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Jamba Grows Through Franchising

September 27, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Consistent with its strategy of expansion through franchising, Jamba Juice Company, a subsidiary of Jamba Inc., recently announced the opening of a new franchised store in California. This new store marked the company’s fourth opening with franchise company, Bright Works Incorporated. John Anderson is the president of this franchise company and a highly experienced franchise operator.

The new Jamba store is located in Westfield Palm Desert Mall – a shopping mall in Palm Desert, a city located in the heart of the Coachella Valley. The mall offers a lot of choices for shoppers and this new store is located in the food court inside the mall and is expected to benefit immensely from its strategic positioning.

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Burger King To Host Fundraiser For Slain Plymouth Officer Bradley Fox

September 27, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

The Times Herald:

US Restaurants Inc., a franchisee of Burger King Corporation, in cooperation with the Plymouth Township Police Department, is having an all day fundraiser this Friday, Sept. 28 at their Plymouth Township Burger King location on 409 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken.

Rita Greene, general manager of the restaurant, reached out to the department after hearing of Officer Fox’s tragic death.

“We felt we had to do something”, said Greene. “And this was the best way we thought that could help the family.”

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Covelli Enterprises, The Largest Franchisee Of Panera Bread And O’Charley’s, Has Entrusted Ohio Restaurant Recruiters With Its Management Recruitment

September 27, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments


Ohio Restaurant Recruiters, a restaurant manager recruiting firm in Ohio and Pennsylvania, announced this week that Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread and O’Charley’s, has entrusted them with its restaurant management recruitment needs.

Covelli Enterprises has more than 200 Panera bakery-cafe concepts; 27 more are scheduled to open over the next 18 months.

Panera Bread has the single goal of making great bread that is readily available to consumers across America. Daily, it bakes more bread than any other bakery-cafe concept in the country. Its bakery-cafes showcase the art and craft of bread making through great meals that include made-to-order sandwiches and salads, and soup served in bread bowls.

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7-Eleven Franchisee Coalition Takes Stock

September 27, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

After wrapping up its 37th annual convention and trade show, the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) outlined its recent successes and future challenges.

In 2012, NCASEF joined in supporting the class-action lawsuit by NACS and other groups against the Federal Reserve for ignoring the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act (HR 4173), which restrains the interchange fees banks are allowed to charge retailers.

The NACS board in mid-July rejected a settlement proposed by large banks and credit-card companies, because transparency on interchange fees would not have been achieved. The coalition supports NACS’ efforts, and it “like[s] retailers’ chances in this lawsuit.” More.

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Franchisees Must Know Sale Options

September 26, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

NuWire Investor:

Experts advise prospective franchisees to carefully review their franchise disclosure documents (FDD) before committing to the purchase of a franchise. Item 20 in the FDD discusses the sale of the franchise and the termination or transfer of the franchisor-franchisee contract. Sometimes these contracts include stipulations for franchisor consent the right of first refusal in a buy-back, and these rules can present hurdles if not planned for – or known about – in advance. Even so, experts say that there can be advantages to selling a franchise over an independent business, but vagaries in the market make it hard to plan for the benefit. For more on this continue reading the following article from Blue MauMau.

Individuals considering a franchise opportunity should include franchise resale performance as part of the due diligence process. Having an exit strategy is a critical component of any new business start-up.When individuals purchase a franchise some consider the possibility of selling it in the future or allowing their children to take ownership. For this reason, the resale potential of a franchise should be another item on the franchise evaluation checklist.

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Primary Color Launches Web-Based Solutions For Restaurants

September 26, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

QSR magazine:

Primary Color, a provider of superior graphic communication products and Web-to-print solutions based out of Orange County and Los Angeles County, California, announced that it launched its new Distributive Print Model at the Dine America show in Atlanta.

The company also announced the release of several cutting-edge Web-based applications as part of its expanding core software platform PRIMARYCONNECT.

Included in the release is Verify, an industry-leading, mobile-supported POP and restaurant signage profiling and verification tool. The application ensures marketing managers with guaranteed brand compliance, including timely and accurate placement of all POP and print materials.

The company has recently landed several of the fastest-growing 500+ unit fast-casual and quick-service restaurant operators as a result of these new service enhancements.

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Oklahoma City Alta Mere Franchisee Is Recognized With Award

September 26, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

An Oklahoma City Alta Mere franchisee has for the second time been named Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association.

Greg Goodman, who also won the award in 2005, was one of 48 franchise owner-operators nationwide recognized this year for outstanding performance and contributions to franchising. The award was presented during the association’s Public Affairs Conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

“I am thrilled to be given this honor for the second time and to do my part to increase awareness about how franchising can contribute to economic recovery and job growth. This is a truly humbling experience,” Goodman said.

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Burger Chain’s Parsippany Sneak Peek Is A Smash

September 26, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

The 11th New Jersey Smashburger franchise officially opens in the Troy Hills Shopping Center in Parsippany Thursday, but residents had an opportunity Monday afternoon and evening for an early taste of what the chain restaurant has to offer.

There was excitement in the dining room as patrons who had received e-mailed invitations to attend lined up to try out Smashburger’s burgers, chicken sandwiches and fries.

Server Mike Calderone said he was feeling the excitement too.

“I love this,” he exclaimed. “The spirit is great!”

He said the spirit carries over to his feelings for working for Smashburger.

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Bandana’s Bar-B-Q Opens Evansville, IN Site

September 26, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

St. Louis, MO-based Bandana’s Bar-B-Q opened its newest location at 6636 Logan Dr, Evansville, IN today.

The 32 unit chain currently operates locations in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana with plans to continue expansion within these states while looking at opportunities in Ohio, Nebraska and Kentucky. Plans call for 5-10 new locations in the next 18 months. Expansion will be both corporate and franchised.

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Unique Financing Helps Saladworks Sprout Up

September 26, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Pocono Record:

A husband-and-wife franchisee team, Mark and Ebony Satterfield of East Stroudsburg, are preparing to open the Pocono area’s first Saladworks restaurant this year, largely thanks to a $340,000 start-up Small Business Association loan, but they took a very uncommnon route to this area.

The couple harnessed the effort of BoeFly, an online marketplace that works like a for small business lending by connecting borrowers with more than 2,200 lenders nationwide, based on compatibility between the borrowers and lenders. It curently has 6,000 borrowers enlisted.

“We found BoeFly incredibly easy to use, and we were blown away at how many serious lenders we met,” said Mark Satterfield as he and his wife are members of JTS Enterprises LLC. Read more.

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