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Window World® Celebrates Fifth Annual 'Window World Day' With Patients Of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® »

December 10, 2014 at 7:18AM PST | Source: Window World
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December 10, 2014 // // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Window World®, America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, celebrated the fifth annual "Window World Day" Thursday, Dec. 4, along with patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
The "Jingle Bell Jamboree" themed party was a celebration to honor the patients of St. Jude and their families. The Window World team, comprised of representatives from locations nationwide, hosted various activities, including arts and crafts, a toy giveaway, lunch, a photo booth and live country music.
Window World's philanthropic efforts are spearheaded by its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, which provides year-round support for St. Jude...

Ground Round To Open Two More Restaurants In Wisconsin »

December 10, 2014 at 7:15AM PST | Source: Ground Round Restaurant

December 10, 2014 // // Freeport , ME - Ground Round is gearing up to grow again and open two more restaurants in Onalaska and Brookfield, Wisconsin. Other Ground Round restaurants located in Wisconsin include Neenah, Oshkosh and Tomah. The Onalaska restaurant will open in January and be owned by Tyson and Julia Koput of T and J Hospitality, who also own the Ground Round Grill & Bar in Tomah. Located in the Crossroads Center, the restaurant will feature Ground Round’s newest design elements. “Our success in Tomah has led to our second Ground Round restaurant in Onalaska, a market we’ve been looking at for a long time and we’re excited to bring Ground Round here as well,” states Tyson Koput.
The Brookfield restaurant will open later in the spring of 2015 and will bring a return of the Ground Round brand to the Milwaukee area...

Jackson Hewitt® Introduces New Consumer Promise: "Working Hard For The Hardest Working(SM)" »

December 10, 2014 at 6:54AM PST | Source: Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Guarantees the Biggest Refunds and Plans to Provide Solutions Beyond Tax Preparation to Improve the Year-Round Financial Health And Well-Being of Its Clients
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - December 10, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In advance of the 2015 tax season, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is reintroducing itself to America with a new consumer promise to the hardest working American families seeking help, guidance and support to navigate the complex tax and health care code for this tax season and beyond. On the heels of the Labor Department’s report on the recent jump in hourly wages, Jackson Hewitt is committing to helping Americans hold on to these important pay gains with the promise of getting them the biggest refund they deserve and 100% accuracy guaranteed...

Fantastic Sams Salon Franchise Targets Top 15 Growth Markets »

December 10, 2014 at 6:50AM PST | Source: Fantastic Sams
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Iconic 40-Year-Old Salon Franchise Is Expanding in Large and Small Markets Nationwide
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - Fantastic Sams, the country's leading network of full-service salon franchises, today announced its Top 15 target growth markets for 2015.
Included in the roster are the Midwest states of Michigan and Illinois, Southeastern states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and the Eastern Seaboard states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rounding off the list are Northern California, New Mexico and Texas.
Fantastic Sams is aggressively expanding in the wake of its acquisition in 2012 by Dessange International, a premium, luxury, multinational European beauty salon chain...

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening Of Charlotte Store »

December 10, 2014 at 6:46AM PST | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Juices® Continues to Bring Health and Wellness to the Charlotte area
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - December 10, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Offering splashes of goodness and empowering a healthy life-style, Jamba Juice® today announced it's expanding its presence in Charlotte and has opened a new store, just steps away from the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus. The location marks the third location for the Jamba franchise partner, Harbor Management Company.
The new location is 9211 N. Tryon Street, Suite 10-B, Charlotte in the Mallard Pointe Shopping Center.
This opening continues Jamba Juice's rich tradition of providing a wide variety of nutritious and freshly-prepared offerings that are wholesome and healthy...

Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Expands Presence In Florida With The Addition Of Lifestyles Realty Web »

December 10, 2014 at 6:40AM PST | Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

December 10, 2014 // // JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and MADISON, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today the addition of Lifestyles Realty Web to its franchise network. Led by broker Dan McCarthy and general manager Geoff Burt, the newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty will continue to serve the greater Jacksonville area. It is the newest brokerage to be added to the brand's network, and the third Florida brokerage to join in the past three months.
"The Florida market is thriving and we are thrilled to continue our momentum in the state with the addition of this forward-thinking brokerage," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC...

Dental Fix Awards 16th Franchise In The State Of California »

December 10, 2014 at 6:05AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

December 10, 2014 // // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 69th franchise of 2014, in Santee, California to Steven Moore, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the San Diego market, will be the 16th van to launch in the State of California, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 121 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

DirectBuy Launches New Discount Travel Program »

December 10, 2014 at 5:41AM PST | Source: DirectBuy

December 10, 2014 // // Merrillville, IN – DirectBuy is proud to announce DirectBuy Travel – the latest in offerings intended to raise the quality of life for consumers throughout the United States and Canada. DirectBuy Travel is an evolution of the company's products that will allow new members to add excitement, adventure and travel to their lives through access to savings on everything from cruises and resorts, to hotel and city stays, spa and golf packages and much more.
The DirectBuy Travel program is part of DirectBuy's evolving mission to focus on inspiring members with further additions to the company's lifestyle-enhancing benefits – a mantra set forth by DirectBuy's new CEO Mike Bornhorst, whose customer-focused background makes him uniquely qualified to lead DirectBuy in this new direction...

Marilyn Carlson Nelson Inducted Into Business Travel Hall Of Fame »

December 10, 2014 at 5:35AM PST | Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

December 10, 2014 // // MINNEAPOLIS - Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former Carlson chief executive officer and chairman, became the first woman to be inducted into the Business Travel Hall of Fame during the fourth annual event presented by the BTN Group in New York City on Dec. 8. In 2012, Carlson Nelson inducted her late father and the founder of Carlson, Curt Carlson, into the Business Travel Hall of Fame.
Carlson Nelson was recognized as one of the most influential travel executives of all time for her business success as well as her company’s commitment to protecting children at risk. Under Carlson Nelson’s leadership, Carlson became the first North American travel company to take a stand against the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism when it signed the industry’s international Code of Conduct to end child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes...

Gray Plant Mooty Opens Fargo Office »

December 10, 2014 at 5:02AM PST | Source: Gray, Plant, Mooty

Centralizing firm's presence in North Dakota enhances service capacity for local clients.
December 10, 2014 // // MINNEAPOLIS - The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty today announced it is opening an office in Fargo, N.D., reflecting the Minneapolis-based firm's intention to extend its ongoing momentum in North Dakota. It signed a one-year lease, which provides flexibility to quickly move into larger space.
Gray Plant Mooty – which employs 170 lawyers in 11 practice groups – already serves a strong base of business in North Dakota with staff from its Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and St. Cloud, Minn., offices. The new office will provide a centralized work location for these attorneys and help the firm better serve its current and prospective clients in the state...

Medifast Launches New Energy Drops & Flavor Infusers™ »

December 10, 2014 at 4:40AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Leading Weight-Management Company Expands Product Line
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, is proud to announce the launch of their newest Energy Drops and Flavor Infusers™.
Medifast's Flavor Infusers™ line will expand with five new products including Lemonade Energy Drops, Pineapple Mango Energy Drops, Wild Strawberry Energy Drops, Mandarin Orange Energy Infusers, and Unsweetened Lemon Energy Infusers. The Energy Infusers are single-serve packets of powder while the Energy Drops come in liquid form. Both are perfect on-the-go additions to your water bottle...

Transworld Business Advisors Launches New Location In Westport, CT »

December 10, 2014 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Transworld Business Advisors

Westport, CT, December 10, 2014 - ( - Transworld Business Advisors, a unique business concept that provides services for business brokerage, franchise consulting and franchise development, announces a new location in Westport, under the ownership of Fairfield County resident Chuck Bortnick.
Transworld Business Advisors is essentially three complementary businesses rolled into one: business brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development. The brokerage side successfully puts buyers and sellers of businesses together; the franchise consulting side gives entrepreneurs access to more than 300 pre-screened franchises and the franchise development service assists people in growing their businesses through franchising.
"Fairfield County is a vibrant and key business community," says Bortnick...

Tony Roma's Continues Expansion With New Long Island Restaurant »

December 10, 2014 at 4:27AM PST | Source: Tony Roma's

Fifth New York Location Opens this Week in Commack
Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) December 09, 2014 - Tony Roma's announced that the grand opening of its newest restaurant, located in Commack, New York, will take place on Thursday, December 11 with a ribbon-cutting planned for 10:00am. Together with several recent international openings, this opening continues the iconic brand's global penetration in existing markets and strengthens its position in the New York metropolitan area.
"Our expansion in New York is a testament to Tony Roma's signature food and beverages, which our guests around the world continue to seek out and enjoy," said Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's. "We're excited to work with Steve and George Menexas as they continue to build their presence in the New York market and bring our world-famous ribs and delicious food to fans on Long Island...

Yum! Brands Expects Full-Year 2015 EPS Growth Of At Least 10% »

December 10, 2014 at 4:19AM PST | Source: Yum! Brands
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Will Host Investor Update Meeting on Thursday, December 11, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - December 09, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), in advance of its Annual Investor Meeting, now estimates mid-single-digit full-year 2014 EPS growth versus prior year, excluding Special Items. Yum! expects to deliver at least 10% EPS growth in 2015, excluding Special Items.
Greg Creed, CEO effective January 1, 2015, said, "We are firmly committed to returning to double-digit EPS growth in 2015, delivering at least 10% growth with the potential to do significantly better. We fully expect to bounce-back in China and benefit from tremendous sales leverage as sales rebound. We have solid plans to drive same-store sales growth and margin improvement in China, while continuing to open new restaurants with confidence in the world’s fastest-growing economy...

CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That's Hot™ Raises $12,500 For Bright Pink® As Part Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month »

December 10, 2014 at 4:03AM PST | Source: CUPS Frozen Yogurt

December 10, 2014 // // Livingston, NJ - CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That's Hot™, the beach-themed self-serve fro-yo concept, raised $12,500 for national non-profit organization Bright Pink to raise money during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Guests who donated $1 or more at any of the 23 CUPS locations received a pink wristband and CUPS coupons valued at $9.
"Bright Pink is the only national organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women," said Rick Barbrick, CUPS co-founder. "So the money donated is particularly satisfying as young women ages 18-24 is CUPS largest customer group."
About CUPS 
Since opening the first CUPS in Clifton, New Jersey in 2010, CUPS has taken the fro-yo industry by storm, becoming the local hot spot for teenagers and adults alike who make their own fro-yo concoctions choosing from 24 yogurt flavors and over 50 different toppings and three sauces...

Krispy Kreme Reports Financial Results For The Third Quarter Of Fiscal 2015 »

December 10, 2014 at 3:52AM PST | Source: Krispy Kreme

Reaffirms Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dec. 9, 2014 - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended November 2, 2014. The Company also reaffirmed its adjusted earnings guidance for the full year.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Highlights Compared to the Year-Ago Period:

Systemwide store count rose 4.6% in the quarter (11.7% year-to-date) to 925 Company and franchise shops worldwide
Systemwide domestic same store sales rose 3.7%, including a 3.3% gain at Company shops; constant-currency international franchise same store sales declined 2.9%
Revenues increased 7.6% to $122...

IHG Celebrates The Groundbreaking Of The First Staybridge Suites® Hotel In Puebla, Mexico »

December 09, 2014 at 12:20PM PST | Source: Staybridge Suites

New Staybridge Suites Hotel to Open after a $12 Million Investment by Ownership
December 09, 2014 // // Puebla, Pue. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, and Operadora MEXAA, announce the groundbreaking of the Staybridge Suites® Puebla hotel. Currently undergoing construction, the hotel is expected to open by Fall 2015. There are currently three Staybridge Suites hotels open in Mexico, including properties in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Queretaro, and once open, this property will be the upscale extended stay brand's first hotel in Puebla. The 129 suite, eight–story hotel, located in the area of Plaza Mesón del Angel Mall, is being developed with an investment of more than US $12 million by Operadora MEXAA...

Car Care Company With The Midas Touch Reaches Out To Assist The Community »

December 09, 2014 at 12:14PM PST | Source: Midas
Midas Opportunities Available

December 09, 2014 // // Palm Beach Gardens, FL -  If someone said the name "Midas," you'd likely think brakes, mufflers, tires, oil changes, and engine work. Starting this winter, the famous 58-year-old car-care company - known for its Midas Touch and complete car care - is reaching out and also gaining a reputation for community care.
Visit Midas' Facebook page between now and Dec. 31, click on "like," and the company will donate funds for meals to local food banks as part of a North America-wide "Drive Out Hunger" campaign.
The campaign gives franchisees and employees in more than 1,300 Midas shops in all 50 states and nine Canadian provinces the tools, promotional support, guidance, and financial backing they need to partner with local food banks and run sustained fund- and food-collection drives supported by local advertising...

HomeVestors Continues Aggressive Trademark Enforcement In 2014 »

December 09, 2014 at 11:42AM PST | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

HomeVestors Franchise Continues Diligence in Protecting its Trademarks 
December 09, 2014 // // DALLAS - HomeVestors of America, Inc. ("HomeVestors"), known for its registered trademark We Buy Ugly Houses®, has been diligent in protecting its trademarks. Since its incorporation in 1996, HomeVestors has aggressively defended its federally registered trademarks and enforced its right to prevent third parties from infringing these marks in third-party websites, domain names, social media ads and in keyword advertising.
Since 2013, HomeVestors has initiated enforcement actions against over one hundred and sixty infringers. In 2014 alone, HomeVestors has initiated new enforcement actions against eighty-one new third-party infringers and successfully resolved actions against eighty-four infringers by various methods, including the direct transfer of ten domains from infringers to HomeVestors, with a total of twenty-two domain take downs...

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Is Crowned World's Leading Hotel Brand For The Sixth Consecutive Year At World Travel Awards Final »

December 09, 2014 at 11:30AM PST | Source: InterContinental Hotels Group

December 09, 2014 // // InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of one of the world's leading hotel companies InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), claimed five awards at the 21st World Travel Awards Grand Finals, including the coveted title of World's Leading Hotel Brand, an accolade the brand has held for six consecutive years since 2009 and twice before that in 2005 and 2006.
At the Grand Finals, which were held in held in Anguilla on 7 December, InterContinental Bangkok, Thailand was named World's Leading City Hotel, while the brand's resorts, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam and InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort in Thailand, received the awards for World's Leading Luxury Resort and World's Leading Wedding Resort respectively...

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