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GNC Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results »

July 29, 2014 at 10:09AM PDT | Source: GNC

EPS increases 5.5% in the Second Quarter to $0.77 Compared to Second Quarter 2013 EPS of $0.73
Revenue decreases 0.2% in the Second Quarter
Same Store Sales - on a product only basis - decrease 4.0% in the Second Quarter
PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year-to-date period ended June 30, 2014.
Second Quarter Performance
For the second quarter of 2014, the Company reported consolidated revenue of $675.2 million, a decrease of 0.2% as compared to consolidated revenue of $676.3 million for the second quarter of 2013. Revenue increased in the Company's retail segment by 0...

Keller Williams Realty Stafford/Quantico, VA Relaunch Under New Ownership - Management »

July 29, 2014 at 10:01AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

STAFFORD, Va. - July 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise by agent count in North America, announced today its relaunch of its Keller Williams Market Center in Stafford, VA. This premier Market Center is now under new ownership and management. It has expanded its network to the Quantico, and Southern end of Prince William County.
Stafford Keller Williams is led by Operating Principal Pam Martin and Team Leader Mary Jo Miller, who are excited to continue to offer Stafford, Dumfries, Fredericksburg and all other surrounding areas exceptional service to buyers and sellers.
"Keller Williams is excited about relaunching the Stafford Keller Williams office," said CEO Mark Willis. "Our company has a policy of limiting its market presence by selecting only the premier partners in any given area...

Franchise Owner Opens Third Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Frisco »

July 29, 2014 at 9:47AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opportunities Available

Newest Texas Location Hosts Barbecue Celebration including Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // Frisco, TX - On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Frisco residents will get a new fast-casual dining option when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens. The newest Dallas-Fort Worth location neighbors Frisco's Fieldhouse USA, an indoor sports facility. To celebrate, the new location will throw a three-day grand opening event. The first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50.
Friday, the party continues with radio station 99.5 The Wolf, who will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This location will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Also, one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

New Sears Hometown Store Opens In Swanzey/Keene »

July 29, 2014 at 9:45AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Local Retailer Offers Top Brand Home Appliances, Lawn and Garden Equipment, Tools, Mattresses, and More at Guaranteed Lowest Price
SWANZEY, N.H. - July 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) will open its newest New Hampshire Sears Hometown Store on July 31, 2014 at 15 W. Swanzey Road in Swanzey.
The Swanzey location marks the seventh opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 17th opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats.
"We're both proud and excited to fulfill high consumer demand for Sears Hometown Stores in the Swanzey/Keene area and to become a staple in the community," stated Mike Habiby, store manager of the new Sears Hometown in Swanzey...

Long John Silver's Celebrates 45 Years With Free Fish Fry »

July 29, 2014 at 9:27AM PDT | Source: Long John Silver's

World's Largest Seafood Brand to Serve Free Fish & Fries Saturday, August 2nd
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - July 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Long John Silver's, the world's largest quick service seafood brand, welcomes America back for another community Fish Fry to celebrate 45 years of delicious, affordable seafood. On Saturday, August 2nd, visitors to participating Long John Silver's locations from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM will receive one crispy golden fish filet and a serving of natural-cut fries completely free of charge. The offer is limited to one per person, and is available for dine-in or carryout only (drive-thru is excluded) at participating locations.
"Most folks love a fish fry, so we're bringing our communities together again on Saturday to share a meal and experience why Long John Silver's is America's Fish Fry...

MassageLuXe Franchise Announces 2014 Expansion »

July 29, 2014 at 9:22AM PDT | Source: MassageLuXe

ST. LOUIS - July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - MassageLuXe was created by Todd Beckman, a man who had the drive and the ability to see that he could bring his idea of pure relaxation, stress reduction, and massage therapies to average income levels. That idea, his experience with other successful franchise companies like The Tan Company, and the professionalism given to both clients and franchisees has vaulted both Tan Company and MassageLuXe into the stratosphere as far as franchise companies are concerned.
The St. Louis based MassageLuXe brand has been a part of the Missouri landscape since 2008. The loyal base of consumers has continued to help grow the franchise to include seven other states and 22 additional locations since the 2008 start...

Three's A Charm! Wyndham Hotels And Resorts Offers Three More Reasons To Stay »

July 29, 2014 at 9:12AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Free breakfast, Free Internet and 2,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – For those who have yet to book their summer travel, the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand is offering three more reasons to book that trip right now: free breakfast, free Internet and 2,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards® points.
Now through Sept. 2, 2014, members of the free-to-join Wyndham Rewards program who book a qualified stay at any participating Wyndham hotel through the brand's website, www.wyndham.com, will be treated to a free daily breakfast for two, free internet access for the duration of their stay and will earn 2,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points redeemable for free hotel nights, gift cards, brand name merchandise and more...

Mr. Electric Announces Partnership With Bright Vision LED »

July 29, 2014 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Mr. Electric

WACO, TX - (Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - Mr. Electric, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, Inc., has announced today their partnership with Bright Vision LED, a Genesis Energy Management Company partner, to enhance customers service across the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Electric is a nationally recognized franchise company that provides residential and commercial electrical and lighting services in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Electric is focused on and committed to providing the best business to customer experience. Mr. Electric electricians are specialized in residential kitchen, bath and outdoor lighting and installation services, code updates to meet regulated guidelines and many other home electrical services.
Commercial services by Mr...

Great American Deals Set To Soar In Second Half Of 2014 »

July 29, 2014 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Great American Deals

Star Power and Community Bonds Position Hyper-Local Daily Deal Site for Amplified Franchise Growth into Key U.S. Markets
Keeping Local Businesses Bustling, More Cash in Consumers' Pockets and Community-Based Organizations Funded
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Great American Deals is a modern marketing triple threat that is unquestionably on the cusp of extraordinary U.S. expansion.
The hyper-local daily deal business, which harnesses advanced web and email technologies to simplify savings for consumers and marketing for Main St. businesses, is building upon momentum from the first half of 2014 to expand even further throughout the nation. Blending proven marketing programs, huge consumer savings and remarkable neighborhood giveback opportunities, Great American deals hits on what matters most in communities across the country today...

Wingstop’s Strong Second Quarter Sustains Industry-Leading Momentum »

July 29, 2014 at 8:12AM PDT | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available


Same store sales increase 15.3 percent
Development agreements for 138 new restaurants sets record

July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Wingstop soared to new heights in the second quarter of 2014. Building off their incredible first quarter growth, Wingstop continued to significantly outperform industry averages with a 15.3 percent increase in same store sales growth.
In addition, Wingstop signed 20 new domestic development agreements in the second quarter for 61 new restaurants, propelling development agreements in the first six months of 2014 to a record-setting 138 restaurants. The company also opened 31 restaurants for the quarter and 19 of those restaurants in the month of June, the most openings for any month in Wingstop's 20-year history...

Cousins Subs® Announces Winner Of Free Subs For A Year »

July 29, 2014 at 7:58AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

'Go Hog Wild' Contest Winner Features a Guest Skydiving with a Cousins Sub
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® has named Gabrielle Lulloff of Oshkosh, Wis., as the grand prize winner of its #GOHOGWILD contest. Lulloff will receive free Cousins Subs for one year. Throughout the 10-week contest period, guests were encouraged to capture their inner hog with a photo of themselves or their friends devouring Cousins' limited-time-only subs, the Cubano or the Pulled Pork and Slaw.
"I am honored to be the winner of the #GOHOGWILD contest," said Lulloff. "My love for Cousins Subs - especially the Cubano - and my passion for marketing helped me achieve this distinguished prize. I already make weekly visits to my local Cousins store, so it only made sense that I try my hardest to win free subs for a year!"
The #GOHOGWILD contest brought in more than 100 entries...

How Do You Roll? Rollin Into Southern California »

July 29, 2014 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: How Do You Roll?
How Do You Roll? Opportunities Available

July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // How Do You Roll? recently signed an agreement with MMLS Holdings, LLC to become its newest Area Representative for Southern California. Headed by Avi Shafshak, MMLS Holdings, LLC will develop 35 units over the next 10 years.
"As a business owner I find it exciting to be part of an up and coming brand," said Shafshak. "By being an area rep for a large territory like Southern California, I hold a large part of the success of the brand building which is something I like to do."
Shafshak will represent How Do You Roll? in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Shafskak has agreed to build out the first three units himself to break into the Southern California region.
"From the first phone call to the day of signing, everyone at corporate has been helpful, encouraging, and willing to do whatever is needed to see the company and franchisees succeed," Shafshak said...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Eco-Wise Element Brand To Debut In Syracuse, New York »

July 29, 2014 at 7:36AM PDT | Source: Element Hotels

Element Syracuse Inner Harbor to open in 2018 next to Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor in the City’s Revitalized Waterfront District
STAMFORD, Conn. - July 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its trailblazing Element brand is headed to Syracuse, New York. Element Syracuse Inner Harbor will open in early 2018 as part of a massive waterfront redevelopment project along the former Barge Canal. Element Syracuse Inner Harbor will be located adjacent to Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor, which is set to open in 2015. Both hotels are owned and developed by COR Development Company, LLC, and will be managed by Real Hospitality Group.
"The Element brand is a great choice for the vibrant city of Syracuse and will provide visitors with a smart, sustainable extended stay option within the city’s redeveloped waterfront district," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood...

Russo's Restaurants Targets Growth In Houston Area »

July 29, 2014 at 7:22AM PDT | Source: Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen
Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Opportunities Available

Authentic Italian Fast-Casual Pizzeria and Refined Coal-Fired Kitchen Concepts Further Strategic Expansion Plan
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Russo's Restaurants, the family of dining concepts that includes Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced today plans to significantly enhance the brands' footprint in Houston and the surrounding areas.
Demonstrating the excitement around both brands, Russo's opened the company's first location in Conroe, Texas in July. An additional 10-12 restaurants are planned to open this year in key Texas markets like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Currently, there are 25 Russo's Restaurants in development.
"We've exceeded our growth goals," said Chef Anthony Russo, a formally trained chef who opened his first Russo's New York Pizzeria in 1992 and later developed Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen...

DineEquity, Inc. Reports Successful Second Quarter 2014 Results »

July 29, 2014 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: DineEquity, Inc.


Second quarter 2014 adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) of $1.16 and GAAP EPS of $1.00
Adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) increased 14% compared to the second quarter of 2013
Generated strong free cash flow of $50.0 million in the first six months of 2014
Over $29 million returned to shareholders in the form of a second quarter cash dividend of $0.75 per share of common stock and share repurchases
Second quarter domestic system-wide same restaurant sales increased 3.2% and 0.6% at IHOP and Applebee's, respectively
Both IHOP and Applebee's ranked number one by Nation's Restaurant News for the seventh consecutive year in their respective categories based on last fiscal year's U...

United Country Team Members Attend CLA Game Fair In Oxfordshire, England »

July 29, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

Company Brings American Lifestyle Property to Europe
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Team members of United Country – the nation’s largest lifestyle1 real estate company – attended the Country Land Association Game Fair in Oxfordshire, England July 18 through 20. The CLA – which features the finest wares and purveyors for the hunting, fishing and land industries – is a highly attended event for United Kingdom and Western European land investors.
This event allowed United Country to bring its vast inventory of North American lifestyle properties to land buyers and investors overseas. The team produced a custom, high quality catalog to distribute to attendees and found the conference to be an excellent opportunity for both real estate sales and potential expansion of its international network...

Pat Swisher Announces An Enviro-Master Franchise Launch In Omaha, Nebraska »

July 29, 2014 at 6:39AM PDT | Source: Enviro-Master

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - Enviro-Master, recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for 2014, welcomes its newest Omaha, Nebraska franchise location to its fast-growing franchise that redefines clean. After learning about the business opportunity from his friend Paul Mullins, who purchased the Enviro-Master franchise of Western Dallas/Fort Worth early this year, Omaha natives Mike Whitaker and his wife Michele (photo) attended what they describe as a highly satisfying Discovery Day in Charlotte and met with another franchisee in Charlotte. Although they were not looking for an immediate acquisition, they did not wish to miss out on securing the Omaha territory, which resulted in their franchise purchase from Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Charlotte, NC-based Enviro-Master and considered to be the founder of the Hygiene Industry...

Jamba Juice Scores A Perfect 10 As Official Juice Sponsor Of 2014 Vans U.S. Open Of Surfing »

July 29, 2014 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

EMERYVILLE, Calif. - July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, is taking its passion for healthy living to the beach as part of the 2014 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Uniting surfers, skaters and BMX riders in Huntington Beach, Calif. for the largest action sports festival in the world, Jamba Juice will serve up its new freshly squeezed juices to athletes, media and event VIPs during the event finals from July 31 - August 3, 2014.
Jamba Juice is taking its passion for healthy living to the beach as part of the 2014 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Uniting surfers, skaters and BMX riders in Huntington Beach, Calif. for the largest action sports festival in the world, Jamba Juice will serve up its new freshly squeezed juices to athletes, media and event VIPs during the event finals from July 31 - August 3, 2014...

Rita's Italian Ice Donates $300,000 To Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Toward The Fight Against Childhood Cancer »

July 29, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Rita's Ice-Custard-Happiness

Thousands of Rita's Guests Contribute to 9th Annual Paper Lemon Fundraiser; Since 2006 Rita's has raised over $3.9 Million for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
TREVOSE, Pa. - July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept, announced today it raised $300,000 for long-time partner Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer. A check presentation will take place Wednesday, July 30th at 9:30 a.m. at Rita's Cool Support Center, in Trevose, PA, with Liz & Jay Scott, Alex's parents and Co-Executive Directors of ALSF, accepting the donation from Jeff Moody, Rita's Chief Executive Officer. Childhood cancer survivors and their hero families will be in attendance and will learn how to make and scoop Rita's famous Italian Ice following the check presentation...

New Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Weight Loss Product Said To Shed Pounds For Customers And Increase Sales For Franchisees »

July 29, 2014 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

(PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - For over 20 years, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition (MMSN) has developed a wide variety of private label nutritional supplements that cater to a myriad of consumers. These consumers range from triathletes to yogis, young adults to grandparents; and their repeat business is based off personal success from the use of MMSN products. The efficiency of each product is attributed to the formulation process, which is driven by science. Each ingredient has a purpose and effectively helps the consumer achieve their personal goals.
Over the years, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition has gained an outstanding reputation for their protein powders. These powders have successfully helped customers increase the efficiency of their workout efforts by gaining the muscle or loosing the fat they have always wanted...



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