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FaegreBD's IP Team Adds Associate Nick Anderson »

July 23, 2014 at 12:05PM PDT | Source: Faegre Baker & Daniels

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis - Nicholas M. Anderson has joined the intellectual property team in Faegre Baker Daniels' Minneapolis office as an associate.
Anderson handles patent preparation, prosecution and infringement analysis for clients in a range of industries. He is experienced with trademark searches and applications and domain name dispute resolution. Anderson also supports clients in preparation for and during intellectual property litigation. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Previously, Anderson was an associate attorney with Crawford Maunu in St. Paul, Minn., for more than three years. During law school, he served as a legal intern in the National Institutes of Health's Office of Technology Transfer and as a clerk with Australian firm Allens...

SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®: Small Business Employee Pay Gets A Bump »

July 23, 2014 at 11:59AM PDT | Source: SurePayroll

After Profitable First Half, Small Businesses Reward Employees
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // GLENVIEW, IL - Employees of the nation's small businesses saw their average paychecks rise for the first time this year, according to the July 2014 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard. SurePayroll Inc., a leader in providing online payroll to small businesses nationwide, today announced results for the Scorecard, which saw the average paycheck rise 0.2 percent in July after being down throughout 2014.
The average paycheck increase comes on the heels of a profitable first half of the year for small businesses. The Scorecard optimism survey found in June that 62 percent of small businesses were profitable in the first half. Close to seven in 10 (68 percent) also say they're optimistic about the small business economy...

Joey Chestnut Breaks Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Record, Prepares For National Chicken Wing Day »

July 23, 2014 at 11:40AM PDT | Source: Hooters

Hooters calls on chicken wing enthusiasts to beat two million wing challenge with all-you-can-eat deal.
ATLANTA - July 23, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Professional eating wonder Joey "Jaws" Chestnut once again claimed victory in record-breaking fashion at the Hooters World Wing Eating Championship last night, devouring 182 Hooters world-famous wings in 10 minutes. The champ is now setting his sights on National Chicken Wing Day, as Hooters issues a significant call-to-action for chicken wing enthusiasts across the nation to collectively eat two million wings in one day. In full support of this mission, Hooters is offering a $12.99 all-you-can-eat wing deal on Tuesday, July 29, at participating locations throughout the country.
Hooters commissioned Major League Eating (MLE) to officially sanction the Hooters World Wing Eating Championship, which took place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas...

Battery Giant To Open Retail Location In The City Of Detroit »

July 23, 2014 at 11:23AM PDT | Source: Battery Giant

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Retail battery store, Battery Giant, has announced that they have a franchise agreement in place for a store to be opened in the city of Detroit. The Detroit store joins 5 other Michigan Battery Giant locations and is scheduled to open in late 2014. The franchise owned store is part of a growing network of 25 locations throughout the United States, Panama and Mexico for the Michigan-based retail franchise.
Battery Giant is a specialty store that sells and distributes batteries of all sizes, powering devices from hearing aids to forklifts. Their customers range from retail walk-in customers, to large commercial accounts. “In a world of electronic devices which take all different types of batteries, consumers need a place to turn to and be confident that they are getting what they need,” stated store owner Chaundra Haynes...

New Orleans-Based Company Opens In Cairo, Egypt »

July 23, 2014 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach is excited to announce the opening of the first Planet Beach automated spa in Cairo, Egypt. Planet Beach Cairo has strategically partnered with Gold's Gym to ensure a strong and consistent member base.
The unique partnership between Planet Beach and Gold's Gym is seen to serve both customer bases well. After a strong workout, members can walk over to Planet Beach to get a quick hydration or massage session in before heading out to enjoy their day.
While the spa industry in Egypt is booming, most spas are located in four- or five-star hotels, which makes it very expensive. Planet Beach offers affordable luxury to those wanting to relax and achieve a healthy glow or rejuvenate their skin...

Minuteman Press Home Office Featured In Small Business Opportunities! »

July 23, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
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July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Farmingdale, NY – Small Business Opportunities Magazine recently profiled Minuteman Press International Inc. in an article that tells of the history of the company, as well as what makes Minuteman stand out from its competition!
Nick Titus, Minuteman's Chief Marketing Officer, had this to say about the company, "We've always taken the approach of never saying no to a customer. Even if a particular store hasn't done what a customer wants, with almost a thousand franchises in the system, there's always somebody somewhere who has done what you are looking to do."
The article goes on to explain the secret of Minuteman Press's long time success. "A Minuteman Press owner today doesn't just print...

Hungry Howie's Pizza Opens First Restaurant In Houston »

July 23, 2014 at 11:09AM PDT | Source: Hungry Howie's Pizza
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National Pizza Franchise Continues Texas Expansion
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Hungry Howie's Pizza continues its expansion in the state of Texas with its first Houston metro area restaurant in the city of Katy. With dough baked in-store fresh daily, the brand offers a mouthwatering selection of eight famous crust flavors including; butter, butter cheese, cajun, garlic herb, ranch, onion, sesame, and asiago cheese.
The Katy location will be the first Hungry Howie's Pizza restaurant for franchise group 3 Hungry Brothers LLC, comprised of long-time friends Roscoe Overton, Clay Nutall and Brian Davis. The trio originally met while attending college at the University of Houston, and after spending many years working in sales, decided they wanted to open their own business...

Robeks Fresh Juices And Smoothies Franchise Unveils Food Truck In Greater Philadelphia Area »

July 23, 2014 at 11:02AM PDT | Source: Robeks

Premium Fresh Juices and Smoothies Franchise Plans up to 37 Stores in the Region
PHILADELPHIA, PA - (Marketwired - July 23, 2014) - Robeks fresh juices and smoothies franchise will debut the first food truck in the Philadelphia market devoted exclusively to smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices this month. The rollout of the food truck marks the beginning of the Robeks footprint in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Later this summer, a brick and mortar Robeks store will open at 1035 Chestnut Street near Jefferson University Hospital.
Kimberly and Matthew Berger, and their friend Michael Fornaro, are pioneering the brand in the area. The partners plan more co-owned stores. Kimberly also serves as Regional Director for Robeks in the area...

Bach To Rock Music Education Franchise Targets Growth Markets On The Atlantic Seaboard »

July 23, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock
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Award-Winning Music Education Franchise Grew 61% from 2009 to 2013
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Bach to Rock, the nation's leading music education franchise, today announced 11 metropolitan hubs as targets for expansion in 2014-15. The target areas run alongside the Interstate 95 corridor on the Atlantic Seaboard and include Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Northern New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; Richmond, Virginia; and Savannah, Georgia. Four cities in Florida - Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami - are also target cities on I-95.
For a music education franchise, Bach to Rock has a unique - and remarkably effective - approach to learning music. Students are encouraged to have fun while they explore and learn the kinds of music they love, whether it's rhythm and blues, jazz, classical, punk or pop...

PostNet Printing Franchise Expands Into Massachusetts »

July 23, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
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Printing Franchise Opens in Boston Financial District as Part of Nationwide Expansion; Plans Four More New England Locations
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // The PostNet printing franchise has opened its first location in Massachusetts and plans to open four more in New England and 200 nationwide by 2017. We already have more than 700 Neighborhood Business Centers worldwide, and are looking for more business partners eager to provide printing, marketing and logistics support to help businesses in their communities grow - people like Matt Kaplan.
Matt is a lifelong Bostonian who worked as an engineer for several local TV stations, including New England Cable News, before joining the PostNet family. After 23 years as an engineer, he started exploring franchise opportunities...

1st Choice Realtors Joins Real Living Real Estate »

July 23, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Loveland, CO-Based Brokerage Now Operates as Real Living 1st Choice Real Estate Services
LOVELAND, Colo. - July 23, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Real Living Real Estate, one of the nation's leading real estate franchisors and a member of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage networks, today announced that 1st Choice Realtors in Loveland, CO has affiliated with the network and is operating as Real Living 1st Choice Real Estate Services. The full-service brokerage firm is led by Broker/Owners Steven Hayes and Cathy Forsythe.
Hayes and Forsythe said they chose Real Living for its brand appeal, comprehensive suite of tools and technology, and commitment to quality service. “In terms of core values, it was an ideal fit,” said Forsythe...

New Career Path Leads Men To Barbecue With Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

July 23, 2014 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
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Newest Michigan Location Kicks Off with Three-Day Grand Opening Event
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Ferndale, MI - The Detroit mortgage market slowed down in the summer of 2013 and shortly after JP Morgan Chase shut down their lending office where Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland were mortgage underwriters. Irvine and Southerland had always wanted to own their own business and on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m., the new business partners will open Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Ferndale. To celebrate their new career path, the new restaurant is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration
"We would eat at Dickey's Barbecue in Troy all the time with co-workers from Chase and really enjoyed the food," said first time franchise owner, Jason Irvine...

Dental Fix Awards 1st Franchise In Denver, CO »

July 23, 2014 at 9:36AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 47th franchise of 2014, in Denver, Colorado to Don Haptonstall, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Denver market, will be the second van to launch in Colorado, 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...

North Carolina's Rise Biscuits & Donuts Launches Franchise Program »

July 23, 2014 at 9:18AM PDT | Source: Rise Biscuits and Donuts

The Durham Phenomenon to Expand Breakfast/Café Concept Internationally
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Durham, NC - Rise Biscuits & Donuts, Durham, NC's award-winning concept featuring both sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options, has just announced the launch of its worldwide franchise program. Rise has quickly become a local sensation and customers routinely line up to buy unique specialty biscuit and donut creations, which often sell out before closing time.
Rise has partnered with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, who will serve as the exclusive franchise development partner.
"We've been blown away by the response to Rise in the Triangle and have been looking for the best way to grow the brand," says Rise Biscuits & Donuts founder Tom Ferguson...

Cousins Subs® To Offer Wrigley® Gum Products »

July 23, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

Minty Fresh Products Now Available at Cousins Subs Stores
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® is launching a twelve month system wide test of Wrigley® chewing gum and mint products, including Orbit® Spearmint Sugarfree Gum, Hubba Bubba bubble gum and Altoids® Peppermint mints at all locations. The products were originally tested at 18 Cousins Subs stores in the first quarter of 2014 and proved to be popular among restaurant guests.
"This is a great brand partnership," said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. "The Wrigley name is certainly well known and respected, and their products provide a wonderful opportunity for incremental sales within our stores."
Wrigley products will be available next to checkout registers and can be purchased soon using Cousins' new online ordering app, which is available through the App Store or Google Play...

Family Friendly Dickey's Barbecue Pit Expands In Colorado With New Castle Rock Location »

July 23, 2014 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
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Grand Opening Includes Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways and $2 Sandwiches
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Seth Warren will bring a new family friendly restaurant option to Castle Rock when he opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m. The first location in Castle Rock kicks off with a three-day grand opening celebration where the first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
Friday, the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Castle Rock will offer all day merchandise giveaways. Saturday, radio station 98.5 KYGO is onsite from noon to 2 p.m. This location will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Also, one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

The Melting Pot Promotes Bob Margait To Vice President Of Operations »

July 23, 2014 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., The

July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant franchise and a leading polished casual dining franchise has promoted Bob Margait to vice president of operations to focus on building sales and driving operational excellence for its franchise system of more than 135 restaurants in North America.
"Margait is a strong operational leader who will help The Melting Pot continue to evolve to provide guests with the flexibility, variety and value that they crave in their dining experiences," said Mike Lester, president of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. "In his previous position as director of restaurant operations, Margait led a two-year menu revamp process that has resulted in increased value perception for The Melting Pot as it offered guests more ways to customize their dining experiences than ever before...

New Study Reveals The Qualities Employers Look For In Candidates »

July 23, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - In Job Searching, Attitude Trumps Education; Attitude and Integrity Are Still Most Important in Hiring
Today, Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, released findings that reveal which traits are most important when hiring a candidate for a job.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. Respondents were asked to rate various traits on a scale of one to five based on how important they are when evaluating applicants. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey.
"Attitude" topped the list with an average rating of 4.53, followed closely by "work ethic/integrity...

On The Border Names New President »

July 23, 2014 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: On The Border

30-Year Restaurant Industry Veteran Ward Whitworth Set to Take Helm of World's Largest Casual Dining Mexican Concept; OTB CEO Steve Clark Announces Retirement
DALLAS - July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina®, the world's largest casual dining Mexican concept, which was recently acquired by Border Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Argonne Capital Group, today announced the appointment of Ward Whitworth as President of On The Border.
The move follows the resignation of On The Border Chief Executive Officer Steve Clark, who has committed to Argonne Capital Group to stay on for a period of time in order to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.
"My goal four years ago was to transition OTB to stand-alone status, return the brand to category leadership and create new restaurant growth," said Clark, who has led several leading brands over his 40 years in the restaurant industry...

NAACP Announces Partnership With Dunkin' Brands »

July 23, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

Dunkin' Brands and NAACP Launch Initiative to Increase the Number of African-American Owned Franchise Businesses in the U.S. 
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Baltimore, MD – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced today its partnership with Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, to create a Diversity Franchising Initiative to increase the number of African-American owned franchise businesses in the United States. Through the partnership, Dunkin' Brands and the NAACP will collaborate to offer people of color in-depth franchising education and training as well as assistance in overcoming the financial challenges related to becoming a franchise owner...



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