome Franchise. Owned and operated by business partners Jason Jakus and Rebecca Krueger, this Fort Myers-based brokerage will provide residential real estate sales to the areas of Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Buckingham, Gateway, Bonita Springs, Estero, Sanibel and the surrounding areas.
"NextHome is a consumer centric brand and Advisors describes perfectly what our Real Estate Professionals do every single day," says Jason Jakus, who is the CEO & Managing Broker. "Our agents love the technology platform and our clients love the advanced world-class marketing we provide to sell their homes for the most money"...

New Build-A-Bear Workshop Coming To Mall Of America »

September 01, 2015 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

September 1, 2015 - Build-A-Bear (NYSE: BBW):
Build-A-Bear Workshop is celebrating the grand opening of its Mall of America store with a completely new look and feel at today’s special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Local media and the public are invited to attend the ceremony, which will feature special guests from Parents in Community Action, Inc., a private, non-profit agency that operates Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Sharon Price John, chief executive officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop*
Gina Collins, chief marketing officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop*
Eric Fencl, chief legal counsel, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Chris Hurt, chief operations officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Jennifer Kretchmar, chief product officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Voin Todorovic, chief financial officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Jessica Leonard, chief workshop manager, Build-A-Bear Workshop*
Mary Annette Quinnel, director, Parents in Community Action, Inc...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Belmont Location »

September 01, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
September 01, 2015 // // Belmont, CA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Belmont on August 26. Franchise owner Ed Phillips held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30 to support Carlmont Scots Booster Club for the Steve Wallace Memorial scholarship.
The new restaurant, located at 1200 El Camino Real, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Carlmont Scots Booster Club for the Steve Wallace Memorial scholarship.
“I’m very excited to bring the Jersey Mike’s Subs experience to Belmont,” said Phillips...

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