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@Work Group Among Franchise Business Review's Top 50 Franchises »

January 26, 2015 at 4:40AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Staffing franchisor named to list of today's top franchises based on franchisee satisfaction survey.
January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - @Work Group, a national staffing franchisor, was recognized on the Franchise Business Review 2015's Top 50 Franchise Opportunities. This is the second time @Work Group has received the coveted recognition.
In its 10th year, the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are the only franchise rankings based on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, conducts thousands of independent surveys of franchisees across the industry and honors the companies with the highest level of satisfaction among franchise operators...

Filta Announces Chief Business Development Officer »

January 26, 2015 at 4:37AM PST | Source: Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) January 25, 2015 - The Filta Group, Inc announced today that Keith Segrue is joining Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions in the newly created position of Chief Business Development Officer.
Segrue, who has a long history in the Restaurant Service sector having driven growth for EcoLab and headed sales for Nasdaq listed Swisher Hygiene, Inc., starts with Filta in January 2015.
"We are delighted to have Keith join us as we continue to grow and develop national accounts for our Franchise Owners," said Victor Clewes, Chairman of The Filta Group. "His knowledge and depth of experience will be an asset for the entire business."
Segrue will coordinate strategic sales planning, program development and national account development for the business...

Mr. Appliance Ranks Among Franchise Times 500 »

January 26, 2015 at 4:33AM PST | Source: Mr. Appliance

Franchise continues growth in 2015.
WACO,Texas (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 - Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation.
Mr. Appliance was ranked at 446 on the list. "At Mr. Appliance, we are always striving to create a world class experience and making the Franchise 500 is affirmation of that mission," said Doug Rogers, President of Mr. Appliance.
The list honors franchisors that offer the best opportunities for success based on criteria such as financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of system. The rankings are decided based on data from 2014.
Mr. Appliance saw a successful year of growth in 2014...

Domino's Pizza® Prepares For Biggest Delivery Day Of The Year, Launches Tracker On Your Samsung Smart TV »

January 26, 2015 at 4:25AM PST | Source: Domino's Pizza

On Feb. 1, Domino's expects to sell more than 11 million slices of pizza, with 50 percent of sales coming from digital ordering channels.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Football players aren't the only ones who have been preparing for the big game on Feb. 1. Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is bringing its fan-favorite Domino's Tracker® to your Samsung Smart TV, just in time for the company's busiest delivery day of the year.
As the New England and Seattle football teams get ready for their biggest Sunday of the season, Domino's expects to deliver more than 11 million pizza slices and more than 3 million chicken wings nationwide on game day – nearly an 80 percent overall increase from a typical Sunday...

Celebrate Super Sunday At Twin Peaks Restaurant On Sunday, February 1 »

January 26, 2015 at 4:21AM PST | Source: Twin Peaks

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 - Twin Peaks, the ultimate sports lodge known for its rugged man-cave atmosphere and playful Twin Peaks Girls, will host a blowout Super Sunday watch party on February 1 as Seattle takes on New England in football's most exciting game of the year. One lucky guest will also walk away with two tickets to Draft Day in Chicago.
Twin Peaks is every football lover's ideal game day hideaway. Each Twin Peaks location features multiple high definition televisions visible from every angle so guests won't miss a single play. Twin Peaks has the perfect game day feast with dishes like the BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos and Spicy Buffalo Wings. No Super Sunday party would be complete without freezing, 29-degree draft beer served by the beautiful Twin Peaks Girls dressed in playful football-inspired gear...

Menchie’s Expands Reach With First Arkansas Location At Alcoa Exchange In Bryant »

January 26, 2015 at 4:01AM PST | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // BRYANT, Ark. – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, opens its newest store at Alcoa Exchange, located at 7301 Alcoa Rd., Suite 5, Bryant, AR 72022. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Bryant favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, January 24 to Friday, January 31, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.
"I've always been a people person and enjoy building valuable relationships with others, so introducing the Menchie's concept to Arkansas was the perfect choice for me," said franchisee, Pat Abshire...

Liniger Among Top 2015 Real Estate Leaders »

January 23, 2015 at 9:31AM PST | Source: RE/MAX

Annual Industry Rankings Recognize Liniger As Powerful Influencer
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER – Back in the role of CEO, Dave Liniger is named by industry insiders as an exceptional leader, recognized by the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) and Inman's list of 33 People Who are Changing the Real Estate Industry. Both sources cite Liniger's impressive impact on the real estate industry over decades, paying respect to the man who unquestionably revolutionized the industry and acknowledging Liniger's unprecedented tenacity during the 42-year history of the RE/MAX organization.
"It's always humbling to be recognized by your peers in an industry that you're so passionate about. But there's still plenty of work to be done and I'm excited to be working with great RE/MAX brokers and agents, even after 40-plus exciting years," says Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC...

Value Place Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2014 Results »

January 23, 2015 at 9:06AM PST | Source: Value Place

Full-year Company revenue increases by 50.9 percent & fourth quarter system-wide same-store RevPAR increases by 14.3 percent
WICHITA, Kan. - January 23, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Value Place, the nation's fastest growing extended-stay hotel brand, today released its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results.
Fourth Quarter 2014 Highlights:

The Company's revenue increased by 23.9 percent to $28.4 million as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013
Royalty revenue increased by 17.5 percent as compared to fourth quarter in 2013
System-wide hotel room revenue was $56.9 million, an increase of 17.6 percent over fourth quarter of 2013
Same-store system-wide hotel room revenue per available room (RevPAR) rose 14...

National Property Inspections Named A Top Franchise Opportunity Of 2015 »

January 23, 2015 at 9:00AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

NPI is featured on Franchise Gator's Top 100 list
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce its inclusion on Franchise Gator's new list of Top 100 Franchises of 2015. Franchise Gator is one of the largest franchise and business opportunity directories in North America.
Franchise Gator's Top 100 Franchises of 2015 were carefully selected by measuring the quality of a franchise system over time. The rankings are based on a formula created from various parts of a franchisor's franchise disclosure document (FDD) and focus on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability...

Second Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opens In Pittsburgh »

January 23, 2015 at 8:30AM PST | Source: Crowne Plaza

Renovated Hotel Offers Easy Access to Downtown Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh International Airport
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the 199-room Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree hotel, following a $4 million renovation by the ownership. At the closest IHG full service hotel to Pittsburgh, guests will enjoy modern décor and a host of preferred amenities designed to cater to the modern day business traveler.
Guests at the Pittsburgh hotel will experience the Crowne Plaza brand's new "Always On" enhancements that are focused on connectivity, wellness and productivity. The 24-hour business center features U-Connect, the hospitality industry's leading business center solution while new technology offers single Internet sign-on, free and reliable Wi-Fi, one-click secure wireless printing and easy access to power outlets and charging cords...

Edible Arrangements Names Havas Worldwide New York Creative Agency Of Record »

January 23, 2015 at 7:41AM PST | Source: Edible Arrangements

NEW YORK - Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Edible Arrangements has named Havas Worldwide as Integrated Agency of Record.
Havas Worldwide will produce traditional and digital campaigns and work on brand strategy for the fresh-fruit gift company, including a new campaign for 2015.
"Havas Worldwide combines the keen consumer insights, creative imagination, and digital savvy necessary to support our growing global brand," said Rob Price, President of Edible Arrangements. "Most of all, they are genuinely passionate about our business and the success of our talented franchisees."
About Edible Arrangements
Edible Arrangements is the leading online retailer and franchisor of stores offering hand crafted fruit arrangements, chocolate covered fruit and fresh fruit smoothies...

Le Meridien Debuts In Ohio With The Opening Of Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph »

January 23, 2015 at 7:26AM PST | Source: Le Meridien

Columbus' First Art Hotel Opens in the Thriving Short North Arts District, Featuring Exclusive Works from the World Renowned Pizzuti Collection and a Specially Commissioned Portfolio of Ohio Art
COLUMBUS, Ohio - January 23, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the opening of Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph. The highly anticipated new hotel opens in Downtown Columbus at 620 North High Street, in the vibrant Short North Arts District. Owned and developed by The Pizzuti Companies and managed by Wischermann Partners, the new 10 story hotel has been designed by renowned Miami-based firm Arquitectonica to complement the unique historical aesthetic of Columbus' Short North neighborhood...

Cousins Subs® In Appleton, Wis. Supports Those In Need »

January 23, 2015 at 5:29AM PST | Source: Cousins Subs

Restaurant Makes Monetary Donation To Fox Valley Warming Shelter
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // APPLETON, WIS. – Cousins Subs® located at 706 W. Northland Ave. in Appleton, Wis. recently donated approximately $838 to the Fox Valley Warming Shelter (FVWS), which provides homeless men and women with life’s basic needs - shelter, food, clothing and safety - along with referrals to local resources to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
Funds were raised through the restaurant’s "Stuff the Stocking" fundraiser that ran throughout the holiday season. Supporters were able to purchase paper ornaments for $1 or stop by the restaurant’s donation night event where 10 percent of proceeds went to FVWS.
"As a member of this community, I feel it is imperative to come together to help those in need," said Kim Seidler, owner of the Northland Avenue Cousins Subs...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands Presence In Vermont And New Hampshire »

January 23, 2015 at 5:22AM PST | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced the merger of Lang McLaughry Real Estate, which has 15 offices throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, and Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty, which has three offices in New Hampshire. The combined company will be operating as Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.
Simultaneous with this transaction, the combined company has acquired Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty, which has five offices across Vermont. A total of 22 offices across Vermont and New Hampshire now will operate as Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.
"Lang McLaughry was established in 1959, bringing an established reputation built over 56 years for service and excellence in the community, and Four Seasons and Vermont Country Properties are both highly respected companies with a similar focus on service excellence...

Starwood Hotels Accelerates Growth In North America »

January 23, 2015 at 5:08AM PST | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Company to Surpass 600th Hotel Milestone in North America in 2015 Following 23 Openings and 64 Signings in 2014
STAMFORD, Conn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it expects another year of accelerated growth in North America, where it will surpass the 600th hotel milestone in the next two months. The company's growth is being driven by the rapid expansion of its Specialty Select Brands, the continued growth of its Upper Upscale brands and increased demand for luxury hotel offerings. In 2014, Starwood opened 23 new hotels and signed 64 new hotel deals in North America, a 23% signings increase over the previous year and the most deals signed in one year since before the global economic crisis...

Hospitality International, Inc. Welcomes Scottish Inns And Suites White Settlement Texas »

January 23, 2015 at 4:44AM PST | Source: Scottish Inns

Tucker, GA - January 9th 2015 - Hospitality International Inc. is pleased to welcome the Scottish Inns and Suites White Settlement, Texas to the Hospitality International franchise system.
Scottish Inns and Suites White Settlement Texas is conveniently located to the downtown Fort Worth area. Each of the 47 tastefully appointed guest rooms come equipped with standard amenities that are sure to please even the most discerning traveler. All rooms offer a refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, high speed internet access, hairdryer, iron, ironing board and free parking.
Scottish Ins and Suites is minutes away from fine dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. The Fort Worth Stockyards, National Historic District, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Christian University, the Fort Worth International Airport, and Six Flags Over Texas are a few of the many popular attractions and landmarks just a short drive from the hotel...

Local Entrepreneur Purchases Inland Northwest American Leak Detection Franchise Territory »

January 23, 2015 at 4:38AM PST | Source: American Leak Detection

Franchise In Eastern Washington & North Idaho Changes Hands
SPOKANE, Wash. - Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Margaret Cassidy, a Hayden, Idaho resident, acquired an American Leak Detection (ALD) franchise in Spokane and North Idaho this month. Like all ALD franchisees, Cassidy will offer her customers leak detection without destruction.
"I knew I wanted a change in my life," said Cassidy, who spent 25 years in the international manufacturing business. "I've always wanted to own my own business and American Leak Detection has allowed me to provide a service that saves people money and helps protect a precious resource. It's a win-win."
In December of 2014, Cassidy completed intensive training away from her husband and two kids to become a certified "Original Leak Specialist...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification »

January 23, 2015 at 4:34AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - January 23, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is proud to announce their ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO 9001:2008 certification formally acknowledges CPR's establishment of an effective Quality Management System which adheres to ISO's strict requirements, provides technical and operational training, and is dedicated to achieving customer satisfaction.
Josh Sevick, CPR President said, "We are extremely proud of CPR's recent ISO 9001:2008 certification. Earning this certification is a clear demonstration of CPR's commitment to excellence and to ensuring our customers with the best possible service by the most well-trained workforce in the industry...

Orkin Establishes Three New International Franchises »

January 23, 2015 at 4:31AM PST | Source: Orkin

ATLANTA - Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Rollins Inc., a global services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established its first franchise in India and expanded its presence in Mexico with the addition of two new franchises located in Jalisco and Aguascalientes/Guanajuato.
"We are excited to launch our first franchise in India and believe this emerging country provides a great opportunity for us as we continue to grow our Orkin brand internationally," said Tom Luczynski, Orkin group vice president of global development and franchising. "The franchise is headquartered in Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka with a population of over 8 million. They will also provide pest control service in three additional cities - Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai...

Gigi's Cupcakes Goes Gluten Free In 2015 »

January 23, 2015 at 4:19AM PST | Source: Gigi's Cupcakes

Gourmet Gluten-Free Cupcakes Now Available Daily from America's Largest Cupcake Franchise
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - January 22, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gigi's Cupcakes has kicked off the new year with the introduction of gluten-free versions of its award-winning gourmet cupcakes. Now, guests who prefer to follow a gluten-free diet can enjoy mouthwatering cupcakes in their favorite flavors every day of the week.
Each Gigi's Cupcakes bakery is now offering at least three different flavors of gourmet gluten-free cupcakes daily. The weekly gluten-free cupcake menu can be found at GigisCupcakesUSA.com/gluten-free-cupcakes and features customer favorites such as Wedding Cake and Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip. Many locations will also bake up gluten-free specials unique to their neighborhoods and special orders are available on request...



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