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United Franchise Group Sees Global Growth Increases In 2014 »

September 22, 2014 at 7:42AM PDT | Source: United Franchise Group

UFG Brand Footprint Expands to 70 Countries
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, Florida - The five brands that are under the umbrella of the United Franchise Group can now be found in 70 countries worldwide. From the shadow of the Eifel Tower to small local communities, the diversity of locations in which a United Franchise Group brand can be found around the world has increased in 2014 as leading franchises Signarama, EmbroidMe, SuperGreen, and TransWorld all exhibit growth.
Leading this growth is Signarama, the world's largest sign franchise, which is expanding its reach in both familiar and previously uncharted territories around the world. So far this year, Master License Partnerships have been completed in the Philippines, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Tunisia, Switzerland and 20 countries throughout the Middle East...

Sir Grout Of New York, Hard Surface Restoration Expert, Now Services Manhattan And Surrounding Areas »

September 22, 2014 at 6:52AM PDT | Source: Sir Grout

Manhattan residents can now enjoy Sir Grout's superior tile & grout cleaning and other unique treatments that leave homes and businesses immaculate.
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Sir Grout of New York has expanded its coverage area into new markets by offering its exclusive services to Manhattan. Residents will be pleased with Sir Grout of New York's exceptional services that beat the competition. Manhattan locals can take advantage of the most professional and advanced methods, designed to meet their special needs.
Sir Grout of New York strives to become known as the expert Manhattan Tile and Grout Cleaners. When asked about the benefits of this expansion, Eddie Moleros, Sir Grout of New York owner, said, "I'm extremely proud to be a member of the Sir Grout family because it has given me the opportunity to be part of an ethical business that strives for nothing less than excellence...

Value Place Appoints Kelly Poling As Executive Vice President And Chief Marketing Officer »

September 22, 2014 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: Value Place

WICHITA, Kan. - September 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Value Place, the largest economy, extended-stay hotel brand in the U.S., has named Kelly Poling as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. As the leader of Value Place's brand, marketing, and distribution strategies, Ms. Poling will be focused on strengthening the positioning of the brand and driving more guests to its hotels across the country.
"Her experience and success with transformational marketing and online distribution will undoubtedly accelerate our growth and continue our evolution from an entrepreneurial brand to a household-name hotel chain."
"It's an amazing time to be joining Value Place," said Poling. "The Company has such a strong foundation and growth trajectory...

Pro Fleet Care Continues Its Expansion Into The USA »

September 22, 2014 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Pro Fleet Care Franchising

September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON BORO, Pennsylvania – Pro Fleet Care, a leader in the mobile fleet rust control industry, is proud to welcome Dervin Charles to its growing dealership family in the United States of America. Dervin is the newest dealer serving the Southern Pennsylvania area.
Prior to opening his own business, Dervin worked for a friend of the family in their landscape company. Dervin's boss, a current customer of Pro Fleet Care, encouraged Dervin to purchase the business when it became available as he saw that Dervin not only had the drive and desire, but knew Dervin would do a great job.
"I first heard about Pro Fleet Care after reading an article in the Farm Show Magazine and I also already knew someone who was a Pro Fleet Care dealer," explains Dervin...

Snagajob Named On Great Place To Work® 2014 Best Small Workplaces List »

September 22, 2014 at 6:12AM PDT | Source: Snag A Job

Marks the Seventh Consecutive Year that Snagajob has been Included on the List
RICHMOND, Va. - September 18, 2014 – Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, today announced it was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine.
This is the seventh consecutive year Snagajob has received this honor, which has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past 11 years.
"Snagajob is very fortunate to have so many collaborative, respective and passionate employees contributing to its outstanding culture," said Snagajob CEO Peter Harrison...

Jamba Juice Continues Expansion Of Juice Offerings With Launch Of Cold Pressed Juice Line »

September 22, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Consumers Can Now Enjoy the Great Taste of Jamba at Home or On-the-Go in Convenient, Ready-to-Drink Format
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sept. 22, 2014 - Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand and the leading retailer of freshly squeezed juice today announced the launch of its new line of cold-pressed juices. Made from wholesome fruit and vegetables, the juices are available in 12 oz. bottles for easy, on-the-go convenience or multiple purchases to store or support routine consumption at home. The Jamba Cold Pressed Juice launch will initially focus on the Southern California markets with the product becoming available in Northern California by mid-October, and eventually rolling out across the Jamba system in 2015...

Cheeseburger Bobby's To Franchise Gourmet Hamburger Restaurants Throughout Georgia »

September 22, 2014 at 5:43AM PDT | Source: Cheeseburger Bobby’s

Popular North Georgia Eatery Signs Letter of Intent to Open in North Columbus Area with Eyes on Athens and Warner Robins
ATLANTA - September 19, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Bob Stoll, president of Cheeseburger Bobby's, a hamburger staple for Atlantans since 2007, announced that he has signed a real estate letter of intent to open a franchised restaurant in the Columbus Park area, with additional high-traffic sites available in Warner Robins and Athens.
"My brother, Richard, and I have been in the restaurant business for many years, and we wanted to create a franchise concept where people could experience fast-casual dining at its best, and where the freshest ingredients and the most innovative menu were memorable lunch and dinner fare," said Stoll...

Bring The Fun & Flavor Of Northwest-Favorite Candy Store To Your Town With A Schwietert's Cones & Candy Franchise »

September 22, 2014 at 5:08AM PDT | Source: Schwietert's Cones & Candy

Huge, Delectable Variety of Treats; Exciting, Interactive Store Environment; Complete Business Startup & Success Package Make Schwietert's an Ideal Small Biz Opportunity in Recession-resistant Industry
CANNON BEACH, Ore. - Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire - Schwietert's Cones & Candy, the family-owned candy store with more, is now offering turnkey franchise opportunities in 23 states, giving entrepreneurs around the country the chance to launch a proven-successful, destination sweet shop in their community.
A family-owned and operated business, Schwietert's has been a Pacific Northwest candy shop favorite since 1985 with three locations in and around Cannon Beach, Oregon. Specializing in salt-water taffy, homemade fudge, ice cream and a wide selection of premium coffees, retro sodas and gummy candies, Schwietert's is also the destination for old-fashioned and hard-to-find candies and treats...

Nothing Bundt Cakes Celebrates 100th Bakery Amid Steady Growth »

September 22, 2014 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Bakery Leader Seeks to Open 30-40 New Bakeries each year through 2019
LAS VEGAS - Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nothing Bundt Cakes today celebrates its 100th bakery in the United States with the grand opening of its San Marcos, California, location and announces plans for continued national expansion over the next five years.
The company, which was founded in Las Vegas in 1997 and now has locations in 22 states from coast to coast, says it will target 30-40 new bakery openings annually through 2019 in existing and new markets.
"Today marks an important milestone in the Nothing Bundt Cakes story," said Nothing Bundt Cakes co-founder Dena Tripp. "We could have never imagined that what began in our own home kitchens would lead to a thriving national business...

British Swim School Multiplies Its National Presence By Offering Swimming Lessons At LA Fitness »

September 22, 2014 at 4:34AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 - More of our nation's children will soon be safer in and around water, thanks to a new relationship between British Swim School (BSS; http://www.britishswimschool.com) and LA Fitness. BSS, which offers child survival, water safety and lifelong swim instruction, now has the opportunity to operate in certain LA Fitness locations around the country. Under this agreement, BSS and its franchisees will have the ability to utilize LA Fitness' pools to reach additional families and hold more swimming lessons. Starting this week, classes will begin in multiple Florida locations; BSS anticipates expansion into specific Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania clubs within the next few months. Moving forward, existing and new franchisees will have the ability to coordinate with clubs in their area...

Mr. Appliance® Of New York City Wins Franchisee Of The Year Award »

September 22, 2014 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Mr. Appliance

Appliance repair franchise recognized at international conference.
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 - Mr. Appliance of New York City, owned by Stuart Kauder, earned the Mr. Appliance Franchisee of the Year Award at The Dwyer Group® International Conference September 7-10 in Orlando, Florida.
The Franchisee of the Year Award is the highest honor than can be earned by a franchisee in the Mr. Appliance network. The winning franchise must show consistent growth through proper training and management of the organization, consistent high sales volume and quality customer service.
"This award shows just how committed and dedicated our team is at providing excellent service to our customers," said Kauder. "The Mr. Appliance system helps us build long-term relationships with our customers...

Wheel Fun Rentals To Host 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch At Veterans Memorial Park In Richfield »

September 22, 2014 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Richfield, MN - September 20, 2014 - (PR.com) - Bring the whole family out to Wheel Fun Rentals' 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch, open every Saturday and Sunday, from September 20th to October 26th, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, located at Wheel Fun Rentals at Malt-Tees in Veterans Memorial Park. Enjoy carnival-style games and activities, included in the cost of admission, and a full food and drink menu available for purchase. Weave through the Pumpkin Patch on one of Wheel Fun Rentals' iconic four-wheel Surrey cycles that seat the whole family.
Activities include mini golf, inflatable obstacle courses, a bounce house, hay rides, and other various carnival-style games and contests. Sort through farm-grown pumpkins of all shapes and sizes to find the perfect jack-o'-lantern...

Miracle Method Surface Refinishing Opens In Brampton, Ontario, Canada »

September 22, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 - Miracle Method, the nation's leading bathtub, tile, and countertop refinishing franchise, has announced the opening of its newest franchise, located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The Brampton location will specialize in the professional repair and restoration of bathtubs, tile surrounds and kitchen countertops. The Miracle Method process appeals to residential and commercial customers, saving up to 75% over the cost of replacing kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Bruce Edgar, a former nightclub owner and manager, was tired of weekends and evenings keeping him from quality time with his wife and two young children. Edgar saw the Brampton Miracle Method franchise as a great opportunity to control his own schedule and destiny...

Leader In Customized Cabinet Shelving Adds Experienced CMO To Leadership Team »

September 22, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: ShelfGenie

Michael Sinclair Brings Two Decades of Strategy and Marketing Experience to ShelfGenie
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – ShelfGenie, the leader in customized cabinet shelving solutions, has recently named Michael Sinclair as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As an accomplished marketing leader, Sinclair brings with him extensive knowledge in the consumer and business-to-business arenas.
With more than two decades of experience helping companies fulfill critical marketing and strategy needs, Sinclair spent the past 10 years working in senior leadership roles advising management teams and delivering breakthrough strategies and programs that have driven hundreds of millions in organic growth. He has previously worked with some of the world's leading brands, including Alcoa, Dow Chemical, GROHE, Novartis, Salomon, and Vodafone...

Local Entrepreneur To Open Children's Lighthouse Learning Center In Cary »

September 22, 2014 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers

Seasoned Telecommunications Professional Signs Agreement to Open Premier Educational Childcare Center
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARY, N.C. – Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, announced today that their Cary location has broken ground this week. The center is expected to open by late spring 2015.
"Families have fallen in love with the Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers around Charlotte, and we're excited to introduce families in Cary to the cutting edge Children's Lighthouse experience," said Davidarulappan, a local entrepreneur who left telecommunications to start this childcare center. "Cary is an ideal community for Children's Lighthouse, and parents will be delighted by our focus on values-based educational curriculum and hand-on teaching methods", he added...

Dental Fix RX Exceeds 8,000 Dental Customers In 3rd Quarter »

September 19, 2014 at 1:00PM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National Mobile Dental Repair Company, Dental Fix RX, Doubles Customers in less than a Year
September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced today that the company is now actively serving over 8,000 dentists in North America. Focusing on a unique business model and providing exceptional customer service and a faster fix, Dental Fix has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014, doubling the number of customers in less than a year.
"Dental Fix focuses on providing outstanding customer service to every dentist we serve," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "Throughout 2014, we've experienced a 100 percent growth over last year, our franchise owners now service over 8,000 customers and we are on pace to have over 9,000 customers by year end...

Category Leader RNR Wheels & Tires Franchise Engages The Tanner Franchise Group, Inc. »

September 19, 2014 at 11:52AM PDT | Source: RNR Custom Wheels and Tires

To Accelerate Systemwide Franchise Sales Growth
September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA. - Tanner Franchise Group, Inc., Co-Founder and Partner Greg Tanner announced that RNR Wheels & Tires, headquartered in Tampa, FL, has engaged the boutique franchise consulting firm to help accelerate franchise sales growth.
"RNR is a great franchise company that wants to award more franchises to qualified candidates," said Tanner. "We’re coming in to assess their situation and capabilities, to provide recommended strategies and tactics to grow their franchise system and to implement our franchise development initiatives."
RNR Wheels & Tires was founded in 2000 and began franchising in 2003. The Franchise 500® brand and category leader, with more than 70 stores, provides custom wheels and performance tires that a growing and underserved consumer market wants and RNR offers the payment options that they need...

Former NFL Player Sidney Rice Opens New Wingstop Location In Renton »

September 19, 2014 at 11:09AM PDT | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts now saucing and tossing in Renton, Wash. at 804 N. Landing Way, Ste. A.
September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Wingstop has landed a new location in the Seattle area with Sidney Rice, former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, taking the reins. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 670 locations, recently opened its newest restaurant at 804 N. Landing Way, Ste. A.
This location will host a Take 5 event and Wing Eating Contest on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 12 to 6 p.m. Every Guest will receive five free wings and may even spot a local NFL player or two.
This is the sixth location for "The Wing Experts" in the state of Washington, and will operate under the leadership of District Manager, Gregory Southern II...

Cellairis To Offer Shout! Custom Cases On-Site At AT&T Michigan Avenue Location For IPhone 6 And IPhone 6 Plus Launch »

September 19, 2014 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Cellairis

Leading Wireless Accessory Partners with AT&T to Offer In-Store Custom Case Builder Experience
September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, GA – Cellairis (Cellairis.com), one of the world's largest wireless accessory retailers, today announces partnership with AT&T to provide the Shout! one-of-a-kind custom case builder on-site at AT&T's flagship location on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. In conjunction with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in-store launch, Cellairis offers customers the opportunity to customize cases with images, text, monograms and more. Cases will be available to purchase and print on-site.
Shout! is an easy-to-use tool for creating personalized cell phone cases that allows individuals to upload a favorite picture, image or pattern and customize case templates with varying fonts, designs, monograms and colors...

Hurricane Grill & Wings Debuts Redesigned Website »

September 19, 2014 at 9:01AM PDT | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

Tropical-Themed Restaurant Franchise Introduces New Web Features
September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a casual-dining franchise known for its never-frozen, jumbo wings and more than 35 signature sauces and rubs, announced today a new and modernized website. The revamped website was designed with the user in mind in order to create an easier online experience for fans.
Hurricane Grill & Wings' updated website boasts a variety of components built to enhance both the mobile and desktop web experience including: location services, customized menu with pricing per location, click to call your closest Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant, as well as a redesign that showcases the brand's beachy and laid back vibe...



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