Fast Growing Staffing Franchise System Plans Expansion in Jacksonville

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Oklahoma City, OK ( February 12, 2016 – As more businesses and job seekers in Jacksonville, Florida, continue to rely on the services of staffing firms, the demand for new offices grows for Express Employment Professionals.

The growing list of small- to medium-sized businesses that benefit from staffing firms has sent Oklahoma City-based Express Employment Professionals on an expansion campaign in Florida. There are currently 30 offices throughout the state and the company is looking to open an Express franchise in Jacksonville by the end of 2016.

Express Employment Professionals is ranked as the No. 1 staffing franchise in the U.S. in 2016, according to Entrepreneur Magazine, and also ranked No. 70 on the publication’s Franchise 500 List. Criteria for making the Franchise 500 List is based on financial strength and ability, growth rate and the number of years a company has been in business.

“It’s a great accomplishment and honor to be ranked again on the Franchise 500 List,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals and a former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in Kansas City. “Our numbers have improved over last year, and this is a direct result of the diligent and dedicated work by our franchisees and international headquarters team.”

This is the 10th year in a row that Express has been on the Franchise 500 List and fifth year to be named the No. 1 staffing franchise.

According to the American Staffing Association, more than 3 million people work for a staffing company during an average week. During the course of a year, staffing companies hire more than 14 million temporary and contract employees.

Express offices employed more than 20,000 Florida residents through temporary help, flexible staffing, evaluation and direct hire in 2015. Expansion plans will allow Express to create more jobs while offering a valuable resource to local businesses.

“We’re a small business operating with a great purpose,” said David Lewis, vice president of franchising for Express Employment Professionals. “Every time a new Express franchise opens, an average of 600 more people find jobs annually.”

About Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. For information about owning an Express franchise, visit

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Sherry Kast, APR
Corporate Communications and PR Manager
Express Employment Professionals
9701 Boardwalk Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
(405) 840-5000


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Dickeys Barbecue Pit Announces New Eco-Friendly Initiatives

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February 12, 2016 // // Dallas, TX – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is launching new products system-wide that will not only reduce its carbon footprint but generate more opportunities for profitability for Owner/Operators. New greener products include paper products, clamshell takeout containers and wood pellets as well as the elimination of foam products. Eco-friendly catering plates are also in the works and are planned to debut by May 2016.

Dickey’s new paper towels not only replace current back-of-house paper products, but will also replace front-of-house napkins. These unbleached towels are made from 40 percent post-consumer recycled fiber and exceed EPA guidelines. New toilet paper also exceeds EPA guidelines, made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled fiber and meets the Green Seal standard by using less water and no chlorine during processing. Dickey’s is also using butcher paper for dine-in service, which is made of natural unbleached craft paper and is fully recyclable.

New clamshell takeout containers are made of 100 percent sugarcane, which is fully compostable and fully recyclable. They are lined with wax, which gives the containers the sturdiness needed for takeout but also allow them to be fully eco-friendly. A new three-compartment catering plate made of sugarcane is also in the works to replace foam plates.

“We are proud to roll out these green improvements to current products,” says Tamala Fowler, Vice President of Purchasing and R&D. “Positive feedback from Owner/Operators and guests inspire us to continue moving toward more sustainability initiatives and eco-friendly practices.”

Dickey’s also rolled out its proprietary blend of wood pellets to be used in smokers last October with the debut of its newly redesigned store concept. The wood pellets are made of a blend of hickory, cherry and other flavorful woods, and use 80% less wood use than a traditional pit smoker, drastically reducing the carbon footprint.

To learn more about franchising with Dickeys, visit or call 866-340-6188.

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About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 530 locations in 43 states. Dickey’s was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.

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Media Contact:

Michelle George
Public Relations Specialist
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
(972) 248-9899 ext. 235


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Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Celebrates Grand Openings in Tallahassee and Ocala

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February 12, 2016 // // ATLANTA, Ga. – Uncle Maddio’s Pizza continues to expand its footprint throughout Florida with the openings of a second Tallahassee location and the first unit in Ocala. Uncle Maddio’s already has opened units in Panama City, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and planned units in Sarasota and Orlando.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza franchisees Michael and Alicia Holmes opened the second Tallahassee restaurant at1435 E. Lafayette Street, Suite 101 in Tally Village across from Governor’s Square Mall. Kim Ragle, the franchisee for Ocala, opened at 2606 SW 19th Avenue Road and plans to open two more units in the area over the next two years.

The popular create-your-own fast-casual pizza franchise, Uncle Maddio’s, is a next generation pizza restaurant that lets guests build their own pizza exactly how they want it. The pizza is cooked in fast baked ovens and served to their tables in about six minutes. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a delicious gluten-free option, and 48 toppings, including six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. Everything is fresh, from the pizza dough and sauce that’s made in-store each day to the wide variety of veggies. For guests looking to expand their pizza horizons, Uncle Maddio’s also offers signature pizzas ranging from the Spicy Italian to Portobello Pesto. Create-your-own salads and toasted Foldwich ™ sandwiches round out the Italian-inspired menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.

“I’m committed to making Uncle Maddio’s the top pizza restaurant in Tallahassee and Orlando,” said Michael Holmes, Uncle Maddio’s franchisee. “My goal is to introduce more people to the concept and make it convenient to get delicious, homemade pizza with fresh ingredients no matter where you are in Tallahassee and Orlando.”

Holmes is an experienced Uncle Maddio’s franchisee. He opened the first Tallahassee location at 3122 Mahan Dr. over two years ago. He is also developing the Orlando market and will open his first of three Orlando locations in the spring of 2016, making him one of the fastest growing Uncle Maddio’s franchisees in Florida. The Orlando restaurant will open in the Waterford Lakes Town Center.

Ragle is a new member of the fast-casual pizza business. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nursing and is a practicing registered nurse and a mother to two children. She and her husband Ritch are now taking their interest and enthusiasm for business and adding restaurant franchisees to their resumes. While still keeping their current jobs, they will also be able to follow their dream of becoming entrepreneurs and remain active in the Ocala community.

“This is going to be big year for the brand as we open restaurants across Florida in 2016,” said Matt Andrew, Uncle Maddio’s CEO. “Michael is building a fantastic franchise business in the state and he will be a key partner as we expand our Florida footprint. We are also delighted to have Kim join the Uncle Maddio’s team.”

Since launching its aggressive growth plan in 2008, Uncle Maddio’s has signed franchise agreements with 65 different entities in 19 states. Many of Uncle Maddio’s franchisees have previous multi-unit experience with Jimmy John’s, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John’s, Domino’s and Golden Corral. Uncle Maddio’s is on track to have 250 restaurants open in five years. Recently, Uncle Maddio’s received significant investments from longtime restaurant entrepreneurs S&S Group and Atlanta lawyer and businessman Rutherford Seydel.

For information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, visit Interested franchisees can visit or contact Jocelyn Blain at

About Uncle Maddio’s Pizza

With more than 1,350 Pizza Makers making more than 5,000,000 pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza is category leader of the create-your-own, fast casual pizza restaurants. Operating 45 locations in 14 states, Uncle Maddio’s has more than 250 units in development. Uncle Maddio’s pizzas are customizable, made-to-order, and served up fast for about $8. With four pizza sizes, three types of crusts (including gluten free), six sauces and 48 fresh toppings, Uncle Maddio’s has the freshest and largest menu in the category. The restaurant’s unique fast bake ovens offer the most throughput in the industry and can produce 200 pizzas per hour. Uncle Maddio’s also serves Foldwiches™ and salads. Uncle Maddio’s ‘Served with Love’ philosophy and restaurant is for everyone – children and families, college students, the young and the young at heart – and includes extensive community involvement. Based in Atlanta, the Uncle Maddio’s management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category.

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El Pollo Loco Heats up Houston with First New Restaurant Opening of 2016

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COSTA MESA, Calif. – February 11, 2016 // // – El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today opened it newest location in Houston, TX. The new restaurant located at 5309 S. Rice Avenue is the 10th location to open in the Houston market and 20th in the state of Texas.

“We were extremely pleased with our development in the Houston-area in 2015 and look forward to continuing to build on those efforts this year by bringing new restaurants to the community. It’s a great feeling to open our newest restaurant on Rice Avenue, marking another convenient location in Houston,” said Steve Sather, Chief Executive Officer at El Pollo Loco. “Since first entering the Houston market in 2014, we have truly enjoyed creating new El Pollo Loco fans by sharing our signature citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and Mexican inspired entrees with the community.”

The 2,995 square foot restaurant has seating for 84 guests and features the brand’s hacienda design which features an open kitchen layout designed for customers to view El Pollo Loco’s signature chicken as it’s being fire-grilled. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with drive-thru service concluding at 11 p.m.

El Pollo Loco is currently seeking highly qualified, multi-unit operators in Northern California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas. For more information visit

About El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO) is the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain renowned for its masterfully citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and handcrafted entrees using fresh ingredients inspired by Mexican recipes. With more than 430 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Utah, El Pollo Loco is expanding its presence in key markets like Houston and Dallas through a combination of company and existing and new franchisee development. Some say the lengths we go to create fresh, delicious food are crazy. We say it’s Crazy You Can Taste. Visit us on our website at

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Our Town America Announces 2016 IFA Annual Convention Appearance

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PINELLAS PARK, FL ( FEBRUARY 12, 2016 – Our Town America, the nation’s premier New Mover Marketing franchise, will be sending a half-dozen executives, employees and franchisees to the 56th Annual IFA Convention hosted by the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX from February 20-23, 2016.

This will be the 11th straight IFA convention appearance, and the 8th straight as an exhibitor, for CEO Michael Plummer, Jr. and the Our Town America team. According to Plummer. Jr., the IFA Convention – the biggest franchising event of the year hosted by the International Franchise Association – is particularly important to his company; one of the few in attendance that operates as a franchise while serving other franchise systems as a supplier.

“We truly understand the nuances and challenges franchisors and franchisees face because we live it day in and day out,” says Plummer, Jr. “The IFA Annual Convention is so powerful for us because we can share experiences and valuable lessons learned with thousands of attendees from a franchisor and supplier perspective. This helps us stand out at our trade show booth, in private meetings, and in business roundtables because we get it from both sides – allowing us to contribute to conversations on a personal and professional level as a true problem solver.”

Plummer, Jr. and the Our Town America team will be interacting with dozens of leading franchise minds throughout the IFA Convention at exhibit hall booth #723. They’ll be discussing how Our Town America helps more than 600 franchise brands, spanning dozens of industries within franchising, reach out to more than 8 million movers in local communities around the country each year. Additionally, they’ll be able to share specific success stories that helped the company reach the following strategic benchmarks in 2015:

  • Increasing systemwide revenues by 13.5% when compared to 2014
  • Increasing the systemwide sponsor base by 6.3% when compared to 2014
  • And increasing the number of new movers reached systemwide by 1.5% compared to 2014

Our Town America will also be offering one month free to each franchise location who signs up at (or immediately following) the IFA convention. Plummer, Jr. says he’s more than willing to make the offer because he believes Our Town America’s New Mover Marketing program will generate results that will keep customers for life.

“This IFA convention offer mirrors the recommendations we give our sponsors each day,” says Plummer, Jr. “We help local franchisees offer free gifts to new movers that inspire them to try out the business as soon as they get to town. These offers position franchise owners as true community fixtures and help them build long term, loyal relationship with new movers who truly appreciate the thoughtful gesture. In other words, we help franchisees execute a new grand opening each and every month that gets new customers in the door!”

“We’re confident in the consistency and performance of our New Mover Marketing services and we’re excited to show IFA convention attendees how we can get their franchisees started!”

To learn more about Our Town America, please visit
To learn more about the IFA’s Annual Convention, please visit

About Our Town America
For more than 40 years, Our Town America has been providing new movers with traditional hospitality by mailing warm housewarming gifts from local neighborhood businesses in a premium welcome package. Since the company started franchising in 2005, Our Town America has consistently been placed in the Franchise Top 50, ranking #16 in 2015 for franchisee satisfaction.

Our Town America’s dedication to the “sponsor exclusivity” concept, meaning Our Town America will only recommend one of each business type in any specific zip code within its welcome packages, has been one of the key catalysts for the company’s long term success. In addition, sponsors consistently rave about other unique aspects of the new mover marketing program – such as their ability to reach a brand new audience of impressionable new movers each month and the insightful data/metrics delivered by Our Town America’s innovative pinpoint tracking system.

Due in large part to Our Town America’s devotion to those concepts, thousands of satisfied business owners throughout the United States attest to the success and effectiveness of the program. Additionally, dozens of locally owned franchisees validate Our Town America’s concept as a viable business opportunity.
It is Our Town America’s mission to assist new movers adjusting to their community, help businesses gain new and loyal customers and provide franchisees with an excellent opportunity. The eight million households who receive Our Town America’s welcome packages each year prove that Our Town America is committed to following through on that mission statement.

It is Our Town America’s mission to assist new movers adjusting to their community, help businesses gain new and loyal customers and provide franchisees with an excellent opportunity. The eight million households who receive Our Town America’s welcome packages each year prove that Our Town America is committed to following through on that mission statement.

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Fuddruckers Partners With TravelCenters of America For Seventh Georgia Location; Fast Casual Restaurant Rolls Into Commerce Today

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COMMERCE, Ga., Feb. 12, 2016 / — Fuddruckers is driving expansion in Georgia through a new franchise agreement with TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands. Today, the partnership unveils a new restaurant within a bustling truck stop and convenience center at 30732 Highway 441 South in close proximity to the Tanger Outlet center and Atlanta Dragway. The seventh Georgia location for the Texas-based heritage brand, the Commerce site offers both table and lounge seating for 101 guests, plus décor that references Fuddruckers’ classic, Americana origins.

According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby’s, Inc., “We’re thrilled to announce this partnership with a landmark company whose long and storied history is so closely tied to road travel in America. Not only is this location the perfect pit stop for exploring area attractions, but it also provides weary drivers with a welcoming and comfortable option to fuel and rest up while filling up on a delicious meal.”

Fuddruckers aims to trump Commerce area culinary candidates on President’s Day with a February 15 post-opening feature. Enjoy any half-pound specialty burger for a Lincoln ($5) and add on wedges or sweet potato fries for a Washington ($1) with any beverage purchase. Taste what makes this country great with a deal that won’t bust the budget.

Since 1980, Fuddruckers has been obsessed with making the world happier, one great hamburger at a time. Grilled-to-order burgers feature always fresh and never frozen, 100% USDA premium-cut beef with no fillers or additives. Delicious, sesame-topped buns are baked from scratch on-site throughout the day to achieve the perfect combination of crisp crust and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

And while burgers are the signature, the engaging menu offers variety for many tastes with an array of sandwiches, platters and salads. No matter what they choose, customers can customize their meal with a trip to the legendary Build Your Own produce bar, which features fantastic fixings like sun-ripened tomatoes, lettuce, sliced onions, dill pickles, pico de gallo and classic cheese sauce.

About Luby’s, Inc.
Luby’s, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) operates 179 restaurants national-wide: 93 Luby’s Cafeterias, 77 Fuddruckers, eight Cheeseburger in Paradise and one Bob Luby’s Seafood Grill. The Company is the franchisor for 111 Fuddruckers franchise locations across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, Italy, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Chile, and Colombia. Additionally, a licensee operates 35 restaurants with the exclusive right to use the Fuddruckers proprietary marks, trade dress and system in certain countries in the Middle East. The Company does not receive revenue or royalties from these restaurants. Luby’s Culinary Contract Services provides food service management to 28 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.

About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart® convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visit For more information on Minit Mart, please visit

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The Pie’s the Limit in Kansas City as Pie Five Announces New Expansion Deal

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DALLAS, Feb. 12, 2016 / — Pie Five Pizza is adding another expansion deal to its growing Circle of Crust. The brand known for fresh, custom, artisan pizzas served in under five minutes today announced plans to add up to 10 new Pie Five locations in Kansas City. Under the new development agreement, franchisee, Dave Goebel, along with sons Kevin and Kerry and daughter Lyssa, plan to strategically fill in trade areas in the Kansas City metro area on both the Kansas and Missouri sides. Additionally, the team is looking north of the city in St. Joseph, MO.

“Our family couldn’t be more pleased with our decision to be part of the Pie Five family — the first two and a half years with Pie Five have significantly exceeded our expectations and initial projections,” said Goebel. “Our guests have responded extremely well to this innovative approach to high quality, customized and fast pizza. We’re excited to extend our reach in the Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan and St. Joseph areas in order to become even more convenient to pizza lovers.”

Goebel brings 35 years of experience in the retail, food service and hospitality segments and currently serves as president of KC Pie, LLC, a multi-unit franchise partner for Pie Five Pizza Co. He is the former chief executive officer of casual-dining Applebee’s restaurants. KC Pie, LLC currently owns and operates eight Pie Five Pizza Co. locations with a ninth set to open next later this month.

“Additionally, we’re excited to continue our affiliation with Children’s Mercy Hospital,” said Goebel, who serves on the board at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “We are closing in on our goal of $100,000 in support for the outstanding work this organization does in the states of Kansas and Missouri.”

Throughout the year, KC Pies LLC has given 5% of their totals sales every Monday to Children’s Mercy Hospitals. They have donated over $80,000 to date.

This is the second Pie Five franchisee to add additional locations this year. Last month, franchise owner, Rob Byford, signed a development deal to add 7 new Pie Five location s in the Memphis market. The fast casual pizza leader currently has 400 locations in development.

Pie Five’s unique fast casual model allows patrons to customize a personal handcrafted pizza, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, artisan ingredients — all in under 5 minutes. Pie Five pizzas bake in just 145 seconds in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art oven. There are millions of possible pizza combinations Pie Five customers can create with four crusts (including artisan thin, classic pan, whole grain Neapolitan and gluten-free), seven sauces and 28 fresh toppings. Additionally, guests can add one of Pie Five’s freshly-tossed hand-made salads.

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is the leading brand in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space, offering individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order in less than five minutes. Named among Fast Casual’s Top “Movers & Shakers” for three consecutive years, 2015 “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine, 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by, the company currently has 86 locations in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit

Contact: Marcus Dockter, MWWPR

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Minuteman Press International Exhibiting at Franchise Expo South 2016; Franchise Owners in Houston Area Make Easy Transition from Other Industries to Business Ownership

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HOUSTON ( February 12, 2016 — Meet Texas business owners Darryal and Connie Chandler, who own and operate their Minuteman Press franchise in Humble, Texas, just outside Houston. Darryal and Connie come from two totally different careers – the airline industry and teaching – that are completely unrelated to printing and marketing. Franchising was right for Connie and Darryal because they were looking to own a business but also wanted help getting started in a new field, along with an ongoing support system that would be there every step of the way after they opened. Coming from two different professional backgrounds and among the sea of business ownership and franchising options available to them, the Chandlers chose to own a Minuteman Press franchise. Here’s why:

Darryal and Connie Chandler started franchising with Minuteman Press in 2010 and are exemplary owners who follow the program that was laid out in training and was reinforced through additional on-site training and ongoing local support. They also loved that Houston and its surrounding areas presented a huge growth market should they decide to open a print and marketing franchise. Connie Chandler elaborates, “The biggest reason we chose a Minuteman Press franchise is because since I had been working here, I knew the potential this business had in the market we serve. We did have apprehensions about owning a franchise, so we certainly did our homework before making the final decision.”

That homework included researching the Minuteman Press franchise system directly, up close and in person. “Whenever an individual person, business partners, or a husband and wife team such as Darryal and Connie are interested in franchising with Minuteman Press in Houston or surrounding areas in Texas, I meet with them and give them a chance to visit and speak with current owners in the area directly,” says Rich Panowitz, Minuteman Press Area Manager for South Texas. “This way, they can see what it’s really like to own and operate a Minuteman Press franchise, and get honest feedback from our owners about our system.”

Darryal and Connie add, “Everything we could find out about MMP was positive. We have not been disappointed. As a matter of fact, we have been more than happy! Minuteman Press International provides so much support, as well as providing us with ‘buying power’ in many ways. Our franchise fee is well worth it to us! We know we made the right decision. We are part of the Minuteman Press family!”

Visit the Chandlers’ Minuteman Press franchise in Humble, Texas at 238 E First Street, Humble, TX 77338. You can also call Connie and Darryal at 281-446-5030 or visit their website at

Minuteman Press Expanding in Houston and Surrounding Areas

Minuteman Press is looking to expand in the greater Houston area and we have several opportunities in prime markets for potential franchise owners who are interested in learning more about us. Whether you are like Darryal and Connie Chandler and looking to make a seamless transition to business ownership or simply know a good, clean business model when you see one, we invite you to call us at 1-800-645-3006 or take a closer look at our Houston franchise opportunities by visiting our dedicated website at

About Minuteman Press

Serving the business community for over 40 years, Minuteman Press’ customer service driven business model provides digital print, design and promotional products and services to businesses from concept review through to completion. Today we are much more than just print; we can provide anything you can put a name, image or logo on! Our new slogan – We Design, Print & Promote… YOU! – indicates the wide variety of products and services we offer that go beyond printing. For more information, visit

Minuteman Press International is a number one rated business service franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. Minuteman Press opened in 1973 and began franchising in 1975. Today, there are more than 925 locations worldwide including the U.S., Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Minuteman Press aims to grow to more than 1,000 franchises within the next three years. Prior experience is not necessary to own and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise.

Learn more about Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at

Minuteman Press Franchise Opportunities
Al Sanders, 1-800-645-3006


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Fast-Growing, Boutique Franchise Rides, Reps and Revives into 2016

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February 11, 2016, ORLAND PARK, Ill.–(–Driven by consumers continuing to adopt healthy lifestyles, the fitness industry has blossomed into a $27 billion business that has steadily evolved and matured over time. Boutique gym concepts have quickly risen to become the consumer favorite, accounting for 42 percent of the American health club market. Taking note of this trend is SPENGA—a boutique studio concept combining three essential elements of fitness to create what is simply known as the best workout ever.

Providing a multi-sensory experience unparalleled in the market, SPENGA is an emerging concept delivering cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training in every session through a combination of spin, strength training and yoga. With space dedicated to each element, each studio is complete with energizing aromatherapy from essential oils and a DJ-inspired playlist. Skilled personal trainers lead each session, beginning with 20 minutes of spin, followed by 20 minutes of strength training and finishing with 20 minutes of yoga. In addition to an effective workout, SPENGA offers a community of like-minded individuals looking to make the most out of their lives and their workouts. Every time you step into the studio, you are instantly energized by a dedicated staff member cheering you on for every ride, rep and revive.

As health and wellness continues to become a necessity for more and more consumers, SPENGA was created to fill a void in the industry. Heather Ruff, co-founder and vice president of operations stated, “The fitness industry is currently being driven by value-oriented big box gyms and specialized boutique studios. SPENGA fills a void in the market place by delivering cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training in every session.”

Initiating growth in Chicago, SPENGA currently has one location operating in Mokena. The company began franchising in November 2015 and already has two separate multi-unit franchise agreements with different entrepreneurial teams for development of 10 units throughout the western Chicago suburbs and five units throughout North Carolina and Virginia. The company expects three of these units to be in operation by year’s end.

Outside of these franchise agreements, SPENGA’s primary focus for expansion is in major markets across the Midwest, specifically Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis and St. Louis. To augment the brand’s growth, SPENGA is seeking entrepreneurs to develop the franchise concept in the Midwest as well as Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. In 2016 alone, the company expects to have 35 to 40 new franchise agreements signed, and 135 to 150 locations in various stages of development within the next three years.

A low-cost investment in the fitness industry, franchisees can expect an investment ranging from $263,050 to $577,600. SPENGA locations have flexible real-estate requirements in the 3,500 to 4,500 square foot range. Interested parties should have a strong desire to own their own business and a passion for health, wellness and success.

For more information about the SPENGA franchise opportunity, visit


SPENGA is a boutique fitness concept providing an unrivaled experience in the industry. Unlike any studio of its kind, SPENGA combines three essential elements of fitness to create what’s simply known as the best workout ever. Each session is structured to include 20 minutes of spin, 20 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of yoga to improve endurance, strength and flexibility. Founded in March 2015, SPENGA has one location operating in Mokena, Ill and 15 units under development across the United States. Offering an attractive investment opportunity in the fitness industry, SPENGA is seeking franchise partners to develop the brand nationwide. For more information surrounding SPENGA or its franchise opportunities, visit or

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EagleRider’s 2016 Annual Convention: A Gathering of Motorcycle Industry Icons, Innovations, and Ideas

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LOS ANGELES – Feb. 11, 2016 // // – Excitement is in the air throughout all EagleRider locations as the World’s Pioneer and Innovator of motorcycle experiences kicks off its 2016 Annual Convention, a meeting where several of the motorcycle industry’s hard-hitting key players come together to present and discuss all aspects of EagleRider’s story, vision, and execution plans and practices.

Items on the agenda include a Presidential Address from EagleRider Founder and CEO Chris McIntyre along with discussions on EagleRider’s culture and constitution, pricing strategies, fleet management, EagleRider Experience and branding as well as the latest technology advancements and the newest product releases – such as Club EagleRider – that improve upon that Experience ever further and introduce it to more and more satisfied guests.

The company will also be handing the floor to some of its most valued vendors such as Tucker Rocky and Indian Motorcycles along with many high profile guest speakers.

McIntyre remarks “The EagleRider Annual Convention is an event where many of the incredible people who make EagleRider’s success possible get together and in 2016 we have a lot to celebrate and a lot to look forward to as we continue our mission to deliver a Dream Experience to all corners of the World.”

To those interested in joining the team and possibly starting an EagleRider franchise of their own, check out the link below for more details.

About EagleRider

Pioneering the motorcycle rental concept in 1992, EagleRider has since extended its branches to become a motorcycle experience industry giant offering services of all kinds to assist and empower motorcyclists and travelers worldwide. Whether you simply would like to try out the motorcycle of your dreams or go on a great adventure in the self-drive and guided tours offered from any one of our beautifully located 100+ locations across the globe, EagleRider offers the world’s favorite brands including Harley-Davidson®, Indian®, Honda® and BMW® in motorcycles as well as Scooters, Dirt Bikes, and ATV’s. We also provide motorcycle service, parts, and accessories in addition to a vast array of solutions for individuals as well as dealers that are looking to buy and/or sell their bikes.

For more information on rentals and tours, please visit If you are interested in buying and/or selling a bike, visit Our inventory of parts and accessories can be found at

SOURCE EagleRider




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