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Gold's Gym Continues Aggressive Growth Strategy With Acquisition Of The Rush Fitness Complex »

July 28, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Leading Authority on Health and Fitness Acquires All Twenty-Three Locations in Cities throughout Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
DALLAS - July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, announced today that it has signed a new deal to acquire The Rush Fitness Complex – a regional gym chain boasting 23 clubs in communities including Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Dalton, GA, Greenville, SC, Asheville, NC and the Triad (north-central region of North Carolina). The deal is officially slated to close in the next month.
All 23 of the new locations will be corporate-owned, growing the brand's corporate-owned gym portfolio to 146, a 40 percent increase from the gym chain's 104 corporate-owned gym count from July 2013, just one year ago, and an 80 percent increase from its July 2012 count of 81 corporate-owned gyms...

Del Taco Establishes New Development Incentive Programs For 2014 »

July 28, 2014 at 10:12AM PDT | Source: Del Taco
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Significant Incentives for Franchisees Developing in New Markets as well as Minorities and Veterans
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lake Forest, California – Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick service restaurant category, has announced its new franchise development incentive programs for 2014, its 50th anniversary year. With these significant incentives in place, the company looks to build on record sales at its more than 550 restaurants nationwide, and partner with multi-unit operators to bring Del Taco's fresh, made-to-order food to guests across the country.
"This past year has been a historic one for Del Taco in regard to both sales and guest satisfaction metrics," said Paul Murphy, CEO of Del Taco. "Our franchisees continue to execute Del Taco's proven system effectively, and we're looking forward to leveraging this success to grow the brand in 2014 and beyond...

Hurricane Grill & Wings® Shows Rapid Florida Growth With New Multi-Unit Development Agreements »

July 28, 2014 at 9:59AM PDT | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings

Family-Friendly Dining Franchise Continues Home State Expansion
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired restaurant franchise famous for its never-frozen, jumbo wings and more than 35 original flavors, announced the signing of two new multi-unit development agreements in Orlando, Fla. in addition to a new corporate-owned store totaling 9 new locations in the city.
"The Hurricane Grill & Wings brand is proud to have signed two multi-unit development agreements in Orlando," said Martin O’Dowd, president, Hurricane Grill & Wings. "Hurricane Grill & Wings is growing rapidly and the Orlando market is an area that the brand has targeted for both corporate and franchised growth...

McAlister's Deli Brings Back Popular Tumblers And Hosts Sweepstakes To Celebrate 25 Years Of Genuine Hospitality »

July 28, 2014 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Opportunities Available

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Offers Lucky Tea Freaks Chance to Win Gift Cards, Trip to Atlanta and Dinner with Corporate Chef 
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Alpharetta, Ga. - McAlister's® Deli™, a leading fast casual restaurant, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. Through Aug. 15, the award-winning chain will offer new, limited-time tumblers at all participating locations across the country. In addition, guests can enter McAlister's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for a chance to win $25 gift cards and the grand prize - a trip to Atlanta and dinner with McAlister's executive chef, David Groll.*
With the purchase of each anniversary tumbler, guests will receive a 25th Anniversary scratch-off ticket...

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening Of Rapid City, SD Location »

July 28, 2014 at 9:27AM PDT | Source: Blaze Pizza

Free Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans on Friday, August 1
LOS ANGELES, CA - (Marketwired - Jul 28, 2014) - Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the largest and fastest growing build-your-own artisanal pizza chain, today announced the Thursday, July 31 opening of its newest location in Rapid City at the Rushmore Crossing Shopping Center. To celebrate, the company is set to offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, August 1, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The new 2,500 sq ft restaurant, located at 1325 Eglin St., features an outdoor patio for afternoon and evening dining, and is near Scheels Sporting Goods and Target.
Blaze Pizza uses an interactive ordering format that allows guests to customize one of the menu's signature pizzas or create one of their own, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients - all for under $8...

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens First Hotel In Charlottesville, Va. »

July 28, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Homewood Suites by Hilton

July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. and MCLEAN, Va. – Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlottesville, VA.
The four-story hotel is the first Homewood Suites property in the Charlottesville area and features 150 suites. The hotel is owned by Albemarle Suites, LLC, and managed by Heritage Hospitality Management, Inc. Tim Fitzgerald, general manager, and Amber Kemper, director of sales, have been in the hotel industry for a combined 45 years.
"Our property will offer guests of the Charlottesville area the amenities, quality service and added value that the Homewood Suites brand has come to be known for," said Tim Fitzgerald, general manager, Homewood Suites Charlottesville, VA...

Screenmobile Looks To Capitalize On Growing Demand For Window And Door Screen Repair »

July 28, 2014 at 9:14AM PDT | Source: Screenmobile

Add Nearly 30 Franchises by 2016
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // THOUSAND PALMS, CA – Screenmobile, one of the nation's largest screen repair companies with nearly 100 franchises nationwide, is looking to capitalize on the growing demand for residential fenestration, as window and door, porch, patio screen repair and replacement activity gets back on the road to recovery.
According to the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the residential window market showed growth of 10% for 2013, with a total estimate of 44.5 million units shipped. Growth is expected to continue at a slightly slower pace for 2014 and 2015, forecasting 9.1% and 8.3% respectively. In addition, residential entry door showed modest growth of 5...

Easyhome Ltd. Announces New $200 Million Credit Facility And Increases Loan Book And Sales Growth Targets »

July 28, 2014 at 8:06AM PDT | Source: easyhome

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - July 28, 2014) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH) ("easyhome" or the "Company"), the Canadian leader in providing goods and financial services to the cash and credit constrained consumer, today announced that it has entered into a new $200 million credit facility, replacing the Company's current debt facilities and providing $115 million of additional capital to support the growth of easyhome's consumer finance business, easyfinancial.
"Being able to access additional capital allows us to fund and accelerate our growth plans for easyfinancial," said David Ingram, easyhome's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We expect to achieve the metrics we set for our total loan book reaching $250 million a year earlier than anticipated - by the end of 2015...

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results On August 7, 2014 »

July 28, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc.

HOUSTON - July 28, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 877-852-6579 or for international callers by dialing 719-325-4794. A replay will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 877-870-5176 or 858-384-5517 for international callers; the password is 1127123. The replay will be available until August 14, 2014. The call will also be webcast live from the Company's website at www.igniterestaurants.com under the "Investors" section.
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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Growth Continued With Q2 Earnings »

July 28, 2014 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Franchisee Earns Revenue of $1 Million in a Month's Time; Thriving Brand Signs 300th Location
LANSING, Mich. -  July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the franchising industry's leading moving services brand, enters Q3 with confidence after achieving continued growth in revenue the first half of 2014, continuing on a trend the company has been experiencing for more than five years.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® wrapped up a solid second quarter of 2014 with impressive results, disclosing revenues totaling $100,135,200, a 12.56 percent increase from the preceding year. Over the entirety of Q2, the brand saw record-breaking numbers. April was among the highest referral months in the history of the company, totaling 96...

Aloft Hotels To Expand Presence In Silicon Valley With The Signing Of Aloft Sunnyvale »

July 28, 2014 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: aloft hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Sizzling aloft Brand to Cater to Next Gen Travelers in California's Hub for Tech and Innovation
STAMFORD, Conn. - July 28, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its tech-forward aloft brand will soon add a second hotel in Silicon Valley. Set to open in December 2014, aloft Sunnyvale will feature 85 spacious loft-like rooms, forward-thinking technology, a lively social atmosphere and all of the brand's innovative programming. The adaptive re-use project will result in a total transformation of the Pacific Inn and will join aloft Cupertino as the second aloft hotel owned and developed by an affiliate of Shashi Corporation.
"aloft Sunnyvale will resonate with next gen travelers and area professionals with its distinctive urban design aesthetic, intuitive technologies and live music, all within close proximity of the area's leading technology and aerospace companies," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Celebrates Its 500th New Restaurant Opening »

July 28, 2014 at 6:19AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

The Gourmet Burger Authority™ Extends Special Offer to Red Robin Royalty™ Members in Honor of the Milestone
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is one week away from a milestone grand opening! Red Robin's 500th new restaurant opening will open on Aug. 4 at 11 a.m., in Milpitas, Calif. at the Great Mall of the Bay Area. To celebrate, Red Robin® restaurants nationwide will offer its loyal Red Robin Royalty members $5 off a purchase of $10 or more* on Aug. 5.
"The 500th new restaurant opening is a significant milestone for Red Robin," said Steve Carley, Red Robin's chief executive officer. "Since the brand was founded in 1969, we have grown and expanded throughout the country by creating a unique guest experience through our innovative burgers and extensive bar program...

Jamba Juice Announces Expansive Franchise Recruiting Campaign In Key Markets »

July 28, 2014 at 6:15AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Providing Significant Incentives to Celebrate 25th Year Anniversary and Plans to Accelerate Growth in Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, and Specific East Coast Markets
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 28, 2014 - Jamba Inc., (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand and the country’s largest retailer of freshly squeezed juice and smoothies, today announced the launch of a new franchise recruiting campaign focused on single store development in existing and new domestic markets. Jamba was recently selected one of Forbes Top 10 Best Franchises in America.
The recruitment effort will be communicated through an aggressive marketing campaign that will leverage print and online media, PR and a multiple-market road show aimed at attracting potential local franchise owners...

Fresh To Order Takes "Fine. Food. Fast." Mobile »

July 28, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

New App Delivers Fresh Experience Directly to Guests
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Atlanta, Georgia – Fresh To Order (f2o), known for offering fine food fast, now offers a new mobile app, where guests can pay for their meals and earn rewards through their cell phones. The Fresh To Order App is now available through the Apple App Store and Google Play for iOS (iPhone) and Android platforms.
Not only will it make dining more convenient, but the app also offers a loyalty program and exclusive rewards. For a limited time, guests can get a $3 credit at sign-up and earn an additional $2 credit by referring a friend. Guests will also receive $10 credit on their next meal when they have $100 in purchases.
"Fresh to Order continues to innovate our menu, service model and now its digital platform by introducing a mobile app which helps us maintain leadership in the "fast-fine" niche," said Pierre Panos, CEO of Fresh To Order...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Announce Preliminary Second-Quarter 2014 Results »

July 28, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Conference Call with Investors Scheduled August 5
July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced it will release its preliminary unaudited second-quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, August 5. Additionally, the company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 a.m. central time.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update on the company’s operating results and a second-half and full-year 2014 financial outlook. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

Moolah U Plans To Expand Nationwide »

July 28, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Moolah U

Texas-based Youth Financial Education Organization Announces Franchise Opportunities Available throughout U.S.
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - Moolah U, an educational organization working to provide young people with knowledge about how money works and how to be financially responsible, announced that it is now offering franchise opportunities across the country. The Austin, Texas-based company offers a variety of camps, after-school clubs, and in-class curricula that help students develop skills in leadership, teamwork, and integrity, and establish habits to build a lifetime of financial stability and independence.
"Parents want their children to learn how to be responsible with money from an early age, and young people are eager to understand how money works," said Gayle Reaume, founder and CEO of Moolah U...

From South Beach To Long Island: South Beach Tanning Continues To Grow »

July 28, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

South Beach Tanning brings their brand to New York's Long Island.
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 - This fall, the sun of Miami Beach will be shining on Long Island, New York. South Beach Tanning Company will open their first franchise in the state of New York in a newly renovated shopping center in Port Jefferson at 1108 Route 112, ideally situated close to two major roads: Route 112 and Route 347.
Drawn to the décor and vibrant colors of South Beach's salons, this family-owned franchise found that they were even more impressed with the South Beach Tanning team and its founders, Brian and Heather Hibbard. "We felt like we instantly clicked with them," said Jennifer Travlos, who, along with her sister, Alyssa Atkins, will be running this new endeavor...

Back-to-School Shoppers Save On Gently Used Fashions At Kid To Kid And Uptown Cheapskate »

July 28, 2014 at 4:34AM PDT | Source: Kid to Kid

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 - Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, resellers of gently used clothing and accessories, help parents save money when shopping for back-to-school.
According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics for back to school. This figure would represent a 5 percent increase from last year's spending average of $634.78 per family. With the rising cost of back-to-school shopping, families can save money by shopping for gently used clothes at Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate.
Kid to Kid is a national children's resale franchise that specializes in stylish, screened for quality fashions for kids up to size 14...

Pak Mail Announces Lawrenceville, Georgia Pak Mail Under New Management »

July 28, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Pak Mail

Lawrenceville, GA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 - Pak Mail Centers of America, Inc. announced the Pak Mail Center located at 1032 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville, GA at Huntcrest is under new ownership. Long-time residents Mr. and Mrs. Virgil and Lori Snow purchased the packaging and shipping franchise in June of this year.
The Pak Mail Center in Lawrenceville opened in August of 2003 and has been servicing residents’ packing, shipping, and crating needs for over a decade. The Snows are excited to continue to serve their community as the new owners of the local Pak Mail Center.
"We are excited to be taking over the Pak Mail store at Huntcrest in Lawrenceville, GA." Lori said. "Virgil and I have been living in the community for 30 years and are pleased to have our son, Nicholas Snow join us as our Store Manager...

Giant Tiger Roars Into The Halifax International Busker Festival! »

July 28, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - July 28, 2014) - As a proud community partner, Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to present the Giant Tiger Fun Zone this year the Halifax International Busker Festival!
The Giant Tiger Fun Zone will be a free unique and friendly area offering free product sampling and coupons, the Tiger Taste Challenge, the interactive Giant tiger photo booth, a sandcastle station, a bubble station and lots of fun décor for the whole family! Giant Tiger will also be providing a cool down area with a free refillable water station.
Take part in this roaring good time from Wednesday, July 30th until Monday, August 4th!
Be sure to follow Giant Tiger on Twitter @gtboutique for updates during the Halifax Busker Festival...



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