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July 27, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) Burnsville, Minn. – bd's Mongolian Grill, a leading create-your-own stir-fry chain, has teamed up again with celebrity chef Stephanie Goldfarb to turn up the heat this summer with six hot, new menu items. Named ‘America's Best Cook' by the Food Network, Goldfarb first partnered with bd's in January to add some sizzle to their stir-fry options. After the overwhelming satisfaction expressed by customers from her first set of recipes, the chef is back this summer for more success with even tastier grub. Goldfarb, a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality, is recognized as the 2014 winner of the Food Network's America's Best Cook competition as well as Kitchen Inferno's celebrity chef. She also owns Seven Species Supper Club and Catering in Chicago, specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Available now, the new create-your-own stir-fry recipes include: Korean Beef: This hot and spicy dish features rich beef and fresh veggies, like carrots, peppers, sprouts and onions, with a Korean style sauce California Bowl: This “best of the west” dish combines fresh white fish and crab with crisp red pepper, edamame and spinach for a healthy and flavorful meal Singapore Tofu: With tasty yakisoba noodles, meatless beef strips, snap peas and jalapenos, this [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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July 27, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) HORSHAM, Pa. – AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. (“AAMCO”), franchisor of the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced the owners of its Lafayette, Indiana service center have been recognized by the Greater Lafayette Commerce Committee for their dedication, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Owned by AAMCO franchisees Tom and Tricia Eden, the AAMCO Franchise in Lafayette has gone above and beyond to provide support its local community, donating time and more than $30,000 to local charities and nonprofit organizations over the past 12 years while continuously growing their business. “My wife and I are incredibly honored to be chosen as the Small Business of the Month in Lafayette,” said Tom Eden, AAMCO of Lafayette franchisee. “Our AAMCO center was founded on three building blocks: positive customer experience, pro-employee business philosophy and a desire to help others through personal acts and charitable giving. Because we place an emphasis on these areas, we've been able to grow our business while still giving back to the community.” Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski and State Representative Sheila Klinker honored the Edens with the award at a ceremony earlier this month. The Edens are committed to [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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SAN MATEO, CA (FranchisePOD.com) July 27, 2016 – The Vanguard Cleaning Systems brand has been ranked #4 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Low Cost Franchises list for 2016. The magazine developed their Top Low Cost Franchise list by evaluating franchise opportunities which have a start-up cost of less than $60,000 and which were also included in the Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 list for 2016. Vanguard Cleaning Systems Master Franchise regional offices offer a number of options for purchase of Janitorial Franchises within this price range. About the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Brand Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems organization is built upon over 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised commercial cleaning businesses, which are licensed and supported by a Master Franchise network of 56 independent regional offices throughout North America. Vanguard® franchised commercial cleaning businesses service more than 15,000 businesses, healthcare companies, educational facilities, and non-profit organizations. The Vanguard brand has been included among the top 50 franchises of Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list for eight consecutive years. You can learn more about the Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise organization at http://www.vanguardcleaning.com. SOURCE Vanguard Cleaning Systems Contact: Lydia Biagini Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. +1 (650) 287-2414 ### The post Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Brand Named a Top Low Cost Franchise appeared first [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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MINNETONKA, MN (FranchisePOD.com) July 26, 2016 – Renters Warehouse, one of the leading residential property management companies in the U.S., is welcoming award-winning industry veteran Noel Christopher into the fold. Noel joins the Renters Warehouse family as the company's National Business Development Lead, helping acquire property management companies and bringing larger property portfolio holders into the Renters Warehouse ecosystem. “We've created a Portfolio Services Division at Renters Warehouse, which offers far more than the average property management company,” Noel says. “We're offering dedicated services to investors who own a large number of homes and we're creating best practices that will change the industry for the better – for both larger investors and mom and pop investors. “Resources for mom and pop investors have traditionally been limited, yet it's those investors who dominate the single-family rental space. Giving them a stable platform with the tools and support to be comfortable owning more homes is what has been missing, and it's where we come in. Our Rent Estate™ Advisors will help educate and provide resources, processes and guidance to enable smaller investors to grow.” In past roles, Noel helped lead a Chicago-based real estate team to close more than $350 million in investor sales and rank [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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SAN ANTONIO, TX (FranchisePOD.com) July 26, 2016 – This week, San Antonio Express News released the winners of its annual Reader's Choice Awards, and Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS® program, was voted “Best Pizza-Chain” in San Antonio. The contest was open for voting from April 23 through June 21st this year, and despite not being a nominee on the ballot, Pizza Patrón was catapulted to first place, the “Gold Award”, by its fans throughout the city. The San Antonio Express News accepts votes cast via text, mail and online. “We are so appreciative of our customers who took the time and effort to vote for us, giving us the first place honor over the three companies on the ballot: Papa John's, Pizza Hut and Grimaldi's,” said Stephanie Yzaguirre, director of Marketing for San Antonio Pizza LLC, the Pizza Patrón franchisee group. Pizza Patrón makes its signature dough from scratch in each store daily. It is naturally fermented to its peak state of proofing and flavor. After baking, each pizza features a crispy crust that combines with a tender, springy crumb and retains just a hint of sour that brings out the rich and complex essence of the grains. The [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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NEW YORK (FranchisePOD.com) July 26, 2016 – PostNet, the leading business-to-business franchise known for providing customized, business-enhancing print, marketing and shipping solutions, is expanding its presence in the Bronx with the opening of a new location later this year. The new center, located at 1451 West Avenue, marks the second location for local owner Calvin Thomas. Thomas opened his first PostNet franchise at 557 Grand Concourse in 2008 after retiring from a 20-year career with the New York City Police Department serving the 48th precinct in the Bronx. His first PostNet center was also featured on Season 4 of the popular CBS reality seriesUndercover Boss. “Demand from the local business community for PostNet's personalized services and solutions continues to build, and I look forward to serving even more customers with the opening of my second PostNet,” said Thomas. “I hope to grow PostNet to become a household name in the Bronx with the addition of even more centers in the years ahead.” PostNet's menu of services includes graphic design, full-service digital printing, direct mail, signage, document binding and finishing, and ancillary business services, like private mailbox rental and more. Unlike others in the marketplace, PostNet has strategic partnerships with all of the major [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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July 26, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) Morristown, N.J. – Local residents Chris and Emma Harvey are bringing fun and creativity to Morristown, N.J. with their second Pinot's Palette paint and sip studio located at 40 Market Street. The newest upscale entertainment destination to “paint, drink and have fun” is hosting a Grand Opening celebration on August 12 with all proceeds from the first public class going to the Market Street Mission, an organization dedicated to serving the community through offering food, shelter and clothing, as well as emotional and spiritual support for those in need. “Emma and Chris have an incredibly strong and dedicated team at their Ridgewood studio,” said Charles Willis, Co-Founder and President of Pinot's Palette. “We expect their second location to be just as successful.” Earlier this year, Emma and Chris received the Pinot's Palette Golden Brushes Award in recognition of top studio in sales for 2015. Their Ridgewood studio, located at 25 Oak Street, is at the top of the sales leaderboard across the entire Pinot's Palette system. Blair, Chris' father, joined their success by opening a Pinot's Palette studio of his own in Wayne, N.J. “Pinot's Palette offers a very unique and enjoyable experience and we look forward to introducing the [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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July 26, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) Roanoke, VA – Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that dance and movement programs receive high marks as a popular children's franchise in the hot STEM/STEAM children's dance/movement education franchise market by awarding a Gold level franchise to Andrea Mosher. Andrea will be teaching Kinderdance programs to children in Hidalgo County in South Texas. Andrea started dancing when she was two years old in McAllen Texas. Her love for dance continued throughout her high school years; competing in dance and becoming the Captain of her dance/drill team. Andrea attended Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas where she received her BS in Arts and Dance. She was employed at the Alamo Middle School as a dance teacher and was a director of award winning Alamo Middle Badgerettes Dance Team. Andrea's passion for dance and desire to own a business with flexibility brought her to Kinderdance. Kinderdance was the perfect fit for her. Andrea says “she immediately fell in love with the Kinderdance programs and concept”. With a passion for dance and movement programs Andrea will enjoy enriching the lives of children in Hidalgo County in South [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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July 26, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) CINCINNATI, OHIO – Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, hand-squeezed lemonade and fresh-cut fries, has joined Elara in its One Case • One Meal program for hunger relief. Elara recognized Penn Station for feeding 1,041 individuals through the program last year. One Case • One Meal provides meals in partnership with local food banks to feed people at risk of going hungry. For each case of Elara products purchased, the company gives a meal to someone struggling with hunger. “Elara's One Case • One Meal program is an amazing way to fight hunger and help people who need food,” said Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station East Coast Subs. “We are happy to join them in the fight and support this program. Their commitment to fighting hunger is admirable, and it makes us proud to work with them.” About Penn Station East Coast Subs Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985, Penn Station serves a variety of grilled and cold deli sandwiches made to order with high-quality ingredients on freshly baked bread. The menu also includes hand-cut fries, hand-squeezed lemonade made throughout the day and chocolate chunk cookies baked in the restaurant. [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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July 26, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Camp Bow Wow®, the leading Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise, which is ranked #1 in the pet category on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, outpaced the pet care industry in both revenue and franchise sales growth during the first half of 2016. While the $60 billion pet care industry is expanding at a robust 5% annual rate, Camp Bow Wow is growing almost three times as fast, with 13% year-over-year growth1. Additionally, the company increased its customer base by 25% in the first half of 2016, which further solidifies its position as the nation's leading pet care franchise. The $93 million brand continues to experience tremendous growth with 135 locations nationwide and an additional 35 Camps in the pipeline. As part of Camp Bow Wow's low-risk, high-growth franchise network, Camp owners are provided with the support and proven expertise of Camp Bow Wow's executive team, and are further backed by the company's superior and standardized operational practices, which are continuously refined to remain ahead of the curve. Camp owners generate $756,551 in annual gross revenue on averagesup>1, while the company's top 25% highest-earning franchises generate an average of $1,075,667, with a high of [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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July 28, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) – Learn how print can augment marketing efforts and help to grow your business… If you don't already know that your digital presence is an absolute necessity today, from your website to your engagement on social media platforms and professional outlets such as LinkedIn, then you must have taken a vow of technological chastity and you will need a miracle and a prayer to grow a business venture. Of COURSE digital marketing is important today! For Pete's sake, the majority of us have created online profiles as a form of idyllic alter-egos that project nothing but sunny days and smiles and conveniently mask our inevitable rainy days and frowns so we can be the envy of our neighbors. Digital marketing and the establishment of a regularly refreshed professional campaign online is a widely known need and it is promoted as the way to go these days and millions are doing it; even though many eager entrepreneurs overestimate their own abilities to design and implement effective marketing campaigns and really should seek expert help within the business to business services industry to get it done well (but that is another story). What is less known [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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July 25, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) DENVER, Colo. – SpeedPro Imaging, the nation's leader in large-format imagery, continues its national expansion with the opening of its newest studio in the New York City metro-area. Having officially opened this month, the new studio is located at 31 South St., Ste. 1C, in Mt. Vernon and marks the company's fifth studio in the greater NYC area. The opening is also part of a larger expansion initiative that calls for as many as six more locations throughout the region over the next few years. “New York City is a thriving area with many businesses looking to propel the growth of their company by using visual communications that convey their marketing messages,” said Jon Graber, President and Owner of SpeedPro Imaging NYC – Mt. Vernon. “By partnering with these businesses – whether they are big or small – we are not only building lasting relationships, but we are also providing the most cost-effective solutions that deliver big impact.” Prior to owning his SpeedPro location, Graber, worked as a bond trader for 20 years, where he worked for companies such as Lehman Brothers, RBS Greenwich Capital, and BNY Melon. After realizing the corporate world was changing, and he himself wanted [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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