Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Your Franchise Team expands inventory

Your Franchise Team, a franchise broker network is expanding it's inventory and inviting franchisors to apply to be included in their exclusive list of clients.  To learn more visit www.yourfranchiseteam.com

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Floor Hero Launches Concrete Product line

Floor Hero Company, the leader in Wood Floor Refinishing products has just launched it's new line of Concrete Coating and Concrete Staining products. 

All products are waterbased which makes them low in VOC's, non- toxic and people and pet safe.

There new product line is also Hi-Low approved for shop floors, factories, cafeterias, mechanical garages and just about any other residential and commercial application.  To learn for visit www.floorhero.com

Friday, May 4, 2012

360clean is Expanding in Mobile and Seeks Franchisees to Manage Growth

360clean, a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, has dramatically expanded their client base in Mobile, Al and needs more franchisees to assist with the growth.

Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 03, 2012 - You don’t hear often about businesses having dramatic growth from 2010 - 2012 due to the economy. But it’s a different story when you’re talking about a specialized service firm. specializes in providing a hygienic office cleaning service to offices and other commercial offices that desire to have a clean, yet germ free environment.
The company expanded to the Gulf Coast in 2010 and now needs more franchisees in Mobile, Alabama market to manage the current and future growth.
360clean, which has 40 franchises in twelve states, has a specialized cleaning approach that provides a clean and healthy office. This is accomplished through their JaniMed system.
“It’s a low investment and low overhead business opportunity, and it’s viewed by many as recession resistant,” said Barry Bodiford, Founder & CEO of “Medical offices aren’t going anywhere. Office cleaning is a strong need and our specialization provides us a niche in the marketplace.”
Bodiford said he would eventually like to have 15 franchises in the Gulf Coast area, which could also create up to 200 jobs. The typical 360clean franchise has seven to 15 employees. He also mentioned that 360clean, which was founded in 2005, recorded $2.8 million in total revenue in 2011, which was up from $1.7 million in 2010.

About 360clean

360clean is a rapidly growing franchised service based in Charleston, S.C. Through its expanding network of independently owned cleaning businesses, 360clean is establishing itself as one of the nation’s most affordable business opportunities for eager entrepreneurs. Using a two-pronged approach to growth, including area development and single business franchises, 360clean is broadening its reach throughout the Southeast U.S. and beyond. 360clean was founded by Barry Bodiford, who is now its CEO. For more information about the company, visit its website.


Barry Bodiford
Allison Bodiford

Hooters Selects Fitzgerald+CO as Lead Creative Agency to Launch Hooters 2.0 Brand Strategy

ATLANTA, May 4, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Today, Atlanta based Hooters of America, LLC announced the partnership with Fitzgerald+CO as its lead creative agency of record, concluding an extensive agency screening.
"We are very impressed with the unique and progressive concepts that Fitzgerald+CO presented, as well as their clear understanding of our culture and customer base," said Dave Henninger, CMO for Hooters of America LLC. "As we approach our 30 year milestone, we are thrilled to partner with a proven creative industry leader to focus on the next evolution of our brand."
Fitzgerald+CO will immediately begin working on a creative campaign leveraging TV, radio and social media components, scheduled to launch late this summer.
"The international footprint of Hooters and unique brand attributes make this a great opportunity as Hooters expands its product and guest experience," said Dave Fitzgerald, CEO of Fitzgerald+CO. "Hooters is one of the industry's great fun brands. We're eager to get to work and are already enjoying this partnership as much as Hooters guests do when they visit their restaurants."

About Hooters of America, LLC

Hooters of America, LLC is the franchisor and operator of over 430 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 27 foreign countries. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features sandwiches and Hooters nearly, world famous and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com, www.twitter.com/Hooters, www.YouTube.com/Hooters or www.Facebook.com/Hooters.
SOURCE Hooters of America, LLC

Mosquito Squad Warns: You Better Be Protected before You Get Married

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mosquito Squad, the mosquito eliminator, advises that protection is the best course of prevention to stop mosquito bites from stopping the fun at outdoor weddings, special events, pool parties, barbecues, family reunions and everyday outdoor living.
As seen in its latest social media viral video on YouTube, “Susie and Jonathan Get Married,” Mosquito Squad tells the tale of how an outdoor wedding fiasco could have been prevented if Susie practiced pre-marital protection with Mosquito Squad’s Barrier Spray mosquito defense.
To see the dreaded mosquito-biting varmints eat wedding guests alive, watch this wedding story on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Rpp8dDlXTWg

About Mosquito Squad

Approaching 100 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad is an Outdoor Living Brands company specializing in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces. For more information, visit http://www.mosquitosquad.com.
For everyday mosquito control in yards and outdoors spaces around your home, Mosquito Squad recommends the following tips, known as The 5 T’s™:
  1. Tip. Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls.
  2. Toss. Excess grass, leaves, piles, fire wood.
  3. Turn. Turn over larger items like children’s sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys.
  4. Remove tarp. If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water.
  5. Treat. Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray. Mosquito Squad’s eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on a property.


Mosquito Squad

Jane Campbell

Wingstop Signs Panera Franchisee for Multi-Unit Deal in the Southeast

Richard Connolly Signs Multiple Development Agreement with The Wing Experts
May 04, 2012 // Franchising.com // RICHARDSON, Texas – Wingstop is expanding in the Southeast thanks to a development agreement to open several new locations throughout Georgia and South Carolina.
Richard Connolly of Hilton Head, S.C. has signed a development agreement that includes Savannah, Pooler, Hinesville, and Fort Stewart in the state of Georgia and Lexington and Richland Counties in the state of South Carolina.
Connolly, who also owns 13 Panera Bread locations throughout Georgia and South Carolina, was drawn to Wingstop’s ease of operations and focused menu of cooked-to-order and sides.
“I heard about Wingstop from friends in the industry who had very good things to say about the brand, and its parent company, Roark Capital Group,” said Connolly. “That led me to research the company for myself, and try the product. I love the simplicity of the concept and keeping the focus on fresh, made-to-order wings and fries.”
Prior to Panera Bread, Connolly operated 11 Burger King locations for more than 20 years. He expects to open his first Wingstop within the next six months and is currently scouting locations.
“In my career I’ve always tried to attach myself to the leader within an industry,” he said. “From what I’ve learned, and seen for myself, I believe Wingstop is at the top of its class. This concept is building an excellent long range business plan that I’m excited to join.”
"We're very excited to welcome Rich as a member of the Wingstop family," added Steve Sweetman, director of franchise sales for Wingstop. "He's a strong operator who brings years of QSR experience to the brand. We look forward to growing with him in the Southeast."
With a sole focus on cooked-to-order the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless strips and Glider sandwiches – all sauced and tossed in 10 original flavors. Homemade side dishes include fresh-cut seasoned fries, baked beans and potato salad.
About Wingstop
Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has more 500 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. The Wingstop menu features 10 wing flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and the newest offering, Louisiana Rub. Wings are made fresh, cooked-to-order and customers can also choose from homemade side dishes including Wingstop’s award winning fresh-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced eight consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a Top 10 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, was crowned Wing King at the National Buffalo Wing Festival and has been voted ‘best wings’ in markets across the country. Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame quarterback, has served as the chain’s national spokesman since 2003 and recently joined the Wingstop Board of Directors. Wingstop was acquired in 2010 by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1.0 billion. For more information visit wingstop.com, wingstopfranchise.com or facebook.com/Wingstop.
BizCom Associates PR
Leah Templeton

Special Olympian Inspires Others to Get Fit and Test Their Limit

CHICAGO, May 3, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- 22-year-old, 5-foot-tall Marc Isabel is quite a celebrity at Charter Fitness of Sycamore. In fact, he is an inspiration to people to test their own limit.
Marc, who has Down Syndrome, plays in a Special Olympics soccer team called "The Ice Cubes" which represents DeKalb County in competitions across Illinois. His soccer coach, Mary Forest, works as the general manager of Charter Fitness of Sycamore where Marc and his mother have been members since 2007.
"Three days a week, Marc comes in and does his routine of cardio and a variety of weights, while his mom, Jeanne, trains in our personal-training program," said Mary.
Marc works very hard to be an athlete. He is extremely strong, and impresses everyone with how much weight he is able to lift.
When Marc comes into the club, the entire atmosphere changes. Yelling his signature "Hubba! Hubba!" Marc goes around fist-bumping everyone to get them pumped up. Everyone at this Charter Fitness location knows Marc and his mother. As Marc does his routine, the other members cheer him on, inspired by this young man to push themselves to the limit.
"Coaching Special Olympic athletes has taught me so much. Most importantly, they have taught me how insignificant excuses are. They have taught me perseverance and drive. Lastly, they have shown me that limitations are not something that should stand in the way of reaching your goals!" said Mary.
Touched by Marc's love for Charter Fitness is hiring him to work part-time at the club, in addition to offers of free months of membership for him and sessions for his mother.
"To feel inspired to get fit, one only needs to visit our Sycamore club and spend some time in Marc's presence," said Dan Collins, Director of Sales, Charter Fitness.
Marc's DeKalb, IL-based soccer team "Ice Cubes" will be competing in the Special Olympics Soccer Regionals on Saturday, May 5th, 2012, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park, IL, for a chance to advance to the Special Olympics State Soccer Tournament in Normal, IL.
"Marc is hard and determined to help his team advance to the next round," said Mary.

About Charter Fitness Franchising LLC

Based in Orland Park, IL, Charter Fitness Franchising LLC is a club franchise with over 40 locations in six states. Charter Fitness health clubs offer members a clean, comfortable and convenient workout experience with best-in-class fitness equipment for as low as $10 per month. Charter Fitness strongly believes in community involvement and is a member of the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). http://www.CharterFitness.com
SOURCE Charter Fitness