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New TRYP By Wyndham Hotel Opens In Bogota »

October 08, 2012 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Oct 08, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the newly constructed, 250-room TRYP by Wyndham Bogotá Embajada, the newest TRYP by Wyndham(SM) hotel in Colombia.
The hotel becomes the second in the country to join the select-service brand's portfolio, following the June 2011 opening of its first Colombian property in Medellín.
The addition of TRYP by Wyndham Bogotá Embajada also increases Wyndham Hotel Group's growing presence in Latin America, which marked its 100th hotel in the region in September. The company's Latin American portfolio currently consists of over 100 properties and more than 12,000 rooms under the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotel brands...

Hilton Worldwide Launches DoubleTree By Hilton Brand In South Africa »

October 08, 2012 at 6:37AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Second Cape Town Hotel for Global Hospitality Company
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates & MCLEAN, Va. - October 8, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, with local operator Upper Eastside Hotel (Pty) Ltd. The hotel will be Hilton Worldwide’s fifth property in South Africa and its second in the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town.
The 183-room hotel, currently known as Upper Eastside, will make changes in the coming months to bring the hotel in line with DoubleTree brand standards and is expected to open as DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside in late 2012.
The property is ideally located in the redeveloped, bustling district of Woodstock in northern Cape Town...

Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems Expands National Accounts Program, Offering Clients Unique 6-Star Service »

October 08, 2012 at 6:21AM PDT | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Dal-Tile, a recent Jan-Pro national account, is a strong testimony to the comprehensiveness and competitive pricing of Jan-Pro’s national account program.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 - Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), an established global leader in advanced commercial cleaning, today announced the signing of a new national account, Dal-Tile, which will be serviced by Jan-Pro’s unique 6-Star Service Program.
“National accounts needing professional, commercial cleaning services want a comprehensive program,” said Bob Cole, Jan-Pro VP National Accounts. “These national companies need the thoroughness, the competitive pricing, and the ease that the single-source Jan-Pro program offers...

Dickey's Barbecue Celebrates Minnesota Growth »

October 08, 2012 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

World's Largest Barbecue Franchise Offers Statewide Specials and Giveaways
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Dickey's Barbecue Pit is celebrating its explosive growth in Minnesota by hosting special events across the state. Currently, Minnesota is the fastest growing market for the world's largest barbecue chain, with 15 stores open and two more set to open this year.
"We've been elated with the interest in our brand across Minnesota," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We offer a unique concept and passion for great tasting barbecue and potential owners know that is just what Minnesota needs -- once we opened a store in Minnesota, there was no stopping us!"
On Thursday, October 11 Dickey's Barbecue in North Branch will celebrate its grand opening with VIP and Chairman Roland Dickeys, Sr...

Canadian Restaurant Chain Wok Box Expands With First U.S. Restaurant In Oregon »

October 08, 2012 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Wok Box

Healthy Fresh Kitchen QSR to Celebrate Grand Opening in Hillsboro, Ore., October 27
HILLSBORO, Ore., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Wok Box, one of North America's fastest growing quick-service restaurants, specializing in freshly cooked, quick and healthy Pan Asian cuisine, today announced the opening of its first U.S. location in Hillsboro, Ore., just west of Portland. The new, contemporary restaurant offers a healthier alternative to traditional fast food, incorporating a delicious variety of GMO-free menu items that contain no trans-fat.
"After 10 years of success throughout Canada, we're proud to expand Wok Box to the United States and make Hillsboro, Ore., our first home," said Wok Box CEO, Scott Bender. "We are confident that Portland-area food enthusiasts will embrace our Fresh Asian Kitchen concept, with our freshly cooked healthy Pan Asian dishes that are prepared daily using high-quality, authentic spices and sauces...

Choice Hotels International Helps Baseball Fans Get In The Game »

October 08, 2012 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: Choice Hotels

Hotel Company Partners with MLB Advanced Media on New Officially-Licensed Predictive Mobile Game
SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel franchisors and the first hotel company with its own mobile application, is putting its name on another mobile app through a partnership with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball. The hotel giant is announcing it is now in the dugout as the presenting sponsor of MLB PrePlay for the 2012 MLB Postseason.
The gaming application, which was created by PrePlay, Inc., a predictive gaming studio, allows baseball fans to forecast every swing and pitch in live baseball games as well as make pre-game and between-inning predictions for game stats and player performances...

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Gwenn Feliciano As Director Of Sales And Marketing Of The Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin »

October 08, 2012 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Minneapolis | October 4, 2012 - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the appointment of Gwenn Feliciano as director of sales and marketing for the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin. Feliciano will oversee all sales, marketing and public relations functions for the 252-room beachfront property, including the oversight of European-based sales managers.
“Gwenn’s leadership in developing and executing sales and marketing initiatives for resorts globally demonstrates her incredible value to the property,” said Jean-marc Jalbert, general manager of the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin. “Her extensive experience will contribute to strengthening the resort’s position as a top Caribbean destination...

European Wax Center Apex-Beaver Creek Crossing Excited To Provide Free Waxing »

October 08, 2012 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

A North Carolina waxing franchise is now letting anyone try its services at no cost.
Apex, NC (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 - European Wax Center Apex-Beaver Creek Crossing is now offering an exclusive free wax offer for all first-time guests. This offer is valid anytime for any guest that has never been to any European Wax Center nationwide.
Guests looking for body waxing in Apex, NC will now be able to try out the professional services at European Wax Center Apex-Beaver Creek Crossing at no cost. Men can receive an nose, ear, or eyebrow waxing in Beaver Creek Crossings, Apex, NC for free, while women can choose between a bikini line, eyebrow, or underarm wax, for this ongoing promotion.
European Wax Center Apex-Beaver Creek Crossing provides professional, convenient body waxing in Apex, NC at an affordable rate...

Maggiano's Celebrates Six Million Classic Pastas Given Away With New "Buy One, Take One, Give One" Offer »

October 08, 2012 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Maggiano's Little Italy

Italian-American Restaurant Brand Extends Reach of Generous Take Home Offer by Rallying Guests to Raise One Million Meals for Feeding America
DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, Maggiano's Little Italy® invites guests to bring the generous Italian-American dining experience the brand is known for to the millions of Americans struggling with hunger by simply enjoying one of the brand's beloved Classic Pasta menu offerings. For the past three years, Maggiano's guests who order a Classic Pasta in-restaurant have received a second Classic Pasta on the house to take home, compliments of the chef. Expanding the breadth of this generosity platform, participating Maggiano's restaurants nationwide will make a meal donation for every Classic Pasta ordered in October to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity...

World's Largest Hair Salon Brand Celebrates 30th Birthday »

October 08, 2012 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Great Clips

Great Clips Celebrates International Milestone as Pioneer in Healthcare Industry
October 08, 2012 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis, MN – Great Clips, the world's largest hair salon brand, celebrated its 30th birthday this weekend with the company's biggest convention ever, and the celebration continues with gift giving through the end of the year. More than 3,000 franchisees (salon owners), salon managers, corporate staff, educators, industry leaders and vendors participated in three days of networking, workshops and recognition at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
This is a major milestone for the Minnesota based company that opened its first shop on the University of Minnesota campus back in 1982 - the year of mullets, thick bangs and lots of hair spray...

Fresh Healthy Vending Brings Healthy Snacks To Historic Betsy Ross House »

October 08, 2012 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

Local Philadelphia Franchisee Dan McClave Aims to Provide Healthier, Fresher Options to Historic Site.
Philadelphia, PA, October 07, 2012 - (PR.com) - Fresh Healthy Vending, the leading healthy vending machine company in the United States, is expanding into the historic Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, providing staff and tour groups with healthy snack and beverage options, including smoothies, yogurts, fruits, vegetables, and granola bars within the touch of a button.
“These vending machines are a great way to offer the community healthier food options tailored to their dietary needs,” said Dan Negroni, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending.
Dan McClave purchased the vending machine franchise rights from San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending, which offers healthier vending machine snacks as an alternative to traditional vending machine junk food of sugary drinks and snacks...

Franchise Survey Ranks Top Performers »

October 08, 2012 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

RE/MAX Best Among Real Estate Franchises
DENVER, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Global real estate franchisor RE/MAX is the highest ranking real estate organization in the 2012 Franchise Times Top 200. The survey is based on worldwide sales and RE/MAX has held the top position for four years in a row.
In the 12th annual Top 200 survey published in the October edition of Franchise Times magazine, RE/MAX ranked 16th among all franchises. Some of the top ranked franchises identified in the Top 200 survey include McDonald's, 7-11, Hertz, and Hyatt Hotels.
"RE/MAX, is pleased to be ranked alongside many of the most respected franchise names in the world," said Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO. "As we make plans to celebrate our 40th anniversary, we recognize the outstanding performance of our agents as our greatest resource and the reason that RE/MAX is so often honored in surveys like the Top 200...

European Wax Center Rutherford Announces Exclusive Student Promotion »

October 08, 2012 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

New Jersey Waxing Location is Proud to be Offering Special Discounts for all Students
Rutherford, NJ (PRWEB) October 06, 2012 - European Wax Center Rutherford recently introduced its exclusive Student Wax Pass Promotion, offering those in school an even easier way to meet their needs for leg waxing in Rutherford, NJ this autumn. With the new Student Wax Pass, anyone purchasing three waxing services will receive a fourth service for free. The Student Wax Pass offer is valid for students of all ages with a valid student I.D.
With the Student Wax Pass, students looking for brazilian waxing in Lyndhurst, Rutherford, NJ will be able to save 25% their waxing services when purchasing four waxing services at a time.
European Wax Center Rutherford provides convenient, professional body waxing in East Rutherford, Rutherford, NJ at an affordable price...

Everything’s Bigger In Texas, Including Maui Wowi Hawaiian As They Add A New Franchisee To Their Growing Company »

October 08, 2012 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies grows its franchise family in Texas with a new operator in Odessa, bringing more beverage choices to their community.
Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) October 06, 2012 - Maui Wowi Hawaiian grants its newest franchise and brings a little taste of the tropics to Odessa, Texas. Laura Flores has joined the coffee and smoothie company with a commitment to her family and her community of introducing them to quality products and a laidback lifestyle.
“We needed a better quality coffee and some great smoothies in Odessa. Maui Wowi’s fun and friendly atmosphere, with the feel of Hawaii, will bring people together where they can enjoy our friendly Aloha service,” said Flores...

Aaron's To Honor Founder With Tribute Car At Talladega »

October 08, 2012 at 4:18AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

MWR No. 55 Car to Feature Custom Paint Scheme Honoring Charlie Loudermilk
ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. will pay tribute to founder Charlie Loudermilk with a custom paint scheme in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. The gesture follows the recent announcement of Loudermilk's retirement 57 years after he established Aaron's in 1955.
The Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 racecar will feature images of Loudermilk through the years, as well as photos of important people in his life. According to Ken Butler, Aaron's COO, the Company's history with NASCAR and Michael Waltrip runs deep, and this weekend's race was a fitting occasion to honor the entrepreneur.
"Many people don't realize the No...

Texas Cooler Is Heating Things Up With Chester's Chicken »

October 08, 2012 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Chester's

October 08, 2012 // Franchising.com // Stockdale, TX - Chester's, the leading fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, is proud to announce the recent opening of its newest location in the state of Texas. Texas Cooler convenience store is located in the Eagle Ford Shale where TX HWY 87 and HWY 123 cross.
"We are excited about adding Chester's Chicken to our food offerings here at Texas Cooler. Our customers love the taste," said Hector Vidal, President of Texas Cooler. He continued, "We look forward to offering this special chicken to the local residents and oil field workers." Texas Cooler's commitment to the food service industry will allow field workers and local residents to have the best possible experience with Chester's...

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers Opening In Frisco, Texas, On Monday, October 15 »

October 08, 2012 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Mellow Mushroom

Handcrafted pizza, artwork centered around pop art culture and over 75 craft beers with a members only Beer Club are just a few great reasons to stop into Mellow Mushroom Frisco beginning on Monday, October 15.
October 08, 2012 // Franchising.com // Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is proud to announce their newest opening Frisco, Texas, on Monday, October 15. Mellow Mushroom is located at 2809 Preston Road, STE. 1200 next to Stonebriar Mall at the intersection of Preston Road and Highway 121.
Luis Gonzalez, owner of this new Mellow, is thrilled to bring a casual, friendly and energized atmosphere to Frisco: “My family fell in love with the Mellow Mushroom location in Germantown, Tennessee. My kids and wife love the unique concept and unmatched taste in pizza...

Cinnabon Begins Campaign To Send "Hugs From Home" To Troops Overseas »

October 05, 2012 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Cinnabon

Partners with Operation Gratitude to Deliver Care Packages
October 05, 2012 // Franchising.com // Atlanta – Cinnabon, Inc. is partnering with Operation Gratitude® for its third annual “Hugs from Home” campaign to send care packages to our heroes overseas.
Throughout the month of October, Guests can support this heart-warming cause by making donations at participating bakeries. For every $1.00 contribution, they will receive a $1.00 Cinnabon® coupon, valid at participating bakeries until December 31, 2012. Guests can also use their cell phones to support our troops. For every foursquare® check-in to a bakery, Cinnabon, Inc. will make a $1.00 donation to Operation Gratitude, for a maximum donation of $10,000...

Thomas Fredell Joins Snagajob As Chief Technology Officer »

October 05, 2012 at 7:28AM PDT | Source: Snag A Job

October 05, 2012 // Franchising.com // Richmond-based Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, announced today that Thomas Fredell has joined the company as chief technology officer. Fredell will oversee Snagajob’s engineering and product departments and is charged with enhancing and expanding the company’s product offerings and support architecture.
“We’re excited to add Thomas to Snagajob’s senior leadership team,” said Shawn Boyer, Snagajob CEO. “His world-class expertise in developing and supporting products in a rapidly growing organization will be invaluable as Snagajob continues to enhance our hourly job seeker experience and expand our talent management software solutions for hourly employers...

Adam Ogden Awarded As Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012  »

October 05, 2012 at 7:22AM PDT | Source: JuiceBlendz

October 05, 2012 // Franchising.com // WESTON, FL – JuiceBlendz® and YoBlendz®, South Florida’s popular smoothie and frozen yogurt franchises, is proud to announce that President & CEO Adam Ogden won the South Florida Business Journal’s 2012 Entrepreneur Award for the Under $10 Million category.
The South Florida Business Journal truly values new ideas and the brave pioneers that take them forward. Ogden distinguished himself through an extensive application and interviewing process. This included having members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization South Florida visit JuiceBlendz® and YoBlendz® in order to best understand Ogden’s profitability, ability to adapt their organization successfully to a challenging economy, their leadership and management styles, creative thinking process and passion for what they do...



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