Pancheros Celebrates Bob the Tool’s 7th Anniversary

    CORALVILLE, IA, March 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Pancheros Mexican Grill (www.pancheros.com), a fast casual Mexican restaurant specializing in mouthwatering burritos, is marking the seventh anniversary of iconic brand personality “Bob the Tool” on April 1st with lottery-style giveaways nationwide. “Bob the Tool,” a unique plastic spatula used to carefully mix ingredients together to create the perfect taste in every bite, was first introduced to Pancheros’ loyal fans on April 1st, 2007. Since his first anniversary, Bob has taken on a quirky life of his own, representing the company’s clever, honest take on Mexican food and commitment to quality burritos. To celebrate his seventh anniversary, any fan who makes an in-store purchase on April 1st and receives a receipt ending in lucky number ‘7’ will win a prize pack of seven free burrito coupons. “Bob the Tool is the perfect representation of one of Pancheros’ core values – making sure customers enjoy each ingredient in every single bite,” said Rodney Anderson, President of Pancheros Mexican Grill. “By celebrating Bob’s anniversary with our patrons, we are able to give back to the very people who helped make our concept so popular.” The Mexican restaurant is one-of-a-kind, utilizing the special spatula to mix ingredients to ensure a uniform taste in each bite. Pancheros will be giving away prizes all day to customers who receive receipts ending in the number “7” in honor of Bob’s seventh anniversary celebration. For more information or to find locations near you, please visit http://www.pancheros.com.About Pancheros Mexican Grill Founded in 1992 by Rodney L. Anderson, Coralville, Iowa-based Pancheros Mexican Grill is a quick-serve, fresh-Mexican franchise that serves its...

Half Dental Opens New Practice In Orem, UT

    OREM, UT, March 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Half Dental, a leader in affordable dental services, is excited to announce the addition of their new practice at 29 W. University Parkway in Orem with a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting at 12:00pm on March 28.”We’re excited to open a third Half Dental office in Utah.” Stated Chayse Myers, President of Half Dental Franchise. “We opened our St. George location in a competitive market for a new dental practice — but Half Dental St. George grew quickly.” Mr. Myers stated a second Utah location opened last year in Ogden. “With the positive reception we received, it was a logical choice to expand into Utah County. In addition to a state-of-the-art dental office, we’re fortunate to have Dr. Barry Hillam return from teaching to treat patients at our facility.” Mr. Myers said Half Dental Franchise gives new dental practices a competitive edge by training in-house staff, reducing operational expenses, and handling all marketing activities. He stated this allows the doctor to focus on patient care while remaining in charge of their practice.Half Dental Orem invites the public to join them for lunch, provided by JDawgs, and to tour the new facility. Drawings will be held for free cleanings, exam and x-rays at the new practice.About Half DentalFounded in 2004, Half Dental is a leader in innovative dental practice management to a growing network of franchised and affiliated dental centers. Half Dental offers franchising opportunities to dental providers looking to open a new practice or expand and existing office. For more information, visit...

Entrepreneur Magazine Names Plato’s Closet and Once Upon A Child Top Retail Franchises

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — While it’s no doubt that resale stores have become increasingly popular due to the recession, the demand has hit an all-time high. The stigma of buying used has faded as more and more consumers today–especially moms, teens, and twenty-somethings–are choosing to buy everything from clothing to furniture from resale stores.Evidence of this trend is the increasing success of niche resale stores, such as Plato’s Closet and Once Upon A Child , which are franchised by Winmark Corporation. The two brands just took the top spot in their respective categories on Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking of top opportunities. The 2014 list named Plato’s Closet the top retail franchise and Once Upon A Child the top children’s retail franchise; the companies respectively placed No. 115 and No. 149 overall. Its Play It Again Sports brand, the largest sporting goods chain specializing in new and used merchandise, also made the Franchise 500 list, placing at No. 284.Noted as the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for entrepreneurs. Plato’s Closet, Once Upon A Child and Play It Again Sports positions on the ranking reinforce their strength in the industry.The Franchise 500 recognized the resale franchises for exceptional performance in the following areas: financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the franchise system. All three have ranked consecutively on the list for more than 10 years.”While more consumers are flocking to resale stores, we really owe our continued success to our amazing group of...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise in Albany N.Y.

    ALBANY, NY, March 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court, announces its newest franchise located at Simmons Park in Menands, N.Y. Franchise Partner, Colleen Fitzgerald, opened two successful parks in Detroit, Mich. and is excited to open a Sky Zone location in her native town of Albany. With plans to open Sky Zone’s doors in Summer 2014, the new 25,000 square foot facility will include an Open Jump Court, Ultimate Dodgeball courts, SkySlam Basketball court and a Foam Zone.Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering residents of Albany the ultimate 3-D play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit and Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on a favorite childhood pastime. Sky Slam, which gives guests the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour. Freestyle flyers can also practice their moves as they soar into the giant Foam Zone. Sky Zone is available for every kind of outing including birthday parties, dodgeball tournaments, fundraising events, corporate team building and memorable class field trips. All ages, shapes and sizes are invited to HAVE FUN, FLY SAFE at Sky Zone. “Since Sky Zone was founded in 2004, we have opened 55 locations across the United States and Canada and look forward to bringing our unique concept to Albany,” said Jeff Platt, President of Sky Zone LLC. “We are pleased...
New Menchie’s Store in Shoppes of Centennial Celebrates Grand Opening with Week of Fun Festivities

New Menchie’s Store in Shoppes of Centennial Celebrates Grand Opening with Week of Fun Festivities

MEMPHIS, TN, March 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Menchie’s, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Shoppes of Centennial located at 7706 Winchester Road Memphis, TN 38125. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie’s is sure to become a Memphis favorite!To celebrate the opening, Menchie’s will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, March 22 to Friday, March 28, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie’s merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt. “As a group we felt Menchie’s aligned with our values of family, quality and community,” said franchisee group HDW Enterprises, LLC. “This is our first venture with Menchie’s; however, we hope to continue to expand the brand not only in the Memphis community, but also throughout West Tennessee and Mississippi with future locations.” The new self-serve store offers an unparalleled experience that is welcoming, fun and interactive, with arts and crafts for kids, enjoyable music and indoor/outdoor seating areas where friends and family gather. Guests can choose from a variety of rotating yogurt flavors and delicious toppings for unlimited combinations, ensuring happiness in every cup.Menchie’s is also committed to giving back to each community it serves. Stores partner with local schools in fundraising activities and education incentive programs. Each Menchie’s store donates thousands of dollars in cash and products annually to local schools to support student programs. The company is a world leader in ensuring best-in-class products, and considers itself the ambassador of frozen yogurt quality worldwide. Menchie’s ensures that only the highest quality milk and flavors...
Evidence Franchise Marketing Experts are Missing the Mark

Evidence Franchise Marketing Experts are Missing the Mark

While I Troll Online For Franchise Industry Statistics To Use In My Marketing Research, I Continue To Find Information From Industry Experts Leading Franchisor’s Down The Wrong Path! Today I reveal Evidence Franchise Marketing Experts are Missing the Mark and How You are Being Fed Strategies That are Losing You Qualified Franchise Buyers! Let me be clear, the article I am referencing below does a nice job outlining the importance of online marketing.  Unfortunately some critical pieces of the strategy are sorely outdated and will have you spinning your wheels and wondering where the new qualified buyers are for your efforts. If you want to show qualified franchise candidates you “Get” Online, you better know the fatal flaw in the analysis below!  When you can’t trust an industry leader like franchise.com to deliver up to date franchise marketing strategies, who can you trust?  Hint, hint…I know what’s wrong with the marketing advice below!   Before I reveal the Evidence Franchise Marketing Experts are Missing the Mark – you might want to know a little bit about where the Huna Marketing authority in online market domination comes from.  Here is a little slice of the marketing science behind all the Market Domination Strategies we employ for our clients… Franchise Development in 2014: Show Candidates You “Get” Online By: Tim Johnson Online reviews, smartphones, and social media are not passing fads. Can they be useful to your franchise recruiting and development efforts? Or are these things just distractions from the true work of sales and recruiting, and best left to the marketing department? We believe that effective management of your online...

New Menchie’s Store in Lakeline Market Celebrates Grand Opening with Week of Fun Festivities

    AUSTIN, TX, March 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Menchie’s, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Lakeline Market located at 14028 N US Highway 183, Suite 165 Austin, TX 78717. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie’s is sure to become an Austin favorite!To celebrate the opening, Menchie’s will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, March 15 to Friday, March 21, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie’s merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt. “We were immediately attracted to Menchie’s vision to be more than just a place that serves frozen yogurt,” said franchisee Bob Elmer. “My wife and I realized there was a gap in our community’s frozen yogurt market and decided we wanted to be the ones to bring smiles to the Austin community. Menchie’s business strategy is one that really coincides with our family’s core values and goals.”The new self-serve store offers an unparalleled experience that is welcoming, fun and interactive, with arts and crafts for kids, enjoyable music and indoor/outdoor seating areas where friends and family gather. Guests can choose from a variety of rotating yogurt flavors and delicious toppings for unlimited combinations, ensuring happiness in every cup.Menchie’s is also committed to giving back to each community it serves. Stores partner with local schools in fundraising activities and education incentive programs. Each Menchie’s store donates thousands of dollars in cash and products annually to local schools to support student programs. The company is a world leader in ensuring best-in-class products, and considers itself the...

Buffalo’s Cafe Debuts New Georgia Location in Acworth

    LOS ANGLES, CA, March 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Buffalo’s Cafe, a family-friendly restaurant with classic American-inspired cuisine, has opened its newest location in Acworth, Georgia. With its fourteenth location in Georgia, Buffalo’s Cafe brings its savory wings to new guests and wing fans alike. Founded in 1985, Buffalo’s Cafe continues its tradition of offering fresh wings and flavorful menu items. Every mouthwatering wing is served both in the traditional bone-in style as well as boneless and is coated with delectable, homemade sauces such as Asian Sesame, Honey Garlic, Sweet Teriyaki and Carolina Fire BBQ. Guests can pair their succulent wing selections with popular Buffalo’s Cafe items such as tumbleweed chips and Southwest Egg Rolls, which are served with a spicy chipotle dipping sauce.”We are excited to continue expanding the brand in the Georgia market,” said Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of Buffalo’s Cafe. “As Buffalo’s Cafe continues to grow, we look forward to introducing our all-American wing experience to new customers and providing them with a family-like atmosphere.”Buffalo’s Cafe Acworth is located at 3161 Cobb Parkway NW #490, Kennesaw, GA 30152. For general information about Buffalo’s Cafe, please visit http://www.buffalos.com.About Buffalo’s Cafe Buffalo’s Cafe Franchise Concepts, Inc. offers customers a neighborhood dining experience with fresh dishes and a friendly atmosphere. Established in 1985, the first Buffalo’s Cafe opened its doors in Roswell, Ga., and the company now boasts more than 18 locations in Georgia, Florida, California, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Featuring daily specials and regional appetizers and entrees, the menu highlights their world famous Buffalo-style chicken wings. With a strong sense of community and family, Buffalo’s Cafe is a welcome take...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise in Syracuse, N.Y.

    SYRACASE, NY, March 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court, announces its newest franchise located at Dewitt Town Center in Syracuse, N.Y. Franchise Partner, Colleen Fitzgerald, opened one of the most successful parks in Canton, Mich. in 2012 and is excited to open a Sky Zone location where she attended college. With plans to open Sky Zone’s doors in 2014, the new 25,000 square feet facility will include an Open Jump Court, Ultimate Dodgeball courts, SkySlam Basketball court and a Foam Zone.Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering residents of Syracuse the ultimate 3-D play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit and Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime. Sky Slam, which gives guests the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour. Freestyle flyers can also practice their moves as they soar into the giant Foam Zone. Sky Zone is available for every kind of outing including birthday parties, dodgeball tournaments, fundraising events, corporate team building and memorable class field trips. All ages, shapes and sizes are invited to HAVE FUN, FLY SAFE at Sky Zone. “Since Sky Zone was founded in 2004, we have opened 55 locations across the United States and Canada and look forward to bringing our unique concept to Syracuse,” said Jeff Platt, President of Sky Zone LLC....

Property Management Company Opens Northern California Location

    BERKELEY, CA, March 12, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — All County Bay Area will soon open in Northern California, offering property management solutions for both owners and renters in Berkeley and surrounding areas. The company’s mission is to ensure that every property owner has an honest and competent professional to manage their most valuable asset.Perry Harmon owns the new location and has worked in nearly every area of real estate. The new franchisee has close to 20 years of property management experience, holds a real estate broker’s license, and also worked in the loan industry. Harmon feels his experience truly sets him apart.”Because I personally own and manage more than 20 properties, I know what people are looking for in a management company,” said Harmon. “It’s my goal to create a more personal, one-on-one experience with property owners and make sure they’re well taken care of.”It seems there are a significant number of people in the area who may welcome Harmon’s vision. According to the United States Census Bureau’s 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates, more than 56% of properties in Berkeley are renter occupied.The All County mantra is to take the stress and hassle out of the day to day management of rental properties and make them more profitable. The company specializes in working with owners of single family homes, condominiums, duplexes and apartments.”Perry has been able to turn his decades in real estate into his own business,” said Scott McPherson, co-founder of All County Property Management. “Being able to make that happen for so many franchisees is amazing for us.”All County Bay Area Property Management provides marketing, tenant screening,...