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Princess Cruises Welcomes Expedia CruiseShipCenters For Annual National Conference »

November 14, 2012 at 4:42AM PST | Source: Expedia CruiseShipCenters International Inc

Jan Swartz Presents Keynote to Over 600 Attendees Aboard Ruby Princess
November 14, 2012 // Franchising.com // Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® is celebrating its 25 Year Anniversary during its 2012 National Conference aboard Ruby Princess®. The conference theme, Building Excellence - Celebrating 25 Years, will be reflected in all of the presentations, workshops and celebrations attended by the 600 Franchise Owners and Vacation Consultants onboard.
One of the highlights from Day 2 was the keynote from Jan Swartz, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Customer Service for Princess Cruises & Cunard Line. Swartz’s presentation, “Think Bigger: Change Lives” covered how to achieve success by focusing on why businesses do what they do, rather than what they're selling and how they sell it...

Chester's Celebrates 2,000 Restaurant Milestone »

November 14, 2012 at 4:27AM PST | Source: Chester's

Chester's Opening at Love's in Williston, ND to Mark the Occasion
November 14, 2012 // Franchising.com // Williston, ND - Chester's celebrates passing the 2,000 store milestone with its newest location at the Love's Travel Stop in Williston, ND, opening Thursday, November 15.
In 1952, W.O Giles founded the Chester's business, which initially used his patented deep fryers for donuts, and then later for fried chicken. Six decades on, Chester's now serves customers its signature menu worldwide having experienced tremendous growth under the leadership of W.O. Giles' son, Ted Giles, current President and CEO.
"Reaching this milestone is a testament to the dedication and efforts of the entire Chester's team. I am thrilled to share in the continued growth of the Chester's brand," said Ted Giles...

Card Connection’s Onto A Winner With New Football Cards »

November 14, 2012 at 4:24AM PST | Source: Card Connection

November 14, 2012 // Franchising.com // Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced the launch of a range of new birthday football themed cards. The official licenced product designs depict the shield, logo and colours of nine leading football teams including Premiership teams; Manchester United, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City as well as Scottish Premiership team Celtic, as well as Rangers. All are now on sale to the public through UK retailers.
“We have new card releases every week, all created by our dedicated in-house design team,” confirms Michael Johnson, Managing Director, Card Connection. “However, we are particularly excited about the new football range and anticipate they will be a real winner with our customers, which will be great news for our valued retail clients and our franchisees alike...

Celebrating 25 Years Of Excellence Expedia CruiseShipCenters Holds 2012 National Conference »

November 14, 2012 at 4:18AM PST | Source: Expedia CruiseShipCenters International Inc

Expedia CruiseShipCenters to Share Best Practices, and Company Updates Aboard Ruby Princess
November 14, 2012 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, FL - With more than 25 years of experience in franchising, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® will welcome 600 attendees from November 11th to the 18th onboard Ruby Princess® for their 2012 National Conference.
The theme for the annual event, which is attended by Franchise Partners, Vacation Consultants, and travel industry executives, is Building Excellence – Celebrating 25 Years. The conference will celebrate the company’s incredible milestones and plans for future development, while helping Franchise Partners and Consultants achieve both their personal and professional goals with a well laid out plan for the coming year...

Fred Kusch Named Business And Sales Coach Of The Year For 2012 »

November 14, 2012 at 4:13AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach
The Growth Coach Opportunities Available

The Growth Coach® Recognizes Outstanding Franchise Owner
CIncinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) November 13, 2012 - Fred Kusch, owner of The Growth Coach® franchise in La Crosse, Wisconsin was recently honored as the recipient of the 2012 Coach of the Year Award by The Growth Coach, a system of business and sales coaches in 140 markets throughout North America. Presented at the Growth Coach’s annual conference on October 2, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Coach of the Year Award was established to honor the franchisee who continually demonstrates leadership and excellence in a variety of ways.
“Fred has made many contributions to our system including his active participation in our training classes, development of accreditation programs, hosting conference calls on best practices, and participating in regional and national conferences,” stated Greg Scheingold, president of The Growth Coach...

Krispy Kreme To Release Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results On November 19, 2012 »

November 14, 2012 at 3:56AM PST | Source: Krispy Kreme

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) plans to release its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 on Monday, November 19, 2012, after the market closes. The Company plans to host a conference call to review the results and management's outlook for future periods at 4:30 p.m. (ET) that day.
A live webcast of the conference call will be available at www.krispykreme.com. The conference call also can be accessed over the phone by dialing (800) 510-0219 or, for international callers, by dialing (617) 614-3451. To access an archived audio replay of the call, dial (888) 286-8010, or (617) 801-6888 for international callers; the passcode is 31034181. The audio replay will be available through November 26, 2012...

Gifting Your Children Their First Home Could Be The Best Holiday Present This Year, Reports RE/MAX »

November 13, 2012 at 12:31PM PST | Source: RE/MAX

A growing number of parents are helping their children purchase homes today, whether they’re buying these homes for their sons and daughters outright, helping them pay for closing costs or coming up with the money for their down payments.
(PRWEB) November 13, 2012 - Mike Mondello isn’t just a real estate agent. He’s also a parent. And as a parent, he wants the best for his children. That might include helping them buy their first homes.
Mondello, managing broker of RE/MAX Synergy with offices in Orland Park and Flossmoor, Ill., said he has already begun thinking about helping his oldest daughter buy her first home. She’s in college now but will soon need a place to live. He thinks it makes sense for her to buy that first home now, with interest rates as low as they are...

Ziebart Cyber Monday Deal 2012 »

November 13, 2012 at 12:14PM PST | Source: Ziebart International

For every $50 in gift certificates purchased online receive $10 free. No limit. 
November 13, 2012 // Franchising.com // Troy, MI – Ziebart International Corporation has announced it will once again offer consumers their buy $50 worth of gift certificates and get $10 free Cyber Monday deal. There is no limit to the amount of the $10 added value consumers can receive through this once a year promotion. This offer is available starting at Midnight EST Monday, November 26, 2012 and runs through 11:59 p.m. EST the same day. Consumers simply go to ziebart.com on November 26, 2012 to purchase a gift certificate. The gift of $10 will be added for every $50 increment of gift certificates purchased. Gift certificates are redeemable at U...

European Wax Center Pasadena Offers Free Body Waxing »

November 13, 2012 at 11:37AM PST | Source: European Wax Center

A Texas waxing location is now providing free waxing for all first-time guests.
Pasadena, TX (PRWEB) November 13, 2012 - European Wax Center Pasadena recently introduced its exclusive Free Wax Offer. With this special offer, all first-time guests interested in hair removal in Pasadena, TX can try out the quality waxing services at European Wax Center Pasadena free of charge. This offer is valid for any guest who has never been to European Wax Center before.
European Wax Center Pasadena provides high quality, convenient brazilian waxing in South Houston, Pasadena, TX at an affordable rate. The center uses its exclusive purple wax, developed in France, to provide a virtually pain-free waxing experience for all guests.
With the Free Wax Offer, men can enjoy an eyebrow, nose or ear wax while women can choose between a free underarm, bikini line, or eyebrow waxing in Brookwood, Pasadena, TX...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems Program For U.S. Military Veterans »

November 13, 2012 at 11:31AM PST | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - Vanguard Cleaning Systems, a leading commercial cleaning franchisor, announced a program for U.S. Military veterans who have received their honorable discharge from the military. The program, in which initial franchise fees are reduced by 10 percent, is intended to create business opportunities in a rapidly growing category.
"The leadership and discipline I learned from the Marines combined with the business expertise and support I have received from the Vanguard regional office have helped me build a foundation for success," said Shayne Saxton, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Inland Northwest franchisee. "I'm proud to be creating a long-term business for me and my family."
Shayne Saxton, a former U...

FASTSIGNS® Rolls Out New Design; Undergoes Visual Communications Transformation »

November 13, 2012 at 11:26AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

CARROLLTON, Texas - November 13, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and marketing franchise with more than 530 locations worldwide, is undergoing a complete visual communications makeover in support of new brand positioning that communicates that FASTSIGNS is “More than fast. More than signs.™”
“We provide comprehensive visual communications solutions to companies and help them get their message out in an impactful, consistent manner. We understand the importance of brand integrity and we offer so much more than we are known for providing,” said Drue Townsend, Senior Vice President of Marketing for FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Updating our own look and messaging has served as a case study of its own as we try to better explain all that we provide to companies...

Grand Opening And Ribbon Cutting At Dickey's Barbecue »

November 13, 2012 at 11:22AM PST | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
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World's Largest Barbecue Franchise Hosts Grand Opening in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Clear your schedule for the grand opening of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Colorado Springs on Thursday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Customers will enjoy $1 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches and three lucky customers will win free barbecue for an entire year. Prior to the grand opening, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance will host a ribbon cutting around 10:30 a.m.
"We offer authentic pit smoked barbecue and home-style sides and we are also catering experts," said Bob Rusnak, who owns and operates this location with his wife Barbara. "We've had so much fun catering the various events in our local community...

New Togo's Opens In Danville To Satisfy Local Cravings For Seriously Stacked Sandwiches »

November 13, 2012 at 11:19AM PST | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

DANVILLE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Residents of Danville, Calif. now have a new go-to, deli-inspired restaurant serving up big, made-to-order sandwiches stuffed with the freshest ingredients. Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, announced today the opening of its newest restaurant located in the Town and Country Plaza at 625 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
"We are thrilled to open the latest Togo's location in Danville and are confident that local residents will become big fans of the brand if they haven't already tried our delicious, seriously stacked sandwiches, wraps, salads and more," said Chrissy Chase. "At Togo's, we are passionate about providing our guests with an exceptional, one-on-one, deli-style experience with quality food that sets our sandwiches apart from the rest...

Zaxby’s Promotion “Indescribably Good”: Stephanie Gamble Appointed To Vice President Of Brand Development »

November 13, 2012 at 11:04AM PST | Source: Zaxby's

November 13, 2012 // Franchising.com // ATHENS, Ga. - Staying true to its longstanding tagline, Zaxby’s announces an “indescribably good” promotion of Stephanie P. Gamble (née Struble) to vice president of brand development for Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. (ZFI). Gamble has played an integral role in the development of many of Zaxby’s award-winning signature menu items that have added to the brand’s success. In her newly appointed position, Gamble will oversee the strategies and developments of the menu, systems and applications of the Zaxby’s brand.
“We are continuously working to develop new menu items, programs and initiatives that enhance our guest’s experience,” said Robert E...

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Returns Home With Newest Ocean Side Restaurant In Rehoboth Beach »

November 13, 2012 at 10:53AM PST | Source: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Opportunities Available

The More The Merrier, As Delaware Welcomes A Local Favorite
November 13, 2012 // Franchising.com // REHOBOTH BEACH, DE – Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, consistently voted “Delaware’s Best Sandwich,” opens newest restaurant in native state. After 36 years of turkey roasting, Capriotti’s opens its 18th Delaware location today in Rehoboth Beach. Founded in Wilmington in 1976, Capriotti’s is a familiar spot for Delaware residents who love the freshly crafted subs Capriotti’s has been serving up over the years.
Keeping true to the tradition, Capriotti’s continues to whole roast their all natural turkeys in store daily. Classic favorites such as Capriotti’s signature sub, the Bobbie®, made with turkey pulled right off the bone, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and a touch of mayo, will attract long time Capriotti’s fans and newer additions will add a refreshing twist to the Capriotti’s menu, such as hand tossed salads like The Black & Bleu, made with chopped greens, homemade roast beef, tomatoes, diced cucumbers, sweet peppers and topped with bleu cheese crumbles...

Easyhome Ltd. Reports 2012 Third Quarter Results »

November 13, 2012 at 10:05AM PST | Source: easyhome

Revenue Growth of 5.8%, Net Income Growth of 39%
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - (Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2012) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH) (the "Company" or "easyhome"), Canada's largest merchandise leasing company and a growing provider of financial services, today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
easyhome delivered strong revenue growth during the third quarter of 2012. Revenue for the quarter increased 5.8% to $49.3 million, driven primarily by the expansion of the easyfinancial Services business and the related growth of its consumer loans receivable portfolio. Net income for the quarter was $2.6 million, up from $1.9 million reported in the third quarter of 2011. Reported earnings per share for the quarter was 22 cents compared to 16 cents for the third quarter of 2011...

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results »

November 13, 2012 at 9:50AM PST | Source: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Provides Initial Operating Targets for 2013
ADDISON, Texas - November 12, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Fiesta” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FRGI), the owner, operator, and franchisor of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® fast-casual restaurant brands, today reported results for the third quarter of 2012 which ended on September 30, 2012. Fiesta also provided certain initial operating targets for 2013.
Highlights of Third Quarter 2012 Results Include:

Total revenues increased 5.8% to $128.2 million compared to $121.2 million in the prior year period;
Comparable restaurant sales increased 7.0% at Pollo Tropical and 1.8% at Taco Cabana;
Comparable restaurant guest traffic increased 5...

Comfort Keepers® Caregivers Rise To The Challenge Of Hurricane Sandy »

November 13, 2012 at 9:43AM PST | Source: Comfort Keepers

DAYTON, Ohio - November 13, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The impact of Hurricane Sandy has been particularly difficult for seniors in affected areas. Local Northeast-area Comfort Keepers offices, leading providers of in-home care to seniors, have responded quickly and in the face of personal challenges during the aftermath of Sandy.
Many area seniors have family living out of state or have no family. Comfort Keepers® caregivers are their lifeline and the first call in any crisis. Naturally, a weather emergency like Hurricane Sandy created a crisis situation for these seniors.
“It’s important to remember that our seniors are among the most vulnerable at a time like this,” said Mary Bowman, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications for CK Franchising, Inc...

Grease Monkey International Recognizes Outstanding Franchisees At Hilton Head Annual Conference »

November 13, 2012 at 9:31AM PST | Source: Grease Monkey

November 13, 2012 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, Colorado – Grease Monkey International, Inc. announced top franchisee award winners for outstanding performance in the prior year at its 2012 Annual Conference held in Hilton Head, SC in October. The winners were recognized in front of their peers for outstanding performance in center marketing and operations.
The top individual center sales honor went to Wayne and Angie Glasser, Sue Stenstrom, Kate Stenstrom, Michael Glasser, Steve and Beth Barrett and Ron Damiana of Denver, Colorado-based Oilex, Inc. Additional top sales award winners recognized at the conference included: Jon and Alex Crum of Greensboro, NC; Steve and Gloria Sessums and Chuck and Rachel Eldridge for their centers in Kalispell, MT and Sheridan, WY; Steve Cloward, John Cloward and Nick Bitton for their centers in Centerville and Clinton, UT; Oilex, Inc...

Charleys 'Steaks' Claim With Launch Of Innovative Bacon Swiss Steakhouse Crunch »

November 13, 2012 at 9:26AM PST | Source: Charley's Grilled Subs

Philly Steak Leader Introduces Exciting New Limited-Time Offer for the Holidays
COLUMBUS, OH, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Charleys' restaurants, known for Charley's Grilled Subs® and Charleys Philly Steaks®, introduced the Bacon Swiss Steakhouse Crunch in the U.S. and internationally on Nov. 5, 2012. This new limited-time offer arrives just in time for the holidays for Charleys' fans that want and expect more than fast food.
"We've spent 25 years innovating Philly steak sandwiches at Charleys in an effort to give our customers what they want and crave," said Dick Falcone, R&D Director for Charleys. "But for this sandwich, we've pulled out all the stops. It's loaded with 100 percent USDA choice steak, crispy bacon, melty Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms and onions – and we didn't stop there...



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