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Jamba Juice Blends Health And Wellness Positioning With Technological Innovation To Attract Loyal Consumers »

July 23, 2014 at 6:04AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice Leverages Technology to Engage 2 Million Consumers with Innovative Mobile Payment and Loyalty Solutions
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 23, 2014 - Jamba Inc., (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand today reaffirmed its commitment to leveraging technology to enhance consumer engagement in Jamba stores. The reaffirmation comes as the Company celebrates the achievement of significant milestones in two of Jamba’s recently-launched technology based programs.
On July 17th the Jamba Insider Rewards™ (JIR) consumer loyalty program passed the one million member mark. The Insider Rewards loyalty program, developed in partnership with Spendgo, provides simplicity for consumers who need only type a phone number entry into a terminal at register in order to receive rewards, personalized offers and free Jamba product...

Roy Rogers® Restaurants To Open New Location In Ocean County, NJ »

July 23, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: Roy Rogers Family Restaurants

Local Franchisee Plans to Open Second Restaurant
July 23, 2014 // // Frederick, MD - Roy Rogers® Restaurants announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with Ed Abramson for a new location in Brick, NJ. The Brick Roy Rogers is projected to open in early 2015, marking the franchisee’s second restaurant opening in the Ocean County market. Abramson is currently owner/operator of the Roys location in Pine Beach, NJ since 1994.
"We are excited about our expansion of Roy Rogers with Ed’s opening of the Brick location," says Jim Plamondon, co-president of The Plamondon Companies who owns the Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. "Ed has been such a great operator and champion of our brand, developing a solid foundation in the Pine Beach community for several years...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's Recently Announced Expansion Plans To Help People Fight The Obesity Battle »

July 23, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's MaxFormation weight loss challenge incorporates customized meal planning and nutritional supplements, bringing success to its 700 participants last year alone.
(PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Obesity is on the rise and officially has earned a spot as one of the leading health risks in our country. Joining risks such as "smoking, alcohol consumption, and high blood pressure" (Wallstreet Journal, 2014), obesity has attacked our nation's health by facilitating the development of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. According to CDC and Prevention from 2009-2010, "more than one-third of adults, or about 78 million people, were obese". What are we as a country doing to stop this?
PricewaterhouseCoopers found, "As much as $493 billion of health-care spending may be attributable to so-called manageable behaviors, including about $200 billion to deal with obesity and weight control…" The vast majority of these expenditures are for the treatment versus prevention of illnesses...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call And Webcast To Report 2nd Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

July 23, 2014 at 5:51AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: "GNC"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has scheduled a conference call and webcast to report its second quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, July 29 at 9:00 am Eastern Time. During the call, discussions may include material developments that occur subsequent to the distribution of this press release but before the scheduled earnings call.
To listen to this call, dial 1-877-232-1784 inside the U.S. and 706-679-4448 outside the U.S. The conference identification number for all callers is 75389288. A webcast of the call will also be available on – via the Investor Relations section under "About GNC" - through August 22, 2014...

HomeVestors Continues Strong Growth During Housing Turnaround, Adding Franchisees At Record Pace »

July 23, 2014 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Number of Franchisees and Closings Up Significantly Over Year Ago
DALLAS - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - HomeVestors of America (the We Buy Ugly Houses® people) has accelerated its growth in both new franchisees and houses purchased during the first six months of 2014, ahead of the pace of a year ago.
"HomeVestors® franchises have reached nearly 500, which represents significant company growth and attests to continued strong interest in real estate investment and the opportunity for investors to build a business based on buying, rehabbing and selling houses in today's market," said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks.
HomeVestors of America, the We Buy Ugly Houses® franchise, was founded and began franchising in 1996...

Mainstream Boutique Fuels Frisco's Undying Demand For Affordable Style »

July 23, 2014 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Mainstream Boutique

New Boutique Offers Ultimate Customer Experience with Unique Products, Personalized Service
Frisco, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Mainstream Boutique, a multi-generational unique and affordable clothing and accessories boutique, is providing Frisco women an unparalleled shopping experience with its first boutique opening in the area. From up-to-date fashions to the incredible service and personalized touch, this affordable, on trend boutique is Frisco's newest go-to destination where women leave looking and feeling their best.
With the buying power of large department stores, but the individuality of an independent boutique, Mainstream Boutique fills the space between the two, creating the best of both worlds for both shop owners and customers...

Shelby D. Roney Joins EXIT Realty In Easton »

July 23, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Easton, Maryland (Grassroots Newswire) - July 21, 2014 - Shelby D. Roney joined EXIT Latham Realty in Easton.
"We’re excited to welcome Shelby to EXIT Realty," says Jim Latham, Broker of EXIT Latham Realty. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Shelby each and every day."
Shelby has been a Realtor since 2003 and is currently Treasurer of the Mid-Shore Board of Realtors, Community Service Chairman and Membership Committee.
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. EXIT’s MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training...

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Mixes It Up With "Mix & Moo For Two" Summer Campaign »

July 23, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Growing Fast-Casual Better Burger Chain Encourages Fans to Share the Summer with a Delicious Duo Deal
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 - It's twice as nice at your local MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes restaurant this summer with the launch of the rapidly-expanding fast-casual, "better burger" concept's "Mix & Moo For Two" summer promotion. Launching July 21, the six-week program offers fans the chance to mix and match any two burgers, any two small fries, and any two regular drinks for just $16.
"Our summer 'MIX & MOO FOR TWO' deal is the perfect way to share the MOOYAH experience with family and friends," said Natalie Anderson, Senior Brand Manager. "In the true spirit of summer, we went wheels off and included all our customizable burgers and made-to-order fries in this deal...

The Alternative Board (TAB) Asks: Do You Lead Or Manage Your Business? New Study Breaks Down The Difference »

July 23, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Alternative Board

When Asked How Well Employees Understand Their Role in Leadership's Vision, Business Owners Gave Themselves a Disappointing C- Average, According to a New Survey by The Alternative Board (TAB)
DENVER, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Accomplishing goals is the most essential function of running a company, according to 46% of entrepreneurs polled by The Alternative Board. By comparison, 38% place more importance on providing a vision for their business. Despite acknowledging how crucial that vision is to the company's success, most leaders need help communicating it: participants averaged just 7.1 out of 10 when grading themselves on how effectively they expressed their vision to their team.
"It's important that the leader establishes and communicates a vision...

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Flavored Ice Teas At Green Leaf’s & Bananas And Kicks Off Banana Art Contest »

July 23, 2014 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

New Hibiscus, Mango and Pomegranate Flavored Teas join the Menu for a Limited Time Along with a "Best of the Bunch" Banana Lover's Art Contest Thru August 25th
July 23, 2014 // // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced it has added new flavored iced teas in Hibiscus, Mango and Pomegranate at its restaurant concepts, Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt participating locations for a limited time.
"Our new flavored iced teas are delicious with a taste of mango, pomegranate or hibiscus," said Paula Doyle, Vice President of Marketing, Villa Enterprises. "We just added these heavenly thirst-quenching tea flavors and guests love them already...

New Menchie's Store In Scottsdale Town Center Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

July 22, 2014 at 1:00PM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
July 22, 2014 // // Scottsdale, AZ – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Scottsdale at 15678 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Suite 120. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Scottsdale 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.
"It's always been a dream of mine to open a small business, so when I walked into Menchie's for the first time, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of," said franchisee, Mark Phelan...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results »

July 22, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

Total Revenues Increased 1.7%; Revenue Increased Over 32% in Acceptance Now and Over 56% in Mexico; Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.33, Including a Restructuring Charge of Approximately $0.05 per Diluted Share Related to Store Consolidation Plan
PLANO, Texas - July 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Second Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues were $773.2 million, an increase of $12.7 million from total revenues of $760.5 million for the same period in the prior year. This 1.7% increase in total revenues was primarily due to increases of approximately $38.3 million in the Acceptance Now segment and approximately $6...

NEW: Special Veteran Benefits Offered To Military Veterans From My Music Skool Company »

July 22, 2014 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: My Music Skool
My Music Skool Opportunities Available

<p>July 22, 2014 // // My Music Skool Company just announced that Special Discounts are available to Qualified Military Veterans. As a new member of VetFran, My Music Skool is committed to helping military veterans.</p>
<p>If you're a military veteran who wishes to have a kick start at an exciting opportunity to own My Music Skool in any State listed below, you should contact My Music Skool Corporate Office at, (303)953-1731 or email,</p>
<p>To ease your entry into this exciting business model, you will receive 25% off of Initial Franchise Fees when you become our franchisee. In addition, you will be supported to serve your neighborhoods by offering special discounts to your local veterans...

Tropical Smoothie Café Commits $20 Million For Franchisee Financing »

July 22, 2014 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Food-and-Smoothie Franchise Lends Directly to Franchisees as Same-Store Sales Surge
ATLANTA - July 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Tropical Smoothie Café, with the backing of private equity firm BIP Capital, has launched a financing program to help existing franchisees open additional restaurants nationwide by providing up to $20 million in loans. The company has already approved more than $2.5 million through the program, signaling pent-up demand from franchisees. In June the first two cafes opened under the program, one in Melbourne, Florida, and the other in Syosset, New York.
"Our same-store sales and store openings continue to grow, which shows consumers love our brand," said Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Mike Rotondo...

Postal Connections Opens In Hockessin Pack, Ship And Business Services Store Brings Convenience To Delaware City »

July 22, 2014 at 10:36AM PDT | Source: Postal Connections of America

Pack, Ship and Business Services Store Brings Convenience to Delaware City
HOCKESSIN, Del. - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Now open, the new Hockessin Postal Connections of America (PCA) brings easy and convenient access to packaging, shipping, printing and an array of business services to 7209 Lancaster Pike. The PCA store offering convenient parking and personalized service is the newest location in the nationwide franchise network.
Owned and operated by Rick and Susan Martin, of Wilmington, the PCA Hockessin Village store provides expert packaging and shipping -- domestic and international - high quality printing, low cost printer cartridges available in-store or online, mailbox service, freight, copies, scanning and storage, notary and fax...

New Menchie's Store In Redhawk Towne Center Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

July 22, 2014 at 10:25AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
July 22, 2014 // // TEMECULA, Ca. – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Temecula at 32195 Temecula Parkway, Suite 102, Temecula, CA 92592. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Temecula 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. In addition to the grand opening festivities, the location is also partnering with a local charity, Rancho Damacitas, to raise awareness about the organization's mission to place women and children in unsafe situations in a secure and protected environment...

Capriotti's To Debut In Virginia »

July 22, 2014 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Opportunities Available

Sandwich Shop Expanding East Coast Presence With First Virginia Restaurant In Rosslyn
July 22, 2014 // // LAS VEGAS – Capriotti's Sandwich Shop announces the upcoming arrival of their first Virginia restaurant in Rosslyn on August 4, 2014. The new location will be the inaugural restaurant for the sandwich franchise in the state and marks the chain's commitment to expanding its reach across the United States. Franchisee, George Vincent Jr., also introduced the Capriotti's concept in Washington D.C. last year to much fanfare and a special visit from Vice President, Joe Biden.
Established in 1976 and with over 100 locations in 14 states and federal districts, Capriotti's is dedicated to serving guests delicious, handmade subs crafted with fresh ingredients...

Domino's Pizza Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

July 22, 2014 at 9:45AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Delivers Strong Global Sales and Profit Growth
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the second quarter of 2014, comprised of strong growth in both same store sales and global store counts, which resulted in 17.5% EPS growth, or 67 cents per share. Domestic same store sales grew 5.4% during the quarter versus the year-ago period, continuing the positive sales momentum in the Company's domestic business. The international division also posted strong results with same store sales growth of 7.7% during the quarter, marking the 82nd consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth. The Company had global net store growth of 133 stores in the second quarter of 2014...

Hilton Worldwide Brings Columbia, S.C. Its First Dual-Branded Property »

July 22, 2014 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: Hilton Garden Inn

Historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to be Converted to Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites
July 22, 2014 // // MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Columbia, S.C. Franchisee, Gervais Street Hotel, LLC and development and management company, CN Hotels, Inc., will rebrand, convert and expand the historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to a 110-room Hilton Garden Inn and 100-room Home2 Suites located at 1615 Gervais Street in Columbia.
This development is slated to open in 2016 and will join Hilton Worldwide’s current portfolio of 16 Hilton Worldwide dual-branded hotels.
"The signing of the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites Columbia Downtown marks a strategic implementation for us in a top market," said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide...

La Quinta Holdings To Report Second Quarter 2014 Earnings And Host Conference Call »

July 22, 2014 at 9:37AM PDT | Source: La Quinta Inn

IRVING, Texas - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - La Quinta Holdings Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: LQ) today announced that the Company will release financial results for the second quarter 2014 after the market closes on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
The Company will host a conference call for investors and other interested parties beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The call can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-3982, or (201) 493-6780 for international participants. Participants may also access the live call via webcast by visiting the Company's investor relations website at
The replay of the call will be available from approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2014 through midnight Eastern Time on August 26, 2014...

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