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Turn here for general news to keep current with developments in the ever-changing environment, economy, and marketplace. We choose the most important news and select from hundreds of press releases to keep you informed about the latest news likely to affect franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers. Check in frequently to stay abreast of the vital news and events influencing the world of franchising.

Chuck E. Cheese's (NYSE: CEC), everyone's favorite family entertainment center, made a special guest appearance on Lifetime Television's "The Balancing Act" to discuss how it is giving away more than just toys and tickets. The segment, available for viewi
Proforma finished 2010 by setting a new monthly sales record in December. With nearly $34 million in network sales, the company generated a 7% increase over December 2009 and a 28% increase over December 2008.
Your New Year's Resolution to get in shape may get a boost thanks to some national food trends putting consumers' health in the driver's seat in 2011.
The outdoor services industry is abuzz about the new Dealer Program from MosquitoNix. Launched in 2010, the new Dealer Program quickly became a cash revenue stream for the industry's professionals. In less than a year, more than 500 systems have been sold
ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, and NetSpend Holdings, Inc, (Nasdaq: NTSP) a leading provider of general-purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards, announced a donation of $522,643 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery will celebrate Valentine's Day on Monday, February 14, 2011 by donating $1 for every Ice Cream Dream Cake purchased that day both in its store and online through its website to The American Heart Association. MaggieMoo's
Papa Bello Enterprises (Pink Sheets: PAPA) announced today that the company's Papa Bello Pizza subsidiary will be opening its second location in Alabama. Franchisee Terry Parmer has selected Alexander City for his location and hopes to open an additional
Denver-based Qdoba Mexican Grill, the first franchised fast-casual Mexican concept to reach 500 restaurants, proudly announced that it has promoted five executives to build upon the company's positive sales and new unit growth through innovative marketing
On Sunday, February 6th Hooters is giving customers a chance to win big. One lucky football fan in each of their 380 U.S. restaurants will be going home with a 42" HDTV the night of the Big Game. This is the 5th year that Hooters has run this annual promo
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (NASDAQ:CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches, and desserts, opened its sixth Boston-area full-service resta
More than 300 franchisees, vendors and staff are gathered today in Frisco, Texas to kick off the ColorTyme 2011 National Convention. The two-day event will focus on implementing core values and boosting sales as part of its "Rev It Up" theme.
Obtaining financing, whether to start a new business or operate an existing one, is a challenge that entrepreneurs face on a regular basis, especially in a troubled economy. To simplify this process for their franchise business, Woodcraft Franchise, LLC,
Topper's Pizza is furthering its commitment to embrace technology with the launch of a fully interactive website geared to franchise development, featuring a password-protected virtual brochure that interested prospects fill in at their own pace. The auto
Motel 6, known for providing guests with a clean, comfortable room and great service for the lowest price of any national chain, announced the achievement of a major company milestone with the opening of the network's 1,100th property. The Motel 6 and Stu
With guests asking for better eating choices when they eat out, Applebee's® today announced the addition of three new Weight Watchers-endorsed items, bringing the total number of Weight Watchers items to five. Since 2004, Applebee's has been the only
Pizza Pizza announces the launch of its new, revamped chicken wings across restaurant locations in Canada. The new and improved chicken wings feature four new sauces, a new process for preparing the wings and a new price. The launch comes after a successf
There's no putting the brakes on Aussie Pet Mobile Canada as the Vancouver-based company announces three new multi-unit franchise agreements for Vancouver Island, Vancouver West and Mainland Vancouver.
This month, Elements Therapeutic Massage at 92 South Main Street in Middleton, Mass. is celebrating its fourth anniversary and an incredible success story that continues to defy the economy.
Your New Year's Resolution to get in shape may get a boost thanks to some national food trends putting consumers' health in the driver's seat in 2011.
WASH MY CAR – The Mobile Car Wash Franchise will attend at Franchising/Business Opportunities Expo in Dublin that will be held Saturday 29.01.2011 at Burlington Hotel.
Players from Green Bay and Pittsburgh aren't the only pros preparing for the Big Game on Feb. 6 in North Texas. Pizza Hut teams across the country are also gearing up for the big day, as Americans are expected to place more than 1.3 million orders with th
Camp Bow Wow, the nation's largest pet services company, announces that it is now offering franchise sales of its three brands, Camp Bow Wow, Home Buddies and Bow Wow Behavior Buddies, in one package through its "One Brand, Three Solutions" program. Growi
Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements, recently signed its 1,000th new store franchise agreement, marking a significant milestone for the company. As part of its strong growth in 2010, Edible Arrangements o
Grease Monkey, a leading Fast Lube franchise, is "going green" with EcoPower, a new high-quality motor oil that is environmentally friendly and comparably priced with standard motor oils. EcoPower is now available in all four Lee County Grease Monkey loca
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announces that its in-house sustainability system Green Engage* has been awarded with a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the
AllBusiness has named CMIT Solutions to its third annual "AllStar Franchise" rankings. The comprehensive listing spotlights the nation's top 300 franchise companies. In its second appearance on the list, CMIT Solutions rose from No. 224 to No. 154.
It's game time in Perry, Fla.! Beef 'O' Brady's, the national chain of family sports pubs with more than 200 locations throughout the United States, has announced plans to spread its "wings" in Perry, Fla. Best known for its Buffalo-style chicken wings, B
RetroFitness, a national gym concept known for providing great value at a low retro-price, is rescuing independent club operators. As part of its national growth strategy, RetroFitness is offering to support gym owners struggling in today's tough economy
When people think of Southwest Florida, the images that often come to mind include beautiful beaches, sunshine, golf, shopping, and dining. There are many affluent communities that are home to those who have worked hard to retire in this little piece of p

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