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CycleBar Kicks-Off Franchise Sales With Deals For 100 Studios Across U.S. »

July 01, 2015 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: CycleBar®
CycleBar® Opportunities Available

Entrepreneurs Looking for Opportunity to Own Luxury Flock to Premium Indoor Cycling Franchise
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI - Just six months after introducing the company’s first franchise opportunities, CycleBar, the first and only premier indoor cycling franchise, is announcing its incredible growth momentum with deals inked for more than 100 studios in markets across the country. The strong franchise development is part of the company’s overarching goal to have 100 studios open to riders by Dec. 31, 2016.
Spearheading the fast-growing franchise is newly hired company president, Heather Harris. Harris most recently held the role of General Manager and Vice President at Donna Karan Intimates, where she drove strategic direction and execution of a multi-million dollar company turnaround...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Appoints New Marketing And Communications Director Of International Headquarters »

July 01, 2015 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lansing, Mich. – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Dawn Kroeger to marketing and communications director of its company headquarters in Lansing, Mich.
Kroeger, of Haslett, began her career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® September 2004 as marketing manager for the Lansing, Mich., franchise along with two Grand Rapids, Mich., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise locations, which at the time, were owned by Jon Sorber, one of the original stickmen and current executive vice president. Kroeger oversaw all marketing-related activities for those franchise locations including creating, executing, and tracking the local marketing strategy. Eventually, she transitioned from the Lansing franchise location, to the corporate office...

John Gillespie Of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples Receives Top Industry Lighting Award »

July 01, 2015 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) honored John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples with Top Industry Lighting Award acknowledging outstanding outdoor lighting design for the Best Residential Lighting project.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples was recently acknowledged for his outdoor lighting design excellence by the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) at the 2015 Annual Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.
John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples, was awarded the 2015 AOLP Award of Merit for Best Residential (Small) Lighting project. Mr. Gillespie was the designer who led the project is a new member of the AOLP and was honored to hear the news of receiving the award...

Johnny Rockets Signs Deal To Bring Restaurants To El Paso »

July 01, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets Opportunities Available

Iconic Restaurant Franchise Furthers Aggressive West Texas Growth Strategy
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Johnny Rockets announces a development agreement with Cruzar Group, LLC to open Johnny Rockets restaurants in El Paso, Texas, including the brand's new Route 66 expression. Johnny Rockets' Route 66 drive-thru prototype will offer its same all-American menu to travelers and consumers on-the-go.
"Texas is primed for expansion, with huge growth potential in the west Texas market," says James Walker, President of Operations and Development for Johnny Rockets. "You can already find our restaurants as far north as Dallas and Arlington and as far south as Brownsville and McAllen. And the fact that we're opening our new Route 66 prototype in the western part of the state speaks to the brand's continued growth and development...

Dental Fix Awards 1st & 2nd Franchises In The State Of Hawaii »

July 01, 2015 at 3:47AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchises to Eric Faurot, of Kapolei, Hawaii. The recent franchise sales mark the company's 204th and 205th franchises sold overall, and the first two in the State of Hawaii, which is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Budget Blinds Announces Sale Of One Thousandth Franchise License »

June 30, 2015 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

June 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORANGE, CA - Budget Blinds, a custom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, is proud to announce the sale of its one thousandth franchise license. The license was sold to Roberto Ordaz and Marlene Alvarado in June and will cover the territory surrounding Mission, Texas. Ordaz and Alvarado are in-laws and new to the Budget Blinds franchise system. Prior to moving to the United States from Mexico, Alvarado was an interior designer. Ordaz received his master’s degree at Babson College in Boston and relocated to Texas to pursue a career in franchising. Together, the two will offer in-home consultations and installations for a variety of window covering options to consumers in southern Texas...

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...

Marketing Pro Acquires Florida Gulf Coast Valpak Territory »

June 30, 2015 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

First-Time Franchisee Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents from Pensacola to Santa Rosa Beach
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Juli Campbell has acquired the existing Valpak of Florida Gulf Coast territory. With this territory, Valpak's signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 130,000 households in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties.
"With my extensive background in advertising, I've always had the Valpak brand on my radar," said Juli Campbell, Valpak of Florida Gulf Coast franchisee. "I am thrilled to join such a dynamic company that is constantly evolving and providing franchisees with the tools and resources to serve as a valued marketing partner in communities across the country...

Three Southern California Veterans Open Express Employment Professionals Franchise Locations »

June 30, 2015 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Veterans Transition to Employment in Civilian Life by Helping Others Find Jobs
(PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals announces the opening of three southern California Express offices by U.S. military veterans.
Brian Gilden was a U.S. Marine for 20 years, who piloted a CH-53E “Super Stallion” helicopter, flew 138 missions in Iraq, and won the Navy-Marine Corps Medal for extraordinary heroism. He opened an Express office in the aptly named Mission Valley, CA, territory.
Eric Cross served 22 years in the U.S. Marines, and was deployed to more countries than many people ever dream of seeing, from Dubai to Somalia, including a total of 30 visits to Thailand. He opened an Express office in Murrieta, CA...

Chem-Dry Helps Homeowners Brace For 2015 Summer “Pollen Tsunami” »

June 30, 2015 at 5:10AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Leading Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Service Provides Research-backed Tips to Reduce Home Allergens
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - June 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As regions across the country are experiencing the effects of a particularly brutal allergy season that experts are dubbing the “Pollen Tsunami” of 2015, Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, is arming consumers with scientifically-backed advice to significantly reduce home allergens.
Typically, trees release their pollen in early spring and other plants and grasses follow suit weeks later. Due to the long, ruthless winter, however, trees’ pollen has been delayed and is now combining with all other pollen released this time of year...

Biggest Sale In Franchise History Points The Way To Fresh Healthy Vending's Continued Sales Growth »

June 29, 2015 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

The #1 Healthy Vending Franchisor in the Nation Announces the Sale of 58 Machines to Its Newest Franchisee in South Carolina
SAN DIEGO, CA - (Marketwired - Jun 29, 2015) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND) is pleased to announce the largest sale in the Company's history. Barry Taylor of Inman, South Carolina recently became a Franchisee by purchasing a total of 29 Micro Markets and 29 Healthy Vending machines.
"I believe people want to make better choices," says Barry. "I want to be able to provide healthier alternatives for people that will impact their lives in a positive way." Barry, who is excited about the opportunity to build a "sustainable and scalable" business with Fresh Healthy Vending, spent over a decade as a financial advisor and is now entering what he calls "the next phase of my professional career...

El Pollo Loco Keeps The Fire Going In Houston With New Humble Restaurant »

June 29, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco Opportunities Available

Fire-grilled chicken restaurant celebrates Fourth Houston Area Grand Opening
June 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // COSTA MESA, CA - El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today opened its newest location in Humble, TX. The new restaurant, located at 9540 FM 1960 Bypass Road West between Townsen Boulevard and Whitaker Road, is the fourth location in Houston and 13th in the state of Texas for the brand.
“We have seen great success in Houston with the three restaurants we’ve opened over the last year and we look forward to offering customers another convenient location to enjoy our signature fire-grilled chicken and Mexican-inspired entrees,” said Steve Sather, President and Chief Executive Officer of El Pollo Loco...

DQ® Treat Store Opens In Clearwater Beach »

June 29, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.
June 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Clearwater Beach, Fla. - The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Clearwater Beach DQ® Treat store located at 22 Bay Esplanade. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of nearly 6,500 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every DQ® Fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 1,250 square foot restaurant employs a staff of 32.
The DQ Treat store in Clearwater Beach features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius® fruit-blended beverages...

The Growth Coach Now Serving Northern Columbus »

June 29, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

June 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // COLUMBUS – OH – The Growth Coach Business and Sales Coaching is expanding to serve even more of the Greater Columbus area. Thanks to dedicated coach Brad Schneider, The Growth Coach of Central Ohio North opened its doors on May 18, 2015 and will serve the business professionals of northern Columbus, Delaware, Westerville, Lewis Center, and Sunbury.
“The Growth Coach is giving me a way to help local businesses maximize their resources to have a greater impact on their communities and to help the people within those businesses improve their own quality of life,” says Schneider. Schneider brings with him to The Growth Coach of Central Ohio North a long history of coaching, consulting, and organizational development...

Pop-A-Lock - North America's Largest Locksmith Network - Partners With KidsAndCars.org »

June 29, 2015 at 3:54AM PDT | Source: Pop A Lock

To Prevent Child Heatstroke Fatalities this Summer With the "Look Before You Lock with Pop-A-Lock" Campaign
LAFAYETTE, La. - June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - With the start of summer, safety thoughts turn to keeping loved ones cool in the radically hot weather and high humidity conditions. As temperatures rise, parents and caregivers must re-double their efforts to ensure no children are left in cars or have access to unlocked cars. In honor of National Safety Month and the upcoming warmer summer season, Pop-A-Lock (PAL), North America's largest locksmith network, has partnered with KidsAndCars.org, a world-renown national child safety organization, to educate parents and caregivers about the dangers of unknowingly leaving a child in a vehicle this summer through their "Look Before You Lock with Pop-A-Lock" campaign that aims to prevent child vehicular heatstroke fatalities...

Budget Blinds Offers Weatherwell Elite Aluminum Shutters »

June 26, 2015 at 10:06AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Orange, Calif. – Budget Blinds®, the largest window coverings franchise in North America with more than 1,000 territories, recently added Weatherwell Elite Aluminum Shutters to their outdoor living product line. Manufactured in Texas by The Window Outfitters (TWO), Budget Blinds recently partnered with TWO to become their retail channel in the U.S. and in Canada.
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2015 Trend Report, the request for outdoor structures, such as pergolas and pavilions, is booming, thereby driving the concept of outdoor living as a growing lifestyle phenomenon.
“Our consumers are expanding their living space outdoors, and the need for stylish, weather resistant, and kid friendly décor is on the rise,” said Chad Hallock, CEO and co-founder of Budget Blinds...

Oklahoma Native Tony Garcia Opens Fresh Coat Painters In Edmond »

June 26, 2015 at 8:47AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat of Edmond, which serves Edmond, Piedmont and Arcadia in Oklahoma, offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application.
Edmond, OK (PRWEB) June 26, 2015 - Oklahoma native Tony Garcia is looking forward to opening his own business and bringing a better service experience to the painting industry through his new company, Fresh Coat of Edmond.
Fresh Coat of Edmond, a local Fresh Coat Painters franchise, offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application...

Aaron's And "The Wendy Williams Show" Wow "Win A Room In June" Winner With Two Kids' Rooms Makeovers »

June 26, 2015 at 6:24AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

ATLANTA - June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, in partnership with "The Wendy Williams Show," wowed Latasha Lee, a certified nursing assistant, with new furniture for her children as a part of the second annual "Win a Room in June" contest.
Aaron's and The Wendy Williams Show make over two children's bedrooms complete with furniture and electronics for Louisiana resident and Hurricane Isaac survivor Latasha Lee and her family as a part of the 'Win a Room in June' contest.
Lee, a single mother who previously lived in New Orleans with her three children, relocated to Slidell, Louisiana after her home was destroyed during Hurricane Isaac in 2012...

Michael Williams Brings The Growth Coach To Northern Virginia »

June 26, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach, the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, now serves Fairfax, Chantilly, Manassas and Fredericksburg in Virginia.
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - After a long career with two Fortune 500 companies, Michael Williams is looking forward to bringing his experience and passion for business management and sales to local businesses through his new company, The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia.
The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but coaches also offer one-to-one coaching services, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects as well as alternative financing, business valuation services, sales mapping and more...

Johnny Rockets Continues Global Growth With Development Agreement In Poland »

June 26, 2015 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets Opportunities Available

HDS Polska Group to Introduce Brand to Central Europe
June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Johnny Rockets announces a development agreement with HDS Polska Group to build and operate 10 Johnny Rockets restaurants over the next 10 years. The group plans to open its first Johnny Rockets restaurant in Warsaw.
HDS Polska Group is a subsidiary of publicly-traded company Lagardere Services. After almost 20 years of presence in Poland, it operates a network of more than 800 outlets in the Polish market including convenience stores, coffee shops and full service restaurants.
"Our expansion into Poland marks Johnny Rockets' entry into our 27th country, paving the way for future growth in Europe, particularly France, Germany, United Kingdom and other major European markets," states James Walker, President of Operations and Development for Johnny Rockets...



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