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Maid Right Franchise Makes It Easy To Own Your Own Residential Cleaning Business In North Atlanta, GA »

April 30, 2015 at 5:17AM PDT | Source: Maid Right

Latinos Wanting to Start Their Own Residential Cleaning Business Visit MaidRightLatino.com to Learn About Opportunities Available for Them
ALPHARETTA, GA - (Marketwired - Apr 30, 2015) - With superior product innovations and the strongest customer guarantee in the residential-cleaning segment, Maid Right Franchising provides an attractive investment opportunity for Latinos living in North Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas who want to start their own residential cleaning business in a 20-billion recession-resistant booming industry.
In Georgia, the total number of Hispanics has doubled since the last Census, and their interest in franchise opportunities has increased tenfold in the last 5 years. Maid Right recognizes the potential its unique franchisee business model has for hard working Latinos who want to own a cleaning business without the risks associated with independent cleaning services...

United Country Real Estate Experiences Significant National Expansion »

April 30, 2015 at 5:07AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

45 New Offices Join the Lifestyle Property Franchise Company
April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate – the nation’s largest lifestyle and rural real estate company – has experienced significant growth increasing its network of nearly 600 offices by double digits. Forty five new real estate offices joined the franchise since 2014. These new offices will help to strengthen the firm’s already 5,000-strong network of lifestyle and country real estate professionals.
“Launching the ‘new’ United Country – with an enhanced marketing system, new technology platform, exciting new logo and lower simplified royalty structure – gave a 90-year-old market leader the momentum of a new and progressive innovator,” said Richard Thompson, national executive vice president of sales...

Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurant Expands Franchise Opportunities »

April 30, 2015 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: Red Hot & Blue

The Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurant chain is offering franchise owner/operator opportunities in Baltimore, Maryland; Houston, Texas; Eastern North Carolina and Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee - and markets east of the Rocky Mountains.
Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) April 29, 2015 - Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc. President, Randy McCann, confirmed that the national barbecue restaurant chain is offering new franchise opportunities nationwide.
Red Hot & Blue is a full-service, casual-themed barbecue restaurant and full service caterer. Red Hot & Blue smokes barbecue on premise fresh daily, the old-fashioned way–low and slow–over hickory logs so the enticing aroma envelops your senses as you enter the restaurant...

Cartridge World Offers Bundled Printing Services »

April 30, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Small Businesses Rethink Their Ink
MCHENRY, Ill. - April 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Businesses need to print. Depending on the size of the organization, businesses print hundreds to thousands of pages per week. This is where advice from Cartridge World pays off. With a free 15-minute audit, Cartridge World can help identify the right printers, supplies and service for any business, and demonstrate how the right products will reduce their printing costs. Cartridge World says a small business can save $1,000 or more on printing annually.
Cartridge World is a nationwide provider of printing products and services, with nearly 500 locations across the country. Supporting National Small Business Week (May 4-8, 2015), Cartridge World is offering a free print audit throughout May to help local businesses “rethink their ink...

Papa John's Announces Quarterly Dividend »

April 30, 2015 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - April 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per common share, payable May 22, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 11, 2015. At this quarterly dividend rate, the annual dividend is equivalent to $0.56 per common share.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Part I. Item 1A...

NYC’s Famous The Halal Guys To Open Locations In Texas »

April 30, 2015 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: The Halal Guys

Mulit-Unit Franchise Deals Sold For Territories in Houston and Austin
April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // New York, NY - The Halal Guys, the innovative American Halal food concept, has announced the signing of multi-unit franchise deals outside the home market of New York City. 15 new restaurants will open in parts of Houston and Austin, Texas, including one unit at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Texas has a number of major markets with prime franchise territories still available or under negotiation, including Dallas and San Antonio. With deals signing so quickly, The Halal Guys plans to focus expansion on top real estate markets, seeking sites in mass gathering areas like airports, train stations, malls, and neighborhoods with a significant late night demand...

The Chickery Opening U.S. Location In Washington, D.C. »

April 30, 2015 at 3:57AM PDT | Source: The Chickery

David Adjey’s The Chickery signs a lease to open a company store in Dupont Circle
April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Toronto, Canada - The Chickery, the Toronto-based fast casual better chicken concept founded by celebrity Chef David Adjey of Food Network fame, has signed a lease in Washington, D.C. to open a corporate location in Dupont Circle. The new site – which takes the place of a burger restaurant - is located at 1300 Connecticut Ave., right next to Chop’t Creative Salad Company and with other neighboring tenants like Panera Bread and Krispy Kreme.
The Chickery has partnered with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, and is expanding worldwide through a combination of company- and franchise-owned stores...

ZIPS Dry Cleaners Signs 104-Unit Franchise Agreement For New Stores Throughout The Mid-Atlantic And Midwest »

April 30, 2015 at 3:50AM PDT | Source: ZIPS Dry Cleaners
ZIPS Dry Cleaners Opportunities Available

April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. – ZIPS Dry Cleaners has signed a franchise development agreement with ZDC Holdings for the development of 104 stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The agreement marks the largest deal to date for the nearly 20-year-old brand known for its same-day, one price business model.
“We were drawn to ZIPS because of its proven business model based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to today's dry cleaning customer – dry cleaning that is ready for pick-up the same day it's dropped off and all for a flat-rate price,” said Lev Davidson, Operating Principal of ZDC Holdings. “We look forward to bringing the brand’s one-of-a-kind services to new parts of the country and becoming the place where residents, families and professionals alike come for their dry cleaning needs...

Kinderdance® New Haven Expands To An Area Developer »

April 29, 2015 at 12:04PM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization brings movement education to young children Worldwide
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children announces Connecticut expansion. Francine Mira business owner of Kinderdance New Haven upgrades to a Kinderdance Area Developer. As a Kinderdance Area Developer, Kinderdance New Haven is serving children in the counties of New Haven, Fairfield, and Middlesex in the state of Connecticut.
Ms. Mira purchased her franchise in June 2014 and has been growing steadily adding center locations and increasing student enrollment. Kinderdance of New Haven is now teaching to over 100 students in over 12 locations...

Dubai-Based Hospitality Group To Open Five UAE »

April 29, 2015 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: Sloan's Ice Cream

Sloan’s Ice Cream Franchised Shops
Proven UAE Restaurant, Hotel, Real Estate Operations Company Signs Agreement to Expand Premium Ice Cream/Candy/Toy Brand
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sloan’s Ice Cream today announced a major development deal that will expand the brand into the Middle East.
West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Sloan’s – a premium brand combining innovative ice cream flavors with over-the-top aesthetics, including bold pink and neon green walls and heaping amounts of candy and toys – has signed a franchise development agreement with LMZ Cuisines, which is part of the esteemed Landmark Zenath Group. Headquartered in Dubai, Landmark Zenath Group owns and operates a collection of hotels, restaurants, real estate companies, engineering firms and media entities...

PizzaRev Heats Up Santa Barbara And Palmdale, CA »

April 29, 2015 at 11:56AM PDT | Source: PizzaRev

Craft Your Own Pizza Concept Donates more than $10,000 to Local Charities
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES – California’s award winning fast-casual pizza concept, PizzaRev, expands the better pizza revolution with the opening of two new corporate-owned locations this month in Santa Barbara, CA and Palmdale, CA. PizzaRev opened eight new restaurants since January 2015, including both corporate and franchise locations, bringing the company to 27 open units.
The new Santa Barbara restaurant, located at 12 W. De La Guerra St. (at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Mall) hosted a Grand Opening fundraiser to benefit Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for adults and their families facing life-threatening illness...

Marilyn Monroe™ Spas Sees Strong Sales After Launching Unlimited Spa Service Memberships »

April 29, 2015 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Marilyn Monroe Spas
Marilyn Monroe Spas Opportunities Available

Stay Polished Passport membership program exceeds expectations at Marilyn Monroe™ Spas, offering guests unlimited luxury spa and beauty services for $99 per month
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – It wasn’t long after Marilyn Monroe™ Spas unveiled its Stay Polished Passport that the national spa brand noticed a shift in how clients were experiencing beauty services at its locations. Building upon the trend of locations across the country offering single service memberships, Marilyn Monroe™ Spas decided to offer unlimited services in multiple service lines including blow outs, nail services, waxing, facials and massage treatments.
Since launching the program a little over a month ago, the national spa brand has sold more than 300 memberships, mostly at their six Nail Lounges and Glamour Rooms...

Asheville, N.C., Real Estate Office Offers Innovative National Marketing »

April 29, 2015 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

Billy May Opens United Country Real Estate Office
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bill May, owner, has recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. His office, known as United Country – Carolina Land Water Sky, will be leveraging hundreds of proven marketing tools available only from the United Country program.
“Combining my real estate and marketing experience with the innovative and proven marketing programs of the United Country system allows my team to provide an outstanding, differentiated level of service to clients,” May said. “In addition, by joining the largest network of traditional real estate agents and auctioneers in the country, we can simply offer clients more options when it comes to the best approach to selling a particular property...

Yum! Brands Named One Of Top 20 Learning And Development Companies By Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s 2015 LearningElite »

April 29, 2015 at 10:28AM PDT | Source: Yum! Brands
Yum! Brands  Opportunities Available

KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell Parent Only Quick-Service Restaurant Company on List
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - April 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), one of the world’s largest restaurant companies and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has been named one of the Top 20 learning and development organizations by Chief Learning Officer magazine’s 2015 LearningElite program. The Company was recognized as a Gold LearningElite organization for 2015 for its unique and comprehensive programs offered through its worldwide learning and development platform, Yum! University. Yum! Brands is the only quick-service restaurant company on the 2015 LearningElite list.
“Our global learning culture is focused on building the capability of our 1...

Amazing Athletes Opens Its 100th Franchise Location! »

April 29, 2015 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: Amazing Athletes

National preschool enrichment program, Amazing Athletes, celebrates the opening of its centesimal franchise location in Seattle, WA on April 6. 2015
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // FRANKLIN, TN – Franklin, Tennessee-based Amazing Athletes, a national, award-winning preschool sports enrichment franchise, is excited to announce the opening of its 100th franchise location on April 6, 2015 in Seattle Washington.
“The exponential growth we’ve experienced and the overwhelming response to our program over the years has been unbelievable, and we’re thrilled to welcome Grace and Pam Washam into our Amazing family,” said Amazing Athletes co-owner and vice president, Dr. Janee Henderson. “This Seattle franchise marks a huge milestone for our company, and we’re excited to see where this growth will continue to take us in 2015 and beyond...

Fans Win Big With Cousins Subs® And Green Bay Blizzard Sponsorship »

April 29, 2015 at 9:43AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

Social Media Contest Takes The Field On April 30
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREEN BAY, Wis. – As part of the season-long sponsorship, Cousins Subs® located on Webster Avenue and Mason Street in Green Bay, Wis. and the Green Bay Blizzard, will offer fans the chance to score big with social media contest.
From April 30 to May 24, fans are invited to visit the Webster Avenue and Mason Street Cousins Subs and Green Bay Blizzard Facebook Pages to enter to win four tickets to a Green Bay Blizzard football game and four free 7 ½-inch sub sandwiches. Winners will be selected at random and announced on May 28, 2015.
“As a locally owned and operated business, we are pleased to support a community favorite—the Green Bay Blizzard,” said Matthew Knoke, marketing specialist at Cousins Subs of Green Bay...

New Menchie’s Store In Clovis Commons Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

April 29, 2015 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // CLOVIS, Calif. – Menchie’s, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Clovis, CA at 785 W. Herndon Ave., #400, Clovis, CA 93612. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie’s is sure to become a Clovis favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie’s will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, May 9 to Friday, May 15 packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie’s merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.
“After exploring various frozen yogurt franchises, my wife and I chose Menchie’s because of their unique business model and outstanding customer experience,” said franchisee, Michael Causey...

Dunkin’ Donuts Brings Guacamole To Breakfast With New Bacon Guacamole Flatbread Sandwich »

April 29, 2015 at 9:09AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Guests Can Keep Their Cool With New Mango Passion Fruit Coolatta® and Special Offer of any Small Coolatta Frozen Beverage For Only $1.99
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – This spring Dunkin’ Donuts is introducing guacamole to its nationwide menu for the first time in brand history with the new Bacon Guacamole Flatbread Sandwich. The new sandwich, available now through May at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the U.S., includes two strips of bacon, egg, a slice of reduced fat cheddar cheese and authentic guacamole that features a zesty mix of Hass avocados, cilantro and lime juice. Dunkin’ Donuts’ guests can enjoy guacamole around the clock, as the new Bacon Guacamole Flatbread Sandwich – like all Dunkin’ Donuts breakfast sandwiches – is served any time of day...

RLHC Completes Mortgage Refinancing And Forms Joint Venture For Hotel RL Baltimore »

April 29, 2015 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: Red Lion Hotels

SPOKANE, Wash. - April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today that its subsidiary, RL Baltimore, LLC, has entered into a $13.3 million mortgage loan from PFP Holding Company IV LLC, an affiliate of Prime Finance, to refinance the purchase capital for its previously acquired Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor. Subsequent to the loan agreement, RLHC completed a joint venture agreement selling an initial 21 percent equity stake in RLS Balt Venture LLC, the parent to RL Baltimore, LLC, to Shelbourne Falcon Charm City Investors LLC ("Shelbourne"). The loan and the joint venture agreement recapitalize the original purchase of the property by RL Baltimore and provide additional funds to complete the final renovations for this adaptive reuse project, which is on schedule to open in early August 2015...

Caring Transitions Of Greater Riverside Recognized With National Award »

April 29, 2015 at 8:33AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Caring Transitions of Greater Riverside, which launched in February of 2014, specializes in organizing and managing senior moves, downsizing, and liquidating belongings through estate sales and online auctions.
Riverside, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2015 - The locally owned and operated business Caring Transitions of Greater Riverside has been recognized by the Caring Transitions’ national headquarters as a Rookie All Star franchise.
Caring Transitions of Greater Riverside, which launched in February of 2014, specializes in organizing and managing senior moves, downsizing, and liquidating belongings through estate sales and online auctions. Caring Transitions of Greater Riverside serves Riverside, Corona/Norco and the surrounding areas of Riverside County, California...



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