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Flip Flop Shops® Partners With OluKai To Offer Shoppers The Opportunity To Win A First Class Hawaiian Airlines Vacation »

March 05, 2015 at 4:21AM PST | Source: Flip Flop Shops

OluKai's "Anywhere Aloha" sweepstakes celebrates the spirit of Hawaii far and wide; visit Flip Flop Shops throughout the month of March and enter to win island trip for two.
ATLANTA - March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Shoppers dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway can let their feet do the talking by heading to Flip Flop Shops® across the U.S and slipping on a pair of OluKai sandals for a chance to win! Throughout the month of March, OluKai has teamed up with Flip Flop Shops to present the "Anywhere Aloha" in-shop sweepstakes, in which one lucky winner will receive a first class trip for two to any Hawaiian island of their choice with the help of Hawaiian Airlines.
To enter, shoppers simply need to visit any Flip Flop Shops retail location throughout the nation now through March 31, 2015, and try on any pair of OluKai footwear to earn a spot in the sweepstakes...

I9 Sports Celebrates Strong 2014 Systemwide Growth; Signs Agreements To Expand In Pennsylvania And Wisconsin »

March 03, 2015 at 7:20AM PST | Source: i9 Sports

Youth Sports Franchise Positions Brand for Future Expansion 
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - i9 Sports, the nation’s first and fastest-growing youth sports league franchise, announced today it kicked off 2015 by signing two new franchise agreements for locations in Philadelphia, Pa. and Madison, Wis. These new agreements signed within the first six weeks of the year, coupled with the corporate expansion i9 Sports achieved in 2014, positions the brand for future development across the United States in 2015 and beyond.
“In 2014, i9 Sports opened 15 company locations, celebrated our one-millionth registration and strengthened our expansion strategy,” said Frank Fiume, founder and chief executive officer of i9 Sports...

JumpBunch Makes 2015 Top 50 Franchise List »

March 03, 2015 at 4:51AM PST | Source: JumpBunch

Annapolis, MD, March 03, 2015 - (PR.com) - JumpBunch, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been named in Franchise Business Review's Guide to Today's Top Franchises. Franchise Business Review is a nationally recognized market research firm that identifies top franchises by surveying over 28,500 franchisees.
The 2015 Top 50 Franchise list is the only national ranking of franchise opportunities based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance data. This year's Guide to Today's Top Franchises is a perfect 10 in many ways. JumpBunch has been included in this 10th issue that honors franchises that have been featured in the Best of the Best:
Top 50 Franchises list for 10 years in a row. This consistent placement is proof that their franchisees are among the most satisfied in the nation...

Creative Learning Corporation Awards Franchise In Croatia »

February 27, 2015 at 6:33AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - February 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) ), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce that BFK Franchise Company, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Learning Corporation) has recently awarded a franchise in Croatia, bringing the total number of countries with Bricks 4 Kidz and Challenge Island franchises (including the US and Puerto Rico) to 37. Adding Croatia continues to validate the strong appeal that Bricks 4 Kidz is enjoying both domestically as well as internationally," stated CEO Brian Pappas. "We also currently have very solid prospective franchisees/Master franchisees in South Vietnam, Peru, Cambodia, Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, and Oman...

Fitness Franchise, Club Pilates Woodland Hills, Announces Opening »

February 24, 2015 at 4:58AM PST | Source: Club Pilates

The highly anticipated fitness franchise, Club Pilates Woodland Hills will open on February 28th. This will mark the 32nd location for the Pilates brand, the 2nd Club Pilates location to open in the Los Angeles area and the first to open in the San Fernando Valley, with more locations scheduled to open later this year.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2015 - First time franchisee, Nikkita Weerasinghe, has worked in Club Pilates locations for years in San Diego and is ecstatic to bring it to her home town in Los Angeles with plans to open two more in the next coming years.
After attending nursing school and becoming a Registered Nurse, Nikkita came across Pilates while looking for a way to find balance in her hectic life. She found it to be a therapeutic and safe exercise and later enrolled in the Teacher Training Program that was offered by Club Pilates...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 700th Franchise Awarded »

February 19, 2015 at 6:03AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - February 19, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce it awarded its 700th franchise, located in Garden City, NY (Bricks 4 Kidz franchise). This benchmark includes the international subfranchises that have been awarded by the Company's master franchisees.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation stated, "This is a huge milestone for us, which brings us closer to our goal of having 1000 franchises within the next two years. January was a strong month having awarded 13 Bricks 4 Kidz and 6 Challenge Island franchises...

Creative Learning Corporation Reports Financial Results For The First Quarter Of Fiscal 2015 »

February 18, 2015 at 6:02AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Strong Outlook for the Remainder of Fiscal 2015
Royalty Fees Increased 84.6% to $554,859
32 New Franchises Sold This Quarter
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - February 18, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 ending December 31, 2014.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented, "In just a few short years, we have grown the company to an impressive 700+ global franchises. The strength of our business model is best illustrated by our high margin, recurring royalty fees which increased 84...

Trampoline Parks Have Become Big Business- Rapid Growth Though Franchising »

February 17, 2015 at 4:25AM PST | Source: Bounce! Trampoline Sports

February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Cottage Village, NY - Indoor trampoline parks have become big business. According to Tracy Sarris, Executive Vice-president of the International Association of Trampoline Parks, an organization founded in 2013 to formulate best practices for safety in the industry and promote continued growth: "It's difficult to keep track of the number of parks because so many have opened just this year."
"We're getting inquiries from new or potential parks nearly every day and more are opening every month," Sarris said. She estimates the number of facilities worldwide at 300, up from 35 to 40 three years ago - an increase of more than 700 percent!
The reason for the explosive growth is the wide range of ages the activity appeals to...

Wheel Fun Rentals Opens New Bike Rental Location On Royal Street In French Quarter »

February 12, 2015 at 4:05AM PST | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

February 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // New Orleans, LA – Wheel Fun Rentals has opened a new location in New Orleans, bringing old-fashioned outdoor fun to the French Quarter. Wheel Fun Rentals, located at 818 Royal Street, offers a French Quarter pub crawl and a self-guided historic bike tour, in addition to hourly rentals of classic cruiser bikes, tandem bikes, and their unique four-wheel Surrey cycles that seat up to six people. Doors officially opened at this brand new location on February 5th.
"We differ from other French Quarter bike rentals in so many ways," said John Fryhling local owner and operator, "not only do we offer a much larger variety of bikes including our signature golf-cart-like Surrey that can fit up to 6 adults, we are also committed to excellent customer service...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Richmond, VA »

February 10, 2015 at 8:11AM PST | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest location in Richmond, Virginia. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy to the already health conscious community.
Set to open for workouts in March 2015, Crunch Richmond Glenside will be located at 5420 Glenside Drive Henrico, VA in the Floor and Decor shopping strip on the corner of Glenside Drive and Broad Street. The 26,000 square foot space, formerly occupied by K-Mart, is being renovated and remodeled to bring prospective members a top-notch workout facility.
The updated space will boast the latest state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment and will be equipped with an indoor-cycling studio where elite instructors will lead Crunch's signature Ride Classes...

Creative Learning Corporation To Present At The Brewer Group Innovations Conference »

February 09, 2015 at 5:21AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - February 09, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, announced that management will present today at 11:00 a.m. EST, at The Brewer Group Innovations Conference. The conference is being held today, February 9th, 2015, at the Mondrian South Beach in Miami, Florida.
The Innovations Conference is hosted by The Brewer Group, Inc. (TBG), an industry agnostic holding company with assets ranging across numerous sectors. The conference represents an opportunity for small cap, middle market and emerging private and public companies to showcase their products, services and programs...

Flip Flop Shops® Launches Havaianas Partnership With February Freebie Promotion »

February 05, 2015 at 10:41AM PST | Source: Flip Flop Shops

February 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Flip Flop Shops®, the fast-growing global retail chain devoted exclusively to flip flops and casual footwear, is expanding its merchandise selection with the addition of iconic Havaianas styles in all of the company's North American shops. To mark the new partnership, the two brands have teamed up to provide shoppers with an extra sweet surprise in February.
Throughout the month, customers who buy two or more pairs of Havaianas at any Flip Flop Shops location throughout North America will receive a bonus travel bag at the time of purchase. The bright red, stylish Havaianas-branded bag is of premium quality and designed to perfectly fit a few pairs of flip flops, sunglasses and other beach-bound accessories...

Restaurant Offers Free Evening At My Gym For Kids While Parents Enjoy Dinner Together »

February 05, 2015 at 7:18AM PST | Source: My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Olive Garden Brings Back Date Night for Parents with its Second Annual Parents' Night Out
ORLANDO, Fla. - Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Olive Garden is breaking down the barriers to date night for parents through a North American partnership with My Gym, the no. 1 children's fitness program. The leading Italian restaurant is providing kids with a free fun-filled evening at My Gym while their parents enjoy an affordable four-course Italian meal as part of its second annual Parents' Night Out on Friday, Feb. 20.
A recent survey found that the overall cost, including childcare and dining, combined with lack of trustworthy child supervision are the largest barriers to date night for nearly 75 percent of parents.* Parents' Night Out is designed to solve this dilemma...

JumpBunch Launches New Franchisee Web Site »

February 04, 2015 at 5:31AM PST | Source: JumpBunch

Annapolis, MD, February 04, 2015 - (PR.com) - JumpBunch Corporate is proud to announce the launch of its newly designed Franchisee Web Site:
www.jumpbunchfranchise.com
The newly designed JumpBunch Franchisee web site was developed with ease of use in mind, making certain that all key information provided to potential franchisees was delivered in a concise yet comprehensive fashion.
"The decision to buy a franchise is a substantial commitment and providing prospective candidates with all they need to perform proper due diligence was one of our main goals," says Tom Bunchman, President and CEO.
About JumpBunch
JumpBunch currently has 53 franchises in 23 states and continues its growth throughout the world. Tom Bunchman, President and founder personally vets all new franchise candidates in an effort to maintain a high level of quality...

Bach To Rock Music School Franchise Expands To Boston Suburbs »

February 03, 2015 at 9:18AM PST | Source: Bach to Rock

Franchise Recently Featured on NBC's The Voice Fills Much Needed Demand for Music Education
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Feb 3, 2015) - Bach to Rock, the nation's leading music school franchise, is expanding to suburban Boston and has plans to expand further in the Boston region. Don Kennel, owner of Syncopated Holdings LLC, has purchased the franchise rights and will be opening the first Boston location.
Bach to Rock recently received national attention when one of its instructors, Matt McAndrew, placed No. 2 on NBC's "The Voice" television show. Bach to Rock has been expanding nationally since its founding in 2007, addressing a rapidly increasing demand for music education as schools cut music programs.
"We are excited to expand in Boston," said Brian Gross, CEO of Bach to Rock...

Creative Learning Corporation Reports Fiscal 2014 Financial Results »

February 03, 2015 at 8:18AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Revenue Increases 60.0% to $7.7 Million in Fiscal 2014
Royalty Fees Increased 85.3% to $1.8 Million
Shareholders’ Equity Increases to $3.3 million at the End of Fiscal 2014 Compared to $2.4 Million at the End of Fiscal 2013
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - February 03, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced financial results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented: "We are pleased to report positive financial results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014. We continue to see top and bottom line growth, with revenue increasing 60...

ILoveKickboxing.com, Gig Harbor Fitness Franchise Helps Its Members "Shred" Some Pounds And Ex-Partners ILoveKickboxing.com »

February 02, 2015 at 8:33AM PST | Source: iLoveKickboxing.com

With "Anti-Valentine's Day" Event
Gig Harbor, WA - January 31, 2015 - (PR.com) - While many places all over town will set up with heart balloons, "two for one" specials, and pre-fixed meals for couples, iLoveKickboxing.com fitness studios will hold a special event on Valentine's Day. It's an "Anti-Valentine's Day" event for all the singles women and men of the studios. Not only will members "shred" some pounds and fat on February 14th, they'll also get to "shred" their ex's.
"'Shred your Ex' will allow you to punch all of your ex's without being called 'crazy' or getting a new Facebook profile photo taken by your local Police Precinct," stated Seth Maynard, an iLoveKickboxing Assistant Manager and instructor.
Throughout all the classes of that Valentine's Day Friday, members of the kickboxing fitness studios all over the country will have the opportunity to tape photos of "old flames" to the kickboxing heavy bags...

Crunch Franchise Partners With BDA Sports Management To Build Fitness Platform »

January 29, 2015 at 11:05AM PST | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise is pleased to announce that it has partnered with sports industry veterans BDA Sports Management to exclusively develop and operate Franchise ownership opportunities of health clubs with NBA athletes across the globe. The partnership currently includes franchise locations with BDA Sports clients Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Chase Budinger (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Darren Collison (Sacramento Kings).
The two companies are perfectly aligned to give athletes the ability to focus on physical fitness and provide them with an outlet through business to share a love of fitness and health with others. With only one year since its inception, the joint ventures of BDA Sports clients and Crunch have brought multiple fitness centers to Northern, Central and Southern California and are currently expanding with five locations in Chicago...

Seattle's CKO Kickboxing Community Shows Everyone Can Be Fit »

January 29, 2015 at 6:23AM PST | Source: CKO Kickboxing

New Moms to Technology Executives Tweet: "Kickboxing Is for Everyone"
SEATTLE - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - You don't have to be a martial arts master or a Kung Fu fighter to enter a CKO Kickboxing Gym or to own one.
This is the message portrayed through the social media sensation sweeping Seattle.
The #IamCKO campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram shows ordinary people who are achieving extraordinary results with the proprietary workout created by Joseph Andreula over 18 years ago. This amazing workout has spread from New Jersey to the Seattle Washington area.
"Our goal is to show that almost anyone can benefit from the CKO Kickboxing workout. Our members or as we like to refer to them - our CKO Family - initially come to us at different fitness levels," said Joe Andreula, president and founder of the popular fitness franchise CKO Kickboxing, which has more than 60 gyms stretching from coast to coast...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Authorization For Stock Buyback Of 100,000 Shares Of Common Stock »

January 28, 2015 at 7:50AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

100,000 Shares of Common Stock Authorizes for Buyback
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, today announced that its board of directors has authorized a stock buyback of 100,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The company may purchase common stock through open market and privately negotiated transactions at prices deemed appropriate by management. The timing, the amount of repurchase transactions and the prices paid for the stock under this program will depend on market conditions as well as corporate and regulatory limitations, including blackout period restrictions...



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