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Vanessa C. Fox promoted to corporate vice president & chief development officer at Jack in the Box Inc.

Jack in the Box Inc. announced that Vanessa C. Fox has been promoted to corporate vice president and chief development officer for the company. Since 2014, Fox has been responsible for all company and franchised restaurant development for the Jack in the Box® brand, including Construction, Real Estate and Architecture.

IHG® announces new vice president, of operations, Continental Europe

IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Michael Zager as Vice President, Operations, Continental Europe. Zager will start his new role effective October 1st and report to Stephen McCall, Chief Operating Officer, Europe.

Pizza Hut unveils The Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza

The newest Pizza Hut mash-up combines two of the most beloved foods of all—grilled cheese and pizza.

Marriott to open first hotel in Rwanda

Marriott International today officially opened the doors of its first Marriott Hotel in Rwanda, bringing the signature brand's welcoming service and world-class amenities to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time in its nearly 90-year history.

CEO of FASTSIGNS elected secretary of the International Franchise Association

Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor with more than 630 centers worldwide, has been elected secretary of the International Franchise Association (IFA).

Dunkin’ Donuts to Launch Ready-to-Drink Coffee in 2017

Today, National Coffee Day, Dunkin’ Donuts, part of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN), announced in a press release that it will launch a line of Dunkin’ Donuts branded ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages in the United States in early 2017.

Applebee’s restaurants now in all 50 states after Hawaii expansion

Applebee's Grill and Bar began with a single restaurant in suburban Atlanta in 1980. It has since grown to one of America's most popular restaurants with over 2,000 locations in 49 states, two U.S. territories and 17 countries, but there has never been a location in Hawaii - until now.

Stacy Anderson promoted to brand president of Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness announced the promotion of Stacy Anderson to the new position of brand president. Anderson, who has served as the company's chief marketing officer since 2012, will lead Anytime Fitness' business unit and steer the continuing evolution of the franchise's business model.

Krystal offers support for education with Krystal Cruiser Tour

The Krystal Company, known for its small, square burgers, has launched a foundation dedicated to funding important community school programs in its neighborhoods.

Planet Fitness, Inc. announces secondary offering of Class A common stock by selling stockholders

Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) ("Planet Fitness" or the "Company") today announced that certain of its existing stockholders (the "Selling Stockholders") intend to offer for sale 8 million shares of its Class A common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dunkin' Brands names David Hoffmann president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that David Hoffmann, 48, has been named president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective October 3, 2016.

Coverall North America, Inc. welcomes new vice president of marketing

According to a company press release, Commercial cleaning business Coverall North America, Inc. has hired Nicole Ivey as Vice President of Marketing to support the company's strategic growth plans in markets across the United States.

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar raises $25k for Special Olympics

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar’s (Boston’s) non-profit organization, the Boston’s Pizza Foundation, raised $25,000 for Special Olympics Inc. throughout the month of August.

RE/MAX Signature Properties joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates family of real estate brokerage networks, today announced that RE/MAX Signature Properties has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signature Properties.

Tim Horton's Smile Cookie campaign raises money for local charities

Yesterday marked the start of Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign running from September 12 to 18 in participating restaurants across the U.S.

Midas partners with Feeding America to launch 'Imagine' campaign to fight hunger

Midas, one of the world's largest providers of automotive services, has launched "Imagine" to support hunger relief efforts across the country, raising donations that will mean thousands of meals for the hungry.

Jimmy John's sells majority stake to Roark Capital


Checkers & Rally’s signs on 40 new franchisees, grows pipeline to 118 approved sites in first half of 2016

Checker’s & Rally’s continued 30 years of consistent growth in 2015, as it opened 37 new restaurants, expanding the companies profile to more than 800 restaurants throughout the country.

Chili’s makes $30 million commitment to St. Jude school program


Moe's Southwestern Grill expanding to Minnesota

Moe's Southwest Grill®, recently announced by the Harris Poll as the Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant of the Year, today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand begins its expansion into Minnesota.

Comfort Keepers and grandPad Announce Global Partnership

Building off an industry revolutionizing partnership in the United States, grandPad is excited to announce an expanded, worldwide partnership with CK Franchising Inc., a leader in the in-home care industry and the international franchisor of the Comfort Keepers and Amelis brands.

Tim Hortons to launch in Great Britain

Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") (TSX/NYSE: QSR, TSX: QSP) has announced the establishment of a master franchise joint venture with an investor in Great Britain.

Arby’s introduces buttermilk chicken line


Marriott Rewards introduces "points bidding"

Members of the Marriott Rewards program can now do much more than simply redeem their reward points for a discounted stay or free night, as Marriott Rewards has introduced its new points bidding program.

Hyatt House and Hyatt Place brands continue strong growth

The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands continue growth in new markets with the opening of 10 hotels across the globe during the second quarter of 2016.

Minuteman Press franchise releases online directive for independent printers

The Minuteman Press franchise has released a new online directive for independent printers: How to Sell a Printing Business.

IHOP holds $1 short stack day to benefit No Kid Hungry

Today, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., participating IHOP restaurants will offer guests a short stack of their Buttermilk Pancakes for just $1.

ServiceMasters employees hold third annual “We Serve Day”

More than 1,000 employees from ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a provider of essential residential and commercial services, geared up to be a part of something special by volunteering with community organizations across the United States on August 19.

IHG launches Holiday Inn Express brand in Paraguay

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the signing of the Holiday Inn Express® Asuncion Aviadores hotel, the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Paraguay.

Pizza Hut makes major deal for 300 new European restaurants

Pizza Hut is upping its presence in central and eastern Europe with a deal to open more than 300 restaurants in the region over the next five years.

7-Eleven celebrates 60,000th store opening worldwide

7-Eleven, Inc., the largest convenience retail chain in the world, recently celebrated the opening of its 60,000th store.

Marco’s Pizza looks to introduce more than 30 locations to Phoenix area

Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, is targeting the greater Phoenix area for growth. The company has announced plans to introduce over 30 locations through strategic franchise partnerships, creating more than 600 new jobs throughout the city and surrounding areas.

Auntie Anne's to donate a portion of all lemonade sales on National Lemonade Day to fund childhood cancer research

Auntie Anne's, the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, is continuing its efforts in the fight against childhood cancer with a coast-to-coast fundraising event on National Lemonade Day.

Domino's launches salads nationwide

Domino's Pizza the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is bringing pizza and salad lovers to the same table. Domino's is now delivering salads nationwide...

Interim HealthCare Inc, announces new hospice franchise offering

Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading home health care, senior care, hospice and healthcare staffing franchise, announced that it has launched a new stand-alone franchise offering for hospice services.

Subway restaurants reveals new logo and symbol

Subway restaurants, the world's largest sandwich chain, reveals an update to its iconic logo, along with a new symbol. Consumers caught a glimpse of the new logo in ads airing Friday, Aug. 5.

Red Robin names Denny Post as new CEO

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., today announced that Denny Marie Post has been appointed as chief executive officer and to the board of directors, effective August 8, 2016. Ms. Post, who currently serves as president, will succeed Steve Carley, who is retiring from the role he has held since September 2010.

Schlotzsky’s aims to attract new franchisees in Arizona as chain expands


Domino's opens 13,000th store worldwide

Domino's Pizza is celebrating the grand opening of its 13,000th store in the world in Auburn, Washington, outside of Seattle.

Dunkin' Donuts announces plans for 13 new restaurants and 4 multi-brand restaurants with Baskin Robbins

Dunkin’ Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with three franchise groups to develop 13 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and four multi-brand units with Baskin-Robbins, over the next several years.

Cold Stone Creamery launches Best Buddies international partnership with nationwide fundraising promotion

Cold Stone Creamery is partnering with Best Buddies International and hosting a nationwide fundraising promotion during the month of August in all domestic Cold Stone Creamery stores to support the organization.

Krispy Kreme to open 10 new shops in Costa Rica

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., today announced a development agreement with Inversiones DBA-KKD de Costa Rica, SRL (“Inversiones”) to open 10 Krispy Kreme shops in Costa Rica in the next five years.

FASTSIGNS looks to expand its footprint in the midwest

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., announced it is seeking to expand in the Midwest with emphasis on Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Johnny Rockets names John Maguire president and CEO


GNC names Robert F. Moran interim CEO


Dairy Queen's Blizzard treat takes center stage on Miracle Treat Day

The Dairy Queen® system’s iconic Blizzard® Treat takes center stage today, all to benefit sick children in local communities.

Cheryl Henry named president and COO of Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.

The Board of Directors of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RHGI) (Nasdaq:RUTH) announced that it has promoted Cheryl J. Henry to president and chief operating officer for RHGI, effective July 20, 2016.

Noodles & Company announces management and board changes

Noodles & Company announced that Kevin Reddy is stepping down as the company's chairman and chief executive officer, and as a member of the board of directors, effective immediately.

Keystone Insurers Group adds Bullis & Sundberg in Illinois

Keystone Insurers Group announced its newest franchise partner in Illinois: Bullis & Sundberg, an independent insurance agency based in Galesburg, Knox County.

Liberty Tax Service commits up to $250,000 in free tax books and learning for police officers and their families

Liberty Tax Service, a leading tax preparation franchise, will provide up to $250,000 in free books to police officers and their immediate family members who enroll in the franchise's Tax Course* being offered at locations across the country this fall.
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