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Value Place Opens New Hotel In Kansas City, Missouri »

October 21, 2014 at 7:40AM PDT | Source: Value Place

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Kansas City, MO - Value Place, the nation's largest economy extended-stay hotel brand, has announced the grand opening of a newly constructed hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, located at 8805 Leeds Road, near the intersection of I-70 and Stadium Drive. This is the brand's sixth hotel in Missouri, joining Value Place hotels in Springfield, St. Louis, and other highly-trafficked Kansas City locations. This hotel opened to the public on October 17, 2014. A ribbon-cutting event is planned for October 28, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will offer catered lunch and door prizes to attendees.
"Kansas City is showing tremendous promise in terms of economic recovery and job growth," said Kyle Rogg, President and Chief Operating Officer at Value Place...

Planet Beach Saudi Arabia Hosts Valuable Breast Cancer Event »

October 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Planet Beach Saudi Arabia hosted an event on October 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to honor survivors.
Planet Beach Saudi Arabia blanketed itself in pink, as they recognized breast cancer survivors and their families. Several area sponsors provided decorations and food to those in attendance.
"After last year's success, we decided to enlarge the festivities," said Planet Beach's Azhar Al-Fagih, who organized the event and handles daily operations for the spa. "We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Fadwa Alnahdi from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health speak at the event on the importance of early examination. We also hosted Dr...

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 21, 2014 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 20, 2014 - Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Highlights for the third quarter of 2014 as compared to the third quarter of 2013 include:

Revenue increased 31.1% to $1.08 billion
Comparable restaurant sales increased 19.8%
Restaurant level operating margin was 28.8%, an increase of 200 basis points
Net income was $130.8 million, an increase of 56.9%
Diluted earnings per share was $4.15, an increase of 56.0%
Opened 43 new restaurants

Highlights for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the prior year include:

Revenue increased 28...

Zippy Shell To Open First Nebraska Franchise Location! »

October 21, 2014 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is proud to announce the sale of the company's first franchise location in the state of Nebraska. The newest location will service Douglas County, the largest county in Nebraska, and Lancaster County, where the state capital of Lincoln is located. Expected to launch in February 2015, the new operation will be under the ownership of Dan and Sue Cullen.
Dan Cullen has over 30 years of experience in the technology field. Most recently in 2011, he sold an Omaha based data center services company he helped build. Dan's wife Sue, has been an integral member of the medical field over the past 30 years. With Dan's leadership and business skills along with Sue's exceptional customer service skills, the duo is a great fit to handle all aspects of the Zippy Shell® service!
Following the sale of his last business, Cullen took some time to think about what he wanted to do next...

Papa Murphy's Expands Frightfully Fun Offerings This Halloween With New Spooky Dough »

October 21, 2014 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Papa Murphy's
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Family Favorite Jack-O-Lantern Pizza Available Nationwide and New Spooky Dough Available at Participating Stores October 21
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, is kicking off this Halloween with its popular one-of-a-kind Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and launching a new, spooky offering sure to please cookie monsters of all ages. Halloween is the chain's busiest day of the year as costumed families and friends gather for Papa Murphy's scary delicious pizza before heading out to trick-or-treat. The Jack-O-Lantern pizza will be available at Papa Murphy's locations nationwide beginning today, October 21 through October 31. Spooky Dough is available at participating stores...

Brinker International Reports Increases In First Quarter Fiscal 2015 EPS, Comparable Restaurant Sales And Traffic »

October 21, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Brinker International

DALLAS - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) today announced results for the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 24, 2014.
Highlights include the following:

Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increased 16.3 percent to $0.50 compared to $0.43 for the first quarter of fiscal 2014
On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share increased 16.7 percent to $0.49 compared to $0.42 for the first quarter of fiscal 2014
Brinker International company sales increased 3.4 percent to $686.9 million and comparable restaurant sales at company-owned restaurants increased 2.4 percent
Chili's company-owned comparable restaurant sales increased 2...

Planet Smoothie Franchise Expanding In Orlando »

October 21, 2014 at 6:12AM PDT | Source: Planet Smoothie
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The Smoothie Franchise Plans to Open Eight More Locations in the Next Three Years
ORLANDO, FL - (Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - The Planet Smoothie franchise, which already has 28 locations in Central Florida, plans to open eight more in the next three years.
Jason Mann, who owns three area stores and helps support the other 25, says the company is looking for franchise partners to bring Planet Smoothie to new neighborhoods and cities. He sees opportunities to expand in the Orlando area downtown, on International Drive, at Florida Mall, Kissimmee, Celebration and Clermont. He also says the business opportunity is strong in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala and Lakeland.
Planet Smoothie was an easy choice for Mann when he was looking for a business to start...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 21, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

Total Revenues Increased 2.0%Consolidated Same Store Sales Increased 1.9%Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.48
PLANO, Texas - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 20, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Third Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues were $769.5 million, an increase of $14.7 million from total revenues of $754.8 million for the same period in the prior year. This 2.0% increase in total revenues was primarily due to increases of approximately $36.6 million in the Acceptance Now segment and approximately $6.9 million in the Mexico segment, partially offset by a decrease of approximately $29...

Barbecue Buffs In Haslet Feed Their Cravings With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

October 21, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
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October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Haslet, TX - Haslet barbecue fans can cheer when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens with a three day grand opening on Thursday October 23 at 11 a.m. The barbecue celebration kicks off with the first 50 dine-in guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50 and on Friday guests can test their luck when the new location awards three free barbecue for a year prizes.
"Our grand openings are bigger and better than other franchise, so it's always a blast when we open a new location," said multi-unit owner and area developer, Joseph Vongsombath. "The support we receive from Dickey's as franchise owners makes being in the barbecue business fun while at the same time allows us to open new locations."
On Friday from 11 a...

Interface Announces Ongoing Growth »

October 21, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Interface Financial Group, The

David Banfield, President of The Interface Financial Group, reports on IFG's growth.
Bethesda, MD, October 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - David Banfield, President of The Interface Financial Group, reported recently on the ongoing growth of the organization on an international scale. Following the establishment of a Master Licensee in South Africa there has been exceptional interest in the service and the unique delivery method.
Interface brings the financial service of Invoice Discounting to the SME marketplace. Banfield went on to say that "it is the SME area where job growth is centered, however the SME business strata is also the one where funding is always a considerable challenge. Delivering a solution to that challenge through a local franchised or licensed approach has proved enormously popular in all nine countries where we operate...

@Work Group Awards Franchise To West Tennessee Entrepreneurs »

October 21, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

National Staffing Agency to Provide New Employment Resources to Jackson, Tennessee Businesses
Knoxville, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing agency franchise, recently awarded its newest staffing location to local Jackson, Tennessee entrepreneurs Eldridge and Sophie Davis. This marks the seventeenth @Work franchise in Tennessee, and it will provide new staffing resources to local businesses throughout the Jackson area. The new @Work office is located at 26 Lamar Circle, Suite 1, and will offer area organizations a full-service partner to assist with staffing needs.
"Jackson has experienced steady business growth over the past several years, and more and more new businesses are moving into the area," said Eldridge Davis...

Fresh To Order Continues To Grow In Atlanta Home Market, Fast Casual Leader Opens In Decatur, Georgia »

October 21, 2014 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Atlanta-based Fresh To Order (f2o), the pioneer of "Fast Fine" dining, opens its ninth Atlanta location in Decatur, Ga. The Decatur location is located at 205 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue at the corner of Church St. in the heart of this city's downtown area.
The restaurant's convenient location for residents and students, as well as its strong daytime population from the many office workers nearby, makes it a prime spot for Fresh To Order. The restaurant has great visibility and easy access to the courthouse, office buildings and Decatur Town Center.
Only minutes from Atlanta, Decatur is part of a larger growth strategy for Fresh To Order. Decatur fits into the restaurant's submarket criteria with its neighborhood appeal, great community spirit and lively downtown scene...

EXIT Beach Realty Is Growing Again »

October 21, 2014 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Three More Agents Join
Ormond Beach, FL (Grassroots Newswire) October 20, 2014 - EXIT Beach Realty continues to grow, as they add three more agents this month. Jesus Rodriguez, who is a new Realtor®, also works at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona. Originally from New Jersey, Jesus and his family are glad to be here in Florida.
Fred Richard retired from a thirty-three year oil-field engineering career in Alaska to make a new career in Florida real estate. Fred has long had an interest in realty, and is very excited to be part of the EXIT system. Fred and his wife, Ileana make their home in Ormond Beach.
Realtor® Will Shinew is a retired corporate pilot, and is ready to make his mark with EXIT Beach Realty...

Mosquito Squad Heads To Florida For Pest World To Meet With Area Business Owners »

October 21, 2014 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad
Mosquito Squad Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 - Mosquito Squad is proud to be North America's first, best and most trusted choice to eliminate mosquitoes, ticks and the diseases they can bring to families and communities. Mosquito Squad will host area business owners and entrepreneurs as they attend the 2014 Pest World Convention on October 21-24 at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mosquito Squad has received the Inc. 5000 rating as one of the fastest growing privately held companies for four consecutive years.
"Mosquito Squad launched an awareness campaign with existing GHP license holders throughout the state of Florida and the team looks forward to meeting with existing business owners and entrepreneurs while attending this year's Pest Wold event"; stated Vice President of Operations for Mosquito Squad, Rob White...

Albuquerque Wins Big With First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit »

October 21, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Albuquerque, NM - Shah, the former chief financial officer of Southwest Cheese Company, is ready for the new challenge. The first location in New Mexico opened in Hobbs last week with the highest grand opening sales in Dickey's Barbecue history.
"Even though New Mexico is in the Southwest, we unfortunately have very few barbecue options," said first time owner operator, Deepak Shah. "Dickey's was the perfect franchise for me and I know Albuquerque is going to love the food and fast casual concept."
Thursday, the first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50. Friday includes free t-shirts, koozies, sunglasses and more with all day merchandise giveaways. On Saturday, radio station 103...

Golden Corral Restaurants Salute America’s Heroes With 14th Annual Free Dinner On Military Appreciation Monday »

October 21, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Golden Corral
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Gary Sinise and Collective Soul Help Salute Our Nation's Heroes
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // On Monday, Nov. 17, Golden Corral will thank thousands of active duty and retired United States military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet and beverage, while raising donations for Disabled American Veterans (DAV). A tradition started 13 years ago to celebrate our nation's heroes, Golden Corral's Military AppreciationMonday has served more than 4 million complimentary meals to military personnel and generated more than $8 million dollars in customer contributions for state and local DAV chapters.
"Our 45,000 employees in 500 restaurants nationwide are very passionate about supporting our military service men and women on Military Appreciation Monday," said Ted Fowler, president and chief executive officer of Golden Corral...

Great Clips Honors Veterans With Free Haircuts »

October 21, 2014 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: Great Clips

The "Thank a Veteran" promotion awards customers with free haircut cards to give to veterans.
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis – This Veterans Day, for the second consecutive year, Great Clips, the world's largest salon brand, shows appreciation for those who serve by offering free haircuts for veterans. Great Clips' "Thank a Veteran" promotion offers veterans a free haircut starting on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, through Dec. 31, 2014. Customers can also get involved by giving veterans a free haircut card they can redeem through the end of the year. In the 2013 "Thank a Veteran"program, Great Clips salons provided more than 130,000 free haircuts to veterans, and this year they expect to give away even more.
March into Great Clips
On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov...

9Round Records Nearly 5.8 Million Kicks For Breast Cancer Awareness »

October 21, 2014 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: 9Round

Donates $57,813 for Treatment and Research
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, NC – At least for one day, 9Round, a national chain of kickboxing franchises with 160 locations in 36 states, kicked breast cancer to the curb.
On October 16, 2014, 9Round hosted its third annual "Kick for the Cure" fundraiser, during which fitness and kickboxing enthusiasts had a unique opportunity to help raise money for the support of breast cancer care. 9Round donated one penny for every kick recorded throughout the day at nearly all of its 160 clubs nationwide.
By the end of the day, 5,781,301 kicks were recorded, raising $57,813 to advance treatment and laboratory research for Breast Cancer.
"This is the least we can do to honor the millions of wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends who are affected by breast cancer every day," said 9Round founder Shannon Hudson...

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Moves Into The Northeast »

October 21, 2014 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Uncle Maddio's

First Fast Casual Style Pizza Restaurant Coming to Pittsburgh
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has awarded its first multi-unit franchise agreement deal in the Northeast. Pittsburgh will get an Uncle Maddio's early next year and will be the first of five Uncle Maddio's restaurants to open in the city in the next five years. This marks the first Pennsylvania location for the restaurant franchise.
Pittsburgh residents Gino and Molli Torriero, along with partners Jake McNary and Jason Betters, have signed the franchise agreement deal. The team is still determining the location for its first restaurant and hopes to open by in early 2015.
"When my wife and I first visited an Uncle Maddio's we knew it was the kind of restaurant we wanted to open and it's a perfect fit for Pittsburgh," says Gino Torriero, Uncle Maddio's franchisee...

Instant Imprints Hires VP Of Field Support And Training »

October 20, 2014 at 12:41PM PDT | Source: Instant Imprints

Business Development Consultant Mike Boyd Promoted to Newly Created Position to Support Growing Franchisee Population
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Instant Imprints, North America's innovative network of promotional products, sign and digital printing centers, announced the appointment of franchise growth expert Mike Boyd to Vice President of Field Support and Training.
"With our aggressive expansion plans underway, we need someone with Mike's expertise to provide support and training to our franchisees," said Ralph Askar, president and CEO of San Diego-based Instant Imprints. "He has a proven track record of supplying the support new and seasoned franchisees need in order to continue to perform at top levels...



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