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Pop-A-Lock - North America's Largest Locksmith Network - Partners With KidsAndCars.org »

June 29, 2015 at 3:54AM PDT | Source: Pop A Lock

To Prevent Child Heatstroke Fatalities this Summer With the "Look Before You Lock with Pop-A-Lock" Campaign
LAFAYETTE, La. - June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - With the start of summer, safety thoughts turn to keeping loved ones cool in the radically hot weather and high humidity conditions. As temperatures rise, parents and caregivers must re-double their efforts to ensure no children are left in cars or have access to unlocked cars. In honor of National Safety Month and the upcoming warmer summer season, Pop-A-Lock (PAL), North America's largest locksmith network, has partnered with KidsAndCars.org, a world-renown national child safety organization, to educate parents and caregivers about the dangers of unknowingly leaving a child in a vehicle this summer through their "Look Before You Lock with Pop-A-Lock" campaign that aims to prevent child vehicular heatstroke fatalities...

Papa John's Smashes Guinness World Records™ Title For Most People Tossing Pizza Dough »

June 29, 2015 at 3:34AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

LONDON - June 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Central London was covered in flour and dough earlier today as Papa John's staff broke a Guinness World Records™ title to celebrate the launch of the pizza chain's 300th store in the UK.
This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150626005833/en/
Lead by Papa John's Founder and CEO, John Schnatter, an army of record-breakers descended on London's Potters Field Park, beside Tower Bridge, with the aim of setting a new Guinness World Records™ title for the most people tossing pizza dough simultaneously.
John Schnatter said: "Today has been a fantastic way to showcase the passion we have at Papa John's for pizza and to demonstrate how much skill goes into making pizzas...

Shake Things Up: MOOYAH Offers Jelly Donut Milkshake For Limited Time »

June 26, 2015 at 10:13AM PDT | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Better burger chain combines two American favorites for a delicious summertime treat.
Dallas (PRWEB) June 26, 2015 - Are you ready for this jelly? For a limited time you can get a Jelly Donut Milkshake from MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes. The fast-casual, “better burger” chain will offer their new milkshake flavor from June 29th to August 30th at participating locations.
“I can’t think of two more beloved treats than a jelly donut and a milkshake, but putting the two together? That’s a winning combination,” said Michael Mabry, chief operating officer of MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes and self-proclaimed jelly donut enthusiast. “As a brand, MOOYAH is always looking to add exciting and flavorful menu options for our customers and we’re sure this shake will be a big hit...

Budget Blinds Offers Weatherwell Elite Aluminum Shutters »

June 26, 2015 at 10:06AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Orange, Calif. – Budget Blinds®, the largest window coverings franchise in North America with more than 1,000 territories, recently added Weatherwell Elite Aluminum Shutters to their outdoor living product line. Manufactured in Texas by The Window Outfitters (TWO), Budget Blinds recently partnered with TWO to become their retail channel in the U.S. and in Canada.
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2015 Trend Report, the request for outdoor structures, such as pergolas and pavilions, is booming, thereby driving the concept of outdoor living as a growing lifestyle phenomenon.
“Our consumers are expanding their living space outdoors, and the need for stylish, weather resistant, and kid friendly décor is on the rise,” said Chad Hallock, CEO and co-founder of Budget Blinds...

The Hertz Corporation In Exclusive Negotiations With Loxam Group »

June 26, 2015 at 9:15AM PDT | Source: Hertz

For Potential Acquisition Of The France And Spain Businesses Of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation
NAPLES, Fla. - June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the LOXAM Group (Loxam) for the potential acquisition of the France and Spain businesses of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) through the transfer of the entire share capital of Hertz Equipement France SAS and Hertz Alquiler de Maquinaria, SLU. The proposed transaction includes 60 locations in France and two in Spain. As part of the process, HERC and Loxam are each consulting with their respective Works Councils in France.
HERC is a leading North American equipment rental company with operations in the Middle East and China along with a presence in seven other countries through franchise partnerships...

One-Third Of Nation’s Top 1,500 Real Estate Agents And Teams Are Affiliated With A Realogy Brand »

June 26, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

According to 2015 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report
52% of Top Agents by Average Home Sales Price and 30% of the Top 25 Across all Six Categories Affiliated with the Company
June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - One-third (33 percent) of our nation’s Top 1,500 real estate agents and teams by sales volume, transaction sides, and average sales price are affiliated with a Realogy brand, according to the 2015 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report, The Thousand, released today. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) residential brands include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®, and The Corcoran Group®...

Oklahoma Native Tony Garcia Opens Fresh Coat Painters In Edmond »

June 26, 2015 at 8:47AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat of Edmond, which serves Edmond, Piedmont and Arcadia in Oklahoma, offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application.
Edmond, OK (PRWEB) June 26, 2015 - Oklahoma native Tony Garcia is looking forward to opening his own business and bringing a better service experience to the painting industry through his new company, Fresh Coat of Edmond.
Fresh Coat of Edmond, a local Fresh Coat Painters franchise, offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application...

Enviro-Master Announces Memphis Franchise Opening »

June 26, 2015 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Enviro-Master

Entrepreneur and National Sales Manager Thomas Whitley purchases Memphis Franchise from Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Enviro-Master.
June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Memphis, TN; Charlotte, NC – Enviro-Master, recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for 2015, welcomes its newest Memphis franchise location to its fast-growing franchise that redefines clean. Enviro-Master of Memphis is the third franchise location to open in Tennessee. Mr. Whitley was referred to Enviro-Master from a franchise owner from a different service industry. Up to that point, he had been considering restaurant ownership. “Enviro-Master fit me perfectly,” stated Thom Whitley. At Discovery Day, he met Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Charlotte, NC-based Enviro-Master and members of his executive team, and Thom was impressed by their “core values, honesty, integrity and sense of system-wide teamwork...

Aaron's And "The Wendy Williams Show" Wow "Win A Room In June" Winner With Two Kids' Rooms Makeovers »

June 26, 2015 at 6:24AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

ATLANTA - June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, in partnership with "The Wendy Williams Show," wowed Latasha Lee, a certified nursing assistant, with new furniture for her children as a part of the second annual "Win a Room in June" contest.
Aaron's and The Wendy Williams Show make over two children's bedrooms complete with furniture and electronics for Louisiana resident and Hurricane Isaac survivor Latasha Lee and her family as a part of the 'Win a Room in June' contest.
Lee, a single mother who previously lived in New Orleans with her three children, relocated to Slidell, Louisiana after her home was destroyed during Hurricane Isaac in 2012...

Toys"R"Us® Unveils Its Lineup Of Exclusive 2015 Comic Convention Toys »

June 26, 2015 at 5:38AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

In Celebration of Highly Anticipated Con, Company Introduces "Collector Vector," a New Destination Dedicated to Products for the Mature Collector Community, in All Stores Nationwide and Online at Toysrus.com.
June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Wayne, NJ – Building on its tradition of offering an unbeatable assortment of toys for collectors of all ages, Toys"R"Us today revealed its lineup of exclusive figures and playthings that will be available at the highly anticipated Comic Convention in San Diego next month. Conventioneers and online shoppers will find must-have merchandise based on several fan-favorite entertainment brands, including Batman™, My Little Pony, Power Rangers™, Star Wars™, Transformers and more at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) and online at Toysrus...

Easyhome Ltd. Announces Official Guinness World Record Attempt In Support Of "Habitat For Humanity" »

June 26, 2015 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: easyhome

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH), is excited to announce the launch of a unique fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity - Headstands for Humanity. The event taking place on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 10:00am in Rosedale's Ramsden Park, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people holding a headstand in one location. The Guinness World Record attempt is being organized to raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity.
In order to beat the current Guinness World Record, which was set in Switzerland with 265 people, all participants will be required to hold the headstand at the same time for 15 seconds. To help document the World Record attempt, Toronto's Strong Eye Studios will be providing drones to capture aerial footage of everyone doing a headstand...

Giant Tiger Announces New Burlington Store »

June 26, 2015 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - Giant Tiger Stores Limited is excited to announce the opening of its newest location in Burlington, Ontario. This location, which will be the first Giant Tiger in the city of Burlington, is scheduled to open on November 7, 2015.
The store will be located at 2025 Guelph Line and will occupy approximately 25,000 square feet of selling space.
"Giant Tiger is excited to bring our unique brand and shopping experience to the vibrant city of Burlington," said Thomas Haig, President of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Our new stores offer the same outstanding value and friendly service our customers have come to expect, but with an updated look and feel."
Giant Tiger is proud to be connected and committed to the communities it calls home...

Michael Williams Brings The Growth Coach To Northern Virginia »

June 26, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach, the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, now serves Fairfax, Chantilly, Manassas and Fredericksburg in Virginia.
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - After a long career with two Fortune 500 companies, Michael Williams is looking forward to bringing his experience and passion for business management and sales to local businesses through his new company, The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia.
The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but coaches also offer one-to-one coaching services, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects as well as alternative financing, business valuation services, sales mapping and more...

PizzaRev To Host June 28 Fundraiser To Benefit Shelter Me »

June 26, 2015 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: PizzaRev

LA’s Build-Your-Own Pizza Concept Celebrates National Pet Adoption Month
LOS ANGELES - June 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - To culminate a month-long effort of supporting pet adoption, PizzaRev will host a June 28 fundraiser to benefit Shelter Me, an award winning PBS program and social network which helps shelter animals get adopted. The fundraiser will take place all day at PizzaRev’s 17 Los Angeles area restaurants; 20 percent of proceeds from guests who mention “Shelter Me” or “PizzaRevPets” at the register will help fund pet adoption and spay-neuter initiatives.
“PizzaRev is a passionate supporter of pet adoption, and we’re proud of the programs that Shelter Me has developed to build awareness for shelter pets,” said Nicholas Eckerman, co-founder and COO of PizzaRev...

Low Unemployment And Increased Demand For Accounting & Finance Professionals Causing Talent Shortage »

June 26, 2015 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - PrideStaff Financial reports that continuing low unemployment rates within accounting and finance will make hiring top industry professionals even more challenging for the foreseeable future.
"Unemployment within accounting and finance has been below four percent for a prolonged period, creating a chronic, wide-spread shortage of talent," states Ryan Williams, Vice President of PrideStaff Financial. "Employment market conditions aren't likely to change anytime soon, which means that time-to-hire for qualified accounting professionals will continue to increase."
To find the talent they need, Williams recommends that employers take a more open-minded approach to recruiting and hiring. "If you're struggling to hire a candidate with specific skills or experience, broaden the scope of your search...

Johnny Rockets Continues Global Growth With Development Agreement In Poland »

June 26, 2015 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Johnny Rockets
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HDS Polska Group to Introduce Brand to Central Europe
June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Johnny Rockets announces a development agreement with HDS Polska Group to build and operate 10 Johnny Rockets restaurants over the next 10 years. The group plans to open its first Johnny Rockets restaurant in Warsaw.
HDS Polska Group is a subsidiary of publicly-traded company Lagardere Services. After almost 20 years of presence in Poland, it operates a network of more than 800 outlets in the Polish market including convenience stores, coffee shops and full service restaurants.
"Our expansion into Poland marks Johnny Rockets' entry into our 27th country, paving the way for future growth in Europe, particularly France, Germany, United Kingdom and other major European markets," states James Walker, President of Operations and Development for Johnny Rockets...

Monumental Pancake Party Attracts Six Thousand People From Around The World »

June 26, 2015 at 4:30AM PDT | Source: IHOP

IHOP® Restaurants Partners with Kiwanis International® for Fundraiser To Kick Off Its "Summer of Smiles" Campaign
INDIANAPOLIS - June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Today, more than six thousand pancake lovers from around the globe gathered in Monument Circle in Indianapolis, Indiana for a pancake fundraiser hosted by IHOP Restaurants and Kiwanis International. Thousands of Kiwanis volunteers, in town for their annual convention, and members of general public enjoyed free IHOP pancakes and coffee. Two dozen IHOP cooks prepared the pancakes made from more than 240 gallons IHOP's famous buttermilk pancake batter, which were accompanied by 189 gallons of maple syrup, 94 pounds of butter and 625 gallons of coffee.
Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www...

Realty ONE Group Ranked Within Nations’ Top Five Brokerages »

June 26, 2015 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Realty ONE Group

RISMedia’s 500 Power Broker Report Releases 2015 List of Leading Real Estate Firms
IRVINE, Calif. - June 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Realty ONE Group, a full-service residential real estate brokerage, celebrates further recognition this year after being named within the top five brokerages in the nation by RISMedia. The 27th Annual Broker Report ranked Realty ONE Group fifth in sales transactions, and seventh in sales volume.
Kuba Jewgieniew, founder and CEO of Realty ONE Group said, “We’ve found success by developing an unrivalled, agent-centric offering. The recognition we’ve received over the last decade, including the recent industry ranking from RISMedia, further fuels our ambitions for growth...

Togo's Announces The 2015 National Sandwich Making Contest »

June 26, 2015 at 4:20AM PDT | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

70 nationwide Togo's crewmembers compete for cash prizes to find the "Fastest Sandwich Maker" in the U.S.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, today announced the return of the National Sandwich Making Contest, a competition to find the fastest Togo's sandwich maker in the United States. Crewmembers from among the 255 Togo's restaurants have entered the contest.
Known for big, fresh and meaty sandwiches, Togo's takes pride in the quality of its food and the one-on-one, deli-style service. It is Togo's crewmembers who turn fresh artisan breads, premium, hand-sliced meats and freshly-scooped California avocados into the masterpieces that set Togo's apart from other sandwich shops...

Hyatt Announces Timing Of Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Release And Investor Conference Call »

June 26, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (“Hyatt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: H) announced today that it will release second quarter 2015 financial results on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, before the stock market opens, followed by a conference call at 10:00 a.m. CT.
All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, 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, or by dialing 647.788.4901, passcode #73409721, approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available from 1:00 p...



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