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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.

Cider Mill Landscapes Launches Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchise »

May 27, 2015 at 6:25AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is happy to announce that Bob McCusker has opened a new location servicing the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania area.
Known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Delaware Valley, Bob McCusker along with his team will design and install custom outdoor lighting systems for his clients, for home exteriors, landscapes and gardens, patios, decks, poolsides and all kinds of outdoor living spaces. He will service the entire Main Line, Delaware County and Wilmington Delaware areas.
Bob McCusker is the owner of Cider Mill Landscapes, a full-service landscaping company that specializes in landscape design and horticulture and has served clients in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties as well as Northern Wilmington for over 10 years...

Fuzzy's Taco Shop Launches Into Florida With 20+ Restaurants »

May 27, 2015 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Bringing Baja-Style Fast Casual Cuisine for the first time to Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando & Fort Myers Areas
FORT WORTH, Texas - May 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Texas-based Fuzzy's Taco Shop®, the award-winning, fast-casual Baja-style Mexican restaurant franchise famous for its addictive Baja soft tacos and all-day breakfast, announced four new multi-unit development agreements that will bring the "Fresh, Fast, Fun" restaurant concept to Florida this summer. The agreements call for opening more than 20 new Fuzzy's Taco Shops in the Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and Fort Myers areas over the next six years. Today, there are 79 Fuzzy's Taco Shops in nine states: Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana and Nebraska...

FASTSIGNS® Enhances Middle East Presence With First Dubai Location »

May 27, 2015 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Franchisor for Sign, Graphic and Visual Communications Opens First Center with Master Franchisee Hamdi Osman; New Dubai Location is the First of 12 Planned for the UAE
CARROLLTON, Texas - May 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Continuing to solidify its spot as the leader in the visual communications industry, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. - the worldwide franchisor for the more than 575 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries - has opened its first Dubai location in the Addiyar Building at 258 Sheikh Zayed Road.
Further enhancing the company’s presence in the Middle East, this expansion is led by FASTSIGNS Master Franchisee Hamdi Osman - chairman of Solitaire IGT and former senior vice president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa - who is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the Middle East logistics industry...

Bargain Hunters Rejoice: New Sears Outlet Store Opens In Kettering »

May 27, 2015 at 6:07AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Hosts Grand Opening Celebration May 28 through 31 With Discounts and Special Giveaways
KETTERING, Ohio - May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Outlet Store, located in the Lazarus/Kettering Centre at 2000 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering.
Celebrating its grand opening May 28 through 31, the Sears Outlet Store welcomes the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways.
"We look forward to becoming the bargain hunter's paradise in Kettering," said Maury Sinan, district store manager of the new Sears Outlet in Kettering. "The Kettering community can expect great deals on entry-level priced to high-end home appliances, mattresses, lawn & garden equipment and more, as well as our expert sales team by their side to simplify the Outlet shopping experience and help them find exactly what they want and need...

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts Celebrates The Grand Opening Of The Iconic Excelsior Hotel Gallia »

May 27, 2015 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: The Luxury Collection

Following a Multi-Million Dollar Restoration
A Glittering Reflection of Milan, Excelsior Hotel Gallia Offers Refined Style, Exceptional Hospitality and Indigenous Travel Experiences in the Heart of the Emerging Porta Nuova District
MILAN - May 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announces the official opening of Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan. Owned by Katara Hospitality, this Milanese landmark recently emerged from a meticulous, all-encompassing renovation of the historic building, whilst adding a new contemporary wing. Formerly known as “Palace Gallia”, the hotel is strongly rooted in Milanese history, located in the heart of the new Porta Nuova district...

Wendy's Opens 90 Degrees Labs To Fuel Future Technology Innovation »

May 27, 2015 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

New Facility Located near The Ohio State University
DUBLIN, Ohio - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is putting muscle behind its technology innovation focus with today's opening of 90 Degrees Labs near the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
The Wendy's Company is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit or
Located at 1562 North High Street, the labs will provide an open, collaborative environment for Wendy's® employees to explore forward-looking ways to utilize technology for key business initiatives...

Attention Bargain Hunters: New Sears Outlet Store Opens In Reading »

May 26, 2015 at 12:30PM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Hosts Grand Opening Celebration May 28 Through 31 With Discounts and Special Giveaways
READING, Pa. - May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Outlet Store, located at 700 Kenhorst Plaza in Reading, Pa.
Celebrating its grand opening May 28 through 31, the Sears Outlet Store welcomes the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways.
"Our inventory is always changing, so we place a top focus on exceptional customer service and a personalized in-store experience," said Sam Awad, district store manager of the new Sears Outlet in Reading. "We have a great sales team to cure shopping headaches and help bargain hunters find exactly what they want and need...

Alpine Gets A Taste Of Texas When Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens Thursday »

May 26, 2015 at 12:21PM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

May 26, 2015 // // Alpine, CA - Celebrate National Barbecue Month this Thursday, May 28 when the nation’s largest barbecue chain, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens in Alpine with a three day grand opening. The barbecue bash includes barbecue deals, merchandise giveaways and three chances for free barbecue for a year. There’s something for everybody!
“I’ve loved being a part of the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family and look forward to opening more locations in the future,” said local owner, Assim Shammami. “My first location in San Diego has taken off and I love spreading Texas barbecue throughout the area.”
Three day grand opening includes:

Thursday kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50...

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant To Bring Festive New Dining Experience To New Jersey »

May 26, 2015 at 12:14PM PDT | Source: Margaritas

Popular Mexican Eatery Inks Deal for Five New Restaurants throughout State
May 26, 2015 // // Portsmouth, N.H. – Tío Juan’s Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, a popular New England restaurant concept known for its fresh Mexican cuisine and vibrant decor, will soon open its doors to New Jersey residents through a franchise deal set to bring a total of five new restaurants to the state.
The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local group Garden State Dining, an experienced group of franchise operators who also own Burger King and 7-Eleven franchises. The group will open five restaurants over the next six years, and is currently targeting northern and central New Jersey for development.
“We felt that New Jersey was a relatively untapped market for casual Mexican dining concepts,” said franchisee Hemang Patel, who owns Garden State Dining with friend Samik Patel...

New Sears Outlet Store Opens In Queens Village »

May 26, 2015 at 10:13AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Hosts Grand Opening Celebration May 28 through 31 With Discounts and Special Giveaways
QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. - May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Outlet Store, located at 22005 Hillside Avenue in Queens Village, N.Y.
Celebrating its grand opening May 28 through 31, the Sears Outlet Store welcomes the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways.
"Customers can expect new items at competitive prices every time they come into the store, which is definitely something to celebrate," said Sean Craft, district store manager of the new Sears Outlet in Queens Village. "Our product assortment is ever-changing, so we have a highly-skilled team of service professionals in place, ready to provide guidance and simplify the Outlet shopping experience...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Is Two Weeks Away From Opening Its Newest Restaurant In Illinois »

May 26, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

During grand opening week, the Gourmet Burger Authority™ will donate all sales from signature Freckled Lemonade® to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
May 26, 2015 // // GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Alert your taste buds! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is two weeks away from bringing craveable gourmet burgers to Normal, Ill. Located at 107 South Veterans Parkway, on the southwest corner of College and Veterans Parkway, the newest Red Robin® restaurant will open on June 8 at 11 a.m. To help celebrate the grand opening of the new restaurant, Red Robin will donate all sales of its signature Freckled Lemonade® from June 8 to June 14, to their national charity partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Targeting Denver For Franchise Growth »

May 26, 2015 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Local Entrepreneurs Invited to Join CEO Mike Rotondo in Centennial on June 16 to Learn about Business Opportunities
ATLANTA, - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Denver for franchise growth. Over the next 10 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open 25 locations throughout Greater Denver, including Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Boulder, Lakewood, Westminster and more. Currently, there are three Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in the Denver area.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise executives, including CEO Mike Rotondo, will host a special event on Tuesday, June 16 from 7 – 9 p...

Ziebart International Corporation Announces New Location In League City, Texas »

May 26, 2015 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Ziebart
Ziebart Opportunities Available

TROY, Mich., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive franchise, Ziebart International Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of their newest location in League City, Texas. After awarding a franchise license in September 2014 to Javier and Mari Pena, the new Texas store will celebrate their Grand Opening on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9am to 5pm. The store is located at 951 FM646 E., Dickinson, TX 77539.
Mr. Pena previously worked in the Houston area's thriving petrochemical industry. Wanting to explore the business world for himself, he searched for franchises in his local area. He was seeking a business opportunity that provided a strong brand name backed by quality products and nationwide warranties, Ziebart was it.
Pena is excited to jumpstart his business by offering his customers a full line of automotive appearance and protection products including Auto Detailing, Window Tint, Rust Protection, Undercoating, Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection, Z-Shield Paint Protection Film, Rhino Linings® Spray-On Bed Liner and a variety of car and truck accessories...

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise In The State Of Georgia »

May 26, 2015 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

May 26, 2015 // // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Conyers, Georgia. Owned and operated by Bryan Sigur, it will be the company's sixth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Georgia, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing of Bryan Sigur, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Sheraton Hotels Opens New Hotel In The East Valley Of Phoenix, Arizona »

May 26, 2015 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Sheraton Hotels

Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville West Opens Close to Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
MESA, Ariz. - May 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the opening of the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Arizona. Independently owned by Arizona hotelier Bob Yost, Sheraton Mesa offers 180 rooms, ample meeting facilities and all of the brand’s signature services and amenities. The opening is part of the Sheraton brand’s strategic $8 billion expansion effort, and further reinforces Sheraton as the most global hotel brand.
Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West is located just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix and eight miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In Keller »

May 26, 2015 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
May 26, 2015 // // Keller, TX - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Keller on May 20. Franchise owners Jeff Worthen and Chad Huffhines, along with their manager Adrian Vasquez, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, May 20 to Sunday, May 24 to support Community Storehouse.
The new restaurant, located at 1431 Keller Pkwy., circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Community Storehouse.
“We are so happy to open our doors in Keller this spring,” said Huffhines. “This community is a perfect fit for our brand and this new location is another opportunity to give back to our customers...

RLHC Signs New Franchise License Agreement On Colorado Hotel »

May 26, 2015 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Red Lion Hotels

SPOKANE, Wash. - May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced the company has signed a franchise license agreement with the owner of a hotel in La Junta, Colorado.
“With all of the recent news surrounding RLHC, we believe this brand offers the right platforms and marketing for our hotel,” said Rashad Khan of Gemstone Hotels, Inc., the entity which owns the property. “It is exciting to be a part of the national expansion of Red Lion.”
Scheduled to convert in June from an independent hotel to the Red Lion Hotel La Junta, 1325 E 3rd St., the only full-service hotel in the city, has a restaurant, an indoor pool, fitness center, business center, two meeting rooms and complimentary breakfast...

Jamba, Inc. Continues Move To Asset-Light Model With Refranchising Of Additional Stores »

May 26, 2015 at 5:52AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Sells Nine Stores to Existing Franchise Partner; Announces Plans to Complete Additional Sales by the Close of the Third Quarter; Refranchising Initiative Continues to Advance Ahead of Schedule
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 26, 2015 - Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand and leading retailer of freshly-squeezed juice, announced today the completion of a refranchising deal for nine stores in California. The refranchising transaction was reached with existing Jamba franchise partner, Blended Star Norcal. Inc. Jamba expects to close six to seven additional refranchising transactions by the end of the third fiscal quarter of 2015, involving approximately 90-100 stores for expected additional proceeds between $22 million and $25 million...

Let Professionals Tackle Your Cleaning Needs Says Two Maids & A Mop Of DC »

May 26, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Two Maids & A Mop™

Washington, DC, May 24, 2015 - ( - Residential cleaning service brings winning business model to Washington, DC metro area.
With one telephone call, entrepreneur L.A. Martin secured her future and is now bringing an award-winning formula for a professional residential cleaning service to people in DC. The former Tennessee Territory Manager for the nationwide residential cleaning company Two Maids & A Mop will now serve as the brand’s franchisee and operating manager in the metropolitan Washington DC area.
“This career driven market is a perfect fit for our business model,” she says. “Our flexible services provide our clients with the opportunity to have their clean home, and their valuable free time...

1000 Degrees Fast Casual Neapolitan Pizzeria To Open Franchised Unit At The Shops At Arbor Walk, Austin, Texas »

May 26, 2015 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: 1000 Degrees Pizzeria Neapolitan Pizza

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 - Austin, Texas is just a few months away from authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan Pizza, with a create your own option, fired to perfection in just 2 minutes. 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is coming to Austin, Texas set to be the first of 20 franchised locations to open in the Lone Star state over the next 18 months. Located at the Shops at Arbor Walk, A Simon Property, 1000 Degrees is looking to open this coming September 2015. With oven temperatures over 1000 degrees, fresh, thin and crispy Neapolitan Pizza fused with a "create your own" spin, is just a few months away.
"1000 Degrees is extremely excited to enter the Austin, Texas market and bring the residents of this beautiful city the finest authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan Pizza they have ever tasted, fantastic salads and a wide variety of beer and wine available on tap...

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