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Taco John's® Cleans Up With New Restaurant Competition »

July 21, 2014 at 10:21AM PDT | Source: Taco Johns

July 15, 2014 - Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for most restaurants. But this year Taco John's® is taking it to a new level. The Mexican quick service restaurant chain has created the Silver Cup contest – a competition to find the cleanest Taco John's® in America.
"Our guests expect a clean dining experience. If they don't find it at Taco John's®, they will look for it somewhere else," Says Jeff Linville, CEO for Taco John's®. "We want this contest to the "white glove" approach to the entire restaurant, inside and out."
According to a recent report from the Mintel Group, cleanliness is the most important consideration when consumers are deciding which restaurant to visit. Taco John's® locations that competed for the Silver Cup were asked to not only thoroughly clean the inside of their restaurants but also work on the outward appearance, for example – adding new mulch in flower beds, painting the building or putting down new lines in the parking lot...

Starwood Preferred Guest And Westin Hotels Show 'Love' For Members With One-Of-A-Kind 2014 US Open Experiences »

July 21, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

SPG Member Experiences Include Private VIP Clinic with Legendary Brothers John and Patrick McEnroe, Match Viewing in the SPG Luxury Suite and More
STAMFORD, Conn. - July 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), is giving members courtside seats to best of tennis with the launch of its 2014 US Open SPG Moments schedule today. Known for providing its members access like no other for the most exclusive events around the world, SPG is offering elite US Open packages between August 25 and September 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Members can bid Starpoints® on once-in-a-lifetime experiences including luxury suite and courtside seats to key matches, behind-the-scenes tours of Arthur Ashe Stadium, and a private tennis clinic with John and Patrick McEnroe...

Biggby® Skates Into Schoolcraft With A New Store Opening »

July 21, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: BIGGBY COFFEE

Biggby® Coffee opens in Schoolcraft, Mich.
EAST LANSING, MICH. - July 14, 2014 – Throw up your hands and put a smile on your face! Biggby® is coming to town and there will be a grand opening party! Opening at 531A N. Grand Street, July 22, 2014 will be a day to remember.
The new location is owned by James and Carrie Cousins and Kathleen Augustini. Waving the Biggby® Nation flag in Schoolcraft will help promote fun, happiness and a great cup of Coffee.
They are active supporters of a number of charities including groups within Bronson Hospital, Camp Oochigeas and Disabled Veterans. The new owners of the Bowling Green Biggby® participate in a variety of activities with these organizations. They are very excited to become a big part of their town by providing more than a great cup of Coffee, they will be providing support for the community of Schoolcraft!
"We moved to Michigan three years ago and immediately became Biggby® fanatics," said James...

Tony Roma's Opens New Location In Merida »

July 21, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Tony Roma's

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Merida, Yucatan – Romacorp, Inc., Parent Company of Tony Roma’s and Desarrollo De Franquicias Industriales S.A. de C.V., are thrilled to announce the opening of a new Tony Roma’s location in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The restaurant is located at Calle 32, Av. Garcia Lavin por Anillo Periferico, and employs more than 80 team members and seats 259 guests. At 550 square meters (5,920 square feet), the recently opened location includes a full bar, featuring Tony’s famous selections, such as the Citrus Habanero and Agave Nectar Romaritas, 18 televisions, and children’s play area. To complement the inside dining experience, enjoy great service and food under the outdoor, covered patio as well...

Maid Simple House Cleaning Franchise Opens In Halton, Ontario »

July 21, 2014 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: Maid Simple House Cleaning

New House Cleaning Franchise Third in Canada for Company
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Maid Simple House Cleaning of Halton opened on July 1 and serves residents of Halton consisting of Oakville, Burlington, and Milton, Ontario. An affordable cleaning service franchise, Maid Simple House Cleaning was created by the residential maid services company, Maid Brigade.
"I was looking for a franchise model in an industry that was set up for continuous growth," says Paul Garofalo, owner of Maid Simple House Cleaning of Halton. "The cleaning needs of two-income households along with the aging homeowner population, makes the residential cleaning industry a perfect fit."
Prior to investing in a Maid Simple House Cleaning franchise, Garofalo was a business owner involved in the transportation, trucking, and equine ownership industries with more than two decades of entrepreneurial experience...

New Menchie's Store In Bloomingdale Court Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

July 21, 2014 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Bloomingdale, Il. – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Bloomingdale at 358 W. Army Trail Rd. # 140, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Bloomingdale favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, July 26 to Friday, August 1, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.
“When I saw my kids run through Menchie's doors for the first time and a huge smile lit up their faces, I immediately knew this was the type of business I wanted to be involved in,” said franchisee, Barney Stanner...

Always Best Care® Senior Services Named A Top 100 Low-Cost Franchise »

July 21, 2014 at 8:33AM PDT | Source: Always Best Care, Inc.

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Roseville, CA – Always Best Care® Senior Services has been named one of the top 100 low-cost franchises in the USA by Franchise Business Review, a national market research firm that performs independent research of franchisee satisfaction.
Based in Roseville, CA just outside the state capitol in Sacramento, Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care. The company delivers its services through a national network of more than 180 independently owned and operated franchise territories.
"This is a great honor," said Michael Newman, founder and CEO of Always Best Care. "We are extraordinarily proud to be in the business of creating opportunities to build business for our owners all while making a genuine difference in people’s lives...

McDonald's Veteran Franchisee Adopts Rally's® »

July 21, 2014 at 8:00AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In
Checkers Drive In Opportunities Available

After 44 Years with McDonald's, Entrepreneur Comes Out of Retirement to Open Rally's Restaurants
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. (Rally's®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, continues to attract seasoned franchising professionals seeking new opportunities with a powerfully growing brand. Joining the ever-increasing Rally's team, Louis Stallman will help the brand expand across Ohio with his first opening at 34001 Vine St., Eastlake, Ohio.
In celebration of the new restaurant in his hometown, Stallman successfully opened his restaurant in April with record crowds.
"We continue to move Rally's forward by strengthening our presence in existing markets and increasing our brand awareness by partnering with experienced franchisees such as Stallman," Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development for Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc...

Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Free Rentals To Nonprofit Organizations In The Greater New Orleans Area »

July 21, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

"Wednesdays with Wheel Fun Rentals"
New Orleans, LA - July 16, 2014 - Wheel Fun Rentals announces it will be offering FREE recreational rentals this summer to nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area! Between July 16th and August 27th, Wheel Fun Rentals will donate rental equipment, completely free of charge, to two charities every Wednesday. Officially named "Wednesdays with Wheel Fun Rentals," this program offers local charities their choice of bicycles, four-wheel Surreys, low-to-the-ground specialty cycles, or a variety of watercraft at Wheel Fun Rentals' City Park location in New Orleans. The program accommodates two nonprofit groups each Wednesday with up to 20 participants in each group. Reservations are required, and dates book up fast...

Planet Beach Helps Promote Annie's Fight With Fundraiser »

July 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach, the leader in automated spa services, is giving back to the community with a fundraiser to benefit Annie's Fight.
Annie Rossignol is a beautiful 7-year-old girl from Mandeville, LA. On September 4, 2012, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Annie's Fight was set up to inform all whom are interested in helping support, donate, volunteer or raise money for Rossignol's expenses. "We are thrilled to be able to make this donation," said Stephen P. Smith, CEO of Planet Beach. "We hope to raise awareness of Annie's situation and hopefully, create some momentum so that more people join the fight against Leukemia and Lymphomia."
Along with Planet Beach, many other businesses and groups are selling bracelets, as well as t-shirts and necklaces to help support Rossignol...

Business Partners Take On Barbecue In Home State Of Mississippi With Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

July 21, 2014 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opportunities Available

Tupelo Grand Opening Includes Big Giveaways like Free Barbecue for a Year
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tupelo, MS - Marty Ballard and Jason Ellis have similar stories. They were both born in Mississippi and got their start at Pepsi in Tupelo. Following their time at Pepsi, they both went to work with the Little Caesars franchise. Ballard and Ellis will continue working together when they open their first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Tupelo on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m.
"We have barbecue options in Tupelo, but not the Texas-style barbecue Dickey's Barbecue offers," said local owner, Jason Ellis. "The meats are slow smoked for 14 hours which makes a real difference. We're excited to share this dining experience with the community!"
Thursday kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50...

Famous Brands International Inks Deal In The United Arab Emirates »

July 21, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Mrs. Fields Cookies

Mrs. Fields Cookies, TCBY Continues Growth Worldwide
BROOMFIELD, Colo. - July 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Famous Brands International, the parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, signed a new master franchise deal with Dubai-based company, The Luxury Gourmet Sweets and Candies.
According to the agreement, The Luxury Gourmet Sweet and Candies group will develop 24 dual branded locations of TCBY/Mrs. Fields throughout the United Arab Emirates. Current projects in development are located in some of the world's largest commercial hubs, including the Dubai Mall, The Mall of the Emirates and the Dubai International Airport, among others. This year, the Company expects at least four locations to open among the Dubai Mall, the Mall of the Emirates, which is the world's first renowned shopping resort, and the Dubai International Airport, which host more than 60 million travelers annually...

Dental Fix Awards 17th Franchise In Canada »

July 21, 2014 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 46th franchise of 2014, in Ontario, Canada to Brian Quinn, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement will be the 17th van to launch in Canada, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Dentons Ranked Number One In Midwest Real Estate News "Best Of The Best" 2014 Guide »

July 21, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Dentons

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Chicago, IL - Dentons has been ranked as the number one Real Estate firm in Midwest Real Estate News' "Best of the Best" 2014 guide, topping the list above 40 recognized law firms with Real Estate experience in the eligible nine-state territory. The Firm's place over the 84 firms that vied for inclusion in the guide was cemented through the completion of 2,401 Real Estate transactions in 2013 alone, exceeding the competition by a wide margin.
Dentons' Real Estate group is one of the largest practices in the industry and maintains a reputation for handling sophisticated development and financing matters. Led by New York partner David Hall and Chicago partner Bob Fernandez, the group has been consistently recognized as a leading national practice in Legal 500 US...

Steven Reeves Designated A Top Diverse Business Leader In Minnesota »

July 21, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Faegre Baker & Daniels

July 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis - Steven Reeves, a corporate partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, was selected as one of 20 Diversity in Business honorees for 2014 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ).
The Diversity in Business awards recognize notable members of the minority and LGBT communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Winners are selected for outstanding achievements in their professions and in the community.
Reeves specializes in strategic domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, which have included General Mills Inc.'s purchase of Food Should Taste Good, Graco Inc.'s purchase of a global liquid and powder finishing business, and several deals for UnitedHealth Group Inc. subsidiaries...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2014 »

July 21, 2014 at 6:07AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Thursday, August 7, 2014, after market close. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details. Participants from the Company will be Michael C. MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer; and Margaret Sheetz, President and Chief Operating Officer.
The conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on August 7, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

New Agent Joins EXIT Realty Consultants! »

July 21, 2014 at 6:04AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Pedo Bautista
Manteca, CA (Grassroots Newswire) July 15, 2014 - Newly joining the EXIT Realty Consultants team, out of their Manteca location, Pedro Bautista has over ten years of experience in the Real Estate industry. Not only does Pedro speak Spanish, he specializes in first time home buyers & sellers where he takes the initiative of making each of his client’s dreams a reality. With a carefully crafted tactical plan for providing the best of services to his clients, it is no wonder Pedro is one of the greatest Realtors to work with in Northern California. To contact Pedro, visit him at www.PedroBautista.EXITHOME.com or call him at 209-679-5595 for all your Real Estate needs.
About EXIT Realty
For more information about EXIT Realty Consultants, please call 209-535-2754...

Massage Heights Lake Ridge Named The Official Massage Provider For The Potomac Nationals »

July 21, 2014 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
Massage Heights Opportunities Available

Regular therapeutic massage helps athletes get the most out of their workout.
Woodbridge, VA - July 20, 2014 - (PR.com) - Massage Heights Lake Ridge, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage services, is proud to be the official massage provider for the Potomac Nationals baseball team. From professional athlete to weekend warrior incorporating therapeutic massage into a fitness regimen helps improve performance by lengthening the muscle fibers to help reduce the amount of muscle tension and recoil that has built up/stored in the tissue, allowing the stored energy to dissipate evenly through your muscular and nervous system. This will also increase circulatory blood flow and increase the flush of toxins from the body...

COIT Cleaning And Restoration Services Acquires Santa Rosa Franchise And Expands Local Services »

July 21, 2014 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: COIT

SAN FRANCISCO - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - COIT Cleaning and Restoration Services, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, has announced its acquisition of the company's 40-year-old franchise in Santa Rosa, California. The local business, which offered residential and commercial cleaning services, will see an expansion of its restoration services with the acquisition.
"The McDonald family has owned and operated a successful COIT Santa Rosa franchise since the 70s," said Bob Kearn, President and CEO of COIT. "They grew their business by adding all the cleaning services in our entire line, and now we look forward to expanding them further by offering 24/7 disaster restoration services to our Santa Rosa customers and the community...

NaturaLawn® Of America Named One Of The Top 100 Lawn And Landscape Companies In The U.S. »

July 21, 2014 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: NaturaLawn of America

Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 - NaturaLawn of America® recently ranked 23rd on Lawn & Landscape magazine's annual listing of the top 100 best lawn care operators and landscape contractors in the United States.
The Lawn & Landscape Top 100 list is based on the reported annual income of each business for their 2013 calendar year. According to the report, the companies on this Top 100 list earned a combined total revenue of $7.25 billion in 2013 and employed over 80,000 employees.
When asked about his company's success and continual growth, NaturaLawn® of America's President and Founder Phil Catron stated, "We couldn't be where we are today without the tireless efforts of our home office staff, our hard working franchisees, and most importantly, all of our customers who continue to choose a safer alternative to traditional lawn care, year after year...



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