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Carne Asada Back By Popular Demand At El Pollo Loco »

April 17, 2015 at 5:07AM PDT | Source: El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco Opportunities Available

Fire-Grilled Chicken Chain Offering Five New Limited Time Only Menu Items
April 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // COSTA MESA, Calif. - El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading firegrilled chicken chain, today announced the launch of new menu items featuring authentic firegrilled Carne Asada. The new Carne Asada menu items are available at all El Pollo Loco locations starting today.
“We are excited to unveil five new specially crafted menu items featuring our fire-grilled Carne Asada,” said Ed Valle, Chief Marketing Officer of El Pollo Loco. “Our grill masters have gone to obsessive lengths to bring out the authentic flavors of Carne Asada through our delicious new entrées. The Carne Asada burrito, tostada, taco, quesadilla and wet burrito are fresh new takes on menu classics, and another way El Pollo Loco is working to ensure that our guests can find exactly what they are craving...

Window World Announces Sponsorship Of DIY Network Blog Cabin For Third Consecutive Year »

April 17, 2015 at 3:52AM PDT | Source: Window World

April 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. - Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, announced its continued partnership with the DIY Network® Blog Cabin® 2015, which marks the third year in a row.
This season, hosts from popular DIY Network programs such as Kitchen Crashers and Bath Crashers will travel west for the first time to transform an original 1970s mountain retreat in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This cabin is being rebuilt from the ground up and redesigned to highlight the spectacular views of neighboring Lake Coeur d’Alene. Once complete, the renovated home will serve as the ultimate prize for one lucky winner.
For this multimedia experience, fans were given the opportunity to visit DIYNetwork...

Toppers Pizza Named One Of Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises By Franchise Business Review »

April 16, 2015 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Toppers Pizza

Growing Pizza Franchise Spotlighted as One of the Top 25 Brick & Mortar Opportunities in Special Report
WHITEWATER, Wis. (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 - Toppers Pizza (Toppers) is proud to announce it was listed by Franchise Business Review as one of their Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises for 2015 in a recently released special report. The brand landed in their Top 25 Brick & Mortar Opportunities category.
Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchise report rates the “Best of the Best” and findings are split into two categories: Top 25 Brick & Mortar Opportunities and Top 25 Service Multi-Unit Franchises.
“It’s a testament to the incredible model and culture that we’ve developed at Toppers to be honored by Franchise Business Review,” said Mark Cairns, Director of Franchise Development at Toppers...

Spring Is Finally Here - And So Are McAlister's Deli Pecanberry Salad And Flavored Beverages »

April 16, 2015 at 6:53AM PDT | Source: McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Opportunities Available

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Gives Guests Chance to Win $500 Worth of Gift Cards with a "Berry Stylish" photo contest.
April 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, Ga. - McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced today the return of its popular Pecanberry Salad available for a limited time in its more than 340 restaurants nationwide. To celebrate the return of guests' favorite seasonal menu items as well as the popular line- up of flavored beverages, McAlister's has launched the "Berry Stylish" photo contest. Fans can put on their favorite spring outfit and snap a picture with McAlister's Pecanberry Salad or a flavored beverage for a chance to win a $250 McAlister's® gift card and a $250 Visa gift card to freshen up their spring style...

Shoney's® Will Treat Moms To A FREE Slice Of Strawberry Pie On Mother's Day »

April 16, 2015 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Shoney’s
Shoney’s Opportunities Available

America's Iconic Restaurant and its Favorite Dessert Make for the Perfect Day at Shoney's Special Mother's Day Buffet
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Nothing says Happy Mother's Day like a FREE slice of Strawberry Pie and no one puts together a special Mother's Day Buffet or makes Strawberry Pie like Shoney's.
In what is now a Mother's Day tradition from the All-American iconic restaurant brand, Shoney's will once again delight Moms and families across America with its Mother's Day buffet, with offerings like slow-roasted turkey, home-style dressing, fresh sliced smokehouse ham, fresh herb-roasted and crispy fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans as well as two items Moms will surely love: herb-roasted salmon and garlic shrimp, all starting at $12...

Kerry Mayer Opens Caring Transitions Of SouthWest Denver Metro Suburbs »

April 15, 2015 at 11:40AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - Kerry Mayer is looking forward to being the one-stop solution for seniors and others facing life transitions with her new business, Caring Transitions of SouthWest Denver Metro Suburbs.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

CD One Price Cleaners Now Cleans Comforters & Blankets, Introduces New Stain App! »

April 15, 2015 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: CD One Price Cleaners

Westchester, IL (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - The leading dry cleaning and laundry service provider in the Chicagoland area, CD One Price Cleaners, is expanding their services throughout their stores and into your phones. Two exciting new services have been announced: participating stores will now be accepting blankets and comforters to clean, and a free new app, the Stain Slayer has been released.
The following CD One Price Cleaners will now be cleaning blankets and comforters:

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From The Frontline To Franchise Ownership: »

April 15, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries Plus Bulbs Opportunities Available

Batteries Plus Bulbs Launches “Ownership with Honor” Program Offering Extensive Financial Incentives to Veteran Entrepreneurs
Initiative Offers Unparalleled Funding to Help U.S. Veterans Become Franchise Business Owners
April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // HARTLAND, Wis. – In an effort to support veterans as they transition into civilian life or seek a career change, Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation’s first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, today announced a landmark franchise incentive program for veterans. The “Ownership with Honor” program offers qualified U.S. military veterans an extraordinary franchise opportunity and more than $210,000 in financial support to cover the lion’s share of the initial investment to open a Batteries Plus Bulbs store...

John Hall Brings 35 Years Of Services Experience To New Venture »

April 15, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

To Help Seniors Downsize and Relocate, Caring Transitions of Chester County
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors, downsizing and estate liquidations.
Chester Springs, PA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - With 35 years of business management experience and extensive experience servicing the healthcare sector, John Hall is looking forward to helping local seniors with the launch of his new business, Caring Transitions of Chester County. Caring Transitions provides concierge-type services to help families through often difficult life transitions.
“What makes Caring Transitions appealing is that our services eliminate much of the anxiety associated with relocation – stress that’s amplified when being coordinated by a remote family member...

Sign & Graphics Franchise Offers Growth And Diversification Options To Independent Business Owners »

April 14, 2015 at 12:38PM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS® Exhibits at 2015 NPOA Spring Owners Conference with Information and Advice on the Evolving Landscape for Independent Print Shop Owners
April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – With ever-changing technology and shift in consumer demand, the print industry is consistently looking for ways to grow and evolve. Recognizing print shop owners’ needs to diversify their offerings, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in nine countries - will be exhibiting at the National Print Owners Association (NPOA) third annual Owners Conference to discuss its successful Co-Brand franchise program.
Taking place April 16-18, 2015, the NPOA Spring Owners Conference is held with the purpose of supplying business owners with information regarding profitability, sales, marketing and other relevant topics...

Nation’s Largest Pet Retail Franchise Continues Strong Growth With The Signing Of Six Deals In Q1 »

April 14, 2015 at 10:25AM PDT | Source: Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus Opportunities Available

Pet Supplies Plus Proves to be the Pick of the Litter in the $58 Billion Pet Industry
April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Livonia, Mich. – According to the recently released 2015 American Pet Products Association report, consumer pet spending shows no signs of halting. Pet owners spent $58 billion in 2014, which is only expected to increase with industry experts projecting to surpass the $60 billion mark this year.
With a strong first quarter, Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s largest pet retail franchise with more than 300 locations in 25 states, is not showing any signs of slowing down either. Pet Supplies Plus has signed six new franchise agreements to bring the neighborhood pet store to Boca Raton, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Stephenville, Texas; Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Hartland, Michigan and Greenville, South Carolina...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Announce Preliminary First-Quarter 2015 Results »

April 14, 2015 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - April 14, 2015) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its preliminary unaudited first-quarter 2015 financial results after 6 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results at 8 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update to discuss the company's operational performance and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2015. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

Dental Fix Announces First Dentist-Owned Franchise »

April 14, 2015 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair franchise, assists dentists and dental professionals in expanding business opportunities with new revenue streams.
April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie. Fla. - Dental Fix RX, a national mobile dental equipment repair company, has announced the launch of its first dentist-owned mobile repair center. Owned by Dr. Brett Mangum of Mangum Dental in Prescott, Arizona, the state-of-the-art van will supply dentist offices in the area with prompt, on-site equipment service, repair and replacements. Mangum’s franchise marks the first Dental Fix opened by a practicing dentist, and the second opened by a dental professional.
Mangum’s franchise was awarded in March of this year, while office manager of Lenox Village Dentistry in Nashville, Brett Peaks, launched his Dental Fix operation late last year...

Sky Zone To Hire 90 Energetic People In Franklin »

April 13, 2015 at 9:39AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Sky Zone Franklin Set To Open Trampoline Park in the Neighborhood
[start:FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring 90 part-time team members for its new park in Franklin. Set to open in May, Sky Zone Franklin will have over 19,000 square feet of trampoline surface in a 29,000 square foot facility.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering local residents and visitors the ultimate active play experience. The all-walled trampoline courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyFit, innovative fitness classes that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Restoration 1 Continues To Climb In Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500® Rankings »

April 13, 2015 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: Restoration1

April 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Restoration 1, a leading franchise that specializes in a wide array of emergency mitigation, restoration, and reconstruction services, continues its climb in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500® rankings. Restoration 1 has risen to No. 346 in the 2015 listing, up from No. 369 in 2014 and No. 432 in 2013.
Recognized as the most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world, the Franchise 500 list measures franchises based upon their financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. After the data is analyzed by an independent CPA, all franchises are given a cumulative score resulting in the 500 franchises with the best results.
“It is a tremendous honor to be featured on this prestigious list for the third consecutive year,” said Restoration 1 founder Andor Kovacs, whose company has jumped nearly 90 spots since debuting on the list in 2013...

Ask-Carol! Senior Assisted Living Placement Franchise Expands Into Ohio »

April 13, 2015 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Ask-Carol!

Nationally Expanding Senior Care Market Franchise Now In Three States
Tinton Falls, NJ (PRWEB) April 13, 2015 - Ask-Carol Franchising LLC, the premier Senior Assisted Living placement service in America, helps families find appropriate assisted living facilities, homecare agencies, and nursing homes for their elderly parents. With over 500,000 seniors being placed into Assisted Living Facilities annually, and that number projected to grow to over one million seniors annually by 2030, Ask-Carol provides a unique nationally expanding home-based business franchise opportunity within the Senior Care Market.
Watch our video: https://vimeo.com/122104421.
Ask-Carol has just expanded into Ohio, and welcomes new Ohio-based franchisee Michelle Talbott, who like the majority of Ask-Carol franchisees has experience with her own family members, a nursing background, and/or experience working directly with seniors...

The Smoke’s Poutinerie Gravy Train Departs On Global Domination Tour; First Stop United States »

April 13, 2015 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Smoke’s Poutinerie

Powerhouse Canadian Brand Announces Strategic Growth; To Open 1,300 Restaurants in Next Five Years with 800 in the United States
April 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // TORONTO – Smoke’s Poutinerie, the colorful, cult brand that has achieved icon status for its entertaining twist on Canada’s classic fries, cheese curds and gravy, is poised for immense expansion, planning to open 1,300 restaurants in the next five years with 800 in the United States.
The original and largest poutinerie in the world has mapped a course for “Global Domination,” announcing today its international and U.S. growth strategy, which sets the stage for an unprecedented explosion of poutine (loaded fries) worldwide.
“We’re taking the U...

Dental Fix RX Expands Dental Repair Service To Middle Tennessee »

April 10, 2015 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, launches all-new business in North Nashville with mobile repair center.
April 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, recently signed an all-new franchise to service Middle Tennessee area dentists. Owned and operated by Joseph Fix, the business features a fully equipped mobile repair center that will supply dentist offices with prompt, on-site equipment service, repair, and replacements.
“Dental Fix RX is not only a match to my abilities but to my passions as well,” said Fix. “I strive to be of service to my community and the dentists in it.”
Dental Fix RX mobile repair vans are an integral aspect of the dental services provided by the franchise company...

Restoration 1 Looks To Clean Up »

April 10, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Restoration1

Plans to add 100 franchises by 2017 and nearly 1,000 within 10 years
April 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Looking to provide relief for the nearly 1 million people affected each year by natural disasters in the United States, Restoration 1 is continuing to expand its footprint and anchor itself as one of the fastest-growing and trusted emergency mitigation and restoration franchises in North America.
With 41 locations currently operating throughout eight states and Canada – all of which are franchisee owned – company plans call for adding as many as 100 franchises by the end of 2016 and having a total of 1,000 locations worldwide within the next 10 years.
“It is unfortunate, but there are summer storms, winter storms, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and more, that occur every day in every community across America...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise In McDonough »

April 09, 2015 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town
MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces it has awarded its newest franchise in McDonough, with plans to open its doors in early fall. For a WoW experience, the brand new facility will include an Open Jump Court, Ultimate Dodgeball courts, SkySlam Basketball courts, and a giant Foam Pit. The new park will offer local families a better choice for entertainment and recreation by bringing this innovative concept to the rapidly growing community.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering McDonough residents and visitors the ultimate play experience. The all-walled trampoline courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...



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