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Buffalo Wild Wings Brings Back Limited Time Only Sauce Favorites Based On Twitter Votes »

August 31, 2015 at 10:05AM PDT | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

$1 of each Ghost Pepper and Bourbon Honey Mustard bottle sale will be donated to Team Up for Kids mission.
MINNEAPOLIS - August 31, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Buffalo Wild Wings® today announced that the B-Dubs® Sauce Lab is bringing back several popular "Limited Time Only" sauces, as voted on by fans. Starting today, Ghost Pepper and Bourbon Honey Mustard are once again featured in all 1,120 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants, and for the first time, sold in special-edition Team Up for Kids® bottles to take home through November 1, while supplies last. For each bottle sold, $1 will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to support the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids mission.
In May, fans voted on Twitter using #BWWSauceVote, telling Buffalo Wild Wings which flavors should make a comeback...

It's #DomiNoNo Day - Domino's To Give Away 20,000 Free Pizzas For The Sixth Time This Season »

August 31, 2015 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Domino's to offer free pizzas for every future no-hitter through the end of the season.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Last night's no-hitter was the sixth in the 2015 Major League Baseball season, marking the third time in the last five seasons MLB pitchers have thrown at least six no-hitters. For registered users, that no-hitter, thrown by Jake Arrieta, means 20,000 free pizzas from Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery.
Beginning TODAY at 3 p.m. (EDT), the first 20,000 registered users who visit and log in will receive a free, two-topping medium Handmade Pan Pizza (redeemable for carryout orders only) when they order online from

Dine Out For No Kid Hungry: Chronic Tacos Continues Mission To Help End Childhood Hunger »

August 31, 2015 at 9:37AM PDT | Source: Chronic Tacos
Chronic Tacos Opportunities Available

Fast-Casual, Mexican Grill Franchise Continues Partnership with No Kid Hungry for September Philanthropic Campaign; Plans to Double Amount Raised
August 31, 2015 // // ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – The issue of childhood hunger is not disappearing and neither is Chronic Tacos’ support of the non-profit organization No Kid Hungry®. Starting this September, the SoCal fast-casual franchise - known for its fresh, made-to-order third generation Mexican cuisine - kicks off its second year of partnering with No Kid Hungry to help raise awareness of the childhood hunger epidemic affecting one in every five children.
“Giving back to the community has always been a part of the company’s core values,” said Michael Mohammed, CEO of Chronic Tacos...

Game, Set, Match: Westin Hotels & Resorts Brings Fans Behind-the-Scenes Of The US Open  »

August 31, 2015 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

With the Launch of Beyond the Baseline Live Show
Westin Hits another Ace, Offering Fans an Inside Look at New York City’s Largest Tennis Event with New Show and Evening Match Viewing Events
STAMFORD, Conn. - August 31, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Inspired by the electric atmosphere in New York City during one of tennis’ premier events, Westin Hotels & Resorts, the official hotel sponsor of the US Open since 2010, announced today two new ways for both guests and tennis enthusiasts to experience the tournament.
Go Behind-The-Courts
As excitement builds for the finals of the season-ending Grand Slam® tournament, Westin Hotels will take fans on a journey behind-the-scenes of the US Open with their inaugural Beyond the Baseline live show...

Leadership Training Franchise Crestcom International Launches Operations Portal »

August 31, 2015 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: Crestcom International, LLC

Second milestone in major brand transformation under new President and CEO Tammy Berberick
(PRWEB) August 31, 2015 - Crestcom International, a Colorado-based franchisor, has announced the launch of their new franchise operations and communication hub (COACH). The COACH portal is the second in a series of major updates to the 27-year-old brand led by new President and CEO, Tammy Berberick.
“We are proud to deliver this powerful business management, planning, and communications tool to our franchisees,” says Berberick. “The COACH Portal, which stands for Crestcom Operations and Communication Hub, allows Crestcom franchisees to quickly and easily develop detailed business plans, track sales, communicate about opportunities with colleagues, access all of their training and sales tools, connect with the home office, or review the latest marketing initiatives...

Renew Crew Announces 100% Franchise Financing Opportunity For Qualified Franchise Candidates »

August 31, 2015 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: Renew Crew
Renew Crew Opportunities Available

Renew Crew is making it even easier for future entrepreneurs to buy or own a World Class Franchise of their own with 100% in-house financing program launch.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) August 31, 2015 - World Class Franchisor, Renew Crew announced today that the award-winning brand is offering a unique in-house financing opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who would like to diversify their business by adding outdoor cleaning and protecting services to their current offering. The franchise is making this offer as it gears up to host the largest training class in the brands history this December 2015. “The outdoor market is booming! We have received several consumer research reports that state the U...

Meineke Launches New "On With Life" Advertising Campaign »

August 31, 2015 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers
Meineke Car Care Centers Opportunities Available

Integrated Marketing Approach Includes New Rewards Program and Changes to Customer Experience Designed to Build Customer Loyalty
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - Meineke Car Care Centers, a leading automotive care and repair brand since 1972, today launched a new, multi-million dollar advertising campaign to drive sales growth at its more than 900 car care centers nationwide. The company's integrated marketing approach also will include a new rewards program and improvements to its online and in-store customer experience that are designed to build customer loyalty.
Meineke's "On With Life" advertising campaign kicks off with television spots in September. The TV ads employ humor and empathy to show how car care can interfere with life's everyday moments and how Meineke can help...

Wrap Report: Savoury & Satisfying Wraps Heat Up Tim Hortons Menu »

August 28, 2015 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Tim Hortons

Five New Wraps Debut on Breakfast and Lunch Menu
August 19, 2015 // // OAKVILLE, ON - Meal time on-the-go menu selections have many Canadians stuck on autopilot, so Tim Hortons is shaking things up with the release of five new flavourful and filling grilled wraps. Starting today, the menu expansion boasts hearty breakfast and lunch wraps that deliver mouth-watering flavour combinations.
NEW Grilled Wraps spice up the morning menu:

Spicy Chorizo Grilled Breakfast Wrap (available for a limited time) – savoury chorizo, fluffy egg, peppers, onions, jalapeno jack cheese and spicy mayo
Grilled Bacon Breakfast Wrap  - crispy bacon, fluffy egg, peppers, onions, cheddar cheese and spicy mayo
Grilled Sausage Wrap - sausage, fluffy egg, peppers, onions, cheddar cheese and spicy mayo

NEW Grilled Wraps add heat to the lunch menu:

Chipotle Chicken Grilled Wrap - savoury chicken, cheddar cheese, ripe tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, onions and chipotle sauce
Chipotle Steak Grilled Wrap - tender steak, cheddar cheese, ripe tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, onions and chipotle sauce

“Canadians are hungry for variation in their day-to-day meal routine and we are excited to introduce five new breakfast and lunch grilled wraps that deliver savoury flavour and satisfying portions on-the-go,” says David Clanachan, President & COO, Tim Hortons Canada...

Real Weight Loss: 5 Strategies For An Effective Fitness Plan »

August 28, 2015 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

CHINO HILLS, CALIF. (PRWEB) August 28, 2015 - Fit Body Boot Camp is America’s fastest growing and most popular boot camp fitness program. The company helps thousands of individuals across the country lose weight and live happier, healthier lives. To help fitness-seekers stay motivated, the company has released these five tips for creating an effective, lasting fitness plan:
Tip #1 – Copy Fit People
There are many fake or inefficient weight loss options out there, so it is important to measure each option by its actual results. One of the best ways of doing this is to watch other people and see what works for them.
Fit Body Boot Camp puts this idea into practice by only using workouts and nutrition plans that have worked for previous clients...

Little Caesars Pizza Premieres New $9 Box Set With Two Premium Tastes In One Box »

August 28, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Little Caesars Pizza
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New Dinner Option Provides Unmatched Value and Convenience
August 28, 2015 // // DETROIT - Little Caesars Pizza, the largest carryout-only pizza chain in the world and home of the $5 HOT-N-READY® pizza, is appealing to Americans’ stomachs and wallets with its delicious new $9 Box Set, which combines two customer favorites – DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish Pizza and Italian Cheese Bread – in one box for the first time. The mouthwatering dinner box comes with four hearty slices of classic pepperoni DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza, paired alongside 10 delectable pieces of deep dish style Italian Cheese Bread topped with buttery garlic spread, flavorful Italian herbs and spices, and complete with a side of Crazy Sauce® for dipping...

Pie Five's Magic Mushroom Pizza Will Send Your Taste Buds Sky High »

August 28, 2015 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: Pie Five Pizza Co.

Fast Casual Pizza Leader Announces Limited Time Offer Psychedelicious Pizza
DALLAS - Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - To kick off National Mushroom month, Pie Five Pizza Co. customers can boogie down to their local store to try the new Magic Mushroom pizza. This groovy pie is not to be ignored with creamy Alfredo sauce spread from crust to crust, grilled chicken and caramelized onions generously bubbling up through fresh mozzarella, balsamic drizzle and crimini and white button mushrooms. It will satisfy your munchies and make your taste buds say, "Right on, man!"
"Pie Five customers are going to love the new Magic Mushroom pizza," said Patty Scheibmeir, vice president of R&D and product innovation for Pie Five Pizza Co. "We take our time creating limited time pizzas that introduce new flavor profiles to our guests – the Magic Mushroom is a creamy, delicious, fresh-tasting pie that hits all the right notes...

Discover A Wholesome New Harvest At Tropical Smoothie Cafe »

August 28, 2015 at 4:45AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Two New Super Grain Bowls Offer Delicious Satisfaction for Under 400 Calories
ATLANTA - Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, has introduced new limited-time only items to the menu. Two new Super Grain Bowls recently joined the brand's already established menu of tasty yet wholesome offerings, making them one of the largest chains in the US to showcase quinoa as part of a main entree. Both bowls showcase a house made grain blend of quinoa, farrow, and brown rice. The Mediterranean Bowl combines a zesty Mediterranean sauce with the custom grain blend. The bowl is then topped with all natural grilled chicken and a vegetable mix of tomato-cucumber, tabbouleh, fresh roasted red pepper, red onion, and zucchini...

Sweet Fall Harvest For Donut Lovers: Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New Reese’s Peanut Butter Squares And Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares »

August 27, 2015 at 10:02AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

August 27, 2015 // // CANTON, MA – This autumn, Dunkin’ Donuts is sweetening the season with the addition of two exciting new donuts to its fall lineup. For the first time, Dunkin’ Donuts has partnered with The Hershey Company to put the tastes of creamy chocolate and REESE’S Peanut Butter together in one tasty treat with the new REESE’S Peanut Butter Square. For pumpkin fans looking to celebrate a favorite flavor of fall in a fun new way, Dunkin’ Donuts has also expanded its famous pumpkin menu with the introduction of the Pumpkin Cheesecake Square. Both items will be available for a limited time at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants beginning August 31.
A creative twist on the classic candy, Dunkin’ Donuts’ new REESE’S Peanut Butter Square is filled with rich and creamy REESE’S peanut butter buttercreme, topped with chocolate icing and finished with an orange icing drizzle to match the colors of the traditional REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups...

Jazzercise Offers Schools Free Dance Parties To Fight Childhood Obesity »

August 27, 2015 at 9:36AM PDT | Source: Jazzercise

August 27, 2015 // // Childhood obesity is on the rise and kids are becoming less active. To get children moving Jazzercise, Inc. is offering free Kids Get Fit dance parties in schools worldwide. Jazzercise Kids Get Fit is a community outreach program designed to help school districts, daycare facilities and community centers promote kids’ fitness as a way of life. These events combine beat-pumping music with high energy, easy to follow dance moves and interactive fitness games designed for school-aged children. The free dance parties are led by certified Jazzercise instructors at their local schools during recess, assembly or P.E. periods for all grade levels. Schools interested in a Kids Get Fit event can contact a Jazzercise location in their area for more information...

National Dog Day ‘Begs’ For A Spotlight On Pet Parent Spending »

August 27, 2015 at 7:33AM PDT | Source: Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus Determined to Answer Demand, Adds 15 New Franchise Partners to System
LIVONIA, Mich. - August 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Approximately 60 percent of every dollar in the $58 billion pet industry is spent on man’s best friend. With 54.4 million households claiming a dog as part of their family, annual spending is continuing to rise to colossal heights and pet retailers are expanding at an unprecedented rate to cater to the constantly growing needs of pet parents.
As the nation’s largest pet retail franchise, Pet Supplies Plus continues to expand its presence by partnering with qualified franchisees eager to enter the pet industry. So far this year, the retailer has welcomed 15 new franchisees to the system for a total of 19 new locations in the pipeline...

Fantastic Fest 2nd Wave Programming Announces A Huge Slate Including "The Lobster" As Opening Night Film »

August 26, 2015 at 12:15PM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Film Slate Also Includes World Premiere Of Rooster Teeth's Sci-fi Comedy Lazer Team And Advance Screenings Of The Martian, High-Rise, Green Room, The Keeping Room And More!
August 26, 2015 // // Austin, TX - Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of programming featuring the US Premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster as the opening night film. Lanthimos will be in attendance to share his wonderfully surreal examination of human connections. Joining The Lobster is a dazzling array of the year's most anticipated genre films from heavyweight directors including Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic The Martian, Ben Wheatley's High-Rise and Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room.
Fantastic Fest will also host the World Premiere of Lazer Team, the first feature film from web series gods Rooster Teeth...

Bar Louie Grand Rapids Celebrating Remodel With $2 Martinis »

August 26, 2015 at 11:35AM PDT | Source: Bar Louie

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Bar Louie announced today they are celebrating the remodel of their Grand Rapids location with 2-days of specials and events. Bar Louie Grand Rapids has served local guests for nearly 9 years and is proud to show off their new look.
The festivities kickoff at Bar Louie Grand Rapids this Thursday August 27th and Friday August 28th with the same awesome specials that have made them famous with locals over the years, including $1 burgers (their Tuesday burger night special), $1.25 Select Domestic Bottles (their Wednesday beer special) and 8 handcrafted signature martinis for only $2 all day.
"This celebration is truly about paying tribute to the amazing people of Grand Rapids who have been great supporters of Bar Louie since the day we opened," says Bar Louie Grand Rapids GM, Brent Kanitz...

Experience The Most Flavorful Fall Harvest At La Madeleine »

August 26, 2015 at 11:27AM PDT | Source: la Madeleine

Take a Savory, Country Tour of France this Autumn with Flavors from Four Distinct French Regions
August 26, 2015 // // DALLAS – As the harvest season approaches, la Madeleine Country French Café is celebrating provincial France with new pasta dishes and seasonal bakery items.
Numerous fall-inspired, handcrafted recipes bring the country French harvesting season to life at la Madeleine. Guests may choose from two new pastas: a Spicy Basque Country Pasta and a Creamy Pasta Lyonnaise, inspired by France’s Basque Country and Lyon, and new bakery items highlighting the season’s best ingredients from Nantes and Normandy: a rich Carrot Cake and a baked Apple Crème Danish.
“Our fall menu is inspired and flavored by numerous regions of France,” said Susan Dederen, vice president of culinary for la Madeleine...

Planet Beach Retires “Automated Spa” Tagline »

August 26, 2015 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach

Planet Beach retires “Automated Spa” sub-appellation in favor of the more progressively accurate title “Planet Beach Spray & Spa”.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (PRWEB) August 26, 2015 - It has been almost twenty years since the original “Planet Beach Tanning” opened its doors in New Orleans, LA. The first of its kind, Planet Beach transcended the rudimentary, run-of-the-mill fitness centers by yielding spa results at a price the general population could afford. Like most innovative ideas, Planet Beach has seen many alterations and progressive changes over the last two decades in favor of having a clear appellation and a focused niche in the marketplace.
Initially “Planet Beach Tanning” was exactly that...

Tropical Smoothie Café Welcomes Fall With Wholesome Grains And Sweet Smoothies To Satisfy The Season »

August 26, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Popular Café Chain Revamps Menu with Fresh Fall Lineup
August 26, 2015 // // ATLANTA - Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, has introduced new limited-time only items to the menu. The Super Grain Bowls and Fall Favorite Smoothies are the perfect items to excite the seasonal menu, providing guests with a delicious and nourishing way to supercharge for the start of fall. Additionally, for breakfast enthusiasts, Tropical Smoothie Café has blended up a brand new treat- the Chia Banana Boost Smoothie- which is sure to brighten any morning.
Packed with nutrient rich ingredients, Tropical Smoothie Café’s new Super Grain Bowls are sure to satisfy those looking for the fresh and filling meals that the brand is known for...

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