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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Announces Andrew Nathan As New Senior Vice President Of Asia Pacific »

February 24, 2015 at 8:00AM PST | Source: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

In this new role, Nathan will focus on international brand strategy and growth across Asia Pacific markets, including company operations in Singapore and Malaysia
LOS ANGELES - Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Nathan as Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and member of the executive team. In this newly created role, Nathan will be the primary driver of the company's growth opportunities in Asia, including responsibility for company operations in Singapore and Malaysia. Nathan assumes responsibilities previously held by Victor Sassoon, CEO of Asia Pacific, who continues as a Board member of the company. Nathan will be based in Singapore and report to John Dawson, President and CEO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First San Marcos Location »

February 24, 2015 at 6:08AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // San Marcos, TX - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in San Marcos on February 18. Franchise owner Jason Odom held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, February 18 to Sunday, February 22 to support the San Marcos Youth Services Bureau and the Texas State Student Volunteer Connection.
The new restaurant, located at 301 N. Guadalupe (formerly the post office), circulated 15,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the San Marcos Youth Services Bureau or the Texas State Student Volunteer Connection.
"At Jersey Mike's we are committed to making a difference in the community," said Odom...

Domino's Pizza Announces 2014 Financial Results »

February 24, 2015 at 5:54AM PST | Source: Domino's Pizza

Strong Fundamentals Drive Global Sales and Earnings Growth; Dividend Increases
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014, comprised of strong growth in same store sales, global store counts and earnings. Domestic same store sales grew 11.1% during the quarter versus the year-ago period, and 7.5% for the full year, continuing the positive sales momentum in the Company's domestic business. The international division also posted strong results with same store sales growth of 6.1% during the quarter and 6.9% for the full year. The fourth quarter marked the 84th consecutive quarter – or 21st full year – of international same store sales growth...

Sonic To Attend The Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference »

February 24, 2015 at 5:39AM PST | Source: Sonic Drive-In

OKLAHOMA CITY - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that the company will be presenting at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference at the Palace Hotel in New York, NY on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:40 PM Eastern Time.
Investors and interested parties may listen to a webcast of the presentation by visiting the Company's website at www.sonicdrivein.com under the investor relations section.
About Sonic
SONIC®, America's Drive-In®, is the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants with more than 3,500 drive-ins serving approximately 3 million customers every day. Over the past 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1 million drink combinations, friendly service by iconic Carhops and ongoing support of education through its award-winning Limeades for Learning® program...

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results »

February 24, 2015 at 5:23AM PST | Source: Texas Roadhouse

Increases Quarterly Dividend 13% to $0.17 per Share
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Feb. 23, 2015 - Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NasdaqGS: TXRH), today announced financial results for the 13 and 52 week periods ended December 30, 2014.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
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Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Fifth Lincoln Location »

February 24, 2015 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lincoln, NE - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Lincoln on February 18. Franchise owners Jeff Marcotte and Ross Olsbo held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, February 18 to Sunday, February 22 to support Adams Elementary School, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln Southwest High School, and Scott Middle School.
The new restaurant, located at 2801 Pine Lake Rd., circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Adams Elementary School, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln Southwest High School, or Scott Middle School.
"At Jersey Mike's we are committed to making a difference in the community," said Marcotte...

Wienerschnitzel Announces "Peel & Win" Sweepstakes »

February 23, 2015 at 12:13PM PST | Source: Wienerschnitzel

Sip Your Way to Vegas for the Motocross Finals!
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, California – Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain, is celebrating its title as the official hot dog of Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), with an exciting motocross-themed, on-the-cup sweepstakes. Beginning today, chili dog and race fans alike are encouraged to visit Wienerschnitzel to purchase a medium drink featuring a game piece to win one of many prizes. From instant free food, to GoPro cameras and Yamaha Dirt Bikes, every medium drink is a winner! One lucky cup will reveal four tickets to the 2015 Motocross Finals in Las Vegas, complete with round-trip airfare, two nights' hotel accommodations, and $500 spending cash (valued at approximately $5,000)...

Emory Gets Ready For Lake Season With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

February 23, 2015 at 10:49AM PST | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Emory, TX - Family friendly Dickey's Barbecue Pit is arriving in Emory on Thursday, February 26 at 11 a.m. To celebrate, the new barbecue restaurant is hosting a three day grand opening party and the first 50 guests will receive gift cards ranging from $5 to $50.
"I love seeing our footprint expand in Texas," said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Emory is a great community -- nothing goes better with a day at the lake than slow smoked barbecue."
Friday, Dickey's Barbecue will have all day merchandise giveaways. Saturday, radio station 99.9 KMOO will be on-site from noon to 2 p.m. and guests can score a deal with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches during the event...

Boardwalk Fries, Burgers, Shakes Announces Further Expansion In Northern California »

February 23, 2015 at 10:35AM PST | Source: Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries

February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Columbia, MD - Boardwalk has signed a development agreement for northern California, north of Santa Barbara, expanding north to Oregon. This development will provide 20 new Boardwalk Fries, Burgers, Shakes locations in this area, with the first location slated to open by the end of 2015. Dave DiFerdinando, President of Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries, Inc., states, "We have been very aggressive with our expansion in the US, as well as internationally, and are excited to continue that progress of development into Northern California." Boardwalk's expansion will be in conjunction with its new imaging, interior design, logo and menu.
About Boardwalk
Based in Columbia, Maryland, Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries, Inc...

Capriotti's To Debut First Illinois Restaurant In Chicago »

February 23, 2015 at 9:24AM PST | Source: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Opportunities Available

Acclaimed Sandwich Franchise Continues To Grow National Presence
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – The greatest sandwich in America is coming to Chicago! Capriotti's Sandwich Shop announces the upcoming arrival of their first-ever Illinois location, broadening the company's national presence to 17 states and federal districts. Franchisees, Andy Poch and Craig Garofalo will be operating the new restaurant, projected to open in late 2015.
Both Poch and Garofalo have nearly 15 years in combined restaurant management experience. Their expertise in this industry make the pair an ideal candidate to own and operate a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop in Chicago's competitive marketplace. Garofalo's connection to the brand goes even further back to his childhood, when he first experienced the mouthwatering subs at the original Wilmington, Delaware location...

Bringing Taste To The Tar Heel State: MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Debuts In Matthews »

February 23, 2015 at 8:24AM PST | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Local Entrepreneur Brings Quality Dining and New Jobs to Matthews Area
DALLAS (PRWEB) February 23, 2015 - If there's one thing Tar Heels know and appreciate, it's a good burger – and this is just one of the reasons John Ficara is gearing up to expand the MOOYAH brand in North Carolina. Now food fanatics in and around the Matthews area will have a new option for mouth-watering burgers, buns, fries, hotdogs, and shakes, as the brand's first restaurant will be located in the Sycamore Commons, 2233-C2 Matthews Township Pkwy. Ficara will debut the state's flagship MOOYAH location on February 23.
"Beyond the brand, I knew MOOYAH was a winner for one simple reason – the food," Ficara said, stating it was MOOYAH'S dedication to high-quality products that drew him to the brand in the first place...

Forty Looks Good On The Melting Pot As The Brand Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary With Special Franchise Development Incentive Program »

February 23, 2015 at 7:06AM PST | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant Offers 40 Percent Discount On Franchise Fee For New Franchises
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today that it is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015 by offering a significant discount on its initial franchise fee for new franchises. Available through the end of the year, new and existing franchisees who sign either a domestic or international franchise agreement will receive 40 percent off the initial franchise fee for their first restaurant. This is an $18,000 savings on the domestic and Canadian fee of $45,000.
"Over the past 40 years, The Melting Pot has evolved from a single restaurant into a global franchise...

March In For Lube Bracket Madness At Quaker Steak & Lube® »

February 23, 2015 at 6:58AM PST | Source: Quaker Steak & Lube®

Award-Winning Casual-Dining Franchise Announces $100,000 Bracket Challenge Beginning Feb. 23; Top Winners Throughout the Country Awarded Prizes
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // SHARON, Pa - With the Men's College Basketball Tournament just around the corner, the Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today that Lubies can march in for Lube Bracket Madness for a chance to take part in its company-wide $100,000 Bracket Challenge. Beginning Feb. 23, fans can register by visiting, www.TheLube.com/Bracket-Challenge.
"The Men's College Basketball Tournament is an exciting time full of celebration, and what better way to enjoy this time of year than with the Best Wings in the USA," said Megan Duniec, Senior Director of Marketing, Quaker Steak & Lube®...

Newk's Eatery Expands In South Carolina »

February 23, 2015 at 5:49AM PST | Source: Newk's Express Cafe

New franchisee to open three restaurants in Columbia
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSON, Miss. - Newk's Eatery, the fast-casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchen, is expanding to Columbia, South Carolina, in partnership with its newest franchisees, Chris and Pam Corn.
The husband-and-wife team are experienced retailers, and Chris Corn is a University of South Carolina alumnus. The Corns will open their first Newk's in City Market in the Vista at 707 Gervais Street in late 2015 and have plans to open two additional locations in Columbia and the surrounding area.
"Newk's is a growing brand that's changing the fast-casual experience with a culinary-driven menu, locally sourced ingredients and top-notch hospitality," said Chris Corn...

Pizza News: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Franchise Announces 30 Unit Expansion Across USA & Abroad »

February 23, 2015 at 5:13AM PST | Source: 1000 Degrees Pizzeria Neapolitan Pizza

1000 Degrees Neapolitan pizza franchise announces 30 unit expansion across United States and Abroad
Galloway, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 23, 2015 - 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Franchise has announced expansion across the United States and abroad, signing multiple new franchise partners and multi-area developers. "We are excited to work with multiple groups across VA, PA, NJ, OH, CA, MI, AZ, TX, FL, and now are working on partnerships in Panama City, Dubai & Tanzania, South Africa," said a company spokesman. When asked how 1000 Degrees explains it's tremendous growth for 2015 and beyond, a company spokesman responded: "Our model is different. The cost to build our units is extremely economical, as the franchise is not built on the preface of just selling units...

Chef Michell Sanchez's Madlove Champ Burger Delights Judges' Taste Buds »

February 23, 2015 at 4:11AM PST | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Wins Red Robin's Best Of The Bash Award At The Amstel Light Burger Bash
Award Presented by Red Robin and Renowned Chef Marc Murphy at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo - Feb. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - America's most prestigious burger competition brought together top culinary maestros to battle it out for burger supremacy last night at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE's Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray. For the third year in a row, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) presented its Best of the Bash Award. Chef Michell Sanchez of Latin House Grill located in Miami, Fla...

Deal Inked To Bring The Fifth Russo's New York Pizzeria Franchise To UAE »

February 23, 2015 at 3:53AM PST | Source: Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen
Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Opportunities Available

UAE's Prime Hospitality to Continue Brand's Middle East Franchise Growth
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON – Russo's fans in The United Arab Emirates just can't get enough.
A well-established UAE restaurant developer and operator, Prime Hospitality, has signed a franchise agreement with Russo's Restaurants to open another Russo's New York Pizzeria in the United Arab Emirates. The well-known, Houston-based Italian restaurant brand and its sister concept, Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, continue to bring to life old world charm, handcrafted recipes and warm hospitality.
This will be Prime Hospitality's fifth Russo's location in the UAE. The new restaurant is slated to open at the trunk of Palm Jumeirah in the mixed residential, office and retail space, The Golden Mile...

Philly’s Best Expands In Southern California »

February 20, 2015 at 4:45PM PST | Source: Philly's Best

Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks and Hoagies Now Available in San Clemente
February 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // Irvine, California – Philly's Best, the Southern California destination for authentic Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies, has announced the opening of its San Clemente location, marking the company's 22nd restaurant. The San Clemente store is franchised and operated by Orange County local father and son team, Patrick and Michael Yau and is located in the Ocean View Plaza Shopping Center in San Clemente.
"My father and I couldn't be happier to join the Philly's Best family, and grow the brand in Southern California." said San Clemente franchisee, Michael Yau. "We're confident that the Southern Orange County community will fall in love with our authentic cheesesteaks and hoagies, and find that there's nothing better than the straight-from-Philadelphia products and flavors that only Philly's Best offers...

New Menchie's Store At Colleyville Downs Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

February 20, 2015 at 4:30PM PST | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
February 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // COLLEYVILLE, Texas – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Colleyville, TX at 4709 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 520, Colleyville, TX 76034. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Colleyville favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, February, 21 to Friday, February, 27, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt...

Giant Tiger In South Porcupine, Ontario Celebrates Grand Opening This Saturday! »

February 20, 2015 at 4:08AM PST | Source: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Feb. 19, 2015) - On Saturday, February 21, 2015, Giant Tiger will celebrate the official opening of its newly renovated store in South Porcupine, Ontario.
The new Giant Tiger will be located at 114-4858 Hwy 101. This location will offer approximately 13,889 square feet of selling space.
Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will be speeches by a local dignitary, and the Store Owner, Greg Kelso. Giant Tiger is proud to be connected and committed to the communities we serve. There will be a charity Round Up campaign with proceeds going to the South Porcupine Legion.
It will be a fun-filled day with plenty of free activities for customers of all ages, including gift card giveaways to the first 50 customers in store, free face painting, free pictures from the fun Giant Tiger photo booth and, of course, a visit from Friendly, the Giant Tiger! There will also be promotional giveaways and Giant Value product sampling during the celebration...



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