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New Sears Hometown Store Opens In LaBelle »

October 16, 2014 at 5:05AM 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
LABELLE, Fla. - Oct. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) opened its newest Florida Sears Hometown Store on October 14 at 870 W. Hickpochee Ave., Ste #800.
The LaBelle location marks the 12th opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 27th opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Hometown Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the local community.
"We look forward to providing the LaBelle community the largest selection of home appliances, tools, and lawn and garden equipment at the lowest possible price," stated Daniel Peregrin, local owner of the new Sears Hometown Store of LaBelle...

Glass Doctor® Announces Addition Of Vice President »

October 16, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Glass Doctor

Additional VP increases capacity for company to serve franchisees.
Waco, Texas (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Glass Doctor® is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Gai to the corporate staff as Vice President. The company's growth over the last couple of years demanded the creation of a second Vice President position, and Gai will rejoin Glass Doctor to fill that role.
Glass Doctor President Mark Liston explained, "Mike is coming home! He was our VP of Operations before being selected to head up The Dwyer Group's National Sales effort a couple of years ago. As we are growing, it became evident that we needed two VPs - one that would focus on our franchisees current operational needs, which I call "blocking and tackling" and one to guide us to a variety of future opportunities...

Best In Show: "The Pet Shop" Tops 2014 Holiday Toy Trends Identified By Toys"R"Us® »

October 16, 2014 at 4:30AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

Dedicated Destinations for a Charming Menagerie of Cuddly and Interactive Pets Debut in Toys"R"Us Stores Nationwide and Online at Toysrus.com; Key Trends Forecasted by Toys"R"Us Also Include "Customizable Creations," "Lights, Camera, Toys," and "Out of this World" Playthings
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – After a near calendar-year of tracking toy introductions across the globe, the veteran team of experts at Toys"R"Us® have identified "The Pet Shop" as the leading holiday toy trend of 2014, expected to influence kids' wish lists and parents' shopping decisions. Encompassing a wide range of innovative and engaging toys, "The Pet Shop" trend spotlights the many life-like pups, fluttering butterflies, chirping birds and even tenacious, robotic dinosaurs that children are clamoring this holiday season...

Anniversary Celebrations At House Of Bread Bakery Café Across The Country »

October 16, 2014 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: House of Bread

House Of Bread Owners Bake 100 Pound Cinnamon Roll
San Luis Obispo, Ca (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 - The House of Bread Founder, Sheila McCann has made plenty of 100 pound cinnamon rolls since founding the bakery and café nearly 18 years ago in San Luis Obispo, California. But what started out as a way to entertain local customers has turned out to be a major event, where hundreds of customers stop by to watch the staff assemble the monster roll.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the House of Bread Bakery and Café in Victoria, owners Tom and Ann Fitzwilliam requested that Head Baker, Neil Giannini come to Victoria to help the local franchisees make their first 100 pound roll. The gooey concoction is based on the same recipe that is used daily to make the popular single serve roll...

Mosquito Shield Earns Emerging Franchise Honor From Industry Trade »

October 16, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Shield

Franchise Business Review heralds mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity.
North Attleboro, MA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation of North Attleboro, MA has been feted in the latest Franchise Business Review publication as an Emerging Franchise honoree.
Mosquito Shield appears on the publication's list “Best of the Best,” based on the results of surveys done with franchise owners. The full review is accessible through the Franchise Business Reviewweb site.
Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 1,500 franchisees at franchise brands that have been actively franchising for five years or less. The publication contacted all open and operating franchisees within a franchise system and asked them to complete a satisfaction survey...

CREAM Inks Deal For Santa Clara County Expansion »

October 16, 2014 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: CREAM

October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // MILLBRAE, Cali. – CREAM, a San Francisco-based dessert franchise that specializes in high quality ice cream sandwiches and other confections, has signed a multi-unit development agreement with existing franchisee Moeen Abudamous to develop four additional locations throughout Santa Clara County, California.
Abudamous, who opened his first CREAM store in San Jose in February 2014, has already signed a lease for his second location, which will open early next year in Cupertino. Additional locations are planned for Milpitas, Los Gatos and Almaden Valley
"With the success of my first location in San Jose, I felt it was the right time to expand and introduce the high quality product to the rest of the good people of Santa Clara County," said Abudamous...

Arlington Gets Its Falafel Fix: Amsterdam Falafelshop Opens Highly Anticipated Clarendon Shop »

October 16, 2014 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Amsterdam Falafelshop

Iconic D.C. Hangout Opens to Local Residents, Lunch Crowds, Late Nighters in High-Profile Northern Virginia Locale
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // ARLINGTON, Virg. – Falafel. Amsterdam. Clarendon. What could be better?
Washington, D.C.'s iconic Amsterdam Falafelshop, a staple in the Adams Morgan neighborhood where the concept originated, and more recently on 14th Street, is opening its first Northern Virginia shop Oct. 16.
Located at 3024 Wilson Blvd, the new shop continues the Amsterdam Falafelshop tradition of serving America's most craved falafel in a unique atmosphere that only this beloved brand can create. D.C.-based restaurateur, hotelier and commercial real estate executive, David Rosenstein, is the owner and operator of the new Amsterdam Falafelshop opening in one of the nation's most vibrant neighborhoods...

New Sears Outlet Store Opens In Knoxville »

October 16, 2014 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Local Retailer Offers Broad Assortment of Merchandise Marked Significantly Lower Than Manufacturers' Suggested Retail Prices
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Oct. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) will open its newest Tennessee Sears Outlet Store on October 16, 2014 at 9630 Kingston Pike in Knoxville.
The Knoxville location marks the eighth opening of a new Sears Outlet Store this year and the 28th opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats.
"Our new Sears Outlet store in Knoxville offers the local community an extensive selection of entry-level priced to high-end home appliances, grills, lawn mowers, patio furniture, small kitchen appliances, home goods and more - all at an incredible value," said Gordon Scott Walker, store manager of the new Sears Outlet Store in Knoxville...

Denny's Corporation Announces Promotions For Brand Leadership Team »

October 16, 2014 at 3:56AM PDT | Source: Denny's
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Chris Bode Promoted to Chief Operating Officer, John Dillon to Chief Marketing Officer and Jill Van Pelt to Chief People Officer 
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Oct. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today announced promotions for key leaders, including Chris Bode to the position of Chief Operating Officer, John Dillon to the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Jill Van Pelt to the newly created position of Chief People Officer.
"Chris, John and Jill have all contributed to Denny's success in a meaningful way, further revitalizing America's Diner by leading key initiatives in our plan to drive improvements across our food, service and atmosphere," stated John Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Denny's...

IHG Announces The Opening Of A New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel In Xalapa, Mexico »

October 15, 2014 at 12:26PM PDT | Source: Holiday Inn Express

$6 million new-build hotel adds to growing IHG portfolio in Veracruz
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // XALAPA, Ver. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of a five-story, 110-room Holiday Inn Express® Xalapa hotel in Veracruz, Mexico. The city is rich in history and has a renowned cultural center dating back to the 19th century. Today the city hosts the prestigious Veracruz Cultural Institute and the University of Veracruz, which is home to one of the top-ranked symphony orchestras in the country. This is the tenth IHG®-branded hotel for Veracruz, which is currently home to two Crowne Plaza® hotels, five Holiday Inn® hotels, one Holiday Inn Express hotel and a Hotel Indigo® hotel...

Fantastic Sams Hair Salon Franchise Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Record-Breaking Convention »

October 15, 2014 at 12:01PM PDT | Source: Fantastic Sams
Fantastic Sams Opportunities Available

Iconic Hair Care Salon Quickly Becoming America's No. 1 Salon of Choice
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Oct 15, 2014) - Fantastic Sams hair salon franchise celebrated its 40th year as an iconic American brand by launching a top-to-bottom "Brand Evolution" at its biannual franchise conference, which was held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. The brand, which saw record attendance at the event, is aggressively expanding in the wake of its acquisition by Dessange International, Europe's leading luxury hair salon franchise and beauty brand.
"As we enter our fifth decade, Fantastic Sams is undergoing a dramatic resurgence that's taking the brand strength we've earned over the past four decades to the next level," said Fantastic Sams President and COO Linda Chadwick...

Edible Arrangements To Open Its First Store On A Military Base »

October 15, 2014 at 11:56AM PDT | Source: Edible Arrangements

Fort Bragg Location Scheduled to Open in November
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Wallingford, CT - Edible Arrangements will open its first store ever on a United States military base later this year at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
Franchisees Laverna and Martinez Alexander are scheduled to open the location in November. With a population of over 50,000, Fort Bragg provides services to more than 250,000 soldiers, retirees, family members and civilians. The base is also home to the 82nd Airborne.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Edible Arrangements to provide fresh, healthy and delicious fruit products direct to the men and women of our military and their families," said Edible Arrangements’ founder and CEO, Tariq Farid...

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Recognize U.S. Military Veterans On November 9th With Free Entrée »

October 15, 2014 at 11:46AM PDT | Source: Landry's Restaurants

Seafood Restaurant Celebrates 15 Years of Honoring Our Nation's Heroes
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON, TX - McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants is proud to thank U.S. military veterans by offering a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée to those who have served our country on Sunday, November 9 in recognition of Veteran's Day. McCormick & Schmick's will treat veterans for the 15th consecutive year to a special menu at participating locations across the country.
"We are proud to honor the brave service men and women who commit their lives to defend our country's freedom," said Tilman Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO of Landry's, Inc. "This is McCormick & Schmick's 15th year to treat our nation's heroes with a well-deserved meal and look forward to continuing this tradition for many more years to come...

Toys"R"Us® Launches #PlayItForward Initiative To Help Children In Need During Its Annual Toys For Tots Fundraising Campaign »

October 15, 2014 at 11:16AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

Shaquille O'Neal Re-enlists as Shaq-A-Claus to Encourage Customers to Support Toys for Tots, Challenges Social Media Users to #PlayItForward by Sharing "Un-Selfie" Photos While Donating
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Wayne, NJ – To help bring holiday joy to some of the 14.7 million U.S. children living in poverty, Toys"R"Us® today announced the launch of its annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Now through Sunday, December 7, consumers can donate new, unwrapped toys at any Toys"R"Us or Babies"R"Us® store across the country and online at Toysrus.com/ToysforTots. The company will also collect monetary donations in-store and online through Christmas Eve.
Again this year, NBA Legend, philanthropist and entrepreneur Shaquille O'Neal is reporting back to Toys for Tots duty as his alter ego Shaq-A-Claus to encourage customers to donate to the cause, along with a new mission that will help double the giving: the #PlayItForward Challenge...

Hyatt Place Savannah Airport Celebrates Official Opening »

October 15, 2014 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place hotel offers 81 guestrooms, and is located minutes from Savannah Hilton Head International Airport and downtown Savannah.
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Hotel Equities today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Savannah Airport. The 81-room hotel is conveniently located two miles from the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport and a short distance from historic downtown Savannah.
"We are delighted to bring the Hyatt Place brand to the Savannah area with the opening of Hyatt Place Savannah Airport," said Joe Reardon, vice president of marketing and business development for Hotel Equities. "Hyatt Place was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to family vacationers will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings...

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Launches Franchise Opportunities »

October 15, 2014 at 9:49AM PDT | Source: Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

Buttermilk Sky Franchising, Inc. announces their first Discovery Day for interested franchise investors who want to get their slice of the pie shop industry on October 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Buttermilk Sky Franchising, Inc. headquarters located at 9827 Cogdill Road, Suite 1 in Knoxville, TN.
Knoxville, TN, October 15, 2014 - (PR.com) - Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop is owned and operated by Scott and Meredith Layton. Their first business in the sweets trade was called the Cupcakery, a bakery which featured cupcakes. The transition to pies was borne out of their pasts. Both Scott and Meredith grew up in their grandmothers’ kitchens where pies were made with passion and the freshest ingredients. The memories of Scott’s Granny and Meredith’s Nanny inspired the creation of the Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop which offers fresh handmade pies and thumbprint cookies daily in a unique, homey environment based on their southern traditions and heritage...

Winmark Corporation Announces Third Quarter Results »

October 15, 2014 at 9:33AM PDT | Source: Winmark Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - October 15, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today net income for the quarter ended September 27, 2014 of $5,623,000 (or $1.09 per share diluted) compared to net income of $5,251,500 (or $1.00 per share diluted) in the third quarter of 2013. For the nine months ended September 27, 2014, net income was $14,455,700 (or $2.76 per share diluted) compared to net income of $13,645,800 (or $2.61 per share diluted) for the same period last year.
About Winmark Corporation 
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business. At September 27, 2014, there were 1,070 franchises in operation under the brands Plato's Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®...

Home Care Assistance Launches Kosher Care »

October 15, 2014 at 9:27AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Home Care Assistance, North America's premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to launch a new program to better serve members of the Jewish community. In line with the company's reputation for high quality, personalized care, Kosher Care is designed to meet the needs of clients in conformance with the laws and customs of Judaism. Home Care Assistance caregivers are specially trained through the company's unique online training platform, Home Care Assistance University, in Jewish traditions, including holidays and keeping a kosher kitchen. To complement this program, Home Care Assistance has published a 42-page cookbook, which contains healthy and traditional recipes for the kosher home...

Quaker Steak & Lube® Celebrates 40 Years With Strong Growth Across The Nation »

October 15, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Quaker Steak & Lube

Award-Winning Casual-Dining Franchise Opens Eight New Restaurants in 2014 
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // SHARON, PA. - The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today that it has experienced tremendous growth in its 40th year in business. Since January, The Lube® has expanded into core and emerging markets across the country, opening up eight new restaurants in New Jersey, Nebraska, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Fueling this announcement is the recent grand openings of the latest Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurants in Pohatcong and Edison, N.J., League City, Texas, and Bristol, Va. The brand also debuted its Award-Winning chicken wings to new communities in Grand Island, Neb...

Uncovered: Mama Fu's Black Market Menu Released »

October 15, 2014 at 8:52AM PDT | Source: Mama Fu's Asian House

Following Culinary Showdown, Flex-Casual® Asian House Releases Secret Seasonal Menu October 13th
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – Mama Fu's Asian House, one of the leading Asian concepts in the fast casual restaurant industry, has concluded yet another one of the franchise's seasonal culinary competitions, resulting in the release of its newest Black Market Menu on October 13th, 2014.
Since Mama Fu's released its first Black Market Menu in 2012, debuting the award-winning Banh mi sandwich, menu items from each seasonal spread have been added to the franchise's core menu after overwhelming success with both consumers and critics. Over the years, added core menu items have included the Spicy Seoul Stir Fry, Sichuan Kung Pao, Korean Street Tacos, and most recently, the Bulgogi Steak Wraps and Vietnamese Iced Coffee...



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