August 24, 2019
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Xponential Fitness' Anthony Geisler Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Winner in Orange County

Xponential Fitness, the largest curator of boutique fitness brands in the world, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Anthony Geisler received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Orange County.

Golden Corral Announces “Premium Weekends” Menu

Golden Corral®, the nation’s largest grill-buffet chain, is offering guests a premium experience at an affordable price with its “Premium Weekends” menu.

Now Optics, a Leading Eye Health Provider, Announces New Franchise Team

Now Optics today announced, its new franchise business team: Mike Wootton, Joe Malmuth, and William Reno selected to lead My Eyelab’s business opportunity growth, nationally.

LemonShark Poke

LemonShark Poké’s New Sandy Springs Location Installs Self-Pour Beer Wall with iPourIt Technology

iPourIt increases its lead in the market with the installation of a 6-tap self-serve tap system using its technology at the tenth LemonShark Poké location in Sandy Springs.

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Coming to Houston

Atlanta-based Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, a Pan Asian restaurant that transports its guests to a street side café in Asia, complete with hawker style cuisine and atmosphere, will open the first of five restaurants in Houston this year.

YogaSix Reaches 250 Signed Franchise Agreements in Less than Nine Months

In less than nine months after announcing its franchise opportunity in January 2019, YogaSix, a modern boutique yoga concept, has signed over 250 franchise agreements.

True REST Float Spa

5 Holistic Ways for College Students to Improve Their Mental Health

True REST Float Spa advocates for floatation therapy as a viable option for rejuvenating the mind and body in an all-natural approach to health and wellness.

Planet Fitness Named to Fortune's 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List

Planet Fitness, Inc. announced it has been named to Fortune magazine's 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list, ranking 58 among the world's top three-year performers in revenues, profits, and stock returns.

City Wide Franchise Named to 2019 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Second Consecutive Year

Inc. magazine revealed today that City Wide Franchise is on its 38th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for the second year in a row.

Scooter's Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee Opens Second Location in Garland

Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its convenient drive-thru specialty coffee and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new location to the state of Texas with the company’s second store in Garland.

Corner Bakery Announces National Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Corner Bakery is proud to announce a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit organization that works alongside families to build and improve affordable places they can call home.

Franchise Leaders Partner To Form Empire Franchise Group

Franchise leaders Dennis McKinley of Detroit Equities and Greg George of Rising Phoenix Group officially closed a deal to form Empire Franchise Group.

Pearle Vision

Pearle Vision and NEXCOM Partner to Bring Optical Stores to Naval Bases

Pearle Vision and the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) have partnered to bring national optical retail centers to naval bases in Virginia Beach, Va., San Diego, Calif., and Groton, Conn.

Farmer Boys® Launches First-Ever ‘Bacon Intern’ Search!

Attention bacon lovers, your dream job has arrived! Farmer Boys has announced their search for the first-ever “Bacon Intern,” the ultimate internship for pork lovers.

Fortune and Great Place to Work® Name Senior Helpers to 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services List

Today, Fortune Magazine named Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, one of the Best Places to Work in the country in the Aging Services category.

Wag N’ Wash Signs Agreement to Open New Location in Dallas

Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs, announced its signed agreement with local entrepreneur Tom Dang for the Northeast Dallas area. The forthcoming location is expected to open...

Taco John’s Announces Timeline For Sourcing 100% Cage-Free Eggs

Taco John’s, working with The Humane Society of the United States, announced that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs for its almost 400 locations in 27 states by 2025. The company uses roughly eight million eggs a year.

I Heart Mac & Cheese Signs Two Store Texas Development Agreement With MJM Real Estate & Investments

I Heart Mac & Cheese today announced it signed a two store development agreement to open restaurant locations in Houston and Beaumont, Texas.

Newk's Eatery

Newk's Cares Enters Sixth Year Of Fighting Ovarian Cancer

Newk's Cares, the ovarian cancer awareness movement founded by fast-casual restaurant Newk's Eatery, begins its sixth year raising critical awareness for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, honoring co-founder Lori Newcomb.

Dunkin'

The Winner’s Cup: Dunkin’s “Sip. Peel. Win.” Promotion Returns with Chance to Win $20 Million Worth of Prizes

America runs on Dunkin’, and once again America will be winning with Dunkin’ as well. Dunkin’s popular “Sip. Peel. Win.” nationwide on-cup peel-and-win promotion is back beginning tomorrow, August 21.

5 Years After 'Shark Tank': College Hunks Hauling Junk Franchise Growing Strong

When the ABC hit show Shark Tank debuted five years ago, the very first episode featured an exciting young company called College Hunks Hauling Junk.

CARSTAR To Exhibit A 2019 SEMA Show

At this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, will host an exhibit on the show floor, located in the 2019 SEMA Show Westgate Hall, Booth No. 16320.

Hotel Indigo® Williamsburg Brooklyn Opens Doors in the Heart of Williamsburg

Hotel Indigo® Williamsburg Brooklyn, an upscale 187-room Valor Hospitality Partners and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) hotel, announced today it is officially open for business.

All pooches welcome: Celebrate International Dog Day in Australia with IHG

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) is extending its hospitality to four-legged guests at select bars & restaurants across Australia from today until the end of September.

Salon Plaza Nets Landmark Development Deal with NBA Champion Chauncey Billups

Salon Plaza just inked a game-changing development agreement with “Mr. Big Shot,” NBA Star Chauncey Billups.

Neighborly® Announces Women in the Trades Scholarship Fall 2019 Recipients

Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has announced the Fall 2019 semester recipients of the company’s Women in the Trades (“WITT”) Scholarship.

Suite Management Franchising Ranks in the Top 20 Percent on 2019 Inc. 5000 List

Inc. magazine today revealed that Suite Management Franchising is in the top 20 percent on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Wienerschnitzel

Wienerschnitzel Opens The First Of Multiple Restaurants In Houston

Wienerschnitzel has opened the first of what will be multiple franchised restaurants in the Houston metroplex as part of a long-term expansion into Texas’ largest city.

Joseph Pepe, Sr. and Matthew Pepe Invest in iCRYO Cryotherapy

iCRYO Cryotherapy, the leading Cryotherapy franchise in the United States, announced today that Joseph Pepe, Sr. and Matthew Pepe will be joining the company as equity partners.

Del Taco

Del Taco To Open In Riverdale, GA

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant* (MQSR), today announced it is scheduled to open its newest Georgia location on Wednesday, August 14th at 6791 Highway 85 in Riverdale.

Meineke Car Care Centers

Meineke Continues Rapid Expansion Across the U.S.

Meineke Car Care Centers has announced that Joe Cooper, owner of seven franchise locations throughout the greater Charlotte area, has agreed to open ten more locations over the next five years.

Dunkin'

Dunkin’ Launches New Burrito Bowls to Help Guests Power Through Fall

With autumn on the way, Dunkin’ is giving guests new innovative menu choices and returning fall favorites – perfect for powering through the change in season.

Venture X

Venture X Prepares to Open in Rochester

As expansion continues, Venture X, a premium membership-based workspace community for entrepreneurs and businesses, has announced that a new 10,000-square-foot shared office space will be opening in Rochester.

Teriyaki Madness Goes Global: Fast-Casual Teriyaki Shop Concept Announces International Franchise Opportunities

On its continued quest for world domination-er, global expansion, rather-Teriyaki Madness is seeking qualified franchise partners to help introduce the brand to new and hungry audiences around the world.

San Antonio Walk-On’s Restaurants Announce Corporate Ownership, Reinvigorate Game-Day Experience

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a leading full-service family sports bar that provides gourmet takes on game day favorites, has announced corporate ownership of its two existing San Antonio franchise locations in Hollywood Park and Huebner Oaks.

Noodles & Company To Address Childhood Hunger And Match Fundraiser Donations

Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS), known for serving noodle and zoodle dishes from around the world, today announced it will once again team up with No Kid Hungry to help address childhood hunger in America.

Hand and Stone Upgrades to Zenoti Software to Leverage the Cloud

Zenoti Software announced it has been selected by Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas as their new technology partner for POS, digital marketing and analytics.

Venture X

Venture X Fast Tracks Development with Continued Expansion in North Carolina

As Venture X continues its expansion into North Carolina, construction is underway for a new 21,773-square-foot facility in Durham’s Frontier Research Triangle Park (RTP) located at 600 Park Offices Drive.

Mayweather Fitness Franchise Signs Over 100 Locations

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, an industry-leading group fitness and boxing experience, announced today that it has over 100 franchise locations in development across the United States.

BIGGBY® COFFEE Celebrates National Coffee Day with Special Offer

This year, National Coffee Day falls on Saturday, September 29 and at participating BIGGBY® COFFEE locations, you can get all hot brewed coffee for half off from open to close!

The Joint Corp.

The Joint Chiropractic is the Official Chiropractor for Georgia Tech Athletics

The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT), the nation’s leading chiropractic franchise, is proud to announce it is the official chiropractor for Georgia Tech Athletics for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Saladworks Announces Hiring of Kelly Roddy as Chief Executive Officer

Saladworks announced today the appointment chief executive officer Kelly Roddy effective August 1, 2019.

Valpak® and United Way's "United to Strengthen Our Local Communities" Campaign Launches

Valpak, North America's trusted direct marketing company, and United Way Worldwide, the world's largest privately funded charity announced the launch of their "United to Strengthen Our Local Communities" campaign.

Metal Supermarkets Opens Newest Store in Birmingham, Alabama

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will open its newest store at 4550 Fifth Avenue South in Birmingham, Alabama on Monday, August 26.

Office Evolution Goes A Mile Higher With Denver Expansion

Office Evolution is further expanding its footprint in Colorado by signing a development deal that will add to the current 13 open locations in Colorado and now two others in development - one by a different franchisee - in the Centennial State.

Massage Heights Announces Launch of Hemp-Infused Massage Service at Select Retreats Nationwide

Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today that it is now offering a Hemp-Infused Massage service at select Retreats nationwide.

Inc. Magazine Names Conserva Irrigation as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Conserva Irrigation, the only national outdoor irrigation company founded on the concept of water conservation, announced today it has made Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest growing companies in America.

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.

Pieology Celebrates National Pi Day with Special Discounts, Cheese Pull Contest

March 14 is National Pi Day, and pizza innovator Pieology is celebrating with an all-day “Buy One Artisan Thin Pizza, Receive One Artisan Thin Pizza for $3.14” special at all locations nationwide.

Assisted Living Locators Named to Inc. 5000 List, Ranked One of Nation’s Fastest-growing Private Companies

Inc. Magazine revealed today that Arizona company Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior care placement franchisor, is No. 1817 with three-year revenue growth of 224% on its annual Inc. 5000 list.


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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.

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

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