August 24, 2019
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Del Taco

Tulare Del Taco Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Fundraising Event

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant* (MQSR), is proud to announce the 20th anniversary of its Tulare restaurant, located at 1415 Hillman Street.

True REST Float Spa

Experienced Franchisees and Area Developers Invited to Join True REST Float Spa Webinar

True REST’s CEO, Jim Rowe, will speak to experienced franchisees and area developers during a free online webinar.

Hotel Indigo® Opens Its Doors In Italy’s Fashion Capital – Milan

Hotel Indigo® Milan – Corso Monforte, is centrally located close to the notable fashion district - the perfect location for those looking to explore one of the world’s fashion capitals.

Zaxby’s Announces Benefit Weekend For Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy

Zaxby’s announces a benefit weekend at all Charleston, South Carolina locations to support Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, a local nonprofit that provides community crisis care to first responders and survivors of emergency situations.


FASTSIGNS® Recruiting Franchise Candidates At National Business Media Show In New Jersey July 25-26

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. announced today that it will be attending and sponsoring the National Business Media Show at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Meadowlands, New Jersey, July 25-26, 2019.

Bubbakoo’s Burritos Racing into Louisville

With nearly 30 locations open in New Jersey and Philadelphia, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, a Jersey Shore-based eatery that touts Mexican food fused with American flavor, has set its sight on a new market - Louisville.

TCBY Thanks Dads With Complimentary Froyo On Father’s Day

TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt), the original frozen yogurt brand, is celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16 by inviting all dads and father figures to enjoy their first six ounces of frozen yogurt on the house.

Duck Donuts® Celebrates a Dozen Years in Business

Duck Donuts is celebrating a dozen years in business with a campaign focused on raising awareness of the Company’s origins.

Maggiano's Teams Up with Make-A-Wish for Its 16th Annual Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish Campaign

Now through Aug. 7, Maggiano's Little Italy® is hosting its 16th annual Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish® campaign.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. to Release First Quarter 2019 Results on May 30, 2019

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (NASDAQ: RRGB), today that it will release financial results for its fiscal first quarter 2019 ended April 21, 2019 on Thursday, May 30, 2019 after the market close.

Office Evolution Sparking A Workplace Revolution

Office Evolution, the largest coworking franchisor in the U.S., looks to double down on its staggering 2018 numbers with 22 additional locations estimated to open in 2019 and 35 the next year.

Oxi Fresh

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Inducted Into Franchise Business Review Hall Of Fame

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, one of the nation's fastest-growing carpet cleaning franchise companies, was recently inducted into the Franchise Business Review Hall of Fame after appearing on the annual list of top franchises ten times.

Del Taco

Del Taco Celebrates Grand Opening of Goodyear Location with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. is celebrating the official grand opening of its newest Arizona location in Goodyear (1901 North Pebble Creek Parkway) with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

New Boutique Macaron Kiosk, Woops! Bringing Indulgent Experience to Milwaukee

Something is baking at in Milwaukee. Woops!, a bakery dreamed up in New York City, specializing in macarons and other international pastries, is coming to town.

The Human Bean

The Human Bean Supports Local Men’s Health with Mochas for Men on Friday, Nov. 16th

The Human Bean espresso drive-thru coffee stands in Jackson County are hosting their 5th annual Mochas for Men fundraising event on Friday, November 16th.

“Helpings from the Heart” to Serve More Than 20,000 Meals at 26th Annual Thanksgiving Feast in Orlando

Golden Corral, along with the generous support of several Orlando-area businesses, will once again serve free meals to the public on Thanksgiving Day as part of the annual “Helpings from the Heart” program.

Oasis Senior Advisors to Appear on Lifetime TV

The episode of the award-winning home improvement show follows Oasis Senior Advisor Beth Friesen as she guides a mother and daughter through the Oasis Process to find a senior living community that's the right fit.

Medifast, Inc. to Announce Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED will announce financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, after market close.

Nékter Juice Bar Signs its Largest Area Development Agreement to Open 30 Restaurants in Florida, Maryland, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.

Nékter Juice Bar, the pioneering champion of the modern juice bar movement, has signed its largest Area Development agreement with 2nd Harvest LLC to open 30 restaurants during the next few years.


FASTSIGNS® Recruiting Franchise Candidates At National Business Media Show In Indianapolis Sept. 13-15

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. announced today that it will be attending and sponsoring the National Business Media Show in Indianapolis Sept. 13-15, 2018, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium.

Chicago to Host First Annual Franchise Expo Midwest, September 14-15

The highly anticipated, Franchise Expo Midwest will debut at The Donald E. Stephen's Convention Center in Rosemont, September 14-15.

Music & Metal set the stage for Snap-on Franchisee Conference

A massive product expo, business updates, and top-name entertainment came together in perfect harmony to make the Snap-on Franchisee Conference (SFC) the largest Snap-on gathering in the company’s 98-year history.

Philly Pretzel Factory Announces Free Pretzels for Everyone to Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary

In honor of 20 years since the company's inception, Philly Pretzel Factory is planning a celebration to say "thank you" to the customers and communities it serves.

Always Best Care Senior Services Recognizes Franchisee Of The Year

Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that Steve Logan, owner of Always Best Care of Greater Nashville has been named 2017 Franchisee of the Year.

Petland Celebrates More Than 350 Wishes Granted Through Make-A-Wish®

Petland is proud to celebrate more than 350 wishes granted during its 20-year relationship with Make-A-Wish® America.

AlphaGraphics Charlotte Wins Coveted Franchisor Award for Best Operations

On August 4th, AlphaGraphics, Inc. announced that franchisees Rich and Jennifer Schepler, who run a multi-center AlphaGraphics operation with locations in South Charlotte and Ballantyne, were recognized for their organization's...


Back To School Means Opportunities for Educators

The days of summer are winding down and all signs point to students, parents, teachers and administrators gearing up for another school year.

Sir Speedy Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary

Franchise Services, Inc., celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sir Speedy brand. The first Sir Speedy location opened as a “quick-printer” in Costa Mesa, California on August 16, 1968.

Scooter's Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee Celebrates 20 Years of Amazing Drinks

Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous nationwide growth over the past year, is hosting a month-long birthday celebration.

Kumon Inspires Future Generation of Leaders at 2nd Annual Student Conference in Calgary, Canada

Out of thousands of high achieving Kumon Students from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, just 56 were selected to attend the second annual Kumon Student Conference in Calgary, Canada on July 18th.

Fantastic Sams

How John And Patti Prichard Manage Fantastic Sams’ Largest Multi-Unit Franchise Group

John and Patti Prichard own 25 Fantastic Sams and two Camille Albane salons in the Minneapolis area. They aren’t just business partners - they are a husband-and-wife team.

Senior Helpers® of East Bay, California Celebrates 10 Years

Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, announced the ten-year anniversary of its East Bay location, owned and operated by Susan Grant and Bruce Ingraham.

Snap Fitness St. John’s Member Wins 14th Annual Silversneakers Award

Sally Miller, 72, of Dewitt, MI won the nationally recognized Swanson Award through SilverSneakers.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press International Celebrates 40 Years of Franchising in Canada

Minuteman Press International, the world's largest and #1 rated design, marketing, and printing franchise, is proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary of franchising in Canada.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Achieves Exceptional Growth And Success In The First Half Of 2018

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, is proud to announce significant achievements and growth in the first half of 2018, opening 47 new cafes and signing 113 franchise agreements to date.

9Round Celebrates Its Ten-Year Anniversary

9Round, the world’s fastest growing kickboxing fitness franchise, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this month.

Realty ONE Group Celebrates Its First Year as the Real Estate Industry’s Premier UNbrokerage

One year after declaring itself as the real estate industry’s “UNbrokerage”, Realty ONE Group is pleased to report several milestones that continue to propel the fifth-largest independent real estate brokerage onward.

Lightbridge Academy

How Lightbridge Academy Finds the Perfect Franchise Locations

In Lightbridge Academy’s seven years of franchising, the early education and child care brand has grown to nearly 100 centers open or in development.

“Inspire” Announced as Motivational Theme for Dream Vacations 2018 National Conference Aboard Norwegian Bliss

Travel agents with Dream Vacations, which is part of World Travel Holdings will take to the high seas aboard the Norwegian Bliss for their annual award-winning weeklong National Conference.

School of Rock Students Perform In A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience With Rascal Flatts As Part Of Their Headlining Back To Us Tour

A group of students from School of Rock's Cornelius, NC location were given the opportunity of a lifetime to perform on stage with country superstars Rascal Flatts, in a recent tour stop for their headlining Back To Us Tour.

Your Pie Celebrates a Decade of Fast-Casual Pizza

Your Pie, the brand that launched the fast-casual pizza industry, celebrates a decade of fresh, customizable pizza this summer.

Several Senior Helpers® Locations Throughout South Carolina Celebrate 10 Years

Senior Helpers® announced the ten-year anniversary of the South Carolina locations in Fort Mill, Rock Hill and Lancaster, South Carolina, owned and operated by Seth Zamek.

Fully Promoted

Fully Promoted Locations Mark One Year Anniversary

Fully Promoted, a full-service marketing company formerly known as EmbroidMe, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of several of its Fully Promoted locations.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Edmonton Ellerslie Franchisees Carmen and Erick Hofer Talk Printing Business Ownership

Carmen and Erick Hofer have owned their Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Ellerslie for one year.

School Of Rock Takes The Stage By Storm At Summerfest

School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, is coming to Summerfest this year to take its students center stage with live performances throughout the festival.

Is Franchise Ownership the “New Retirement”?

If you are a baby boomer or empty nester, is this new phase of life prompting you to explore a different career path?

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Celebrates 10 Years in West Palm Beach, Florida

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, the most famous name in ballroom and Latin dance instruction, is celebrating 10 years in West Palm Beach.


FASTSIGNS® Recruiting Franchise Candidates At National Business Media Show In Cleveland June 15-16

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. announced today that it is attending and sponsoring the National Business Media Show June 15-16, 2018, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

Fathers Weigh in on Business Ownership and Leaving a Legacy

Four years ago, Daniel Morgan was at a crossroads. He knew he wanted to give his children experiences he never had, but that meant taking a big risk with the potential for a huge reward.

Explore Uncharted Horizons of Flavor and ‘Free the Falafel!’ at Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh

Today is International Falafel Day, so free your mind from everything you know about the falafel because Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is transcending the bounds of the traditional with a month-long celebration.

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Features & Special Reports

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop’s Service Standard Is A Cut Above

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop is a brand that seeks feedback from its customers, recognizes and rewards employees, and utilizes a system that ensures standards are enforced. This results in loyal customers who keep coming back.

Making the Cut: Ex-MLB Pitcher Finds Success in Franchising

Former MLB pitcher Kyle Sleeth is throwing a perfect game with Floyd's 99 Barbershop.

Entering a Foreign Market – Resources To Help You Succeed

If you're a U.S. franchise brand looking to enter a foreign market, these resources are for you!

Multi-Brand Operators Open Their First of 7 Del Tacos In Atlanta

Multi-Brand Partners Are Bringing Del Taco To The Atlanta Market With An Agreement To Open 7 Locations.

Domino's, McDonald's, and KFC Air Brexit-Related Warnings on Supplies, Prices

U.S. firms operating in the U.K. warn of shortages and price hikes amidst Brexit uncertainty.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Enters South America with a 100-Unit Deal in Brazil

Texas-style barbecue coming to Brazil in a 100-unit deal for Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Franchise Brands Continue Outperforming S&P 500 Index

Index Finds Franchise Brands Are Outperforming S&P Stocks 2 To 1.

Capital Options - Mezzanine Debt Lenders

Exploring The Features And Benefits Of Mezzanine Debt Lenders In Multi-Unit Operator Expansion.

Good News! - August 2019

Welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, regulation and legislation, technology, milestones, and other news about franchisors large, medium, and emerging.

Multi-Unit Franchisee Insight – Hiring, Firing, Training, & Retaining Employees

Multi-Unit Operators Talk About How They Hire, Fire, Train, & Retain Employees.

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