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Snap Fitness Partners With AMC On New Unscripted Series 4th And Loud »

August 22, 2014 at 12:24PM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness

Snap to Offer Free 4th and Loud Workout: Get Off the SidelinesPlus Chance to Win a Trip to Los Angeles and Meet Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS
August 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - America's fitness brand, Snap Fitness, and AMC's newest unscripted television series, 4th and Loud, are partnering to launch a Get Off the Sidelines campaign that will include free workouts and the 4th and Loud Workout: Get Off the Sidelines Sweepstakes.
4th and Loud, which follows the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team, premiered on Tuesday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 10-episode (60-minute) series will follow team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager, Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner, Brett Bouchy, and president/owner, Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to turn LA's first professional football team in years into a winning franchise...

Beat The Meat: America's Hometown Burger Joint Cooks Up Nine Patty Triple Triple Burger Challenge »

August 22, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Wayback Burgers
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Wayback Burgers Launches National Burger Eating Contest, Training Begins Now
CHESHIRE, Conn. - August 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Wayback Burgers, a Connecticut-based franchise with over 80 locations nationwide, announced it will be hosting its seventh annual Triple Triple Burger Eating Contest on September 18. The Triple Triple Burger is Wayback Burgers' novelty menu item – a monstrous nine-patty burger with nine slices of American cheese, topped with lettuce and tomato. Whichever customer eats the Triple Triple burger the fastest will win the grand prize, a whopping $3,330.
This year, there is a spin on the contest where customers are encouraged to submit their own training videos. The contest begins now and goes until September 18...

Planet Sub Opens New Franchise Unit Close To Home »

August 22, 2014 at 7:48AM PDT | Source: Planet Sub
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August 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Planet Sub recently opened in St. Joseph, Missouri marking the first new prototype store in near proximity to the Midwest chain's corporate headquarters.
"I have been eating at Planet Sub in Kansas City for years and always thought one would go over great in St. Joe," said franchisee Shannon Johnson. "The feedback since we've opened has been great from everyone. Multiple customers have asked, 'Why didn't you open Planet Sub up years ago?'"
Being only 45 minutes away from the majority of the corporate stores, opening a new unit in St. Joseph was a markedly delicate decision; "We knew the demand for the product was great, it seems like every week someone was demanding we open a store up there," said director of marketing, Trevor Forssell...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler To Sponsor The Yellow Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb »

August 22, 2014 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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To Raise Money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 - ServiceMaster Restore by Angler out of Dayton, OH is sponsoring and participating in the 1st Annual Yellow Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Antioch College. The Memorial Stair Climb is a charity event commemorating the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11 and all funds raised by this event will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to help support the surviving families of fallen firefighters. This event will take place on the morning of September 27, 2014 at the North Hall Dormitory of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was created to honor the FDNY firefighters who courageously gave their own lives in the rescue effort on September 11, 2001...

Franchising: Where Baby Boomers Retire And Millennials Launch Careers »

August 22, 2014 at 6:16AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source® Reviews Increased Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Baby Boomers and Millennials
SOUTHBURY, Conn. - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - You wouldn't typically compare launching a career with retirement, but when it comes to the entrepreneurial tendencies of two contrasting generations – Baby Boomers and their Millennial children –The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading career and franchise business coaching network, says you can draw those types of parallels. While the Woodstock generation is retiring, their children are entering the workforce; and the employment landscape looks vastly different than it has in previous decades.
The economy has forced many Baby Boomers to continue working, while other members of this active generation welcome the stimulation of remaining in the workforce and still others are left with the task of supporting their Millennial adult children...

Window World Windows Earn Good Housekeeping Seal For Seventh Consecutive Year »

August 21, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Window World
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August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C.  - Window World®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, has announced its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for the seventh consecutive year. Window World is one of only three companies in all of the home improvement industry to offer Good Housekeeping Seal-backed windows.
For more than 100 years, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute has carefully evaluated products to provide consumers with insights on quality and performance. Any product that has earned the Seal is backed by Good Housekeeping's limited warranty, meaning if it is found to be defective within the first two years after purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace or repair the product or refund its purchase price...

ServiceMaster Employees Preparing For Ambitious Volunteer Effort »

August 21, 2014 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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"We Serve Day" celebrates legacy of service in communities all over the U.S.
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN. – ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, announced that more than a thousand of its employees will undertake simultaneous volunteer efforts across the country in celebration of the company’s second annual We Serve Day on Friday, August 22.
Employees from all ServiceMaster business units will engage in community projects in cities and town across the United States, including Memphis, Tenn.; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Ariz.; Tampa, Fla.; Carroll, Iowa; Cross Plains, Wis.; LaGrange, Ga.; and Norcross, Ga.
"At ServiceMaster, service is more than just a responsibility and a commitment to our customers – it's the heart of our business," said Rob Gillette, ServiceMaster’s chief executive officer...

Dental Fix RX Awards Its 150th Franchise »

August 20, 2014 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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Florida-Based Dental Equipment Repair Company Reaches Milestone with Cleveland Mobile Service Center
August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced it has awarded its 150th franchise, a Cleveland mobile repair unit, which is one of 11 agreements in Ohio alone.
Established in 2009, Dental Fix is currently the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees use leading-edge mobile repair centers – or "rolling repair shops" –to deliver on-site services for dental-practice repair, and new-equipment needs in more than 27 states nationwide and two provinces in Canada. The service centers provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry...

Title Boxing Club Cool Springs Is Officially Open »

August 19, 2014 at 12:48PM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club
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Only a Few Days Left to Enter Sweepstakes and Take Advantage of Opening Specials
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - Title Boxing Club Cool Springs is now open. To celebrate they have launched a Facebook Sweepstakes giving away prizes – including an entire year's membership. Sweepstakes ends this week. To enter visit http://www.facebook.com/titleboxingcoolsprings and click on the "Hit It Hard" Sweepstakes. Once entered, share with friends, and for each one that enters, you will receive an additional chance to win.
Also, this is the final week to take advantage of the "Pre-Opening Special" which Includes a free Starter Kit (gloves, wraps, and a t-shirt in a title boxing bag) and a 30 minute personal training session – over $140 in savings...

Maid Simple House Cleaning Opens New Franchise In New Jersey »

August 19, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Maid Simple House Cleaning

August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Set to open in mid-September, Maid Simple House Cleaning of Union County, N.J., will serve area residents of Linden, Cranford, Rahway, Elizabeth, Clark, and Roselle. Maid Simple House Cleaning is a maid services franchise created by the green cleaning company, Maid Brigade.
"I researched many different residential cleaning franchises and decided on Maid Simple House Cleaning because it was the best fit for my family," says Rebecca Otero, owner of Maid Simple House Cleaning of Union County. "The low investment, impressive customer acquisition program, and comprehensive marketing support made my decision easy. And the fact that it is a home-based business was the icing on the cake."
Before investing in Maid Simple House Cleaning, Otero was a litigation paralegal in a large New York City law firm for 17 years...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's New Regional Director Plans To Increase Community Involvement And Franchise Success »

August 19, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

(PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - Mike Dalton accumulated a wide array of skills from his career background working in business development and management. He managed and communicated directly with his employees while selling, shelving and distributing product. Although his career was successful, he always dreamed of owning his own business.
He began researching business opportunities and found an open position to oversee the Colorado and Utah Max Muscle Sports Nutrition markets. The position required a business-minded, hardworking individual who was interested in helping MMSN's brand grow substantially throughout this region. This sparked Mike's interest, as he has always had a passion for athletics. Mike was also looking for an opportunity that would allow him to work standard business hours...

Dental Fix Awards 2nd Franchise In State Of Tennessee »

August 19, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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August 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 51st franchise of 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee to Brett Peaks, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Nashville market, will be the 2nd van to launch in the State of Tennessee, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 100 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...

Burger 21 To Open First New York State Restaurant In Albany On Aug. 25 »

August 18, 2014 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: Burger 21
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Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Expands Brand Presence to Seven States 
TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today its first restaurant in upstate New York will open in the Albany area on Monday, Aug. 25 at 622 New Loudon Road in the Village at New Loudon in Latham. To celebrate with the community, the first 100 guests to visit the restaurant on opening day will receive a free Burger 21 t-shirt and all guests will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a free tailgate grill.
Locally-owned and operated by Mike Stygles and Bruce Anderson, Burger 21 Albany features 21 unique, chef-inspired burger creations, hand-crafted signature shakes, gourmet hot dogs, hand-breaded chicken tenders and fresh salads served in a contemporary-style diner atmosphere with fast, high-touch service...

TITLE Boxing® To Enter Retail Space Following Robust Product Sales In Fitness Clubs »

August 15, 2014 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club
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Unstoppable Growth of TITLE Boxing Club® Franchises Creates Brand Exposure, Opportunities to Distribute TITLE Boxing Apparel & Equipment in Sporting Goods Stores
LENEXA, Kan. - August 15, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The partnership between the premiere distributor of boxing apparel and equipment and the world's fastest-growing boxing fitness franchise is turning out to be a powerful one-two punch. Propelled by the worldwide brand recognition of TITLE Boxing, TITLE Boxing Club franchises continue to open domestically and overseas at a fast pace, with more than 135 clubs open and another 400 in development. Meanwhile, TITLE Boxing is gaining increased distribution and awareness of its boxing apparel and equipment through retail sales of products offered inside the fitness clubs...

Take Shape For Life Announces Winners Of National Stop.Challenge.Choose. 12-Week Health Transformation »

August 15, 2014 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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Leading Weight Management Brand Launches Second 12-Week Health Transformation with Free E-book
August 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // OWINGS MILLS, MD - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs announced the winners of Take Shape For Life's inaugural Stop.Challenge.Choose. 12-Week Health Transformation. The challenge kicked off January 1, 2014, with the goal of encouraging participants to lead healthier lifestyles. Ten winners were selected out of more than 20,000 participants.
Each of the participants worked with a Take Shape For Life Health Coach to learn and implement healthy habits for 12 weeks. The 10 winners won an all-expenses paid trip to California, where they attended the Take Shape for Life National Convention, visited Disneyland, and enjoyed a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, CA...

My House Fitness Opens Second Franchise Location In Orlando »

August 14, 2014 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: My House Fitness

Robin Hillerman Opens New My House Fitness Franchise Location In Maitland
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 - The first time you walk into a My House Fitness training center, you may wonder where all the people are? "That is what we usually hear when someone visits our centers for the initial consultation," said Chris Wherrell, Vice President of My House Fitness. "But that is what makes us so different from the larger fitness center operations, this is one-on-one personal training, with no distractions, and that even includes other members or personal training instructors."
And that difference is one of the primary reasons why Robin Hillerman decided to open a franchise unit. "I am so excited to be part of the My House Fitness family...

Dental Fix Awards 3rd Franchise In State Of Arizona »

August 14, 2014 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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August 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 50th franchise of 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Rich Hewitt, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Phoenix, Arizona market, will be the 3rd van to launch in the State of Arizona, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 99 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...

Planet Beach: New Website And Tools Make Franchise Decision Easier »

August 14, 2014 at 3:55AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
Planet Beach   Opportunities Available

August 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS - Planet Beach, the inventor of the automated spa concept, continues to innovate but this time in the form of new prospective technologies. They recently re-launching their franchise website, MyPlanetBeachFranchise.com, and Virtual Brochure. The newly revamped sites offer visitors a deeper look at franchising with Planet Beach and some unique tools to assist in making the decision process easier.
"As a company that prides itself on being ahead of the technology curve, I am so excited about these great new tools available for prospective franchisees," said Stephen P. Smith CEO and founder of Planet Beach. "I personally have never seen another site that used technology to be 100% focused on assisting visitors achieve their personal and professional goals...

Burger 21 Expands Brand Presence To 10 States With First Michigan Franchise Agreement »

August 13, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Burger 21
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Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain Also Signs Franchise Deals for Raleigh, N.C. and Ocala, Fla.
August 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today the signing of its first franchise agreement in Michigan. Set to open in Ann Arbor, this Michigan location expands the brand's national footprint to 10 states.
Additionally, the company signed two franchise agreements for single units in Ocala, Fla., and Raleigh, N.C. The new deals are part of the fast casual concept's aggressive growth strategy to expand its presence in new and existing markets nationwide. To date, Burger 21 has 13 open locations and 25 franchised restaurants in development across the country...

YoFresh Yogurt Café Promises A Wake-Up Call For Customers' Taste Buds »

August 12, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: YoFresh Yogurt Cafe
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Exciting Chain Announces 4 New Stores This Month
August 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOSTON, MASS. - The huge variety at YoFresh Yogurt Café means you could visit one of their shops hundreds of times and never have to order the same flavor and topping combination twice.
The Boston-based franchise that is leading the pack in the quick-serve yogurt category (www.yofreshyogurtcafe.com) opened four new franchised shops in the past month.
The new stores are in Hales Crossing, Wisconsin (the state's second); Brick and Haddonfield, New Jersey, the state's 5th and 6th stores; and in Fenton, Missouri, the first in the state.
YoFresh founder/CEO Chris Gregoris reports excellent customer traffic at the chain's locations thanks to limitless flavor and topping combinations (called 'lots o' toppings'); healthful light meal, snack and dessert offerings that appeal to all ages; dessert or meal offerings suitable for any time of day; and a fun, funky, colorful décor...



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