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Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First West Caldwell Location »

July 28, 2015 at 8:06AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 28, 2015 // // West Caldwell, NJ - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in West Caldwell on July 22. Franchise owners John Helm and Matt Catania held a grand opening fundraiser from Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26 to support West Essex High School PTO and James Caldwell High School HSA.
The new restaurant, located at 775 Bloomfield Ave., circulated thousands of flyers throughout the community with various offers. For each offer redeemed, Jersey Mike’s will make a $2 donation to West Essex High School PTO and James Caldwell High School HSA.
“We have been looking at West Caldwell for a while because it is such a community-oriented town,” said Catania...

Sky Zone Secures Waco Location For Indoor Trampoline Park »

July 28, 2015 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

All-trampoline play experience coming to Waco Drive this year.
WACO, Texas - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The ultimate 3-D play experience is coming to Waco! Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, the creator of the world’s first all-trampoline playing court, today announced a new franchise at 4809 W. Waco Drive, located east of Richland Mall next to Gym X.
“Sky Zone offers a high-energy fun and fitness experience for people of all ages and abilities,” said Andrew Aiken, co-owner of Sky Zone Waco. “Inside our court, we’ll have trampolines lining the floor and even on the walls. You can jump, play games and have a great time.”
Construction of the 19,100-square-foot facility will begin later this summer, with a projected opening in December...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results »

July 28, 2015 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Grows Consolidated Same Store Sales by 7.5 Percent and Achieves 1.4% Positive Same Store Sales in the Core U.S. Segment
PLANO, Texas - (BUSINESS WIRE) - JulY 27, 2015 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII) today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.
Highlights on the quarter include the following:

On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share increased to $0.43 in the second quarter compared to $0.33 for the second quarter of the prior year, up 10 cents or 30.3 percent
Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increased to $0.50 compared to $0.38 for the second quarter of the prior year, up 12 cents or 31.6 percent (see non-GAAP reconciliation below)
Consolidated total revenues increased 6...

New ACA Post-Season IRS Notices, Filing Requirements Impact Millions »

July 28, 2015 at 7:26AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - July 28, 2015 - Estimates Show 1 Million Taxpayers at Risk of Losing ACA Tax Credit Used for Insurance Premiums
If the word "audit" didn't scare taxpayers enough, now there are at least a dozen IRS notices taxpayers could receive relating to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS recently announced one of those notices, for those who received an advance premium tax credit (APTC) but have yet to file a tax return, could be sent to taxpayers this summer. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax preparation company, has a number of audit and tax resolution services, including free Second Look®, to help clients comply.
The newly minted ACA-related notices include:

a letter notifying the taxpayer that the tax return is being held pending additional information, such as Form 8962 used to reconcile the APTC;
a notice that the taxpayer's tax refund is being held until the IRS is able to verify that the taxpayer is eligible for the premium tax credit;
a notice to alert the taxpayer that a penalty is being assessed since the taxpayer did not claim an exemption or have health insurance for all or part of the year, and more...

Former Spacecraft And Military Design Engineer Opens First Louisiana-Based Creative Colors International Location »

July 28, 2015 at 7:11AM PDT | Source: Creative Colors International, Inc.

Industry Leading On-site Repair and Restoration Franchise Saves Local Customers 90% on Replacement Fees
NEW ORLEANS, LA (PRWEB) July 28, 2015 - Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, launched its first Louisiana location in New Orleans on May 26, 2015. This is big news as more local business owners and cost-conscious residents than ever before are seeking out alternatives to astronomical upholstering charges and replacement fees associated with damaged possessions composed of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric.
This rising local demand for cost-effective repair and restoration services is what inspired Tim Lawrence to open the newest Creative Colors International location right here in the New Orleans area...

Long-time Spring-Green Franchise Owner Signs Renewal Agreement, Expands Territory »

July 28, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Spring-Green Lawn Care

South Carolina-Based Todd Harcourt Renews Lawn Care Franchise Agreement
PLAINFIELD, IL (PRWEB) July 28, 2015 - Spring-Green Lawn Care is pleased to announce Todd Harcourt, franchise owner servicing the areas of Columbia, Irmo and Lexington in South Carolina, has extended his franchise rights through 2025. Originally signed as a Spring-Green Lawn Care franchise in 2005, his renewal includes an expansion into two new areas - Newberry and Saluda counties.
“We always are pleased when our existing strategic partners choose to renew their franchise agreements, it means we have a strong partnership that is working,” said James Young, Spring-Green president. “Todd and his wife, Janine, have been growing and building the brand locally for the last 10 years, and we look forward to the next 10...

UFood Grill Announces VetFran Membership »

July 28, 2015 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: UFood Grill

CEO, a U.S. Army veteran, wants to help fellow veterans own their own business after service to the country.
July 28, 2015 // // BOSTON - UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where "delicious meets nutritious," today announced that the company has partnered with VetFran, a program that helps U.S. Military veterans locate franchise opportunities and provides a path towards business ownership with training, mentoring and financial assistance.
As a member of VetFran, UFood Grill will now offer veterans a 50 percent discount on its current franchise fee, reducing it to $17,500, to help veterans own and operate a UFood Grill restaurant.
The announcement marks a special milestone for UFood Grill CEO Sal Rincione who was a counter intelligence officer in the U...

Dental Fix Awards Its 19th Franchise In The State Of California »

July 28, 2015 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

July 28, 2015 // // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a national mobile dental equipment repair company, has officially signed Greg Easley, a Sacramento, California-based entrepreneur, as its 211th franchise owner. The agreement marks the nineteenth mobile repair van to launch in the State of California, and is Dental Fix’s 37th franchise sale of 2015.
“2015 has been a record breaking year for us so far, and with each new franchise sale, we are getting closer to our goal of making Dental Fix the top-of-mind mobile dental equipment repair company across North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “This new signing is an indication that our model is built for success and that our growth is poised to continue at a rapid pace...

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2015 Earnings »

July 28, 2015 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Second Quarter Adjusted Diluted EPS up 13% Year-Over-Year; Increases Full-Year EPS Guidance
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) today announced results for the three months ended June 30, 2015.
Second Quarter Highlights:

Second quarter adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $1.32, an increase of 13% from adjusted diluted EPS of $1.17 in the second quarter of 2014. Reported diluted EPS was $1.33 in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 11% from reported diluted EPS of $1.20 from the same period in 2014.
Revenues increased 4% compared with the second quarter of 2014. In constant currency, revenues increased 8%.
Adjusted EBITDA increased 2% compared with the second quarter of 2014...

HomeVestors Reaches 90 New Franchisees In First Half Of 2015 »

July 28, 2015 at 5:43AM PDT | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

HomeVestors continues to grow at an exponential rate.
DALLAS - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - HomeVestors of America, the largest professional home buying network of independently owned and operated franchisees and the number one buyer of houses in the U.S., has successfully added more than 90 new franchisees within the first half of 2015.
“For us, this signifies continued strong interest in our real estate investment franchise,” said HomeVestors’ co-president David Hicks. “The growth is phenomenal.”
HomeVestors continues to grow at an impressive rate. Within the second quarter of this year, the company added 37 new franchisees. HomeVestors has now a total of 600 franchisees nationwide — including their first in Hawaii...

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results For Del Taco Holdings, Inc. »

July 28, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Del Taco
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Del Taco Holdings, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.; Conference Call and Webcast will be held at 5:00 PM EDT Today
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO, TACOW), today announced fiscal second quarter financial results for its wholly-owned subsidiary Del Taco Holdings, Inc. (“Del Taco” or the “Company”), the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the United States, operating restaurants under the name Del Taco.
Fiscal second quarter 2015 financial results for Del Taco reflect the twelve weeks ended June 16, 2015, prior to the closing of the recent business combination (the “Business Combination”) between Del Taco and Levy Acquisition Corp...

Steady, Wide-Spread Growth Lands TITLE Boxing Club On 2015 Fastest-Growing Franchises List »

July 28, 2015 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club

National Boxing Fitness Franchise Recognized for Second Year in a Row by Entrepreneur Magazine
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - For the second year in a row, TITLE Boxing Club, the nation’s largest boxing fitness franchise, has been named to the top 100 ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list, coming in at No. 90. This ranking comes on the heels of the brand’s recent announcement of the executive team restructuring which included the promotion of former president John Rotche to Chief Executive Officer, the hiring of Susan Boresow as President and the addition of Alex Roberts as Chief Development Officer.
Entrepreneur’s fastest-growing rankings are based on the number of new franchise units added in the United States and Canada from July 2013 to July 2014...

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Indulges In Unexpected Culinary Combinations With New “Paired” Bar Menu »

July 28, 2015 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Sheraton Hotels

Peanut Butter and Port, Cantonese-style Wings and Riesling: Sheraton “Paired” Combines Unique and Surprising Flavors in New Lobby Bar Offering for Guests and Locals around the Globe
STAMFORD, Conn. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HOT), is reinvigorating its lobby bar experience with imaginative menu additions through Paired, a new food and beverage program comprised of artisanal small plates and eclectic bar snacks served alongside suggested premium wines and local craft beers. From a Banana Bread Peanut Butter Sandwich paired with Tawny Port to La Quercia Smoked Prosciutto with Scottish ale, Paired stretches the boundaries of traditional pairing principles by blending ingredients together in new and unexpected ways for guests...

Brinker International Adds Jose Luis Prado To Board Of Directors »

July 28, 2015 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Brinker International

DALLAS - July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining, announces the election of Jose Luis Prado to its Board of Directors.
Prado is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of international experience at PepsiCo, Inc. He most recently served as President for Quaker Oats North America, a multi-billion dollar division of the company headquartered in Chicago. Prior to that, he was President for Gamesa-Quaker, the leading cookies and crackers brand in Mexico. He also held a number of financial, sales and general management positions at Frito-Lay International, most notably Chief Financial Officer in Spain and President in the Caribbean, Andean and South America. In addition to Brinker, Prado serves on the Board of Directors for Northern Trust Corporation as well as a number of business and civic organizations in Chicago and New York...

Ruby Tuesday Announces Promotion Of Brett Patterson To Ruby Tuesday Concept President  »

July 28, 2015 at 5:02AM PDT | Source: Ruby Tuesday

And Resignation of Todd Burrowes, Ruby Tuesday Concept President and Chief Operations Officer
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 27, 2015 - Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) (the “Company”) today announced the promotion of Brett Patterson to the role of Ruby Tuesday Concept President and the resignation of Todd Burrowes, Ruby Tuesday Concept President and Chief Operations Officer. These changes are effective immediately.
JJ Buettgen, Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO stated, “I am so pleased that Brett will assume the role of Ruby Tuesday Concept President. Brett has been an invaluable member of our leadership team since joining the Company two years ago. He is a strong operator and has a solid track record of leading and developing teams, enhancing efficiencies, streamlining processes, and improving business results...

East Coast Wings & Grill Offers Free Honey BBQ Chicken Wings July 29 »

July 28, 2015 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: East Coast Wings & Grill

Casual Family Dining Restaurant Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day with Six Free Wings with Purchase of Entrée; Fans Declare Honey BBQ is the Best Chicken Wing Flavor in America
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - July 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In honor of National Chicken Wing Day on July 29, East Coast Wings & Grill will be offering guests nationwide six free chicken wings of America’s favorite flavor, with the purchase of any entrée.
East Coast Wings & Grill offers dozens of flavors that can be paired with nine heat intensities, creating hundreds of delicious sauce options. To discover the most popular flavor nationwide, the restaurant invited Americans over the past month to cast their vote via the company’s Facebook page and Twitter handle...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Miami Location »

July 28, 2015 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Operating Partner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 28, 2015 // // Miami, FL - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Miami on July 22. Operating partner Pablo Jimenez held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26 to support March of Dimes.
The new restaurant, located at 10141 W. Flagler St. in Fountain Square Shopping Center, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to March of Dimes.
“I couldn’t be happier to be part of such a great team, taking a leap into the Miami area,” said Jimenez. “Jersey Mike’s has presented an opportunity for me that I just could not resist; have fun, lead a great team, give to give and make awesome subs while you’re at it! Giving to give is so fundamental for us; this is how I knew that it is where I belong...

Minuteman Press In Oxford Helps Two Time World Boxing Champion Amir Khan Deliver A Knockout Punch To Combat Homelessness  »

July 28, 2015 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
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And Support Underprivileged Children in The Gambia
Minuteman Press franchise owner Amad Hassan donates £250 to the Amir Khan Foundation, who has teamed up with Penny Appeal to raise funds and build homes that will support 100 orphaned children in The Gambia, West Africa
July 28, 2015 // // OXFORD, England - Minuteman Press in Oxford recently attended a charity fundraising dinner in support of the Amir Khan Foundation, who has teamed up with Penny Appeal to raise funds to build a complex in The Gambia, West Africa, which will offer housing and support 100 orphaned children. Once built, the complex will not only offer housing but include a community center, school and clinic as well. In addition, a dedicated foster mother will live in each home, which will accommodate 10 children and allow them to live together in as natural of an environment as possible...

Portland Gets Set For Its Second Helping Of Zoup! »

July 28, 2015 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: ZOUP! Fresh Soup Co.

Popular fast-casual fresh soup restaurant prepares for July 30 grand opening in Beaverton.
July 28, 2015 // // BEAVERTON, OR – Portlanders got their first taste of the award-winning, healthy soup recipes made popular by Zoup! just over a year ago. And they want more!
Fortunately, franchisee Brian Carney, and his parents Dave and Alex Carney, are happy to oblige.
The Carneys’ second area restaurant, located in the Cedar Hills Crossing II at 2695 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd. in Beaverton, is holding its grand opening on Thursday, July 30.
“We have been overwhelmed by the reception our first Zoup! has received in Wilsonville, and we can’t wait to introduce the good folks in Beaverton to all the wonderful soups, freshly baked bread and other delicious items we offer,” said Brian Carney...

Famous Dave's Of America, Inc. Adds Anand Gala To Board Of Directors »

July 28, 2015 at 3:56AM PDT | Source: Famous Dave's

MINNEAPOLIS - July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced the appointment of Anand D. Gala to the Company's board of directors. Mr. Gala is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gala Holdings International, a diversified holding company that conducts consulting, restaurant development and management operations. Among its business operations, Gala Holdings International is a Company franchisee that owns and operates Famous Dave's and Fresh Griller franchise restaurants. Mr. Gala is also Founder and Managing Partner of Gala Development Partners, LLC, which focuses on the acquisition, development and management of commercial real estate comprising retail and office properties. Mr...

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