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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.

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Rockwall Location »

October 24, 2014 at 12:30PM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 24, 2014 // // Rockwall, TX - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Rockwall on October 8. Franchise owners Bryan Selden and Brent Jones held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12 to support Rockwall Heath High School and Rockwall High School.
The new restaurant, located at 3035 Ridge Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Rockwall Heath High School or Rockwall High School.
"Our youth are the future of the Rockwall community and we look to support them in any way possible," said Jones. "By giving back to our local high schools, we are investing in education and extra-curricular activities that build a strong foundation for students...

Second Cup To Acquire 17 Franchised Cafés And Bring Top Operators In House »

October 24, 2014 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Second Cup Ltd., The

MISSISSAUGA, ON - Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Second Cup Ltd. ("Second Cup" or the "company": TSX: SCU) announced the acquisition of 17 Second Cup cafés concentrated in prime Toronto area locations.
The cafés are currently owned by long-standing franchisees, Debbie and Bob Riche, who will be joining the Second Cup team as Director of Operations, Corporate Cafés and General Manager, Corporate Cafés, respectively. The Riches have more than 20 years of experience as outstanding operators. They will continue to manage the acquired cafés, as well as additional company-owned locations. The acquisition of the cafés is expected to close on November 6, 2014.
All 17 cafés will remain open and employment offers are being made to all staff members...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Milwaukee Location »

October 24, 2014 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner and Operator Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 24, 2014 // // Milwaukee, WI - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Milwaukee on October 8. Franchise owner Dave Deason and director of operations Bill Everett held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12 to support Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School and St. Joan Antida High School.
The new restaurant, located at 544 East Ogden Avenue, circulated 7,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School or St. Joan Antida High School.
"Dave and I are excited to be part of Jersey Mike's growth in Wisconsin," said Everett...

IHG® Launches The Holiday Inn Express® Brand In Russia »

October 24, 2014 at 8:48AM PDT | Source: Holiday Inn Express

October 24, 2014 // // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies today announces the launch of its Holiday Inn Express® brand in Russia, the CIS and Georgia. In cooperation with Regional Hotel Chain (RHC), Russia's rapidly growing hotel property developer, IHG is pleased to introduce Holiday Inn Express® Voronezh – Kirova which marks the debut of the brand in the region and will open its doors in just a few weeks' time.
The opening comes only months after IHG brought its Hotel Indigo® brand to Russia for the first time, with the opening of Hotel Indigo® St Petersburg – Tchaikovskogo.
Designed to be the right choice for value-conscious business and leisure travellers, Holiday Inn Express is part of IHG's Holiday Inn brand family...

Local Pet-Owner Wants To Bring Indoor Dog Park To New Hampshire »

October 24, 2014 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Zoom Room

Rochester, NH (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - One day Jenn Grassi decided to look for an indoor play area for her dog. She searched for several hours and couldn't find one anywhere in the state.
"I found this shocking because the weather here in New Hampshire can be very unpredictable," Grassi said. "We have long, cold, snowy winters and some of the summer days are hot and humid. I need a place where my dog can run around."
The solution is Zoom Room, a franchise that operates in 21 cities around the country. Zoom Room facilities provide dog-owners with an indoor hangout for their pets as well pet training and a retail shop that carries the latest eco-friendly training products. It's also a place where dog-owners can socialize.
Grassi would very much like to bring a Zoom Room franchise to New Hampshire...

U.S. Lawns Expansion Into Idaho »

October 24, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: US Lawns

(PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - KMVT Channel 11 and Fox 14 in Idaho featured U.S. Lawns on their segment about new businesses in the area.
U.S. Lawns now spans the state of Idaho, with recent new locations opening in Twin Falls, Boise and Idaho Falls. TV station KMVT caught up with franchise owner Scott deJong and U.S. Lawns Regional Franchise Advisor Eliazar Arebalo in the Magic Valley for insight into the decision to expand into Idaho.
"With the current growth rate of the Twin Falls area, now seemed the perfect time to enter the market," said Scott deJong. He grew up in the area, so the choice of location was as much emotional as it was a good business decision. The opportunities for growing his business are even better than he expected...

New Business Serves Seniors, Families In Colorado Springs »

October 24, 2014 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - Patrick McCombie is looking forward to bringing senior relocation and estate liquidation services to the area through his new small business, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. This local franchise, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs, serves the Colorado Springs and Monument areas as well as the surrounding communities.
"I saw two aunts go through relocations and it was a struggle...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In La Mirada »

October 24, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 24, 2014 // // La Mirada, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in La Mirada on October 8. Franchise owner Alvaro Garcia held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12 to support various community schools and organizations including: Eastwood Elementary PTA, Heights Christian Schools, La Mirada Soccer Association, Los Coyotes Middle School, and Biola University.
The new restaurant, located at 14873 Telegraph Road, circulated 30,000 flyers throughout the community containing various coupons. For each coupon that is redeemed, Jersey Mike's will donate $3 to the respective beneficiary...

Whittington Brings Passion For Mentoring To New Growth Coach Franchise »

October 24, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Amy Whittington Opens The Growth Coach of Western Maryland
Clear Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - For the last 20 years Amy Whittington worked in corporate America, she's been that person people go to for help and advice. Now she's using that passion for helping people succeed to launch her own business – The Growth Coach of Western Maryland.
The Growth Coach is the world's leader in group coaching workshops and the only franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both success in business and balance in life. Growth Coaches around the world serve small business owners, management professionals, sales teams and the self-employed.
"People have always come to me for career advice and guidance. Helping people is something I've always been passionate about, but I never got to do enough of it...

BAB Systems, Inc. Announces New Big Apple Bagels® Now Open »

October 24, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Big Apple Bagels, Inc. (BAB)

DEERFIELD, Ill. - October 23, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BAB Systems, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of BAB, Inc. (OTCBB: BABB), announced the opening of its newest Big Apple Bagels, located at 2049 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Lafayette, Indiana. Big Apple Bagels has had a loyal customer following in Lafayette dating back to 1997. The current franchisee, "Shi Guys LLC," took over the Lafayette operation in 2012 at its original location about two miles away. Shortly thereafter they decided to relocate the business, aiming for an updated atmosphere and fresh new experience for their customers. Early results indicate the new location is being well received by the local Big Apple Bagels fans who are happy to have their store back after a longer than expected construction period...

New Patrice & Associates Office In Omaha To Give Local Restaurant Scene A Boost »

October 24, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business in Eastern Nebraska
October 24, 2014 // // Omaha, Neb. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced the opening of its second franchise in Nebraska to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Steve Oppliger, a corporate training and multi-unit manager for an international fast casual brand, is turning his sights toward hospitality, as he runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in eastern Nebraska. Oppliger will serve businesses around Omaha, Blair, Fremont, Gretna and Plattsmouth.
"Over the years I have worked in many of the roles that local restaurant and hospitality brands seek to fill, and job candidates seek to find...

Pizza Ranch Plans New Kentwood Restaurant »

October 24, 2014 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Pizza Ranch

The Beloved Family Hangout to Bring its Signature Pizzas, Fried Chicken and Community Outreach Programs to Kentwood
October 24, 2014 // // KENTWOOD, Mich. – Pizza Ranch, the legendary pizza, fried chicken and salad buffet beloved across the Midwest and Central Plains, announced plans to open in Kentwood, Michigan. It will be the brand's third location in the state. The restaurant will be located at 3858 28th St. SE in Kentwood, and a team of local entrepreneurs is at the helm of this development.
Pizza Ranch restaurants have earned a much-adored reputation in their communities for hot and delicious pizzas, golden crispy fried chicken and fresh healthy salads, all in a fun, authentic, ranch-themed environment...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In Ocala »

October 24, 2014 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 24, 2014 // // Ocala, FL - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Ocala on October 8. Franchise owners Barry and Marlene Kovelesky, along with manager Megan Stankiewicz, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 19 to support Michelle-O-Gram in partnership with Ocala Health.
The new restaurant, located at 2602 SW 19th Ave., circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Michelle-O-Gram.
"After trying Jersey Mike's for the first time we loved the product and wanted to get involved with the brand," said Marlene Kovelesky...

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Inks Regional Developer Agreement With Father-Son Team In Atlantic Canada »

October 24, 2014 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Dan and Sean Murphy Will Lead Growth of the World's Largest; Business Brokerage Firm Throughout the Atlantic Canada Region
October 24, 2014 // // HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC., North America's leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 150 offices across Canada and the United States, announces the opening of its new office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dan Murphy, a leader in Atlantic Canada's print and publishing industry, led numerous mergers and acquisitions before joining his son, Sean Murphy, to launch the Murphy Business brand in Nova Scotia. Together, the father-son team will develop a Murphy Business presence throughout Atlantic Canada.
Sean and Dan are leading the growth of Murphy Business throughout the region, guiding local entrepreneurs into ownership through the business brokerage franchise...

Aire Serv® Adds New Franchise Locations »

October 23, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

8 New Franchises Set to Open in the U.S.
October 23, 2014 // // WACO, Texas - Aire Serv, a leading HVAC Repair and Maintenance Franchise, announced the purchase of eight new franchise locations in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Year to date, Aire Serv has welcomed the addition of 19 new franchise locations.
"Many people get into their own HVAC business because they are good at heating and air conditioning work. We help them take that business to the next level by helping them with the business side of their company. Ultimately, it's about helping people achieve their personal and professional goals," said Doyle James, President of Aire Serv. "We are very pleased that we have the opportunity to do that for eight more franchisees...

RE/MAX China Open For Business »

October 23, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Beijing Office First to Open, Opportunities Exist for More Franchises
DENVER - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The first RE/MAX office in China is open for business and agents are already busy working with local clients. Agents with RE/MAX Eternity are also taking advantage of the extensive worldwide RE/MAX Network (, assisting clients interested in overseas investment opportunities – in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world.
RE/MAX Eternity opened in August in Beijing's Chaoyang Business District and its entrepreneurial owners are eager to make their mark and change how real estate is practiced in their country.
"We love the RE/MAX culture and our vision is to raise the level of customer service in the local real estate industry...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Minneapolis Location »

October 23, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 23, 2014 // // Minneapolis, MN - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Minneapolis on October 1. Franchise owners Joe Nachtrab, Luke Nachtrab and Michael McGuire, along with manager Nick Ryskamp, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 1 to Sunday, October 5 to support Lake Harriet Community School and Kenwood School.
The new restaurant, located at 1504 West Lake Street, circulated 8,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Lake Harriet Community School or Kenwood School.
"At Jersey Mike's we're grateful for the opportunity to connect with our local community, said Ryskamp...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Clearwater, FL »

October 23, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

October 23, 2014 // // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Clearwater, FL. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Clearwater and St. Petersburg area.
"As the Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), I was able to meet with many small business owners and was envious of their courage and passion to follow the American dream," said Matt Becker, Co-Owner and Strategic-Partner of the St. Pete Clearwater PrideStaff office. "As the person responsible for recruiting and hiring political appointees at the SBA, I felt that a role in staffing was a natural fit to my background, interests, and goals, and PrideStaff provided the best platform to utilize to provide a valuable service to our community...

TGA Launches Two New Youth Sports Franchises In Seattle, WA. »

October 23, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Golf and Tennis

Recent college graduate and aspiring law student finds new career coaching youth and bringing programs to schools, community centers, golf and tennis facilities
October 23, 2014 // // Seattle, WA – TGA Premier Golf and Tennis, a leading youth sports franchise company specializing school-based golf and tennis programs, continues its national growth with the establishment of two new franchises in Seattle.
Chandler Lewis, a recent graduate of the University of Washington and former head varsity golf and tennis coach, has partnered with Brad Kirkpatrick in acquiring the TGA Premier Junior Golf and TGA Premier Youth Tennis franchises on the east side of the Greater Seattle area. Kirkpatrick brought the first two TGA franchises to Seattle in 2013...

Fatburger Joins Newly Co-Branded Buffalo's Cafe In Palmdale »

October 23, 2014 at 9:49AM PDT | Source: Fatburger

Sister Brands Team Up To Bring Burger Options to Popular Los Angeles Restaurant
October 23, 2014 // // LOS ANGELES – Fatburger, famous for its juicy, made-to-order burgers has joined its sister brand Buffalo's Cafe in their newly co-branded Palmdale location. Fans of the all-American franchise, known for its selection of delicious chicken wings, are sure to love the new variety of burger options available at the community favorite restaurant.
The location offers popular menu items from Buffalo's Cafe, including its fresh, never frozen chicken wings with bold and spicy sauces like Asian Sesame, Lemon Pepper, Honey Garlic and spice levels ranging from Mild to Death Valley. With the new Fatburger addition, it also offers classic mouthwatering burgers, ranging in size from small to XXXL...

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