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Senior Care Franchise, Home Care Assistance, Expands To Australia »

January 27, 2015 at 9:24AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - Home Care Assistance, North America's premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce its expansion to Australia. As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age, senior care is and will continue to be one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide. Home Care Assistance carefully researched the Australian market and determined that it was the ideal place to launch the company's international efforts. Australians now claim the fourth-longest life expectancy in the world, and current forecasts suggest that by 2020 nearly 16.8% of Australians will be 65 years or older and that one in ten people over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with dementia. Thus, there will be a growing and sustained need for high quality home care options across the continent...

Demand For Functional Home Improvements Leads To Record Growth Year For ShelfGenie »

January 27, 2015 at 9:16AM PST | Source: ShelfGenie

"Cabinet Whisperer" Expands Into 21 New Territories in 2014; Experiences a 24 Percent Increase in Retail Sales
ATLANTA - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Consumer spending on functional home improvements is on the rise. Not only are people looking to add value to their home, but they are seeking ways to improve accessibility and organization of spaces utilized on a daily basis. As homeowners are progressively transforming often-overlooked places, such as cabinets, it has led to a record growth year for ShelfGenie, the industry leader in custom designed, pull-out cabinet shelving solutions.
With more than 160 locally owned and operated franchise locations operating throughout 22 states and Canada, ShelfGenie closed out 2014 with the addition of nine new franchise owners and expansion into 21 new territories across North America...

Entrepreneur Magazine Names National Property Inspections, Inc., A Top 500 Franchise Of 2015 »

January 27, 2015 at 9:03AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

NPI/GPI has made the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® every year for more than a decade.
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. -  National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is once again pleased to be included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, which ranks the best franchises based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.
The most important factors in the Franchise 500® formula include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Entrepreneur also considers the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it’s been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing...

Sign Of A New Pizza Era: Marco's Pizza Breaks Top 100 In Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 »

January 27, 2015 at 8:58AM PST | Source: Marco's Pizza
Marco's Pizza Opportunities Available

Nation's Fastest Growing Pizza Company Continues Climb to Top of Category
TOLEDO, Ohio - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In a telling sign that the nation's pizza marketplace is changing, Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, has claimed the No. 95 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500® list – a major stride for a relatively new player in the fiercely competitive category.
While this is the sixth consecutive year Marco's has been featured on this prestigious list that ranks the country's franchises across all industries, it is the first time the company has broken into the Top 100.
Noted as the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, the 36th annual Franchise 500® recognized Marco's Pizza for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the franchise system...

Christian Brothers Automotive Opens New Location In Huntersville »

January 27, 2015 at 8:19AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Huntersville, NC – (January 23, 2015) – Christian Brothers Automotive, the automotive repair shop known for its commitment to honesty, integrity and excellent customer service, opened a new location this month situated at 16618 Old Statesville Road in Huntersville, North Carolina. Colleen Manno in her new Huntersville store
Located near the southeast corner of Sam Furr Rd (Hwy 73) and Old Statesville Rd (Hwy 115) across from the CVS parking lot, the nearly 5,000 square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an comfortable lobby with a home-charm décor that features upscale furniture, decorative lighting, artwork and hardwood floors. Christian Brothers also offers a free courtesy shuttle vehicle to transport you to and from work, home or errands while your vehicle is being serviced...

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens First Hotel In Richland »

January 27, 2015 at 8:14AM PST | Source: Homewood Suites by Hilton

Property Features Scenic Views of the Columbia River with Other Value-Added Amenities
RICHLAND, Wash. and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Richland.
The four-story hotel, owned by Hotel Investors Richland, LLC, is the sixth Homewood Suites property in the state and features 115 suites. Erica Lewis, general manager, and Julia Thomas, director of sales, have been in the hotel industry for a combined 10 years.
"At Homewood Suites Richland, guests will enjoy our Tuscan-inspired clubhouse and scenic views of the Columbia River, in addition to comfortable suites, complimentary Wi-Fi and daily breakfast," said Erica Lewis, general manager...

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Makes Entrepreneur's List Of Top Franchise Opportunities »

January 27, 2015 at 7:57AM PST | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Ranked the Top Carpet Cleaning Franchise; A Top Opportunity in Multiple Categories
NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - Chem-Dry, the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, has once again made Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list of top franchise opportunities, and is the top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for the 27th consecutive year.
The highly competitive list considers factors such as financial performance of franchisees, investment cost, and the size of the franchise system. Entrepreneur also named Chem-Dry a Top Home-Based Business, a Top Franchise for Minorities, a Top Franchise for Veterans, and a Top Low Cost Franchise Opportunity.
"Chem-Dry continues to prove its staying power and versatility as a brand," Chem-Dry CEO Dan Tarantin said...

Shane's Rib Shack Of Monroe Opened Monday! »

January 27, 2015 at 7:34AM PST | Source: Shane's Rib Shack

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // MONROE, GA - Shane's Rib Shack, a leader in fast-casual barbecue, will open its 42nd Georgia location, and 70th restaurant nationwide, today in Monroe, GA. The new restaurant created more than 30 new jobs for the area.
Shane's is famous for their slow smoked ribs, BBQ pork, chicken and wings along with their mouth watering BBQ sauce. Make no doubt about it,.. they smoke their BBQ fresh onsite every day! Their famous irresistible signature sandwich, the Big Dad®, is a half pound of BBQ chopped pork between two toasted pieces of Texas toast! And if their amazing food and exceptional service wasn't enough, Shane's is celebrating their Monroe opening by giving away The Ultimate Cooking Experience - a Big Green Egg to one lucky customer!
Additionally, Shane's Rib Shack will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Walton County Chamber of Commerce Monday, January 26th...

VFW And Sport Clips Haircuts Award Scholarships Totaling More Than $288,000 »

January 27, 2015 at 7:12AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Service members and veterans receive needed financial aid for Spring 2015
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 70 veterans and service members have been awarded VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships" this spring, totaling more than $288,000.
Help A Hero Scholarships are awarded exclusively to service members and veterans to help cover the cost of tuition and fees. Scholarships are available for both spring and fall semesters. Recipients are encouraged to reapply as they continue their education.
Here is the complete list of spring recipients.
Launched in 2013, the Help A Hero Scholarship program has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to service members and veterans...

Pinkberry Celebrates 10 Years Of Its Original Taste That Launched A Frozen Yogurt Phenomenon »

January 27, 2015 at 6:56AM PST | Source: Pinkberry

Enjoy 10 Cent Frozen Yogurt On January 30th
LOS ANGELES - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt leader, celebrates its 10th birthday with participating stores offering small yogurts with toppings for 10 cents from 7-10PM on January 30th. At the event, Pinkberry will be swirling new Raspberry White Chocolate and Sea Salt Chocolate. These new flavors join over 70 flavors that Pinkberry has shared with its fans over past 10 years.
Ron Graves, CEO of Pinkberry states, "Our birthday event is about celebrating our customers and their contribution to the Pinkberry’s success."
Since the first store opening in 2005 in Los Angeles, Pinkberry has become the benchmark for frozen yogurt. Pinkberry’s distinct taste and dedication to customer experience has led to a highly engaged customer following that makes it the global leader in social media across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter...

Good Times To Announce First Quarter Results On February 10, 2015 »

January 27, 2015 at 6:51AM PST | Source: Good Times

GOLDEN, Colo. - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Good Times Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIM), operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick service restaurant chain focused on fresh, high-quality, all-natural products and a licensee of Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, a full service, upscale concept, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2015 fiscal year financial results on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain/11:00 a.m. Eastern. Hosting the call will be Boyd Hoback, President and Chief Executive Officer; Scott LeFever, Chief Operating Officer and Susan Knutson, Controller. A press release with financial results will be issued prior to the call.
The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (866) 209-0088...

Chipotle Launches New Installment Of "Cultivating Thought" Author Series On Cups And Bags »

January 27, 2015 at 6:37AM PST | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Best-selling Author Jonathan Safran Foer Returns as Curator, with 10 New and Notable Writers Creating Original Stories to be Featured on Chipotle's Packaging
DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jan. 27, 2015 - Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced the second installment of its "Cultivating Thought" author series with 10 new and original essays written by influential writers, authors and thought leaders to be featured on its cups and bags. The series began in May 2014, in partnership with New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals, Everything is Illuminated), who curated the series from the beginning. The stories published on Chipotle's cups and bags are meant to entertain while exposing readers to some of today's most creative, influential and thought-provoking writers...

Papa John's Helps Football Fans Up Their Game For Super Bowl XLIX With Free Pizza Offer »

January 27, 2015 at 6:27AM PST | Source: Papa John's

Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and Super Bowl XLIX invites fans in Phoenix and across the U.S. to enjoy the Big Game with Better Ingredients
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In celebration of the biggest sporting event of the year, Papa John's, the world's third-largest pizza delivery company, proudly known for its "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." is helping fans take their game to the next level through a free pizza offer. Fans who place a minimum order of $15 on www.papajohns.com using promo code SUPERBOWL between Thursday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Feb. 1 will receive a free large pizza with up to three toppings on their next order beginning Monday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, February 22.
To kick off the free pizza offer, a new television commercial will air starring John Schnatter, Papa John's founder and CEO, and Peyton Manning, record-breaking Denver Broncos quarterback and Papa John's franchisee...

Hyatt Introduces Hyatt Centric »

January 27, 2015 at 5:35AM PST | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

New, Full Service Lifestyle Brand to Serve Business and Leisure Travelers in Key Cities Around the World
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today introduced Hyatt Centric, a new, full service lifestyle brand designed for business and leisure travelers. The launch marks the sixth brand Hyatt has introduced since 2006, and offers Hyatt the opportunity to again set the standard by using its distinctive approach to empathetic engagement with guests leading to innovation.
The Hyatt Centric name was inspired by the brand's mission of putting its guest at the center of the action in the best destinations. True to its promise, more than 15 Hyatt Centric locations, comprised of open and previously announced hotels, will debut this summer in the heart of some of the world's most popular cities, including New York, Paris, Atlanta, Chicago and Miami...

Jo Darling Joins EXIT Realty Paramount As New Office Administrator »

January 27, 2015 at 5:28AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Traverse City, Michigan (Grassroots Newswire) January 23, 2015 -- Jo Darling , one of the areas top customer service specialists, joined EXIT Realty Paramount in Traverse City.
"We're excited to welcome Jo to EXIT Realty", says franchisee Holly Hack. EXIT Realty is growing and attracting top people each and every day.
Jo brings over 20 years of customer service experience serving the Grand Traverse Area. Jo likes to dance, swim and bike. She also loves to volunteer with children's organizations. "We can't wait to see what Jo will bring to the EXIT Realty Paramount team", says Hack.
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Continues Strong Momentum And Expansion In Florida »

January 27, 2015 at 5:23AM PST | Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // CAPE CORAL, Fla. and MADISON, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today the addition of Southwest Florida-based brokerage Blue Water Realty, Inc. to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gulf Shore will remain under the leadership of owner Aaron Eyerman, who has overseen the company’s consistent growth since its inception in 2010. The brokerage serves the Southwest Florida real estate market, with a targeted focus on Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte, Pine Island, Sanibel, Matlacha, Bokeelia and Bonita.
"There is a natural synergy between our national brand and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gulf Shore through our shared focus on outside-of-the-box solutions and tools that drive strategic growth and awareness," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC...

ServiceMaster Professional Services In Minneapolis To Host Hoarding Seminar Presented By Matt Paxton »

January 27, 2015 at 5:19AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - ServiceMaster Professional Services is a major ServiceMaster franchise that provides cleaning and restoration services which include biohazard and hoarding cleaning to the Minneapolis area and parts of North Dakota. In addition to their restoration services, they also offer CE classes for industry professionals and insurance agents and in February, they will host a hoarding seminar presented by Matt Paxton. Paxton, the host of the hit reality TV show Hoarders and author of The Secret Lives of Hoarders will host a morning session for insurance professionals and an afternoon session for industry professionals.
These hoarding seminars presented by Matt Paxton will take place at the Sheraton Minneapolis West hotel in Minnetonka, MN...

Chocolate And Valentine's Day: The Melting Pot Celebrates The Original Power Couple »

January 27, 2015 at 5:14AM PST | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Fondue Restaurant Franchise Celebrates Love, Chocolate and National Fondue Month this February
TAMPA, Fla. - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant franchise and a top romantic dining destination, is celebrating the perfect pairing of love and chocolate this February. From National Chocolate Fondue Day on Feb. 5 to Valentine's Day week and National Fondue Month being celebrated all month long, love and chocolate fondue are all around.
"Nothing sets the mood on Valentine's Day quite like a delicious shared dining experience," said Mike Lester, president of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. "What could be more romantic than cozying up to your sweetheart and feeding each other chocolate fondue-covered strawberries?"
Creating memorable moments over a unique dining experience is The Melting Pot's specialty...

Home Care Assistance Now Serving Santa Barbara Seniors »

January 27, 2015 at 5:01AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader opens new office in Montecito, CA to meet growing demand for in-home care services in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas.
Montecito, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2015 - Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to announce the opening of its' newest office in Santa Barbara, California, located at 1165 Coast Village Road, Suite B. This latest addition to the Home Care Assistance network will serve the Santa Barbara community, adding to the strong presence Home Care Assistance has already established in Southern California, with offices serving the greater Orange and San Diego counties.
"I am excited to introduce Home Care Assistance to Santa Barbara seniors as the premier service provider of in-home care," said Marilyn Berman, Director of Client Care for Home Care Assistance Santa Barbara...

House Of Bread Anniversary Celebrations From Portland, Oregon To Anchorage Alaska »

January 27, 2015 at 4:48AM PST | Source: House of Bread

San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - House of Bread franchise owners in Anchorage and Tigard will be both baking 100 pounds of cinnamon rolls on January 31st in celebration of the years in business. That's one day with a combined total of about 200 pounds of round dough strands, coated in butter and topped with brown sugar and cinnamon. House of Bread Bakery Café has a tradition of making huge cinnamon rolls for the anniversary celebrations. The House of Bread Founder, Sheila McCann, has made plenty of huge cinnamon rolls since opening the bakery and café nearly 18 years ago in San Luis Obispo, California. "As the years progressed, the cinnamon roll kept getting bigger until we couldn't fit anything more into the oven," says Sheila McCann...



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