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Casual Dining Franchise Adds Experienced Vice President Of Marketing To Executive Team »

March 04, 2015 at 8:37AM PST | Source: East Coast Wings & Grill

Stacey Kane Brings Two Decades of Experience in Restaurant Marketing to East Coast Wings & Grill
March 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Winston-Salem, NC – East Coast Wings & Grill, a polished casual family dining franchise with an emphasis on buffalo wings, has recently named Stacey Kane as Vice President of Marketing. As an experienced marketing professional, Kane brings with her extensive knowledge in the restaurant industry.
With more than 20 years of experience working with and building multi-unit restaurant chains, some of Kane’s previous positions in the industry include Global Director of Buzz at AmRest Restaurants, where she worked with the leadership teams of more than 740 restaurants with over nine brands in 12 countries...

Fuddruckers Fast Casual Restaurants To Grow South American Footprint Into Colombia With New Franchise Partner Grupo Char's »

March 04, 2015 at 7:59AM PST | Source: Fuddruckers
Fuddruckers Opportunities Available

HOUSTON - March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Fuddruckers, a Texas-based heritage brand headquartered in Houston, has finalized a new development agreement that will extend the popular fast casual restaurant group's base in South America. A partnership with Grupo Char's calls for an initial opening in the capital of Bogota. In December 2014, Fuddruckers debuted its first South American site in Santiago, Chile.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "We're excited to make new inroads in South America with an established partner that not only has a strong track record in business, but also a desire to make a sizable impact in Colombia."
Family-owned Grupo Char's was founded approximately 40 years ago and operates out of Maracaibo, Venezuela...

HouseMaster's Fred Holwell Honored At Home Inspection Franchisor's Annual Conference »

March 04, 2015 at 7:45AM PST | Source: HouseMaster

PARADISE, NL - (Marketwired - March 04, 2015) - HouseMaster, the first and most experienced home inspection franchise company in North America, recently honored Fred Holwell of the local Paradise, NL franchise with the Market Penetration Award at the company's annual conference held October 16-18 at the Charleston Marriot in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Market Penetration Award is given to the franchise that exceeds expectations at every turn from the first phone call to the downloaded report and has the largest home inspection market share of their area.
"This is an hard-won award," said Kathleen Kuhn, President of DBR Franchising. "What Fred has shown us is that you don't need a large territory to do big business. He is a leader in the HouseMaster community and is always willing to mentor new Owners and cultivate new ideas for better business...

Dunkin’ Donuts Welcomes Back Baskin-Robbins Inspired Coffee And Latte Flavors »

March 04, 2015 at 7:41AM PST | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

New Rocky Road Flavor Joins Lineup With Returning Favorites Butter Pecan And Cookie Dough
Special offer on Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® packs gives guests another reason to celebrate this spring
March 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – With spring nearly here, Dunkin’ Donuts has a big scoop for coffee lovers, today announcing the return of coffees and lattes featuring ice cream flavors inspired by its sister brand, Baskin-Robbins. Back by popular demand, Dunkin’ Donuts is once again putting the “BR” in brew by bringing back fan favorite flavors Cookie Dough and Butter Pecan, along with a cool new addition to the lineup, Rocky Road. All three flavors are available in Hot and Iced Coffee and Lattes...

Hyatt To Present At The J.P. Morgan 2015 Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Management Access Forum »

March 04, 2015 at 7:36AM PST | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

CHICAGO - March 04, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Atish Shah, senior vice president of strategy, FP&A and investor relations, will speak at the J.P. Morgan 2015 Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Management Access Forum at 10:15 a.m. PST on Friday, March 6, 2015.
All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the presentation, which may be accessed through the Company’s website at www.hyatt.com and selecting the Investor Relations link located at the bottom of the page. A replay will be available for 90 days.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome...

GRILLiT Executes Marketing And Representation Agreement For Middle East Franchising »

March 04, 2015 at 7:32AM PST | Source: GRILLiT, Inc.

MIAMI - March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/  - GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company" or "GRILLiT") (OTC Pink Markets: GRLT) today announced that it has executed an exclusive franchise marketing and representation agreement for certain territories in the Middle East with World Franchise Associates Ltd. The territories include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.
Under the terms of the agreement, World Franchise Associates shall identify qualified individuals or corporations interested in obtaining area development franchise rights, master franchise rights, multiple unit and/or other franchise or development rights in connection for GRILLiT within the stated Middle East territories. Additionally, the Company will be promoted on the WorldFranchiseCentre...

Russo’s Restaurants Targets Regional Growth Throughout Greater Memphis Area »

March 04, 2015 at 6:55AM PST | Source: Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen
Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Opportunities Available

Authentic Fast-Casual New York Pizzeria and Refined Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Concepts Initiate Strategic Expansion Plan for Greater Memphis Area
March 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON – Russo’s Restaurants, the founders of dining concepts that include Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced today plans to significantly enhance the brands’ footprint in the Greater Memphis Area in order to continue expansion into key markets.
Demonstrating the excitement around the brand, Russo’s kicked off 2015 with the opening of the company’s twenty-first Houston location in Spring, Texas. An additional 10-12 restaurants are planned to open this year in Texas markets like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin...

Century 21 Real Estate Takes A Leadership Position On Capitol Hill Meeting  »

March 04, 2015 at 6:29AM PST | Source: Century 21

With Congressional Leaders to Advocate for Nation’s Home Buyers and Sellers
C21 Affiliated Brokers and Agents Ask Congress to Take Action on Several Key Legislative Issues
March 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. – Century 21 Real Estate today announced that approximately 500 independent brokers and agents affiliated with the Century 21® System recently took to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of the nation’s home buyers and sellers. Century 21 took this leadership position to further establish strong relationships with congressional leaders and build the strength of its collective voice as the franchisor with the largest global network of offices in the residential real estate industry.
“Our voice on behalf of our nation’s real estate owners and consumers is one of the most powerful tools we have,” said Rick Davidson, president & CEO, Century 21 Real Estate LLC, who, having been on the Hill numerous other times, led the C21® contingent in its efforts to drive home the important issues facing the industry...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Grows Luxury Portfolio In Mexico City With The Debut Of Las Alcobas As A Luxury Collection Hotel »

March 04, 2015 at 6:23AM PST | Source: Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts

MEXICO CITY - March 4, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Accelerating growth in dynamic markets worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announces the debut of Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City ideally located in the heart of the posh Polanco district. The opening of Las Alcobas, owned by OPREM 390, highlights Starwood’s aggressive expansion in Latin America, where the company now boasts a total portfolio of 94 hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 15 additional hotels in the pipeline set to open by 2017.
“The rapid growth of Starwood’s luxury brands in Mexico reflects a robust demand for high-end hospitality from an increasingly affluent market. This opening reaffirms Mexico’s position as Starwood’s largest market in Latin America and demonstrates our commitment to accelerate growth in the region,” said Jorge Giannattasio, Senior Vice-President & Chief of Latin America and Caribbean Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

BAB Inc. Announces Cash Distribution »

March 04, 2015 at 5:57AM PST | Source: Big Apple Bagels, Inc. (BAB)

DEERFIELD, Ill.­­ - March 02, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ­­BAB, Inc. (OTCQB: BABB), today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly distribution of one cent ($0.01) per share, payable on April 10, 2015 to shareholders of record as of March 20, 2015.
The Company believes it is possible for tax purposes, a portion of the distribution and any future distributions that the Board may declare in 2015 (collectively, the "Distributions") may be treated as a return of capital to shareholders to the extent of each shareholder’s basis, while the remaining portion of the Distributions may be treated as a dividend.
The portion of the Distributions that will be treated as dividends will not be determined until January 2016, as that portion is dependent upon the Company’s earnings for tax purposes for its fiscal year ending November 30, 2015...

Jamba To Announce Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Financial Results On March 12th, 2015 »

March 04, 2015 at 5:39AM PST | Source: Jamba Juice

EMERYVILLE, Calif. - March 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Jamba Juice Company (Nasdaq:JMBA) today announced that it will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET to review fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results. Participating on the call will be James D. White, chairman, president and chief executive officer and Karen Luey, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer. A press release with fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results will be issued shortly after the market closes on Thursday, March 12, 2015.
The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (877) 407-3982 or for international callers by dialing (201) 493-6780. A replay will be available at 8:00 p...

Global Pioneer Sheraton Hotels Anticipates Another Strong Year Of Growth »

March 04, 2015 at 5:35AM PST | Source: Sheraton Hotels

On Track to Cross the 500th hotel milestone in 2016, Sheraton will Open 20 Hotels this year and Launch in New Markets including Sri Lanka and Romania
STAMFORD, Conn. - March 4, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced its iconic Sheraton brand continues to power ahead across the globe with at least 20 new hotel openings expected by year’s end. Leveraging its ‘first-mover’ advantage, Sheraton will enter Sri Lanka and Romania this year, building upon the momentum of its 2014 debut in Tajikistan and last month’s launch in Samoa. Strong demand across Asia Pacific is driving future pipeline growth, putting Sheraton on track to cross the 500th hotel milestone in 2016...

Choice Hotels International Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.195 »

March 04, 2015 at 5:31AM PST | Source: Choice Hotels

ROCKVILLE, Md. - March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), a leading worldwide lodging company, announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.195 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on April 17, 2015 to shareholders of record on April 3, 2015.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2014, 510 hotels, representing more than 39,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 93 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories...

NOVUS Glass Raises $1000 For Feed Spokane »

March 04, 2015 at 4:55AM PST | Source: NOVUS Glass

March 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // NOVUS Franchisee Matt Anderson of Spokane Valley, WA raised $1000 for Feed Spokane by running his Golf Glass Break Fundraiser at the Spokane Golf and Travel Show February, 13-15th at the Spokane Convention Center. Feed Spokane is a local non-profit food rescue agency that works to eliminate both waste and hunger in our community.
The Glass Break Challenge, co-sponsored by Arby’s of Spokane, is set up much like the popular TV show “The Big Break” on the Golf Channel. Participants gave a donation for three chances to hit a golf ball through a pane of glass about 20 yards away. “The Glass Break Challenge gets peoples’ fun and competitive juices flowing while giving them the thrill of striking a glass target,” said Anderson...

Menchie’s Introduces Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Slam Dunk And Rich ‘n’ Smooth Cookie Butter Flavors For March Madness »

March 04, 2015 at 4:42AM PST | Source: Menchie's

Menchie’s Offers Guests Two New Flavors For March
ENCINO, Calif. - March 03, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Menchie’s, North America’s fastest growing self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, is thrilled to announce two new limited time flavors for the month of March. Menchie’s has teamed up with Reese’s®, one of the official sponsors of the NCAA Men’s Collegiate Basketball Tournament, to create the ultimate sweet treat, Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Slam Dunk. Menchie’s will also satisfy everyone’s sweet craving with its second new flavor, Rich ‘n’ Smooth Cookie Butter.
Menchie’s fans will score nothing but net with the new limited time Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Slam Dunk, made with real Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups...

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Franchise To Open In The Marketplace At Cherry Hill, NJ »

March 04, 2015 at 4:38AM PST | Source: 1000 Degrees Pizzeria Neapolitan Pizza

1000 Degrees Pizza, a fast-casual neapolitan pizza concept is .on fire, announcing yet another franchised unit to open, this time in Cherry Hill, NJ
Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 - 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, a fast-casual spin on authentic Neapolitan Pizza is coming to Cherry Hill, NJ. Situated in a prime-space, joining an exciting tenant mix including Panera Bread, Wegmans and many more in the Market Place at Cherry Hill. Just a few weeks away from the grand opening of their new Marlton, NJ 1000 Degrees Pizzeria, the brand is proud to solidify it's presence along route 70 with 2 units 6 miles apart giving both Marlton, and Cherry Hill residents each their own unique "create your own" Neapolitan Pizzeria. With over 50 units now sold, 1000 Degrees could possibly be the fastest growing pizzeria of it's kind...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Of Dallas-Fort Worth Franchise Named As 2014 Franchisee Of The Year »

March 04, 2015 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) - Essential Cleaning Concepts, LLC, a Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth franchise, has been named the Vanguard® franchise organization's 2014 Franchisee of the Year.
The Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchisee of the Year is awarded annually to the franchise owner who provides exceptional commercial cleaning services for their corporate accounts. Established as a Vanguard franchise in May, 2012, Essential has enjoyed continued success and growth through the years for owners Darrell and Tracy Starks.
"Darrell and Tracy really exemplify the characteristics that make for a successful Vanguard franchisee," said Chris Gilliam, Master Franchisee, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth...

Hyatt Place Canton Celebrates Official Opening »

March 04, 2015 at 4:27AM PST | Source: Hyatt Place

105 room Hyatt Place hotel located in Canton, Ohio
March 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and TMI Hospitality today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Canton, a 105-room hotel located in Belden Village Shopping area.
“We are very excited to bring Hyatt Place brand to Canton, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” said General Manager Jack Butler. “The Hyatt Place brand was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to leisure travelers will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, 24-hour food offerings and the 24-hour fitness center...

Domino's® And The National Fire Protection Association To Deliver Fire Safety Messages To Homes Across The Country »

March 04, 2015 at 4:24AM PST | Source: Domino's Pizza

Pizza boxes topped with smoke alarm checklist to help protect people from home fires.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) is using daylight saving time and pizza boxes to encourage people to protect themselves from home fires. The recognized world leader in pizza delivery, along with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is reminding customers to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks. Domino's will utilize its pizza boxes to deliver fire safety tips throughout the month of March in participating markets across the country.
"Daylight saving time brings a convenient, timely reminder to change the batteries in your smoke alarm, which is an easy, important step to make your home safer," said Jenny Fouracre, Domino's spokesperson...

Put On Your Cowboy Boots Orlando: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens Thursday »

March 04, 2015 at 4:20AM PST | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

March 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Orlando, FL - Business partners, Cameron Steinagel and Patrick Bradford knew Floridians would love Texas barbecue. On Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m., they'll open the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Orlando with a three day grand opening. The new fast casual option offers an array of meats smoked onsite and a selection of home-style sides.
"We know Orlando will be a great market for Dickey's Barbecue," said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "I'm looking forward to the success of Cameron and Patrick as they bring Dickey's Barbecue to the Orlando community."
Thursday, the barbecue joint offers gift cards worth up to $50 to the first 50 guests. Friday, guests can grab t-shirts, sunglasses and more with all day merchandise giveaways...



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