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Little Caesars Pizza Eyes Boston For Growth

October 5, 2006 by Mark | 0 Comments

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DETROIT, Mich. — Little Caesars Pizza said it wants to put more than 70 locations in Boston over the next 10 years.

“Little Caesars is bringing the best in carry-out pizza to Boston, and we’re looking forward to growing in this terrific market,? said David Scrivano, president of Little Caesar Enterprises Inc.

The No. 4. chain said it plans to place the units in Boston and the surrounding counties of Worcester, Middlesex and Essex, and employ approximately 1,600 people. It currently has two Boston locations.

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C28 Launches Unique Christian Business Opportunity With Second Christian Franchise Store

October 5, 2006 by Mark | 1 Comment

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C28, an evangelical Christian store, offering an alternative to the mainstream mall stores and typical Christian book stores, announces the opening of their second C28 Christian franchise store in Santa Clara, CA, at the Valley Fair Mall. Franchise opportunities have recently been made available and C28 is seeking to expand across the country.

“C28 offers a unique opportunity to combine God given talents in business with a ministry opportunity to share the life changing gospel message of grace, truth and love of Jesus,” says Kevin Miller. C28 created a new Christian franchise website, that highlights all of the necessary information for franchising a C28 store.

At C28, the Christian shirts, music, jewelry and accessories reflect a clean and positive Christian lifestyle. C28 stands for Colossians 2:8, Not Of This World (NOTW), and all about Jesus! The mission at C28 is to share the life changing gospel message of grace, truth and love of Jesus. So far 6,200 people have prayed to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior since opening their first store 5 years ago.

C28 opened its first store in April of 2001 in the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside, CA. C28 now has eight company owned and franchise stores throughout California.

With the recent availability of franchise stores, C28 Founder and CEO Aurelio Barreto hopes that C28 stores will be found across the Unites States and that the message of Christ will reach the ends of the earth through the merchandise sold.

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Domino’s Plans To Deliver New Pizza Outlets

October 5, 2006 by Mark | 1 Comment

Nz Herald:

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Domino’s Pizza plans to increase its 58 franchises to 85 in the next two years despite increased expansion by its upmarket rival Hell Pizza.

Hell now has the backing of Burger King’s local owner, and publicly listed Restaurant Brands is facing falling sales for Pizza Hut.

But Domino’s Pizza Australia and New Zealand chief executive Don Meij said the New Zealand fast-food market was still under-served.

He said sales results for the 57 New Zealand Domino’s outlets were nearly double forecasts and the company was pushing ahead with new franchises for Auckland and North Island provincial centres.

The new owners at Hell, Tasman Pacific Foods, have said they are planning a rapid roll out and synergies with the Burger King operation.

Domino’s floated in Australia 18 months ago and Meij said the first full-year results to July 2 had seen strong growth in New Zealand after Domino’s bought the Pizza Haven chain.

He said that apart from pizza, the New Zealand fast-food market lacked choice and there was room for second and third players in areas such as chicken.

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City First For Financial Adviser

October 5, 2006 by Mark | 0 Comments

Evening Times

A GLASGOW-based independent financial adviser has become the first to achieve accreditation by the British Franchise Association.
Money Aspects, based at Park Circus Place, will now roll out a UK-wide franchise network with the launch of its new website at www.ifafranchise.co.uk
BFA accreditation recognises the firm is providing clients with a radically different and creative offering in the cut-throat world of financial services.
It also “acknowledges a mutually beneficial business model which creates wealth for both franchisees and their clients” said the BFA.

Andrew Singleton, director of Money Aspects, said: “Franchising works because each outlet is owned and operated by a franchisee, while a franchiser retains control over the way products and services are marketed and sold, and controls the quality and standards.
“Especially in the case of IFAs, that’s to the benefit of the client, who has the best chance of seeing his wealth protected and enhanced.

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Time To Jump-Start Your Franchise Career?

October 5, 2006 by Cris | 2 Comments

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IFA:

Start the year by committing to jump-starting your career by earning Certified Franchise Executive Credits through the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.

A wide range of courses, from franchise sales to financial management, is available. New courses have been added, including a franchise relations clinic, a leadership skills session and compliance training. Review the complete listing of courses from the 2007 ICFE Special Sessions program.

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Enhance The Franchise Relationship Through Mentoring

October 5, 2006 by Cris | 0 Comments

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Learn to use mentoring as a support tool to improve franchise relations, recommends Moran IndustriesBarbara Moran. ‘A mentorship program helps generate positive interaction between franchisees that can mature and build into a positive peer relationship that offers support,’ she says.

A mentoring program offers such benefits as clearer communication channels, better interaction and ‘camaraderie within the franchise system.’ Read more.

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Low Cost Marketing Ideas From the Pizza Business

October 4, 2006 by Dane | 0 Comments

Our Work at Home Blog:

According to Start Up Journal here’s what CiCi’s Franchisee Randi Papporello of Des Moines, IA does to keep people marching through her doors.

  • Newspaper inserts (coupons & specials – $2,300)
  • Ads on Hispanic radio stations ($300 per month = 50 spots per week and a live remote. Main stream radio would cost $300 just for the live remote.)
  • Church bulletins at large churches ($200 per quarter)
  • Live advertising (employee shaking a sign at a busy intersection nearby)
  • School nights where they donate 10% of the sales to the sponsoring school
  • Donated pizzas for charity events in exchange for mentioning them
  • Free meals for coaches who bring their team, youth ministers who bring their youth group, bus drivers who bring a bus load, etc.
  • She also advises seeking to plug into ethnic markets and seniors who are missed by most marketing campaigns.
  • Be a big part of the community.

Photo by Hypnotic….

via Dane.

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Service-Industry Franchises Grow 30% In Two Years

October 4, 2006 by Mark | 0 Comments

Miami Herald:

Jim Sargent paid good money for his hot and dirty job.

As the owner of a Filtafry franchise, he spends most days scraping out the red-hot innards of deep-fat fryers, while a contraption the size of a small photocopier sucks up and cleans murky cooking oil, giving it a few extra days of life.

Filtafry is a small part of a sizzling category of franchising: the service sector.

While restaurants and fast-food chains are still the dominant features of the franchise landscape, representing 19 percent of all such businesses, the service industry is seeing the fastest growth.

From 2003 to 2005 the service-industry franchise sector grew more than 30 percent, while franchise food establishments saw just 5 percent growth, according to a study by FRANdata.

Sargent admits his job isn’t pretty, but that’s part of what makes it profitable.

”Sometimes you have to find the thing nobody else wants to do because it’s dirty or not glamorous,” said Sargent, who charges about $55 per fryer. “But the hope is you can sell it and might make a run of it.”

Too often people go into the franchise process with a one-track mind, said Michael Bush, president of Franchise Advisors, a company that matches entrepreneurs with franchise opportunities. ”Most clients I deal with start off talking about fast-food chains they like to eat at,” he said.

But the real opportunities can often be found behind the scenes. They’re the franchises that serve franchises — as well as other business customers.

A company called Sparkling Image, for example, sends teams out to provide ceiling-to-floor scrubbing of restrooms at restaurants. A franchise called 1-800-GOT-JUNK hauls commercial garbage on short notice.

Most franchisees have to be led to these hidden opportunities, but Sargent, who was director of food services at Broward County Community College, recognized the potential of Filtafry the first time he saw it.

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Super 8 China Opens 6 New Properties In September 2006

October 4, 2006 by Mark | 0 Comments

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One of the world’s largest economy lodging operators, Super 8 Hotels officially opened six new China properties in September 2006. Super 8 is now the largest foreign economy hotel operator in mainland China. The openings have also helped make its parent company, Wyndham Worldwide, China’s largest foreign hotel operator by number of properties.

To support the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Super 8 opened three of its new hotels in the capital city of Beijing. Super 8 Hotel Beijing Bai Hua, Super 8 Hotel Beijing Yi Zhuang Tian Bao, and Super 8 Hotel Beijing Ju Feng. In Suzhou, Wuhan, and Nanchang, Super 8 Hotel Suzhou Hongde Shi Lu, Super 8 Hotel Wuhan Yangtze River Qing Shan, and Super 8 Hotel Nanchang Yi Tai also began receiving business and leisure travelers from around the world.

“This is the first time six hotels have been able to meet our stringent operating requirements in a single month,” said Super 8 China CEO Mr. Mitchell A. Presnick. “These openings, part of a strategy of steady, controlled growth, will enable us to serve our Chinese and foreign guests even better. In September alone, we have doubled the number of our operating properties in Beijing, Suzhou and Wuhan. At the same time, we are continuing to expand into additional cities around China, such as Nanchang.”

“We are happy that we have finally met the strict operations standards of Super 8,” said Mr. Shao Xiguo, the General Manager of Super 8 Hotel Beijing Bai Hua. “As a publicly traded Chinese company, we wanted the strength that a publicly traded American hotel company could offer us.

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Gap Expands Deal In Malaysia And Singapore

October 4, 2006 by Mark | 3 Comments

Biz Journals :

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Gap inc. is deepening its commitment to Southeast Asia.

The $16 billion San Francisco retailer has expanded its franchise agreement with F J Benjamin to open Gap and Banana Republic stores in Indonesia. F J Benjamin and Gap signed an exclusive contract to open franchised Gap and Banana Republic stores in Malaysia and Singapore in January 2006 — Gap’s first franchise agreement. Gap has since signed agreements to open franchised stores in United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

F J Benjamin could open up to 20 retail locations in the Asian archipelago by 2010. Its first Gap and Banana Republic stores in Malaysia and Singapore are scheduled to open this fall.

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