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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.

Cincinnati Outdoor LEDs and Low Voltage Landscape Lighting experts of NiteLites will exhibit at the upcoming 2011 Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo. The event, sponsored by Ram trucks, will take place from January 21st - 23rd at the Sharonville Conventio
Let's do lunch! Chili's(R) Grill & Bar recognizes today's guests want an enjoyable lunch experience that taps into their need for menu offerings that add value and won't break the bank. Well, Chili's new Lunch Break combos satisfy all those needs! A p
Primrose Schools proudly announces a new, exclusive partnership with The Music Class, an award-winning, international music education company founded by musician and music educator Rob Sayer. The program will enhance Primrose's Balanced Learning® musi
Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) has announced plans to offer for sale its Red Lion Hotel Fifth Avenue, located in Seattle, and its Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast. Red Lion plans to structure the Seattle transaction to continue the hotel's operati
Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. (PMCI), the preeminent family restaurant company in the United States announced today the appointment of Glenn Drasher as Senior Director of Marketing - Perkins. With over 20 years of executive marketing and consulting
As Americans look for free and convenient ways to store and streamline tax information online, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is rolling out a robust new consumer resource right in time for the upcoming tax season. Unique to the tax industry, MyTaxManage
Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT), will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter results on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time).
International Philly Cheesesteak franchise, Charley's Grilled Subs, has received the coveted ranking of No. 1 franchise in the Philly Steak Sandwich category from Entrepreneur Magazine for the eighth year in a row. The business has been named No. 112 over
Snap Fitness, the world's fastest-growing franchisor of state-of-the-art 24/7 express fitness centers, announces the appointment of Chad Vinson Ruf as Director of Personal Training.
The free H&R Block Tax Central App is now available in the iTunes Store and on the Android Market with features to help taxpayers year-round. The comprehensive app answers popular tax questions, has a tax refund estimator and a customized tax informat
Today, Flippers Pizzeria released new details on upcoming locations in Winter Springs and University Commons near the University of Central Florida.
Patrick Conlin, Blimpie(R) area developer, announced that multi-unit franchisee, Naseem Cheema, has opened his third Blimpie franchise restaurant on Long Island, in Deer Park, in Suffolk County, NY. The high-traffic location is in a major industrial park
Jo-Anne and Michele Ferris, owners of ZIPS Dry Cleaners in Manassas, Va., were recently honored as the recipients of the 2010 Franchise Owner of the Year Award by ZIPS Dry Cleaners, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise chain with more than 28
Immediately following her crowning as Miss America 2011 on Saturday, Teresa Scanlan announced that she will serve as spokesperson for IHOP's sixth National Pancake Day celebration benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Hoping to raise more than
The Keg Royalties Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:KEG.UN) and Keg Restaurants Ltd. ("KRL") announce that KRL has entered into an agreement with National Bank Financial Inc. ("NBF") and CIBC World Markets Inc. ("CIBC", and collectively with NBF, the "Underwr
ActionCOACH, the world's number one Business Coaching firm, is proud to announce its Americas Conference will take place Sunday January 16th through Friday January 21st, 2011, at the Aliante Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BWLD), today announced that the Company will conduct a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2010 results on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
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.
Extending its reach in Latin America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the debut of its fast-growing Aloft brand in Panama City, Panama set to open in December 2012.
For the second year in a row HomeTask has been chosen as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans! The 50 companies included were selected from hundreds of companies who were required to submit a completed questionnaire describing the specific financial
Molly Maid, a leading residential cleaning service franchise, moved up 32 spots from 2010 to No. 62 in a comprehensive listing of the nation's top 300 franchise companies.
From meager beginnings, to national prominence to global awareness the two kids who met in Junior High School and took the American dream of developing their own successful business had thought they'd seen it all. More than thirty years after they opened
Smashburger, a nationally acclaimed industry-leading "better burger" restaurant, is bringing its "sin-sational" Sin City Smashburger nationwide on Monday January 17, 2011. Until now, this decadently-delicious burger was found only on Las Vegas Smashburger
Cold Stone Creamery, the nation's leading premium specialty ice cream brand, today announced the launch of the Cold Stone Yogurt Bar, a new yogurt concept that will be incorporated into existing Cold Stone stores in 2011. The brand extension will feature
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) today announced its plans to place its Long John Silver's and A&W All-American Food Restaurants for sale, and has begun a process to identify a buyer. The Company is sharpening its long-term growth focus on building leadin
Anytime Fitness, the world's fastest growing co-ed fitness club with more than 1,500 clubs in all 50 states and seven countries, will soon be welcoming its millionth member. To celebrate, Anytime Fitness is kicking off the Feel Like A Million campaign and
This Valentine's Day, Marble Slab Creamery will show customers some "amore" by giving away a free sample of our new Tiramisu ice cream from 3 to 6 pm on Monday, February 14th.* Marble Slab Creamery is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) will announce fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results prior to market open on Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011.
Red Mango is thanking America with chocolate. The fastest-growing retailer of all-natural probiotic frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, will salute its 100th store with a nationwide celebration, introducing its decadent Dark Chocolate frozen yogurt a
Genghis Grill – The Mongolian Stir Fry has signed on franchisee group, JNE (Jordan, Nicholas, Elliott) Mongolian, LLC, to lead the Tampa, FL market and Chris Carroll, an existing joint-venture partner, to lead Alabama, North Carolina and South Carol

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