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Realogy Demonstrates Continued Support Of The Asian Real Estate Association Of America's Global Summit »

April 25, 2013 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

April 25, 2013 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - More than two dozen speakers and panelists affiliated with Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, presented at the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s (AREAA) Global Summit in Honolulu, where 400 attendees from 13 countries were in attendance from April 21-23.
“We welcomed our affiliated brokers who joined us from around the world and, of course, locally from the beautiful islands of Hawaii,” said Tanya Reu, a senior vice president of human resources at Realogy and the AREAA conference chair. “This event provided attendees with market knowledge, business development opportunities and new relationships to better serve the Asian-American community...

Aaron's, Inc. Names Dave Buck COO; Ken Butler Retires After 39-Year Career At Aaron's »

April 25, 2013 at 5:56AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

ATLANTA - April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced today that David L. Buck has been named Chief Operating Officer. Ken Butler, age 60, will be retiring as COO after a 39-year career at Aaron's effective May 1. He will also resign from the Aaron's Board of Directors.
"Dave knows every facet of Aaron's operationally, having learned this through his lengthy career at Aaron's," said Ronald W. Allen, Aaron's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He is an excellent choice to lead Aaron's long-tenured and deep management team supervising our stores. We're very excited to name Dave as the COO and look forward to his leadership in his new role...

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. Appoints Jason J. Moskal As Chief Marketing Officer »

April 25, 2013 at 5:52AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers
Meineke Car Care Centers Opportunities Available

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Meineke, a leader in automotive service, maintenance and repair, announces Jason J. Moskal as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. Moskal brings over 17 years of experience in developing integrated marketing programs and brand strategies with many Fortune 100 companies.
Moskal will be responsible for the development of the overall brand strategy and execution of Meineke's strategic marketing programs, including product promotion, marketing communications, traditional and emerging media channels, new customer acquisition and deepening existing customer relationships.Most recently, Moskal served as U.S. Director of Marketing at Ally Bank, where he was responsible for strategic marketing planning, creative development, media strategy and multi-channel marketing programs across mass, digital and interactive channels...

Budget Blinds And Tailored Living Partner With NBC's George To The Rescue To Help The Boys And Girls Club »

April 25, 2013 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

Leading Home Improvement Companies Renovate a Community Room for Teens in Need
Orange, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 - Budget Blindsand its sister company Tailored Living– two of the nation’s leading home improvement franchise systems – recently partnered with NBC’s popular home improvement show George to the Rescue to help renovate the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, NJ. The show features home improvement guru George Oliphant as he tackles home and community remodeling projects that benefit families and community organizations in need. The George to the Rescue episode featuring Budget Blinds and Tailored Living will air on NBC stations in major cities across the nation this Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th...

Tint World® Franchise Introduces Store Conversion Program For Business Owners »

April 25, 2013 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Tint World

Tint World®’s Franchise is now offering a Conversion Store Program for independent automotive business owners, providing an opportunity to convert their existing store into a Tint World® Auto Styling Center.
Weston, FL (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 - Tint World®, the nation’s leading automotive styling franchise, is now offering automotive business owners an opportunity to join the Tint World® Franchise and convert their existing store into a Tint World® Auto Styling Center.
Ideal for current business owners looking for the benefits of a franchise without having to begin from square one, the Tint World® Conversion Program will inevitably expand the current business owner’s target customer base—growing from one or two aftermarket services to at least 12 including window tinting, auto detailing, audio/video, mobile installation, auto reconditioning, and more...

Fresh Healthy Vending And Franchisees Support National YMCA Event  »

April 25, 2013 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

Y’s ‘Active from Head to Toe’ Event Scheduled for April 27, 2013
(PRWEB) April 25, 2013 - Fresh Healthy Vending, the nation’s foremost healthy vending company salutes the YMCA for their upcoming event focused on kid’s health and well-being, ‘Active from Head to Toe’ will take place throughout the country on Saturday, April 27.
Standard vending machine fare can be hazardous to kid’s health, Fresh Healthy Vending can help to change that. Their machines offer healthy, all-natural, and organic snacks that are available at numerous locations, including hundreds of YMCAs throughout the country. Kids eating healthy with an active lifestyle are key to developing a solid future for this country...

Jamba Juice Makes St. Louis Debut At National Robotics Championship »

April 25, 2013 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba® to Offer Samples of Great-Tasting Smoothies and a Taste of Healthy Living at 3-Day Event
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Apr. 24, 2013 - Jamba Juice Company, a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand announced today that it will provide consumers in St. Louis with their first taste of Jamba smoothies during this week’s National Robotics Championship. Attendees of the event will be among the first in the state to drink Jamba’s All Fruit™ smoothies, which the company will be bringing to the St. Louis market with the opening of several stores over the next year. Several hundred thousand students from across the nation will attend the Robotics Championship. Jamba smoothies and other products are highly popular in other markets across the U...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens 2nd Myrtle Beach Location »

April 25, 2013 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate Grand Opening with Free Subs
April 25, 2013 // Franchising.com // Myrtle Beach, SC - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, opened its second location in Myrtle Beach on April 17. Franchise owners and brothers Philippe and Jean Saad held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 17 to Sunday, April 21 to support South Strand Helping Hand.
The new restaurant, located at 102-B Loyola Drive, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to South Strand Helping Hand.
Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike's continued its steady growth in 2012 opening 92 new restaurants throughout the country, a 33 percent increase in new store growth over 2011...

IHG Opens Madinah’s First Crowne Plaza Hotel »

April 25, 2013 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: Crowne Plaza

April 25, 2013 // Franchising.com // Madinah, Saudi Arabia - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the largest international hotel group in Saudi Arabia both by number of rooms and number of hotels, has opened Crowne Plaza Madinah today. The opening marks the first Crowne Plaza hotel in the Holy City.
Crowne Plaza Madinah is located in the centre of Madinah with 506 stylish rooms and suites on offer to guests, including 259 twin standard rooms and 49 king standard rooms. Just steps away is Masjid Nabawi, the second holiest site in Islam and one of the largest mosques in the world, making the hotel ideal for religious travellers.
The hotel is set to become a hub for events, meetings and conferences with state-of-the-art facilities at the disposal of corporate travellers...

ZIPS Dry Cleaners Appoints Reid Bechtle As CEO »

April 25, 2013 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: ZIPS Dry Cleaners
ZIPS Dry Cleaners Opportunities Available

April 25, 2013 // Franchising.com // FAIRFAX, Va. – ZIPS Dry Cleaners, an aggressively expanding Mid-Atlantic dry cleaning franchise chain, announces the appointment of Reid Bechtle as Chief Executive Officer.
The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recent acquisition by JPB Capital Partners, a Maryland-based private equity firm that makes control investments in lower-middle market companies located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States.
“ZIPS is the perfect opportunity to work with a proven franchisor and enhance a franchise network that is poised for aggressive growth,” Bechtle said. “Together with JPB Capital Partners, I look forward to moving ZIPS Dry Cleaners through its next phase of growth, including improved execution of the existing system and further geographic expansion of the concept...

Fresh To Order Continues Growth Trajectory In Atlanta »

April 25, 2013 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

Opens franchised airport unit with Concessions International and signs lease for CNN Center
April 25, 2013 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta-based, fast fine concept, Fresh To Order (f2o) announces its two new high-traffic Atlanta units – one in Concourse B of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and in downtown’s CNN Center. The airport location, now open, is operated by Concessions International (CI), principal concessionaire of foodservice offerings on ATL’s Concourse B. The company-owned CNN Center restaurant is slated to open late summer and will be 9th for the brand.
The airport Fresh To Order, the chain’s first non-traditional venue, features a quick menu – a selection of popular gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups...

Diversified Restaurant Holdings Completes Follow-On Equity Offering »

April 25, 2013 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - April 23, 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"), announced today the completion of an underwritten public offering of 6.0 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. The gross proceeds to DRH from the offering were $30.0 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase, at the offering price, up to an additional 900,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any...

Massage Envy Spa Robbinsville Gears Up For Arthritis Walk »

April 25, 2013 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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Massage Envy Spa Robbinsville is hosting its annual Arthritis Walk® this Sunday, April 28th.
Robbinsville, NJ (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 - Massage Envy Spa Robbinsville will be participating in its annual Arthritis Walk® this Sunday, April 28th. The walk, which helps raise money for Arthritis, is the annual signature event each year for the Arthritis Foundation.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, and Massage Envy Spa Robbinsville is committed to helping reduce the effects of the disease through its partnership with the Arthritis Foundation and itstherapeutic massage in Robbinsville, NJ.
Massage Envy Spa Robbinsville provides convenient, high-quality stress relief and massage in Robbinsville, NJ at an affordable rate...

Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side Celebrates Official Opening »

April 24, 2013 at 12:31PM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

The 136-room Hyatt House hotel is located in Pittsburgh’s South Side
CHICAGO - April 24, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), Concord Hospitality Enterprises, and Oxford Development Company today announce the opening of Hyatt house Pittsburgh-South Side, the first Hyatt house hotel in the city of Pittsburgh.
“We are excited to bring Hyatt house to this vibrant neighborhood. Hyatt house is everything the name represents – a welcoming and warm environment that encourages guests to live like residents,” said Michael Rhoten, general manager, Hyatt house Pittsburgh-South Side. “We want each and every guest who comes through our doors to feel that they can let their real-life routines roll on, even when they’re on the road...

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo At Mellow Mushroom With The 'Most Interesting Man In The World' For A Chance To Win The Ultimate Trip To Mexico »

April 24, 2013 at 11:54AM PDT | Source: Mellow Mushroom

Take the ‘Most Interesting Photo’ with the ‘Most Interesting Man’ and win the Ultimate Mellow Mexican Vacation through May 5th.
April 24, 2013 // Franchising.com // Now through May 5th, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is giving away a trip for two to your choice of Mexico Destinations: Cancún, Rivera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres or a Mexican Cruise.
Stop into any participating Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, take a photo with the Dos Equis ‘Most Interesting Man’ standee and upload your photo to Instagram and use #CincoDeMellow or visit www.CincoDeMellow.com for a chance to win Dos Equis merchandise, Mellow Mushroom gift cards and the Grand Prize, a trip to Mexico.
The ‘Most Interesting Photo’ with the ‘Most Interesting Man’ will win the Ultimate Mellow Trip to Mexico, so grab your sombreros, put on your thinking caps and snap away...

Famous Dave's Burnt Ends Sizzling Hot With Guests »

April 24, 2013 at 11:42AM PDT | Source: Famous Dave's

MINNEAPOLIS - April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - On April 15th, Famous Dave's, (Nasdaq:DAVE), became the first craft BBQ brand to elevate a regional BBQ staple to the national stage – Burnt Ends. Just a week in and consumer response has been as hot as the griddle that creates their dark, caramel finish.
"Burnt Ends immediately became our top selling appetizer, outselling our second most popular appetizer by three-to-one," said John Gilbert, CEO. "We're selling more than double the item volume as we did during our product test marketing. It's fair to say that this addition has resulted in incremental sales at the restaurant level; we've seen nearly a double-digit increase in appetizer sales, alone. Our guests have discovered Burnt Ends and they're letting us know how incredible they are...

Aaron's Drives An End To Hunger In Alabama With Talladega Superspeedway Can Drive »

April 24, 2013 at 11:38AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

ATLANTA - April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. is partnering with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama to host a can drive at one of the largest sporting events of the year.
More than 200,000 NASCAR fans attending Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, May 3-5, will have an opportunity to help the hungry in Alabama by bringing cans to the Aaron's Corporate Display at the speedway. Throughout the weekend, Aaron's associates and can drive volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items such as canned meat, dry cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, paper towels, toilet paper and hygiene products.
"In the state of Alabama, poverty and hunger are a growing concern with more than 750,000 residents struggling to survive," said Andrea Freeman, Aaron's Vice President of Marketing...

Panera Bread Co-CEO Bill Moreton To Transition To Executive Vice Chairman; Intends To Remain Actively Involved In Management Of Company »

April 24, 2013 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: Panera Bread

Co-CEO Ron Shaich to Become Sole CEO Again Effective August 1, 2013
April 24, 2013 // Franchising.com // ST. LOUIS, MO - Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) announced today that President and Co-CEO Bill Moreton will transition to Executive Vice Chairman due to a recognition of his need to spend increased amounts of time on a family matter.
Moreton commented, “As a result of this family matter, I have found myself unable to travel and am now clear I will be challenged to fully execute my responsibilities as President and Co-CEO of Panera Bread. Thus, the Board and I agree that it is best that I evolve into a role as Executive Vice Chairman. In this new role, I hope to be able to fulfill my personal responsibilities while maintaining a strong engagement with Panera and assist Ron and our team in leading our company...

Chocolate Works New Chocolate Experience Concept Is Now Franchising »

April 24, 2013 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Chocolate Works NYC

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. - April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Move over Willy Wonka®. Chocolate Works has come to town and is overflowing with pure sweet imagination. This new franchise concept, an extension of NY-based 5th Avenue Chocolatiere, transforms the corner candy shop into an interactive chocolate factory experience. Beyond the colorful candy bins and cases of chocolates, kids and adults of all ages are invited to indulge in a hands-on learning experience molding, decorating, dipping, enrobing and crafting their very own chocolate and candy creations. Due to the success of their three current locations on Long Island, Scarsdale, and Manhattan, and the overwhelming requests from customers wanting to own a little piece of this chocolate heaven, Chocolate Works is now awarding franchises in NY and NJ, with future plans to expand throughout the US...

European Wax Center Shrewsbury Giving Guests One More Week For Spring Fling »

April 24, 2013 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

One New Jersey waxing business is giving guests one more way to save big on their waxing this April.
Shrewsbury, NJ (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 - European Wax Center Shrewsbury recently announced that Spring Fling, the center’s exclusive Spring promotion, will be ongoing until the end of the month. Guests can take advantage of the current promotion until April 30th.
With Spring Fling, guests will receive $5 towards any waxing service in Shrewsbury, NJ when they purchase one European Wax Center product. The offer is the second promotion of 2013 that gives guests interested in body waxing in Shrewsbury new ways to save at European Wax Center Shrewsbury.
European Wax Center Shrewsbury provides affordable, convenient hair removal in Shrewsbury in a comfortable and clean environment...



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