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August 02, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) SAN DIEGO – There is good news for San Diegans with a sweet tooth. Cinnaholic, the vegan bakery acclaimed for serving innovative, gourmet cinnamon roll creations, has announced that its first San Diego location will open on August 12 at Mission Valley Mall (1640 Camino Del Rio N.) at a kiosk located just outside of Macy's. The Mission Valley Mall kiosk will be the first of multiple planned Cinnaholic openings across the region, including the Gaslamp District, Pacific Beach and North County Mall in Escondido. The grand opening signifies meaningful and continued growth for the gourmet cinnamon roll chain. The new Mission Valley Mall location joins the current flagship locations in Berkeley, California, Dallas and Atlanta. Cinnaholic gained national attention after the company was featured on ABC's hit show “Shark Tank.” The brand began franchising in 2014 and currently has 40 units in development, including Las Vegas, West Hollywood, Brea and San Jose, California. “There is a tremendous amount of excitement to serve the award-winning cinnamon rolls to the people of San Diego,” said Fred Auzenne, CEO of LF Development Group. “The launch of the first location here is an incredible opportunity to continue building excitement around the Cinnaholic [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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August 02, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) Auburn, AL – Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it will be expanding in Florida with its first location in Port Orange. The new restaurant will open on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and is located at 1760 Dunlawton Ave in the Dunlawton Commons. This location is owned and operated by existing husband-and-wife franchisee team Buck and Brooklyn Harris, who also own the Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Ormond Beach and plan on opening a third location in Florida in the near future. Their Port Orange restaurant marks the 13th Chicken Salad Chick location in Florida. During grand opening week, guests will enjoy southern hospitality through giveaways and specials at the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant: Tuesday, Aug. 9 – The first guest will win a free pound of chicken salad per week for an entire year; the next 99 guests receive a free pound of chicken salad per month.* The Vibe radio station will also be broadcasting live from the restaurant. Wednesday, Aug. 10 – The first 100 guests will receive a free Chicken Salad Chick cell phone armband. Thursday, Aug. 11 – The first 100 guests to order will receive [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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August 02, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) BOULDER, Colo. – Over the past couple of years, all-natural ingredients and fast-casual dining have been two of the top food industry trends, and Rush Bowls finds itself perfectly situated at the crossroads of both booming industries. Since 2004, Rush Bowls has successfully served a rapidly growing market of consumers demanding healthier, great-tasting, all-natural food on the go. With guidance from an accomplished team of executives who have personally launched and operated hundreds of restaurants, award-winning recipes and a low-cost startup plan, Rush Bowls has recently begun awarding franchise opportunities to select entrepreneurs. Company plans call for opening three to five additional corporate stores and as many as 25 franchise locations across the country in the next few years. “With sales of healthy and all-natural food anticipated to reach $1 trillion by 2017, this is a massive market that continues to grow rapidly,” said Rush Bowls founder Andrew Pudalov. “We never get tired of seeing people smile upon their first bite of a Rush Bowl and look forward to introducing even more consumers to this easy and delicious way to keep health in their everyday lives.” Pudalov spent 15 years working his way up the competitive ranks of New York's [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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August 01, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) Teaneck, N.J. – Kumon, the world's largest after-school education franchise, is expanding in Fresno, California with the opening of its third learning center in the area. The first center in Fresno opened in 1995. The Kumon Math and Reading Center of Fresno-Bullard will give thousands of additional parents access to an individualized learning program for their preschool to high school aged children. There are 305 subject enrollments at the two currently opened Kumon Math and Reading Centers in Fresno. The city is in the center of the San Joaquin Valley and is the largest city in the Central Valley, making it an ideal region for Kumon's expansion. “There are about 6.5 million people living in the Central Valley and it is one of the fastest growing regions in California,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. “We have a rich history in Fresno, but the demand for additional Kumon learning centers continues to be seen, so we are excited to bring the Kumon Method to even more families in Fresno.” Kumon's Presence in San Joaquin Valley 2,541 subject enrollments at 12 centers First center opened in 1992 20 percent increase in number of centers in last five [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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August 01, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) ATLANTA – Moe's Southwest Grill®, a leader in the fast-casual Mexican restaurant space and recently announced by the Harris Poll as the Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Brand of the Year, today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Detroit. “With our recent openings in the Cleveland, Indianapolis and Milwaukee markets, Detroit represents an important part of Moe's growth strategy and we're excited about the brand's continued expansion into the region,” said Peter Ortiz, Moe's Vice President of Franchise Sales. “The Moe's brand has become a top choice for some of the most successful multi-unit franchise owners in the country, so we're excited to watch the brand grow in these areas due in large part to the talent of our franchisees.” As the company looks to open additional locations in the area, they are actively seeking qualified franchisees to develop in the areas in and around Detroit. Currently, Moe's has eight locations in the state of Michigan. Moe's had a successful year of franchise growth in 2015 with $641 million in system-wide sales, the opening of 68 new restaurants – some in significant markets, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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BOISE, ID (FranchisePOD.com) August 01, 2016 – Fleet Clean is now operating as a franchise in Boise, Idaho, as new owner Barry Ford starts his local mobile truck washing business. Fleet Clean is a mobile truck washing service that washes fleets of vehicles onsite for customers, using a proprietary hand-brushing technique and environmentally friendly equipment and cleaners. Ford, a serial entrepreneur, has owned several businesses. When he started looking for his next opportunity, Fleet Clean stood out. “When I learned about Fleet Clean, I liked the idea of the fleet washing industry and the opportunity to work outside, but I also looked at the bottom line and what the other franchise owners were making. I saw a lot of potential in this business,” says Ford. To capitalize on that potential, Fleet Clean helps new franchise owners to jumpstart their businesses and their sales. Ford went through training at the Fleet Clean corporate facility in Florida and on site in Boise, and the company helped him secure the truck and equipment he needed to get started. But there was more: Fleet Clean's inside sales team lined up so much work for Ford's new franchise that he has already ordered his second truck. The [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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LOUISVILLE, KY (FranchisePOD.com) – August 01, 2016 – On August 10, 2016, Don Harris will mark his first anniversary as the owner of the Louisville, Kentucky Cottman center. And, oh what a year it's been! “It's been better than I expected, right out of the gate,” says Don. And the numbers bear him out, with gross sales consistently about 30% higher than his predecessor. That says a lot for Cottman's center program, because Don had no experience in the auto repair business. He had a background in marketing, working in the corporate world for many years. One surprise that Don had coming into the industry was the pace of the auto repair business. “Auto repair is a true, day-to-day lesson in project management, getting the best value out of each of the hoists in the shop.” says Don. “It's about knowing which cars can wait and how to open a bay when you're waiting on parts so you can start on another car. It's pretty interesting to watch. “I guess I was thinking it would be like the gas station on the Andy Griffith show, sitting around drinking coffee and fixing cars. But things here move a little quicker than they do in Mayberry,” [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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August 01, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International, Inc., announced today it is seeking to expand in the Midwest with emphasis on Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. To help fuel further expansion, the fast-growing brand is a gold sponsor of the Tri-State Sign Expo Aug 11–13 in Joplin, Missouri. FASTSIGNS International, the leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, is recruiting franchisees in Arkansas (Bentonville/Rogers, Jonesboro, Fort Smith & Sherwood), Kansas (Manhattan), Missouri (St. Louis, Branson, Joplin, Jefferson City, among others) and Oklahoma (Midwest City & Moore). The brand's growth strategy is focused on targeting co-brand and conversion opportunities whereby print shop owners can expand their services by adding FASTSIGNS to their existing business. The company is also targeting challenged sign business owners with the opportunity to convert their business into a thriving FASTSIGNS center. The company invites candidates to visit Booth #27 to learn more about the benefits of joining the brand. “We are excited to expand throughout the Midwest and look forward to meeting with potential franchisee candidates at the premier sign industry tradeshow in the region,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “We know how challenging it can be to establish [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (FranchisePOD.com) August 1, 2016 – FASTSIGNS® of Mount Pleasant/Racine, a locally owned and operated visual communications company, is now open for business at 1122 S. Airline Road in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. “I see a lot of opportunities for growth and expansion in the Racine-Mount Pleasant area and my team and I are excited to get involved in the community,” said Jason Roetz, franchisee of the new FASTSIGNS center. “We look forward to helping customers bring their visual communications to life and move their business forward.” Roetz earned an associate's degree in printed circuit board (PCB) design and a bachelor's degree in business management. He has worked at Eaton Corporation and co-founded Wisconsin Firearms Training. With his technical background and dream of being a business owner, Roetz decided to open FASTSIGNS of Mount Pleasant/Racine. Roetz's team at FASTSIGNS of Mount Pleasant/Racine includes DeDe Albright, visual communications specialist, and Kyle Vergata, graphic designer and production specialist. The center provides comprehensive visual communications solutions including wall, window and floor graphics, architectural signs, banners, trade show displays, wayfinding solutions, digital signage and content, vehicle graphics and more. FASTSIGNS of Mount Pleasant/Racine is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To contact the [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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Minuteman Press in Duluth, GA tops SurveyAdvantage Print Buyer Satisfaction Index, with 100% of customers stating they are “Very Likely” to recommend them. DULUTH, Ga. (FranchisePOD.com) August 1, 2016 – Congratulations to the Minuteman Press franchise in Duluth, Georgia, which topped the SurveyAdvantage Print Buyer Satisfaction Index for the quarter ending June 30, 2016. Minuteman Press in Duluth achieved the best overall loyalty rating among its customers, with 100% of them stating they are “Very Likely” to recommend the design, marketing and printing franchise to other buyers. Owned by Bruno Taillefer, Minuteman Press in Duluth prides itself on helping their clients in any way they can. “This achievement is a testament to the hard work of Bruno and his staff,” notes Keith Cawley, Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President for the Atlanta region. He adds, “To achieve 100% customer satisfaction is everyone's goal, and we are thrilled that Minuteman Press in Duluth has done just that.” Bruno Taillefer's Minuteman Press design, marketing and printing franchise is located at 3741 Venture Drive, Suite 300, Duluth, GA 30096. For more information, call Bruno and his team at 770-476-0922 or visit their website: duluth-ga.minutemanpress.com. Minuteman Press International is a business service franchise that is rated #1 in [...]
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
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July 29, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) – Kathy and James Guidry own the new Minuteman Press design, marketing and printing franchise at 6300 Atlanta Highway in Alpharetta, Georgia. Their official grand opening was held earlier this year. The center features Minuteman Press signage and exterior window graphics that prominently displays the slogan, “We Design, Print & Promote…YOU!“ The grand opening and celebratory ribbon cutting was attended by the local Chamber of Commerce, and food was provided by one of the store's first customers, El Don. The event was a great way to kick things off for Kathy and James, and a fun day for all who attended. Kathy and James Guidry's Minuteman Press franchise is located at 6300 Atlanta Highway, Ste. 102, Alpharetta, GA 30004. For more information, call Kathy and James at (470) 719-9806 or visit their website: alpharetta-ga.minutemanpress.com. If you are looking for innovative, effective design, printing, marketing and promo solutions, find your local Minuteman Press at www.minutemanpress.com. ### The post Minuteman Press Franchise in Alpharetta, GA Has Grand Opening appeared first on FranchisePOD.com. [...]
Sat, Jul 30, 2016
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RICHMOND, VA (FranchisePOD.com) July 29, 2016 – The brand new food truck and trailer franchise opportunities offered by sweetFrog Enterprises, one of the nation's fastest growing frozen yogurt brands, were recently featured as premier mobile food franchise opportunities throughout the Fox & Friends Sunday morning broadcast on Father's Day 2016 (June 19th). Check out the segment here. sweetFrog grabbed the attention of viewers nationwide seeking franchise opportunities during the Father's Day broadcast as CEO and franchise thought leader Patrick Galleher was interviewed about the rising trend of food trucks and mobile units within franchising. During his interview with FOX News' Rick Reichmuth, Galleher discussed the power of owning a sweetFrog food truck or food trailer franchise in an increasingly mobile society. “We have the best tasting products on the market, the best brand on the market, and we have great local owners who get very involved with the local communities they serve,” said Galleher. “We've started franchising our mobile trucks and we brought the mobile trailer up here to New York City for the International Franchise Expo to find some new franchise owners ready to thrive with sweetFrog.” Additionally, one of sweetFrog's mascots, Scoop, became a media darling and social media sensation throughout [...]
Sat, Jul 30, 2016
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