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Baskin-Robbins Kicks Off The Summer Season With Its May “Celebrate 31” Promotion »

May 26, 2015 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

Guests Are Invited To Enjoy 31% Off On All Ice Cream Sundaes On Sunday, May 31st At Participating Baskin-robbins Shops Nationwide
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced the special ice cream deals available for its May “Celebrate 31” promotion. On Sunday, May 31st guests can enjoy 31% off ALL ice cream sundaes at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide. To help celebrate the brand’s 70th birthday throughout the year, Baskin-Robbins is offering sweet frozen treat deals on each 31st of the month through the end of the year.
Guests can choose from Baskin-Robbins’ full range of ice cream sundaes, including Classic Two-Scoop Sundaes, Brownie Sundaes, Banana Royale Sundaes, Classic Banana Splits and Layered Sundaes...

7-Eleven® Goes Wild With Animal Slurpee Straws And Novelty Cups »

May 26, 2015 at 7:26AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

DALLAS - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Starting today, a cool Slurpee® can soothe a beast of a thirst (no kitten!). 7-Eleven, Inc. introduces limited-edition Slurpee straws with muzzles, snouts and beaks based on four popular spirit animals – the eagle, fox, wolf and cat. The straws retail for $1.49 at participating stores.
Accompanying the collectible straws are new novelty Slurpee cups reminiscent of vintage glass milk bottles. Suggested retail price for the refillable, plastic cup is $2.99 and that includes the first Slurpee fill. Both the initial refillable cup purchase and all refills count toward 7Rewards' Buy 6-Get 7 free drink program available exclusively through the 7-Eleven mobile app.
"This summer, we want our customers to join the fun and select their own spirit animal with our new Slurpee straws," said Laura Gordon, vice president of marketing and brand innovation...

Wendy's Serves Summertime Cheer With Seasonal Tastes »

May 26, 2015 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

DUBLIN, Ohio - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Wendy's® is brewing up unique flavor fusions this summer with three limited-time beverages, Blackberry Lemonade, Orange Mango FRUITEA CHILLERS™ and Blueberry Pineapple FRUITEA CHILLERS. Pair any of these with Wendy's fan-favorite Strawberry Fields Chicken Salad - back again this summer - for a true refreshing experience.
Wendy's is saying cheers to summer with three new three limited-time beverages, Blackberry Lemonade, Orange Mango FRUITEA CHILLERS and Blueberry Pineapple FRUITEA CHILLERS, to join the return of Wendy's seasonal Strawberry Fields Chicken Salad. The summer salad is made with fresh ingredients like ripe, sweet California strawberries, honey-roasted sunflower seeds and blue cheese crumbles, topped with freshly cooked Applewood Smoked bacon and a grilled chicken breast that is served warm...

Spicy Tequila Mango Smothered Burritos Arrive At Qdoba® »

May 26, 2015 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Qdoba Mexican Grill

New menu addition joins Qdoba’s classic Mango Salad and Mango Salsa as part of the brand’s limited-time, summer lineup
DENVER - May 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - This summer, ignite your taste buds with Qdoba’s new Spicy Tequila Mango Smothered Burrito, which debuts today along with the return of two seasonal favorites, Qdoba’s classic Mango Salad and Mango Salsa.
Amping up Qdoba’s summer menu lineup, the Spicy Tequila Mango Smothered Burrito combines the sweet taste of mangos and fiery heat of habanero with a hint of zesty lime and tequila flavor to unleash the ultimate mashup to guests.
The Spicy Tequila Mango Smother complements three Smothers on Qdoba’s menu - Bold Red Chile, Smoky Chipotle Cream and Savory Queso - which debuted in December 2014...

Taco Bell® Announces Next Steps In Its Food For All Journey »

May 26, 2015 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Taco Bell
Taco Bell Opportunities Available

Highlights Commitments to Simple Ingredients, Affordable and Craveable Food
IRVINE, Calif. - May 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Taco Bell® today shared details of its most comprehensive commitment to offering food for all by providing more choices with simpler ingredients and fewer additives. This promise of quality food at a great value is at the center of the brand’s identity. Today’s customers want simplicity, transparency and choice in the foods they eat, and Taco Bell is meeting these needs while continuing to serve food that’s always craveable, fun, affordable and convenient.
“People haven’t slowed down, and more than ever want quality and convenience,” said Brian Niccol, CEO, Taco Bell Corp...

Johnny Rockets To Feature Route 66-Inspired Flavors »

May 26, 2015 at 3:56AM PDT | Source: Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets Opportunities Available

Limited Time Menu Reminiscent of Summer Road Trips
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Johnny Rockets restaurant chain introduces its summer offerings today with a variety of flavors that honor the iconic Route 66 which runs between Chicago, Illinois and Santa Monica, California. The limited time menu items feature three new sandwiches from locations across Route 66 – from Chicago, the Big Pastrami Pretzel Burger, from the Midwest, the Heartland Veggie Boca® Burger and, from the West Coast, the California BLT Avocado Chicken Sandwich with fresh California Avocados.
Also new are three perfectly blended summer floats made with the wildly popular drinks, Cherry Coke®, Fanta® Orange and Barq's® Root Beer...

Link Staffing Services: Proud Supporters Of The United States Military »

May 22, 2015 at 12:23PM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - On May 25th we will honor, thank and remember all U.S. veterans for their loyal and dedicated service to our country. Link Staffing Services expressed their gratitude to all veterans on Memorial Day and shows their support year round through participation in recruiting programs focused on hiring vets.
“We take great pride in employing military veterans,” said Terrance Jeannise, the company’s Veterans Relations Coordinator, “We have found that veterans military training instills great leadership skills, dedication and a strong work ethic that translates very well in the industries that we serve.”
Link is proud to help military veterans return to work with skills that can be easily transferred to civilian jobs...

Hardee's Launches Stars For Heroes Campaign To Support Military Families »

May 22, 2015 at 12:19PM PDT | Source: Hardee's
Hardee's Opportunities Available

RALEIGH, NC and RICHMOND, VA - (Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - Local Hardee's® restaurants throughout North Carolina and Virginia have kicked off fundraising in support of military families and veterans with the Stars for Heroes™ campaign. Running now through June 16th, Hardee's customers are being asked to donate $1 in support of active duty military and veterans and will receive a commemorative, patriotic star cut-out. In turn, the guest will receive a coupon sheet valued at $10 in savings on the purchase of Hardee's menu items and the star is placed on the wall of the local restaurant.
Proceeds from this year's Stars For Heroes fundraiser at the Hardee's locations operated by franchisee Boddie-Noell Enterprises (most of which are in North Carolina and Virginia) will go to The Patriot Foundation...

AAMCO Continues Its Commitment To Veteran Franchise Ownership With Special Development Incentives »

May 22, 2015 at 12:15PM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

World's Largest Chain of Transmission Specialists Offers Significant Discount on Franchise Fee for U.S. Veterans
HORSHAM, Pa. - May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - An estimated 250,000 service members may separate from the military each year, according to the office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making it critical for American businesses to contribute to a successful transition back into the civilian workforce. As part of its commitment to hiring veterans, AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, offers an $8,000 discount on the franchise fee for all qualified, honorably discharged U.S. veterans.
"We have tremendous gratitude for all those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country," said Brian O'Donnell, senior vice president of franchise sales and support for AAMCO...

Announcing The Happy Tax Memorial Day Sale »

May 22, 2015 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Happy Tax

Free and discounted franchise fees for veterans!
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - May 22, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - This Memorial Day, we’re talking about a revolution! Because that’s exactly what created this great country.
But we at Happy Tax think it’s time for another revolution. A Tax Revolution! And we’re starting it!
What does it take to start a revolution? Bold thinkers. New ideas. Happy Tax has them. Our innovative franchise system is the only one of its kind in the tax industry. But like any revolution, we need people to join us. If you’re ready to change your life for the better, WE WANT YOU to become a Happy Tax franchisee.
And this Memorial Day, Happy Tax is showing America’s soldiers, sailors and airmen just how much we appreciate their service...

Build-A-Bear Debuts Customizable Minions Collection »

May 22, 2015 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Exclusive, Make-Your-Own Plush Based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions, in Theaters July 10, 2015
ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 22, 2015 - Build-A-Bear (NYSE: BBW), an interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, announced today that the company will produce a line of exclusive, make-your-own plush based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions, in theaters July 10, 2015. The collection will feature Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob and will be added to Build-A-Bear’s summer season lineup, available in stores nationwide on May 22, 2015.
The Build-A-Bear Minions collection, available online and in stores, will include a variety of costume options, including the Minions’ signature denim overalls and rubber boots, along with three era costumes as featured in the film...

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Celebrates With NHL For 2015 Playoff Sustainability While Hoping For A Tampa Bay Win »

May 22, 2015 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions HQ of Orlando, FL, a company well known for pioneering sustainability solutions in stadiums across the country, esteems NHL and Amalie Arena for “green” initiative in this season’s playoffs.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 - This year the Tampa Bay Lightning have carved their way to the Eastern Conference Finals with victories over both The Detroit Red Wings in game 6, and the Montreal Canadians in game 7. Now the Tampa Bay Lightning, after facing off against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in games 1 and 2, have come back down south to compete at the Tampa Bay’s very own Amalie Arena for games 3 and 4. The historic Amalie Arena has hosted fans from all over the nation this playoff season with its seating capacity reaching over 19,000 seats, making it the 7th largest arena in the nation...

Arby's Reaches 11 Percent Energy Reduction Since 2011, On Way To Achieving 15 Percent Reduction Goal By End Of 2015 »

May 21, 2015 at 10:51AM PDT | Source: Arby's

Arby's Joins U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge and Names Remodeled Atlanta Flagship Restaurant as "Showcase Project"
ATLANTA - May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), franchisor of the Arby's® brand, today announced that it has reached 11 percent total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant since 2011, paving the way to a goal of 15 percent energy reduction by the end of 2015. The announcement comes following a 2014 reported reduction of 3.3 percent in average year-over-year energy consumption per company-owned restaurant.
The savings are a result of Arby's Efficiency Matters program, launched by the brand in 2012 to improve efficiencies in restaurants and reduce energy consumption and associated environmental and community impacts...

Papa John's Greets Summer With Greek Pizza, The Flavorful Fan Favorite Straight From The Mediterranean »

May 21, 2015 at 9:01AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

The Greek Pizza is back at Papa John's for only $12; Add all-new Garlic Knots for only $5
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Want a taste of the Mediterranean this summer? Papa John's customers don't have to go far because the pizza giant is letting its customers take their taste buds to the Greek Isles by bringing back a fan favorite, the Greek Pizza.
And, as an added bonus that is sure to delight fans of both its fresh, never frozen, original dough and signature garlic sauce, Papa John's is continuing to offer its shareable Garlic Knots for $5.
This limited-time offer starts May 25 and lasts through June 28. The delicious Greek Pizza features Papa John's fresh, never frozen, original hand-tossed pizza dough and is layered with both its signature pizza sauce and rich basil pesto...

CruiseOne® Launches Fourth Annual Contest For Military Veterans On Memorial Day »

May 21, 2015 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

“Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” cruise franchise giveaway contest for military veterans begins May 25
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Home-based travel franchise CruiseOne®, which is part of World Travel Holdings — the world's largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, celebrates Military Appreciation Month in May with the launch of its fourth annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest. Military veterans can enter the contest beginning on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 25, 2015, until the contest’s deadline of Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Five deserving U.S. military veterans will each receive a CruiseOne home-based travel franchise, a total value of $63,500...

AAMCO Expert Technicians Jump-Start Spring Cleaning Season With 10 Tips For A Fresh Vehicle »

May 21, 2015 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

Springtime Is The Right Time For Car And Truck Maintenance
HORSHAM, Pa. - May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - As annual spring cleaning rituals get underway, the experts at AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, know that drawers and closets are not the only things that benefit from a thorough once-over. Ignoring winter wear-and-tear on your vehicle can prevent it from running at peak performance, and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of costly repairs down the road.
"The best way to keep a car or truck running safely and dependably is through routine preventative maintenance," said AAMCO VP of Technical Support Bruce Chidsey. "We encourage car and truck owners to use the spring cleaning season as an opportunity to get their vehicle in top shape as we transition into the warmer weather months...

McAlister’s Deli Continues Expansion Into Dinner Segment With New Big Bold Entrée - Turkey Hot Brown »

May 21, 2015 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Opportunities Available

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Gives Guests the Chance to Win a Trip to Louisville, Ky., with “Hot Brown Throw Down” Sweepstakes -
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, Ga. – McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced today the launch of its new Big Bold Entrée, the Turkey Hot Brown, which will be available in restaurants nationwide.
The Turkey Hot Brown features Butterball™ smoked turkey, crisp applewood smoked bacon, freshly sliced tomatoes and green onions, served with creamy Kentucky Hot Brown Gravy on toasted country white bread.
“We’re excited to announce our new Kentucky-inspired entrée, The Turkey Hot Brown as we continue to expand our dinner options with hearty, full-flavored entrees,” said McAlister’s Vice President of Global Marketing Donna Josephson...

Carl's Jr. And Hardee's Raise Funds And Salute Active Duty Military, Veterans & Families In Annual Stars For Heroes Campaign »

May 21, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Carl's Jr.
Carl's Jr. Opportunities Available

USA Cares and Dream Foundation named national beneficiaries for 2015 campaign.
CARPINTERIA, Calif. - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurants, kicks off its fifth annual Stars for Heroes™ fundraising campaign this week at participating locations. The program, which has raised more than $3.5 million since its inception in 2011, harnesses the compassion and generosity of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s customers, franchisees and employees to rally behind the nation’s active-duty military, veterans and their families. Funds raised during this year’s campaign will support national charity partners, Dream Foundation’s Dreams for Veterans program and USA Cares, as well as dozens of regional and local military-focused charities in the communities in which Carl’s Jr...

Order Domino's® Via Twitter & Emoji -- Revolutionary Ordering Innovations »

May 20, 2015 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

First-of-its-kind capabilities part of Domino's AnyWare™ digital ordering options
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The easiest ways to order are here! Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery and digital ordering technology, is leading the way once again with its latest breakthrough ordering option, which combines two new-to-the-world innovations – ordering via tweet and ordering via emoji, specifically the pizza emoji. The ordering platforms are launching throughout the U.S. today.
Domino's launched "Tweet to order" using only the pizza emoji on May 20, 2015. Customers with an established "Easy Order" on dominos.com can reorder their favorite pizza by simply Tweeting #EasyOrder or the pizza emoji to @Dominos...

Kris Bryant Living Large In Chicago: Coldwell Banker Real Estate Video Series Showcases Young Slugger's Home And City View »

May 20, 2015 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

May 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Baseball fans were finally able to see Kris Bryant on a major league baseball field when he made his big league debut in April for the Chicago Cubs. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and MLB.com are bringing fans a behind-the-scenes look at how baseball’s hottest young star lives off the field in his Chicago home.
“This is definitely downtown living,” Bryant tells Coldwell Banker® from his view overlooking Chicago. “I’m liking it so far, and I’m glad I chose to stay down here. It’s a pretty cool place to live.”
The MTV Cribs-like tour of Bryant’s home is part of the Coldwell Banker Home Field Advantage series offering an exclusive look into the homes of baseball’s biggest stars, along with interviews on what home means to them...



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