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Alpine Gets A Taste Of Texas When Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens Thursday »

May 26, 2015 at 12:21PM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Alpine, CA - Celebrate National Barbecue Month this Thursday, May 28 when the nation’s largest barbecue chain, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens in Alpine with a three day grand opening. The barbecue bash includes barbecue deals, merchandise giveaways and three chances for free barbecue for a year. There’s something for everybody!
“I’ve loved being a part of the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family and look forward to opening more locations in the future,” said local owner, Assim Shammami. “My first location in San Diego has taken off and I love spreading Texas barbecue throughout the area.”
Three day grand opening includes:

Thursday kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50...

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant To Bring Festive New Dining Experience To New Jersey »

May 26, 2015 at 12:14PM PDT | Source: Margaritas

Popular Mexican Eatery Inks Deal for Five New Restaurants throughout State
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Portsmouth, N.H. – Tío Juan’s Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, a popular New England restaurant concept known for its fresh Mexican cuisine and vibrant decor, will soon open its doors to New Jersey residents through a franchise deal set to bring a total of five new restaurants to the state.
The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local group Garden State Dining, an experienced group of franchise operators who also own Burger King and 7-Eleven franchises. The group will open five restaurants over the next six years, and is currently targeting northern and central New Jersey for development.
“We felt that New Jersey was a relatively untapped market for casual Mexican dining concepts,” said franchisee Hemang Patel, who owns Garden State Dining with friend Samik Patel...

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Announces New Ownership »

May 26, 2015 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Local Business Broker Invests in Premier Business Brokerage Office to Meet Demand in Seattle’s Business Community
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // SEATTLE, Wash. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, North America’s leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 140 offices in the United States and Canada, recently announced the new leadership of its Seattle office. Judy Elrod, a local entrepreneur with 25 years of experience helping businesses, recently assumed ownership of the location. The transition will ensure the western region of the state continues to have access to support with the sale of businesses, purchases, valuations and mergers and acquisitions.
“This is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” said Elrod, who lives in Mukilteo...

New Sears Outlet Store Opens In Queens Village »

May 26, 2015 at 10:13AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Hosts Grand Opening Celebration May 28 through 31 With Discounts and Special Giveaways
QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. - May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Outlet Store, located at 22005 Hillside Avenue in Queens Village, N.Y.
Celebrating its grand opening May 28 through 31, the Sears Outlet Store welcomes the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways.
"Customers can expect new items at competitive prices every time they come into the store, which is definitely something to celebrate," said Sean Craft, district store manager of the new Sears Outlet in Queens Village. "Our product assortment is ever-changing, so we have a highly-skilled team of service professionals in place, ready to provide guidance and simplify the Outlet shopping experience...

Massage Envy Strengthens Leadership Team With Key New Appointments »

May 26, 2015 at 9:56AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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New Leaders Bring Tech Innovation and Fresh Marketing Experience to Take Massage Envy into Next Phase of Industry Leadership
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and skincare services, announced today it has added two new executives to its leadership team who will be responsible for strategic growth and support areas for the company, including IT and systems compliance and marketing.
"I am thrilled to announce George Hines has joined Massage Envy as our chief information officer reporting directly to me. I am equally proud to share that Derek Detenber has recently joined the brand as our senior vice president of marketing reporting to Debbie Gonzalez, our chief brand officer," said Dave Crisalli, president and chief executive officer for Massage Envy...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Is Two Weeks Away From Opening Its Newest Restaurant In Illinois »

May 26, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

During grand opening week, the Gourmet Burger Authority™ will donate all sales from signature Freckled Lemonade® to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Alert your taste buds! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is two weeks away from bringing craveable gourmet burgers to Normal, Ill. Located at 107 South Veterans Parkway, on the southwest corner of College and Veterans Parkway, the newest Red Robin® restaurant will open on June 8 at 11 a.m. To help celebrate the grand opening of the new restaurant, Red Robin will donate all sales of its signature Freckled Lemonade® from June 8 to June 14, to their national charity partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer...

Front Burner Brands Adds New C-Level Position To Leadership Team »

May 26, 2015 at 8:58AM PDT | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Franchise Industry Veteran Dan Stone Promoted to Chief Business & People Development Officer 
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Front Burner Brands, Inc., restaurant management company for The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., headquartered in Tampa, Fla., today announced the promotion of Dan Stone to chief business and people development officer. In this newly created position, Stone will be responsible for the organization's business matters related to the areas of human resources, learning and development, legal, franchise development and various aspects of strategic planning.
"It is with great pleasure that we recognize Dan Stone's exceptional leadership in the growth and development of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc...

The Grounds Guys Named Top Landscape Company In The U.S. Ranked Within The Top 50 On Prestigious List »

May 26, 2015 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: The Grounds Guys

May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – The Grounds Guys have been named one of the top landscape companies in North America by Lawn and Landscape Magazine.
The Grounds Guys ranked 42 on the 2015 Lawn and Landscape Top 100 list, published in May and sponsored by Toro.
“Our Top 100 list includes some of the best and brightest leaders in the landscape industry,” said Lawn and Landscape Editor and Associate Publisher, Chuck Bowen. “These companies have achieved a level of growth that very few others can claim.”
The Grounds Guys added 52 new franchise units in 2014. With 198 units operating in the United States to date. “We are honored to be considered one of the Top Landscape companies in the United States,” said Chris Elmore, President of The Grounds Guys...

Real Property Management Earns Two Leading Utah Business Awards »

May 26, 2015 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: Real Property Management
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Nation’s Leading Property Management Franchise Ranked Best of State for Business Services for Fifth Time
SALT LAKE CITY - May 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Real Property Management, the nation’s leading full-service property management company, was recently named among top Utah companies as Best of State for its excellence, innovation and outstanding business services. The national franchise also earned the 2015 Utah Excellence Award by the U.S. Commerce & Trade Research Institute.
The Best of State awards recognize outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations in Utah and are a measure of the overall excellence, superiority and quality of a nominee's products, services or performance. Nominees are also judged on creativity and contributions to improve the quality of life throughout the community and state...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Targeting Denver For Franchise Growth »

May 26, 2015 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Local Entrepreneurs Invited to Join CEO Mike Rotondo in Centennial on June 16 to Learn about Business Opportunities
ATLANTA, - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Denver for franchise growth. Over the next 10 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open 25 locations throughout Greater Denver, including Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Boulder, Lakewood, Westminster and more. Currently, there are three Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in the Denver area.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise executives, including CEO Mike Rotondo, will host a special event on Tuesday, June 16 from 7 – 9 p...

Baskin-Robbins Kicks Off The Summer Season With Its May “Celebrate 31” Promotion »

May 26, 2015 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

Guests Are Invited To Enjoy 31% Off On All Ice Cream Sundaes On Sunday, May 31st At Participating Baskin-robbins Shops Nationwide
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced the special ice cream deals available for its May “Celebrate 31” promotion. On Sunday, May 31st guests can enjoy 31% off ALL ice cream sundaes at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide. To help celebrate the brand’s 70th birthday throughout the year, Baskin-Robbins is offering sweet frozen treat deals on each 31st of the month through the end of the year.
Guests can choose from Baskin-Robbins’ full range of ice cream sundaes, including Classic Two-Scoop Sundaes, Brownie Sundaes, Banana Royale Sundaes, Classic Banana Splits and Layered Sundaes...

7-Eleven® Goes Wild With Animal Slurpee Straws And Novelty Cups »

May 26, 2015 at 7:26AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

DALLAS - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Starting today, a cool Slurpee® can soothe a beast of a thirst (no kitten!). 7-Eleven, Inc. introduces limited-edition Slurpee straws with muzzles, snouts and beaks based on four popular spirit animals – the eagle, fox, wolf and cat. The straws retail for $1.49 at participating stores.
Accompanying the collectible straws are new novelty Slurpee cups reminiscent of vintage glass milk bottles. Suggested retail price for the refillable, plastic cup is $2.99 and that includes the first Slurpee fill. Both the initial refillable cup purchase and all refills count toward 7Rewards' Buy 6-Get 7 free drink program available exclusively through the 7-Eleven mobile app.
"This summer, we want our customers to join the fun and select their own spirit animal with our new Slurpee straws," said Laura Gordon, vice president of marketing and brand innovation...

Wendy's Serves Summertime Cheer With Seasonal Tastes »

May 26, 2015 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

DUBLIN, Ohio - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Wendy's® is brewing up unique flavor fusions this summer with three limited-time beverages, Blackberry Lemonade, Orange Mango FRUITEA CHILLERS™ and Blueberry Pineapple FRUITEA CHILLERS. Pair any of these with Wendy's fan-favorite Strawberry Fields Chicken Salad - back again this summer - for a true refreshing experience.
Wendy's is saying cheers to summer with three new three limited-time beverages, Blackberry Lemonade, Orange Mango FRUITEA CHILLERS and Blueberry Pineapple FRUITEA CHILLERS, to join the return of Wendy's seasonal Strawberry Fields Chicken Salad. The summer salad is made with fresh ingredients like ripe, sweet California strawberries, honey-roasted sunflower seeds and blue cheese crumbles, topped with freshly cooked Applewood Smoked bacon and a grilled chicken breast that is served warm...

Spicy Tequila Mango Smothered Burritos Arrive At Qdoba® »

May 26, 2015 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Qdoba Mexican Grill

New menu addition joins Qdoba’s classic Mango Salad and Mango Salsa as part of the brand’s limited-time, summer lineup
DENVER - May 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - This summer, ignite your taste buds with Qdoba’s new Spicy Tequila Mango Smothered Burrito, which debuts today along with the return of two seasonal favorites, Qdoba’s classic Mango Salad and Mango Salsa.
Amping up Qdoba’s summer menu lineup, the Spicy Tequila Mango Smothered Burrito combines the sweet taste of mangos and fiery heat of habanero with a hint of zesty lime and tequila flavor to unleash the ultimate mashup to guests.
The Spicy Tequila Mango Smother complements three Smothers on Qdoba’s menu - Bold Red Chile, Smoky Chipotle Cream and Savory Queso - which debuted in December 2014...

Ziebart International Corporation Announces New Location In League City, Texas »

May 26, 2015 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Ziebart
Ziebart Opportunities Available

TROY, Mich., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive franchise, Ziebart International Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of their newest location in League City, Texas. After awarding a franchise license in September 2014 to Javier and Mari Pena, the new Texas store will celebrate their Grand Opening on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9am to 5pm. The store is located at 951 FM646 E., Dickinson, TX 77539.
Mr. Pena previously worked in the Houston area's thriving petrochemical industry. Wanting to explore the business world for himself, he searched for franchises in his local area. He was seeking a business opportunity that provided a strong brand name backed by quality products and nationwide warranties, Ziebart was it.
Pena is excited to jumpstart his business by offering his customers a full line of automotive appearance and protection products including Auto Detailing, Window Tint, Rust Protection, Undercoating, Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection, Z-Shield Paint Protection Film, Rhino Linings® Spray-On Bed Liner and a variety of car and truck accessories...

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise In The State Of Georgia »

May 26, 2015 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Conyers, Georgia. Owned and operated by Bryan Sigur, it will be the company's sixth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Georgia, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing of Bryan Sigur, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Sheraton Hotels Opens New Hotel In The East Valley Of Phoenix, Arizona »

May 26, 2015 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Sheraton Hotels

Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville West Opens Close to Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
MESA, Ariz. - May 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the opening of the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Arizona. Independently owned by Arizona hotelier Bob Yost, Sheraton Mesa offers 180 rooms, ample meeting facilities and all of the brand’s signature services and amenities. The opening is part of the Sheraton brand’s strategic $8 billion expansion effort, and further reinforces Sheraton as the most global hotel brand.
Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West is located just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix and eight miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In Keller »

May 26, 2015 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Keller, TX - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Keller on May 20. Franchise owners Jeff Worthen and Chad Huffhines, along with their manager Adrian Vasquez, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, May 20 to Sunday, May 24 to support Community Storehouse.
The new restaurant, located at 1431 Keller Pkwy., circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Community Storehouse.
“We are so happy to open our doors in Keller this spring,” said Huffhines. “This community is a perfect fit for our brand and this new location is another opportunity to give back to our customers...

RLHC Signs New Franchise License Agreement On Colorado Hotel »

May 26, 2015 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Red Lion Hotels

SPOKANE, Wash. - May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced the company has signed a franchise license agreement with the owner of a hotel in La Junta, Colorado.
“With all of the recent news surrounding RLHC, we believe this brand offers the right platforms and marketing for our hotel,” said Rashad Khan of Gemstone Hotels, Inc., the entity which owns the property. “It is exciting to be a part of the national expansion of Red Lion.”
Scheduled to convert in June from an independent hotel to the Red Lion Hotel La Junta, 1325 E 3rd St., the only full-service hotel in the city, has a restaurant, an indoor pool, fitness center, business center, two meeting rooms and complimentary breakfast...

Jamba, Inc. Continues Move To Asset-Light Model With Refranchising Of Additional Stores »

May 26, 2015 at 5:52AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Sells Nine Stores to Existing Franchise Partner; Announces Plans to Complete Additional Sales by the Close of the Third Quarter; Refranchising Initiative Continues to Advance Ahead of Schedule
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 26, 2015 - Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand and leading retailer of freshly-squeezed juice, announced today the completion of a refranchising deal for nine stores in California. The refranchising transaction was reached with existing Jamba franchise partner, Blended Star Norcal. Inc. Jamba expects to close six to seven additional refranchising transactions by the end of the third fiscal quarter of 2015, involving approximately 90-100 stores for expected additional proceeds between $22 million and $25 million...



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