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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...

Carl Jakaitis Joins The Krystal Company As Chief Financial Officer »

January 26, 2015 at 9:21AM PST | Source: Krystal Company, The

ATLANTA - January 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Krystal Company®, famous for its iconic square hamburgers, today announced the appointment of Carl Jakaitis as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Company. Jakaitis, who will oversee Accounting, Finance, Information Technology (IT) and Supply Chain Management, will report to Omar Janjua, President & CEO for The Krystal Company. The appointment is effective immediately.
"Carl's 35 years of restaurant industry experience will provide The Krystal Company with the additional leadership and expertise we need to continue to develop this iconic brand and help fuel our system growth," Janjua said.
Jakaitis most recently served as CFO of McAlister's Deli where he was responsible for finance, accounting, legal and franchise administration for the 325-store chain...

Fatburger And Buffalo's Express Continue Expansion With New South Los Angeles Location »

January 26, 2015 at 9:07AM PST | Source: Fatburger

All-American Sister Restaurants Open New Co-Branded Store in California
January 26, 2015 // // LOS ANGELES – Fatburger, famous for delicious, made-to-order burgers, and its sister brand Buffalo's Express have opened a new co-branded location in the South Park neighborhood of Los Angeles at Central and Slauson. As a Los Angeles-based burger restaurant, this location is sure to be a success with the locals, offering residents juicy burgers and delectable chicken wings in an array of sauces.
Fatburger will offer customers their famous menu items, including mouthwatering, custom-built burgers in a variety of size options. Each burger can be paired with delicious sides including crispy fat fries and hand-battered onion rings, and fans can wash it all down with a creamy hand-scooped milkshake...

National Property Inspections Franchisees Welcomes Four New Franchise Owners In January »

January 26, 2015 at 8:56AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

January 26, 2015 // // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce four new franchise owners in January who will take the NPI brand to new areas:

James Dunlap from Anacortes, Washington, will have franchise territory covering Snohomish County in Washington.
Gary Hudkins of Cornelius, North Carolina, will have franchise territory covering Cabarrus and Rowan counties in North Carolina.
Jared Jackson from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, will have territory covering Coeur d’ Alene and a portion of southern Spokane County in Washington.
Steve Stavros of Oak Harbor, Washington, will have franchise territory in Whatcom County, San Juan County, Island County, Skagit County and Snohomish County in Washington...

Executive Team At Hurricane Grill & Wings Welcomes Fred T. Grant, Jr. »

January 26, 2015 at 8:50AM PST | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

New Chief Financial Officer To Oversee Financial Activities
January 26, 2015 // // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Restaurant franchise Hurricane Grill & Wings, announced today that Fred T. Grant will be joining the executive team as Chief Financial Officer to oversee all financial functions for the company.
Grant brings more than 25 years of experience in finance and investment management, and will spearhead Hurricane Grill & Wings efforts in employing the most effective tactics to accelerate the restaurant's rapid growth plans. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Café Enterprises, Inc...

Real Property Management Forecasts Positive Economic Outlook For Landlords In 2015 »

January 26, 2015 at 8:43AM PST | Source: Real Property Management
Real Property Management Opportunities Available

Nation's Leading Property Management Company Analyzes Economic Factors that Impact Home Rental Market
SALT LAKE CITY - January 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Real Property Management, the nation's leading property management company, forecasts that landlords of single-family homes can expect steady demand from renters through 2015. The projection is based on an analysis of economic factors known to impact the rental market conducted by Real Property Management.
In post-recession America, families have increasingly turned to renting homes as a way to enjoy the lifestyle of homeownership without the significant financial commitments that come with buying. Since 2006, the number of renter-occupied single-family homes has soared 31 percent, according to the U...

Hearts Set On Valentine's Day At Dunkin' Donuts With Heart-Shaped Donuts And New White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee And Lattes »

January 26, 2015 at 8:20AM PST | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Heart-shaped Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter Donuts return to Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee and chocolate lovers alike can enjoy the flavors of White Chocolate and Raspberry in Dunkin' Donuts' new White Chocolate Raspberry Lattes, topped with festive hearts.
January 26, 2015 // // CANTON, Mass. – This Valentine's Day, Dunkin' Donuts is putting a little extra "heart" into its menu by introducing the brand's seasonal lineup of sweet heart treats. Just in time for the sweetest holiday of the year, Dunkin' Donuts is bringing back two varieties of its beloved heart-shaped donuts, Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter, while introducing special new White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee and Lattes sure to warm any heart.
Dunkin' Donuts' Brownie Batter Donut is a heart-shaped donut filled with delicious chocolatey brownie batter flavored buttercreme filling, topped with chocolate icing and heart sprinkles...

The Melting Pot Announces Year-End Achievements To Fuel National And International Franchise Development »

January 26, 2015 at 8:04AM PST | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant Focuses on Operational Excellence and an Enhanced Dining Experience as it Celebrates 40 Years in Business -
January 26, 2015 // // TAMPA, Fla,– The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today key achievements in its strategic growth plan, including operational and menu enhancements to build on its strong fondue foundation and position the brand for future international and domestic franchise development as the restaurant celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015.
In 2014, new leadership positions were created to support the brand's evolution, including the hiring of Maryellen Torres as chief brand officer of its management company Front Burner Brands while Chef Jason Miller joined The Melting Pot to lead culinary development...

Nathan's Famous® Snack Line Introduces On Trend Onion-Flavored Snack With Beer Battered Onion Rings »

January 26, 2015 at 7:13AM PST | Source: Nathan's Famous

Nathan's Famous® Snack Line Introduces On Trend Onion-Flavored Snack With Beer Battered Onion Rings
PHOENIX - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNAK), the nation's leading snack food innovator, has expanded its licensed Nathan's Famous® snack food line with the addition of Beer Battered Onion Rings. The new snack is currently available in convenience and grocery stores nationwide in 2.0 and 3.5 ounce bags with a suggested retail price of $1.99 - $2.49 per package.
Onion-flavored snacks have been a favorite flavor among consumers for some time and the flavor trend is only increasing. The new onion ring snack mirrors the Beer Battered Onion Rings found on the restaurant's menus. Nathan's Famous ready-to-eat snacks began with Cheddar Cheese Crunchy Crinkle Fries, replicating the restaurant's popular side dish, and expanded its offerings with additional flavors...

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Rewards Fans With Free Froyo On National Frozen Yogurt Day »

January 26, 2015 at 7:08AM PST | Source: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Company Offers BOGO Froyo to Facebook Fans
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - In celebration of National Frozen Yogurt Day, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer an exclusive buy-one-get-one (of equal or lesser value) discount to their Facebook fans on Feb. 6. All froyo enthusiasts are encouraged to "like" Orange Leaf on Facebook and claim the offer when it is posted on Feb. 4. Offers are redeemable at all of Orange Leaf's more than 300 participating locations on Feb. 6 with proof of claim via smartphone or printed confirmation.
Orange Leaf customers choose from their local store's selection of 16 flavors (taken from the menu of 70 plus), including no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan alternatives...

Build-A-Bear Workshop® Aligns With Make-A-Wish® To "Share Your Heart" For Valentine's Day »

January 26, 2015 at 6:40AM PST | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Contributions in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland will help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
ST. LOUIS - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - For the second year in a row in the U.S., and for the first time internationally, Build-A-Bear Workshop® (NYSE: BBW) will commemorate Valentine's Day by offering the opportunity to "Share Your Heart" by making a donation to help Make-A-Wish® grant life-changing wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Build-A-Bear Workshop® and Make-A-Wish® are teaming up for the second year in a row in the U.S. and for the first time internationally with their joint "Share Your Heart" donation campaign. Huggable Hearts Puppy and Huggable Hearts Kitty are two furry friends available this Valentine's season in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and online, where guests in the U...

H&R Block Unveils Tax Identity Shield(SM) To Help Protect, Assist Consumers »

January 26, 2015 at 6:17AM PST | Source: H&R Block

First and Only Tax Identity Theft Protection and Restoration Assistance Product of Its Kind
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - January 26, 2015 - At a time when tax identity theft is on the rise, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, joins with Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) to offer its clients the industry's first product specifically directed to helping protect against tax identity theft, the Tax Identity ShieldSM. While there are other identity-monitoring services available, none is specifically directed to helping protect against the growing problem of tax identity theft. Yet, since 2010, approximately 3 million taxpayers have fallen victim to criminals using personal identity information to file a fraudulent tax return and steal refunds from the IRS...

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

January 26, 2015 at 6:13AM PST | 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.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Alert your taste buds! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is two weeks away from bringing craveable gourmet burgers to Brick, New Jersey. Located at 1054 Cedar Bridge Road in Brick Plaza, just southeast of the John Davison Rockefeller Memorial Highway, the newest Red Robin® restaurant will open on Feb. 9 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 Feb. 9 to Feb. 15, to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence In Germany's Capital With Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade »

January 26, 2015 at 5:48AM PST | Source: Sheraton Hotels

The World-Renowned Sheraton Brand Debuts in Berlin with 394-room Hotel
BERLIN - January 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it is expanding its footprint in Germany with the signing of the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade. The franchise agreement with Esplanade Operation GmbH, a subsidiary of Host Hotels & Resorts' European joint venture, marks the conversion of the existing Grand Hotel Esplanade to a Sheraton hotel. The hotel continues to be operated by EVENT Hotel Group, which also holds a minority interest in the property.
"We look forward to partnering with Esplanade Operation GmbH on this major conversion as we launch our iconic Sheraton brand in a vibrant metropolis such as Berlin...

The Bold And The Bluetiful: Wendy's Beguiling New Bacon And Blue On Brioche »

January 26, 2015 at 5:44AM PST | Source: Wendy's

DUBLIN, Ohio -  Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Honing in on one of the hottest food trends of 2015, Wendy's® goes blue-cheese bold to satisfy customers' cravings with its latest premium offering, the new Bacon and Blue on Brioche. The limited-time hamburger is packed with robust, artisan blue cheese – delivering a bluetiful meal option crafted with tantalizing tastes and ingredients.
Wendy's hones in on a 2015 food trend with its latest premium offering, the new Bacon and Blue on Brioche. Available for a limited-time, Wendy's new Bacon and Blue on Brioche features savory, artisan Wisconsin blue cheese crumbles, rich blue cheese herb aioli, spring mix, Applewood smoked bacon and 100% fresh, pure beef, all served on a toasted brioche bun...

Doodle Bugs! Ranks In The Exchange Top 50 List »

January 26, 2015 at 5:25AM PST | Source: Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers

January 26, 2015 // // For the fifth year in a row, Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is listed on the prestigious Exchange Magazine's Top 50 List of Child Care Organizations in North America. Once again, Doodle Bugs! ranked the highest of all Western New York programs, making it a leader in educational child care in the region.
For over thirty years, Exchange has been chronicling the history of and trends in the early childhood profession. Exchange Top 50 Lists are now regarded as the Fortune 500 of early childhood. Doodle Bugs! is proud to be recognized by an organization that regards early childhood education with the same passion and dedication that is exemplified through our own curriculum, standards and faculty.
"We're honored to be ranked and be a leader in the growing early childhood education industry...

Slim Chickens Crosses Another State Line, Brings Better Chicken To Nebraska »

January 26, 2015 at 5:17AM PST | Source: Slim Chickens

Fast-Casual Franchise Brand Opens First Location in Lincoln through Multi-Unit Development Deal
January 26, 2015 // // FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Slim Chickens, a leader in the "better chicken" segment of fast-casual restaurants, will be expanding its fresh chicken and unparalleled flavor to the Old Cheney area of Lincoln, Nebraska. The expansion is spearheaded by restaurant veterans and local franchisees, Bill and Stacie Hooks, who have long-standing roots in the Lincoln community and look forward to sharing the Slim Chickens experience with neighbors and surrounding communities.
Located at 5805 S. 58th St., the restaurant is scheduled to open on February 9, 2015 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. This is the first of five locations Hooks plans on opening in the Cornhusker State...

DQ® Treat Store Opens In Queen Creek »

January 26, 2015 at 4:50AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.
January 21, 2015 // // Queen Creek, Ariz. - The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Queen Creek DQ® Treat store located at 20911 E. Rittenhouse Road #101. This location is the newest Dairy Queen location in a family of more than 6,400 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 1,975 square foot restaurant, which also features a drive-thru, employs a staff of 35.
The DQ Treat store in Queen Creek features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes, a wide variety of other soft-serve items and the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages...

Kitchen Tune-Up Recognized For Success In 2015 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List »

January 26, 2015 at 4:45AM PST | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Ranked #1 in the Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Category
Aberdeen, SD - January 25, 2015 - ( - Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Kitchen Tune-Up as #1 in the category of Kitchen & Bath Remodeling in its annual Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. It is the 21st year that the Kitchen Tune-Up franchise system has received the #1 in category ranking.
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list is the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking based on objective, quantifiable measures of success. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Only franchise companies that supply full Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) or Canadian Disclosure documents and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing...

@Work Group Among Franchise Business Review's Top 50 Franchises »

January 26, 2015 at 4:40AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Staffing franchisor named to list of today's top franchises based on franchisee satisfaction survey.
January 26, 2015 // // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - @Work Group, a national staffing franchisor, was recognized on the Franchise Business Review 2015's Top 50 Franchise Opportunities. This is the second time @Work Group has received the coveted recognition.
In its 10th year, the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are the only franchise rankings based on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, conducts thousands of independent surveys of franchisees across the industry and honors the companies with the highest level of satisfaction among franchise operators...

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