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OpenWorks Rewards Employees With Profit Sharing Initiative »

July 02, 2015 at 10:31AM PDT | Source: OpenWorks

Workers Receive Bonuses Based on Company Reaching Consolidated Net Profit Targets
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 02, 2015 - OpenWorks, one of America’s leading integrated facility services franchises, recently launched an initiative that shares the company’s profits directly with their employees and rewards them for their contributions to the success of the franchise.
In January, OpenWorks began a net profit sharing program for all of its employees across the county. The company will provide bonus payments to their employees based on if the company approaches, meets or exceeds their targeted net profit goals. The bonus amounts are determined by a percentage of the employees’ pro-rated salaries.
OpenWorks’ net profit sharing plan rewards employees with bonus payments through three tiers of payouts based on the company budget:

Threshold bonus – the reward incentive attributed to attaining the company’s threshold net profit amount...

Back To School Enrollment Opens At Primrose Schools® »

July 01, 2015 at 11:53AM PDT | Source: Primrose Schools

Premier preschools help children develop the right foundation for future learning and life.
ATLANTA - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Back-to-school season is approaching, and Primrose Schools, a high-quality early education and care provider with more than 300 schools coast to coast, is now accepting new students for fall 2015. With proven success in supporting students to develop the right foundation for elementary school and beyond, parents are encouraged to schedule a tour with their local Primrose school to learn more about our exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum and program.
Primrose Schools offers students a balanced approach to learning that is research-informed, blending philosophies from the most influential child development theorists in early childhood like Montessori with modern wisdom from the most current research...

All American Cheesesteak Debuts At South Philly Steaks & Fries Restaurants »

July 01, 2015 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

Classic Philly Sandwich with a Patriotic Twist - Perfect for Fourth of July - for a Limited Time!
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced the debut of the All American Philly Cheesesteak on the menu at all South Philly Steaks & Fries restaurants for a limited time. The All American Philly Cheesesteak starts with thinly sliced grilled sirloin steak on a fresh baked roll, and then topped with special sauce, lettuce, melted American cheese, pickles, and onions. The familiar flavors that are featured in this cheesesteak are timeless and sure to be craved by customers of all ages! South Philly locations are now serving The All American Cheesesteak as a Mini or a Regular, for a limited time...

Tropical Smoothie Café Introduces Limited-Time Wraps And Smoothies To The Menu »

July 01, 2015 at 9:55AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Popular Café Chain Launches New Seasonal Menu For The Summertime
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // 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 new Pacific Rim Wraps and Superfood Smoothies are the perfect complements to the summer season, offering guests a delicious way to escape the mundane and into the Pacific with a tropical wrap or bowl, and cool down with a blended beverage.
Sriracha is making an appearance in both of the new limited-time Pacific Rim Wraps to bring the heat to Tropical Smoothie Café locations nationwide. Offering a fusion of fresh and bold flavors, the Cha Cha Sriracha Chicken wrap combines all-natural grilled chicken, roasted pineapple, cilantro, cabbage, carrots, scallions, romaine, spinach and caramelized pineapple Sriracha sauce in a toasted flour tortilla...

Always Best Care Unveils Several New Software Updates And Enhancements At 4th International Conference »

July 01, 2015 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: Always Best Care, Inc.

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Roseville, CA – Always Best Care® Senior Services unveiled several new software updates and enhancements at its 4th International Conference held May 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas. With nearly 200 franchisees, area representatives, vendors and employees gathered at this year’s Conference, the senior care company introduced several new technology software improvements to its Universe system designed to strengthen the user experience for its franchisees.
Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada...

Shopping With 7-Eleven Just Got A Lot More Convenient »

July 01, 2015 at 9:31AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

Retailer Teams with Postmates for On Demand Delivery in San Francisco
DALLAS - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - 7-Eleven, Inc. takes its mantra of "what customers want, when and where they want it" a giant step further as it begins to offer delivery to customers with San Francisco-based technology company Postmates.
Select stores in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., now offer on-demand delivery through Postmates iOS, Android or web app. An assortment of 7-Eleven's products from hot foods and snacks to cold beverages and other convenience items is just a few taps away and will be delivered by Postmates to customers in an hour or less.
"7-Eleven's founder, Joe C. Thompson Jr., used to say 7-Eleven's mission was to 'give customers what they want, when and where they want it'," said Raja Doddala, 7-Eleven's vice president of innovation and omnichannel strategy...

Baskin-Robbins Celebrates National Ice Cream Month With Free Waffle Cone Offer And 31% Off All Sundaes On July 31st »

July 01, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

Baskin-Robbins introduces lineup of OREO® cookie-themed frozen treats including its July Flavor of the Month, OREO® ‘n Cake
Also kicks off Community ConesSM Paper Icon Program to benefit The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – July is National Ice Cream Month and Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is celebrating all month long by treating guests to fun special offers, introducing a delicious lineup of OREO® cookie-themed frozen treats, and providing guests with a sweet way to give back to their local communities.
Throughout the month of July, Baskin-Robbins guests can upgrade their double scoop of ice cream with a free freshly-baked waffle cone...

Penn Station East Coast Subs Offers BLT For Limited Time »

July 01, 2015 at 8:59AM PDT | Source: Penn Station East Coast Subs

Sandwich Available At All Locations Throughout July
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILFORD, OHIO - Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, will add a fresh grilled bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich to its menu for the month of July.
“While looking at other concepts, we found the bacon to be thin, tasteless and almost more like bacon bits than true bacon,” said Penn Station President Craig Dunaway. “We specifically selected a much thicker cut of bacon – and absorbed the additional cost of it – because we believe customers will recognize and appreciate the difference in quality and taste. During the testing phase for this limited time offer, we rejected numerous bacon samples from our supplier because they didn’t have the taste difference we were seeking...

Villa Italian Kitchen Offers Guests To Create The “Perfect Pair” »

July 01, 2015 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

Just in time for Summer, Guests Can Add a Monin® Flavor Shot to Any Fountain Beverage!
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced beginning today, Villa Italian Kitchen is offering guests a perfect way to cool down with a unique specialty drink for summer, a “Flavor Shot” of Monin® Gourmet Flavoring such as, strawberry, watermelon, blackberry, apple, pomegranate, cherry, or mango to any fountain beverage including ice tea, soda or lemonade, to create the Perfect Pair! The “Perfect Pair custom beverage will be available through September. Ask for a sample at participating Villa Italian Kitchen locations.
“To create the perfect pair, we invite guests to try a flavor shot in their favorite beverage for a delicious and refreshing taste of summer,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Villa Italian Kitchen, Brand Manager...

America’s Top Road Trip Destinations Named By Schlotzsky’s Guests »

July 01, 2015 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Schlotzsky's

National Bakery-Cafe Restaurant Gives Guests Chance to Win Thousands of Prizes Featuring a Cruisin’ Vacation to Destination along Route 66 through Summer Promotion
AUSTIN, Texas - July 01, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Schlotzsky’s® summer menu has taken a road trip down historic Route 66 with the launch of regionally-inspired dishes, so the bakery-cafe is asking guests about their ultimate road trip destination this summer. Throughout June, Schlotzsky’s received thousands of social media entries from guests across the country sharing photos of where they wanted to take a road trip this summer. The results are in and today, Schlotzsky’s announces America’s Top 66 Road Trip Destinations.
Whether it’s to the beach or the mountains – here are America’s Top 10 Road Trip Destinations, according to Schlotzsky’s guests, in order of popularity:

Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
The Grand Canyon
Yellowstone National Park
Seligman, AZ ("Birthplace of Route 66")
Ft...

Decisions, Decisions, What Flavors To Try During The Month Of July »

July 01, 2015 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Ben & Jerry's

For National Ice Cream Month, Climate & Cookies Highlight Ice Cream with a Cause
BURLINGTON, Vt. - July 01, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Here at Ben & Jerry’s, we like to think that every day is an ice cream day. But for those who need an excuse to indulge, have no fear, National Ice Cream Month is here! We find it hard to believe that anyone needs an excuse to eat more ice cream, but just in case, for the entire month of July, Ben & Jerry’s fans have a reason to deep dive into a pint of their favorite flavor. And the possibilities are endless, from a classic like Phish Food to the latest and cookie-doughiest creation, the Tonight Dough. Besides, there is nothing like delving into an ice cold Ben & Jerry’s pint that’s swimming with swirls and bursting with chunks while soaking up the sun on hot summer days...

The Shark Week Frenzy Is Back At Cold Stone Creamery »

July 01, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Cold Stone Creamery

Shark Week Frenzy Creation, Great Blue Cupcake in Stores Now
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz. – Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com) is excited to announce, for a third consecutive year, a partnership with the Discovery Channel® celebrating Shark Week®. Shark Week 2015 premieres on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, July 5, but customers can enjoy the Shark Week Frenzy Creation™ and the Great Blue™ Cupcakes in stores now through July 14, 2015.
The Shark Week Frenzy Creation is made with Blue Sweet Cream Ice Cream mixed with graham cracker pie crust and gummy sharks. The Great Blue Cupcake is a chocolate cup filled with a layer of yellow cake and Blue Sweet Cream Ice Cream, topped with blue fluffy frosting and a gummy shark...

Fresh To Order Expands Menu With New Small Plates »

July 01, 2015 at 5:33AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

Flavorful Coconut Curry Chicken and Wild Mushroom Chicken Added to Menu
‘Fast-Fine’ Atlanta-based restaurant Fresh To Order (f2o) is adding new flavors to its ‘Small Plates’ menu with the addition of Coconut Curry Chicken and Wild Mushroom Chicken.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - ‘Fast-Fine’ Atlanta-based restaurant Fresh To Order (f2o) is adding new flavors to its ‘Small Plates’ menu with the addition of Coconut Curry Chicken and Wild Mushroom Chicken. The new dishes join an already fresh-tasting small plates menu, including items like Almond Crusted Seared Tuna, Blackened Lime Shrimp and Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin, a guest favorite of all-natural pork brushed with a signature brown sugar rub with rosemary, and served with a side of honey, butter and cinnamon flavored mashed potatoes...

Coldwell Banker Commercial Celebrates 500 Graduate Milestone Of Its Emerging Broker Training Program »

July 01, 2015 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates today announced its 2015 graduating class of the Coldwell Banker Commercial Emerging Broker Training (EBT) Program. With this class’s graduation, the EBT Program has educated and certified more than 500 Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliated real estate professionals since the program’s inception in 2007.
The EBT Program is uniquely designed to accelerate the careers of new professionals with 18 months of industry experience or less. Program graduates acquire the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to succeed and thrive in today’s dynamic commercial real estate market, while interacting with other program participants and expanding their professional networks...

Togo's Celebrates 44 Years In Oregon By Giving Away Free Sandwiches »

July 01, 2015 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: Togo's Eateries, Inc.

"West Coast Original" invites fans to share their Togo's memories on social media for a chance to win free sandwiches for a year.
CORVALLIS, Ore. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire - Togo's Eateries, Inc., serving Oregon since 1971, is celebrating 44 years in the Beaver State with a free sandwich sweepstakes. Fans who post their Togo's stories and memories at www.facebook.com/oregontogossandwiches will be automatically entered to win free sandwiches for one full year! All comments entered by Friday, July 3rd will be entered into a random drawing for free sandwiches for a full year at any of the Oregon Togo's locations.
Known for its BIG, FRESH and MEATY sandwiches, Togo's piles on the premium ingredients with one-on-one, deli-style service...

The Holiday Inn® Brand Continues Journey To Extraordinary Campaign »

June 30, 2015 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Holiday Inn

By Asking Travelers to Share Their Stories of Incredible Travel
Iconic Hotel Brand and Web and Mobile Travel Platform Roadtrippers Help Travelers Plan, Capture and Share their Road Trip Memories
June 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announces the Holiday Inn® brand’s new collaboration with the web and mobile travel platform Roadtrippers. The Holiday Inn brand’s Journey to Extraordinary campaign, which launched in the summer of 2014, continues this summer with a focus on celebrating the joy of travel and the shared experiences travelers have while on the road. Together, the Holiday Inn brand and Roadtrippers will make it easier and more enjoyable for travelers to plan, chronicle and share their extraordinary travel experiences as they hit the road this summer...

TruGreen Helps America #LiveLifeOutside With Tips And Ideas For Backyard Games »

June 30, 2015 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: TruGreen

Study from Nation’s Leading Lawn Care Provider Reveals Americans’ Desire to Play Outside More; 80% of Parents Wish Kids Played Neighborhood Games like They Did
PR Newswire, MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 30, 2015 - Summer is here, and TruGreen is releasing results to a national survey that reveals a few of America’s favorite outdoor pastimes as well as tips for creating easy activities for the whole neighborhood. In a short video, TruGreen Spokesperson Jason Cameron provides suggestions for how Americans can create fun yard games and “gamify” their lawn this summer.
Among the insights the TruGreen survey uncovered regarding how Americans think about outdoor activities include:

Bring Back the Neighborhood Games: More than 80% of parents surveyed wish their children had more opportunities to play games with neighborhood kids the way they did growing up...

The Cleaning Authority Ramps Up Franchise Opportunities With Innovative New Financed Business Model »

June 30, 2015 at 8:08AM PDT | Source: The Cleaning Authority

Launch of HomeTown Market Territory Perfect for Budding Entrepreneurs
COLUMBIA, Md. (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - The Cleaning Authority, one of North America’s leading home cleaning franchise brands with more than 25 years of success, is launching an unprecedented program to help ambitious entrepreneurs achieve business success in their hometown markets.
As many franchise systems continue to work with banks to help fund candidates, The Cleaning Authority is blazing a new trail by actively funding candidates themselves with up to $12,000 in start-up fees. The launch of this innovative program is in conjunction with The Cleaning Authority’s unveiling of their new HomeTown Markets initiative.
The Cleaning Authority’s HomeTown Markets are slightly smaller-than-traditional Enterprise Markets, with a franchise fee of up to $24,000, and the opportunity still provides franchisees with the same unrestricted access to proprietary tools, technology systems, corporate marketing and lead generation resources...

Woodcraft Blog Features Upcycling Makeover Of A Gossip Bench »

June 30, 2015 at 8:01AM PDT | Source: Woodcraft

Woodcraft offers a blog series on how to update a vintage telephone table, an example of a project that saves money and adds charm and value to a piece of furniture from the past.
PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - Today’s DIY home decorators have myriad options to suit their pocketbooks and tastes, thanks to upcycling – partial or total makeovers for out-of-date or aging furniture like the Gossip Bench project featured in “Woodworking Adventures,” the Woodcraft blog.
“Woodcraft wants to help customers with their furniture makeover projects,” Vince Grlovich, vice president for sales and marketing said. “We offer a wide range of tools and products to support them, from General Finishes Milk Paint and the new Pearl Effects to the Fortiflex Heavy Duty Flex Shaft Tool and the Fein MultiMaster...

Shane's Rib Shack Kicks Off The 6th Annual Georgia Transplant Foundation Drink Promotion!!! »

June 30, 2015 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Shane's Rib Shack

June 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Shane’s Rib Shack is a family oriented restaurant that not only focuses on exceptional food and service, but also on giving back to the community. For the 6th year in a row, Shane’s Rib Shack is honored to be participating in the Annual Georgia Transplant Foundation Drink Promotion. The Georgia Transplant Foundation is a non-profit foundation that provides support with financial, emotional and educational needs for transplant donors, recipients, candidates and their families. Shane’s Rib Shack is eager to give to the Georgia Transplant Foundation and contribute to those community members suffering from such hardship. During the promotional period, for every beverage sold at participating Shane’s Rib Shack locations, a dime will be given directly to GTF...



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