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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Introduces New Sweet And Satisfying Mason Jar Desserts »

December 12, 2014 at 9:31AM PST | Source: Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc.

From Raspberry Chocolate Mousse to Key Lime Pie, A Flurry of Flavors Are Available at Locations Across the Country
December 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, a polished casual dining establishment featuring a broad selection of delicious food and micro-brewed and specialty beers, has introduced a set of tantalizing desserts prepared and presented in old-fashioned Mason jars. These unique offerings are loaded with flavors and are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
"We're always looking for ways to keep our menu fresh and unique," said Stan Frankenthaler, Chief Officer of Food, Beverage and Strategic Supply. "Our new Mason jar desserts are updated takes on traditional desserts such as ice cream sundaes and homemade pies...

Krispy Kreme Expands Its Presence In South Korea »

December 12, 2014 at 9:26AM PST | Source: Krispy Kreme

Grand Opening of Krispy Kreme in Jeonju Jeonbuk Marks 100th Shop in Korea, 300th in Asia Pacific
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2014-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) advances its presence in Asia Pacific with the planned opening of its 100th store in Korea. The global sweet treat retailer's Korea-based franchisee, Lotteria Co., Ltd., is scheduled to mark the milestone with a December 16, 2014 grand opening celebration for its fans.
Located in Jeonju Jeonbuk, a city of rich history, the new 3,200 square foot (300 sq. m) doughnut factory features indoor seating for 50 guests. The focal point of the store will be Krispy Kreme's iconic Doughnut Theater® viewing area, where customers of all ages can enjoy watching the melt-in-your-mouth doughnut varieties being cooked, glazed, filled and topped in front of them anytime the Hot Doughnuts Now® sign is illuminated...

Massage Envy Spa Expands In Houston & Dallas/Fort Worth »

December 11, 2014 at 12:42PM PST | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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Nation's Largest Massage Therapy Franchise Signs Franchise Agreements for Five New Clinics; Opens Four Additional Clinics in Texas Markets
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today significant growth in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth markets with the recent signing of franchise agreements for five new clinics to open next year. In addition, four new Massage Envy Spa locations recently opened their doors in the Houston and DFW areas. On the heels of this rapid growth, the brand is eager to keep the momentum going and is targeting additional areas in the state for expansion including: Burleson, College Station, Granbury, Killeen, Midland, Odessa, Temple, Texarkana, Victoria and Weatherford...

Little Caesars(R) Pizza Doubles Down On Detroit »

December 11, 2014 at 12:21PM PST | Source: Little Caesars Pizza
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Iconic Detroit-born Business to Build New, Eight-Story, 205,000 Square Foot Global Resource Center New Facility to Double Size of Little Caesars World Headquarters Campus in Michigan's Largest City
DETROIT, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five years after moving its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit's Fox Office Center, Little Caesars is building a brand-new 205,000-square-foot Global Resource Center, expanding its world headquarters campus in Detroit to more than twice its current size.
The new Little Caesars Global Resource Center, to be built on Woodward Avenue at Columbia Street, is Detroit's first newly constructed corporate headquarters building in more than a decade and only the seventh since 1950. To support the diverse needs of its employees, the Ilitch organization will also completely renovate the 186,000 square foot Little Caesars Fox Office Center into a modern, flexible, open and collaborative workspace...

Realogy Appoints Sherry M. Smith To Its Board Of Directors »

December 11, 2014 at 11:11AM PST | Source: Realogy Corporation

Former Chief Financial Officer of SuperValu Inc. Appointed as Independent Board Member
MADISON, N.J., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, today announced the appointment of Sherry M. Smith to its Board of Directors and a member of its Audit Committee. The Board also designated Ms. Smith as an "audit committee financial expert," a designation that has been made for all four members of the Realogy Audit Committee.
Most recently, Ms. Smith served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of SuperValu Inc. (NYSE: SVU), a $17 billion grocery retailer and food distributor headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where she played a critical leadership role in finance and related functions, including strategic initiatives, acquisitions and business transformation activities...

Fuddruckers Debuts First Of Ten Fast Casual Restaurant Locations In Chile With South American Franchisee SRTC; Santiago Site In Sought After Las Condes Area »

December 11, 2014 at 11:00AM PST | Source: Fuddruckers
Fuddruckers Opportunities Available

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuddruckers, a Texas-based heritage brand formally debuted its first South American site in Santiago, Chile today with Chilean franchisee, SRTC. The 3,500-square-foot, fast casual restaurant with dynamic roadhouse decor and seating for 140 is located at Isidora Goyenchea 3275 in the upscale Las Condes neighborhood. The partnership calls for the construction of an additional nine Fuddruckers restaurants throughout Chile and South America over the next several years.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "We are excited to continue the global growth of the Fuddruckers brand through partnerships with homegrown operators like SRTC, who have established themselves as leaders in the field...

Fuddruckers Debuts In Delaware; New Home For The 'World's Greatest Hamburgers' And Premium Fast Casual Fare Offers Prime Newark Location »

December 11, 2014 at 10:54AM PST | Source: Fuddruckers
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NEWARK, Del., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 6,430-square-foot Fuddruckers fast casual restaurant opens in Newark, Delaware today. Luby's, Inc. operates the site, which is located at 40 Geoffrey Drive, just off Churchmans Road and in close proximity to Center Pointe Plaza and Delaware Technical Community College. The newly remodeled restaurant is the first Fuddruckers in the state.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "We are thrilled to introduce Fuddruckers to Delaware and believe that the family-oriented demographics of Newark make it a perfect place for this delicious brand. We are introducing a fun and friendly gathering place in keeping with the needs of the community."
A dynamic design scheme, which references Fuddruckers' classic, Americana origins, sets an inviting backdrop for a family gathering, work lunch or date night...

Planet Sub Re-ignites Their Annual 12 Days Of PSub Promotion »

December 11, 2014 at 10:49AM PST | Source: Planet Sub
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December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Planet Sub has recently announced via their Facebook and Twitter pages that they will once again be running their annual 12 Days of PSub promotion starting 12/12/2014. The 38 store chain will be offering deals each and every day to their fan base with the promise of steep discounts and prize opportunities.
New this year, the brand will be utilizing their freshly launched payment app (search: "Planet Sub" in the app store - iOS & Android) to divvy up rewards, and offer bonus credit earning opportunities. The franchisor also plans to run scavenger hunt type prize runs at some of their individual franchise locations.
With discounts and offers geared towards families, kids, adults, and regular customers alike, the brand hopes to once again drive additional traffic through their doors in an otherwise slower business period in their segment...

DoubleTree By Hilton Minneapolis North Opens »

December 11, 2014 at 10:38AM PST | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Thirteen-story Hotel Managed by Hilton Worldwide Undergoes Extensive Renovation and Rebranding as DoubleTree by Hilton
December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis North, a 13-story, suburban high-rise hotel located in Brooklyn Center and surrounded by more than 500 acres of parks and walking paths. Formerly the Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis North debuts a $4 million transformation that includes modern, stylish updates throughout the property. At the helm of the freshly-renovated hotel is veteran hotelier and Minnesota Native, Robert "Rosco" Larson, who has been appointed as general manager, bringing with him an extensive knowledge of the Twin Cities market...

Hooters Of America Partners With Forum Analytics For A Comprehensive Real Estate Planning Solution »

December 11, 2014 at 10:29AM PST | Source: Hooters

December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA - Hooters of America, LLC, the Atlanta-based operator and franchisor of over 415 Hooters locations in 26 countries is partnering with Forum Analytics for a customized real estate planning and market-optimization solution. The collaboration will advance Hooters real estate operations to new levels and enable the iconic wing joint to make real-time, data-driven decisions by allowing users to share market data and sales forecasts, as well as impact estimates and site packet materials via SIMMS Online, Forum's proprietary mapping, reporting and analytic platform.
"We're pleased to forge this new relationship with Forum Analytics and work together to develop a custom real estate planning solution," said Mark Whittle, senior vice president of development for Hooters...

Dental Fix Awards 14th Franchise In The State Of Texas »

December 11, 2014 at 10:21AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 70th franchise of 2014, in Houston, Texas, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Houston market, will be the 14th van to launch in the State of Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 121 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...

Starwood Hotels' Eco-Wise Element Brand Debuts In New Hampshire »

December 11, 2014 at 10:14AM PST | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Owner Norwich Partners Donates $100,000 to Local Children's Causes and Announces Plans to Donate 200+ Acres for Conservation
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced its trailblazing, eco-wise Element brand has opened its first hotel in New Hampshire. Element Hanover-Lebanon offers a fresh, re-imagined perspective on the extended stay experience with 120 stylish, sustainable rooms and an atmosphere designed to fuel a life in balance and on the move. Ideally located at the entrance of Altaria Business Park, the new Element is a key anchor of a mixed-use complex owned and developed by Norwich Partners. The hotel is managed by True North Hotel Group.
"Element Hanover-Lebanon provides a compelling, new option for travelers in an unbeatable location," said Brian McGuinness , Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood...

Hurricane Grill & Wings(R) Opens First Tennessee Location »

December 11, 2014 at 9:39AM PST | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
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Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open Knoxville Location
December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its commitment to expansion by opening Tennessee's very first location in Knoxville, at the gateway to Turkey Creek. 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 franchisee Henry Sadiq of Ampa Restaurants, which owns multi-unit retail and food service businesses. This will be their first Hurricane Grill & Wings location with plans to open four additional units over the next three years...

Krispy Kreme Rolls Out New Customer Loyalty App In Select Markets »

December 11, 2014 at 9:21AM PST | Source: Krispy Kreme

Richmond, Nashville and Detroit Area Krispy Kreme Fans Get First Look at My Krispy Kreme Treats App
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2014-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) has introduced its new My Krispy Kreme Treats customer loyalty App with an initial launch in Richmond, Nashville and greater Detroit and Grand Rapids area locations. Residents in the initial launch area can now use the ease of their iOS and Android smartphone technology to earn reward points and redeem them for free products at Krispy Kreme retail shops in these test markets. Guests also have the option to use their credit card to store value on the App to make purchases at Krispy Kreme locations in the test markets.
“The new My Krispy Kreme Treats App is designed as a complement to our existing guest engagement offerings,” says Dwayne Chambers, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Krispy Kreme...

First Menchie's Store In Bahrain Celebrates Grand Opening »

December 10, 2014 at 11:31AM PST | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // MUHARRAQ, Bahrain – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, opens its newest store in Bahrain at Building No. 12B, Road No. 01, Block 202, Muharraq, Bahrain. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a favorite in the country!
Menchie's is a global leader in the frozen yogurt market and operates more than 475 locations throughout the world in 15 different countries, with Bahrain marking Menchie's debut in its 16th country. Although Menchie's Muharraq is the first location in Bahrain, the brand already has plans to open two additional units in Sanad and Tubli...

Realogy Appoints Sherry M. Smith To Its Board Of Directors »

December 10, 2014 at 10:02AM PST | Source: Realogy Corporation

Former Chief Financial Officer of SuperValu Inc. Appointed as Independent Board Member
MADISON, N.J. - Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, today announced the appointment of Sherry M. Smith to its Board of Directors and a member of its Audit Committee. The Board also designated Ms. Smith as an "audit committee financial expert," a designation that has been made for all four members of the Realogy Audit Committee.
Most recently, Ms. Smith served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of SuperValu Inc. (NYSE: SVU), a $17 billion grocery retailer and food distributor headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where she played a critical leadership role in finance and related functions, including strategic initiatives, acquisitions and business transformation activities...

New Horizons Recognized Among The World’s Top 20 IT Training Companies »

December 10, 2014 at 9:32AM PST | Source: New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Conshohocken, PA - Dec 03, 2014 - New Horizons Computer Learning Centers today announced it has again earned a spot among the Top 20 Information Technology (IT) educational companies in the world for the seventh straight year since the award was first established in 2008 by the leading website TrainingIndustry.com.
This prestigious award recognizes New Horizons’ excellence in leadership and innovation in IT training, breadth of IT training, delivery methods offered, geographic reach, and other qualifying criteria.
The Top 20 IT Training Companies list continues to get stronger and more global in nature every year," said Ken Taylor, Training Industry Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer. "We have added several new companies to the list this year, as we strive to showcase companies that can truly deliver the full portfolio of IT training that every corporation needs to provide their employees...

Pinot's Palette Partners With Constellation Brands To Feature The Dreaming Tree Wine In Locations Nationwide »

December 10, 2014 at 9:11AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, an upscale entertainment art studio known nationally for providing guests with a fun night out with painting and wine, is partnering with international wine supplier Constellation Brands to feature The Dreaming Tree wines in all studios with bar and retail sections, making it the first paint and sip chain to implement a nationwide beverage program.
Initially, the featured wines will include The Dreaming Tree's 2012 Crush Red Blend, 2013 Chardonnay, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Everyday White Wine.
Based in Victor, N.Y., and with more than 40 facilities around the world, Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with more than 100 brands in its portfolio and operations in the U...

Little Caesars® Pizza Doubles Down On Detroit »

December 10, 2014 at 8:54AM PST | Source: Little Caesars Pizza
Little Caesars Pizza Opportunities Available

Iconic Detroit-born Business to Build New, Eight-Story, 205,000 Square Foot Global Resource Center; New Facility to Double Size of Little Caesars World Headquarters Campus in Michigan's Largest City
DETROIT - Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Twenty-five years after moving its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit's Fox Office Center, Little Caesars is building a brand-new 205,000-square-foot Global Resource Center, expanding its world headquarters campus in Detroit to more than twice its current size.
The new Little Caesars Global Resource Center, to be built on Woodward Avenue at Columbia Street, is Detroit's first newly constructed corporate headquarters building in more than a decade and only the seventh since 1950. To support the diverse needs of its employees, the Ilitch organization will also completely renovate the 186,000 square foot Little Caesars Fox Office Center into a modern, flexible, open and collaborative workspace...

Salons By JC Opens In Saint Cloud, Minnesota »

December 10, 2014 at 7:30AM PST | Source: Salons By JC

Brings Together Collection of Beauty Professionals in One Luxurious Location
December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Salons By JC, the nation’s fastest-growing salon suite franchise concept, has opened its newest location at 132 Division Street in Waite Park, Minnesota.
The latest concept in the more than $75 billion salon industry services sector, Salons By JC leases private suites to beauty and wellness professionals – including hair stylists, nail technicians, facialists and massage therapists – who run their own businesses.
"One of the best things about Salons By JC is that we bring together a collection of independent beauty professionals in one luxurious location," said owner Andrew Horton, a 15-year veteran of the franchise industry who, along with his father, is committed to opening three more locations throughout Northern Minnesota over the next few years...



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