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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.

Christian Brothers Automotive Opens New Location In Mooresville »

July 28, 2014 at 11:37AM PDT | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Mooresville, NC – Christian Brothers Automotive, the automotive repair shop creating a positive "culture shock" in town with its commitment to honesty and integrity, opened a new location this week situated at 688 Brawley School Road in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Located on Brawley School Road between Brawley Middle School and Parkway Plaza and across from Peninsula Baptist Church, the nearly 5,000 square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an upscale lobby with a home-charm décor that features leather couches, decorative lighting, artwork and hardwood floors. Christian Brothers also offers a new courtesy shuttle vehicle to transport you to and from work or home while your vehicle is being serviced...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Fifth Virginia Beach Location »

July 25, 2014 at 9:58AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Virginia Beach on July 16. Franchise owners Martin Anderson and Clark Stallings, along with restaurant operator Daniel Hoggard, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20 to support Young Life.
The new restaurant, located at 1909 Landstown Centre Way, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Young Life.
"I've had the opportunity to be a part of the Jersey Mike's brand for nearly four years now," said Hoggard. "Growing along with the company and overseeing several shops has been a great experience and I'm looking forward to this new location in Virginia Beach...

Arooga's & Mohegan Tribe Break Ground For First Of 15 New England Restaurants »

July 25, 2014 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar

Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy & Chairman of the Tribal Council Kevin Brown Join Arooga's President and Co-Founder Gary Huether, Jr., Co-Founder Mike Murphy and Franchise Sales Head Keith Swade
July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Mohegan Tribal Nation – Arooga's Franchising, LLC and The Mohegan Tribe, who announced a franchise agreement in May, broke ground in Uncasville, Connecticut yesterday on the first of 15 planned Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar restaurants in New England.
President and Co-Founder of Arooga's Gary Huether, Jr., Arooga's Co-Founder Mike Murphy, head of Arooga's Franchise Development Keith Swade and other Arooga's team members joined Kevin Brown "Red Eagle," Chairman of the Tribal Council, as they welcomed Governor Dannell Malloy and other state and local officials to the future site of the restaurant which will be located on the Norwich-New London Turnpike, adjacent to Mohegan Sun...

Chester's International Opens 13 New Locations In June »

July 25, 2014 at 6:07AM PDT | Source: Chester's

July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Birmingham, AL - Chester's International started the summer with a splash opening thirteen new restaurants in June. Chester's partnered with local retailers in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and the Island of Saint Kitts.
"The tremendous growth Chester's experienced this past June is very exciting," stated Brian Simmons, Regional Operations Manager for Chester's International. "The continued expansion of the Chester's brand is a true testament to the strength of the Chester's program offering. I know that each one of these new restaurants has the tools need to be a huge success in their respective market."
Fans of Chester's delicious fried chicken can now satisfy their chicken cravings at the following new Chester's restaurants:

Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores in Dodge City, KS
Lucky J Travel Center in Teague, TX
Riverside Express in Augusta, ME
Corning Quick Stop in Corning, AR
Brothers Market in Denver, IA 
Port Orchard Chevron in Port Orchard, WA
Doe Valley Food Mart in Mountain City, TN
The Depot in Victorville, CA
Caribbean Cinemas in Basseterre, St...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Indialantic Location »

July 25, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Indialantic, FL - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Indialantic on July 16. Franchise owner Bryan Price, along with general manager Harrison Freese and marketing manager Nadine Smith, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 27 to support Candlelighters of Brevard.
The new restaurant, located at 100 Fifth Avenue, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Candlelighters of Brevard.
"Opening our doors in Indialantic is very exciting especially since the roots of Jersey Mike's go back to a small beach town in New Jersey," said Price...

Applebee's® Celebrates $4 Million, 7-Unit Brand Revitalization In Austin, With A Cause »

July 25, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar

"Applebee's Week in Austin" Begins Monday, July 28 with Free Appetizer Party, Concludes with Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, August 2 Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
AUSTIN, Texas - July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Applebee's is ready to show off its $4 million make-over in the Austin area.
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar®, with seven restaurants in the 512 area code, all under the franchise partner direction of Apple Texas, is ready to debut a new experience for its guests and celebrate with "Applebee's Week In Austin."
Beginning Monday, July 28 Applebee's Week In Austin kicks off with a Free Appetizer Party, open to the public and featuring free samples of Applebee's famous appetizers from 5 – 7 pm...

Christian Brothers Automotive Opens New Location In Tega Cay »

July 25, 2014 at 5:08AM PDT | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Husband and Wife Entrepreneurial Team Offers Quality, Convenience and Friendly Customer Service at New Automotive Care Shop
Fort Mill, SC (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 - Christian Brothers Automotive, the automotive repair shop creating a positive "culture shock" in town with its commitment to honesty and integrity, opened a new location this week situated at 3673 Vandora Springs Road in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Located at HWY 160 and Vandora Springs Road next door to Aldi's and across the street from Brewster's Ice Cream, the nearly 5,000 square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an upscale lobby with a home-charm décor that features leather couches, decorative lighting, artwork and hardwood floors. Christian Brothers also offers a new courtesy shuttle vehicle to transport you to and from work or home while your vehicle is being serviced...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Third Tri Valley Location »

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

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dublin, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Dublin on July 16. First friends and now business partners, David, Cody, and Bennett Ball, and Michael and Beverly Mills, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20 to support Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes.
The new restaurant, located at 3740 Fallon Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to The Fallen Heroes.
"We are so fortunate to take part in developing the Jersey Mike's brand in the Bay Area," said Bennett Ball. "The opportunity to open our doors in Dublin is very exciting for us and we look forward to serving and supporting this community...

Senior Relocation Franchise Brings Expertise To Brazos Valley »

July 24, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Caring Senior Service
Caring Senior Service Opportunities Available

Bryan, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Jared Meyer and his family are looking forward to providing a needed service to the Bryan-College Station area through their new business, Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley, Texas.
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 or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley serves Bryan, College Station, Conroe, Montgomery, Willis and the surrounding areas.
Jared launched Caring Transitions as a way to serve his community while supporting his family.
"Four months ago, when we started looking at Caring Transitions, I wasn’t looking to start my own business...

Dental Fix Awards 18th Franchise In Canada »

July 24, 2014 at 10:42AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 48th franchise of 2014, in Ontario, Canada to Rami Farah, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Ottawa market, will be the 18th van to launch in Canada, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success, and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Former Keller High School Social Studies Teacher Opens Local Home Service Business »

July 24, 2014 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Keller, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Keller, TX on Monday August 4th. Window Genie is a nationally ranked home service franchise specializing in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie of Keller will serve the northern Tarrant County communities including northern Fort Worth, Keller, Watauga and surrounding areas. Mark Werpney is the owner/operator.
Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise Mark Werpney served his community as a high school social studies teacher for nine years; most recently at Keller High School. He taught a variety of subjects such as AP Government, U.S. History and Economics. "I felt an immense passion for teaching," Werpney said...

The Growth Coach Continues To Focus On Growth In The USA »

July 24, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Over the next six months, The Growth Coach is putting targeted efforts into opening franchises in Chicago; Columbus; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; the New York metro area; Birmingham, Alabama; and Memphis.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - As The Growth Coach's reach expands internationally, the business and sales coaching franchise is also continuing to seek growth right here in the United States.
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, among others.
Over the next six months, The Growth Coach is putting targeted efforts into opening franchises in Chicago; Columbus; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; the New York metro area; Birmingham, Alabama; and Memphis...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Grosse Pointe Location »

July 24, 2014 at 10:09AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Grosse Pointe, MI - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Grosse Pointe on July 16. Franchise owners Louis Asher and Shawn Grafstein, along with manager Don VanDamme, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20 to support Jack’s Place for Autism and Grosse Pointe South Athletics.
The new restaurant, located at 17020 Kercheval Avenue, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Jack’s Place for Autism or Grosse Pointe South Athletics.
"Jersey Mike’s is such a great opportunity and we immediately connected with the quality of the product and the company culture of giving back," said Asher...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Thousand Oaks »

July 24, 2014 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Plans Opening in California This September 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Thousand Oaks studio will be located in Paseo Market Place in the Westlake Village community. There are nine Orangetheory Fitness studios currently open in California with several in development.
The studio is projected to open in September, but has begun offering pre-sale memberships at a discounted rate. Membership packages purchased during a studio's pre-sale can save customers up to 20 percent and prices are locked in through the duration of the membership...

Property Management Company Hits Milestone With 35 Franchise Locations Nationwide »

July 24, 2014 at 8:46AM PDT | Source: All County Property Management

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // ST PETERSBURG, Fla. – All County® Property Management continues to expand its number of available franchise locations nationwide and recently acquired its 35th location. The company gained its first franchise five years ago.
All County® Property Management opened in 1990 with its headquarter location in St. Petersburg. Its mission is to ensure that every property owner has an honest and competent professional to manage their most valuable asset.
"Having more locations across the country provides an excellent opportunity for those looking to own their own business," said co-founder of All County® Property Management, Sandy Ferrera. "We provide all the needed tools, and I think people who research franchise opportunities and come across All County® see the tremendous potential for success...

Benetrends Continues To Drive Franchise Development Through Proprietary $100 Million Fund »

July 24, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Benetrends, Inc

McAlister's® Deli Secures $15 Million in Initial Funding to Expand across U.S. 
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WALES, Pa. - Benetrends, the trusted leader in franchise funding, announced today McAlister's Deli has secured funding through its $100 million franchise financing program, which launched in January. McAlister's, a leading fast casual restaurant, will receive $15 million in funding to drive its expansion across the U.S.
"This year, we've helped franchisors secure $35 million to grow their presence in new and existing markets and we are thrilled to partner with McAlister's, a rapidly expanding fast casual concept," said Rocco Fiorentino, president & CEO, Benetrends, Inc. "According to the International Franchise Association, franchise businesses are projected to grow faster than the rest of the economy in 2014...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Heads To The "The Big Apple" With The Sale Of Manhattan Location! »

July 24, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce they have taken a huge leap in the portable storage and moving industries with the sale of a franchise location in Manhattan, New York. This new franchise, under the ownership of Phillip Kim, will give unprecedented service to one of the most densely populated areas in the United States.
After growing up in Long Island and going to college in Boston, Kim moved back to New York, taking residence in New York City. In the early 1990s, Kim and some college classmates started one of the first Internet Service Providers in New York City and possibly one of the first companies of its kind in the entire world. He has also worked for a variety of Internet-startup companies in the past as well...

CruiseOne® Announces 900th Franchise Location »

July 24, 2014 at 7:02AM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

Home-Based Travel Franchise Also on Track to Reach Veteran Recruitment Goal
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – CruiseOne®, a leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, has reached another milestone with the opening of its 900th franchise location, with more than 100 locations opening since January 2014.
"While we are thrilled to achieve such an impressive milestone of having 900 franchisees, our ultimate goal is providing our network of franchise owners with an unparalleled level of personalized support," said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne. "We have a saying that we are large enough to lead the industry, but small enough to care about each and every franchise owner...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts To Launch Dual-Branded Aloft And Element Hotel Development In Columbus, Ohio »

July 24, 2014 at 6:57AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Aloft Columbus and Element Columbus to Debut in early 2017, Adjacent to the campus of The Ohio State University
STAMFORD, Conn. - July 24, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Accelerating growth in markets worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced plans for a dual-branded hotel development in Columbus, Ohio, featuring its popular Aloft and Element brands. Owned by Indus Hotels, the 136-room Aloft Columbus and 123-room Element Columbus will be ideally located adjacent to The Ohio State University, just minutes from downtown Columbus. Marking the debut of both the Aloft and Element brands in Columbus, the hotels are slated to open in early 2017.
"Our fast-growing Aloft and Element brands are a perfect fit for the lively city of Columbus and will help meet the demand for high-caliber lodging generated by The Ohio State University and the city’s thriving business community," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood...

DoubleTree By Hilton Makes Minsk Move »

July 24, 2014 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Hotel to Form Centrepiece of Galleria Minsk, the City's New Multi-Purpose Complex
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINSK, Belarus – Hilton Worldwide today announced further expansion of its fastest growing full service brand in Eastern Europe with the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk. The brand's debut property in Belarus is expected to open by mid-2015 with project plans unveiled today at a press conference organized by property owners Galleria Concept JLLC, and follows May's successful opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Warsaw, in the capital of neighbouring Poland.
The agreement will see the development of 14 floors of a 21 storey multi-purpose tower block on the city's centrally located Pobediteley Avenue, which lies just over one kilometre from the city's historic old town and the National Exhibition Centre known as Bel Expo II...



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