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NORTHVALE, NJ (FranchisePOD.com) FEBRUARY 10, 2016 – The Minuteman Press franchise in Northvale, New Jersey has moved its design, print and marketing center to 202 Livingston Street, a brand new retail location that brings high visibility and added convenience for Minuteman Press customers. Minuteman Press in Northvale is also celebrating 35 years in business, and the new center includes an upgraded look, an open floor plan for optimized workflow, and increased retail display space to showcase the wide variety of products and services Minuteman Press makes available to clients. “After 15 years at our current location, we had the opportunity to relocate to a bright, inviting retail storefront that is not only more visible, but more convenient for our customers,” says franchise owner Alan Schneider. “Being more centrally located, we are now a greater presence in the downtown business community.” Now celebrating 35 years in business, Schneider also welcomes the significant upgrades that the new location provides. “The new location enabled us to modernize and update our facility,” says Schneider. He adds, “It features an open floor plan that allows for improved workflow, and more usable space to display our diverse product lines.” Large windows at the new retail space showcase a variety of [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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RIVERBANK, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 /FranchisePOD.com/ — Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens Thursday, February 11 with specials and giveaways! To celebrate the opening, the store will give away free Big Yellow Cups to guests on Thursday. On Friday the proceeds from Dickey's brand of signature potato chips will go to Barbecue, Boots & Badges, Dickey's charitable foundation benefitting first responders. In addition, three lucky guests will win free barbecue for an entire year at the new Riverbank location! To enter to win, use hashtag #1FreeYearofBBQ on any social media page, order online or sign up for the Big Yellow Cup Club, where you will also receive special offers and promotions. Kids eat free on Sunday as always at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, so come and celebrate Valentine's Day with the whole family! To find the Dickey's Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here. “Dickey's has rapidly expanded throughout California, as the state has the most Dickey's locations after Texas,” says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are proud to open the 92nd location in the state and congratulate our newest Owner/Operators on their hard work and dedication.” The grand opening weekend includes: Thursday, February 11 – Thirsty Thursday – Free BYC with Dickey's [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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LAND O' LAKES, FL (FranchisePOD.com) February 10, 2016 – When Drew Strauch decided he wanted to open his own business, he knew he wanted to do something that positively impacted the lives of his customers and set a new standard for service in the market. That's why he just opened Fresh Coat Painters of Land O' Lakes. Fresh Coat offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for most protective coating applications. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling and in-home color design consultations. Fresh Coat Painters of Land O' Lakes serves Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Trinity, Odessa and the surrounding communities. Fresh Coat is committed to quality products and services and the company offers a 3-3-3 customer service pledge, so calls will be answered by a live person within three minutes, a quote will be delivered within three days (customer schedule permitting) and the job will be started within three weeks. “Our focus on customer service is what really makes us different. I'm not going to send anyone into a home or business that I wouldn't have paint my mother's home. And when [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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February 10, 2016 // FranchisePOD.com // HOUSTON – Minuteman Press International, the world's number one rated business service franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support, is exhibiting at Franchise Expo South 2016 Feb. 11th to Feb. 13th at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas. Visit Minuteman Press International at Booth 131 to see what our modern centers look like and learn what it's like to own and operate a Minuteman Press in 2016. “At FES 2016, Minuteman Press invites all attendees to visit Booth 131 and take a fresh look at our digital print, design and marketing centers,” says Pete Scaglione, Minuteman Press regional vice president for Texas. “Our booth is designed to showcase our modernized displays as well as the wide variety of products and services we make available to help other businesses grow. Today we are more than just print: Anything you can put a name, image or logo on we can produce.” Expanding in Houston and Surrounding Areas Minuteman Press International first entered the Houston market in the late 1970s and hasn't looked back since. With over 275,000 businesses in the greater Houston area, this is a huge growth market for Minuteman Press centers. We are [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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REDDING, CA (FranchisePOD.com) February 10, 2016 – Black Bear Diner, an award-winning family dining concept with 75 units across eight western states, is proud to announce that it eclipsed the $1 million fundraising mark to support Make-A-Wish® and its mission to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The partnership between Black Bear Diner and Make-A-Wish began in 2008, and the money fundraised to date has helped grant more than 135 wishes. “The entire Black Bear Diner family – from the corporate team, to our franchisees, to our guests –rallies behind our annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish,” said Bruce Dean, co-founder of Black Bear Diner. “We're proud that together we achieved a significant fundraising milestone, but we're more proud that each dollar raised went to improving the lives and spirits of so many children.” The idea to raise funds for Make-A-Wish was sparked by a Black Bear Diner franchisee in 2008 and soon morphed into a company-wide, month-long initiative that engages Black Bear Diner restaurants to raise money during the month of December. To participate in the “Save Room For A Wish®” dessert fundraiser, guests simply save a little room for a special dessert. For each pie, cake or cobbler ordered, Black [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 10, 2016 /FranchisePOD.com/ — The South Florida-based chain has sought out two of the top leaders in their respective fields to drive production for their growth portfolio. Miami Grill has elected Armando Christian “Pitbull” Pérez and Jordan Zimmerman to fill their boardroom seats and amplify the brand's global reach amongst its customers. Pitbull, otherwise known as “Mr. Worldwide”, isn't just a multi-platinum hip-hop artist. He's a brilliant business entrepreneur who brings a dynamic mix of music, culture and partnership to the table. He also owns the “Key to the City” of Miami, built a charter school, launched his own radio station on Sirius XM and is a significant equity partner in the company. As Pitbull carries the spirit and soul of Miami, likewise, Jordan Zimmerman brings the same sense of ambitious entrepreneurship, fearless energy and strategy to Miami Grill. Jordan holds an unprecedented track record of building successful brands in almost every retail sector including restaurants like Papa John's, White Castle, Firehouse Subs and Boston Market. Jordan has been twice recognized for his generosity and philanthropic contributions to many organizations in Broward County, Florida. Broward County Commissioners in 2014 and 2015 have proclaimed March 28th as Jordan Zimmerman [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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INDIO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 /FranchisePOD.com/ — Dickey's Barbecue Pit is proud to announce plans to open its 100th California location. The nation's largest barbecue chain already boasts over 530 locations in 43 states and is one of the fastest growing franchise concepts nationwide. After Texas, the state of California has the most Dickey's locations with new stores opening every week across the state. Owner/Operators Michael and Margarita Tucker currently own the Dickey's Barbecue Pit location in La Quinta and have signed a development agreement to open three more stores in Indio, Moreno Valley and Redlands in 2016. An award-winning entrepreneur, Michael Tucker also owns several franchises with Dallas-based convenience store 7-Eleven. He won the prestigious Retailer Initiative award for three consecutive years with the convenience store franchise. “I have been a business owner for most of my life, but the support I receive from Dickey's makes all the difference,” Tucker says. “Dickey's is not only a fun and happy place to work, it has systems and processes in place to support franchisees and is committed to our success.” “Dickey's experienced rapid growth from 2015 to 2016, and much of that growth took place throughout the West Coast,” says Roland Dickey, Jr., [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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BARTONVILLE, Texas, Feb. 10, 2016 /FranchisePOD.com/ — Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens Thursday, February 11 with specials and giveaways. Three lucky guests will win free barbecue for an entire year at the new Bartonville location! To enter to win, use hashtag #1FreeYearofBBQ on any social media page, order online or sign up for the Big Yellow Cup Club, where you will also receive special offers and promotions. To celebrate the opening, the store will give away free Big Yellow Cups to guests on Thursday. On Friday the proceeds from Dickey's brand of signature potato chips will go to Barbecue, Boots & Badges, Dickey's charitable foundation benefitting first responders. Kids eat free on Sunday as always at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, so come and celebrate Valentine's Day with the whole family! To find the Dickey's Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here. “Dickey's Barbecue Pit began in Texas, and is a hometown staple across the state,” says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We congratulate Perry and Maureen Fagan on the grand opening of their store.” The grand opening weekend includes: Thursday, February 11 – Thirsty Thursday – Free BYC with Dickey's new reusable travel lid and straw. Friday, February 12 – Philanthropy Friday – 100 [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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February 10, 2016 // FranchisePOD.com // SAN ANTONIO – Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today its aggressive, nationwide franchise expansion plans after reporting $6 million in revenue and opening nearly two dozen Retreats in 2015. “We've posted an incredible 82 percent growth rate over the last three years due to the increasing demand for resort-quality massage and skin care services at an affordable price,” said Shane Evans, co-founder and president of Massage Heights, which currently operates more than 130 Retreats across the U.S. and in Canada. “Because of our dedicated franchisees, Massage Heights is more than just a place people go to treat a temporary problem – we're part of their ongoing routine to help them live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.” According to a 2014 industry report, revenue from massage franchises is expected to increase annually by 3.4 percent and reach $3.2 billion by the end of 2019, up from the industry's current $2.7 billion annual revenue.* Capitalizing on this trend, Massage Heights is on target to open 40 locations this year and aims to have 300 Retreats open by the end of 2018. As part of its accelerated growth strategy, [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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February 10, 2016 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ – 2016 is a Leap Year, and Villa Italian Kitchen is stepping in to help make the day extra special for all the “leaplings” out there who can only celebrate their actual birthdays once every four years. In honor of this Leap Day 2016, anyone with the rare birthday of February 29th will receive a complimentary slice of pizza at participating Villa Italian Kitchen locations. To redeem this special offer, Leap Day babies must present a valid identification at any participating Villa Italian Kitchen on February 29th to enjoy their pizza on-the-house.* “Leap Day is a rare occasion, especially for people with a February 29 birthday, and we wanted to celebrate by showing our appreciation for our customers most affected by the Leap Year cycle,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Brand Manager of Villa Italian Kitchen. “Happy Birthday to all those Leap Day babies – we thought you deserved something special!” Villa Italian Kitchen features a variety of mouthwatering menu items, from Neapolitan and pan pizzas, with homemade dough prepared fresh daily, 100% whole milk mozzarella and sauce made from fresh California tomatoes, to pasta imported from Italy, delicious salads, Stromboli, entrees and much more. Guests [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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Farmingdale, NY (FranchisePOD.com) February 05, 2016 – In some segments of the marketing industry, there is a misperception that direct mail is less effective than digital channels, but there has been no decline in the power of direct mail. In fact, the Direct Marketing Association continues to report evidence that email or digital marketing is being outperformed where it counts, in the end results. Boasting a 4.4% response rate, direct mail trumps email's average response rate of only 0.12%, as per the director of marketing and media insights at the DMA. Longevity of direct mail Considering that twice the number of 18-35 year olds believe that printed communication will never be replaced entirely by digital communication (compared to the over 55 population), it is wise to anticipate a future that includes a continued reliance on printed forms of communication, including direct mail. The evidence continues with a DMA fact from 2013 that indicated “65% of consumers of all ages have made a purchase as a result of direct mail.” Greater than 40% of people visit the website of the brand whose mailing they received and more than 30% do an online search. Another undeniable fact from the research tells us that two-thirds [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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February 10, 2016 // FranchisePOD.com // HOUSTON – Pinot's Palette, the fastest-growing paint and sip chain in North America, wants to make Valentine's Day “frameworthy.” The popular date night destination has launched a national Valentine's Day contest inviting couples to enter for a chance to win the ultimate date at Pinot's Palette. “This Valentine's Day we wanted to show our love for our guests,” said Charles Willis, co-founder and president of Pinot's Palette. “So we're inviting couples to tell us how they go together just like painting and sipping go together.” Couples can enter online now through February 14 at Pinotspalette.com/vday-contest for a chance to win surprise swag and a free date night at Pinot's Palette valued at over $400. Couples must upload an image and finish the description “We go together like __ & __” for the public to vote. The contest winners will be selected from the top 10 submissions with the most votes. Known as the #happyplace to “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.”®, Pinot's Palette now has 157 studios across North America where guests continue to make lasting memories. About Pinot's Palette Pinot's Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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