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July 25, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) – The truth is that personalized customer service isn't common anymore. Make it the signature virtue of your business and you can harvest strong loyalty among clients…By Mary Friese, Minuteman Press International Summers spent upstate, NY, were filled with fresh air and fishing, but to this day, I remember the old man who owned the hardware shop in town with its rubber and mulch smell and creaky wooden floors. His name was John and he would chat it up with my parents about shared experiences travelling to Ireland and they would all exchange little updates about their kids and their plans for the rest of the summer. He always gave out watermelon-flavored candy sticks; and one time, he was giving out little toys to all the kids who came in with parents making purchases. My brother and cousin were handed toy cap guns and he got to know my family well enough NOT to hand me the play make-up cases he gave to all the other girls. He developed enough history with my family as regular customers that he knew enough to give me a toy gun too. John didn't own the only hardware store in town. He [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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HORSHAM, PA (FranchisePOD.com) JULY 25, 2016 – Every summer, high temperatures and extreme heat waves take a toll on vehicles and their engines, which can lead to unexpected expenses for unprepared drivers. In fact, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates more than 8 million automobiles in need of their roadside assistance during the summer months. Since this figure is most to increase this year because lower gas prices are encouraging more summer road trips, Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Car released today a list of tips to help prevent cars from becoming a statistic. Here are the top suggestions Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care urges every driver to take: Check Coolant Levels: While the engine is running, a vehicle's cooling system regulates the engine's operating temperature. To keep the cooling system operating at peak efficiency, it is important to have the coolant level checked periodically and the coolant system flushed as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. A car owner's manual will have more information on the best schedule to follow for your vehicle. Inspect Radiator for Debris: While driving, dirt and road debris can build up on the radiator and cause a blockage in airflow and heat transfer. When this build up occurs, [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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July 25, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) RICHARDSON, Texas – Richardson pizza lovers are first in line to create new memories as the iconic Mr. Gatti's pizza has opened its newest restaurant at 1312 E. Belt Line Road. The Richardson location is the first to open since the chain was acquired in 2015 by Fort Worth-based private-equity firm Sovrano, LLC, an affiliate of FundCorp, Inc. The new prototype features a return of many of the elements that made it one of the most popular family restaurant brands of the 1970s and 80s. “We are excited to bring Mr. Gatti's to Richardson,” said Michael Poates, President of Gatti's Pizza and President and equity partner of Sovrano, LLC. “There is a strong sense of community here and we look forward to creating opportunities for adults to relive the experiences they had growing up and create new memories for their families.” The new restaurant offers tableside service, outdoor seating and the traditional game room. The menu, much of it prepared in a rotary, copper tiled, fire-deck oven, brings back Mr. Gatti's original Napoli-style crust, a Sicilian deep dish crust and a new gluten-free crust. Guests are able to build their own pizza or pasta creations by choosing from a [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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July 25, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) Silverton, N.J. – Bubbakoo's Burritos, the famed home of made-to-order, completely customizable burritos and the widely popular phenomenon that has become an unquestioned sensation across the Garden State, announced today the opening of its 10th location. The newest shop is opening in Toms River's Silverton section at the Rands Shopping Plaza (1849 Hooper Avenue). Local restaurateurs and father-son team, Anthony, Gregg, Joseph and Daniel Di Pierro are the owners and operators of Silverton's Bubbakoo's Burritos. The family brings a strong background in the restaurant industry to its new endeavor, as the owners of two local Toms River restaurants – Joey D's Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant and Mangia Brick Oven Pizza. “There are too many great things about this brand not to love it,” said Anthony, oldest of the Di Pierro brothers. “We firmly believe in the Bubbakoo's philosophy of serving healthier quick serve options with an extraordinary customer service experience. There's an undeniable buzz around Bubbakoo's right now, and we're thrilled to be a part of it.” The opening in Silverton is a momentous occasion for Bubbakoo's Burritos. It comes on the heels of the brand signing its first franchise agreement. The concept began its franchising process within [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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July 25, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) WACO, Texas – Mr. Electric, a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and service repairs, is welcoming its first female franchise owner in the U.K. The company has awarded a franchise agreement to Demi Hoar who will open her business in Cardiff on September 1. A graduate of Neath Port Talbot College, Demi most recently served as a combat medical technician in the British Army. After leaving the military, she wanted to own her own business, became a qualified electrician and invested in her own Mr. Electric franchise. Her life partner and fellow military serviceman, Daniel Wright, will be a co-owner of the business. He plans to join her in the day-to-day operations after he completes another 12 months of active duty. “I was led to Mr. Electric as my partner was looking into franchising and I had just passed my electrical course so it made sense,” Demi commented. “Having the Dwyer Group there definitely helps me to sleep at night. As I will be running the business on my own for about a year, knowing that they are there to support me is what made me choose a Mr. Electric franchise. To know that I have someone to [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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July 25, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) Charlotte – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has named Jose R. Costa, Group President for Charlotte-based Driven Brands, a Board Leadership Fellow, the highest standard of credentialing for corporate directors. The NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest insights, intelligence, and leading boardroom practices to refine board-leadership competencies and stay at the forefront of evolving business demands. NACD Fellows have to complete a rigorous foundation course that focuses on topical matters and committee-specific issues. To maintain their credential, they have to advance their knowledge and boardroom stature year after year through continuous learning and peer-led collaboration. The NACD Fellowship community is backed by more than 35 years of authoritative research and represents the combined knowledge capital of hundreds of the world's largest and most-diverse companies. At Driven Brands, Costa leads MAACO®, CARSTAR® and Drive N Style®. Collectively, these brands operate more than 1,000 body shops across North America and generate more than $1.2 billion in annual system sales. Previous to his current role, which he assumed in October 2015, Costa was President of MAACO®, where he was responsible for managing and developing 500 automotive body shops across the [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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July 25, 2016 (FranchisePOD.com) – Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, will be bringing fresh chicken tenders and wings with unrivaled flavor to Plano, Texas. Restaurant development and operations veterans Courtney Lindley and Bob Gregg have assembled a team to develop 15 locations within the next eight years across North Texas. The first restaurant, located at 6100 West Park in Plano, is set to open July 25, 2016. This will be the first of four locations to open in the Dallas area this year. The team has sites under development and opening later this year in Frisco, Dallas and Irving. Prior to expanding the Slim Chickens brand, Gregg and Lindley have grown and developed national brands such as Radio Shack, Starbucks and Potbelly Sandwich Shop nationally. They were introduced to Slim Chickens through a business associate who could not stop talking about the brand. Quickly impressed, they felt that Slim Chickens was a perfect opportunity to connect past business experience with dreams of becoming operating partners, while building a team capable of growing a great brand. “We knew this was a brand with integrity and one we wanted to bring home to our city once we tasted [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (FranchisePOD.com) July 25, 2016 – When NYPD police officer Damon Porter retired, he looked for a business opportunity that would offer flexible hours and also help keep people safe. Extensive research led him to Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), a fast-growing North American franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for residential and commercial clients. “DVW was head and shoulders above the rest,” said Porter, who began providing services to clients in Middlesex County in February 2016. “The camaraderie and communication among franchisees is great. There's always someone to help you if you need assistance.” During Porter's DVW training, they ran into several unusual situations which helped prepare him for starting his business. He added, “When you're in police work, every day is different. The same is true in this business.” Porter remembers one service call that resulted when a home inspector traced a dryer vent line to an empty attic. “Whoever installed the dryer didn't vent the dryer duct system to the outside. Lint filled the attic — a real fire hazard,” said Porter, who worked in 97 degree heat to drill a hole in the roof to get to the attic and remove all [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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