Franchise Update Media
Franchise Update Media Digital
Conferences Education Videos Subscribe

RSS Subscribe
Franchise Industry News & Announcements

Stay in tune with the franchise industry by keeping tabs on all your concepts of interest. We have hundreds of franchises sending us their latest news daily. Our daily news feed covers , , , , , , , , and .

Pancheros Brings Missouri Second Location In St. Joseph »

June 18, 2013 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Pancheros Mexican Grill
Pancheros Mexican Grill Opportunities Available

June 18, 2013 // // CORALVILLE, IA – Pancheros Mexican Grill (, a Mexican restaurant chain famous for delicious burritos, opened its second Missouri location in St. Joseph today. To mark the grand opening, the St. Joseph Pancheros will be offering its signature burritos for $1 on June 25th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pancheros, acclaimed for its tasty burritos made with hand-pressed tortillas, also prides itself in serving other savory Mexican dishes such as tacos, quesadillas, burrito bowls and salads. The burrito chain also carries two proprietary hot sauces called Greenade and Flavolcano, to offer spice-lovers a way to add heat to their dining experience. The unit is the fifth to be opened by Jim Brown, a long time franchisee of Pancheros...

Bennigan's Continues International Expansion With Grand Opening In Larnaca, Cyprus »

June 18, 2013 at 9:08AM PDT | Source: Bennigan's Grill & Tavern

Explosive Growth and Debut of New Business Book Propel Iconic Brand's Renaissance 
June 18, 2013 // // Dallas, TX – Bennigan’s Franchising Company and AXM Overseas Holdings, Ltd. announced today the grand opening of Bennigan's in Larnaca, Cyprus. The newest restaurant for the nearly 100-unit chain, Bennigan's in Larnaca is the fourth Cyprus location for franchise partners Chris and Andrew Axentiou.
The father and son team became Bennigan's franchisees in 2002 and own three other Cyprus locations in Nicosia, Limassol and Protaras.Over the past several years, they have succeeded in building strong operations centered on the brand's chef-driven menu and Legendary hospitality. The Larnaca location opened on June 4 and is already attracting crowds with its high-definition TVs, projectors and video wall to showcase sporting events...

Local Retiree Opens Edmonds Welcomemat Services »

June 18, 2013 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: Welcomemat Services

Local Opens Franchise to Welcome New Residents
June 18, 2013 // // Edmonds, Wash. - After working in local municipal government for most of his career, recently retired Wayne Sepolen began looking to add value to his community. Sepolen is bringing Welcomemat Services to the North Seattle-Edmonds area, as he hopes to make a positive impact. The marketing and technology strategies company provides direct-mail gift certificates specifically to new residents to help them get acclimated to their neighborhood.
Sepolen often found it difficult to see the value of his work while employed at a large bureaucracy. He retired from public service two years ago, always keeping in mind the idea of going back work. Sepolen had dreamed of setting up his own small business for years and after working with a consultant scouting various options, Welcomemat Services seemed to be the perfect way that Sepolen could add value to his community...

Chipotle Plans To Serve More Than 15 Million Pounds Of Locally Grown Produce In 2013 »

June 18, 2013 at 8:21AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Commitment to Local Ingredients Brings Fresh, Better-Tasting Food to Chipotle
DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jun. 18, 2013 - Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) plans to serve more than 15 million pounds of locally grown produce in its restaurants this year, up from its 2012 goal of 10 million pounds. As the only national restaurant company with a significant commitment to using local produce on a large scale, Chipotle has steadily increased its locally sourced produce supply since beginning the program in 2008.
"We are changing the way people think about and eat fast food," said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle. "That means pushing ourselves to find the best quality ingredients - ingredients that have traditionally been available only in high end restaurants and specialty food markets - and making them available in way that is accessible and affordable...

CENTURY 21 Real Estate Partners With Properties Online, Inc. To Provide Custom Websites For Every Property Listing »

June 18, 2013 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Century 21

Unique Property Websites Designed to Help CENTURY 21 Real Estate Professionals Capture More Listings, Attract More Buyers and Grow Their Business
MADISON, NJ - (Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest real estate sales organization, today announced another key element in its powerful set of tools available for use by the professional sales associates who represent the brand across the United States. The company announced a new relationship with Properties Online, Inc. that will provide CENTURY 21® real estate professionals with unique property websites for every property listing. The websites are automatically generated each time a new listing appears on, and will showcase the properties of home sellers who list with a CENTURY 21 sales professional...

Dickey’s Is Revving Up Its Menu With The New Racetrack Sandwich »

June 18, 2013 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Nation’s Largest Barbecue Franchise Muscles in to Prime Time with Limited Time Offer
DALLAS - June 18, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey’s Barbecue is firing up their menu for Summer with the new Racetrack Sandwich. The barbecue franchise known for slow smoked barbecue, is adding this new menu item from July through September.
“Summer is the perfect time to roll out the Racetrack Sandwich,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., President and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “The combination of brisket and pork topped with creamy coleslaw is a hearty addition to our Summer menu.”
Dickey’s Racetrack Sandwich features tender beef brisket and flavorful slow smoked pulled pork topped with tangy barbecue sauce and creamy coleslaw, all featured on Dickey’s new signature bread...

Romeo's Pizza Wins Best Pizza In Medina County At Pizza Palooza »

June 18, 2013 at 7:49AM PDT | Source: Romeo's Pizza

The Romeo's Pizza in Medina claimed the Best Pizza in Medina County with the Butcher Shop Pizza.
Medina, Ohio (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 - The team at the Medina Romeo's Pizza delivered award-winning taste to the Medina County residents at the 1st Annual Pizza Palooza event held on Saturday, June 8. The event was held in Medina Square and was sponsored by Main Street Medina, Feeding Medina County and the AARP.
Seven local pizza chains competed for the People's Choice Award and the Judge's Choice Award. Romeo's Pizza won the People's Choice Award for the Best Pizza with The Butcher Shop. The Butcher Shop is loaded with five different meat toppings: pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon and crumbled meatballs. The Butcher Shop has also won the Best Pizza in Midwest in 2002, 2004 and 2013 at the Pizza Pizzazz competition in Columbus...

New Valpak Franchise Ownership For Boston Announced »

June 18, 2013 at 7:42AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneur Acquires One of the Largest Franchises in the Network
June 18, 2013 // // LARGO, Fla.  - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Rick Baker to acquire the Valpak of Boston franchise, one of the largest franchises in the network.
Valpak of Boston was previously owned and operated by Valpak corporate for 22 years.
Baker, a former vice president of Valassis, assumed The Blue Envelope® distribution in March and mailed out to residents in Eastern Massachusetts, covering the areas of Worchester, East and North Shore and the Rhode Island border.
"After many years working on the corporate side, I had a strong desire to become an entrepreneur and own my own business," said Rick Baker, Valpak of Boston franchisee...

DoubleTree By Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Opens Following $5M Renovation »

June 18, 2013 at 7:16AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Largest Full-Service Hotel in Atlantic Beach Delivers Premium Location and Accommodations for Leisure Travel, Meetings and Special Events
June 18, 2013 // // ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. - DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront, a contemporary beachside escape in coastal North Carolina. The former Sheraton closed in 2011 in the wake of Hurricane Irene, and was acquired by Newport Group in 2012 with plans for an overhaul and a grand reopening as the go-to destination hotel for Atlantic Beach visitors. Following a $5 million renovation, the hotel debuts a modern, beach-chic ambience that appeals to leisure travelers and those seeking a fresh and sophisticated setting for meetings and events...

Green Leaf’s Wraps Up Popular Signature Salads »

June 18, 2013 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Green Leaf's

June 18, 2013 // // MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads is putting a new spin on one of its customer favorites with its latest promotion, “Wrap It!”. Beginning this month, salad lovers can enjoy their favorite salads in a wrap at Green Leaf’s restaurants nationwide.
The easy-to-eat salad wraps will be available for a limited time in the three most popular Signature Salads or customers can Pick-and-Mix their own salad wrap. Salad wrap options include:

Far East includes sweet chili chicken, carrots, bell peppers, corn, edamame and wonton strips, topped with a bold sesame mandarin orange artisan dressing and wrapped in a tortilla.
Tex Mex features fajita grilled chicken, tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, bell peppers, black olives, corn and fresh salsa, topped with a classic balsamic vinaigrette artisan dressing and wrapped in a tortilla...

Denny's Corporation To Present At The Oppenheimer Consumer Conference »

June 18, 2013 at 7:03AM PDT | Source: Denny's
Denny's Opportunities Available

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today announced that the Company will be presenting on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Oppenheimer Consumer Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston at 10:50 a.m. Eastern Time.
Investors and interested parties may listen to a live audio webcast of the presentation which will be available online in the Investor Relations section of Denny's website at A replay of the presentation webcast will be available following the live presentation.
About Denny's Corporation
Denny's is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants...

On A Roll: LF Staffing Unleashes New Website »

June 18, 2013 at 6:39AM PDT | Source: Labor Finders

LF Staffing: New website offers a better way to assist companies looking for employees
LF Staffing: New website offers a better way to assist people looking for work
LF Staffing: Winner of Inavero's Best of Staffing
LF Staffing: Rated Significantly Higher Than The Industry Average
LF Staffing: Offers A No-Nonsense Guarantee

June 18, 2013 // // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - In business, timing is everything. LF Staffing, a division of Labor Finders International, Inc. the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing franchise company in the United States is pleased to announce the rollout of their new website along with their mobile optimized website just in time for a boost in the economy...

Applebee’s® Restaurants Tackles "Food Envy" With Take Two, Starting At $10.99 »

June 18, 2013 at 6:29AM PDT | Source: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar

Survey: Half of Restaurant-Goers Worry How Their Order Will Stack Up
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jun. 17, 2013 - Half of American restaurant-goers admit to experiencing “Food Envy” – feelings of jealousy, remorse or insecurity – about how their order compares to those around them when they dine out, according to a recent survey* conducted by Applebee’s® restaurants, America’s favorite neighborhood grill and bar.
Applebee’s has cured this age-old conundrum with the launch of Take Two. Guests can now sample two of Applebee’s new Fresh Flavors of Summer selections, mixing and matching as they please, for one low price starting at $10.99.
“We’ve all been there,” said Becky Johnson, Applebee’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Culinary...

Zippy Shell Mobile Storage And Moving Announces New Location In Prince George’s County »

June 18, 2013 at 6:17AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

June 18, 2013 // // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced their newest corporately owned location would be opening in Prince George’s County, MD, in August. This location will be the fourth corporately owned and operated location for Zippy Shell. Zippy Shell continues to rapidly expand across the country, currently operating in 48 markets coast to coast.
Zippy Shell has revolutionized the portable self-storage marketing by utilizing a light-weight, mobile shell and container system, perfect for both residential and business customers. Zippy Shell’s are street legal and fit in places no other portable self-storage container can.
The Zippy Shell franchise was recently ranked number 37 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2013 Top 50 New Franchises list and recognized as one of the top 500 franchises for 2013...

Sixt Enters Into Franchise Agreement With Principal Of Hollywood Kia »

June 18, 2013 at 6:07AM PDT | Source: Sixt

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sixt AG and its U.S. Franchise Unit announced today the signing of multiple Franchise Agreements with the dealer principal of Hollywood Kia. This agreement for locations in Fort Pierce, Hollywood, and Sunny Isles, Florida is part of Sixt's initiative to expand its franchise network into the U.S. as part of its effort to further internationalize the group's business.
"Sixt is excited to enter into a franchise relationship with Hollywood Kia's ownership for these important Florida locations," commented Craig A. Olson, Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Sixt Franchise USA, LLC. "Partnering with local car dealer principals like Hollywood Kia is a great way to strengthen Sixt's position in the local car rental market...

Award-Winning Hyatt Place Brand To Debut In Brazil »

June 18, 2013 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Place

Hyatt forms joint venture with experienced developer for multiple Hyatt Place hotels in Brazil.
CHICAGO - June 18, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the execution of an agreement to form a joint venture between a Hyatt affiliate and FSA Group S.A. (FSA), a Libra Group company, to develop and own nine Hyatt Place-branded hotels in Brazil. The total investment from Hyatt and FSA for the development of these hotels is expected to be approximately US $270 million.
The hotels will be located in key cities and towns that have established commercial and industrial infrastructure and will help meet the growing demand for quality accommodation across Brazil. It is anticipated that the first of these new properties will open in 2016...

Dunkin’ Donuts Food And Beverages Makes Everyday Easier With NCR Vitalcast™ Digital Signage »

June 18, 2013 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

State-of-the-art digital signage solution to enhance the in-store experience for Dunkin’ Donuts guests.
DULUTH, Ga. - June 18, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Dunkin’ Donuts has deployed a high-definition NCR Vitalcast™ digital signage solution at locations across the United States. Dunkin’ Donuts will leverage the state-of-the-art digital signage solution to bring its popular food and beverages to life with visually compelling animations and messaging similar to the brand’s iconic advertising. The NCR Vitalcast digital signage has been installed in approximately 400 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants with more than 2,000 restaurants anticipated to transition from static menu boards to digital signage by year-end...

Jamba, Inc. Shareholders Complete Conversion Of Preferred Shares »

June 18, 2013 at 5:40AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Conversion Ends Preferred Stock Dividend Payment Expense
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jun. 18, 2013 - Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) today announced that CanBa Investments LLC (“CanBa Investments”), who originally purchased 134,348 shares of the Company's Series B-2 Preferred Stock in June of 2009 with its investment of $15.45 million at the time, has converted the remainder of its shares of outstanding preferred stock into common stock. As a result, as of June 14, 2013, the Company will no longer have the 8% annual dividend expense.
CanBa Investments and Mistral Equity Partners originally purchased $35.0 million in convertible preferred stock in June of 2009. In January of 2013, Mistral Equity Partners converted its remaining shares of outstanding preferred stock into common stock...

Warwick Farm To Welcome Holiday Inn »

June 18, 2013 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: Holiday Inn

June 18, 2013 // // Sydney, Australia - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Oscars Hotels have signed a franchise agreement for a 146-room Holiday Inn hotel at Warwick Farm in Sydney’s south west. Oscars Hotels purchased the Sunnybrook Hotel in April 2011 and with this agreement will undertake a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the guest rooms and restaurant, after which the hotel will reopen as Holiday Inn Warwick Farm on 10 September 2013.
Located at 355 Hume Highway Warwick Farm, the hotel is within easy access to a number of commercial and business park precincts and ideally positioned to meet the needs of the growing commercial and leisure based industries of south west Sydney. The hotel facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, a tavern adjacent to the hotel with gaming facilities, gymnasium, a meetings and events centre, heated outdoor swimming pool and generous onsite parking...

May Home Sales Activity In Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Shows Condos Leading The Way To Higher Values, Accelerated Sales, Reports RE/MAX »

June 18, 2013 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

June 18, 2013 // // CHICAGO – A renewed appetite for condominium purchases has become apparent in the metro Chicago real estate market through the first five months of 2013. That trend was especially clear in May when a 35 percent increase in sales of attached homes (primarily condominiums and townhouses) helped the overall residential market post a 30 percent gain in total sales when compared to May of last year. The detached-home segment of the residential market registered a 27 percent sales increase.
The month’s sales total of 10,822 units was the largest for May since 2006, and not only were more homes selling, but the pace of sales quickened considerably. For homes sold in May, the average number of days spent on the market before finding a buyer fell to 115 days from 160 days a year earlier...

Hot Opportunities

Archadeck Franchise Opportunity

Archadeck is proud to be North America's leading designer and builder of...

Request Information
Oxi Fresh Franchise Opportunity

Oxi Fresh
OXI FRESH is a GREEN Carpet Cleaning Franchise and one of Entrepreneur's...

Minuteman Press International Franchise Opportunity

Minuteman Press International
Minuteman Press has been the leader in the printing & graphics...

Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza Franchise Opportunity

Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
The world's largest, fastest growing Take 'N' Bake pizza franchise is...

Bricks 4 Kidz Franchise Opportunity

Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz provides project-based programs designed to teach principles...

Buffalo Wings & Rings Franchise Opportunity

Buffalo Wings & Rings
Buffalo Wings & Rings is a restaurant brand where everyone is a VIP,...

Doc Popcorn Franchise Opportunity

Doc Popcorn
Doc Popcorn is revolutionizing the way people snack in high-traffic...

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops Franchise Opportunity

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops
Jimmy John's franchise success is built upon an unyielding commitment to...


The Franchise Buzz:

A Franchise Update Media Group Production Franchise Update Media Group | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2015. All Rights Reserved. Site Hosting Provided By: wishVPS on FUMG3
Your Request List:
No Opportunities Saved