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Domino's Pizza Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results »

April 23, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Continued Global Momentum with Strong Sales and EPS Growth
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the first quarter of 2015, comprised of strong same store sales results and store count growth, which resulted in robust EPS growth. Domestic same store sales grew 14.5% during the quarter versus the year-ago period, continuing the positive sales momentum in the Company's domestic business. The international division also posted strong results with quarterly same store sales growth of 7.8%, marking the 85th consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth. The Company had global net store growth of 110 stores in the first quarter of 2015...

DoubleTree By Hilton Brand Launches In Santiago, Chile »

April 23, 2015 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Opening Marks First Full Service Hotel in Country for Hilton Worldwide
April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANTIAGO, Chile and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago – Vitacura, the first property in Chile for the brand and the first full-service Hilton Worldwide hotel brand in the country. Located in the heart of Santiago’s thriving Vitacura business district, the 226-room hotel offers the ideal destination for travelers seeking a central location in the city. DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago – Vitacura is owned by and operated by Inmobiliaria Encomenderos.
“The tremendous growth of Santiago, combined with the city’s rich culture, makes it a prime location for our brand’s entry into Chile,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton...

Marty Haines Earns Awards For Performance And Customer Satisfaction »

April 23, 2015 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Broker Associate Marty Haines Receives RE/MAX Alliance Group Gold Club, RE/MAX 100% Club and Five Star Awards.
Venice, FL - April 23, 2015 - (PR.com) - It has been a very good year for Marty Haines, a Broker Associate in the Venice office of RE/MAX Alliance Group. Ranked among the top 5 percent of active members in the Venice Area Board of Realtors (VABR) in 2014 (based on My Florida Regional MLS dollar volume), she recently received several awards for performance and customer satisfaction.
Haines was recognized for sales performance both locally with the RE/MAX Alliance Group Gold Club award and internationally with the RE/MAX 100% Club award. In addition, she was named a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent for overall client satisfaction, based on an independent survey of recent homebuyers...

Dunkin' Brands Reports First Quarter 2015 Results »

April 23, 2015 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

CANTON, Mass., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
First quarter highlights include:

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 2.7%
Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales growth of 8.0%
Added 79 net new restaurants worldwide including 78 net new Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S.
Revenue increased 8.1%
Adjusted operating income increased 15.8%; adjusted operating income margin of 47.1%
Diluted adjusted EPS increased 21.2% to $0.40

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2015.
"This was a really strong quarter and we are delighted with the performance of our product and marketing programs given the severe weather that we experienced in many of the markets where our restaurants are located...

Snap-on Announces First Quarter 2015 Results »

April 23, 2015 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Snap-on Tools

Organic sales up 9.9%;Operating earnings before financial services of 16.7% of sales improves 120 basis points;Diluted EPS of $1.87 increases 15.4%
KENOSHA, Wis. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - April 23, 2015 - Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA), a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks, today announced operating results for the first quarter of 2015.

Sales of $827.8 million increased $40.3 million, or 5.1%, from 2014 levels; excluding $38.5 million of unfavorable foreign currency translation and $4.9 million of acquisition-related sales, organic sales increased 9...

Dunkin' Brands Announces Second Quarter Cash Dividend »

April 23, 2015 at 4:18AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

CANTON, Mass. - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders. The dividend of $0.265 per share of common stock is payable on June 17, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 9, 2015.
About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
With more than 18,900 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of fiscal 2014, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included more than 11,300 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and more than 7,500 Baskin-Robbins restaurants...

Metal Supermarkets Prospers In Greater Boston Market »

April 23, 2015 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Metal Supermarkets

New Greater Boston area metal service center Celebrates 1st Anniversary
WOBURN, Mass. - April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Metal Supermarkets®, the world's largest supplier of small quantity metals, on March 31st celebrated the first anniversary of its Boston North location in Woburn, MA.
"We've enjoyed bringing the metal micro distributor experience to the Boston area market. Our unique combination of great customer service, high quality materials, custom cut and processing services, no minimum order, and onsite delivery has resulted in success for over 1,200 customers during our first year," notes local entrepreneur Gary Ainsworth, who opened the Woburn location in March 2014. "We look forward to many more customer successes in the years to come...

Home Care Assistance Vancouver Nominated As A Finalist For “Big Business Of The Year Award” »

April 23, 2015 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has nominated Home Care Assistance Vancouver as one of the top three finalists for their “Big Business of the Year Award” which recognizes local companies providing a superior level of customer service and community support.
West Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Home Care Assistance Vancouver, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce that it has been chosen by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as one of the top three finalists for the “Big Business of the Year Award”. To be selected as a finalist, the business must be a West Vancouver Chamber Member and/or located in West Vancouver or Bowen Island and have 13 or more employees. The business must also have made a positive impact in their respective industry, have a reputation for providing a superior level of customer service, support the community in some capacity as well as show an increase in sales and client growth...

Pinot's Palette's Franchisees Are Among The Most Satisfied In The Nation According To National Research Firm, Franchise Business Review »

April 23, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The endless customers filling Pinot's Palette studios from coast to coast aren't the only ones having a good time. Franchise owners at the fastest-growing paint-and-sip network in the country are the most satisfied in the industry too.
That's according to data from Franchise Business Review, an independent research firm that conducts one of the most respected national surveys on franchise owner satisfaction every year.
Based on the results of the survey, Franchise Business Review's research ranked Pinot's Palette, a national franchise that's part art studio and part wine bar, as the highest rated franchise in the paint and sip category.
"Everything we do is designed with the franchisee's continued success," said Pinot's Palette co-founder Charles Willis...

Dunkin' Brands Announces 2016 Retirement Of John Costello, President, Global Marketing And Innovation »

April 23, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

Responsibilities To Be Assumed By Current Members Of Marketing Leadership Team
CANTON, Mass. - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation, 67, has decided to retire in the middle part of 2016. Mr. Costello will remain President, Global Marketing and Innovation, until he retires next year and will continue to report to Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands Chairman and CEO. As of May 1, 2015, he will transition to a new, more strategic role focused largely on the evolution of the Company's brands with a special emphasis on Dunkin' Brands' international businesses. The Company will not be replacing Mr. Costello, and will instead promote two members of the senior marketing leadership team to assume his current responsibilities...

Valpak® At Forefront Of Technology; Launches Coupon App For New Apple Watch™ To Help Consumers #WatchforSavings »

April 23, 2015 at 3:48AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Leading the way in technology, Valpak® announces its new coupon app will be available for download for the Apple Watch™, making it one of the first coupon companies to offer savings for the new device, and making it easier than ever for consumers to get savings right in their neighborhoods.
“We’ve always been right there for consumers, finding the great offers on shops and services in their neighborhoods. Now we make getting those savings easier than ever,” said Michael Vivio, president of Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., and Cox Target Media, Inc.
“At Valpak, our commitment to consumers is to give them what they want when they want it...

Seven Sears Hometown Stores In Arizona Get Refreshed Appliance Retail Strategy »

April 23, 2015 at 3:43AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Grand Reopening Celebrations to Unveil New Product Assortment, Redesigned Merchandising, Comprehensive Employee Training and More
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Evolving to meet changing consumer needs and to embrace its nationwide branding "America's Appliance Experts", the refresh of seven Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores in Arizona culminates with a grand reopening celebration April 23-25, 2015 at the locations in Casa Grande, Cotton Wood, Fountain Hills, Green Valley, Kingman, Payson and Show Low. The store refresh includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures & signage, and comprehensive employee training, among other changes.
"The refresh has allowed us to give a much better representation of our brands and appliances by putting the focus on training our associates to be experts in all manufacturers," said John Andrews, district manager of Sears Hometown Stores in Arizona...

Plumbing Company, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Celebrates National Hug A Plumber Day »

April 22, 2015 at 12:12PM PDT | Source: Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Celebrates, Recognizes the Important Role Plumbers Play in Nation Health
Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Every year, millions of homeowners require the expertise and hard work of an experienced plumber to fix disastrous situations in the home. For centuries, plumbers have protected the health of the nation through improved sanitation and quality of life.
“The importance of the job a plumber does and of those who do the work is often overlooked or goes unnoticed,” Mr. Rooter Plumbing President, Mary Kennedy Thompson, stated. “National Hug a Plumber Day reminds us to thank those who work hard every day protecting our health and well being.”
National Hug a Plumber Day, celebrated on April 25 each year, is fun way of alerting people to the importance of clean water, in-home plumbing and overall community sanitation...

Café Yumm! Issues Its First Benefit Company Report »

April 22, 2015 at 11:58AM PDT | Source: Cafe Yumm!

Healthy Food, Healthy People, and Healthy Environment Emphasized
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Eugene, OR. – As Oregon’s First Benefit Company (tied with 28 other Oregon companies) and one of 467 Benefit Companies headquartered in Oregon, it is most satisfying to release on this Earth Day 2015 our first ever Benefit Company Report.
The Report consists of 24 pages of data, inspiring stories, photos, and explanation of how our Triple Bottom Line efforts are being carried out. It is organized into three categories: Healthy Food, Healthy People, and Healthy Environments.
Healthy Food reviews food choices, nutrition and calories, sourcing certified organic/sustainably grown, and filtered water programs. It illustrates our efforts to provide food that is Soul satisfying...

The Growth Coach Opens New Cleveland Location »

April 22, 2015 at 10:57AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Kurt Treu, former Market President and Executive Vice President at US Bank, is bringing the “#1 business and sales coaching franchise in the country” to Cleveland.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - The Growth Coach is excited to announce the opening of a new location ready to serve Greater Cleveland. Kurt Treu, former Market President and Executive Vice President at US Bank, is bringing the “#1 business and sales coaching franchise in the country” to Cleveland and promises to deliver better businesses, better lives and better results for business leaders and small and medium sized companies.
The Growth Coach is dedicated to helping business leaders, executives, business owners, managers, sales staff, and self-employed individuals find both financial success and that often elusive work/personal life balance...

From Farm To Table »

April 22, 2015 at 9:37AM PDT | Source: Huddle House
Huddle House Opportunities Available

Farmers turned restaurant owners bring Huddle House to Litchfield, Ill.
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // LITCHFIELD, Ill. - For 40 years, Larry and June Brandt raised corn and soybeans on their farm in Litchfield, Ill. Now they are making the transition from raising food to serving it as franchise owners of the new Litchfield Huddle House.
“The Litchfield community has not had anything like a Huddle House,” Larry said. “There are other restaurants, but none that are 24 hours with an expansive menu that covers all three meals.”
The Brandts are natives of Litchfield and decided to purchase their first franchise after several visits to Huddle House in nearby communities.
The Litchfield restaurant, at 11 Corvette Drive, is a freestanding location that reflects the 51-year-old chain’s new look and branding...

McDonald's Reports First Quarter 2015 Results »

April 22, 2015 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: McDonald's

OAK BROOK, Ill. - April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.
First quarter results included:

Global comparable sales decrease of 2.3%, reflecting negative guest traffic in all major segments
Consolidated revenues decrease of 11% (1% in constant currencies)
Consolidated operating income decrease of 28% (20% in constant currencies) due to weaker operating performance and $195 million of strategic charges related to restaurant closings and other management actions
Diluted earnings per share of $0.84, a decrease of 31% (23% in constant currencies), which includes strategic charges totaling $0.17 per share and a negative foreign currency translation impact of $0...

Cold Stone Creamery® Conducts International Search For The World’s “Ultimate Crew Member” »

April 22, 2015 at 8:34AM PDT | Source: Cold Stone Creamery

Brazil Takes the Grand Prize
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Ice cream lovers around the world know Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com) as an innovator when it comes to creating delicious and unique flavors. Along with that innovation, the brand is just as well-known for its special style of customer service, resulting in what it likes to call the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®. To create this type of memorable customer experience, crew members at Cold Stone Creamery® pull out all the stops. Each year, the brand hosts an international crew member search to identify and celebrate the cream of the crop crew members at its annual “Global Creamery Cup” competition.
For months leading up to the global competition, the various countries within the Cold Stone Creamery system hold local “Creamery Cup” competitions, which are a series of team building events that inspire and energize crew members through friendly competition...

Local Entrepreneurial Couple Opens New Wild Wing Cafe Location In Dacula »

April 22, 2015 at 8:20AM PDT | Source: Wild Wing Cafe

Seasoned Restaurateurs to Bring More of the Brand’s Mouth-Watering Bites and First-Class Musical Entertainment to Dacula Residents with New Hamilton Mill Location
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // HAMILTON MILL, Ga. – Wild Wing Cafe is hitting all the right notes at its new Hamilton Mill restaurant.
The brand that lives by the motto “Hot Wings, Cold Beer, Good Times” today announces the grand opening of it’s new Wild Wing Cafe (WWC) location in Dacula. The new restaurant will be the second location for local entrepreneurial couple Bill and Kris Peterson, who own an existing unit in Snellville.
“Wild Wing Cafe combines the best of both worlds,” said Bill. “From world-class food to top-notch musical entertainment, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience for our customers...

Rouse Properties And Nestlé® Toll House® Café By Chip Celebrate ‘Extraordinarily Successful’ Partnership »

April 22, 2015 at 8:05AM PDT | Source: Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip

Parties to open 17 of 18 planned cafés in mall center courts in just 17 months.
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – From San Francisco to Hickory, NC, and Shreveport, La., to Traverse City, Mich., a total of 17 shopping malls owned and operated by Rouse Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RSE) are now, or will soon be, home to mouthwatering new cafés owned by franchisees of Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip.
The two organizations entered into a long-term master lease agreement in October 2013, with the goal of opening 18 new bakery cafés in regional enclosed malls under Rouse's management. Three months later, the first location debuted in the center court of Animas Valley Mall in Farmington, NM, and the 17th café is set to open in June in the West Valley Mall in Tracy, Calif...



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