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Uncle Maddio’s Signs Largest Multi-Unit Deal To Date »

March 26, 2015 at 6:49AM PDT | Source: Uncle Maddio's

JUMP Restaurant Management, subsidiary of Jubilee Restaurant Group, To open 13 units in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Fast-casual pizza pioneer Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced today the signing of its largest franchise deal to date. JUMP Restaurant Management, a subsidiary of Jubilee Restaurant Group, will develop 13 Uncle Maddio’s across the Mid-South. Communities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, La.; Greater Memphis, Tenn. and Southaven and Olive Branch, Miss. will soon be able to enjoy Uncle Maddio’s premium, customized pizza experience.
“We researched the fast-casual pizza segment for two-and-a-half years before choosing Uncle Maddio’s,” said Seth Hargett, founder and president of Jubilee Restaurant Group...

Tony Roma’s Announces Plan To Expand Presence In Australia »

March 26, 2015 at 6:41AM PDT | Source: Tony Roma's

New Development Agreement will bring the Iconic Restaurant brand to Sydney & Melbourne
Orlando, Fla (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill, announces the signing of a new development agreement with Three Home Runs Pty. Ltd. to build an additional three Tony Roma’s restaurants in Australia. There is currently one Tony Roma’s in Perth, Australia, owned and operated by franchise partners Harry Djakaria and Denning Chong.
“We are excited about this new agreement as it allows us to grow our Tony Roma’s brand in key markets throughout Australia, where we know guests will fall in love with our world-famous ribs and signature food and beverages,” said Ken Myres, President of Romacorp, Inc...

New Book By Dina Dwyer-Owens Challenges Business Leaders To Focus On Values »

March 26, 2015 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Dwyer Group, The

World-renowned business leader and author shares the importance of leading with values to achieve personal and professional goals.
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Now, more than ever, the business community needs a return to values-based operations, says acclaimed author and speaker Dina Dwyer-Owens in her new book Values, Inc.
"It's been said that 95 percent of companies that have a code of values don't even use it," Dwyer-Owens said. "You see examples of this everywhere and it is disturbing. I want people to see that by leading with values and taking a stand, they can make a difference and change the world."
In Values, Inc. Dwyer-Owens hopes to revolutionize the way business leaders think about success by offering inspiring stories from admirable companies, business leaders and even heroes from across the globe who have overcome obstacles using a firm set of values...

Valpak® Teams With IndyCar’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing For Second Year »

March 26, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak announced today that it will once again partner with IndyCar Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing. This will be the second year for the exciting partnership that combines America's love of racing with the Valpak loyal audience.
Featured driver Graham Rahal will make an appearance on the Valpak envelope later this year, as well as promote the Valpak smart phone app and spread the Valpak savings message nationwide on the Verizon IndyCar Series circuit. Graham will promote Valpak's mobile offerings and savings on the go around the country.
"We're excited that Graham and the team will share the Valpak message throughout the circuit," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media and Valpak...

Hyatt Announces Plans For Andaz Palm Springs »

March 26, 2015 at 5:37AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Andaz Palm Springs to open in 2016
CHICAGO - March 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Rael Development Corporation for an Andaz hotel in Palm Springs, Calif. The hotel will join Andaz hotels currently located in top resort destinations including Wailea (Maui), Napa (Calif.), and Peninsula Papagayo (Costa Rica), as well as other world-class cities such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Andaz Palm Springs is expected to open in late 2016.
Andaz Palm Springs will bring to life the brand’s mission of creating inspiring, indigenous experiences and immersing guests into the destination’s local culture...

OpenWorks To Offer Complimentary Consultations During National Cleaning Week »

March 26, 2015 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: OpenWorks

Nation’s Leading Integrated Facility Services Franchisor to Provide Cleaning Recommendations for Business Owners, Facility Managers
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - Just in time for National Cleaning Week, OpenWorks, one of America’s leading integrated facility services franchises, has announced the company’s plans to offer complimentary consultations to any business looking to create a cleaner work environment. From March 22 – April 3, 2015, all OpenWorks professionals will conduct on-site inspections of buildings at no cost as part of their initial consultations. Each of these experienced OpenWorks representatives will provide a full-scale review of these businesses and offer suggestions on how to improve cleaning practices...

ActionCOACH MetroNorth Clients Win National Awards At 2015 Business Excellence Awards »

March 26, 2015 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: ActionCoach

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // RAMSEY, Minn. - ActionCOACH MetroNorth, again, brought home three client awards at the 2015 Business Excellence Awards at The Westin Lake Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4, 2015. The winners included, Best Manufacturer/Wholesaler, Dedicated Networks, Inc.; Best Overall Company, Dedicated Networks, Inc; and CEO of the Year, Brenda Nolby, Jam Hops.
The Business Excellence Awards honors the best results in businesses from North America and showcases exceptional results for business owners, entrepreneurs, their teams, and their companies.
David and Tracy Ford, owners of ActionCOACH MetroNorth, are on a mission to help change the economic landscape of their communities.
“This event is a celebration for our clients’ successes in the last year who have done the work to elevate their business to the next level and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon,” said Dave...

Medifast General Counsel Jason L. Groves Named Top Baltimore Executive By SmartCEO »

March 26, 2015 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Jason L. Groves, Esq. Receives Executive Management Award For Building Value at Medifast
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, is proud to announce that its Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Jason L. Groves, Esq., has received SmartCEO's Executive Management Award.
SmartCEO's Executive Management Awards honor Baltimore area executives who have a proven record of working creatively and collaboratively to support their organization's mission. Groves was one of just three General Counsel executives named to the list.
"Jason's leadership skills have been critical to our company's success," said Michael MacDonald, Chairman and CEO of Medifast...

Veteran Achieves Dream Of Owning A Restaurant With New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit »

March 26, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Brandywine, MD - On Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m., the US Air Force Veteran, Brian Patnett, will open Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Brandywine. To celebrate, Patnett is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration that will include giving away free barbecue for a year.
“Our veteran owner operators have a proven success rate,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue. “It’s exciting to see owner operators who served our country now getting the opportunity to own their own business.”
Friday, the party kicks off when the first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50. The party continues on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. when radio station Hot 99.5 will be onsite and one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for a year...

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Ranked Among Top New Franchises »

March 26, 2015 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Youth Tennis

Youth sports business model in partnership with the USTA off to a fast start.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized TGA Premier Youth Tennis (TGA) among its Top New Franchises in 2015.
Entrepreneur's 2015 Top New Franchises list, which appears in the March 2015 issue, recognizes the top 75 new franchise companies. Editors compiled the list from the publications 2015 Franchise 500 selections by analyzing companies that have been franchising for the last five years (since 2010).
“TGA’s tennis business has been our fastest growing youth sports franchise model over its first three years. To be recognized by Entrepreneur and listed among the top 75 new franchises is a testament to our partnership with the USTA, and our school based youth sports infrastructure,” Joshua Jacobs, CEO of TGA said...

Choice Hotels Names Mark Shalala Vice President Of Franchise Development For Cambria Hotels & Suites »

March 26, 2015 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: Cambria Suites

ROCKVILLE, Md. - March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), a leading worldwide lodging company, announced that it has named Mark Shalala as vice president of franchise development for Cambria hotels & suites. Cambria hotels & suites, one of Choice Hotels' upscale brands, is dedicated to making business travel easier – and more fun – than ever before.
In his new role, Mr. Shalala will be responsible for the franchise growth of the Cambria hotels & suites brand. He will be responsible for leading the franchise sales team in developing and implementing new strategies to increase the brand's distribution among key markets nationwide. This includes capitalizing on the company's commitment to the brand, including $250 million in corporate investments and other financial based incentives aimed to fuel the brand's growth, primarily in urban markets...

HoneyBaked Prepares For Busy Easter Holiday »

March 26, 2015 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe

Extended hours and complete meal solutions take the stress out of meal preparations.
ATLANTA - March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Spring has sprung and according to a recent National Retail Federation survey, over 57 percent of consumers are already planning visits with friends and family this Easter. With over 85 percent of consumers surveyed planning to purchase food for a family meal or other festivity this Easter, HoneyBaked is prepared to make these traditions both easy and delicious with ready-to-serve, premium meals for busy families.
"With extended hours* at more than 400 locations nationwide, we expect to help more than half a million families have memorable and delicious Easter meals," said Maggie DeCan, HoneyBaked** president...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens A New Mobile Device Repair Franchise Store In Apex, NC. »

March 26, 2015 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, opens a new franchise store in North Carolina's Research Triangle.
Independence, OH - March 26, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Apex, NC. Timothy Deese is warmly welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise store.
Deese said, “After a 30 year career in sales and management in the distribution business, I am delighted to be joining the CPR network and opening my new franchise store in Apex. My family and I have lived in the area for the past 7 years and I look forward to providing a valuable service to the community with CPR’s world class repair and customer service...

The Little Gym Is Proud To Support SeriousFun Children’s Network »

March 26, 2015 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Little Gym

The Little Gym has teamed up with SeriousFun Children’s Network as part of a new philanthropic campaign, The Little Gym Big Hearts, dedicated to helping children and families from all over the world.
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - The Little Gym has teamed up with SeriousFun Children’s Network as part of a new philanthropic campaign, The Little Gym Big Hearts, dedicated to helping children and families from all over the world.
SeriousFun Children’s Network is a global community of camps and programs that serve children coping with serious illnesses and their families. Founded by actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, SeriousFun Children’s Network provides camp programs, entirely free of charge, to more than 75,000 kids and their families around the world each year...

Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief Effort With Global Spokesperson Christina Aguilera  »

March 26, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Yum! Brands
Yum! Brands  Opportunities Available

Named Top Cause-Related Campaign by Two Prestigious Communication Organizations
World Hunger Relief Effort Raises $600 Million for United Nations World Food Programme and Other Hunger Relief Agencies Since Program Inception
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Louisville, KY – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and one of the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine, announced its World Hunger Relief effort has been named the winner of the top Cause Branding Campaign and top Nonprofit Partnership of the Year by PR News’ CSR (corporate social responsibility) Awards. World Hunger Relief was also named a finalist for Global Campaign of the Year and a finalist for Cause-Related Campaign of the Year by PRWeek’s annual Awards...

My Elder Advocate Launches Franchising Program To Fill Elder Care Gap »

March 26, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: My Elder Advocate

New Elder Care Franchise Solves Health Care Crises Facing Aging Americans and their Families
January 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK – Imagine a company that guides aging loved ones through the complex health care system, fights for their rights and takes swift action to solve care-related issues. This is now a reality with the launch of national franchise My Elder AdvocateTM, an overarching elder care services company, which is expanding to meet the unprecedented health care demands of aging Americans.
The number of Americans aged 65 years and up is expected to double in the next 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. My Elder Advocate is particularly poised for growth as the population ages because it fills a critical gap in the elder care industry...

Nashville’s First Potbelly Sandwich Shop To Open In The Gulch »

March 26, 2015 at 3:49AM PDT | Source: Potbelly Sandwich Works

The beloved shop will bring its toasty warm sandwiches, signature shakes and live music to Tennessee.
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today a signed agreement that will soon bring Nashville’s first shop to the area. Currently slated to open in late summer, the 2,000-square-foot shop will be located in the MarketStreet Enterprises’ Gulch Crossing building at 220 11th Ave. South. The widely acclaimed neighborhood hangout is known for its signature-toasted sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes and live, local music.
Potbelly shops have earned a reputation in communities across the United States for having delicious food, fun décor and fresh tunes. Chris Maples, the new sandwich shop’s owner, is a Cookeville, Tennessee native who spent seven years living in Chicago enjoying the original Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Lincoln Avenue...

Sears Hometown And Outlet Refreshes Appliance Retail Strategy »

March 25, 2015 at 12:21PM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

National Retailer Launches Major Campaign with Sears Hometown Stores; Locations to Undergo New Product Assortment, Redesigned Merchandising, Comprehensive Employee Training and More
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The appliance market landscape in America is changing, with customer research showing that brand name, quality and appearance are increasing in importance. Evolving to meet changing customer needs and to embrace its branding as “America’s Appliance Experts,” Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) announced today the reinvention of its appliance retail strategy at its store formats, starting with Sears Hometown Stores.
Beginning in March 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc...

Meineke Car Care Center Puts Its Foot On The Gas With Incentive Programs To Drive Expansion »

March 25, 2015 at 12:06PM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers
Meineke Car Care Centers Opportunities Available

Top-rated Auto Repair Franchise Continues Development in Thriving Automotive Aftermarket
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - March 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The automotive aftermarket is projected to top more than $722 billion by the year 2020, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Meineke Car Care Center, the nearly 1,000-unit, top-rated aftermarket auto franchise, is poised for paralleled growth as consumers place a greater focus on preventive maintenance and entrepreneurs seek franchising opportunities within the industry.
While opening new centers is critical to the company’s goal of significantly growing the brand, Meineke aims to continuously help its partners improve their top and bottom line performance to sustain a successful franchise system...

Teriyaki Experience Opens Two Street Front Locations In One Week »

March 25, 2015 at 11:32AM PDT | Source: Teriyaki Experience

Lansdowne Place in Ottawa and Spectrum Place in Mississauga
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // OAKVILLE, Ontario - Teriyaki Experience is pleased to announce the opening of two new Ontario locations; one in Ottawa's Lansdowne Park, Ottawa and the second in Spectrum Square in Mississauga.
Lansdowne Park
Located in the heart of Ottawa, Lansdowne Park is a 40-acre world-class sports, exhibition and entertainment facility owned by the City of Ottawa. Teriyaki Experience is in the Shops at Lansdowne a new development that surrounds Lansdowne Park and offers a diverse mix of restaurants, residential and retail. Shawn Pan is the location's franchise owner/operator.
Spectrum Square
The second Teriyaki Experience opened in Spectrum Square, a 1...



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