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Dental Fix Awards Its 1st Franchise In The State Of Rhode Island »

July 29, 2015 at 10:08AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

July 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a national mobile dental equipment repair company, has officially signed Jeff Carlson, a Rhode Island based entrepreneur, as its 212th franchise owner. The agreement marks the first mobile repair van to launch in the State of Rhode Island, and is Dental Fix’s 38th franchise sale of 2015.
“2015 has been a record breaking year for us so far, and with each new franchise sale, we are getting closer to our goal of making Dental Fix the top-of-mind mobile dental equipment repair company across North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “This new signing is an indication that our model is built for success and that our growth is poised to continue at a rapid pace...

Paul Davis Offers Tips To Minimize Property Damage And Health Risks This Flood Season »

July 29, 2015 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
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Many Threats To People And Property Remain After A Flood Occurs
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (PRWEB) July 29, 2015 - This year, the threat of flooding is higher in many areas of North America due to record-setting precipitation levels this spring. And, where there is water, mold is not far behind. Paul Davis, a leading provider of property restoration services for residential and commercial property, offers tips for protecting against water and mold damage. Paul Davis is regularly called on to handle these types of emergencies, although much of the damage is avoidable if preventive steps are taken before the flood occurs.
“This time of year, Paul Davis receives many water-related calls from property owners,” said Rich Wilson, president and CEO of Paul Davis...

Threat Of West Coast Wildfires Extends Beyond The Flames »

July 29, 2015 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
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Paul Davis offers tips for protecting people and property in 2015.
JACKSONVILLE, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2015 - This year, fire conditions are the worst on record along the West Coast. In 13 states in the western U.S., $237 billion in property is at risk of wildfire damage. Paul Davis, a leading provider of water, fire, mold and smoke damage restoration for residential and commercial properties, wants to educate property owners now about how to avoid the often-overlooked impact of smoke, soot and ash. The aftermath of a wildfire can lead to costly repairs and health problems – even if the fire is miles away.
Wildfires are a serious threat in the western states, and fire season typically runs from June through September. However, the extreme drought in most areas of the country has led to fires occurring anytime of the year...

John F. Theuer Joins Pizza Studio As CFO »

July 29, 2015 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Pizza Studio

July 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // CALABASAS, CA – Pizza Studio announced today that former Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Panda Express Chief Financial Officer, John F. Theuer, has joined Pizza Studio as CFO.
Pizza Studio is the most rapidly growing fast-casual pizza brand in the nation and intends to scale even more by adding Theuer to the leadership team. Pizza Studio currently has 30 locations in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Management expects to have over 50 locations open by the end of 2015 with rapid company-owned and franchise unit growth continuing in 2016 and beyond.
Theuer was part of the Executive Team that led the sale of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf to a trio of private equity firms led by Advent International...

Say Cheese! Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac N’ Cheez! Launches National Expansion Plans »

July 28, 2015 at 9:39AM PDT | Source: Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez!

July 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – No matter what kind of day you’ve had, you can always count on a bowl of macaroni and cheese to cheer you up. Soon, thanks to a recently launched franchise expansion initiative, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez! will be feeding America’s growing appetite for the classic comfort food with its variety of mouth-watering, cheezy pick-me-ups.
With four locations currently open and operating throughout Michigan, the new chef-driven, fast-causal dining concept plans to open 10 new restaurants by the end of 2016 and have as many as 100 nationwide in the next five years.
Commitments have already been signed for the company’s fifth location in Michigan, as well as one each in Illinois and Ohio...

Toppers Pizza Heats Up Summer With Blazing Seventh Sales Period »

July 28, 2015 at 8:52AM PDT | Source: Toppers Pizza

Fast-Growing Pizza Franchise Maintains Momentum Behind Same Store Sales Increases of More Than Ten Percent on the Year
WHITEWATER, WI (PRWEB) July 28, 2015 - Toppers Pizza (Toppers) has found success with their alternative to boring, corporate pizza and the brand charged into the second half of 2015 showing no signs of slowing. The brand closed out 2014 with average store sales reaching $914,000 and entered 2015 with a mission in mind: to support franchisees and improve operations to increase same store sales by 10 percent. If the past few months are any indication, the purveyor of outrageous toppings and dangerously addictive Topperstix™ has a “mission accomplished” party in its future.
During Toppers’ seventh period (June 15 to July 12) alone, company system-wide sales were up 17...

Tutor Doctor Rated No. 1 International In-Home Tutoring »

July 28, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Tutor Doctor
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Company Poised for Rapid Franchise Growth in Australia and the UK
VAN NUYS, Calif. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Riding the wave of international success with expansion in 15 countries since 2003, as well as its recent ranking as the No. 1 global in-home tutoring franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, Tutor Doctor is quickly moving closer to achieving its goal of reaching 1,000 franchise units in select markets around the world.
Tutor Doctor now has 428 franchise units in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and North America. The brand is carving a niche with its holistic approach and is well poised to dominate the tutoring sector, which is expected to surpass $123 billion by 2020...

Sky Zone Secures Waco Location For Indoor Trampoline Park »

July 28, 2015 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

All-trampoline play experience coming to Waco Drive this year.
WACO, Texas - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The ultimate 3-D play experience is coming to Waco! Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, the creator of the world’s first all-trampoline playing court, today announced a new franchise at 4809 W. Waco Drive, located east of Richland Mall next to Gym X.
“Sky Zone offers a high-energy fun and fitness experience for people of all ages and abilities,” said Andrew Aiken, co-owner of Sky Zone Waco. “Inside our court, we’ll have trampolines lining the floor and even on the walls. You can jump, play games and have a great time.”
Construction of the 19,100-square-foot facility will begin later this summer, with a projected opening in December...

Dental Fix Awards Its 19th Franchise In The State Of California »

July 28, 2015 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

July 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a national mobile dental equipment repair company, has officially signed Greg Easley, a Sacramento, California-based entrepreneur, as its 211th franchise owner. The agreement marks the nineteenth mobile repair van to launch in the State of California, and is Dental Fix’s 37th franchise sale of 2015.
“2015 has been a record breaking year for us so far, and with each new franchise sale, we are getting closer to our goal of making Dental Fix the top-of-mind mobile dental equipment repair company across North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “This new signing is an indication that our model is built for success and that our growth is poised to continue at a rapid pace...

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results For Del Taco Holdings, Inc. »

July 28, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Del Taco
Del Taco Opportunities Available

Del Taco Holdings, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.; Conference Call and Webcast will be held at 5:00 PM EDT Today
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO, TACOW), today announced fiscal second quarter financial results for its wholly-owned subsidiary Del Taco Holdings, Inc. (“Del Taco” or the “Company”), the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the United States, operating restaurants under the name Del Taco.
Fiscal second quarter 2015 financial results for Del Taco reflect the twelve weeks ended June 16, 2015, prior to the closing of the recent business combination (the “Business Combination”) between Del Taco and Levy Acquisition Corp...

Steady, Wide-Spread Growth Lands TITLE Boxing Club On 2015 Fastest-Growing Franchises List »

July 28, 2015 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club

National Boxing Fitness Franchise Recognized for Second Year in a Row by Entrepreneur Magazine
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - For the second year in a row, TITLE Boxing Club, the nation’s largest boxing fitness franchise, has been named to the top 100 ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list, coming in at No. 90. This ranking comes on the heels of the brand’s recent announcement of the executive team restructuring which included the promotion of former president John Rotche to Chief Executive Officer, the hiring of Susan Boresow as President and the addition of Alex Roberts as Chief Development Officer.
Entrepreneur’s fastest-growing rankings are based on the number of new franchise units added in the United States and Canada from July 2013 to July 2014...

Dental Fix RX Expands Dental Repair Service To Nebraska »

July 27, 2015 at 11:44AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, launches two all-new mobile repair centers for Omaha and Lincoln.
July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, recently signed all-new franchise territories to serve eastern Nebraska dentists. Owned and operated by local businessman Lance Zechmann, the two territories in Lincoln and Omaha feature fully equipped mobile repair centers that supply dental offices with prompt, on-site equipment service, repair and replacement.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and fixing things around the house, so when looking for a new business venture, the Dental Fix franchise appealed to me as a great opportunity to pair something I love with running a business,” said Zechmann...

YoFresh Yogurt Café Targets Nationwide Expansion Following Encouraging Industry Outlook »

July 27, 2015 at 8:59AM PDT | Source: YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // BOSTON - YoFresh Yogurt Café, the popular frozen yogurt chain that serves a medley of all natural nonfat frozen yogurts, toppings and smoothies is seeking to expand in territories throughout the U.S. Coming off the heels of an IBISWorld report on the frozen yogurt industry that projects annual revenues of $2 billion and noted annual growth from 2010-2015 of 20.6 percent, YoFresh’s expansion comes at a time of a growing awareness of the importance of making healthy diet choices. Providing many frozen yogurt flavors that are gluten free and have no sugar added, along with topping options that include fresh fruit, granola and nuts, YoFresh is responding to the demand for delicious treats that are as healthy as they are great-tasting...

Massage Envy Seeks Development Opportunities In Georgia »

July 27, 2015 at 8:29AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa  Opportunities Available

Nation’s Largest Massage Therapy Franchise to Expand Presence in Southern Region 
July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz.– Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, today announced plans for continued development in Georgia, specifically southern markets including Atlanta, Warner Robins, Macon, Decatur, Bonaire and McDonough. This year, Massage Envy will open two clinics in Georgia, which will fuel future growth opportunities for the brand in the state.
“We’ve seen our existing clinics in Georgia flourish over the last several years,” said Steve Bielewicz, vice president of global franchise sales. “The region was home to some of the first Massage Envy locations and has remained a key target market for additional expansion...

Red Mango® Announces Grand Prize Winner Of Summer Sweepstakes »

July 27, 2015 at 7:57AM PDT | Source: Red Mango

Red Mango 4 Life sweepstakes names North Texas winner.
July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – One lucky fan of Red Mango® has turned frozen yogurt love into red hot cash as the winner of the Red Mango 4 Life summer sweepstakes. Today the company announced that North Texas resident Cynthia Croom was selected as the grand prize winner of the ultimate summer giveaway.
“I am very excited to have been selected as the winner. I love Red Mango and frequently drop by for a quick healthy treat when I am on the go or traveling,” said Croom. “It is an honor to have won and I look forward to enjoying more Red Mango yogurt in the future.”
Running June 1 - July 12, the Red Mango 4 Life Sweepstakes kicked off summer delivering weekly and daily prizes for frozen yogurt lovers along with a chance to win the grand prize of Red Mango “for Life” or a $10,000 cash prize...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Expands Resources And Educational Materials For Franchisees And Clients »

July 27, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) July 24, 2015 - World Class Franchisor, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives recently announced the release of a series videos designed to serve as an educational tool to help educate consumers on outdoor lighting. The videos are part of a new marketing trend launched by the award-winning franchisor in 2014.
“When the marketing team released the Transformation Augusta video series, we knew we had something special. We have had thousands of hits as a result and we wanted to make sure we continued to build upon our video success,” shared Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Vice President, Rich Young.
“Video plays a huge part in engagement and by approaching these as professional productions we are having great success differentiating our brand from competitors throughout the country,” Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager went on to explain...

Window World Selects Military Veteran For Oshkosh, Wisconsin Hero Flight With Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows »

July 27, 2015 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: Window World

A Window World Family Member is Honored for His Military Service
July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // OSHKOSH, WI - Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company – in partnership with Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows – announces the selection of military veteran Art Lane for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh Hero Flight.
A tribute to our nation’s military, the Hero Flight Program is an exceptional aspect of Window World’s sponsorship of Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows’ 2015 season. Prior to each of the airshows in which Rob Holland will perform, one veteran is selected from a pool of nominations for a thrilling ride with the world champion aerobatic pilot...

Arthur Banks Launches Caring Transitions Of Middle Georgia »

July 24, 2015 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. Caring Transitions of Middle Georgia serves Bibb, Monroe, Houston, Peach, Crawford, Jones, Spaulding, Lamar, Butts and Henry counties as well as the surrounding areas.
Macon, GA (PRWEB) July 24, 2015 - After a life in education, Art Banks is looking forward to starting his next career as a small business owner. Banks just launched Caring Transitions of Middle Georgia.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

McAlister's Deli Second Aurora Location To Open July 27 »

July 24, 2015 at 4:18AM PDT | Source: McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Opportunities Available

FORT COLLINS, CO - (Marketwired - Jul 23, 2015) - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, is excited to announce that its new Aurora location at Southlands Town Center will be opening on July 27th. The new restaurant will be located at 6240 S. Main St. Unit 112. The new location will be owned and operated by Fort Collins-based franchise group, Southern Deli (SD) Holdings.
"Aurora has been great to us in the past and we are excited to open another location in the area," said SD Holdings CEO, Yaron Goldman. "The opening at this location will bring us closer to the loyal guests we have had in this part of the community."
The new location will be giving away a $25 gift card every hour for the first five days following the store's opening and a portion of the first week's proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics Colorado Chapter...

Annual Industry Report Names Marco’s Pizza As Country’s No. 2 Fastest Growing Chain »

July 23, 2015 at 9:51AM PDT | Source: Marco's Pizza
Marco's Pizza Opportunities Available

Nation’s Restaurant News’ 'Second 100’ Report Uses Sales, Other Data to Predict Next Big Players
TOLEDO, Ohio - July 23, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Marco’s Pizza has been named the second fastest growing large chain in the country, according to industry leading publication Nation’s Restaurant News’ in its newly released 2015 Second 100 annual report. The proprietary census report showcases up-and-coming brands most resonating with consumers and catching the attention of competitors.
The special report, which ranks restaurant brands Nos. 101-200 by U.S. system-wide sales and other data, focuses on a smaller, more growth-oriented universe than the magazine’s annual Top 100 report. According to the publication, the fastest-growing brands in the Second 100 “paint a picture of what’s next for the restaurant industry...



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