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Brightway Opens First Agency In Delaware »

March 05, 2015 at 6:43AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

March 05, 2015 // // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Brightway Insurance Agency Owner Robert Ware opened the company’s first insurance agency in Delaware on February 23. The office, located at 3301 Lancaster Pike, Suite 5B in Wilmington, is managed by Designated Agency Principal Christen Maroulis.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. The company now has 115 stores in nine states.
Maroulis was born and raised in Baltimore and earned her bachelor’s degree from Towson University. Prior to running the Wilmington Brightway office, she served as the General Manager of Merry Maids in Towson and Dover...

KFC Named Most Trusted Quick-Service Restaurant Brand In India By The Brand Trust Report »

March 05, 2015 at 6:08AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Kentucky Fried Chicken Opportunities Available

March 05, 2015 // // Louisville, KY – KFC has been named the Most Trusted Quick-Service Restaurant Brand in India, ahead of all other Indian and global quick-service restaurant brands, by The Brand Trust Report 2015 study. KFC also ranked as the number one brand in India on the Retail Category list. KFC is part of Yum! Restaurants India, a division of Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM).
“We are honored to have KFC recognized as the Most Trusted Quick-Service Restaurant Brand in India,” said Niren Chaudhary, President, Yum! Restaurants India. “The recognition reflects our brand building strategy focused on providing exceptional customer service, localized menu offerings, a skilled yet diverse workforce and deep penetration across Tier I and Tier II cities...

Build-A-Bear® Named To FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For® List For Seventh Consecutive Year »

March 05, 2015 at 5:56AM PST | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Dedication to exceptional workplace and employee trust land company on renowned list.
ST. LOUIS - March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - For the seventh consecutive year, Build-A-Bear® (NYSE: BBW) has earned a spot on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For ® list. This long-standing achievement highlights the company's dedication to creating an outstanding environment for both its guests and associates.
Build-A-Bear was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results »

March 05, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported its results for the third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2015.
"This has been a challenging season for us and the industry as a whole," said John Hewitt, CEO. "Despite the fact that we have continued to outperform the paid preparer category, our office and return count growth failed to meet the standards that we have come to expect. Going forward, we are focused on driving new sales, working with existing franchisees to expand, and capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform." 


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H&R Block Announces Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results »

March 05, 2015 at 4:53AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - March 04, 2015 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today released its financial results for the fiscal 2015 third quarter ended January 31, 2015 and U.S. tax volume through February 28.
As a result of an earlier opening of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) e-file system this tax season, the company reported a $309 million1 increase in revenues, to $509 million for the fiscal third quarter. This resulted in an improvement in its fiscal third quarter seasonal net loss from continuing operations to $0.13 per share.2 A majority of the company's revenues and all of its fiscal 2015 earnings will occur during its fiscal fourth quarter, and thus fiscal third quarter results are not indicative of expected performance for the full year...

New Pet Butler Franchise Opens In Chicagoland, Offering Pet Waste Removal Services »

March 05, 2015 at 4:48AM PST | Source: Pet Butler

Pet Butler, now in Chicagoland, provides professional pet waste clean-up, removal services, and supplies for individual yards, parks, and multi-family communities.
Naperville, IL (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 - Pet Butler, the nation’s leading pet waste clean-up and removal service, is excited to announce its most recent franchise expansion in the Chicagoland area, servicing the western suburbs including Naperville, Plainfield, Oswego, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, and more.
“We are excited to partner with SG Enterprises, the parent company to a locally owned lawn and tree care company. As a family-run company who already provides yard-related services to local neighborhoods and communities, adding a Pet Butler franchise just makes sense,” says Jerrod Sessler, CEO of Pet Butler...

South Beach Tanning Company Partner With Orlando Predators Arena Football Dancers »

March 05, 2015 at 4:44AM PST | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

Unlimited Tanning Pact With South Beach Tanning Company Ensures That Prowler Dancers are Always Bronzed
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 - Keeping that natural looking tan takes effort. And like so many of the Floridians who are walking around like they just returned from a day at the beach, the Orlando Predators Arena Football Dancers are keeping that bronzed look by tanning at Florida’s largest tanning company, South Beach Tanning Company.
The Arena Football Season kicks off in less then a month and the Prowler Dancers dance at all 9 home games at the Amway Arena in Downtown Orlando. The group has unlimited use of tanning, spray tanning and custom airbrush during the entire 2015 arena football season at any of the Orlando South Beach Tanning Company locations...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Books 88 Franchised Units For $832,850 In Anticipated Future Revenue »

March 05, 2015 at 4:31AM PST | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

In Addition to 115 New Franchisee Locations Secured in February
Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 Number One Ranked Vending Franchise Continues Building Its Footprint as the Nation's Market Leader in Healthy Vending
SAN DIEGO - March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - (OTCQB: VEND) Fresh Healthy Vending announces 115 new locations that will feature its healthy vending machines and micro markets nationwide. Moreover, the healthy vending category leader booked 88 franchised units, including its largest micro market franchise sale consisting of 22 units.
Furthermore, the Company was awarded a 1.5 year contract with Minnesota's largest school district. The Anoka-Hennepin district serves approximately 38,000 students in more than 35 schools and will be receiving a Fresh grant...

Flip Flop Shops® Partners With OluKai To Offer Shoppers The Opportunity To Win A First Class Hawaiian Airlines Vacation »

March 05, 2015 at 4:21AM PST | Source: Flip Flop Shops

OluKai's "Anywhere Aloha" sweepstakes celebrates the spirit of Hawaii far and wide; visit Flip Flop Shops throughout the month of March and enter to win island trip for two.
ATLANTA - March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Shoppers dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway can let their feet do the talking by heading to Flip Flop Shops® across the U.S and slipping on a pair of OluKai sandals for a chance to win! Throughout the month of March, OluKai has teamed up with Flip Flop Shops to present the "Anywhere Aloha" in-shop sweepstakes, in which one lucky winner will receive a first class trip for two to any Hawaiian island of their choice with the help of Hawaiian Airlines.
To enter, shoppers simply need to visit any Flip Flop Shops retail location throughout the nation now through March 31, 2015, and try on any pair of OluKai footwear to earn a spot in the sweepstakes...

H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend »

March 05, 2015 at 4:10AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - March 04, 2015 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, payable April 1, 2015, to shareholders of record as of March 16, 2015.
The April 1 dividend payment will mark H&R Block's 210th consecutive quarterly dividend since the company went public in 1962.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's largest consumer tax services provider. More than 650 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2014, H&R Block had annual revenues over $3.0 billion with 24.2 million tax returns prepared worldwide...

Leading Franchise Of Backyard Bird Feeding And Nature Specialty Stores Recognized As A Top Franchise In 2015 By Franchise Business Review »

March 05, 2015 at 4:01AM PST | Source: Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited Ranks Best of the Best in the Retail Category, Earns Hall of Fame Honor
March 05, 2015 // // Carmel, Ind. – For a second consecutive year, Wild Birds Unlimited, the largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores, has been recognized as the Best of the Best, No. 1 in the Retail Category, in Franchise Business Review’s annual list of the top franchise opportunities.
The burgeoning retail franchise also ranked No. 7 in Large Class for franchise concepts with more than 250 units, and was honored in the ranking’s inaugural Hall of Fame, which features companies that have appeared on the list for 10 consecutive years.
Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, annually recognizes franchisors based on its survey of franchisees...

Dunkin’ Donuts Seeks Franchise Candidates In Louisiana »

March 05, 2015 at 3:55AM PST | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
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Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Continues Expansion Throughout the State 
March 05, 2015 // // CANTON, MA – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the company is recruiting franchisees throughout the state of Louisiana with an emphasis on New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Lafayette. Currently, there are nine Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the state.
Candidates interested in developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Louisiana can contact Reggie Wright, Director of Franchising, at to learn more. Also, entrepreneurs interested in learning about developing Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the U...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Initiation Of Cash Dividend »

March 05, 2015 at 3:50AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a cash dividend to its shareholders. The first quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share will be paid on April 22, 2015 to holders of record of common stock and common stock equivalents on the close of business on April 15, 2015. While future dividends will be subject to Board approval, the Company is initially targeting an annual dividend payout of $0.64 per common share.
"We believe the initiation of a quarterly dividend demonstrates our commitment to enhancing shareholder value," said John Hewitt. "This decision reflects our confidence in the future of our business and the continuing strength of our cash flow...

Sixt Extends Its Network Across North Africa »

March 04, 2015 at 12:06PM PST | Source: Sixt

Stations launched in Senegal with powerful franchise partners; Comprehensive range at airport and city centre of Dakar.
March 04, 2015 // // Munich / Dakar – Sixt is building on its presence in North Africa. The international mobility service provider is now offering its high-quality services in Senegal. This means Sixt is extending its network of stations across North Africa, which includes countries like Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Morocco. Sixt works in this region together with experienced and capable franchisees.
Senegal is an important tourist market in North Africa, and increasingly significant to business travellers as well. Sixt will begin with stations in the capital, Dakar, both in the city centre and at Dakar International Airport...

Columbus-based Personal Coaching And Hypnosis Franchise Celebrates 10 Years And Begins Expansion »

March 04, 2015 at 11:57AM PST | Source: Positive Changes Hypnosis

Positive Changes has helped an estimated 6,500 Columbus area residents achieve their weight loss goals.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 - This month marks 10 years that Positive Changes, the nation’s only franchise providing wellness through personal coaching and hypnosis, has served Columbus area residents, helping an estimated 6,500 people achieve better health through weight loss, smoking cessation and stress reduction. The national franchise, headquartered in Columbus with franchise locations in the upper Northwest and Canada, will soon be expanding its operations across North America.
“Multiple studies have repeatedly shown that hypnosis is more effective in helping people achieve weight loss goals than regular dieting,” said Laurie Brunner, CEO of the franchise...

Hurricane Grill & Wings® Continues Home State Expansion With New Kendall Opening »

March 04, 2015 at 10:00AM PST | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
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Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open New Location in Kendall
March 04, 2015 // // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its expansion in its home state of Florida with a new restaurant opening in the Miami area in the city of Kendall. The family-friendly restaurant invites local fans to come in and Live with Flavor® where guests can enjoy a variety of sizzling wings, delectable entrees and fresh, crisp salads to satisfy any craving.
This will be the first location for franchise owner Fouad Hatem. After spending nearly 40 years in the hospitality industry and selling the hotel he and his family owned, he sought a different concept where he could continue his desire to serve and work with others...

New Menchie’s Store In Gateway Crossing Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

March 04, 2015 at 9:42AM PST | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
March 04, 2015 // // AVONDALE, Ariz. – Menchie’s, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Avondale, AZ at 9925 West McDowell Rd., Avondale, AZ 85392. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie’s is sure to become an Avondale favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie’s will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, March 7 to Friday, March 13, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie’s merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt...

Value Place Opens New Hotel In Virginia Beach, VA »

March 04, 2015 at 9:39AM PST | Source: Value Place

Value Place to expand presence in Virginia with 8th hotel
March 04, 2015 // // Virginia Beach, VA - Value Place, the nation’s fastest-growing extended-stay hotel brand, has announced the grand opening of a newly-constructed hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Value Place has partnered with Sandpiper Virginia Beach, LLC to open the new hotel on March 2nd. This newest opening increases the brand’s hotel count in Virginia to eight, with locations in Richmond, Gainesville, and Manassas, among others.
The Value Place hotel is located at 4800 Alicia Drive, near the Virginia Beach Expressway. The location will provide an affordable lodging option with convenient access to the various opportunities and amenities that Virginia Beach and the surrounding region have to offer...

It’s Getting Smokin’ Hot In Woodland With The New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit »

March 04, 2015 at 9:35AM PST | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

March 04, 2015 // // Woodland, CA - Woodland residents get a new dining option on Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m., when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens with a three day grand opening celebration. Big barbecue giveaways include three chances to win free barbecue for a year, a $500 gift card and Dickey’s Barbecue merchandise.
“Our grand openings are a huge celebration,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We want the community to get excited about Dickey’s Barbecue opening and a big party with giveaways like free barbecue for a year is great way to get the word out.”
Grand opening festivities include:

Thursday: The first 50 guests  receive a gift card worth up to $50...

Local Philanthropist Opens Doors To Dynamic Preschool In Royersford »

March 04, 2015 at 9:11AM PST | Source: Goddard School, The

Fran Lubbs Welcomes Community To New Goddard School
March 04, 2015 // // ROYERSFORD, Pa.- Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, has opened a school in Royersford, Pa. located at 197 Royersford Road. The new school is owned and operated by long-time active community member, Fran Lubbs, who has spearheaded numerous local charitable initiatives in the area for many years. Along with her husband, Fran has also owned and operated a location in Wayne, Pa. since 2001, illustrating her deep experience with running a successful preschool.
Having been immersed in The Goddard School preschool system for nearly two decades, Fran Lubbs is the ideal owner and operator for the new Goddard School in Royersford...

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