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Taco John's aims to double store count. - Taco John's International has named Shawn Eby as its new vice president of Operations. He joins the Wyoming-based QSR with 26 years of experience in the restaurant industry. ... [more] 31 May, 2013
Wisconsin extension program offers franchising seminar. - The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is co-sponsoring an educational event presented by the International Franchise Association. ... [more] 30 May, 2013
Good Times announces first Bad Daddy's franchisee. - Less than two months after acquiring a stake in Bad Daddy's Franchise Development, Colorado-based QSR Good Times Restaurants Inc. has signed agreements for three new Bad Daddy's Burger Bar... [more] 30 May, 2013
Franchise builder targeting Colorado Springs for training chain. - After building major chains for massage and chiropractic care, John Leonesio is trying to create a national chain of athletic training centers with the opening of his first franchised location in Colorado Springs. ... [more] 29 May, 2013
Jack in the Box refranchises 22 restaurants. - Jack in the Box Inc. disclosed the details of a refranchising transaction that was completed in February and included in the company's second quarter operating results, which were announced on May 15. ... [more] 29 May, 2013
Papa John's Contributes to Tornado Relief Effort. - Papa John's Pizza stood behind the devastated community of Moore, Oklahoma, by rolling out a special offer Sunday that helped fuel the relief effort. ... [more] 28 May, 2013
Freddy's Feeds Oklahoma Tornado Victims. - Freddy's location in Moore, Oklahoma, was spared during the F5 tornado May 20. Sunday they served 5000 first responders and volunteers during an all-day effort themed 'Hot Dogs for Heroes'. ... [more] 28 May, 2013
Jack in the Box Inc. Refranchises 22 Restaurants in Two Markets. - Jack in the Box Inc. today disclosed the details of a refranchising transaction that was completed in February and included in the company’s second-quarter operating results... [more] 28 May, 2013
Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt expands to Midwest. - Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, an Arizona-based self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, has announced the opening of its first Midwest location in Warsaw, Ind. ... [more] 24 May, 2013
CiCi's Pizza expands with franchise investment program. - Buffet operator CiCi’s Pizza has been offering a franchise investment program that creates an “equity partnership” for development of new units in some markets. ... [more] 24 May, 2013
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza debuts in SoCal with first franchise location. - SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza's first franchise location is now open in Southern California in the City of Orange near Honda Center and Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. ... [more] 23 May, 2013
McDonald's defends practices at shareholder meeting. - Shareholders of McDonald’s Corp. met Thursday at the company’s Oak Brook, Ill., headquarters and rejected activist stakeholders’ calls for annual reports on executive compensation and the company's impact on... [more] 23 May, 2013
Rise in Franchise Business Index Continues for Fifth Straight Month. - The Franchise Business Index (FBI), an index of the economic health of the franchising industry, increased by 0.2 percent in April, boosted by improvements in employment and sales in... [more] 22 May, 2013
Subway has 40K locations in sight. - During the first quarter of 2013, Subway opened more than 600 new locations around the world, crossing the 39,000-unit mark. ... [more] 22 May, 2013
Marco's aiming to open 500th store in 2014. - Marco's Pizza is pushing to open its 500th store by 2014. The Toledo, Ohio-based chain currently has more than 350 stores open, with more than 200 in development. ... [more] 22 May, 2013
CUPS Frozen Yogurt to open 2nd franchise. - CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That's Hot will open its second franchise location tomorrow at Troy Hills Shopping Center, 1123 Route 46 in Parsippany, N.J. ... [more] 22 May, 2013
Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers celebrates first anniversary with announcement of expansion, franchising opportunities. - Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers announced that it’s ready to grow and expand, and is now offering franchise opportunities to potential investors. ... [more] 21 May, 2013
HomeVestors of America Releases Franchisee Satisfaction Report. - Home-buying franchise HomeVestors of America scored high on a recent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by independent market research firm Franchise Business Review. ... [more] 20 May, 2013
Church's hires Burger King veteran to head development. - Church's Chicken President and CEO Jim Hyatt announced the appointment of Tony Moralejo as its chief development officer responsible for domestic and international expansion. ... [more] 20 May, 2013
How International Franchisors Are Making a Name for Themselves in the U.S. - While the goal for many domestic franchises is to build a base in the U.S. and eventually expand across the globe, it turns out the holy grail for international franchises is the U.S. market. ... [more] 19 May, 2013
The ins and outs of restaurant franchising. - Profitability, accurate supporting materials and a defined plan of attack are all must-haves for a restaurateur considering franchising his or her concept, according to experts at the 2013 NRA Show. ... [more] 18 May, 2013
Robeks slashes franchise fees. - Premium smoothie and juice franchise Robeks, eager to help franchisees take advantage of a market primed for small business success, is offering thousands of dollars in discounts to attract new... [more] 17 May, 2013
The Pizza Studio announces franchise developments in seven states. - Los Angeles-based fast casual pizza restaurant The Pizza Studio announced plans to open several new locations this summer and fall. ... [more] 17 May, 2013
First Watch growth spikes, hires franchising VP. - In its desire for continued growth, First Watch, a brunch and lunch restaurant chain based in Bradenton, has created a new position: vice president of franchising. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
Golf USA seeks bankruptcy protection. - Oklahoma City-based sports equipment franchiser Golf USA Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on the eve of a court hearing to place the company into receivership. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
Angel Companions Franchising Continues Its Expansion. - Angel Companions Franchising has just signed an agreement to open a franchise operation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
Smoothie King targeting NYC, DC with franchisee discounts. - Smoothie King Franchises Inc. is targeting New York, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore for franchise expansion. To fuel development, Smoothie King is offering candidates 40 percent off... [more] 16 May, 2013

Hungry Howie's Pizza Named to 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® List. - Hungry Howie's Pizza has been named one of the 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® as compiled by Victory Media. ... [more] 15 May, 2013
CEO Advisor Franchising, Inc. Expands Franchising of its CEO Advisor® Brand. - CEO Advisor Franchising, Inc., a franchisor of business advisory firms, is expanding franchising sales of its trusted CEO Advisor® brand in 40 states. ... [more] 14 May, 2013
Snap-on Acquires Challenger Lifts. - Snap-on Incorporated today announced that it has acquired Challenger Lifts, Inc. for approximately $38 million in cash. ... [more] 14 May, 2013
DineEquity is filling up on franchisees. - The parent firm of Applebee's and IHOP has reached its goal of being 99% franchised, which increases profit while lowering overhead and cash-flow volatility. ... [more] 13 May, 2013
Blaze signs 20-unit FA for LA. - Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza has announced that LA Metro Blaze Pizza Holding Co LLC has signed an agreement to open 20 franchise stores in the greater Los Angeles area over the next five years. ... [more] 10 May, 2013
Smoothie King announces 49 new FAs. - Smoothie King Franchises has signed 49 new franchise agreements since the start of January 2013, more than double the total amount of new agreements signed the year prior. ... [more] 8 May, 2013
With Bleak Job Prospects, Parents and Children Buy Into Franchises. - Some unemployed parents and their children, who have an entrepreneurial spirit but lack the experience or capital to start a business alone, are deciding to join forces. ... [more] 8 May, 2013
Arooga's going national with franchise model. - The midstate's Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar is taking its business national through franchise opportunities for single-and multi-unit candidates. ... [more] 8 May, 2013
Sonic adds two to franchise development team. - Sonic today announced the expansion of its franchise development team with two additions: Bob Franke and Thomas Kessler. ... [more] 8 May, 2013
Applebee's franchisor closing, selling restaurants. - As part of a franchisee’s bankruptcy, at least eight Chicago-area Applebee’s restaurants are expected to close this summer. ... [more] 8 May, 2013
Wendy's on track to reimage 200 restaurants this year. - The Wendy's Company today reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended March 31. ... [more] 8 May, 2013
Doc Popcorn marks 100th franchise agreement. - Doc Popcorn announced today the awarding of its 100th franchise agreement, signifying a new milestone for the growing snack brand that began franchising less than four years ago. ... [more] 7 May, 2013
Giordano's Franchisees Get Bigger Piece of Pie. - A judge has dismissed all claims against Giordano’s Pizza franchisees brought by the former owners of the bankrupted company, stating the husband and wife team do not have individual standing to sue. ... [more] 7 May, 2013
FlipFlop® Dogs Begins Franchising. - FlipFlop® Dogs, an alternative to kenneling, is now offering franchise opportunities for well-qualified individuals or multi-unit candidates. ... [more] 7 May, 2013
Orkin Establishes Franchise in Guam. - Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established a franchise in Guam. ... [more] 7 May, 2013
Right At Home franchisee to hire 50 in Milwaukee County. - The Right At Home in-home-care franchisee who covers most of Waukesha County is expanding into Milwaukee County and expects to hire about 50 employees over the next year. ... [more] 6 May, 2013
Pizza Hut franchisee NPC's 1Q profit rises 46% - Pizza Hut’s largest franchisee, NPC International Inc., reported a 46-percent boost in first-quarter profit despite same-store sales declines in the first quarter. ... [more] 6 May, 2013
Maine Introduces Groundbreaking Franchise Bill. - Maine's legislature has joined a growing chorus of states that are pushing laws to protect franchised businesses. Last Thursday a group of powerful state senators endorsed LD 1458... [more] 3 May, 2013
Jimmy Hula's opening 1st franchised unit. - Jimmy Hula's Original Fish Taco restaurant has announced plans to open its first franchised location and third overall unit in Lake Mary, Fla. ... [more] 3 May, 2013
Ignite Restaurant Group Begins Franchising Brick House Tavern + Tap. - Ignite Restaurant Group, owner/operator of nearly 350 restaurants throughout the U.S., today announced that it will begin selling franchise licenses for its popular Brick House Tavern + Tap restaurants. ... [more] 2 May, 2013
Considering a franchise? Be wary. - Off-the-shelf concepts make it easy to start your own business, but you can easily lose your shirt. And many chafe under the rules and restrictions. ... [more] 1 May, 2013
Maui Wowi To Debut iPad As New Tool For Franchisees. - Maui Wowi, a leader in flexible franchise concepts specializing in Hawaiian coffee and all-natural smoothies, is going digital with new iPads for incoming franchisees. ... [more] 1 May, 2013
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