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Visiting Angels Endorses IPCed's Dementia Care Training »

April 18, 2014 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Visiting Angels

Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 - Living Assistance Services, Inc. (Visiting Angels), a national private duty network of home care agencies, has selected the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor to host and deliver Visiting Angels Dementia Care certification training using its proprietary learning management system. In addition to the specialty certification program, the preferred vendor relationship with IPCed will enable Visiting Angels to make cost-effective state compliance training opportunities available to franchise owners who choose to purchase IPCed’s training programs.
Visiting Angels and IPCed share the philosophy that caregiver training is vital to providing quality care and excellent in-home care services...

European Wax Center Paramus Gives Away Waxing To All Students »

April 18, 2014 at 5:37AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 - For students, going into the city for professional hair removal is a luxury that’s no longer necessary thanks to European Wax Center. Now, thanks to European Wax Center, every student can receive professional body waxing in Paramus, NJ without having to leave town.
The Student Wax Pass is free for every student with valid student ID, and rewards students with a completely free waxing service once they have bought three full-priced services for body hair removal in Paramus, New Jersey. With such a wide range of affordable waxing services for all, European Wax Center Paramus is proud to be able to help out students of all ages with waxing discounts.
Not content with rewarding students by giving them totally free waxing services, European Wax Center Paramus also helps students out with a range of affordable products that work to save guests money...

Small Cookies, Big News: Mrs. Fields Nibblers® Cookies Make Grocery Store Debut »

April 18, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: Mrs. Fields Cookies

Interbake to Distribute Mini Cookies in National Grocery Stores This Spring
RICHMOND, Va. - April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mrs. Fields Famous Brands ("Mrs. Fields") and Interbake Foods LLC ("Interbake Foods") today announced the arrival of Nibblers® miniature cookies in grocery stores this spring.
Soft-baked and snack size, Nibblers® Cookies have been a favorite since their debut in the 1980s, but until now have been available for purchase only through catalogs, online, and at Mrs. Fields kiosks. Their size makes them perfect for shareable moments like sleepovers, school groups, and book clubs, or if you crave just a taste and not a full-size cookie (though it's pretty hard to eat just one).
Available at national grocery stores including Kroger this spring, Nibblers® Cookies come in Milk Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Double Chocolate Fudge flavors, all fudge-dipped for an irresistible new twist...

CruiseOne® Certified As A World-Class Franchise By The Franchise Research Institute »

April 17, 2014 at 1:46PM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LINCOLN, NE – CruiseOne® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®.
The recognition comes after an independent survey conducted by the Franchise Research Institute, in which 70.6 percent of a research control group of 300 CruiseOne franchisees participated.
"One of the most important means of creating and maintaining a truly successful franchise system is to meet or exceed the expectations of its franchisees," says Jeff Johnson, founder and CEO of the Franchise Research Institute. "A key step in this process is to obtain open, honest feedback from franchisees through confidential, third-party research. CruiseOne was not afraid to ask their franchise owners tough questions, and their high marks provide scientific proof that they are consistently meeting franchisees' needs...

TCBY™ Puts A Tropical Twist On Dairy-Free With New Silk® Coconutmilk Fro-Yo »

April 17, 2014 at 1:38PM PDT | Source: TCBY

On the heels of the popular Silk Vanilla Almondmilk Fro-Yo, TCBY continues to innovate with a spring-inspired, plant-based, dairy-free frozen yogurt made with Silk Coconutmilk
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Denver, Colo. - TCBY™ is thrilled to announce that it is continuing its strong partnership with Silk® with the introduction of a new, purely plant-based ingredient offering. On April 24, 2014, Silk Coconutmilk Frozen Yogurt will be unveiled at TBCY stores nationwide, readying palettes for springtime and balmy weather with the quintessential tropical flavor.
"This is a delicious new way to enjoy our expanding portfolio of dairy-free fro-yo flavors," said Kelly Miano, Director of Marketing at Famous Brands International...

This May, Alamo Drafthouse And Birth.Movies.Death. Celebrate The Big Bads! »

April 17, 2014 at 1:10PM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Villains! They're what make your favorite heroes heroic. They're the engines that drive conflict in many of the greatest movies. And every now and again they're more interesting, more dynamic than the hero.
This May, the Alamo Drafthouse and Birth.Movies.Death. , the magazine centered on the monthly programming theme at Alamo Drafthouse theaters, are celebrating the truly exceptional bad guys -- the most evil, the most awful and the most awesome. We love villains and we're not ashamed to admit it, and this May is a good month for villain-lovers: Spider-Man's Sinister Six rogue's gallery begins forming in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the X-Men finally face mutant killing Sentinel robots in X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Disney offers us the secret origin of Sleeping Beauty's nasty, occasionally dragon-formed witch with Maleficent...

Quaker Steak & Lube® Celebrating 40 Smokin' Hot Years »

April 17, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Quaker Steak & Lube

Award-Winning Casual Dining Franchise Kicks Off Anniversary Year with Bucket List Giveaway
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // SHARON, PA. - The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today a year-long celebration of the brand's 40th anniversary. The company is commemorating four smokin' hot decades with a national social media promotion, in-restaurant promotions, special menus and a limited edition "throwback" bottle of its popular sauce.
"We are growing aggressively in both new and existing markets while also achieving this incredible milestone of 40 years in business," said Megan Duniec, vice president of marketing, Quaker Steak & Lube®...

Treat Mom From Head To Toe This Mother's Day With The Gift Of Wellness »

April 17, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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Massage Envy Spa Honors Moms with Relaxation this Mother's Day, May 11th
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Finding that perfect "something" for Mother's Day can be a challenge. One thing is for sure - a day at the spa is something every mom deserves to help relax and de-stress. At Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, you can treat her to a full day of pampering from head to toe.
With a gift card to Massage Envy Spa, you can start mom on the path to wellness and have her customize her own "ME" day. We suggest beginning with a Swedish massage, which uses light to medium pressure that releases tension and heals aching joints. You can enhance the massage with one of four AromaTherapy blends, such as Lavender Garden or Mint & Rosemary, because mom will love the natural fragrant oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to help relieve stress...

Slice Of Life: 7-Eleven® Launches 'Pizza For Life' Sweepstakes »

April 17, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

DALLAS - April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Here's a slice of life. Actually, make that the whole pizza pie. 7-Eleven, Inc. will give some lucky pizza-lover a lifetime of hot, cheesy pizza in the first-ever Pizza for Life Sweepstakes. The contest runs through Friday, May 16, which happens to be National Pizza Party Day.
Pizza for Life Sweepstakes entry forms are available on the 7-Eleven® smartphone app. The app is available for download via the App Store or Google Play. To enter, click on the "What's in Store" calendar tab, then the 'gimmepizza' icon and fill in name and email address on the pop-up entry form. Entrants must be at least 18 years old to participate and can enter once a day.
After the entry is completed, an option appears on screen to share the sweeps information on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #GIMMEPIZZA4LIFE...

Super 8 Offers Race Fans Chance At Ultimate Road Trip »

April 17, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Super 8

Signs as Official Hotel Partner of Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 Sprint Cup Series Race Team
PARSIPPANY, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 17, 2014) - Celebrating its continuing role as the official hotel partner of Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 Sprint Cup Series Race Team, the Super 8® hotel brand has kicked off its "Follow the Sign 2 Adventure Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes," giving race fans across the country the chance to win one of hundreds of weekly and monthly prizes, including a custom-designed, all-expenses paid road trip to anywhere in the U.S.
Hosted at www.super8motorsports.com, the official home of Super 8 racing, the sweepstakes and instant win game are available through November 16, 2014 and available exclusively to members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join loyalty program of Super 8 hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group...

Visual Fitness Planner Inks New Deal With Gold's Gym »

April 17, 2014 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - Inter Images Partners, LP, owners of Visual Fitness Planner (VFP) announced the launch of TouchPoint, powered by InTouch, in all corporately-owned and operated Gold's Gyms. VFP is the only company in the health and fitness industry to completely automate sales, marketing, personal training, orientation and member connectivity systems with the power of technology. This is the second technology offering provided by VFP to Gold's Gym, which has been utilizing the first product, Visual Fitness Planner, since 2009. As part of the overall relationship, Gold's Gym also renewed their agreement to continue utilizing the VFP in all corporate locations.
Gold's Gym is the world's leading authority on health and fitness and operates 94 corporately owned stores with 675 additional franchise locations world-wide...

European Wax Center Daly City Delivers With Complimentary Waxing For First Time Guests »

April 17, 2014 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

Daly City, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - Waxing salons across the San Francisco Bay are still recovering from the shocking European Wax Center announcement. Now, any first time guest is eligible for complimentary waxing in Daly City, CA!
For women to claim their bikini, eyebrow, or underarm waxing in Daly City, CA, and for men to claim their nose, ear, or eyebrow waxing, first time guests must bring valid in-state I.D. to European Wax Center Daly City. Then, the dedicated waxpert will offer guests a choice of free waxes and that is all it takes! With an offer this good, it is no wonder that local waxing spas are nervous.
Renowned in the Bay Area for pioneering upscale yet affordable hair removal, European Wax Center makesbody waxing in Daly City, California available to all...

Juice It Up! Goes "All In" With New Raw Fusion »

April 16, 2014 at 12:14PM PDT | Source: Juice It Up!

The Flavor-Packed, Nutrient-Dense Juice Blend is High in Fiber and Low in Calories
IRVINE, CA - (Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Juice It Up!, the nation's largest raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchise, is now offering its brand new Raw Fusion™ handcrafted juice blend, available at all 80 stores nationwide for a limited time. An industry-first in the raw juice bar segment, Raw Fusion, prepared in a blender, fuses together fresh whole fruits and vegetables to retain 100 percent of the fiber and nutritional properties found in each ingredient. At only 190 calories for the 20 oz. serving, Raw Fusion boasts 7 grams of dietary fiber and is designed to satisfy hunger, sustain energy and support digestive health.
"We are excited to introduce this truly innovative 'all in' product to our Juice It Up! guests and the juice bar industry as a whole," said Carol Skinner, Sr...

Express Employment Professionals Releases A Book Entitled "Portraits Of Hope." »

April 16, 2014 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Upcoming Book to Profile 42 Inspirational Stories of Struggle and Success in the American Economy
Oklahoma City (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - As the American economy continues to recover from the Great Recession of 2008, Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest privately held staffing firm, will release on April 16 a book entitled "Portraits of Hope," a collection of 42 stories of people who have overcome great obstacles to succeed in America. The book was authored and published to mark the company's 30th anniversary.
It includes stories of people seizing opportunities in the American economy to build a better life. Some were helped by friends and neighbors; others were guided by faith and determination. In each of their lives, they persevered in their struggles and were able to pick themselves up, find work and create new lives full of opportunity and hope...

Chicken Dippers Rise As Newest Star Of 7-Eleven Hot Foods Menu »

April 16, 2014 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

Retailer Adds 100% White Meat Pieces to Address Growing Snack Market
DALLAS - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As meals and snacks continue to morph to interchangeable eating occasions, 7-Eleven, Inc. adds another small-snack, big-value item to its hot foods line-up.
Chicken Dippers are pieces of 100-percent, high-quality white-meat chicken with no fillers that are lightly breaded in a tasty coating and served with a choice of Ancho Chipotle, Ranch or Honey Mustard dipping sauce. A cup-holder in the specially designed Dippers packaging helps keeps the sauce from spilling. Six "dippers" and sauce are value-priced at $1.99 at participating 7-Eleven® stores.
"Since we launched hot foods nationally five years ago, our chicken breast tenders and wings have been top-sellers, so we know our customers love chicken," said Kelly Buckley, 7-Eleven vice president of Fresh Food Innovation...

Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt® Launches Greek Frozen Yogurt Featuring An In-Store Toga Party »

April 16, 2014 at 7:56AM PDT | Source: Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt®

The Franchise's Greek Frozen Yogurt Offers Guests 7% Protein Per Serving
April 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // Chicago, IL - Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt®, a successful and innovative self-serve franchise, today announced the addition of Greek frozen yogurt to their stores. To kick off its Greek frozen yogurt launch, an in-store toga party will take place at all of Yumz locations Friday, April 25 through Sunday April 27, 2014. Any customer who visits a Yumz store wearing a toga over their clothing will receive 20 percent off their purchase.
As part of the "Eat Healthy, Eat Yumz" campaign, the frozen-yogurt innovator is giving customers another healthy option with Greek frozen yogurt, featuring health benefits such as seven percent protein in every serving...

Big Apple Bagels® Holds National Bagel Sale »

April 16, 2014 at 7:28AM PDT | Source: Big Apple Bagels, Inc. (BAB)

DEERFIELD, Ill. - April 15, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BAB Systems, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of BAB, Inc. (OTCBB: BABB) today announced the Big Apple Bagels national bagel sale that is the chain’s traditional kick-off of its annual fundraising effort for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
This year, the annual bagel event is being held the week of April 21, 2014. The 5-day event, called “Bagel Daze,” will consist of a variety of in-store activities, culminating in the highlight of the event, a 49-cent bagel sale on Friday, April 25. Bagel Daze will serve as the launch of Big Apple Bagels’ participation in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides® campaign.
From April 21 through May 18, Great Strides pin-ups will be available at participating Big Apple Bagels stores...

Firehouse Subs Announces New "Hearty & Flavorful, Under 500 Calories" Menu »

April 16, 2014 at 6:19AM PDT | Source: Firehouse Subs
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Firehouse Subs, the fast casual restaurant chain founded by firemen, introduces its new "Hearty & Flavorful, Under 500 Calories" menu, the largest and most significant menu addition in Firehouse Subs' 19-year history. The Hearty & Flavorful menu debuts six subs and four chopped salads each under 500 calories and is available at all Firehouse Subs nationwide.
Co-founders and former firefighting brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen spent more than one year developing each signature recipe, ensuring the menu didn't sacrifice taste and retained the signature flavors Firehouse Subs guests expect. The sandwiches have the same portion size of meat as a medium-sized sub but cut calories with new recipes built upon Firehouse Subs' private recipe wheat sub roll, Sargento® cheeses and the addition of Duke's Light Mayonnaise...

European Wax Center Clifton Celebrates Friendship With A New Waxing Promotion »

April 16, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - European Wax Center Clifton is celebrating spring in Passaic County and rewarding guests for their friendships with their latest Refer a Friend program. Raising the bar for every waxing spa in Northern Jersey, the new Refer A Friend program lets every Clifton guest save $5 off every waxing in Clifton, NJ!
Now, guests can always save $5 on bikini waxing in Clifton, New Jersey. All a Clifton guest has to do is refer a friend to European Wax Center, whether the friend lives in LA or NYC. Then once a friend is referred and mentions the guest’s name at European Wax Center, the referring guest will automatically receive $5 off their next waxing service!
With locations nationwide, there is always $5 to save and always a friend to refer...

On The Border Launches Border Brunch »

April 16, 2014 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: On The Border

Largest Casual Dining Mexican Restaurant Chain Now Serving Brunch Menu Starting at $5.99 on Weekends
April 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS, Texas – Wake Up, and smell the Huevos Rancheros! On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® has launched - at the majority of locations - a new Border Brunch menu, with entrees starting at just $5.99, including tacos, fajitas and burritos, each Saturday & Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm.
"Guests can now get their OTB fix earlier, as we’ve created some incredible brunch items that we’ll be featuring on weekends," said On The Border CEO Steve Clark. "And if coffee’s not your thing, how ‘bout a $2 Mimosa or $3 Bloody Mary?"
On The Border guests can now treat themselves to several Border Brunch creations, including:

Huevos Rancheros – Two eggs – over easy covered with ranchero sauce and crumbled queso fresco on a warm corn tortilla
Breakfast Relleno – Fire-roasted poblano chile stuffed with scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon and pico de gallo, topped with mixed cheeses, red chile-tomatillo salsa and tortilla strips, served with flour tortillas...



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