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Holiday Safety Tips From Paul Davis To Prevent House Fires »

November 20, 2014 at 9:10AM PST | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leader in property damage for residential and commercial buildings, wants to help make your holiday safer. Winter is the most prevalent season for house fires, but knowing the facts and implementing safety tips will make your holiday more enjoyable and safer for your family.
In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 25 seconds with over 1.2 million fires, which accounted for approximately $11.5 billion in property damage. The holidays are peak time for home fires due to electrical failures, dry trees, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, holiday lights, and cooking equipment. Visit the website at www.nfpa...

Russo's Restaurants Targets Regional Growth Throughout Maryland, Washington D.C. And Virginia »

November 20, 2014 at 8:57AM PST | Source: Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen
Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Opportunities Available

Authentic Fast-Casual New York Pizzeria and Refined Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Concepts Initiate Strategic Expansion Plan for Mid-Atlantic Region
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON – Russo's Restaurants, the founders of dining concepts that include Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced today plans to significantly enhance the brands' footprint in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia in order to continue expansion into key markets.
Evidencing the excitement around both brands, Russo's kicked off 2014 with the opening of the company's first Hawaii location in Ewa Beach. An additional three to five restaurants are planned to open during the remainder of the year throughout markets like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin...

SONIC And Kevin Durant Team Up For All-Star Partnership »

November 20, 2014 at 8:23AM PST | Source: Sonic Drive-In

America's Drive-In signs multi-year endorsement deal with 2014 NBA MVP
OKLAHOMA CITY - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) today announced it has reached a multi-year endorsement agreement with Kevin Durant - the 2014 NBA MVP, five-time NBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist and Male Athlete of the Year ESPY Award winner - as a national brand ambassador to collaborate on the development of balanced menu items and promoter of co-branded philanthropic efforts.
"SONIC is a great national brand with charitable ties that match my own," said Durant. "I'm excited to have the chance to work with them to create healthier and affordable options for people across the country and to have some fun with the process...

RedBrick Pizza® To Debut In Nebraska »

November 20, 2014 at 7:15AM PST | Source: RedBrick Pizza

Open Flame Artisan Pizza Chain Set to Open in Omaha’s Oakview Mall
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – RedBrick Pizza, the fast-casual restaurant serving up gourmet artisan pizza baked to perfection in just 3 minutes in a 1000? open flame terra cotta ovens, and also featuring Italian flatbread sandwiches known as Fhazani®, fresh chopped salads, and all natural gelato, today announced its first Nebraska restaurant will open just in time for holiday shopping at Oakview Mall in Omaha. This new location is the first of several restaurants in the area to be developed over the next three years.
Located at 3420 Oak View Dr., this food court location features the new "Modern Milan" design for RedBrick Pizza Kitchen + Cafe, showcasing the restaurant’s open-flame brick oven with touches of modern Italian architecture and culture...

Top Snap Announces New Educational Platform »

November 20, 2014 at 7:12AM PST | Source: Top Snap Marketing

Sydney, October 24th 2014 - Top Snap International Pty Ltd today announced the launch of a new interactive educational platform that will provide a broad range of professional educational resources for top snap® franchisees.
top snap® Campus provides a clear educational pathway for franchisees and facilitates all learning of ‘professional property photography education’, in a single online location. "The new education platform top snap® Campus covers all aspects of building a real estate photography business which includes, photography, sales, marketing and a mentoring program. It is designed to ensure top snap® franchisees can quickly and easily access information that meets their needs in real time", said Vivian Castelino, Marketing Manager and Head of top snap® Campus professional education...

Arby's Momentum Builds With Grand Opening Of New Restaurant Format, Design »

November 20, 2014 at 7:06AM PST | Source: Arby's

Flexibility in Non-Traditional Venues Sets Stage for Growth
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - This week, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. (ARG), which operates or franchises nearly 3,400 Arby's® restaurants worldwide, announced the opening of a new restaurant design and format in White House, Tenn., that signifies a multi-year commitment to remodeling and building new restaurants.
The new design, known as Inspire, delivers Fast Casual aesthetics while employing QSR economics. Arby's began remodeling restaurants using the new design, which features a more contemporary look and improved guest experience, several months ago and is planning to significantly ramp up both company and franchised development and remodel activity in 2015 and beyond...

Pollo Tropical® Continues DFW Expansion »

November 20, 2014 at 7:01AM PST | Source: Pollo Tropical

Miami's iconic island-inspired chicken restaurant celebrates the grand opening of its first Fort Worth location in December.
MIAMI - Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pollo Tropical, Florida's beloved fast-casual concept known for its citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken and array of authentic sauces and sides, continues its Dallas-Fort Worth expansion with the opening of its first Forth Worth location. The restaurant is the ninth Pollo Tropical in Texas and is located at 2601 North Tarrant Parkway.
The restaurant's grand opening celebration will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Dec. 12. Festivities will include calypso music, a proclamation by local officials and a robosurfer challenge, where contestants will compete for first- and second-place prizes of $500 and $300 for their favorite charity...

Black Friday, Busy Day For Retailers And Plumbers Too »

November 20, 2014 at 6:48AM PST | Source: Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Plumbers Prepare for One of the Busiest Days of the Year.
Why the day after Thanksgiving leaves so many people stuck.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gobble, gobble, stuff, stuff and uh-oh…stuck. It's a common scene plumbers with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® see every year on Black Friday. All the cooking, eating and clean up that comes with the Thanksgiving meal can create problems for your plumbing. Calls typically increase more than 50% on Black Friday over a typical Friday in November for plumbers with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, one of the largest residential plumbing companies in North America.
Plumbing managers say one of the biggest problems is that people often try to put too much, or the wrong things, down the garbage disposal...

HoneyBaked And Feeding America Continue Partnership To Give To Those In Need »

November 20, 2014 at 6:44AM PST | Source: HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe

Honeybaked Strives to Donate Two Million Meals this Holiday Season to Help Eliminate Hunger
ATLANTA - Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - In the midst of its busiest season of the year, HoneyBaked, known for its premium ham and turkey breasts with sweet, crunchy glaze, is giving back. As customers visit HoneyBaked stores to purchase their holiday meals, they can also help HoneyBaked achieve their goal of donating two million meals** this holiday season. In their fourth consecutive year of partnership with Feeding America®, HoneyBaked stores will accept register donations, 100 percent of which will be donated to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
"More than 49 million people in the U.S. live in food-insecure households," said Maggie DeCan, HoneyBaked* President and COO...

Now You Can Apply At Chipotle With Your Mobile Device »

November 20, 2014 at 6:09AM PST | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Received 5,000 Mobile Applications in First Week
DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 20, 2014 - Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) launched a new web-based mobile job application program for smart phones and tablets to allow job applicants to apply using their mobile devices. Developed in conjunction with Jibe, a New York-based company that provides cloud-based recruiting technologies, the mobile application program runs on Jibe's market-leading recruiting platform and is compatible with any smart phone or tablet.
Chipotle began using the mobile application app in early October. In just the first week of use, mobile applications accounted for 20 percent of incoming job applications, a total of roughly 5,000 applications. Applicants can apply for any open position at Chipotle using their mobile device, including restaurant or corporate positions...

California Tortilla Montvale Opens In Bergen County In Late 2014 »

November 20, 2014 at 5:49AM PST | Source: California Tortilla

First Location in NYC Metropolitan Area for DC-Based Chain
For New Owners of Fast Casual Franchise, Opening a Restaurant is a Family Affair
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // MONTVALE, NJ - In late 2014, California Tortilla will open its doors in Montvale, New Jersey, the first location in the New York City metropolitan area for the DC-based chain. Situated in the Chestnut Ridge Shopping Center, the fast casual concept brings its wildly popular menu and brand to the New Jersey suburb, offering fresh, Re-Imagined Mexican fare in a fun and family-friendly setting.
And franchise owners Debbie, Paul and Lauren Sanford know a thing or two about family: the mother, father and daughter are equal partners in their new restaurant...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Announces Launch Of Customized Mobile Payment And Loyalty App For Fresh Micro Markets »

November 20, 2014 at 5:27AM PST | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor, has teamed up with eMobilePOS, a pioneer in mobile POS and cloud-based software-as-a-service, and LevelUp, a leader in mobile loyalty payments, to launch an integrated solution that allows Fresh Micro Market operators to process mobile payments and build loyalty direct from the unit’s Apple iPad® POS system, an innovation for the healthy vending industry.
With this new integration, the eMobilePOS system provides the full functionality for self-checkout at any Fresh Micro Market using tablets programmed with QR code and credit card readers.
"Fresh Healthy Vending and Reliable Contractors have been working on this launch for almost a year, watching both LevelUp and eMobilePOS make tremendous advances implementing their programs in the retail space," said Nick Yates, founder of Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc...

Noble Roman's Announces Change In Management Structure; Continues Current Strategy Unaltered »

November 20, 2014 at 5:20AM PST | Source: Noble Roman's Pizza

INDIANAPOLIS - Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Noble Roman's, Inc. (OTC/BB: NROM), the Indianapolis based franchisor and licensor of Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs, today announced that Paul Mobley will assume the newly created title of Executive Chairman and retain Chief Financial Officer responsibilities, while Scott Mobley will assume the title of Chief Executive Officer in place of his role as Chief Operating Officer. The company does not anticipate any alterations in current strategy at this time as a result of this change.
Said Scott Mobley, "We are blessed as a company to have a tenured stable of industry professionals in key roles as officers and department heads. The eight individuals occupying officer positions or heads of departments have a combined total of over 140 years of experience with Noble Roman's, and many additional years of industry experience beyond that...

All County® Property Management Opens First Washington State Location »

November 20, 2014 at 5:10AM PST | Source: All County Property Management

Tacoma, Washington (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - All County® Evergreen opens its doors on Nov. 17th as the first All County® location in the Tacoma area. Property owners in Pierce and King Counties can look forward to expert property management services that are reliable and skillful. They'll also enjoy the hassle-free side of owning an investment while All County® Evergreen grows their most valuable asset.
Owners Doug and Connie Kittelman are lifetime residents of the Tacoma area. With 15 years of Real Estate experience and 10 years managing rental properties, Doug has a passion for serving the local community, and his clients have always trusted him and enjoyed how personable he is. Having researched several franchise opportunities, Doug chose to partner with All County® to open an office in the Tacoma area because he found they had superior communication, industry-leading software, and customer service that was second to none...

Austin Fit Body Boot Camp Announces Grand Opening; Outreach Event Involves Community »

November 20, 2014 at 5:04AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - A Grand Opening celebration event will be held on Saturday, December 13th from 2pm-5pm at the Austin Fit Body Boot Camp, located at 11190 Circle Dr. Unit 450 Building #4, Austin, TX 78736. The event will commemorate the opening of the newest Fit Body Boot Camp, the world's fastest growing and most popular indoor fitness boot camp.
The new location will offer local residents an entirely exclusive experience, unmatched in any other fitness or exercise environment. The fast growing and record breaking fitness franchise is an indoor fitness boot camp specializing in cutting edge training techniques that shed fat while building muscle.
The location's owner, Scott Portney, is an already established local fitness expert who owns and operates the personal training business Portney Peak Performance...

CruiseOne® And Cruises Inc.® Launch Revolutionary Travel Video Library »

November 20, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: CruiseOne

Home-based travel agencies will have 35 travel videos in library by end of year with additional ones being added throughout 2015.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - A first in the travel industry, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® announced the launch of a video library of travel vlogs, blogs that are primarily video content. With 26 travel videos already created and 35 expected to be completed by year-end, these vlogs provide consumers a first-person look at what it’s like to stay at a resort or travel on a cruise by showcasing unique destinations, various cruise lines and different experiences available on land and at sea, as well as additional background information and insider tips.
"These videos are a game-changer in the travel industry and are unlike anything that already exists," said Rosemarie Reed, vice president of marketing for CruiseOne and Cruises Inc...

IHG Grows The Holiday Inn Brand® In New York City »

November 20, 2014 at 4:52AM PST | Source: Holiday Inn

Hotel on Staten Island Convenient for Both Business and Leisure Travelers
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of the Holiday Inn® Staten Island hotel. With over 50 IHG-branded hotels open in the New York metropolitan area and nearly 15 additional hotels in the pipeline, this five-story, 105-room property is expected to generate nearly 20 jobs on Staten Island.
"We are thrilled to welcome this property to the Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Core Brands & Brand Operations. "The Holiday Inn Staten Island hotel is one of more than 1,200 properties worldwide representing the new face of a brand that is redefining guest comfort and convenience, and Staten Island is a market where we believe this new Holiday Inn hotel will thrive...

Christian Brothers Automotive Celebrates "Apples For Teachers" Winner »

November 20, 2014 at 4:44AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Company Hosts School-Wide Pizza Party for Winning Educator
OWASSO, OK (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - Christian Brothers Automotive, a national automotive repair franchise, recently celebrated the second annual "Apples for Teachers" grand prize winner by purchasing a lot of pizza.
The company’s nationwide contest allowed customers and fans to nominate a deserving teacher, and this year’s winner was U.S. History teacher Loyd Ingham of Owasso High School. The grand prize was a pizza party for the entire school, so on Friday November 14th, representatives from the Christian Brothers home office travelled to Owasso to serve pizza to the 1,500 students of OHS.
"We’re so excited to be able to honor excellent educators like Mr...

Cartridge World Ranks As One Of Top Franchises For Veterans »

November 20, 2014 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

Entrepreneur Magazine Recognizes International Franchisor on Annual List
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - This month, one of the world's leading retailers of printing services and supplies was recognized for more than helping customers save money. Cartridge World was just named to Entrepreneur Magazine's list of America's Top Franchises for Veterans in 2014. The local home and office printing experts were listed at No. 59 in the country.
Franchises ranked in the November issue were evaluated and listed based on their incentives for veterans. Cartridge World has been well-known for offering numerous benefits and discounts for current and retired members of the military ranging from customers to franchisees...

The Westin Austin Downtown Celebrates Topping Out »

November 20, 2014 at 4:30AM PST | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

The Topping Out Milestone Signifies the Completion of Structural Construction
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Westin Austin Downtown welcomed clients and guests to downtown Austin today to celebrate the completion of structural construction on the 20-story, 366-room hotel.
The hotel broke ground Aug. 5 and is scheduled to open in June 2015 on the northeast corner of East Fifth Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. The Westin hotel is a joint venture between White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family and REI Real Estate Services, LLC.
Once open, the hotel will be the 21st White Lodging managed hotel in the Austin area.
"It's very exciting to bring the Westin brand into the heart of downtown market," said Alison Berg, the hotel's director of sales and marketing...



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