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Del Taco Continues Midwest Expansion »

November 24, 2014 at 4:06AM PST | Source: Del Taco
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Exclusive Development Territories Available for Franchisees
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lake Forest, California – Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick-service restaurant category, announced its plans to develop at least eight restaurants in the Chicago area to begin by early 2016. Currently with 550 restaurants in 16 states, this latest expansion supports the company's major-growth strategy to bring Del Taco's fresh, made-to-order Mexican and American favorites to guests across the country.
"We've had strong interest from franchise candidates in this part of the country for some time, and we've found a solid development partner," said Laura Tanaka, director of franchise development. "Backed by 50 years of excellence, Del Taco is eager to introduce the brand and unique menu offerings to our new guests in the Midwest...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens In Timonium »

November 21, 2014 at 8:36AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Indoor Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // TIMONIUM, Md. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will host their grand opening all day on November 22 in Timonium to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. During the grand opening, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone Timonium for the special rate of $10/hour to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Wireless Zone® Expands In New York »

November 21, 2014 at 5:24AM PST | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

The nation's largest Verizon Wireless franchise retailer to open at least 10 all-new stores in the next 13 months.
(PRWEB) November 21, 2014 - Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchise, has announced plans to expand throughout New York with 10 all-new stores planned before 2016. The development will begin with four all-new locations slated to be fully operational in New York City by December of this year.
"Wireless Zone® has more than 400 stores nationwide, and we are excited to expand and add new locations throughout New York," said Janet Labanara, director of franchise development for Wireless Zone®. "Currently, we have more than 30 locations throughout the state but with help from franchise owner John Russell, we expect to see that number expand greatly in the next coming months...

Dental Fix Awards 15th Franchise In The State Of California »

November 21, 2014 at 5:15AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 68th franchise of 2014, in Poway, California to Steve Moore, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the San Diego market, will be the 15th van to launch in the State of California, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 119 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big At 2014 Annual Conference »

November 20, 2014 at 9:21AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

Thirty-Nine Awards were given to Top Performers
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 39 franchise owners who are top performers in four categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award and the Rising Star Award.
The awards banquet was held during the 2014 NPI/GPI Annual Conference in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 14 and 15. Franchisees from across the United States and Canada attended, as well as their spouses and employees.
The awards are based on three main criteria:

Reported earnings and percentage of growth from the previous year
Size and location of franchise market
Length of time the franchise has been in operation

"These awards are our way of recognizing our top performers in various markets," said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc...

Holiday Safety Tips From Paul Davis To Prevent House Fires »

November 20, 2014 at 9:10AM PST | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leader in property damage for residential and commercial buildings, wants to help make your holiday safer. Winter is the most prevalent season for house fires, but knowing the facts and implementing safety tips will make your holiday more enjoyable and safer for your family.
In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 25 seconds with over 1.2 million fires, which accounted for approximately $11.5 billion in property damage. The holidays are peak time for home fires due to electrical failures, dry trees, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, holiday lights, and cooking equipment. Visit the website at www.nfpa...

Marco's Pizza Franchise Set To Exceed Expansion Goal For 2014 »

November 19, 2014 at 10:48AM PST | Source: Marco's Pizza
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Fastest-Growing Pizza Franchise in the Country Has Added 131 Restaurants This Year
TOLEDO, OH - (Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) - Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the country, has added 131 restaurants so far this year and is exceeding its expansion goals for 2014.
Just months after opening its 500th store in June, Marco's celebrated the opening of its 565th location and is approaching its next target: 1,000 stores by the end of 2016. The pace of growth is exceeding projections by 40%, putting the company on track to achieve its goal of becoming the country's fourth-largest pizza chain.
"With our growth and momentum picking up, we are becoming a well-known brand that is beginning to own the 'better pizza' category like Five Guys did with hamburgers," said Cameron Cummins, Vice President of Development...

Dental Fix Awards 13th & 14th Franchises In The State Of California »

November 19, 2014 at 6:21AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 66th, and 67th franchises of 2014, in Los Angeles, California to Majid Sabour, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreements targeting the Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills markets, will be the 13th, and 14th vans to launch in the State of California, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 119 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Attend The Goldman Sachs U.S. Emerging/SMID Cap Growth Conference »

November 19, 2014 at 4:13AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that Mark Barry, group president of American Home Shield and Franchise Services Group and Brian Turcotte, vice president of investor relations, will attend the Goldman Sachs U.S. Emerging/SMID Cap Growth Conference in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. To view the slide presentation, visit the company’s investor relations home page at www.servicemaster.com.
About ServiceMaster
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations...

New Caring Transitions Business Brings Senior Relocation Services To North Atlanta »

November 18, 2014 at 9:53AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Bret Rachlin knows what it's like to relocate a senior. When his mom and 90-year-old father moved from Fort Myers to Atlanta four years ago, the stress was overwhelming. That experience, combined with his desire to serve his community as a small business owner, is why Rachlin has launched Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta serves Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Doraville...

Leading Boxing Fitness Concept Signs Master Franchise License In Mexico »

November 18, 2014 at 5:28AM PST | Source: TITLE Boxing Club
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TITLE Boxing Club Continues Aggressive International Expansion; Appoints Successful Cancun Owners to Drive Efforts
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // ANN ARBOR, Mich. - In the midst of a domestic and international growth spurt that has propelled the company to the top of the fitness industry, TITLE Boxing Club, the largest boxing franchise in the nation, announced today the recent signing of a Master Franchise Agreement in Mexico.
After the impressive opening of the company’s first international club in Cancun, Mexico in January 2014, TITLE Boxing Club has named local franchise owners Erika Garcia, Patrick Muldowny and Gustavo Miranda as the newest Master Franchisors for the country. The Cancun club generated the highest first month revenue in the brand’s history and is a prime example of how well the concept translates in other countries...

Medifast Launches New Healthy Living Program And Product Lines »

November 18, 2014 at 5:22AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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Leading Weight-Management Company Tackles Long-Term Wellness with Thrive by Medifast™ and Optimal Health by Take Shape For Life™ Launches
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, is proud to announce the launch of a new Healthy Living program and line of products.
The product lineup includes the new Dark Chocolate Dream Bar, Salted Caramel Nut Bar, Strawberry Yogurt Bar, Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake, Cookies & Cream Shake, Pina Colada Smoothie, and Strawberry Banana Smoothie. These seven new maintenance products are being launched under two new sub-brands: Thrive by Medifast™ and Optimal Health by Take Shape For Life™...

Massage Envy Spa Opens First New York City Clinic In Midtown »

November 18, 2014 at 4:09AM PST | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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Leading Massage Therapy Franchise Plans to Open Two Additional Locations by End of Year
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz. - Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today the opening of the brand's first New York City clinic in Midtown West. Additional clinics in Gramercy Park and the Upper East Side plan to open by the end of the year.
"We have been looking to develop clinics in Manhattan for some time now as part of our national expansion strategy," said Joe Luongo, chief operating officer of Massage Envy Spa. "Now with the right franchisees in place in Manhattan, Massage Envy Spa is better positioned than ever to bring our members and guests a place to focus on their health and wellness, when and where it's convenient for them...

Dental Fix RX Featured In Top 2015 Franchise Opportunities Book »

November 18, 2014 at 4:01AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

National dental repair company earns a chapter in "12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015" book by Dr. John Hayes.
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, has been recognized as a top franchise opportunity by Dr. John Hayes in his book "12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015." Released November 14, 2014, the book chronicles franchises with unique and successful business models determined by Hayes’ proven experience as a franchise professional, author, and business consultant.
"We are honored to be named an amazing franchise by Dr. John Hayes," said Scott Mortier, vice president of business development for Dental Fix RX. "With more than three decades of franchising experience, Hayes is a true expert in the industry and his recognition reflects the dedication to outstanding service we at Dental Fix provide...

ZIPS Dry Cleaning Continues To Set The Standard For Environmentally Responsible Business »

November 17, 2014 at 12:29PM PST | Source: ZIPS Dry Cleaners
ZIPS Dry Cleaners Opportunities Available

November 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. – In an industry that often coincides with negative sentiments in regards to eco-friendliness, ZIPS Dry Cleaning strives to become a leader with sustained efforts to minimize harm on the environment through technology and strict standards. Beginning as eight dry cleaners in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, ZIPS has grown to nearly 40 locations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
ZIPS uses a variety of technological techniques to insure that their dry cleaning locations venture away from harmful chemicals like Perchloroethylene or Tetrachloroethylene. Locations use a filter system to avoid the need to cook solvents, and use approximately 75 percent less solvent than other dry cleaning companies...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Present At The Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference 2014 »

November 14, 2014 at 7:26AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

November 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that Alan Haughie, chief financial officer, and Mark Barry, group president of American Home Shield and Franchise Services Group, will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference 2014 in New York at 9:45 a.m. Eastern time on Nov. 19, 2014. To listen to the presentation via webcast and view the slide presentation, visit the company’s investor relations home page at www.servicemaster.com.
About ServiceMaster
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations...

Medifast Appoints President, Take Shape For Life »

November 14, 2014 at 5:41AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Mona Ameli will Lead Company's Direct Selling Division
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - November 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, announces the appointment of Mona Ameli as President of Take Shape For Life, the company's Direct Selling Division.
"From building multinational consumer packaged goods' brands, to developing new products and expanding business units internationally, Mona Ameli brings a diverse corporate background with a distinguished portfolio in the direct selling arena," said Meg Sheetz, CEO of Take Shape For Life and President and COO of Medifast.
Ameli brings more than 20 years of expertise in consumer products and the direct selling industry, both in the U...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of Blo Blow Dry Bar And Body By Blo In Miami, Florida »

November 13, 2014 at 7:18AM PST | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo offer affordable beauty from a flawless blo out to beautifully manicured nails and waxing.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo's CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii are proud to welcome Paola and Francisco Gonzalez to their franchise family. Their Blo & Body By Blo Coral Gables location near Miami will be opening on Friday, November 21, 2014. It is located at 360 San Lorenzo Avenue, #1535, Coral Gables, Florida and can be contacted at 305-456-8850 or blocoralgables@blomedry.com.
Franchise partners Paola Maria Gonzalez AKA the Mane life (@TheManeLife) and Francisco Javier Gonzalez share a passion for business and finance...

AdviCoach® Recognized 16 Business Coaches At Annual Conference »

November 13, 2014 at 6:41AM PST | Source: AdviCoach

National Business Coaching Company Celebrates Outstanding Leadership and 2013 Achievements
November 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – AdviCoach®, the premier source for business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses (SMBs), has recognized 16 national & area developers, franchisees and associates for outstanding performance and leadership at the company's 15th annual conference, which took place September 28 - October 2, 2014 at Fort Lauderdale's Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.
The largest private Expo in North America, this exclusive industry gathering of business coaching professionals celebrated outstanding achievements in 2013/2014 and explored strategies that empower and stimulate small business growth...

Apricot Lane Boutique Launches E-Commerce Site With National Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez  »

November 13, 2014 at 4:47AM PST | Source: Apricot Lane

Lending Fashion Tips as Guest Editor for 'Unique Boutique' Now Online
Apricot Lane Boutique has expanded the success of its bricks and mortar franchise system to online with the launch of the company's new website, http://www.apricotlaneboutique.com. The online presence will continue to offer a unique boutique experience to its customers who will enjoy high fashion, on-trend looks at affordable prices.
Vacaville, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2014 - The Apricot Lane Boutique site features editorial looks, beautiful product and lifestyle images, a live chat and easy check out all while offering items that are not otherwise available in physical store locations throughout the country.
National Style Contributor
Style expert, TV personality and author of The CheapChica's Guide to Style, Lilliana Vazquez, has partnered with apricotlaneboutique...



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