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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.

Owner Trades Pizza For Pork With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Buena Park »

January 28, 2015 at 3:53AM PST | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

January 28, 2015 // // Buena Park, CA - Richard Foiles spent over 10 years running a successful pizza restaurant. While visiting a nearby Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Foiles fell in love with the food and the fast casual concept. On Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m., Foiles opens his first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Buena Park. The location celebrates with a three day grand opening.
"California has really embraced our brand," said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "I get excited with every new opening and every new guest that we introduce to our slow smoked barbecue."
Three day grand opening includes:

Thursday offers the first 50 guests gift cards ranging from $5 to $50.
Friday includes t-shirts, sunglasses and more when Dickey's Barbecue offers all day merchandise giveaways...

McAlister's Deli Coming In April To Goldsboro, NC »

January 27, 2015 at 12:02PM PST | Source: McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Opportunities Available

CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today that it will open a location in Goldsboro, NC in April 2015 at 431 North Berkley Boulevard. The new location will be owned and operated by the Charlotte-based franchise group, Southern Deli (SD) Holdings. Goldsboro will mark the 24th location in the state for SD Holdings.
"McAlister's Deli is pleased to become a part of the Goldsboro community," said SD Holdings CEO, Yaron Goldman. "We look forward to bringing McAlister's friendly atmosphere, unique menu and genuine hospitality to the local residents of Goldsboro."
The Goldsboro McAlister's Deli location will offer takeout and outdoor dining options with a pick-up window and patio for guests...

Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park – Opens Franchise Location In Mount Kisco, New York »

January 27, 2015 at 11:56AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

January 27, 2015 // // Mount Kisco, NY, January 27, 2015 – Rockin' Jump® – The Ultimate Trampoline Park – is thrilled to announce the opening of a new franchise location at 333 North Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Tel: 914-743-5730. Online reservations can be made at
Rockin' Jump locations feature trampoline related activities for the entire family – including open jump arenas, jump pools with crash bags or foam cubes, trampoline dodge ball courts, 360 Slam Dunk basketball arenas and the X-Beam challenge – and also offer fitness classes, birthday parties, and healthy dining options.
Like all Rockin' Jump locations, the Mount Kisco franchise is dedicated to Safe...

Retro Fitness On Track For 200 New Gyms In Two Years »

January 27, 2015 at 11:51AM PST | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Closes Out 2014 with 200,000+ New Members, Top Industry Ratings and Added Value Offerings
January 27, 2015 // // COLTS NECK, N.J. – Across the burgeoning $27 billion fitness industry, it’s common for fads and concepts to become obsolete overnight; however the survivors who will withstand the test of time are those that couple affordability with a first-class experience. Retro Fitness has set itself apart from competition by using this as the foundation of the company. By remaining sensibly priced in conjunction with launching various new initiatives in 2014, the fast-growing franchise is ready to continue industry dominance across the nation in the New Year.
With 120 gyms open in 15 states and an additional 100 gyms in the development pipeline, Retro Fitness plans to have over 300 locations in its franchise system within the next two years...

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria Bringing Authentic Neapolitan Pizza To The Bay Area »

January 27, 2015 at 11:28AM PST | Source: Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria

First local restaurant scheduled to open in Santa Rosa in March
January 27, 2015 // // SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria is bringing an authentic taste of Naples to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The only "create-your-own" concept of its kind with a World Pizza Champion at the helm is looking to open as many as 20 Bay Area restaurants over the next several years. The area's first restaurant is slated to open in Santa Rosa in March, and will take over the space previously occupied by Arrigoni's Deli & Cafe for nearly 40 years.
"Persona′s expansion into the Bay Area is a major milestone for the brand as we expand beyond our Santa Barbara roots," said World Pizza Champion and Persona co-founder Glenn Cybulski, who is also recognized as one of the Top 10 Pizzaiolos in the United States...

Burger 21 Expands Presence In Texas With Signing Of Franchise Agreements In Dallas And McAllen »

January 27, 2015 at 11:23AM PST | Source: Burger 21
Burger 21 Opportunities Available

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Exhibit at Franchise Expo South in Houston, Feb. 5-7
January 27, 2015 // // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, today announced that it has signed franchise agreements to develop an additional restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and its first restaurant in McAllen, Texas. The Tampa-based chain currently has Texas locations in development in Irving and Austin. To date, Burger 21 has 15 open locations and 25 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
"We are pleased with the success that Burger 21 has already experienced in Texas and optimistic about our future growth throughout the Midwest," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 founder and president...

IHG To Launch Holiday Inn Express & Suites Near Bangkok General Hospital »

January 27, 2015 at 10:43AM PST | Source: Holiday Inn Express

January 27, 2015 // // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel groups, has signed a management agreement with Prime Living Soonvijai Co. Ltd, to develop Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Soi Soonvijai in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 200-room property will offer guests comfort and convenience at a great price with a mix of rooms and suites designed to create a homely residential environment to meet the needs of travellers staying for an extended period of time.
Slated for completion in 2018, the hotel will be adjacent to Bangkok General Hospital's flagship medical facility – ideal for travellers looking for fuss-free accommodation close to the hospital. Soi Soonvijai, which connects to Bangkok's major roads, also provides convenient access to the main city centre and Central Business District (CBD)...

Senior Care Franchise, Home Care Assistance, Expands To Australia »

January 27, 2015 at 9:24AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - Home Care Assistance, North America's premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce its expansion to Australia. As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age, senior care is and will continue to be one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide. Home Care Assistance carefully researched the Australian market and determined that it was the ideal place to launch the company's international efforts. Australians now claim the fourth-longest life expectancy in the world, and current forecasts suggest that by 2020 nearly 16.8% of Australians will be 65 years or older and that one in ten people over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with dementia. Thus, there will be a growing and sustained need for high quality home care options across the continent...

Demand For Functional Home Improvements Leads To Record Growth Year For ShelfGenie »

January 27, 2015 at 9:16AM PST | Source: ShelfGenie

"Cabinet Whisperer" Expands Into 21 New Territories in 2014; Experiences a 24 Percent Increase in Retail Sales
ATLANTA - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Consumer spending on functional home improvements is on the rise. Not only are people looking to add value to their home, but they are seeking ways to improve accessibility and organization of spaces utilized on a daily basis. As homeowners are progressively transforming often-overlooked places, such as cabinets, it has led to a record growth year for ShelfGenie, the industry leader in custom designed, pull-out cabinet shelving solutions.
With more than 160 locally owned and operated franchise locations operating throughout 22 states and Canada, ShelfGenie closed out 2014 with the addition of nine new franchise owners and expansion into 21 new territories across North America...

Christian Brothers Automotive Opens New Location In Huntersville »

January 27, 2015 at 8:19AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Huntersville, NC – (January 23, 2015) – Christian Brothers Automotive, the automotive repair shop known for its commitment to honesty, integrity and excellent customer service, opened a new location this month situated at 16618 Old Statesville Road in Huntersville, North Carolina. Colleen Manno in her new Huntersville store
Located near the southeast corner of Sam Furr Rd (Hwy 73) and Old Statesville Rd (Hwy 115) across from the CVS parking lot, the nearly 5,000 square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an comfortable lobby with a home-charm décor that features upscale furniture, decorative lighting, artwork and hardwood floors. Christian Brothers also offers a free courtesy shuttle vehicle to transport you to and from work, home or errands while your vehicle is being serviced...

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens First Hotel In Richland »

January 27, 2015 at 8:14AM PST | Source: Homewood Suites by Hilton

Property Features Scenic Views of the Columbia River with Other Value-Added Amenities
RICHLAND, Wash. and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Richland.
The four-story hotel, owned by Hotel Investors Richland, LLC, is the sixth Homewood Suites property in the state and features 115 suites. Erica Lewis, general manager, and Julia Thomas, director of sales, have been in the hotel industry for a combined 10 years.
"At Homewood Suites Richland, guests will enjoy our Tuscan-inspired clubhouse and scenic views of the Columbia River, in addition to comfortable suites, complimentary Wi-Fi and daily breakfast," said Erica Lewis, general manager...

Shane's Rib Shack Of Monroe Opened Monday! »

January 27, 2015 at 7:34AM PST | Source: Shane's Rib Shack

January 27, 2015 // // MONROE, GA - Shane's Rib Shack, a leader in fast-casual barbecue, will open its 42nd Georgia location, and 70th restaurant nationwide, today in Monroe, GA. The new restaurant created more than 30 new jobs for the area.
Shane's is famous for their slow smoked ribs, BBQ pork, chicken and wings along with their mouth watering BBQ sauce. Make no doubt about it,.. they smoke their BBQ fresh onsite every day! Their famous irresistible signature sandwich, the Big Dad®, is a half pound of BBQ chopped pork between two toasted pieces of Texas toast! And if their amazing food and exceptional service wasn't enough, Shane's is celebrating their Monroe opening by giving away The Ultimate Cooking Experience - a Big Green Egg to one lucky customer!
Additionally, Shane's Rib Shack will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Walton County Chamber of Commerce Monday, January 26th...

Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Continues Strong Momentum And Expansion In Florida »

January 27, 2015 at 5:23AM PST | Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

January 27, 2015 // // CAPE CORAL, Fla. and MADISON, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today the addition of Southwest Florida-based brokerage Blue Water Realty, Inc. to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gulf Shore will remain under the leadership of owner Aaron Eyerman, who has overseen the company’s consistent growth since its inception in 2010. The brokerage serves the Southwest Florida real estate market, with a targeted focus on Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte, Pine Island, Sanibel, Matlacha, Bokeelia and Bonita.
"There is a natural synergy between our national brand and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gulf Shore through our shared focus on outside-of-the-box solutions and tools that drive strategic growth and awareness," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC...

Home Care Assistance Now Serving Santa Barbara Seniors »

January 27, 2015 at 5:01AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader opens new office in Montecito, CA to meet growing demand for in-home care services in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas.
Montecito, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2015 - Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to announce the opening of its' newest office in Santa Barbara, California, located at 1165 Coast Village Road, Suite B. This latest addition to the Home Care Assistance network will serve the Santa Barbara community, adding to the strong presence Home Care Assistance has already established in Southern California, with offices serving the greater Orange and San Diego counties.
"I am excited to introduce Home Care Assistance to Santa Barbara seniors as the premier service provider of in-home care," said Marilyn Berman, Director of Client Care for Home Care Assistance Santa Barbara...

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Andaz Hotel In Canada »

January 27, 2015 at 4:36AM PST | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market Expected to Open in 2016
January 27, 2015 // // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Claridge Homes for an Andaz hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. When Andaz Ottawa Byward Market opens in mid-2016, it will become the first Andaz-branded hotel in Canada as well as the city's first hotel under Hyatt's brand portfolio. Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will join Andaz hotels currently located in world-class cities including London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
The 200-room Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will be located at 325 Dalhousie Street in Ottawa's famed Byward Market neighborhood. The neighborhood is surrounded by more than two dozen embassies and consulates and is located immediately east of Ottawa's commercial office core, a short walk from Parliament Hill, and just north of the University of Ottawa campus...

EXIT Gold Realty Arrives In Cambridge »

January 27, 2015 at 4:33AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Cambridge, MD (Grassroots Newswire) Jan. 22, 2015 - Rick McDaniel, Regional Owner of EXIT Mid-Atlantic, is pleased to announce the opening of EXIT Gold Realty, under the direction of Debbie Houck, as an EXIT Realty franchisee. This is Houck's third brokerage location.
"Based on Debbie's continued success with EXIT Realty, she was ready to expand into the Cambridge community," said McDaniel.
"We know we can count on our Region, the EXIT Formula, EXIT's state-of-the-art technology, in-depth training and more to help to grow our new brokerage," said Houck, "We are very excited to assist the residents of Cambridge 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...

Amada Senior Care Opens Clear Lake, Texas Location »

January 27, 2015 at 3:44AM PST | Source: Amada Senior Care

Orange County Based Senior Care Franchise Opens Office in Greater Houston Area
January 27, 2015 // // Houston, Texas - Amada Senior Care, premier provider of non-medical in-home care and assisted living placement counseling, recently opened their third office in the Houston area – their Clear Lake, Texas location. William Long of Houston decided to make the move into senior care with his purchase of the rights to the area after over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical sales industry. The Amada Clear Lake office will have its grand opening on January 27th.
When asked what makes Amada different from other homecare companies, William said that Amada Clear Lake stays involved with seniors' needs throughout the entire care process, and assists in helping them find the best care option for their unique situation...

IHG® And Carr City Centers Announce Plan To Develop A New InterContinental® Hotel In Southwest Washington, D.C. »

January 26, 2015 at 12:02PM PST | Source: InterContinental Hotels Group

Carr Hospitality Expands its IHG Hotel Portfolio with Landmark Property
January 26, 2015 // // ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, D.C. – IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, and Carr City Centers announce a new InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts property in Washington, D.C. The 278-room new build hotel will be part of The Wharf, a world-class, mixed-use waterfront development located on the historic Washington Channel. IHG, Carr and Clark Enterprises partnered together to form a joint venture with Wharf Master Developer Hoffman-Madison Waterfront to develop and own the InterContinental.
The new InterContinental hotel will complement the iconic Willard InterContinental Washington D...

La Madeleine Signs Multi-Unit Development Agreement With Chalak Mitra Group »

January 26, 2015 at 11:35AM PST | Source: la Madeleine

Deal Includes Acquisition of Five Existing Units and Development of 12 New Cafés in Oklahoma and Central Texas
January 26, 2015 // // DALLAS – la Madeleine, the authentic country French café, announced today a multi-unit agreement that further advances the company's strategic franchising initiative.
Coming as another indication of la Madeleine's strength and desire to elevate its footprint in select U.S. markets, the agreement showcases the demand the brand commands from many of the restaurant industry's most seasoned owner/operator groups. The Dallas-based restaurant company, which has a collection of more than 70 bakery cafés, has completed the deal with the Chalak Mitra Group, a team of proven restaurant operators who currently run hundreds of fast casual restaurants in Texas in addition to multiple units of KFC, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's...

Tony Roma's Expands In The Middle East With New Dubai Restaurant »

January 26, 2015 at 9:32AM PST | Source: Tony Roma's

Restaurant opens at Wasl Vita Mall in Jumeirah.
Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) January 26, 2015 - Tony Roma's announces the grand opening of its newest restaurant, located in the United Arab Emirates' largest city of Dubai. Tony Roma's first opened in Dubai in 2005, and this new restaurant builds the brand's presence in the market to meet guests growing demands for the iconic brand's signature cuisine.
"We're excited to collaborate with our franchise partners, International Trading Franchises, to continue building the Tony Roma's brand," said Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's. "Abdullah Mohammed Al Naboodah and his team have been great partners for many years, and their knowledge and passion for the Tony Roma's brand assures we'll continue to see success throughout the United Arab Emirates...

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