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Keep on top of the latest products, services, and promotions from franchise companies in all industry sectors. Discover what franchisors are offering, or will be--from new menu items, price changes, and limited offers to new services from both established and emerging brands. Keep a step ahead and make the most of your opportunities in today's competitive market.

Win $5000 With The Uh Oh! Better Help MAACO Video Contest »

July 24, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: MAACO Collision Repair and Auto Painting

CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Jul 24, 2014) - Maaco, North America's Largest Automotive Paint and Bodyshop, announces the launch of the "Uh Oh! Better Help Maaco!" video contest that offers contestants the chance to win $5,000 cash prize and have their commercial featured in one of Maaco's national campaigns.
Contestants are challenged to help take the Maaco brand to the next level by developing a 60 second commercial that will drives sales and build brand awareness. The end goal is to develop a positive commercial that tells the Maaco story. Contest rules and eligibility can be found at http://www.maaco.com/video_contest.html.
"We've helped more than 20 million people turn the car they drive back into the car they love. It's time to hear their story, embrace the unique and fresh experiences that people share with their car and share it with the world," says Artemio Garza, CMO of MAACO...

Dr G’s Weight Loss And Wellness Expands Aesthetic Services  »

July 24, 2014 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness

SynerG Reaction™by Viora Offers Patients a Safe and Non-Invasive Body Contouring and Skin Tightening Solution
July 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - For many, losing the weight is only half the battle. Major weight loss can many times result in sagging skin and unsightly stretch marks, overshadowing a person's sense of accomplishment and helping weaken his or her confidence. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, exercise alone cannot get rid of excess skin. To help patients achieve a complete transformation and attain the results they really want, Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, a medically-supervised weight loss and wellness program, has launched SynerG Reaction™by Viora, a non-surgical and effective skin tightening, cellulite reduction and body contouring series of treatments...

Truckload Sale Going On Now At ReBath Northeast »

July 24, 2014 at 5:52AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Forty Fort, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - A truckload sale is going on right now at ReBath Northeast. With the announcement of the new acrylic surround colors and styles, ReBath Northeast received a truckload of product and wants to move some inventory.
Select colors and styles will be included in the sale. The colors included in the sale right now are: Sonoran Granite, White Marble, Desert Stone, Florentine Marble, Tivoli Travertine and Venetian Stone. Several colors that did not come in on the truck may be included in the sale at a later time.
ReBath Northeast has limited quantities of each color acrylic wall system. They will be sold on a first come basis. Anyone considering a bathtub replacement, liner system, tub to shower conversion or shower replacement should call and schedule an appointment as soon as possible...

Corner Bakery Cafe Announces Technology Investments To Keep Pace With Record Growth »

July 24, 2014 at 5:26AM PDT | Source: Corner Bakery Cafe

Neighborhood Cafe Improves Franchise Model with Increasingly Efficient Cloud-based Applications
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast-casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood cafe atmosphere, announces the implementation of Altametrics’ e*Restaurant and e*SmartClock to improve labor, food, human resources and administrative costs at all of its cafes. Through a variety of increased process efficiencies, these solutions will improve the franchise’s overall economic model beginning in August.
"Our ability to adopt forward-thinking technology has put us in the position to more than double our national footprint by 2017. For that reason, we knew there was room for growth in the way we handle a number of our staffing, scheduling, human resources and administrative functions," says Gary Price, president of Corner Bakery Cafe...

Cousins Subs® To Offer Wrigley® Gum Products »

July 23, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

Minty Fresh Products Now Available at Cousins Subs Stores
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® is launching a twelve month system wide test of Wrigley® chewing gum and mint products, including Orbit® Spearmint Sugarfree Gum, Hubba Bubba bubble gum and Altoids® Peppermint mints at all locations. The products were originally tested at 18 Cousins Subs stores in the first quarter of 2014 and proved to be popular among restaurant guests.
"This is a great brand partnership," said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. "The Wrigley name is certainly well known and respected, and their products provide a wonderful opportunity for incremental sales within our stores."
Wrigley products will be available next to checkout registers and can be purchased soon using Cousins' new online ordering app, which is available through the App Store or Google Play...

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Mixes It Up With "Mix & Moo For Two" Summer Campaign »

July 23, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Growing Fast-Casual Better Burger Chain Encourages Fans to Share the Summer with a Delicious Duo Deal
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 - It's twice as nice at your local MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes restaurant this summer with the launch of the rapidly-expanding fast-casual, "better burger" concept's "Mix & Moo For Two" summer promotion. Launching July 21, the six-week program offers fans the chance to mix and match any two burgers, any two small fries, and any two regular drinks for just $16.
"Our summer 'MIX & MOO FOR TWO' deal is the perfect way to share the MOOYAH experience with family and friends," said Natalie Anderson, Senior Brand Manager. "In the true spirit of summer, we went wheels off and included all our customizable burgers and made-to-order fries in this deal...

Villa Enterprises Introduces New Flavored Ice Teas At Green Leaf’s & Bananas And Kicks Off Banana Art Contest »

July 23, 2014 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

New Hibiscus, Mango and Pomegranate Flavored Teas join the Menu for a Limited Time Along with a "Best of the Bunch" Banana Lover's Art Contest Thru August 25th
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced it has added new flavored iced teas in Hibiscus, Mango and Pomegranate at its restaurant concepts, Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt participating locations for a limited time.
"Our new flavored iced teas are delicious with a taste of mango, pomegranate or hibiscus," said Paula Doyle, Vice President of Marketing, Villa Enterprises. "We just added these heavenly thirst-quenching tea flavors and guests love them already...

Tropical Smoothie Café Commits $20 Million For Franchisee Financing »

July 22, 2014 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Food-and-Smoothie Franchise Lends Directly to Franchisees as Same-Store Sales Surge
ATLANTA - July 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Tropical Smoothie Café, with the backing of private equity firm BIP Capital, has launched a financing program to help existing franchisees open additional restaurants nationwide by providing up to $20 million in loans. The company has already approved more than $2.5 million through the program, signaling pent-up demand from franchisees. In June the first two cafes opened under the program, one in Melbourne, Florida, and the other in Syosset, New York.
"Our same-store sales and store openings continue to grow, which shows consumers love our brand," said Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Mike Rotondo...

Goldfish Swim School Makes A Splash With Silvercrest Advertising’s Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) »

July 22, 2014 at 9:05AM PDT | Source: Goldfish Swim School

July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles, California – Today, Goldfish Swim School dove into local marketing by introducing Silvercrest Advertising's state-of-the-art Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) to its 17 franchisees across the country.
Goldfish Swim School initially selected this highly innovative and intuitive platform to maximize promotional outreach in the communities surrounding their existing locations. LMap's ability to grow with the company was also a deciding factor as Goldfish Swim School continues to add qualified franchisees to their nationwide network.
LMap's user-friendly system allows franchisees to create personalized, geo-targeted marketing campaigns using franchisor-generated promotional offers that ensure brand consistency and integrity...

Dollar Hot Dog Day At 7-Eleven® »

July 22, 2014 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

Retailer Offers $1 Big Bite® Hot Dogs to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day
DALLAS - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - 7-Eleven, Inc. is on a roll this July. Kicking off the month was the launch of Doritos Loaded™ cheese snacks, followed by 7-Eleven Day (July 11) with free Slurpee® drinks and a birthday celebration that runs through Thursday, July 24. And now … National Hot Dog Day.
Participating 7-Eleven® stores will usher in the unofficial holiday tomorrow, July 23, with $1 Quarter-Pound Big Bite® all-beef hot dogs. The dollar dogs are available all day at participating stores while supplies last.
Because 7-Eleven is still celebrating its birthday with 7-Eleven Week offers, guests can wash down their Big Bite hot dog with a free Big Gulp® soft drink, which is the day's free item featured on 7-Eleven's smartphone app...

TacoTime Updates Store Design, Packaging And Adds Popular Menu Items For New Branding Launch »

July 22, 2014 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: TacoTime

New Design Complements TacoTime Branding and Reinforces Loyalty to Customers
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TacoTime® (www.tacotime.com) is best known for serving top quality Mexican food that is fresh, delicious and affordable. The brand's messaging, "Made Fresh Since 1960," reflects the commitment to excellence and branding that makes TacoTime unique; and now, they are bringing a fresh new look to stores and reintroducing some popular food items to the menu.
Over 30% of the stores will be updated with a new color scheme using warm, bold colors, and all packaging will be updated to mirror the new store image and the "Made Fresh Since 1960" message.
"Over the course of the year, customers will notice a new interior and exterior design scheme with vibrant colors that make for a happy dining experience," said Chanel McFarlane, director of marketing for TacoTime...

Togo's To Give Away 10,000 Free #24 Turkey & Avocado Sandwiches On 7/24 »

July 22, 2014 at 5:10AM PDT | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

"West Coast Original" Celebrates its 24 Millionth #24 Turkey & Avocado Sandwich Sold
SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, is giving away 10,000 #24 Turkey & Avocado sandwiches to celebrate 24 million #24s being sold, making the #24 one of Togo's best sellers. To get a coupon for a Free regular #24, sandwich lovers must "like" Togo's Facebook page and enter their email address. The coupon will be valid on July 24, 2014 only.
A Togo's classic for over 40 years, the Big, Fresh & Meaty #24 Turkey & Avocado is a favorite among west coast sandwich lovers. The #24 exemplifies everything that sets Togo's apart from other sandwich shops: premium ingredients piled high, artisan bread, slow-roasted hand sliced Turkey and freshly-scooped Haas avocados...

Introducing The New Big, Bold Texas BBQ Thickburger From Carl's Jr. And Hardee's »

July 21, 2014 at 10:51AM PDT | Source: Carl's Jr.
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Star Hannah Ferguson Gets Back to her Texas Roots in Star-Studded Ad Campaign
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARPINTERIA, Calif. - Today Carl's Jr.® and Hardee's® salute the great state of Texas' fine tradition of BBQ with their newest meat-on-meat burger creation: the Texas BBQ Thickburger®, now available at participating Hardee's restaurants and at Carl's Jr. restaurants on Wednesday.
The new Texas BBQ Thickburger features tender, smoked beef brisket, spicy mesquite BBQ sauce, crispy jalapeno and onion strips, and melted American cheese, all piled high on a charbroiled 100 percent Black Angus beef Thickburger patty and served on a Fresh Baked Bun. Beginning with the launch of the Texas BBQ Thickburger, Carl's Jr...

Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Free Rentals To Nonprofit Organizations In The Greater New Orleans Area »

July 21, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

"Wednesdays with Wheel Fun Rentals"
New Orleans, LA - July 16, 2014 - Wheel Fun Rentals announces it will be offering FREE recreational rentals this summer to nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area! Between July 16th and August 27th, Wheel Fun Rentals will donate rental equipment, completely free of charge, to two charities every Wednesday. Officially named "Wednesdays with Wheel Fun Rentals," this program offers local charities their choice of bicycles, four-wheel Surreys, low-to-the-ground specialty cycles, or a variety of watercraft at Wheel Fun Rentals' City Park location in New Orleans. The program accommodates two nonprofit groups each Wednesday with up to 20 participants in each group. Reservations are required, and dates book up fast...

Vancouver Home Care Assistance To Host Public Webinar On Caregiver Mindfulness »

July 21, 2014 at 5:05AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Vancouver, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the next installment in its renowned Healthy Longevity Webinar Series featuring experts in a wide range of health and wellness-related fields. The upcoming webinar will feature licensed clinical social worker and award-winning author Nancy Kriseman, and will cover the most common causes of caregiver stress and ways to prevent burnout by becoming more self-aware. In particular, Nancy will discuss mindfulness and the spirit-side of caregiving, two coping strategies presented in her latest book, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey. This webinar will offer real time solutions caregivers can use in their everyday routines to feel more empowered and hopeful...

This August, Alamo Drafthouse And Birth.Movies.Death. Assemble The Team! »

July 21, 2014 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // There wouldn't be any movies without teamwork. Almost every single movie ever made has a team behind it  - actors, writers, directors, set builders, editors, production assistants, costume designers, hair and make-up people, script supervisors, drivers, producers... you get the point. It takes a whole lot of teamwork to get a movie from someone's brain onto your local screen.
In August, the Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating teamwork in movies all month long. Each market is playing its own variety of titles, but each lineup celebrates that magical moment when a bunch of people get together and do something they couldn't accomplish on their own. Check out the listings below for teamwork-themed movies like Monster Squad, Resevoir Dogs, Steel Magnolias, The Warriors and Stand By Me...

Huddle House Gets Creative With Tater Tots, Launches 'Hot Tots!' Dishes In July »

July 18, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Huddle House
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ATLANTA - July 18, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Catering to Tater Tot lovers across the country, the culinary experts at Huddle House have taken the well-loved and fondly-remembered crunchy potato nuggets to a whole new level by layering them atop fluffy open-faced omelets and topping them with a variety of meats, cheeses and veggies. The full-service family restaurant chain is introducing this limited time-only line of Tater Tots-based dishes beginning July 21 and lasting through early October 2014.
The new line, called Hot Tots!, takes crispy, crunchy Tater Tots, places them on a traditional Huddle House fluffy, fresh-whipped open-faced omelet and tops them with a variety of quality meats and cheeses. Ranging in price from $5...

Home Care Assistance South Fairfield County To Host Public Webinar On The Topic Of Caregiver Mindfulness »

July 18, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of South Fairfield County, North America's leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the next installment in its renowned Healthy Longevity Webinar Series featuring experts in a wide range of health and wellness-related fields. The upcoming webinar will feature licensed clinical social worker and award-winning author Nancy Kriseman, and will cover the most common causes of caregiver stress and ways to prevent burnout by becoming more self-aware. In particular, Nancy will discuss mindfulness and the spirit-side of caregiving, two coping strategies presented in her latest book, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey. This webinar will offer real time solutions caregivers can use in their everyday routines to feel more empowered and hopeful...

Preventing Locksmith Scams: Pop-A-Lock Launch Real-Time GPS App  »

July 18, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Pop A Lock

To Ensure Customer Security and Personalizes Brand Experience
July 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAFAYETTE, LA -  In order to provide greater service to their customers and prevent the growing threat of locksmith scams, Pop-A-Lock – the country's largest group of locksmiths providing 24–hour locksmith service across the country – announces the launch of the Pop-A-Lock Customer Connect APP. Designed with the customer in mind, this app enhances the Pop-A-Lock experience for clients in order to ensure their safety by identifying their technician and provide peace of mind.
Due to the national epidemic of security and locksmith scammers, Pop-A-Lock addressed the issue by creating this free application available on Google Play for Androids and the Apple Store for iPhone users...

Long John Silver's Unveils "America's Fish Fry" »

July 17, 2014 at 11:22AM PDT | Source: Long John Silver's

World's Largest Seafood Brand Continues to Engage Consumers with Special Offers, New Menu Items, and One-of-A-Kind Ad Campaign
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - July 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Long John Silver's, the world's largest quick service seafood brand, is taking bold steps this summer to invite consumers to enjoy seafood more often through a series of special offers, a new line of menu items, and a truly unique ad campaign showcasing the classic seafood menu that first made it famous.
It's all happening under the thematic of "America's Fish Fry"-a new advertising campaign that captures the essence of a beloved American tradition.
"The fish fry is a custom that nearly everyone has experienced and it evokes a feeling of nostalgia and community," said Mike Kern, CEO of Long John Silver's...



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