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ServiceMaster Of North Texas In Dallas, TX Expands Their Digital Marketing With RestorationMasterFinder.com »

January 28, 2015 at 5:04AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Adding a Plano, TX Location
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 - ServiceMaster of North Texas is a ServiceMaster franchise in Garland, TX that provides disaster restoration and cleaning services to Garland, Dallas, and the surrounding communities. They are members of the lead generation website RestorationMasterFinder.com and they recently expanded their digital marketing through this website by adding a new location to their micro-site for Plano, TX. This new location will help those that need disaster restoration and cleaning services in Plano, TX find their service pages much easier through major search engines and local based searches.
By including Plano, TX as a location on their micro-site on RestorationMasterFinder.com, ServiceMaster of North Texas has expanded their online marketing outreach to help generate more calls and conversions in their service area and reach a bigger pool of potential customers...

Burger 21 Expands Presence In Texas With Signing Of Franchise Agreements In Dallas And McAllen »

January 27, 2015 at 11:23AM PST | Source: Burger 21
Burger 21 Opportunities Available

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Exhibit at Franchise Expo South in Houston, Feb. 5-7
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, today announced that it has signed franchise agreements to develop an additional restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and its first restaurant in McAllen, Texas. The Tampa-based chain currently has Texas locations in development in Irving and Austin. To date, Burger 21 has 15 open locations and 25 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
"We are pleased with the success that Burger 21 has already experienced in Texas and optimistic about our future growth throughout the Midwest," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 founder and president...

Pinot's Palette-Alamo Heights Holds 2nd Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting And Reception »

January 27, 2015 at 9:28AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

Senator Leticia Van de Putte officiates the unveiling of the commemorative painting "Starry Night Over San Antone"
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - Pinot's Palette-Alamo Heights is pleased to announce their momentous celebration, the 2nd Anniversary Ribbon Cutting hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 4th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at their studio located in The Collection Shopping Center, 7959 Broadway Ste. 402, San Antonio, 78209. Honored guest, Senator, Leticia Van de Putte, will inaugurate the reception with an official unveiling of the commemorative painting, "Starry Night Over San Antone" created by local Artist, Bianca Alvarez.
Proprietors Cristina Canales and Terry Narazaki are very pleased about cutting the ribbon to mark their second year in business...

Entrepreneur Magazine Names National Property Inspections, Inc., A Top 500 Franchise Of 2015 »

January 27, 2015 at 9:03AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

NPI/GPI has made the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® every year for more than a decade.
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. -  National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is once again pleased to be included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, which ranks the best franchises based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.
The most important factors in the Franchise 500® formula include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Entrepreneur also considers the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it’s been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing...

Sign Of A New Pizza Era: Marco's Pizza Breaks Top 100 In Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 »

January 27, 2015 at 8:58AM PST | Source: Marco's Pizza
Marco's Pizza Opportunities Available

Nation's Fastest Growing Pizza Company Continues Climb to Top of Category
TOLEDO, Ohio - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In a telling sign that the nation's pizza marketplace is changing, Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, has claimed the No. 95 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500® list – a major stride for a relatively new player in the fiercely competitive category.
While this is the sixth consecutive year Marco's has been featured on this prestigious list that ranks the country's franchises across all industries, it is the first time the company has broken into the Top 100.
Noted as the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, the 36th annual Franchise 500® recognized Marco's Pizza for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the franchise system...

ServiceMaster Professional Services In Minneapolis To Host Hoarding Seminar Presented By Matt Paxton »

January 27, 2015 at 5:19AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - ServiceMaster Professional Services is a major ServiceMaster franchise that provides cleaning and restoration services which include biohazard and hoarding cleaning to the Minneapolis area and parts of North Dakota. In addition to their restoration services, they also offer CE classes for industry professionals and insurance agents and in February, they will host a hoarding seminar presented by Matt Paxton. Paxton, the host of the hit reality TV show Hoarders and author of The Secret Lives of Hoarders will host a morning session for insurance professionals and an afternoon session for industry professionals.
These hoarding seminars presented by Matt Paxton will take place at the Sheraton Minneapolis West hotel in Minnetonka, MN...

FASTSIGNS® Secures $15 Million In Franchise Expansion Funding With Benetrends »

January 26, 2015 at 11:06AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Extends Partnership with Benetrends; FASTSIGNS Now has $21 Million in Funds Available for New and Existing Franchisees
January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Due to continued high growth and increased demand in franchise opportunities, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has expanded its relationship with Benetrends to provide up to $15 million in funds to start-up and expanding franchisees for new center development. Benetrends has long partnered with FASTSIGNS® as a provider of 401(k) rollover funding, or its Rainmaker Plan.
"We are proud to partner with Benetrends to provide new and existing FASTSIGNS franchisees with access to millions in capital, with an expedited SBA loan approval process and attractive terms," stated Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS...

National Property Inspections Franchisees Welcomes Four New Franchise Owners In January »

January 26, 2015 at 8:56AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce four new franchise owners in January who will take the NPI brand to new areas:

James Dunlap from Anacortes, Washington, will have franchise territory covering Snohomish County in Washington.
Gary Hudkins of Cornelius, North Carolina, will have franchise territory covering Cabarrus and Rowan counties in North Carolina.
Jared Jackson from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, will have territory covering Coeur d’ Alene and a portion of southern Spokane County in Washington.
Steve Stavros of Oak Harbor, Washington, will have franchise territory in Whatcom County, San Juan County, Island County, Skagit County and Snohomish County in Washington...

Slim Chickens Crosses Another State Line, Brings Better Chicken To Nebraska »

January 26, 2015 at 5:17AM PST | Source: Slim Chickens

Fast-Casual Franchise Brand Opens First Location in Lincoln through Multi-Unit Development Deal
January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Slim Chickens, a leader in the "better chicken" segment of fast-casual restaurants, will be expanding its fresh chicken and unparalleled flavor to the Old Cheney area of Lincoln, Nebraska. The expansion is spearheaded by restaurant veterans and local franchisees, Bill and Stacie Hooks, who have long-standing roots in the Lincoln community and look forward to sharing the Slim Chickens experience with neighbors and surrounding communities.
Located at 5805 S. 58th St., the restaurant is scheduled to open on February 9, 2015 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. This is the first of five locations Hooks plans on opening in the Cornhusker State...

National Property Inspections Named A Top Franchise Opportunity Of 2015 »

January 23, 2015 at 9:00AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

NPI is featured on Franchise Gator's Top 100 list
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce its inclusion on Franchise Gator's new list of Top 100 Franchises of 2015. Franchise Gator is one of the largest franchise and business opportunity directories in North America.
Franchise Gator's Top 100 Franchises of 2015 were carefully selected by measuring the quality of a franchise system over time. The rankings are based on a formula created from various parts of a franchisor's franchise disclosure document (FDD) and focus on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability...

Orkin Establishes Three New International Franchises »

January 23, 2015 at 4:31AM PST | Source: Orkin

ATLANTA - Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Rollins Inc., a global services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established its first franchise in India and expanded its presence in Mexico with the addition of two new franchises located in Jalisco and Aguascalientes/Guanajuato.
"We are excited to launch our first franchise in India and believe this emerging country provides a great opportunity for us as we continue to grow our Orkin brand internationally," said Tom Luczynski, Orkin group vice president of global development and franchising. "The franchise is headquartered in Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka with a population of over 8 million. They will also provide pest control service in three additional cities - Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai...

Executive Care Expands Home Care Franchise Into Clearwater »

January 23, 2015 at 3:48AM PST | Source: Executive Care
Executive Care Opportunities Available

Dynamic Entrepreneur to Open Leading National Home Care Concept in March 2015
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // CLEARWATER, Fla. - Executive Care announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement to open an office in Clearwater. The new office located at 2753 State Road 580 #201 marks the company's first Florida office and represents the organization's 12th franchise location. Opening in March 2015, the new office will serve residents throughout Pinellas County.
Local resident Andy Corbett is opening the location. He will be participating in daily operations with the support of his neighbor, Ryan Abremski. At age 44, this will be Corbett's second career as he has worked at Publix for 28 years, serving as the produce manager for two decades...

Dental Fix Awards 4th Franchise In The State Of Tennessee »

January 22, 2015 at 5:55AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

January 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its first franchise for the greater Knoxville, TN area. Owned and operated by Joe Mawhinney, the signed agreement will be the fourth mobile repair van for the state of Tennessee and is a part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans launched within 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 of Joe Mawhinney, 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...

FASTSIGNS® Shares 7 Visual Tips To Help Companies Make The Most Of Events »

January 22, 2015 at 5:35AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

CARROLLTON, Texas - Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - As businesses and organizations move forward in the new year, planning for upcoming events is often a priority. Whether hosting a fundraising gala, a regional sales meeting, a national convention or a sporting event, a consistent visual experience before, during and after an event is critical to its success.
"The average adult attention span is shrinking, making well-planned and consistent event visual graphics even more crucial," explains Drue Townsend, Senior VP of Marketing for FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "Utilizing distinct and attention-getting signs and graphics to create a seamless brand experience as you inform, direct and/or sell helps the audience learn about the event, get where they are going, stay safe and be engaged...

Medifast Named SmartCEO Future 50 Award Winner For 4th Consecutive Year »

January 22, 2015 at 4:59AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Medifast Recognized as a Leading Large Company in the Baltimore Region
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss and healthy living products and programs is proud to be recognized by SmartCEO magazine as a 2015 Future 50 Blue Chip company for the fourth consecutive year.
The prestigious annual Future 50 award honors a range of growing businesses in the Baltimore region including 50 fast-growth mid-sized companies, five small Emerging Growth companies and five large Blue Chip companies. As a Blue Chip winner, Medifast was identified as one of Baltimore's leading businesses with strong foundational leadership and an innate drive for success...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Files Registration Statement For Secondary Offering Of Common Stock »

January 22, 2015 at 4:28AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jan. 22, 2015 - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) (the "Company") announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed secondary offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock by certain stockholders of the Company, including investment funds sponsored by, or affiliated with, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC. In connection with the offering, the selling stockholders will grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to 3,750,000 additional shares of common stock. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the proposed secondary offering. The proposed secondary offering will be made only by means of a prospectus...

Del Taco Inks Deals To Enter The Northeastern U.S. »

January 21, 2015 at 10:39AM PST | Source: Del Taco
Del Taco Opportunities Available

New Jersey Restaurants Scheduled to Open in 2016
January 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAKE FOREST, CA - Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick service restaurant category, announced that it will enter into the Northeast region with the signing of two development agreements in New Jersey, slated to begin opening in 2016. Currently with 550 restaurants in 16 states, this latest expansion supports the company's strategic growth initiatives to bring Del Taco's fresh, made-to-order Mexican and American favorites to new guests across the country.
"We are thrilled to officially announce these two new franchise partnerships, which will bring the first of many Del Taco restaurants to the Northeastern states," said Laura Tanaka, director of franchise development...

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services Opens In Sarasota Florida »

January 21, 2015 at 5:19AM PST | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 20, 2015 - Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, one of the most advanced cleaning franchises in the U.S., is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their newest franchise office in Sarasota, Florida, serving Sarasota and Manatee County and surrounding areas.
Owners Ray and Natasha Dick will provide routine commercial cleaning and janitorial services delivered in a professional and consistent manner to businesses in the community.
"We offer complete commercial cleaning services and are total floor care experts" says Ray. "Our cleaners are background checked, uniformed, insured, bonded and OSHA trained. We use Office Pride’s unique Color Coded Cleaning System to eliminate cross-contamination between restrooms and other areas and we use Green Seal™ certified cleaning products...

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Service Ranked As A Top Franchise By Franchise Business Review »

January 21, 2015 at 4:41AM PST | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Office Pride Ranked Fifth Categorically in 2015 Top 200 List
FRANKLIN, IN - (Marketwired - Jan 19, 2015) - Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm, announced that Office Pride joins the elite companies earning a spot in their annual Top 200 Franchise Companies List. The list, entitled The Best of the Best, Top 200 Franchise Systems List for 2015, ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.
Office Pride was ranked fifth in cleaning and maintenance services. There are an estimated 77 billion square feet of commercial floor space in the United States and a potential commercial cleaning market of $115 billion, according to Marketdata Enterprises Inc...

Marilyn Monroe™ Spas Launches Unlimited Blow Outs Monthly Membership Program Starting At $99 Per Month »

January 21, 2015 at 4:34AM PST | Source: Marilyn Monroe Spas
Marilyn Monroe Spas Opportunities Available

Leading Spa Company Offers Guests Unlimited Luxury Service at Affordable Price
ORLANDO, Fla. (PRWEB) January 20, 2015 - Marilyn Monroe™ Spas is helping women say goodbye to bad hair days for good by offering unlimited blow out memberships starting at $99 per month. This luxury service that was once reserved for the wealthy and famous is now available at an affordable price for the everyday gal.
Blowouts offered at Marilyn Monroe™ Spas include shampoo, blow-dry and choice of multiple Marilyn Monroe™ Spas signature looks. Guests can choose from a variety of Marilyn-inspired styles, such as beachy waves to tight curls to sleek and straight. A single blow out is valued between $40 and $55, depending on style and location...



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