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America’s Top Road Trip Destinations Named By Schlotzsky’s Guests »

July 01, 2015 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Schlotzsky's

National Bakery-Cafe Restaurant Gives Guests Chance to Win Thousands of Prizes Featuring a Cruisin’ Vacation to Destination along Route 66 through Summer Promotion
AUSTIN, Texas - July 01, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Schlotzsky’s® summer menu has taken a road trip down historic Route 66 with the launch of regionally-inspired dishes, so the bakery-cafe is asking guests about their ultimate road trip destination this summer. Throughout June, Schlotzsky’s received thousands of social media entries from guests across the country sharing photos of where they wanted to take a road trip this summer. The results are in and today, Schlotzsky’s announces America’s Top 66 Road Trip Destinations.
Whether it’s to the beach or the mountains – here are America’s Top 10 Road Trip Destinations, according to Schlotzsky’s guests, in order of popularity:

Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
The Grand Canyon
Yellowstone National Park
Seligman, AZ ("Birthplace of Route 66")
Ft...

General Wireless Acquires The RadioShack Brand »

July 01, 2015 at 7:09AM PDT | Source: RadioShack

FORT WORTH, Texas and NEW YORK - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - General Wireless Operations Inc., doing business as RadioShack, announced today that it has closed on a $26.2 million purchase of the RadioShack brand, giving the company the ability to operate the retailer under the RadioShack brand name.
"We are excited to be moving forward as a new and reinvigorated company under one of the most recognized consumer brand names of all time," said Ron Garriques, Chief Executive Officer of RadioShack. "Our stores serve over 1,200 communities, providing high-quality, high-value consumer electronics and accessories from globally recognized manufacturers and increasingly, with this acquisition, from exclusive brands that our customers know and trust such as Realistic®, AUVIO®, ENERCELL® Optimus® and more...

Decisions, Decisions, What Flavors To Try During The Month Of July »

July 01, 2015 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Ben & Jerry's

For National Ice Cream Month, Climate & Cookies Highlight Ice Cream with a Cause
BURLINGTON, Vt. - July 01, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Here at Ben & Jerry’s, we like to think that every day is an ice cream day. But for those who need an excuse to indulge, have no fear, National Ice Cream Month is here! We find it hard to believe that anyone needs an excuse to eat more ice cream, but just in case, for the entire month of July, Ben & Jerry’s fans have a reason to deep dive into a pint of their favorite flavor. And the possibilities are endless, from a classic like Phish Food to the latest and cookie-doughiest creation, the Tonight Dough. Besides, there is nothing like delving into an ice cold Ben & Jerry’s pint that’s swimming with swirls and bursting with chunks while soaking up the sun on hot summer days...

The Shark Week Frenzy Is Back At Cold Stone Creamery »

July 01, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Cold Stone Creamery

Shark Week Frenzy Creation, Great Blue Cupcake in Stores Now
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz. – Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com) is excited to announce, for a third consecutive year, a partnership with the Discovery Channel® celebrating Shark Week®. Shark Week 2015 premieres on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, July 5, but customers can enjoy the Shark Week Frenzy Creation™ and the Great Blue™ Cupcakes in stores now through July 14, 2015.
The Shark Week Frenzy Creation is made with Blue Sweet Cream Ice Cream mixed with graham cracker pie crust and gummy sharks. The Great Blue Cupcake is a chocolate cup filled with a layer of yellow cake and Blue Sweet Cream Ice Cream, topped with blue fluffy frosting and a gummy shark...

Sport Clips Haircuts Ranked By FORBES As “Best Franchise To Buy” »

July 01, 2015 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // GEOREGETOWN, Texas - Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, is ranked by FORBES as a top 10 “Best Franchise to Buy.” The June issue featured the second annual “best” and “worst” franchises in America rankings separated into three categories, based on entry costs: up to $150,000; $150,000 to $500,000; and over $500,000.
Based on research conducted by FRANdata, FORBES ranked Sport Clips number seven in the $150K-$500K category. FRANdata assessed each of the franchises listed according to their five-year growth rates and five-year continuity rates, a measure of how often an individual franchise has changed hands, in addition to their entry costs...

Fresh To Order Expands Menu With New Small Plates »

July 01, 2015 at 5:33AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

Flavorful Coconut Curry Chicken and Wild Mushroom Chicken Added to Menu
‘Fast-Fine’ Atlanta-based restaurant Fresh To Order (f2o) is adding new flavors to its ‘Small Plates’ menu with the addition of Coconut Curry Chicken and Wild Mushroom Chicken.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - ‘Fast-Fine’ Atlanta-based restaurant Fresh To Order (f2o) is adding new flavors to its ‘Small Plates’ menu with the addition of Coconut Curry Chicken and Wild Mushroom Chicken. The new dishes join an already fresh-tasting small plates menu, including items like Almond Crusted Seared Tuna, Blackened Lime Shrimp and Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin, a guest favorite of all-natural pork brushed with a signature brown sugar rub with rosemary, and served with a side of honey, butter and cinnamon flavored mashed potatoes...

Amada Senior Care Expands To Greater Phoenix Area »

July 01, 2015 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: Amada Senior Care

Orange County Based Senior Care Franchise Opens Office in Mesa, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - Amada Senior Care, premier provider of non-medical in-home care and assisted living placement counseling, recently opened a new office in the greater Phoenix area – their Mesa, Arizona location. Amada franchise partners Kris Patmos and Kimberly Perkins decided to make the move to senior care with their purchase of the rights to the area after years of experience in the sales and healthcare industries. Their grand opening will be held on Thursday, July 2nd.
When asked what makes Amada different from other homecare companies, Kim said that Amada Mesa not only understands the impact that quality care can have on a senior and their family – they understand the healthcare landscape in general and are here to guide seniors through it...

Two AdvantaClean Owners Team Up To Help Flooded Texans »

July 01, 2015 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: AdvantaClean

Two AdvantaClean franchises were able to respond to far more clients in need, and together provided much-needed relief to Dallas residents days sooner than they would have gotten help from competitors.
Dallas, Texas – June 29, 2015 (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - As Texans reeled from yet another storm system over Memorial Day weekend in a spring weather cycle that has been drowning the state since April, two AdvantaClean franchisees teamed up to give residents and business owners some much-needed relief.
In February 2013, former executives Bryan and Cheri Bennett opened their AdvantaClean business in Dallas, Texas. As of August 2014, the Bennetts were on track to gross $500,000 in total revenue for the year, providing them with $180,000 in net owner benefit, including $156,000 in paid salaries...

Checkers & Rally’s Awards New Franchise Every 3 Days, Representing 56 New Locations Through Q2 »

July 01, 2015 at 5:08AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In
Checkers Drive In Opportunities Available

Brand’s Strong Unit-Level Economics Coupled with Strong Franchisee Validation Propels Growth
(PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc., (Checkers® and Rally’s®) served up more than just Crazy Good Food during the second quarter of 2015. The drive-thru franchise closed out Q2 with 25 new franchisees totaling 56 units year-to-date, well on its way to reaching the goal of 100 units before year’s end.
“Franchisees continue to flock to the Checkers & Rally’s system thanks to our exciting growth potential, magnetic culture and one of a kind consumer proposition,” said Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development for Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc...

25 RE/MAX Firms In Northern Illinois Ranked Among Nation’s Most Successful Residential Brokerages In 2014 By REAL Trends »

July 01, 2015 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Real Trends magazine recognized 25 RE/MAX brokerages that operate 51 offices in northern Illinois for ranking among the nation's most successfu based on 2014 sales.
(PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - Twenty-five RE/MAX brokerage firms operating 51 offices in northern Illinois were recognized by REAL Trends magazine in its annual analysis of the nation’s largest residential real estate firms. The REAL Trends 500 highlights the nation’s most productive residential real estate firms based on closed transaction sides and closed sales volume.
Named to the top 50 firms in the nation in terms of percentage gain in both closed transactions over the last five years and percentage gain in sales volume over that same period was RE/MAX Synergy, with offices in Flossmoor and Orland Park, Ill...

1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley Grand Opening »

July 01, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

Simi Valley, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - As 1Heart Caregiver Services® closes the 2nd quarter of the year, it has proven its continuing growth as a Master Franchisor. 1Heart Caregiver Services® welcomed its next Franchisee, 1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley.
On June 17th, the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors headed by Keith Mashburn, Pam Campeau, field representative of the California State Assembly and notable guests hosted the Ribbon Cutting and enjoyed the grand opening celebration of 1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley located at 1985 Yosemite Ave.
Guest of honor, Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber, owner and hosts Jerome Viray, Arnold Bunye together with their partners, Ronald Bunye and Catherine Chin jump-started the event by cutting the ribbon to officially open the 1Heart office and 1Heart Caregiver University training facility...

John Gillespie Of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples Receives Top Industry Lighting Award »

July 01, 2015 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) honored John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples with Top Industry Lighting Award acknowledging outstanding outdoor lighting design for the Best Residential Lighting project.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples was recently acknowledged for his outdoor lighting design excellence by the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) at the 2015 Annual Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.
John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples, was awarded the 2015 AOLP Award of Merit for Best Residential (Small) Lighting project. Mr. Gillespie was the designer who led the project is a new member of the AOLP and was honored to hear the news of receiving the award...

BAB, Inc. Reports Profit For 2nd Quarter FY 2015 »

July 01, 2015 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: Big Apple Bagels, Inc. (BAB)

DEERFIELD, Ill. - June 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BAB, Inc. (OTCQB: BABB), announced its financial results for the second quarter ended May 31, 2015.
For the quarter ended May 31, 2015, BAB had revenues of $568,000 and net income of $119,000, or $0.02 per share, versus revenues of $769,000 and net income of $272,000, or $0.04 per share, for the same quarter last year. For the quarter ended May 31, 2014, the Company recognized revenue of $200,000 from an International Master Franchise Agreement which was 99.0% of the revenue change in 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.
For the six months ended May 31, 2015, BAB had revenues of $1,060,000 and a net loss of $126,000, or a loss of $0.02 per share, versus revenues of $1,306,000 and net income of $303,000, or $0...

Coldwell Banker Commercial Celebrates 500 Graduate Milestone Of Its Emerging Broker Training Program »

July 01, 2015 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates today announced its 2015 graduating class of the Coldwell Banker Commercial Emerging Broker Training (EBT) Program. With this class’s graduation, the EBT Program has educated and certified more than 500 Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliated real estate professionals since the program’s inception in 2007.
The EBT Program is uniquely designed to accelerate the careers of new professionals with 18 months of industry experience or less. Program graduates acquire the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to succeed and thrive in today’s dynamic commercial real estate market, while interacting with other program participants and expanding their professional networks...

Bella Avezova Joins EXIT Realty In Fresh Meadows »

July 01, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Fresh Meadows, New York (Grassroots Newswire) June 29, 2015 - EXIT Realty First Choice in Fresh Meadows today announced the addition of Bella Avezova to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Bella to EXIT Realty," says Roman Davydov, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty First Choice. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Bella each and every day."
A New Addition To Our EXIT Team!! Welcome to the EXIT Realty First Choice Real Estate family; we are glad to have you with us and look forward to working collaboratively. Congrats Bella Avezova!
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Navarre Location »

July 01, 2015 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Navarre, FL - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Navarre on June 24. Franchise owners Colin O'Hara and wife Sandy Kosloski O'Hara, along with operating partner Brooks O’Hara, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, June 24 to Sunday, June 28 to support the Navarre Youth Sports Association.
The new restaurant, located at 8191 Navarre Parkway, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Navarre Youth Sports Association.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to bring the Jersey Mike's experience to the Navarre community...

Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants Voted "Best Burger" In Virginia And "Best Barbecue" In Texas »

July 01, 2015 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Red Hot & Blue

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc. took home the “Best Burger in Northern Virginia” title in a recent online poll at http://scoutology.com/novaburgerwars and was selected as “Best BBQ” in a Texas-based Living Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards issue to be published in August 2015.
Red Hot & Blue President Randy McCann said, “Everyone knows Red Hot & Blue serves smokin’ fresh Barbecue (smoked on site daily), and we are proud that the community also loves our fresh all-beef burgers. We want to thank everyone who took time to vote for us in the online poll. After all, Red Hot & Blue’s tagline is: Barbeque, Burgers & Blues, so we are honored to win the Northern Virginia Burger War competition and Living Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for Best Barbecue...

Togo's Celebrates 44 Years In Oregon By Giving Away Free Sandwiches »

July 01, 2015 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: Togo's Eateries, Inc.

"West Coast Original" invites fans to share their Togo's memories on social media for a chance to win free sandwiches for a year.
CORVALLIS, Ore. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire - Togo's Eateries, Inc., serving Oregon since 1971, is celebrating 44 years in the Beaver State with a free sandwich sweepstakes. Fans who post their Togo's stories and memories at www.facebook.com/oregontogossandwiches will be automatically entered to win free sandwiches for one full year! All comments entered by Friday, July 3rd will be entered into a random drawing for free sandwiches for a full year at any of the Oregon Togo's locations.
Known for its BIG, FRESH and MEATY sandwiches, Togo's piles on the premium ingredients with one-on-one, deli-style service...

Johnny Rockets Signs Deal To Bring Restaurants To El Paso »

July 01, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets Opportunities Available

Iconic Restaurant Franchise Furthers Aggressive West Texas Growth Strategy
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Johnny Rockets announces a development agreement with Cruzar Group, LLC to open Johnny Rockets restaurants in El Paso, Texas, including the brand's new Route 66 expression. Johnny Rockets' Route 66 drive-thru prototype will offer its same all-American menu to travelers and consumers on-the-go.
"Texas is primed for expansion, with huge growth potential in the west Texas market," says James Walker, President of Operations and Development for Johnny Rockets. "You can already find our restaurants as far north as Dallas and Arlington and as far south as Brownsville and McAllen. And the fact that we're opening our new Route 66 prototype in the western part of the state speaks to the brand's continued growth and development...

Domino's® Names Troy Ellis Executive Vice President - Supply Chain »

July 01, 2015 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Industry veteran joins company from Coca-Cola Refreshments
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery and digital ordering technology, has named Troy A. Ellis to the brand's global leadership team as executive vice president – supply chain, reporting to Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle. Ellis is replacing John Macksood, who is retiring from Domino's after 29 years with the company. Ellis joins Domino's effective this week.
Ellis, who is a former U. S. Army officer serving in the 101st Airborne, was most recently senior vice president of conversion, overseeing manufacturing, transportation planning and third-party logistics for Coca-Cola Refreshments...



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