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Sign & Graphics Franchise To Exhibit At National Business Media Show In Indianapolis »

May 29, 2013 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS® to Discuss Strategy Behind Conversion Program & Co-Brand Franchise Opportunities
May 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas. – The National Business Media (NBM) Show is making its third stop of the year in Indianapolis, and FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS visual communications, signage and graphics centers, will be exhibiting at the show to discuss its franchise opportunities with attendees.
The show, which will be held May 30-June 1 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium, is a business-to-business trade show intended to educate attendees on the latest in sign making, digital printing, apparel decorating, engraving, personalization, promotional products and more...

HoneyBaked Customers Show They Care, Providing More Than 720,000 Meals To Help The Hungry »

May 29, 2013 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe

More than $90,000 Raised, Far Exceeding Goal in Partnership with Feeding America®
ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 - HoneyBaked customers dug deep into their hearts and their pockets to help the hungry this past winter, when the premium food retailer joined forces with Feeding America®, the nation’s leading anti-hunger organization, with a goal of providing 100,000 meals. Between February 27 and March 27, HoneyBaked customers not only reached that goal, but increased it more than 700 percent to 720,000 donated meals*. One hundred percent of the donations went to Feeding America®, which can provide eight meals for every dollar donated at a national level.
“We are so grateful and humbled by the generosity of our customers,” said Maggie DeCan, COO of HoneyBaked of Georgia...

Snap-on Father's Day Gift Guide Makes Shopping For Dad Quick And Easy »

May 29, 2013 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: Snap-on Tools

KENOSHA, Wis. - May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - What Dad wouldn't want Snap-on for Father's Day? From hand tools to power tools and tool storage to diagnostic equipment, the new Snap-on Father's Day Gift Guide features unmatched gift ideas for tool-loving Dads everywhere.
"The Snap-on Father's Day Gift Guide makes it really simple to shop for Dad," said Gerry Beronja , director of customer marketing for Snap-on Tools. "The guide features the latest and greatest from Snap-on and, with special pricing until June 30, you might end up getting something Snap-on for yourself, too."
The 2013 Snap-on Father's Day Gift Guide features special pricing on popular Snap-on® products for a limited time, including:

60 in. lbs. of torque output
Six-position clutch means torque can be set to match the job requirements
Glass-filled nylon housing delivers durable high-impact strength for longer tool life
Includes case, charger and two batteries

3/8-inch Ratchet (F80)

Dual 80® technology-based ratchet features 80-tooth gear
Seven teeth in contact with gear to provide strength and durability
Up to 25 percent less ratcheting arc to engage the next gear tooth

ETHOS® Plus Scan Tool (EESC319)

Big, easy-to-view 5...

Zinga Frozen Yogurt Hits Trifecta In One Week »

May 29, 2013 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Zinga Frozen Yogurt

Store Openings in Virginia, Florida, Concert Event Presence Fuel Franchise Momentum
Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 - New store openings all within a week in Front Royal, Va., and Palm City, Fla., and a concessions presence at the popular Jiffy Lube Live venue in Virginia illustrate franchisor Zinga Frozen Yogurt’s accelerated growth in 2013.
Zinga President John Fitchett said Zinga Franchise Group has 285 stores currently in development in 12 states. He projects 20 more stores to open in 2013.
“With the seven stores we’ve opened so far this year and Zinga’s unique presence at one of the East’s most popular concert venues, we’re making a strong case for potential franchisees to join the growing Zinga family,” Fitchett said...

Maui Wowi Expands Support With Office Manager »

May 29, 2013 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Promoting from within leads to additional support at the Maui Wowi headquarters and a new employee to the team; growing the number of resources available to the franchise system.
Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 - Maui Wowi Hawaiian, a Colorado-based franchise company with units across the country and internationally, has recently hired a new Office Manager as its operations team grows. The operational support duties will now be handled by Jaci Kuntz. The new addition comes on the heels of a promotion of the former Office Manager to the newly created Communications and PR Manager role.
“Promoting from within has always been a top priority for us at the Maui Wowi Mainland and the Office Manager position has proven to be a great entry into future opportunities within the company,” said Mike Weinberger, vice president of operations...

New-England Area Taco Bell® Restaurants To Host Benefit Day In Support Of The One Fund Boston™ »

May 29, 2013 at 6:32AM PDT | Source: Taco Bell
Taco Bell Opportunities Available

Doritos® Locos Tacos to be Sold for $1 with Net Proceeds to go to Charity; Taco Bell Corp. to Donate Additional $25,000
NBA Player Jared Sullinger to Make Appearance at Local Taco Bell® Restaurant from 12 – 2 p.m.
BOSTON - May 29, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Looking for a way to give back during your lunch break today? Why not stop by a local Taco Bell® restaurant, as more than 160 Taco Bell restaurants throughout the New England area host a day-long giving event in support of The One Fund Boston™, the charity set up to help the people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Led by Bostonian and Taco Bell franchisee, Dan Benson, the restaurants will be offering the popular Doritos® Locos Tacos (Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch) for just $1 (normally priced $1...

RE/MAX Suburban Brokers In Arlington Heights Plan June 8 Garage Sale To Benefit Lurie Children's Hospital »

May 29, 2013 at 6:25AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

CHICAGO, May 28, 2013 – The brokers at RE/MAX Suburban, 1808 Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Ill., are planning a June 8 sidewalk garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of their office, with all proceeds benefitting Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH).
“We hope many families in the area will turn out to do a little bargain shopping and help a great local institution,” said Mary Zentz, the broker with RE/MAX Suburban who originated the garage sale idea.
“It occurred to me because I’m personally in the process of cleaning out two houses and consolidating them into a single residence. In talking with some of my office colleagues, we realized all of us had many salable items for which we’d like to find new homes, and a joint garage sale would be a good way to do it...

Century 21 Real Estate Spring Home Selling Survey Unveils New Opportunities For Home Sellers »

May 29, 2013 at 6:02AM PDT | Source: Century 21

Sellers No Longer at a Disadvantage; Buyers Going Above and Beyond for Their Next Home
May 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, today announced the results of its spring home selling survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive among 2,058 U.S. adults (18+) in May, 2013. The CENTURY 21® survey revealed that 33 percent of people currently searching for a home have been on the hunt for more than a year, and that the vast majority of them are willing to negotiate with sellers and make compromises to find their next home. In particular, prospective homebuyers are willing to compromise on popular amenities and their home’s location...

Upcoming Domino's Pizza Investor Event »

May 29, 2013 at 5:08AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) announces the following webcast event:
What:
Goldman Sachs Lodging, Gaming, Restaurant and Leisure Conference
When:
Tuesday, June 4 at 2:45 p.m. Eastern
Where:
www.dominosbiz.com
How:
Live over the Internet (Web address above)This event will be archived on the Domino's website for replay.
About Domino's Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 10,300 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $7...

New Local Business Fulfills Katy’s Need For Certified Bookkeeping Services With Grand Opening Of First Area BookKeeping Express Office »

May 29, 2013 at 4:45AM PDT | Source: Bookkeeping Express Centre

May 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // KATY, TX – BookKeeping Express, the first U.S. franchise focused solely on bookkeeping services, recently announced the opening of its first office in Katy, TX serving businesses throughout Katy, Richmond and portions of Houston. BookKeeping Express offers a much-needed service to businesses, so they can get back to doing what they do best.
“We help business owners to achieve three key objectives: lower their taxes, optimize cash flow, and increase their profits,” said Byron Davenport, Director of Business Development of BookKeeping Express in Katy. “I am excited about serving the local business community and this opportunity to help small businesses survive and grow. BookKeeping Express has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and its proven, efficient business model will provide me with the support needed to help grow the business, thus allowing me to help my clients grow theirs...

Woof Gang Bakery Unleashes New Pet Retail Store And Grooming Location In Raleigh, North Carolina »

May 29, 2013 at 4:40AM PDT | Source: Woof Gang Bakery

This New Breed of Neighborhood Pet Store is First Location in Wakefield and Company’s Sixth Franchise in North Carolina
May 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Woof Gang Bakery, a leader in the pet industry, has grown to 35 locations, with the newest store in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Opening June 8, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Wakefield is a locally-owned small business, offering full and self-service grooming, and a wide selection of pet foods and supplies. The store is located at 13600 New Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27614; phone 919-435-6930.
Sara Shinn, originally from Salisbury, NC, is the franchise owner of the Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Wakefield store. She is dedicated to the local community and to providing outstanding service and quality products for customers and their four-legged friends...

New Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM Service Center Opens At Chesterfield Commons In St. Louis, MO »

May 29, 2013 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Valvoline Instant Oil Change

May 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // Lexington, Ky. – Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM, the nation’s second-largest quick-lube chain, today opened a new company-owned service center in the St. Louis area at the Chesterfield Commons shopping center. This brings the total number of St. Louis area Valvoline Instant Oil Change stores to 37.
The new Valvoline Instant Oil Change service center is located at 17457 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield. Store hours are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CDT. No appointment is necessary. Store technicians are trained using an ASE-certified training program, to work on all vehicle makes and models, including luxury vehicles.
The new Chesterfield Commons service center will host a ribbon-cutting and open house on Wednesday, May 29, at 9:00 a...

Starwood To Present At The Goldman Sachs Lodging, Gaming, Restaurant & Leisure Conference »

May 29, 2013 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May. 28, 2013 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) will be presenting during the Goldman Sachs Lodging, Gaming, Restaurant and Leisure Conference in New York City on Monday, June 3 at 12:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Vasant Prabhu, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, will be speaking at the conference. Following brief prepared remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session.
The live webcast will be available on Starwood's investor relations website at http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/index.html. A replay of the webcast will be available approximately 6 hours after the live event and will run for 180 days.
Webcast
Monday, June 3, 201312:45 p...

Hurricane Grill & Wings Arrives In Houston For First Time »

May 29, 2013 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

May 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings® further expands in the Lone Star State with its first ever Houston location in Champions. The casual restaurant with a tropical atmosphere, famous for its award-winning jumbo wings and bold savory dishes, invites local residents to take a flavor vacation. The relaxed, family-friendly Hurricane Grill & Wings Champions is sure to be an instant hit with the city’s food enthusiasts.
Hurricane Grill & Wings has over 30 varieties of sauces and rubs to complement its unique menu. Boasting a wide array of appetizers like Fried Pickles with Cyclone Sauce and Firecracker Shrimp, the menu, with something for everyone also features specialty entrees such as the Thai-Ginger & Garlic Glaze Salmon and Caribbean Grilled Chicken...

Pillar To Post Welcomes 10 New Franchises In May »

May 29, 2013 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Pillar To Post - Professional Home Inspection

North America’s Largest Home Inspection Company Adds New Class of Home Inspectors
To tweet this release: @thepillartopost doubles the number of new franchisees in May compared to April.
May 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // Tampa, Fla. - Pillar To Post, North America’s largest home inspection franchise, added 10 new franchises in May. The company is on track to meet its goal of 75 new locations by the end of 2013, with 25 new franchisees so far. Ten new territories were added in the first quarter of the year and another 10 are anticipated in the coming weeks.
“Company expansion continues to gain speed. We doubled the number of franchisees this month compared to last month,” said Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post...

White Castle Ramps Up National Hamburger Month With An Expanded Slider-Bration™ »

May 28, 2013 at 12:37PM PDT | Source: White Castle

Cravers Can Still Register for Exclusive Email Updates at Sliderbration.com
May 15, 2013 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – It is hard to believe but this week National Hamburger Month will be officially half over. To keep the Craver momentum moving, White Castle is expanding the Slider-bration™ that honors Cravers and their dedication to the Original Slider®.
White Castle created National Hamburger Month 22 years ago to honor the iconic American delicacy, the hamburger.
For the entire month of May, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a different White Castle restaurant will be hosting a two-hour long Slider-bration™. During that time, a Castle somewhere across the country will be offering the Original Slider® for just 25 cents, limit 10 per customer...

Diversified Restaurant Holdings Opens Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern(R) In Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan »

May 28, 2013 at 12:13PM PDT | Source: Bagger Daves

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - May 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the creator, developer, and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), today announced the opening of its newest Bagger Dave's in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"This is an ideal location as Grand Rapids is Michigan's second most populous city and the restaurant is surrounded by many destination and family-oriented venues," stated Michael Ansley, President and CEO. "This opening is our eleventh Bagger Dave's in Michigan and the first of four that we plan to open this year in the state...

Jack In The Box Inc. Refranchises 22 Restaurants In Two Markets »

May 28, 2013 at 12:06PM PDT | Source: Jack in the Box

System Now Expected to be 80-85 Percent Franchised upon Completion of Refranchising Strategy
SAN DIEGO - May 28, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today disclosed the details of a refranchising transaction that was completed in February and included in the company’s second-quarter operating results, which were announced on May 15. On Feb 11, Ameen Poonja, an experienced franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts and Popeyes locations in Illinois, acquired four Jack in the Box® restaurants in the Indianapolis area.
In addition, subsequent to the close of its second quarter, Jack in the Box Inc. completed the sale of 18 restaurants comprising its Beaumont, Texas, market to TLIG Restaurants, LLC. Whereas Poonja is new to the Jack in the Box system, Opiah Izu, franchise operator with TLIG Restaurants, is a Jack in the Box veteran...

Entrepreneurs Are Drawn To U.S. Lawns »

May 28, 2013 at 11:55AM PDT | Source: US Lawns

May 28, 2013 // Franchising.com // Orlando, FL - Six new U.S. Lawns franchisees came to Orlando from five locations across the country to attend New Franchise Training at the U.S. Lawns Home Office in Orlando, FL.
U.S. Lawns continues to grow, just like the grass that it cuts. Commercial landscape management is a beacon to entrepreneurs, and the backing of an industry-leading franchise is a strong draw.
Their initial week-long training in Orlando immerses them in the system, and familiarizes them with the processes and tools they will use to build their business in their local markets.
“Three of our new May franchises are military vets, one is an experienced franchisee and the one is an experienced business and salesman,” U...

RadioShack Begins Collecting Customer Donations To Benefit Texas And Oklahoma Tornado Victims »

May 28, 2013 at 11:35AM PDT | Source: RadioShack

FORT WORTH, Texas - May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - RadioShack Corporation today announced it will accept customer donations to the American Red Cross to directly benefit victims of tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma. The donations can be made at the point of sale at all RadioShack stores nationwide.
When checking out, customers will have the option of donating $1, $5 or $10 to directly benefit tornado victims in Oklahoma and Texas.
"We are saddened by the loss of life, homes and other vital property as a result of these violent storms," said Joe Magnacca , chief executive officer. "We are partnering with the American Red Cross in providing these donations, which will go directly to helping the relief efforts and rebuilding in these affected communities...



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