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Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Gives People What They Want: More Choices

June 20, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

RestaurantNews.com:

Now, more than ever, people want options when they eat out – organic, locally-sourced, free-range, gluten-free, vegan. Consumers expect to have food that tastes great and fits their needs and preferences. Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is answering the call for “more choices” with a revolutionary brand in restaurants. Their innovative list of fresh ingredients – including three types of crusts, six sauces, 47 toppings, and over three million pizza combinations – combined with an unprecedented match-up of franchising experience and distinct branding places Uncle Maddio’s in the lead for fast casual pizza restaurants.

Pizza might be a centuries-old dish, but Uncle Maddio’s is giving pizza a fresh spin – literally. Their menu includes locally-sourced vegetables delivered fresh daily, free-range and hormone-free chicken, organic greens, handmade meatballs and sausages, vegan toppings, and wheat and gluten-free doughs.

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Ordinary Household Items Can Pose Serious Threat To Seniors

June 20, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Franchising.com:

Electrical cords, stacks of magazines, dirty floors, bunched area rugs and poor lighting can cause older adults to stumble and fall, leading to injuries ranging from minor cuts to far more serious hip fractures and head trauma. This is especially true for seniors whose balance, vision or cognitive abilities are impaired.

In fact, one in three adults age 65 and older suffers from falls each year, warns Steve Barlam, Chief Professional Officer of LivHOME. Often, these falls lead to emergency room visits, an increased fear of falling and reluctance to take part in healthy physical activities such as walking.

Barlam discusses these risks and how to reduce them in Episode 30 of The Senior Care Podcast by LivHOME, titled Home Safety.

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Yogurtini® Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Announces Grand Opening Of 25th Location In Goodyear, Arizona

June 20, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

MarketWatch:

Yogurtini®, originally established in Tempe, Arizona, and one of the leaders in self-serve frozen yogurt franchising, today announces its 25th location with the grand opening of the first location in Goodyear, AZ, located at 14175 W. Indian School Rd.

“The 25th store is really a milestone for our company,” said Natasha Nelson, co-founder and President of YHI, the franchising company of Yogurtini. “It seems we are opening a new store on a weekly basis and the brand is growing strongly. We really want to celebrate the successes of this journey with a blow out party,” she continued.

To celebrate Yogurtini’s 25th opening, Yogurtini’s Goodyear location will be giving out FREE self-serve frozen yogurt on Saturday, June 23rd from 3-6 p.m. Part of the celebration will include a magician and a visit from “Yogurtiniman,” the franchise’s famous mascot. Yogurtini has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the number one children’s cancer hospital in the country. Donations will be accepted.

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Wingstop Ready For Takeoff In Oregon

June 20, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

RestaurantNews.com:

Wingstop is flying high in Oregon! The 515-unit wing chain announced today the company has signed a multi-unit development agreement to open 12 new restaurants throughout the state of Oregon.

Wingstop hosted an open house event last winter where franchise candidates had an opportunity to meet with company executives and learn more about expansion in Oregon. Now, just four months later, Wingstop has signed a 12-store agreement with D&T Wings, LLC to develop restaurants in Oregon, including locations in Portland, Multnomah, Clackamas, Bend, Eugene, Springfield, Medford as well as Boise City, Idaho.

Wingstop currently has one location in Southeast Portland. The first location under the new development agreement with D&T Wings is expected to open in Portland next year.

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Veteran-Run Franchises Build On Learned Skills

June 20, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

NY1:

Peter Turner owns and operates seven Dunkin’ Donuts locations and expects to double that number by next year. Managing 150 employees and juggling the demands of so many stores may prove overwhelming to some, but Turner entered entrepreneurship armed with a specific kind of experience.

“I was a pilot for 20 years flying primarily the SA-60 Seahawk Destroyers,” Turner says.

So what does being a Navy pilot have to do with coffee and donuts? Both military service and business ownership require similar skills.

“Whether you’re a [non-commissioned officer] or a young officer, it’s really about people, some equipment and a mission,” Turner says. “And you’re trained for that better than you realize.”

Read more.

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Here Comes The Bridesmaid

June 20, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Brisbane Times:

Australia’s bridal industry is largely focused on just that: the bride. But what about the women behind ‘the woman’? Enter this mother and daughter team.

While in full wedding planning mode three years ago, Talia Sasson struggled to find the right dresses for her bridesmaids.

“The ones I did find locally were either cheap-looking or cost over $1000 to have made,” says the 26-year-old Sydneysider, who decided instead to take her hunt online. There she found fashionable US bridesmaids stores aplenty, offering good quality at a reasonable cost.

“I thought, ‘Why don’t we have anything like this in Australia?’ And to start with, that’s all that was: a thought,” Sasson says.

Today, the arts degree graduate and former film production assistant, along with her mother, former teacher Bella Kaye, runs Bridesmaids Only. It’s a dedicated bridesmaids store where, like most bridal boutiques, customers are served on an appointment-only basis.

So how did she make the leap? Carry on reading.

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Legendary Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Remodels, Reopens In Mesa

June 19, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Sacramento Bee‎:

Mesa doughnut lovers will be able to enjoy fresh, hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts and delights again soon! On Tuesday, June 19, Krispy Kreme franchisee, Hot Glazed Enchantment, will re-open the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory located at 6627 East Superstition Springs Blvd., bringing hot glazed doughnuts, a newly renovated store and the return of a familiar community partner. It is all part of what the new-to-Arizona franchisee, Hot Glazed Enchantment, is calling part of their Arizona growth plan.

Although doors open at 5:30 a.m., customers are invited to show up early and participate in the opening day festivities. Snagging a prime spot in line can mean more than just tasting one of the first doughnuts off the line. Krispy Kreme openings prove to be very lucrative for Krispy Kreme fans – first customers can receive a year’s supply of doughnuts, plus t-shirts and other Krispy Kreme goodies.

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BurgerFi Franchisee Gears Up For New Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs Eateries

June 19, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Bizjournals.com (blog):

Eric Koeser is gearing up to bring Central Florida it’s second and possibly third BurgerFi locations by early next year.

Koeser, owner/president of Windermere-based Adino LLC, plans to open a new BurgerFi eatery in Lake Mary Village by Sept. 1. The 4,255-square-foot restaurant, which will include a 1,200-square-foot patio, is set to begin interior buildout by July at Rinehart Road and Lake Mary Boulevard. About 40 employees will be hired for this restaurant. More.

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Great Clips Uses Data To Address Franchisee Discontent

June 19, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Wall Street Journal (blog):

In an effort to spur investment by small businesses and shore up the economy, President Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law in April. The law, which makes it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital through public markets, is a potential boon for a number of business models, including people looking to buy into an existing franchise.

While franchises have obvious benefits – a proven business idea, and marketing and strategic support from the mother ship chief among them – there’s also a downside, which is that franchise owners often allow a competitor to open new a store in or near an existing franchisee’s territory, almost inevitably leading to tension between franchisee and franchisor.

The two sides of the franchise equation need each other. Full post.

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The Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar – Six New Franchise Agreements Signed

June 19, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Food and Drink Digital:

The Fuzzy Peach, based out of Wilmington, NC, is excited to announce the signing of agreements for six new franchised units. The new locations in Southport, Leland, Topsail, Cape Carteret, New Bern, and Morehead City will bring Fuzzy Peach up to 11 total locations.

The Fuzzy Peach is a market-leading dessert business that was founded on three principles: serving the best products in the industry, providing world-class customer service, and creating an atmosphere where customers can feel at home.

Since hiring veteran Franchise Sales Director, Greg George, The Fuzzy Peach is on pace to meet their goal of signing up 25 new locations in 2012.

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