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Yogurtland Plans More Locations In Houston

September 24, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

OC Metro:

Irvine-based Yogurtland will develop its presence in Texas in the coming year, with plans to open 12 to 15 new locations throughout the greater Houston area, where it already has three locations. The popular self-serve dessert chain has more than 190 locations throughout the U.S., Guam and Mexico.

“We are excited to continue our expansion in Houston where consumers have embraced our premium yogurt and friendly service,” said Larry Sidoti, vice president of franchising at Yogurtland.

To support its growth plans, the company is looking for franchise partners to operate new locations, help expand the brand and believe in good customer service.

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Printing Operators Turn To Signage & Visual Graphics To Revive Business

September 24, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

GlobeNewsWire:

As the traditional printing industry continues to gradually decline, an increasing number of print shop businesses are turning to other categories, such as signage and visual graphics, to build new revenue streams.

Recognizing this trend, FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS® visual communications, signage and graphics centers with 530 locations in eight countries, will for the first time exhibit at GRAPH EXPO 2012 (Booth No. 3957), to be held Oct. 7-10 in Chicago. The company’s goal is to participate in discussions around printing business challenges and educate attendees about opportunities to evolve with new solutions.

In addition to exhibiting, FASTSIGNS will host an exclusive breakfast and lunch program with CEO Catherine Monson at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on October 8, respectively. Guests who pre-register for the programs will have an opportunity to speak with Monson regarding the company’s franchise conversion program, which allows business owners to add a FASTSIGNS center within their existing business for as little as a $6,000 initial investment.

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Food Franchising Industry Sees Solid Increase In Profits

September 24, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Gaebler.com:

Profitability continues to be an elusive target for many businesses in the current U.S. economy — but not for food franchises, according to a new report by the Franchise Business Review.

Based on a survey of 4,000 franchisees representing 84 brands across the franchise food sector, the study showed that food franchises increased profitability by an average of 5.8 percent over the past year.

The top 40 franchises in the food franchise category include Firehouse Subs, Culver’s, Auntie Anne’s, Ground Round, East Coast Wings & Grill, Simple Simon’s Pizza, Hardee’s, Bruegger’s, Papa Murphy’s, Penn Station and other recognizable brands. These franchises fared even better than average, with reported profits that were at least 15 percent higher than the rest of the industry.

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‘Little’ Food Franchises Reap Big Success

September 24, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Inquirer.net:

Kumain ka na ba?” (Have you eaten?)

We, Filipinos, never fail to ask this of guests in our house, it is almost like a greeting. Indeed, food has been ingrained in our culture.

From the lechon being star of the town fiesta, to coffee shops and restaurants being the preferred meeting spot for friends and family, there’s no doubt that Filipinos love to eat. This is probably also why food businesses have become lucrative in the country.

However, starting them is not all a piece of cake. As with any business venture, there is always risk of losing whatever capital you’ve put in due to the changing tastes of customers.

Then, there are those big, established names in the local food world always threatening to take your patrons away. This is exactly why franchising is the less risky way of gaining big success in the food service business. More.

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New Franchise Opportunities Abound In New York City

September 24, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

MENAFN.COM:

New franchise opportunities are plentiful and New York franchise consultant, John Ryley is making a difference for budding entrepreneurs. His clients have entered the world of franchising starting new businesses like home based businesses, van or vehicle based franchises, business service providers and home service providers like pressure cleaning businesses or dryer vent cleaning franchises. The number of opportunities is endless and the sky is the limit for the ambitious entrepreneur. Continue reading New Franchise Opportunities Abound In New York City

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RadioShack Announces Kuala Lumpur Grand Openings With Berjaya

September 21, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Sacramento Bee:

RadioShack Corp., a leading national retailer of innovative mobile and technology products, services and accessories, today announced grand openings in Kuala Lumpur for its first two locations in Southeast Asia operated with master franchisee Berjaya RS Sd. Bhd., a subsidiary of Berjaya Retail Berhad, the Malaysian retailing conglomerate.

Today Berjaya debuts its first stand-alone RadioShack location in Mid Valley Megamall and a second store-in-store location within a Berjaya-operated Borders bookstore franchise in The Gardens Mall, both in Kuala Lumpur.

RadioShack announced a long-term master-franchise agreement with Berjaya earlier this year, under which Berjaya is the franchise developer for at least 1,000 locations across Southeast Asia. Berjaya Retail Berhad is owned by the major shareholder of Berjaya Corporation, which reported combined revenues of $7.06 billion (USD) across its diversified holdings in fiscal year 2011.

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Texas Roadhouse Stakes Its Claim As #1 Steakhouse In America

September 21, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Dailyfinance.com:

Texas Roadhouse is “steaking” its claim as consumers’ #1 choice for steak. In Nation’s Restaurant News’ second annual Consumer Picks survey, thousands of diners chose Texas Roadhouse Inc. as the nation’s top steakhouse. The Louisville, Ky-based company also trumped the competition in three main categories – food quality, value and menu variety.

“There is no greater honor than when consumers brag about us,” said Kent Taylor, founder and CEO of the 385-unit Texas Roadhouse. “This is a testament to our meat cutters who hand cut our steaks each and every day in every single Texas Roadhouse restaurant. This award proves that consumers can taste and appreciate our variety and commitment to everyday value.”

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Provide An Important Service In Your Community – Become A Primary Dentist Franchisee

September 21, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Franchise Herald:

Primary Dentist makes it easy to become a Primary Dentist franchise owner and share in the $109.6 billion dollar industry (IBIS World).

Dr. Steven Poulos, D.D.S., dentist and founder of Primary Dentist, explained, “Many dentists are finding it difficult to deal with the important day-to-day business needs of their practice to make it financially successful. We are confident that we can help!

“The Primary Dentist franchise addresses this by helping franchisees associate with, learn from, and apply the marketing and in-office methods and techniques used in our franchise model, which we believe is one of the best franchises,” he continued.

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McDonald’s Customers To Be Offered Free Cup Of Coffee Next Week

September 21, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

ABC2 News:

Next week, customers at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Greater Baltimore area will be able to celebrate National Coffee Day with a free small Premium Roast McCafe.

“Serving hot, freshly brewed coffee is a universal way to show appreciation and we’re thrilled to share our Premium Roast McCafé Coffee with customers for free,” said Cathy Bell, McDonald’s franchisee. “No strings attached – just visit McDonald’s and enjoy a free small McDonald’s coffee at one of our 135 restaurants in the Greater Baltimore area.”

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Building Bridges For Business Anticipates Another Sold-Out Crowd At For Sale: Opportunity Franchising Event On October 9

September 21, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

MarketWatch:

Building Bridges for Business — a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and educating Pittsburgh’s small business owners — is expecting another sold-out event on October 9 between 4:00 and 8:00 pm EDT at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. For Sale: Opportunity, a franchising event, will connect established national franchisers and potential franchisees, and will also feature lenders providing on-the-spot funding, 401k funding experts, and local commercial real estate firms to find space and locations for new businesses. Interested participants can register on Building Bridges for Business’ website www.buildingbridgesforbusiness.org.

The event will feature over 30 exhibitors, including nationally and regionally based franchises and lenders. Business opportunities at different investment points and in several verticals are participating. Featured exhibitors include HandyPro, Sports Clips, Vanguard Cleaning, Veterans Taxi, Benetrends, FranNet and Giant Eagle.

“Franchises have long been an important component in the structure of American business,” said Linda Handley, founder, Building Bridges for Business.

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