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Zinga Frozen Yogurt A "Top Emerging Franchise Brand" According To Franchise Business Review »

November 19, 2014 at 4:43AM PST | Source: Zinga Frozen Yogurt

November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Denver, Colorado - Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences, has named Zinga! Frozen Yogurt in its top Emerging Franchises report. The honor follows on the heels of Zinga being named to Franchise Business Review’s Top 40 Food franchises this year.
Both Franchise Business Review’s Emerging Brands and Top Food Franchises reports recognize the best up-and-coming franchise brands based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance.
The recognition comes at an opportune time for Zinga, according to Zinga President John Fitchett. The franchisor has just joined forces with a national ad management firm specializing in online franchise directories...

European Wax Center Announces Record Breaking Growth »

November 19, 2014 at 4:38AM PST | Source: European Wax Center

Brand Solidifies Position as Leader in the Waxing Services Category
November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK - David Coba, CEO and co-founder of the beauty and waxing industry leader, European Wax Center (EWC) announced today projected growth of more than 45 percent for 2014. With 658 franchises nationwide, 121 of which were signed this year alone, EWC is the absolute brand leader in the beauty waxing services category.
European Wax Center is also one of the fastest growing beauty service brands in America today. Despite the economic downturn, EWC has seen record breaking growth over the past six years, expanding from six locations to over 658. This type of rapid growth, especially in a down market, is unprecedented...

Pump It Up "Rounds Up" Teddy Bears For Frederick City Police Department »

November 19, 2014 at 4:33AM PST | Source: Pump It Up
Pump It Up Opportunities Available

Children and Families of Frederick Jump into the holiday season with the 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Round Up at Pump It Up
Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) November 19, 2014 - Pump It Up of Frederick, part of the nation's largest chain of kids' indoor, inflatable entertainment venues, will host its 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Round Up to benefit the Frederick City Police Department.
Pump It Up invites parents and children to jump, slide and bounce on the facility's huge, colorful inflatable structures on November 30th from 12pm - 5pm, encouraging families to jump for free with a Teddy Bear donation for each participating child. All Teddy Bears will be donated to the Frederick City Police Department.
The donated bears will be used by City Police Officers to comfort children exposed to traumatic situations, and to let the children know that the police are only there to help...

Gap Inc. Makes It Easy To Gift And Get Exactly What You Want This Holiday »

November 19, 2014 at 4:25AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Share, Reserve and Easily Order your Must-Have Items for Stress-Free Holiday Shopping
SAN FRANCISCO - November 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year, Gap Inc. is making it easy for you to gift and get all your favorite fashions – regardless of whether you prefer to shop online, in stores or on your mobile device. Here's a list that you should check twice before beginning your holiday shopping so you never have to go home empty handed:
Make a Wish List
Gifting and getting the perfect item for everyone on your list makes the holidays all the more magical. That's why the company is launching Wish List, an online tool that allows you and your loved ones to create a list of most-wanted items from across five of the company's brands: Gap, Banana Republic & Banana Republic Factory Store, Old Navy, Athleta and Piperlime...

Charlotte Welcomes New Brightway Store »

November 19, 2014 at 4:19AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

National Franchise Expansion Continues for Insurance Retailer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) November 19, 2014 - Leading independent insurance agency Brightway Insurance recently opened a Charlotte location at 6316-C Old Sugar Creek Road.
Roy Schoolfield, a North Carolina native, is the associate agency owner for the third North Carolina Brightway Insurance location.
"Bringing value to the community is something that is very important to me and I'm excited to bring a new Brightway location to Charlotte," said Schoolfield. "The opportunity to own and operate an independent insurance agency allows me to enjoy a life-long relationship with the community and my customers."
Prior to opening a Brightway Insurance store, Schoolfield worked in the insurance industry for many years...

Art Van Furniture Appoints David Van Elslander Senior Vice President And President Of Art Van PureSleep »

November 19, 2014 at 4:17AM PST | Source: Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich. - Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Art Van Furniture has promoted David Van Elslander to the newly created position of senior vice president, Art Van Furniture and president, Art Van PureSleep. The announcement was made by Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, and Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture.
In his new position, Van Elslander will be responsible for the overall guidance and growth of Art Van PureSleep. He will oversee new product, manufacturing, marketing and sales initiatives for Art Van PureSleep in freestanding stores, in-store galleries and franchise locations.
Over the past seven years during Van Elslander's tenure as vice president of merchandising for Art Van PureSleep, Art's Backyard, and the Art Van Furniture Clearance Center, the retailer's clearance center has experienced 80% growth...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Attend The Goldman Sachs U.S. Emerging/SMID Cap Growth Conference »

November 19, 2014 at 4:13AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that Mark Barry, group president of American Home Shield and Franchise Services Group and Brian Turcotte, vice president of investor relations, will attend the Goldman Sachs U.S. Emerging/SMID Cap Growth Conference in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. To view the slide presentation, visit the company’s investor relations home page at www.servicemaster.com.
About ServiceMaster
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations...

Cheeseburger In Paradise Sails Through The Holidays  »

November 19, 2014 at 4:00AM PST | Source: Cheeseburger in Paradise

With Seasonally Inspired Food And Cocktail Specials, Gift Card Rewards Plus Catering Options 
November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Houston, TX - Cheeseburger in Paradise is making new memories this season with a range of special offerings tied to the holidays.
Searching for a fun and friendly locale for your office party or a gathering of friends and family? Look no further than the Cheeseburger in Paradise near you. Eager staff can take the hassle out of holiday planning with onsite events or bring the celebration to you with delivery ($150 minimum required) and catering options. For groups of 10 or more, pricing starts at just $8 per person, including the choice of a half-pound burger, turkey burger or chicken breast plus one side selection...

Fresh To Order Opens First South Carolina Unit In Greenville »

November 19, 2014 at 3:51AM PST | Source: Fresh To Order

Fast-Fine Concept to Offer Delivery Service and Grab 'n Go Case
November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Fresh To Order (f2o), the pioneer of "Fast-Fine" dining, celebrates the opening Nov. 19 of its first Greenville, S.C. location. The opening will mark the 13th restaurant for the fast-casual brand and the first South Carolina location. The new Fresh To Order will offer its fine-food-fast in Magnolia Park at 1025 Woodruff Road.
Fresh To Order serves up delicious entrees, Panini sandwiches, soups and salads made-to-order in less than 10 minutes for around $10. It features high-quality, chef-inspired appetizers, entrees and desserts at affordable prices. The menu includes healthier options and a broad selection of tasty combinations including a crushed almond crusted tuna steak, brown sugar roasted pork loin with caramelized onion apricot chutney and 'better for you' black bean, bison and tuna burgers made in-house...

IHG Announces A New Staybridge Suites® Hotel For Edmonton, Alberta »

November 18, 2014 at 12:02PM PST | Source: Staybridge Suites

Upscale Extended Stay Hotel Opens in the Edmonton Area
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // EDMONTON, ALBERTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the new 122-room Staybridge Suites® West Edmonton hotel located just off Highway-16. This property, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is IHG's newest addition to hotels in Alberta and is the first Staybridge Suites hotel in Edmonton. The property is within driving distance to local destinations including West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton Valley Zoo and Shaw Conference Centre.
"We're very pleased to welcome the Staybridge Suites West Edmonton hotel to our quickly growing family of upscale extended stay hotels," said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® brands...

Era Real Estate Expands Into Raleigh-Durham Market With Affiliation Of Dream Living Realty »

November 18, 2014 at 11:52AM PST | Source: ERA

November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, today announced the affiliation of Dream Living Realty in Raleigh, N.C., marking the brand's entry into a new market. With one office and 20 independent sales associates, the firm will now do business as ERA Dream Living Realty.
Founder Ray Williamson began his real estate career in 2003 and opened Dream Living Realty in 2006, serving the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill "Triangle." Last year, the company was responsible for approximately $35 million in sales volume.
"We are thrilled to expand the ERA Real Estate brand into the Raleigh-Durham market, a thriving region with tremendous growth opportunities," said Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate...

Grand Opening For New Kid To Kid Store In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania »

November 18, 2014 at 10:08AM PST | Source: Kid to Kid

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Local residents and mother and daughter team, Whitney and Mary Jo Hayes, are excited to announce the grand opening of their first Kid to Kid store, on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Located at 7440 McKnight Rd. in Pittsburgh, the Kid to Kid franchise buys and sells new and gently used children’s apparel, toys, books, baby gear and maternity clothing.
For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to purchase customers’ gently used items. After the grand opening, customers will be able to shop for new and like-new children’s apparel and gear up to 70 percent less than retail prices. The Kid to Kid store will continue to pay for second hand items by offering customers cash on the spot or up to 25 percent more in store credit...

New Caring Transitions Business Brings Senior Relocation Services To North Atlanta »

November 18, 2014 at 9:53AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Bret Rachlin knows what it's like to relocate a senior. When his mom and 90-year-old father moved from Fort Myers to Atlanta four years ago, the stress was overwhelming. That experience, combined with his desire to serve his community as a small business owner, is why Rachlin has launched Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta serves Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Doraville...

Bonefish Grill Is Celebrating BIG This Holiday Season »

November 18, 2014 at 9:16AM PST | Source: Bonefish Grill

New Colossal Winter Menu Inspires Fun and Indulgence
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // The Fresh Fish Experts at Bonefish Grill are celebrating the season in a big way with the launch of a new Colossal Winter Menu featuring delectable dishes indulgent enough to make the holidays festive and memorable. In addition to sensational seasonal offerings, Bonefish Grill is making celebrations easy and convenient to plan with online reservations now available.
"We're highlighting the celebratory spirit of the year with irresistible, innovative dishes along with the added convenience of online reservations," said Stephen Judge, Bonefish Grill president. "Our Colossal Winter Menu allows for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind dining experience...

Tim Hortons #WarmWishes Holiday Cup Double Doubles The Warmth »

November 18, 2014 at 9:08AM PST | Source: Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons social media campaign encourages Canadians to share #WarmWishes and do good for others this holiday season.
Oakville, ON - November 17, 2014 - Tim Hortons annual holiday cups have arrived, dressed for the holidays and, for the very first time, feature a celebratory hashtag – #WarmWishes.
"Each year our loyal guests send us hundreds of fun and inspirational pictures of our Tim Hortons holiday cup on social media, so we decided to include a hashtag to give Canadians a gathering place to share their Warm Wishes," says Peter Nowlan, Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons.
To celebrate the warm and cozy cup, which comes in a variety of festive sweater designs – one for each size cup – Tim Hortons is launching a social media campaign using the new hashtag #WarmWishes to encourage Canadians to do good for others in an effort to help spread some warmth this holiday season...

TeamLogic IT Franchise Launches New Website To Increase Leads For Franchise Owners »

November 18, 2014 at 8:53AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

New Website Boosts SEO, Drives Potential Customers to TeamLogic IT Franchise Owners
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) - TeamLogic IT franchise owners point to the backing they get from its corporate offices as a major driver for their success. Now they have another tool to use, thanks to an overhauled and upgraded website at www.teamlogicit.com.
The new site, which launched in September, represents the kind of time and attention that TeamLogic IT franchise owners give to their clients, says Chuck Lennon, president.
"We put a huge amount of time and effort into the new site because we continue to learn a great deal about what drives businesses to outsource their IT operations, and we wanted to incorporate that information into our new website," Lennon said...

Michigan Based Franchise Making Nationwide Splash »

November 18, 2014 at 8:45AM PST | Source: Goldfish Swim School

Shifting Paradigm on Swim Schools
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Goldfish Swim School opened its first franchise location in Birmingham, Mich. Now just 8 years later, with 15 locations in eight states, 450 employees and annual revenue nearly $14 million, Goldfish is arguably the country's fastest growing swim school franchises.
This metro-Detroit based franchise is not only in a strong growth pattern, but more importantly, the franchise has brought about a paradigm shift in how swim safety and lessons are presented to today's children, including:

Year-round swim instruction for children 4 months and up.
Small class sizes. (Max 4:1 student to teacher ratio)
Two heated indoor swimming pools kept at 90 degrees...

Sport Clips Haircuts Selected As A "Top Workplace" In Austin By Austin American-Statesman »

November 18, 2014 at 8:34AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas - Sport Clips Haircuts has been selected as one of the Austin American-Statesman's "Top Workplaces." Based solely on feedback from employees of the company's support center, located in Georgetown, Texas, and store managers and stylists in the greater Austin area, Sport Clips Haircuts ranked seventh among mid-sized employers and was designated a "special award winner" for the training category. The complete Top Workplaces list, published on November 16, can be found here: www.statesman.com/s/business/top-workplaces/2014.
"As Sport Clips continues to grow, we maintain a continued focus on putting clients first while enhancing the lives of our team through our workplace culture," says Founder and CEO Gordon Logan...

Veteran Expands Barbecue Business With New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit In Daphne »

November 18, 2014 at 8:15AM PST | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Daphne, AL - John Lockett retired from the United States Air Force and Mississippi Air National Guard with over 20 years as an air traffic control officer. Lockett found his next career in barbecue with Dickey's Barbecue Pit. On Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m., Lockett will open his third location in Daphne. To celebrate, Lockett is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration where the first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
"Dickey's provided me an opportunity to make the transition from military to business owner and I'm grateful to Mr. Dickey and his family for providing such a great product and business opportunity," said multi-unit owner, John Lockett. "I've received several calls already to see if Dickey's is open, so there seems to be a lot of anticipation for our opening -- I can't wait to put smiles on some hungry faces!"
The party continues on Friday when the Daphne location serves up $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and radio station 95 KSJ is onsite from 11 a...

FibraHotel Acquires The Sheraton Ambassador Hotel In Monterrey, Mexico From Starwood Hotels & Resorts »

November 18, 2014 at 8:12AM PST | Source: Sheraton Hotels

The 229-room hotel will undergo a comprehensive renovation and continue to operate as a Sheraton under a new long-term management agreement.
MEXICO CITY - November 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - FibraHotel (BMV:FIHO 12), the first real estate investment trust specialized in urban business-class hotels in Mexico, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the sale of the Sheraton® Ambassador Monterrey hotel to FibraHotel, adding 229 rooms to FibraHotel's portfolio. The transaction will represent a total investment of US$13.5 million by FibraHotel, including a comprehensive property renovation over the next two years. The hotel will be operated by Starwood through a long-term management agreement...



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