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Togo's Launches In Colorado Springs With 1,000 Free Hot Pastrami Or Turkey Avocado Sandwiches »

November 26, 2014 at 6:53AM PST | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

"West Coast Original" Opens First Shop in Colorado with Seven Weeks of Giveaways
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, is celebrating its first restaurant in Colorado by giving away 1,000 free Hot Pastrami or Turkey Avocado Sandwiches. The grand opening will take place on Friday, December 5th at 27 South Tejon St., #110, in downtown Colorado Springs at the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters Building. For seven weeks following the opening, guests will have a chance to win free sandwiches for a year, a catering party, freebies and more.
Known for its big, fresh and meaty sandwiches, Togo's piles on the premium ingredients with one-on-one, deli-style service...

Friendly's Offers Five-Cent Cones To Celebrate Co-Founder Prestley Blake's 100th Birthday »

November 26, 2014 at 6:29AM PST | Source: Friendly Computers

Enjoy Five-Cent Ice Cream Cones at Friendly's on Friday, November 28th!
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com //
What: In celebration of Friendly's Co-Founder, Prestley Blake's 100th birthday, Friendly's is offering five-cent ice cream cones on Friday, November 28th from 2:00pm to close at several of its Springfield-area restaurants.
Prestley Blake, and younger brother Curtis Blake, opened their first "Friendly" neighborhood ice cream shop in 1935 and offered customers double-dip cones for five cents. The brothers named the business "Friendly" with the intent of creating a warm, caring and family environment. The iconic brand now offers homemade ice cream, signature sandwiches and burgers at over 300 Friendly's locations, while still maintaining its family-friendly values...

Medifast's New Parking Spots Encourage Healthier Choices »

November 26, 2014 at 6:25AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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New #BestSpot Fitness Initiative Challenges the Community to Be More Active During Winter Holidays
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, announces the launch of its #BestSpot in the Lot health and wellness initiative. The #BestSpot fitness campaign will inspire the community to become more active by rethinking the common view that the closest parking spaces are the best.
As a part of the campaign, Medifast has redesigned parking spaces farthest away from storefronts at local shopping centers throughout Maryland. This will encourage shoppers and employees to squeeze in extra exercise by walking the longer distance from their car to the store...

The Dairy Queen® System Offers Signature Treats This Holiday Season »

November 26, 2014 at 5:53AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

Candy Cane Chill Blizzard® Treat Returns as December Blizzard of the Month
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS – Not to be outdone by the pumpkin flavor craze, the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, is bringing back its popular peppermint treat just in time for the holidays. The DQ® system announced today the return of the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard® Treat as the featured Blizzard of the Month for December.
Available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide beginning November 29 through the month of December, the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat is a combination of crushed peppermint candy cane pieces and sweet choco chunks mixed with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve...

Elle Mahoney Sits Down For Orangetheory Fitness With The Tallahassee Democrat »

November 26, 2014 at 5:27AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Elle Mahoney is no stranger to the exercise world, but there's something unique about Orangetheory Fitness. At the Orangetheory location in Fort Lauderdale, she experienced the program and immediately got hooked. With their facilities bright orange, and their workouts short and sweet, Orangetheory enchanted Elle Mahoney.
What happened next? Elle was so enamored with the workout that her decision to open her own Orangetheory Fitness studio felt like the natural step. Tallahassee, Florida, would be home to this new labor of love. Located in midtown, the space is still under construction, but the brilliant Orangetheory logo is plastered on the front of the building, and they are just waiting for everyone to learn what makes Orangetheory so addicting in the Capital...

Mark Seiden Real Estate Team Joins Keller Williams NY Realty Market Center »

November 26, 2014 at 5:24AM PST | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Mark Seiden Real Estate Team joins Keller Williams NY Realty Market Center as a Mega Agent Branch Office.
White Plains, NY - November 26, 2014 - (PR.com) - Mark Seiden Real Estate Team, one of New York’s top-producing real estate offices, has joined Keller Williams NY Realty in Westchester County.
"I am beyond excited to be joining with Keller Williams NY Realty! Even though I have been very successful as an independent broker in Westchester, I was always searching for ways to increase business for my team and also improve on my clients’ experience during the real estate process. The perfect answer for me was a merger with Keller Williams NY Realty. The only real estate company I know of that is truly 'agentcentric'- the agent comes first! I knew that joining forces with KW would offer the best training resources for my team and assist me in delivering the highest level of service to my clients...

Wheel Fun Rentals Headquarters Acquires Nine Florida Locations »

November 26, 2014 at 5:20AM PST | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Clearwater, FL - Wheel Fun Rentals' corporate headquarters is excited to announce the acquisition of nine locations in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, formerly owned by local Wheel Fun Rentals' franchisees. In conjunction with the procurement of these locations, Wheel Fun Rentals will be enhancing all aspects of the customer experience, which includes bringing in an updated fleet of new and improved rental products and the addition of bike and kayak tours. Doors will reopen at these locations on Saturday, November 29th.
The acquisition includes the purchase of seven Wheel Fun Rentals locations that are open to the public, located at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, Lake Seminole Park in Seminole, Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa, Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Best Western Yacht Harbor Inn in Dunedin, and Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor...

Buffalo Wild Wings® Elects Cindy L. Davis To Expanded Board Of Directors »

November 26, 2014 at 5:12AM PST | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

MINNEAPOLIS - November 26, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) is pleased to announce that it has named Cindy L. Davis to the company's board of directors. This appointment expands the board to eight members.
"We are delighted to have someone with Cindy's broad consumer and sports experience join the Buffalo Wild Wings board," said James M. Damian, board chairman. "Her background leading Nike's global golf business as well as her knowledge of, and expertise in, the sports industry give her a perspective that aligns well with Buffalo Wild Wings' focus on providing our Guests with the ultimate social experience for sports fans."
Most recently, Davis was Vice President of Nike Inc. and President of Nike Golf from 2008 to 2014...

@Work Group's Jason Leverant Named To Staffing 100 List »

November 26, 2014 at 5:07AM PST | Source: @Work Group
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President and COO recognized on Staffing Industry Analysts' 2014 list of most influential staffing leaders
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Jason Leverant, president and COO of @Work Group - a top multi-specialty staffing franchise - has been named to the Staffing Industry Analysts' most influential staffing leaders "Staffing 100" list for 2014.
The list is compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), a global advisor on contingent work. SIA explains that the list is not a ranking, but a list of top influencers in the industry.
"It is an honor to be included on this prestigious list for the second year in a row," said Leverant. "@Work Group is passionate about what we do as a company, but also about the industry as a whole...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Fort Worth, TX »

November 26, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
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The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on E. Berry St.
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Wingstop has landed in Fort Worth, Texas. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, recently opened at 2718 E. Berry Street, operated under the ownership of Steve and Bebee Milam.
“We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Dallas-Fort Worth community,” commented Steve Milam, Brand Partner. “We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor...

101 Mobility Of Columbus Welcomes Melissa Groom To The 'All Things Health' Conversation »

November 26, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: 101 Mobility

Sunday's 'All Things Health' radio show features Jeff Franklin of 101 Mobility Columbus and Melissa Groom, office manager for 101 Mobility of Columbus.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 26, 2014
What: Tune in this Sunday to hear the discussion between Jeff Franklin, owner of 101 Mobility Columbus, and Melissa Groom, office manager for all of Jeff Franklin's 101 Mobility franchise locations. This month's segment of 98.9 The Answer's All Things Health will focus on Melissa's experience working with the customers and addressing their unique needs and concerns. Being the first point of contact with a client is incredibly important because it allows Melissa to fully understand their situation so she can direct them to the right person for assistance...

Every Day Is Small Business Saturday With Our Town America »

November 26, 2014 at 4:57AM PST | Source: Our Town

365 Days Per Year Dedicated to Supporting Small Businesses
Pinellas Park, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - For the past four years, November 29th has been recognized nationally as a celebratory day for consumers and small businesses alike to support local, small businesses within the community; however, for Our Town America, the nation's premiere new mover direct mail marketing franchise, Small Business Saturday takes places all 365 days of the year.
Our Town America has been in support of small businesses for 42 years by connecting local, small businesses with new residents in town by mailing housewarming gifts in a premium community Welcome Package.
Rather than filling a passport with stamps to obtain a one-day discount or giveaway gift, the Our Town America new mover direct mail marketing program rewards consumers who take advantage of visiting participating small businesses with follow-up gifts and long-term relationships with the best small businesses in town...

Jan-Pro Expansion Proves Franchise Is Commercial Cleaning’s Premier Executive Growth Opportunity »

November 26, 2014 at 4:51AM PST | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Brand Paves Way for Development with Recent Signings in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - With a commanding lead in product innovation and the strongest customer guarantee in the commercial-cleaning segment, Jan-Pro has recently signed agreements for the Florida Panhandle, Columbus, Georgia and Louisiana, extending its trademarked cleaning processes, advanced technologies and commitment to the customer. These qualities have distinguished Jan-Pro in the industry as the top franchise opportunity for high-powered corporate leaders, minorities and veterans returning to the workforce who wish to own their own cleaning business.
The brand has grown to a network of more than 10,000 owner-operators across the United States serving offices, health care facilities, schools and other commercial facilities seeking the highest levels of sanitation and cleanliness...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First East Hanover Location »

November 26, 2014 at 4:48AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Restaurant Operator Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 24, 2014 - East Hanover, NJ - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in East Hanover on November 19. Restaurant operator Richie Maclachlan held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support the East Hanover School District PTA.
The new restaurant, located at 346 Route 10 West, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a generous donation to the East Hanover School District PTA.
"I started my career with Jersey Mike's at the Parsippany location just after graduating from high school," said Maclachlan. "This opportunity to operate our new shop in East Hanover is very exciting and we can't wait to open our doors...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Virginia Beach, Virginia »

November 26, 2014 at 4:42AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Virginia Beach. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Virginia Beach area.
"Throughout my Human Resources career, I worked on both sides of the employment equation: as an employer seeking temporary help, and as a contract consultant," said Becky Chambliss, Owner/Strategic-Partner of the Virginia Beach PrideStaff office. "These experiences helped me hone my HR skills and appreciate the unique employment-related challenges organizations and job seekers face.
"I made the decision to partner with PrideStaff for several reasons," continued Chambliss...

Creative Learning Corporation To Present At The LD Micro Conference In Los Angeles »

November 26, 2014 at 4:18AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
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Management presenting at 9:00am PST in Los Angeles at the LD Micro Conference on Thursday, December 4th.
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced that management will present on Thursday, December 4th at 9:00 a.m. PST, Track 2 at the LD Micro Main Event VII Conference. The conference is being held December 2-4, 2014 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
LD Micro is a by-invitation only newsletter firm that focuses on finding undervalued companies in the micro-cap space. Since 2002, the firm has published an annual list of recommended stocks as well as comprehensive reports on select companies throughout the year...

La Quinta Completes $460 Million Secondary Offering »

November 26, 2014 at 4:15AM PST | Source: La Quinta Inn

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- La Quinta Holdings Inc. ("La Quinta" or the "Company") announced today the completion of a secondary offering of 23,000,000 shares of La Quinta common stock by certain selling stockholders affiliated with The Blackstone Group L.P. at a price to the public of $20.00 per share, including 3,000,000 shares sold in connection with the full exercise of the option to purchase additional shares granted to the underwriters, resulting in gross proceeds of $460 million.
La Quinta did not offer any shares of common stock in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares in this offering.
J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley served as representatives of the underwriters and joint book-running managers for the offering...

Home Care Assistance Opens Jefferson County, CO Location »

November 26, 2014 at 4:10AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Jefferson County, CO (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the Jefferson County community and surrounding areas with its newest office. Located at 12792 W. Alameda, Pkwy, Unit F in Lakewood, Colorado, the location is the 101st Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident our location will be a wonderful service that the Jefferson County community, particularly aging adults, will enjoy," said Steve Coe, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County. "Our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care Method™, which is based on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on Earth, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an activities-based program designed to stimulate the brain and delay the onset of cognitive decline...

Texas Roadhouse COO Announces Retirement Effective January 2015 »

November 26, 2014 at 3:58AM PST | Source: Texas Roadhouse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 25, 2014 - Steve Ortiz, Chief Operating Officer of Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NasdaqGS: TXRH), will retire effective January 12, 2015.
Ortiz joined Texas Roadhouse in 1996 as the Market Partner for the state of Texas. As a result of his success building the state of Texas, he was promoted to Director of Operations in 2001 and later to COO in 2004.
"We thank Steve for his 18 years of service to Texas Roadhouse. His operational focus and his passion for our company will serve us for years to come," said Kent Taylor, CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Texas Roadhouse is working on an agreement with Ortiz to become a franchisee in the San Diego area.
The Company also announced that Doug Thompson is being promoted to Vice President of Operations...

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Puts A Celtic Twist On Happy Hour »

November 26, 2014 at 3:52AM PST | Source: Tilted Kilt

Nationwide Sports Pub Introduces New "Hoppy Hour" Menu and Drink Pairings
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tempe, AZ – Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, is putting a Celtic tapas style twist on the traditional "Happy Hour" with the launch of its newest budget friendly "Hoppy Hour" menu. Pubs in markets where traditional beverage happy hours are legal will also be offering a new alcohol Hoppy Hour focused on its extensive craft beer line up and some other fun beer and spirit specials to be paired with the mouthwatering new menu.
"We have enhanced our Hoppy Hour Menu with new tastes to draw in crowds, leveraging the opportunity for Tilted Kilt to be known as the go-to destination for food and drinks after a long day of work and for late night," said Ron Lynch, President of the Tilted Kilt...



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