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Dental Fix RX Expands Dental Repair Service To North Dallas »

December 17, 2014 at 9:48AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, launches all-new business in Dallas with mobile repair center.
December 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dallas, Texas. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, recently signed an all-new franchise to service Dallas area dentists. Owned and operated by Scott Welch, the business features a fully equipped mobile repair center that will supply dentist offices with prompt, on-site equipment service, repair, and replacements. This is the second location in Dallas, and Welch's franchise will service areas from University Park to cities as far north as Frisco.
"Dental Fix offers a paradigm shifting alternative to the services currently provided to most dentists," said Scott Welch, Dental Fix franchise owner...

Marilyn Monroe(TM) Spas Launches Worldwide Franchise Opportunities »

December 16, 2014 at 2:56PM PST | Source: Marilyn Monroe Spas
Marilyn Monroe Spas Opportunities Available

Former Disney Executive Brings Iconic Spa Brand to Life Across the Country, Now Offering Opportunities to Franchise Marilyn Monroe™ Nail Lounge & Glamour Room Concepts
December 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. - Marilyn Monroe™ Spas, a national brand with eight locations currently open and several more opening soon, announced today that it will begin franchising its popular Nail Lounge and Glamour Room concepts.
Both concepts offer a contemporary take on the traditional day spa and leverage the universal appeal, sophistication and intrigue of the Marilyn Monroe™ brand persona. Led by spa industry veteran Niki T. Bryan, founder and CEO, and former Disney executive Allen "Al" R. Weiss, executive chairman, Marilyn Monroe™ Spas was granted an exclusive global licensing agreement in 2012 with Authentic Brands Group, a leading international intellectual property corporation that owns the estate of Marilyn Monroe, to operate in the spa, salon, nail and health and wellness categories using the Marilyn Monroe name...

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

December 15, 2014 at 10:13AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

December 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 71st franchise of 2014, in Sugarland, Texas, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Houston market, will be the 15th van to launch in the State of Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 121 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...

Massage Envy Spa Expands In Houston & Dallas/Fort Worth »

December 11, 2014 at 12:42PM PST | Source: Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa  Opportunities Available

Nation's Largest Massage Therapy Franchise Signs Franchise Agreements for Five New Clinics; Opens Four Additional Clinics in Texas Markets
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today significant growth in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth markets with the recent signing of franchise agreements for five new clinics to open next year. In addition, four new Massage Envy Spa locations recently opened their doors in the Houston and DFW areas. On the heels of this rapid growth, the brand is eager to keep the momentum going and is targeting additional areas in the state for expansion including: Burleson, College Station, Granbury, Killeen, Midland, Odessa, Temple, Texarkana, Victoria and Weatherford...

Planet Sub Re-ignites Their Annual 12 Days Of PSub Promotion »

December 11, 2014 at 10:49AM PST | Source: Planet Sub
Planet Sub Opportunities Available

December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Planet Sub has recently announced via their Facebook and Twitter pages that they will once again be running their annual 12 Days of PSub promotion starting 12/12/2014. The 38 store chain will be offering deals each and every day to their fan base with the promise of steep discounts and prize opportunities.
New this year, the brand will be utilizing their freshly launched payment app (search: "Planet Sub" in the app store - iOS & Android) to divvy up rewards, and offer bonus credit earning opportunities. The franchisor also plans to run scavenger hunt type prize runs at some of their individual franchise locations.
With discounts and offers geared towards families, kids, adults, and regular customers alike, the brand hopes to once again drive additional traffic through their doors in an otherwise slower business period in their segment...

Dental Fix Awards 14th Franchise In The State Of Texas »

December 11, 2014 at 10:21AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 70th franchise of 2014, in Houston, Texas, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Houston market, will be the 14th van to launch in the State of Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 121 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...

Pinot's Palette Partners With Constellation Brands To Feature The Dreaming Tree Wine In Locations Nationwide »

December 10, 2014 at 9:11AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, an upscale entertainment art studio known nationally for providing guests with a fun night out with painting and wine, is partnering with international wine supplier Constellation Brands to feature The Dreaming Tree wines in all studios with bar and retail sections, making it the first paint and sip chain to implement a nationwide beverage program.
Initially, the featured wines will include The Dreaming Tree's 2012 Crush Red Blend, 2013 Chardonnay, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Everyday White Wine.
Based in Victor, N.Y., and with more than 40 facilities around the world, Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with more than 100 brands in its portfolio and operations in the U...

Window World® Celebrates Fifth Annual 'Window World Day' With Patients Of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® »

December 10, 2014 at 7:18AM PST | Source: Window World
Window World Opportunities Available

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Window World®, America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, celebrated the fifth annual "Window World Day" Thursday, Dec. 4, along with patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
The "Jingle Bell Jamboree" themed party was a celebration to honor the patients of St. Jude and their families. The Window World team, comprised of representatives from locations nationwide, hosted various activities, including arts and crafts, a toy giveaway, lunch, a photo booth and live country music.
Window World's philanthropic efforts are spearheaded by its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, which provides year-round support for St. Jude...

Fantastic Sams Salon Franchise Targets Top 15 Growth Markets »

December 10, 2014 at 6:50AM PST | Source: Fantastic Sams
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Iconic 40-Year-Old Salon Franchise Is Expanding in Large and Small Markets Nationwide
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - Fantastic Sams, the country's leading network of full-service salon franchises, today announced its Top 15 target growth markets for 2015.
Included in the roster are the Midwest states of Michigan and Illinois, Southeastern states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and the Eastern Seaboard states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rounding off the list are Northern California, New Mexico and Texas.
Fantastic Sams is aggressively expanding in the wake of its acquisition in 2012 by Dessange International, a premium, luxury, multinational European beauty salon chain...

Dental Fix Awards 16th Franchise In The State Of California »

December 10, 2014 at 6:05AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 69th franchise of 2014, in Santee, California to Steven Moore, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the San Diego market, will be the 16th 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 121 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...

Medifast Launches New Energy Drops & Flavor Infusers™ »

December 10, 2014 at 4:40AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Leading Weight-Management Company Expands Product Line
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Dec. 9, 2014 /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 announce the launch of their newest Energy Drops and Flavor Infusers™.
Medifast's Flavor Infusers™ line will expand with five new products including Lemonade Energy Drops, Pineapple Mango Energy Drops, Wild Strawberry Energy Drops, Mandarin Orange Energy Infusers, and Unsweetened Lemon Energy Infusers. The Energy Infusers are single-serve packets of powder while the Energy Drops come in liquid form. Both are perfect on-the-go additions to your water bottle...

Planet Beach To Change The Way Brazil Rejuvenates »

December 09, 2014 at 7:57AM PST | Source: Planet Beach

Planet Beach is excited for Brazil to be joining our extensive international family.
New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) December 09, 2014 - Planet Beach, the leader in automated spa services, is proud to announce that the Federative Republic of Brazil will be joining us in our mission to change the way the world rejuvenates.
Joseph Mann, a business professional from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Fabio Messer, a former founding partner at M10 Investments, will be leading what is now Planet Beach's 10th international expansion.
"I recently travelled to the US where I had a wonderful experience with the Aqua-Massage service. As soon as I came back to Rio de Janeiro, I started searching for more information about the equipment. That's when I came across Planet Beach," explained Mann...

Capital Area Soccer League Welcomes Sky Zone Trampoline Park As Newest Official Sponsor »

December 09, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Will Sponsor the Fitness Center at WRAL Soccer Park in Raleigh
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Raleigh, NC – Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) is delighted to welcome Sky Zone Raleigh as its newest official sponsor. Sky Zone, creator of the world's first trampoline park, aims to inspire awesome, healthy fun in kids and adults alike. The indoor park offers a court of connecting trampolines for guests to enjoy, as well as an array of family-friendly activities including Ultimate Dodgeball, a SkySlam court, SkyRobics fitness classes, a Foam Pit, and space for birthday parties and corporate team building.
"We [CASL] are excited and fortunate to have the generous support of an organization that shares our values of community, safety, and healthy living," said Gary Buete, CASL's Executive Director...

Sky Zone Teams Up With Toys For Tots For Donations In Highland Heights And Westlake »

December 09, 2014 at 3:52AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Partners With Toys for Tots To Encourage New Toy Donations
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OH – Sky Zone Highland Heights and Sky Zone Westlake have teamed up with Toys for Tots to encourage new toy donations for the holiday season. This collaboration will help spread holiday cheer to local children in the community and will continue through December 14th at Sky Zone's Westlake and Highland Heights locations.
Sky Zone places a huge emphasis on keeping kids in the community healthy and happy, so a partnership with Toys for Tots is a perfect match. The world's first indoor trampoline park, Sky Zone offers one-of-a-kind activities such as Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam and SkyFit, as well as open jump sessions for participants of all ages...

Medifast Implements Next Phase Of Weight Control Center Strategy »

December 08, 2014 at 3:59AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Company to Close 34 Corporate Centers, Transition 17 Locations to Franchise Owners
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, announced today the plan by a subsidiary to close 34 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers by December 31, 2014. Medifast also expects its subsidiary to sell the assets of 17 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers to existing business partners, which would then be transitioned to the franchise model.
"Exiting the corporate Center model is consistent with our long-term strategy and will allow us to focus on optimizing the performance of our franchise partners," said Michael MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medifast...

Planet Beach Expands Into The World Of E-Commerce! »

December 05, 2014 at 11:38AM PST | Source: Planet Beach

Planet Beach, the creator of automated spa services, is expanding into the world of e-commerce and bringing "awesomeness in a box" to the masses.
New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) December 05, 2014 - Planet Beach's new online store is now open for business at planetbeachshop.com! Planet Beach's exclusive line of beauty, skincare, wellness and relaxation products can now be purchased from the comfort of your own home in a matter of a few clicks.
The research has been conducted, the development has been completed and now it's official! Planet Beach has entered the world of eCommerce. The place where our customers are already shopping and will be able to get products delivered right to their door in what is being coined as "awesomeness in a box!" Great products that Planet Beach members have enjoyed for the past 19+ years are now available to the masses...

Executive Care Expands Home Care Franchise Into Cherry Hill »

December 04, 2014 at 7:39AM PST | Source: Executive Care
Executive Care Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneur to Open First South Jersey Office of Leading National Home Care Concept
December 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Executive Care announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement to open a new office serving Cherry Hill and neighboring Camden County communities. It marks the Hackensack, N.J.-based company's first agreement to open an office in South Jersey, and represents the organization's tenth franchise location. The office is scheduled to open in January 2015.
Dr. Kara Conliffe is the local resident launching the business.
"Reaching this moment in my professional life comes with great pride," said Conliffe. "I am thrilled to be part of the Executive Care family. Without a doubt, the company has established itself as the most trusted home care provider in New Jersey, and beyond...

Michael Begley Brings Caring Transitions To Spokane Area »

December 04, 2014 at 4:48AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

This locally owned and operated franchise serves Greater Spokane, Spokane Valley, South Hill, Millwood, Veradale, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas.
Spokane, WA (PRWEB) December 03, 2014 - Michael Begley knows a few things about managing the estates of loved ones when they downsize or pass away, including how overwhelmingly stressful it can be – he helped with the estates of both his parents and his grandmother. That's why, when he decided to open his own business, Caring Transitions was a natural fit.
Begley just opened Caring Transitions of Spokane. This local franchise serves Greater Spokane, Spokane Valley, South Hill, Millwood, Veradale, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations...

First-Time Franchisees Assume Ownership Of Hawaii Valpak Territory »

December 03, 2014 at 4:04AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneurs Bring Savings to Businesses and Residents in The Aloha State 
December 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Mark Weisbrod and Kala Kos have acquired the existing Valpak of Hawaii territory. With this territory, Valpak’s signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 220,000 households on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
"Kala and I are thrilled to be joining the Valpak team, as we’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit," said Weisbrod, Valpak of Hawaii franchisee. "After learning about Valpak’s suite of digital and print products, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for us. We look forward to partnering with local businesses to help them grow their business, and serving the community by offering consumers savings through Valpak...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise In Aurora, IL »

December 02, 2014 at 9:31AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town
December 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // AURORA, Ill. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces it has awarded its newest franchise in Aurora, IL, with plans to open their doors in spring of 2015. For a WoW experience, the brand new 26,000 square foot facility will include an Open Jump Court, three Ultimate Dodgeball courts, three SkySlam Basketball courts, and a four-trampoline lane Foam Pit.
"We are beyond thrilled about this Sky Zone project and look forward to bringing this innovative concept to Aurora," said franchisee, Mark Glazer. "Sky Zone provides a fun and safe environment for all guests and we cannot wait to share this exciting and affordable experience...



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