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Coverall® Names Shirley Klein chief operating officer

Coverall North America, Inc., today announced that VP, Operational Development, Shirley Klein has been appointed chief operating officer. Klein will report to Coverall’s chief executive officer, Rick Ascolese.

Anytime Fitness will add over 65 locations throughout Alabama

Anytime Fitness recently announced plans to introduce over 65 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of Alabama. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years.

DineEquity appoints Stephen P. Joyce as chief executive officer

DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, announced the appointment of Stephen P. Joyce as the Company's Chief Executive Officer, effective September 12, 2017.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza signs 20 store development deal in Arizona

Hungry Howie’s Pizza, originator of the Flavored Crust® pizza, has inked a 20-store multi-unit agreement in Arizona with plans to open the new locations within the next five years.

Gluten-free crust now available at Papa John's nationwide

Signarama makes 60 new franchise agreements in first half of 2017

Signarama, the world's largest sign franchise, and the first in over 50 countries, reports record-breaking U.S. franchise sales just six months into the year.

Denny’s CEO John Miller Joins CEO Action For Diversity And Inclusion

Mosquito Joe Breaks Philanthropic Records During Nat'l Mosquito Control Awareness Week

FirstLight Home Care Reports Record Revenues as Senior Care Booms

Liberty Tax, IRS Partnership Leads to Significant Decline in Tax Refund Identify Theft

Ruby Tuesday Plans Charitable Donations on National Lemonade Day

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Introduces Seven New Sandwiches

Pie Five Heading East with New Development Deal

Pie Five Pizza Co. - the fast casual restaurant known for its customizable pizzas prepared and ready to enjoy in five minutes - is putting a new spin on the phrase "in a New York minute."

Quaker Steak & Lube Announces New Vice President Of Franchise Services To Spearhead Aggressive Franchise Expansion Nationwide

Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its award-winning food, including Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today that industry veteran Bruce Lane has joined its executive team as vice president of franchise services. TA Restaurant Group, which acquired Quaker Steak & Lube in 2016, appointed Lane as part of its aggressive strategy to reinvigorate the 43-year-old brand and grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized concept through franchising.

Slapfish to launch in Albuquerque before Balloon Fiesta

Slapfish, the nation’s largest fast casual seafood restaurant chain, has started construction at its newest location at Holly Center in Albuquerque. With a target opening date of late September, Albuquerque diners will soon be enjoying Instagram-famous Lobster Rolls and Chowder fries at Slapfish.

Pizza Press Giving Away 1,000 Pizzas for Florida Grand Opening

Orlando pizza fans have reason to celebrate as Southern California's fastest growing build-your-own pizzeria, The Pizza Press, is opening its first Florida restaurant in Celebration off US 192. The Pizza Press, known for its high quality ingredients, wide array of local craft beer, and fun 1920s newspaper theme, will open a location at 6079 West Irlo Bronson Highway 192 in Celebration on Saturday, July 8th.

Culver's Honors Wisconsin Roots with Limited-Time Pub Burger

Driving to Wisconsin to taste world-famous cheese made by a renowned cheesemaker isn't always practical. Going to Culver's for the Wisconsin Big Cheese Pub Burger, a three-cheese ButterBurger® inspired by some of the state's most iconic cheeses, is.

Arby's Named One of the Best Millennial Workplaces

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) has been named to FORTUNE’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list. Arby’s is one of three restaurant brands recognized and is the only quick-service restaurant selected. This is the first time Arby’s has been named to the list.

Long John Silver’s adds deep fried Twinkies to its menus

Long John Silver’s is testing the waters with gold on the menu – fried golden sponge cake to be exact. America’s favorite seafood restaurant launched the Hostess Deep Fried Twinkie in two test markets this spring and is expected to launch the classic treat to the rest of the country in the coming months.

Del Taco names John D. Cappasola Jr. as chief executive officer

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., (NASDAQ:TACO), the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the United States, today announced that President and Chief Brand Officer John D. Cappasola, Jr. has been named as chief executive officer, to succeed Paul J.B. Murphy, III.

RE/MAX names Adam Contos co-CEO

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX), announced today the appointment, effective immediately, of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam Contos to RE/MAX co-chief executive officer (co-CEO), sharing responsibilities with Dave Liniger, the company's former co-founder and now co-CEO.

Jamba Juice opens first location in Thailand, marking the company’s 70th international location

Jamba, Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), announced the opening of its first Thailand location on May 25th, operated by franchise partner, King of Juices Company, LTD (“King of Juices”). The store is located in the Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok.

Snap Fitness signs master franchise agreement for Indonesia

Snap Fitness continues its dynamic global expansion with the announcement of a master franchise agreement for Indonesia, where it will begin operating later in 2017.

Golden Corral rolling out brunch nationwide, starting May 22

Beginning on Monday, May 22, Golden Corral will introduce its new 7-Day Brunch menu, serving brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every day.

Pet Supplies Plus hits 400 location milestone

Nearly three decades after first setting up shop in suburban Detroit, America’s fastest-growing pet store is set to open up its 400th store this May in Coconut Creek, Fla.

Wingstop set to open 100 locations in U.K. over 12 years

Wingstop Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ:WING), the award-winning wing concept with 1,031 locations worldwide, announced that it is extending its global reach by expanding into the European market.

American Family Care Opens 100th Franchise Location

American Family Care (AFC), announced that it dedicated its 100th franchise clinic on Wednesday, May 3 in Denver, Colorado.

Hyatt names Kathy Krenger vice president, global communications

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced Kathy Krenger as vice president of global communications, effective May 15. Krenger will be responsible for Hyatt’s communications strategy and media relations, along with internal and brand communications.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery to introduce new menu

Product and ingredient innovation are at the forefront of the new menu that Perkins Restaurant & Bakery will roll out system-wide on May 1, 2017.

Panera Bread to create 10,000 new delivery jobs by end of 2017

Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) expects to add more than 10,000 new in-cafe and delivery driver jobs system-wide by the end of 2017 as it expands delivery service to 35-40 percent of its cafes by year-end.

Domino's opens 14,000th store worldwide

Domino's Pizza is celebrating the grand opening of its 14,000th store in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, outside of the nation's capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Papa John's International opens 100th restaurant in Mexico

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), announced the opening of its 100th restaurant in Mexico. The 100th Papa John's is located in Zona Azul in Ciudad Satélite in the Metropolitan area of Mexico City.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit launches new website

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has launched its latest phase of technology development with the new website, www.smokedonsite.com.

El Pollo Loco continues Texas expansion

El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), announced it has expanded its franchise development deal with Chicken Time Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Henry Investment Group (HIG) to open an additional 13 new restaurants in Texas.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. expects to complete acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") (NYSE/TSX: QSR, TSX: QSP) announced that it expects to complete the acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. ("Popeyes") (NASDAQ: PLKI) today, following the successful completion of its tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Popeyes.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts opens 1000th international shop in Peru

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation today announced the first shop in Peru is open for business. The shop is in Lima and is the 1000th Krispy Kreme international location.

Kevin Hochman promoted to president and chief concept officer of KFC U.S.

Yum Brands, Inc. announced that it has promoted Kevin Hochman to president and chief concept officer of KFC U.S., reporting to Roger Eaton, chief executive officer of KFC Global, effective immediately.

Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins plan to remove artificial colorings from U.S. menus by end of 2018

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced plans to remove artificial colors from its products in the U.S.

Carl’s Jr. set to open in Santiago, Chile

Global premium burger chain Carl's Jr.® opened its first restaurant today in Chile pursuant to a franchise agreement signed between Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Corachi SpA.

Primrose schools planning to add 34 new schools in 2017.

Primrose Schools, a national preschool franchise company, is on track to experience its seventh consecutive year of real estate growth by opening a record 34 new schools in 2017. With 135 schools currently in its development pipeline, the early education and care provider shows no signs of slowing down.

RE/MAX IT department under new leadership

RE/MAX, LLC has announced a new Vice President of IT and Digital Business. Carie Zoellner now directs the activities of the IT department, including innovation and strategic planning, data center operations, application development, business systems analysis, records management, data privacy, cybersecurity/compliance and customer support. She also leads the company’s key technology initiatives.

Keller Williams expands into Jamaica and Puerto Rico

Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, has more than doubled its number of international agents, adding 1,900 new agents in 2016. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, the franchise is now home to 3,345 agents across the 23 countries and regions it has awarded master franchise agreements.

Noodles & Company plans to close 55 “underperforming” locations

Fast casual giant Noodles & Company said Thursday it will close 55 underperforming restaurants, more than 10 percent of its current store count.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Enters 2017 by Celebrating 85 Consecutive Months of Record Growth

In 2016, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® experienced 10 percent growth in year-over-year sales compared to the year before, ultimately completing more than 500,000 moves nationwide.

TGI Fridays introduces two new executive hires

Marketer Stephanie Perdue and long-time restaurateur Jerry Comstock have joined TGI Fridays as chief marketing officer and president & chief operating officer, respectively.

Arby’s completes 25-restaurant development agreement with new franchisee, AR Chain of Restaurants

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, announced that it has reached a new development agreement with franchisee, AR Chain of Restaurants, to open 25 new restaurants over the next six years with a focus on Pennsylvania and New York.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. announces master franchise joint venture to launch the Tim Hortons brand

Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") has announced the establishment of a master franchise joint venture with a group of investors in Mexico. The joint venture company will be the master franchisee of the Tim Hortons brand in Mexico, responsible for developing and growing the brand in the country.

HoneyBaked Ham names Linda Heasley as its new CEO

The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC, (HoneyBaked Ham), announced Linda Heasley as its new chief executive officer effective Feb. 6, 2017. Heasley, former president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group's plus size fashion segment, succeeds HoneyBaked Ham Chairman and interim CEO Paul Roth.

Red Roof opens 500th Inn and 50th Plus+ location

Red Roof® has opened its 500th Inn in Biloxi, MS and 50th PLUS+ location in Irondale, Alabama. To celebrate the milestone, Red Roof is rewarding existing and new members of their RediCard loyalty program with 500 RediCard bonus points no matter where they are headed from January 15, to February 28, 2017.

Hyatt announces acquisition of Miraval Group

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that Hyatt has acquired Miraval Group, from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC.