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Seattle’s Pain Relief is Coming: The Joint Chiropractic to Open New Location

Seattle’s Pain Relief is Coming: The Joint Chiropractic to Open New Location 

Brand Signs Agreement to Bring Convenient,  Affordable Chiropractic Care to Seattle

Seattle – The Joint Chiropractic (The Joint), the nation’s leading chiropractic franchise, announced today that it has signed an agreement to open a new chiropractic office in Seattle.

“There are countless benefits that can come from improving spinal and joint function, the most important being a healthier, more comfortable daily life,” said Eric Simon, Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for The Joint. “Providing the community with the chiropractic care it needs is going to be easier than ever before. I look forward to helping those suffering from pain to get relief, and to provide continual, preventative treatments to assist in insuring happy, healthy lifestyles.”

The new Seattle location will carry on the brand’s distinction as the only chiropractic care office that empowers customers with the ability to receive their much-needed chiropractic on terms that fit any lifestyle. Committed to both convenience and high quality care, The Joint follows a no-appointment, no-insurance and no-hassle business model.

As The Joint continues to expand, the brand is awarding franchise opportunities to qualified individuals who share the company’s passion for health and wellness. Ideal franchisees include chiropractors looking to launch a business or supplement their independent practice, multi-concept franchise owners and investors interested in pursuing semi-absentee business ownership.

For more information on The Joint Chiropractic’s services, visit https://www.thejoint.com/.

To learn about franchise opportunities in the booming health and wellness industry with The Joint Chiropractic, visit www.thejointfranchise.com.

About The Joint Chiropractic

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Joint is an emerging growth company that is reinventing chiropractic care by making quality care convenient and affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. Its no-appointment policy and convenient hours and locations make care more accessible, and affordable membership plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance. With nearly 400 clinics nationwide and more than four million patient visits annually, The Joint is a leader in the chiropractic profession. For more information, visit www.thejoint.com. For more information about The Joint’s franchise opportunities, visit www.thejointfranchise.com.

Business Structure

The Joint Corp. is a franchisor of clinics and an operator of clinics in certain states. In California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee, The Joint Corp. and its franchisees provide management services to affiliated professional chiropractic practices.

Out with the Old: Junk King’s “Dump Truck” Helps the Heartbroken Say Farewell to Exes

Out with the Old: Junk King’s “Dump Truck” Helps the Heartbroken Say Farewell to Exes

National Junk Removal Company’s Valentine’s-Themed Trucks Invite Singles to Rid Themselves Of Past Lovers’ Items

 SAN FRANCISCO – Love is messy…but this Valentine’s Day, no one will be left down in the dumps.

A battle cry for the brokenhearted, Junk King—the nation’s leading junk removal company—is rallying men and women across the U.S to toss any leftover relationships and heal their heartache once and for all.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Junk King is driving “Dump Trucks” through cities coast-to-coast and empowering people to dump their ex-lover’s forgotten belongings—from picture frames and hoodies to corny gifts and more—into the truck for free. Vibrant red “Dump Trucks” will be making stops at businesses throughout Denver, Dallas and Detroit on February 13-14.

“Breakups are painful and it’s hard to shake the heartache during this time of year,” said Michael Andreacchi, CEO of Junk King. “The Dump Trucks are for anyone that’s ever been dumped or is struggling to move on from a relationship. We want people to feel courageous and free to declutter items that hinder their happiness—it’s therapeutic and almost thrilling to finally let go!”

As part of the brand’s year-round commitment to being environmentally conscious, any items tossed into the Dump Truck are taken to the large warehouse to facilitate managing and sorting of the materials. In fact, sixty percent of the junk collected from jobs is recycled, rather than being dropped at landfills. And through partnerships with local nonprofits and community organizations, the remaining items are donated and repurposed to benefit residents throughout United States.

On a national level, the company’s eco-friendly approach to junk removal is a major reason why businesses and homeowners alike choose Junk King. Customers also benefit from the brand’s state-of-the-art technology systems that facilitate scheduling a pick-up in real time. With the online booking system, all it takes is a few clicks and within a matter of minutes Junk King can be scheduled and the job can be completed.

Taken together, Junk King’s distinctive attributes separate it from its competitors, which are often characterized as unprofessional and unreliable. In fact, Junk King maintains the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) for any service business in North America, a clear indication of the importance the company places on customer satisfaction.

To learn more about Junk King, visit www.junk-king.com.

About Junk King

 Founded in 2005, Junk King was started by two friends in a two-car garage in San Carlos, California. In 2010, the company began franchising. Today, Junk King is the second largest junk removal company in North America with 150 units and 75 franchisees. In the next five years, Junk King plans to add an additional 125 franchisees and 400 units in key markets throughout North America. Junk King saves consumers time and money by eliminating unwanted clutter quickly and efficiently. Junk King is best known for its professionalism, advanced technology programs and commitment to recycling, repurposing and reusing materials. The brand is currently the highest rated service business in North America with a net promoter score exceeding 90 percent.

Chef-Inspired U.S. Brand to Exhibit at Gulfood Show: Russo’s Restaurants Set on Middle East Expansion

Chef-Inspired U.S. Brand to Exhibit at Gulfood Show: Russo’s Restaurants Set on Middle East Expansion

 Classic New York Pizzeria and Upscale Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Concepts Target UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel and Egypt for Expansion

HOUSTON – Chef Anthony Russo, the creative culinary mind, founder and CEO of chef-driven concepts Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, is attending the Gulfood Show upon announcing a growth strategy to expand both brands’ international footprint across the Middle East, specifically targeting the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel and Egypt.

This bold growth phase is reflective of the brands’ ever-growing presence in the region, with locations already in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Likewise, the first Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen is scheduled to open later this year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia joining the Russo’s New York Pizzeria already in the market. The brand plans to add 30 franchise locations to the Middle East region in the next three years.

As part of this effort, Chef Anthony Russo will be meeting with interested and qualified investors while at the Gulfood 2018 food show (Booth #S3-D10). The event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre and runs February 18 – 22.

Additionally, Chef Anthony Russo will be hosting a Discovery Day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. February 23 – 24 at the Russo’s New York Pizzeria Green’s location (Panorama Building, Dubai, UAE 04-4561229). Prospective franchisees are welcome to sample Russo’s Italian cuisines and authentic, New York-style pizza while touring the restaurant’s old-world charm, modern design and innovative hospitality. Interested guests will need to RSVP for this event by emailing franchise@nypizzeria.com.

“When it comes to increasing our global presence, expansion in the Middle East is quickly heating up,” said Russo, who has 40 years of culinary expertise featuring fresh, homemade Italian cuisine using family recipes since 1978. “We’ve seen incredible development in the UAE and Saudi Arabia thus far, but the demand for family-friendly, Italian dining continues to grow. Russo’s is dominating the classic pizza and Italian scene and we’re thrilled to award more international business teams an opportunity to be a part of this exciting franchise growth.”

Menu innovation has been at the heart of the Russo’s Restaurants brands for more than 32 years, blending generations of the Russo’s family Italian recipes. Through Chef Anthony’s handpicked ingredients and a commitment to research and development, the brands have continued to stay ahead of culinary trends. A prime example is the restaurants’ full line of gluten-free pizzas and pastas – a sincere response to the request for great-tasting, gluten-free menu selections from health conscious families and thousands living with Celiac disease, worldwide. Also, since the company has gone international, local flavors of the Middle East can be found in many of the recipes, connecting the local culture to authentic New York style pizza and classic Italian cuisine.

Russo’s Restaurants offers a rare franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in proven brands that are entirely chef driven. Beyond consumer convenience, Russo’s is leading the Italian dining category by creating a business model that offers:

  • A smaller footprint (1,200-4,000 sq. ft.) for less overhead
  • A low-cost entry into the restaurant business with an initial investment starting around $395,000 in select markets
  • Average food costs and labor costs are 21.8% and 25.4% respectively*
  • Average sales volume per unit is $1,020,383 million*

To learn more about Russo’s franchise development opportunities, visit https://russosfranchise.com.

About Russo’s Restaurants

Russo’s Restaurants is a national and international franchisor of the fast casual and casual dining brands Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. Based in Houston, Russo’s Restaurants is composed of a mix of corporate and franchised locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Florida. Russo’s has entered international markets as well, with locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. Chef Anthony Russo created Russo’s Restaurants by applying his unique, family recipes featuring New York-style pizza, and by developing a broad variety of handcrafted pasta dishes, calzones, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts. At its heart, Russo’s Restaurants reflects Chef Anthony’s commitment to his New York roots where food and family come first. To learn more about Russo’s franchise development opportunities in the Middle East, visit www.russosfranchise.com.

* These figures represent the average restaurant revenue of six (6) U.S. domestic Company-operated Russo’s New York Pizzeria locations of various designs and sizes for fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, along with average Food Costs and Net Income for the six (6) U.S. domestic Company-operated Russo’s New York Pizzeria outlets only. Actual results could vary substantially from unit to unit and Franchisor cannot estimate the results of any particular franchise

The Joint Chiropractic Named to Franchise Gator’s Top 100 List

The Joint Chiropractic Named to Franchise Gator’s Top 100 List

 Chiropractic Care Company Featured on Distinguished List of Top Franchise Companies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Joint Chiropractic, the fastest-growing chiropractic franchise in the United States, has earned a national accolade for its growth and achievements during 2017.

FranchiseGator.com, a leading resource for prospective franchisees, announced that The Joint has been named to its annual list of top 100 franchise companies. The list, titled “Top 100 Franchises of 2018,” ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies based on their overall performance over the last 12 months. The Joint was ranked 57th.

The Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises of 2018 list measures the quality of a franchise system over time based on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability. The ranking also evaluates investment range and franchise industry. The list includes three categories: Top 100 Franchises, Fastest Growing Franchises and Top Emerging Franchises.

In addition to being ranked in the Top 100 Franchises list, The Joint was also ranked among the Fastest Growing Franchises.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing franchises,” said Peter Holt, CEO. “Our goal is to build on this momentum to focus on growing the strength of our brand. Doing that means establishing new relationships and gaining traction in new markets while continuing to support our existing franchisees and ensure they have what they need to succeed.”

FranchiseGator.com collected and evaluated data based on various pieces of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that focus on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability. Hundreds of FDDs were studied in 2017 to establish the ranking from 2018.

As the nation’s largest network of clinics with no insurance required, The Joint is reinventing the chiropractic sector by making quality healthcare affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. By welcoming walk-ins and strategically placing locations near high-traffic shopping centers, grocery stores and retail areas, consumers have easier access to the clinics and can seamlessly visit a licensed chiropractor without disrupting their daily lives.

Additionally, The Joint’s unique membership model allows patients to customize ongoing treatment plans or take part in preventative care on a weekly basis. Plus, chiropractors across the company’s network have secure access to patient files, meaning members can use their membership at any The Joint clinic. Through pain management and ongoing treatment plans, The Joint and its doctors operate with a noble purpose to change the way people live their lives.

Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in owning a Joint Chiropractic franchise should have the ability to invest an estimated $211,400 to $339,900 for the total investment cost.

About The Joint Chiropractic

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Joint is an emerging growth company that is reinventing chiropractic care by making quality care convenient and affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. Its no-appointment policy and convenient hours and locations make care more accessible, and affordable membership plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance. With more than 400 clinics nationwide and over four million patient visits annually, The Joint is a leader in the chiropractic profession. For more information, visit www.thejoint.com. For more information about The Joint’s franchise opportunities, visit www.thejointfranchise.com.

Business Structure

The Joint Corp. is a franchisor of clinics and an operator of clinics in certain states. In Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington, The Joint and its franchisees provide management services to affiliated professional chiropractic practices.

About FranchiseGator.com

Franchise Gator, a unit of Dominion Enterprises, is the leading destination for those seeking to invest in a franchise opportunity. Since 2001, Franchise Gator has provided information on hundreds of business and franchise opportunities available in more than 100 industries. Franchise Gator provides franchisors with a quality, cost-effective mode of franchise marketing.

Huddle House Named to Franchise Gator’s Top 100 List

Huddle House Named to Franchise Gator’s Top 100 List 

America’s “Any Meal, Any Time” Diner Featured on Distinguished List of Top Franchise Companies

ATLANTA – Huddle House, the nation’s most iconic neighborhood diner known for its Southern hospitality and big portions at fair prices, has earned a national accolade for its growth and achievements during 2017.

FranchiseGator.com, a leading resource for prospective franchisees, announced that Huddle House has been named to its annual list of top 100 franchise companies. The list, titled “Top 100 Franchises of 2018,” ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies based on their overall performance over the last 12 months.

The Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises of 2018 list measures the quality of a franchise system over time based on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability. The ranking also evaluates investment range and franchise industry. The list includes three categories: Top 100 Franchises, Fastest Growing Franchises and Top Emerging Franchises.

“Its an honor to be recognized as one of the nation’s top franchises,” said Michael Abt, CEO of Huddle House. “2017 was a banner year for us – we signed 36 new franchise agreements to expand our footprint across the country, a third of which were signed by current franchise partners. We’re excited to continue to build upon this momentum in 2018 and beyond.”

FranchiseGator.com collected and evaluated data based on various pieces of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that focus on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability. Hundreds of FDDs were studied in 2017 to establish the ranking from 2018.

To learn more about Huddle House, visit huddlehouse.com.

For more information on the Huddle House franchise opportunity, visit huddlehousefranchising.com or call 800-640-7125.

About Huddle House

Committed to serving “Any Meal, Any Time,” Huddle House restaurants have become icons in the communities they serve throughout the country. The core values on which the brand was founded – serving freshly prepared, quality home-style food in a warm, friendly environment that brings the community together – are as true today as they were when it was founded in 1964. Today, the brand has more than 350 locations open and an additional 49 in development.

To learn more about Huddle House franchise opportunities, visit huddlehousefranchising.com and for more information about the brand, visit the company website at huddlehouse.com.

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Soars To New Heights On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Soars To New Heights On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List

National Business Brokerage Franchise Ranked Among Top Franchise Brands

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

The prestigious award validates the progress the company has made in the past year. In 2017, Murphy Business opened multiple offices across the nation. The business brokerage company is determined to continue its steady growth in 2018, with new openings planned for the first quarter this year and several others to follow.

“We are honored to receive this ranking,” said Tom Coba, president and CEO of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation. “We look forward to building upon this growth in 2018, as we form new relationships, expand into new markets, and offer our existing franchisees continued support.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”

Murphy Business permits entrepreneurs the opportunity to individually operate locally or as an office with a team of business brokers. The corporate office offers all franchisees with continuous support and a solid foundation as a result of its comprehensive training plan.

With more than 170 offices in the United States and Canada, Murphy Business & Financial Corporation is North America’s leading, full-service business brokerage firm. Offering entrepreneurs unit franchisee operating models, the Murphy Business home office supports the franchisees and their agents with extensive training, along with initial and ongoing marketing efforts that leave Murphy Business owners to focus on the most important part of their business – spending more time with their clients.

Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Murphy Business & Financial Corporation’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Murphy Business & Financial Corporation in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

To learn more about Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, visit: https://murphybusiness.com.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.murphyfranchise.com.

About Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC

Clearwater, Florida-based Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC is a full-service business brokerage firm facilitating business sales, purchases, consulting, valuations, mergers and acquisitions. Closing deals at a higher ratio than the business brokerage industry average, several accolades have been bestowed upon the company including being recognized as one of Franchise Business Review ‘s Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners for ten consecutive years.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide.

To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com.

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Named Best of the Best by Franchise Business Review

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Named Best of the Best by Franchise Business Review

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Featured on Distinguished List of Top Franchise Companies

CLEARWATER, Fla.Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm, announced that Murphy Business & Financial Corporation has been named to their annual list of the Top 200 Franchise companies. The list, titled the Top 200 Franchises of 2018, ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation was listed as a 10-year Hall of Famer, meaning that Murphy Business & Financial Corporation has been featured on the Best of the Best list for 10 or more years.

“We are thrilled to be named as one of the Top 200 Franchises of 2018,” said Tom Coba, president and CEO of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation. “Creating a welcoming and supportive environment for our franchisees is our top priority. We’re proud that our franchise family consistently provides positive feedback about our training process, support system, and rewarding business opportunity.”

The Franchise Business Review Top 200 ranking puts Murphy Business & Financial Corporation into an elite group of the best franchise companies in the country. More than 3,000 companies franchise in the United States, but only those with exemplary fundamentals, great financial position and high franchisee satisfaction scores earn a spot in the ranking.

Murphy Business and Financial Corporation was among 307 franchise brands, representing over 28,000 franchise owners that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Murphy Business & Financial Corporation’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions in the areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values (e.g., honesty and integrity of franchisor), general satisfaction, and the franchisee community.

“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those that have the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees in order to help entrepreneurs when choosing which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list are the top performing brands in the areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”

For more information about available franchise opportunities with Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, please visit: www.murphyfranchise.com.

To learn more about Franchise Business Review’s annual Top 200 ranking, please visit: https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchise-opportunities/.

About Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC

Clearwater, Florida-based Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC is a full-service business brokerage firm facilitating business sales, purchases, consulting, valuations, mergers and acquisitions. Closing deals at a higher ratio than the business brokerage industry average, several accolades have been bestowed upon the company including being recognized as one of Franchise Business Review ‘s Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners for ten consecutive years.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

Generating Leads through Multi-Channel Earned Media Efforts

After working with mobile shaved ice franchise Kona Ice for several years to create campaigns and secure publicity, All Points put a new plan in place to generate qualified franchise leads that convert into completed franchise agreements for Kona Ice through a combination of national, trade and hyperlocal press.

At All Points PR, we understand the difference between franchisor and franchisee perspectives when it comes to earning media. That’s why we created and implemented a strategic national, trade and local publicity plan to further Kona Ice’s franchise development and grow the brand.

Our focused public relations efforts resulted in more than 100 million media impressions. Stories with Entrepreneur, Fortune, FOX News, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and Nation’s Restaurant News showcasing the uniqueness of the franchise opportunity and telling CEO Tony Lamb’s story encouraged dramatic growth in the number of qualified leads and deals completed. Local news placements also drove leads through All Points’ multi-channel earned media approach.

Click here to read the full Kona Ice case study and learn more about All Points’ strategic approach to helping franchise brands generate quality leads.

Meineke Steers Franchising into Fast Lane for 2018

Meineke Steers Franchising into Fast Lane for 2018

Enters New Year Geared Up for Strategic Growth into New Markets; Infusion of Tech-Driven Business Processes and Systems Spurring Franchisee Interest

CHARLOTTE – Make sure you look under the hood, because no two auto care franchises are built the same…and Meineke is making sure franchise investors can see the difference.

Thanks to an influx of innovation through advanced business processes and systems, which are driving significant same store revenue increases across the Meineke franchise system, the brand is generating an immense amount of momentum behind its modernized franchise model. Exemplifying the energy surrounding Meineke, in 2017 the brand opened 50 new locations and completed 65 resales of existing Meineke locations, the vast majority of which have a renewed presence in their markets following substantial updating, renovations and operational upgrades.

Early 2018 indications reveal even broader expansion, rife with opportunities for skilled business professionals who have a strong appreciation for the progressive and innovative business systems in place.

“The time is now…we’ve designed the Meineke of today and the future to be one that both leverages our iconic status and taps into a dynamic, tech-forward business model meant for today’s discerning franchise investors,” said Ed Pearson, vice president of franchise sales and development for Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. “We’ve mapped out a winning strategy and it all starts with our process and systems — a more dynamic enterprise built for individuals and ownership groups that want to be part of a forward-thinking concept.”

Under the guidance of Danny Rivera, president of Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., the brand has increasingly introduced multifaceted analytical techniques that consistently measure and assess key performance indicators all centered around three key objectives: convenience, reliability and transparency. The business compass pointing Meineke towards its refreshed model is the brand’s move to advance its concept into one tailored for franchise owners that want to manage teams and potentially multiple units versus day-to-day operations.

Likewise, Meineke is invigorating franchise interest and consumer appeal with an aesthetic update. Already testing favorably in 20 locations, 200 additional Meineke locations are slated for the update this year – a new look to reflect the modern business model with new lighting and repainted interiors and exteriors. Further, Meineke’s robust customer rewards program, Meineke Rewards, provides convenient, mobile-device access to redeem points earned through services and maintenance bonuses. Points are used for free service visits and the mobile app can be used to book appointments online, track points and store maintenance information.

“We’re at a pivotal point in the history of Meineke,” added Rivera, who joined the brand as its Chief Information Officer in 2012 and brought his knack for innovation into the top executive role. “If you consider the extent to which we have gone to accelerate Meineke’s franchising initiative, and blend that with the reputation we have established over the last five decades, the value proposition is unmatched in our category and among other concepts targeting talented franchisees.”

Playing off of its distinctions, in 2018, Meineke has plans in place to open 55 new locations. Nearly 75 percent of the growth planned for 2018 already has solid franchise agreements behind them. The balance of the expansion in 2018 will come from fresh franchise agreements with new and existing franchisees. Already in 2018, a new franchise location has opened in Baldwin, NY, a residential community in Nassau County on Long Island. Additionally, Meineke has signed a franchise agreement in early 2018 to bring a new location to the Salt Lake City, Utah market, joining four others in the region. Territories targeted for expansion this year include Nashville and Tampa in the Southeastern portion of the country, Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix in the Southwest, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. in the Pacific Northwest and Minneapolis and Detroit in the Midwest, among others. Available franchise territories can be found on the company’s website.

Moreover, Meineke has another 100 existing units with ongoing cash flow that are prepared for resale. Key resale markets range from Houston to New York and Atlanta to Chicago. To inquire about resale opportunities, fill out a short information request form for details to be shared.

Ideal Meineke franchisees are coachable, yet demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit that fosters sales and revenue growth. Executive-level corporate experience and/or franchise ownership and operations experience is preferred, but not required.

About Meineke

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., is a division of Driven Brands, Inc., the leading automotive aftermarket franchisor in the world. Founded in 1972, Meineke has more than 900 centers that service approximately 3 million cars a year. In recent years, Meineke has expanded its product offerings to better meet the demands of its customers and a changing marketplace, becoming the “total car care” brand. Meineke continues to be ranked as one of the best franchise opportunities in the country. For more information on Meineke franchise opportunities, visit: https://www.meineke.com/franchise-opportunities/

Zippy Shell Packs Up a Powerful 2017; Has Big Moves Planned for 2018

Zippy Shell Packs Up a Powerful 2017; Has Big Moves Planned for 2018

New On-Site Containers, Strong Move Sales, Robust Franchise Growth Set Zippy Shell Up For Robust Start to 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. – The trail Zippy Shell is blazing rips through a pair of industries ripe for disruption — both moving and mobile storage will be forever changed.

Creating a new course for each sector, Zippy Shell’s shake up has put the brand in position for continued exceptional growth in 2018. In fact, as the franchise company enters the new year, it carries mounting momentum. The moving and storage franchise, is easily recognized by its signature blue shell and crate container system. The company closed 2017 with record revenues and a strong group of new franchisees extending the brand’s breakthrough services to more than two dozen new U.S. territories.

In 2017, Zippy Shell welcomed new franchisees covering 30 new territories for the brand, bringing the total number of territories to 150.

“This past year has been one for the record books,” said Rick Del Sontro, president of Zippy Shell, Incorporated. “We’ve grown our franchise network with knowledgeable and passionate franchisees, surpassed sales expectations and increased our service and franchise offerings. Our team is delivering what customers are looking for and we have fine-tuned our ability to fulfill their needs and meet demand. We’re anticipating a stronger 2018, and are already off to a great start.”

In addition to expanding the reach of Zippy Shell in 2017, the brand achieved remarkable revenue growth. One example of this was a 350 percent increase in relocation sales. This represented moving and storage services provided by Zippy Shell to the employees of major corporations during their relocations for new positions within their companies. This revenue stream stands to be a focal point for Zippy Shell in 2018 as it reinforces new and existing corporate relationships, which will benefit franchisees from coast to coast

Since launching U.S. operations in 2010, Zippy Shell has distinguished itself in the moving and storage industries, and strengthened that standing this year with the introduction of its portable onsite containers. Designed to handle all climates, the Zippy Shell onsite container can also be positioned in places that other portable storage solutions can’t, due to its unique delivery system. Zippy Shell’s onsite containers are ideal for construction contractors storing materials at a build site, customers who are renovating their homes and want to keep their personal belongings safe and nearby during the process, parks or outdoor venues seeking easy access to their seasonal supplies and more. These onsite containers have proven to be a valuable addition to Zippy Shell’s services and will continue to be rolled out in new and existing markets in 2018.

As a positive disruptor, Zippy Shell is gearing up to make a big move in 2018 in the franchising industry. Zippy Shell will be launching a fractional franchise opportunity that is designed to provide existing moving and storage businesses with the opportunity to add Zippy Shell onto their existing businesses. The addition of Zippy Shell provides local movers a long distance move solution as well as a portable storage option, and allows traditional storage operators the opportunity to get into the containerized moving market.

“We’re excited to build upon the fractional franchise opportunity in 2018,” added Del Sontro. “The moving and storage industries are rapidly developing, and this is a unique opportunity to help existing companies advance their service offerings to stay current with customers’ needs. The millennial generation commands a new breed of services – shorter, on demand, do-it-yourself moving and storage. It’s the generation that wants to be in control.”

Looking ahead to 2018, Zippy Shell intends to grow its franchise into key U.S. markets such as Connecticut, Florida’s West Coast, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh and Richmond. Zippy Shell’s franchise model requires less capital and less equipment costs from its competitors, which sets it apart from other moving and storage franchises.

With more than 50 offices throughout the country, and three planned to open in early 2018 in Detroit, Greensboro and Philadelphia, Zippy Shell is quickly becoming the go-to choice for moving and storage solutions to residents and businesses nationwide

For information on franchising opportunities, visit www.zippyshell.com/franchise.

About Zippy Shell:

 Founded in Australia in 2007 and brought to the United States in 2010, Zippy Shell brilliantly streamlines two industries – practical, personal storage and safe, secure moving – into one simple and easy model. Through a network of franchise locations and licensed partners, Zippy Shell provides a complete suite of services to the customer ranging from self-pack storage through full service moving. The brand’s rapid franchise expansion into new markets across the country creates opportunities for seasoned entrepreneurs looking to build and expand their portfolios. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zippy Shell currently has more than 50 independently operated, corporately operated and jointly operated facilities serving more than 150 markets. For more information, visit www.zippyshell.com.

City Wide Soars To New Heights On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List

City Wide Soars To New Heights On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List

Building Maintenance Management Company Ranks in Top Half Of National Franchise Brands

 LENEXA, Kans. City Wide announced today that it has been named in the top third of Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

The prestigious award validates the progress the company has made in the past year. In 2017, the brand opened seven new locations, bringing the total to 54 offices throughout the United States.

“After a tremendous year of growth, we couldn’t be more honored to receive this ranking,” said Jeff Oddo, president and CEO of City Wide Franchise. “Every year, we look forward to strengthening our relationships and improving the systems we have in place to continue moving our franchise forward.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”

City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities by streamlining commercial facilities and maintenance management of more than 20 services through a collection of independent contractors and vendor partners, including janitorial, floor care, window washing, parking lot maintenance and several others. Taking the onus from building owners and property management companies that typically have to choose separate companies for each task, City Wide eases the selection and management processes for its clients.

Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in owning a City Wide franchise should have the ability to invest $200,000, which includes working capital and a typical franchise fee of $55,000.

Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. City Wide’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view City Wide in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

To learn more about City Wide visit:www.gocitywide.com.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.citywidefranchise.com.

About City Wide

Founded in 1961, City Wide has become synonymous with building maintenance in its home Kansas City market and the 50-plus U.S. regions where it has grown through franchising since 2001. A single-source solution for all building maintenance services, City Wide contracts with independent contractors to give clients access to dozens of interior and exterior services. City Wide simplifies the maintenance matters that mean most to building owners, operators, and management companies, easing the time, stress, and resources typically required to oversee an entire facility.

For more information about City Wide’s services, please visit www.gocitywide.com.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide.

To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Kicks Off Fundraiser for Life-Saving Cancer Research

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Kicks Off Fundraiser for Life-Saving Cancer Research

 Authentic New York-style Pizza Restaurant Launches Brand-wide Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  

HOUSTON– For the next couple months, Russo’s New York Pizzeria restaurants throughout the region are banding together in support of 1.3 million Americans living with blood cancer.

From January 19-March 1, participating pizzerias are rallying their diners to donate an additional $1 to their bill. The goal is to cure blood cancer once and for all. 100 percent of donations collected at Russo’s will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) toward research and assistance programs aimed at helping those with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma live longer, healthier lives.

“Countless loved ones, including members of my own family, have been struck with cancer and have battled through the hardship,” said Chef Anthony Russo, founder and CEO. “My heart breaks to see people close to me suffer through this terrible disease, so we’re doing everything we can to support LLS’s live-saving research. And how do you cure cancer? You donate.”

Russo’s New York Pizzeria’s fundraising initiative runs parallel to the LLS’s Student of the Year campaign—a philanthropic development program that calls upon the most engaged high-school students and provides them an opportunity to plan and implement their own fundraising campaign for people who have blood cancers and are survivors. Russo’s New York Pizzeria is sponsoring one of the Houston-area students, Anson Moore, by hosting the brand-wide fundraiser to amplify the donation efforts. Donations to the LLS Student of the Year campaign can be made here: http://events.lls.org/txg/HoustonSOY2018/amoore.

What started as a family-owned establishment in Houston in 1992, Russo’s New York Pizzeria features a full menu of authentic New York-style pizza and Italian dishes, blending the freshness of fine ingredients with the magic of a handcrafted Italian meal. Beyond the brand’s specialty traditional crust and gluten-free pizzas, menu items include fresh salads, soups and made-from-scratch sauces and pastas: authentic Italian cannoli, fresh-baked, Italian flatbread sandwiches and, of course, hand-tossed pizzas are just some of the distinctive menu items.

For more information on Russo’s New York Pizzeria, visit www.nypizzeria.com. And for more information on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit www.lls.org.

About Russo’s Restaurants

Russo’s Restaurants is a national and international franchisor of the fast casual and casual dining brands Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. Based in Houston, Russo’s Restaurants is composed of a mix of corporate and franchised locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and Hawaii. Russo’s has entered international markets as well, with locations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. Chef Anthony Russo has created his concepts from years of applying his unique, family recipes featuring New York-style pizza, along with a broad variety of handcrafted pasta creations, calzones, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts, reflecting his commitment to his New York roots where food and family come first. To learn more about Russo’s franchise development opportunities visit www.russosfranchise.com or call us at 1.855.978.7767.

Earning Credibility is Top of Mind for Huddle House

All Points PR began working with restaurant franchise Huddle House with one goal in mind: to expand Huddle House’s franchise footprint with qualified leads in markets targeted for growth through an integrated public relations strategy.

At All Points PR, we understand the importance of establishing and earning brand credibility for franchises of all sizes – and the critical role that integrated public relations can play in a strategy that accomplishes this.

Our team put a plan in place to accomplish Huddle House’s goals by leveraging its popularity in the South and proven successes to growth into the northeastern U.S., as well as many untapped small markets in its established territories.

All Points’ lead generation strategy, comprising integrated PR, produced more than 125 qualified franchise leads out of the more than 3,000 leads generated. As a result, these leads led to 34 closed deals in markets such as Jacksonville, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, helping to lay the groundwork for what became the brand’s most prolific growth phase in more than a decade.

Click here to read the full Huddle House case study and learn more about All Points’ strategic approach to helping franchise brands earn credibility.

Bojangles’® Soars To New Heights On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List

Bojangles’® Soars To New Heights On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List

Popular Chicken ‘n Biscuits Brand Ranked #57 Overall

CHARLOTTE, NC – Bojangles’, the popular, fast-growing restaurant operator and franchisor renowned for its bold, Southern-inspired recipes, announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Bojangles’ has been listed number 57 overall out of the top 500.

The prestigious award validates the franchise development progress the company has made in the past year. The brand had 749 restaurants across 11 states and Washington, D.C. as of September 24, 2017.

“We are honored to receive this ranking,” said Randy Icard, Bojangles’ Vice President of Franchise Development. “We look forward to working alongside our new and existing franchise partners to share the Bojangles’ experience and our freshly-made food across the Southeast and into new markets.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”

For 40 years, fans have enjoyed Bojangles’ proprietary, made-from-scratch products that offer a flavor profile unlike anything in the market. The menu features southern classics with Bojangles’ one-of-a-kind flavors, including fresh, never frozen, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, buttermilk biscuits made from scratch every twenty minutes, salads, sandwiches, flavorful fixin’s like green beans and Bojangles’ Cajun Pintos®, and Legendary Iced Tea® steeped the old-fashioned way.

Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Bojangles’ position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Bojangles’ in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

For more information about franchising at Bojangles’, visit www.Bojangles.com/Franchising. Follow Bojangles’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Bojangles’

Bojangles’, Inc. is a highly differentiated and growing restaurant operator and franchisor dedicated to serving customers high-quality, craveable food made from our Southern recipes. Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles’ serves menu items such as delicious, famous chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, flavorful fixin’s and Legendary Iced Tea®. At September 25, 2017, Bojangles’ had 749 system-wide restaurants, of which 316 were company-operated and 433 were franchised restaurants, primarily located in the Southeastern United States. For more information, visit www.bojangles.com or follow Bojangles’ on Facebook and Twitter.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide.

To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com.

Kona Ice Takes First in Elite Franchise Ranking

Kona Ice Takes First in Elite Franchise Ranking

 Ranks #1 in Franchise Industry’s Most Comprehensive Franchisee Satisfaction Survey; Franchise Business Review’s “Top 200 Franchises of 2018”

FLORENCE, Ky. – Kona Ice is rolling in at number one for 2018.

For the second year in a row, the country’s premier mobile gourmet shaved ice brand, renowned for creating over-the-top experiences for tens of millions of consumers across the nation, has earned the number one spot in the franchise industry’s most comprehensive franchisee satisfaction rankings.

Among more than 28,000 franchise owners surveyed representing more than 307 brands, Kona Ice’s franchisees scored Kona Ice higher than any other concept measured in the Franchise Business Review Top 200 Franchises of 2018.” Remaining in the top spot demonstrates Kona Ice’s true commitment to keeping its franchisees the happiest in America.

In addition to ranking first overall, the brand has been atop the survey’s “Food & Beverage” category for several years.

“We’re tremendously honored to receive this type of validation from our franchisees year after year,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Florence, Ky.-based Kona Ice. “You don’t build an empire without supporting your foundation…and that’s our franchise family. I’m proud of the reputation we’ve established, and we’ll continue to invest the time and resources needed to keep our owners satisfied.”

Franchise Business Review, the national franchise market research firm that conducted the “2018 Top Franchises Survey,” provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance.

Kona Ice’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions in the areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values (e.g., honesty and integrity of franchisor), general satisfaction, and the franchisee community.

In addition to Kona Ice consistently ranking highly on the Franchise Business Review’s “Top Franchises Report”, the brand was recently ranked as a top franchise in Entrepreneur’s 2018 “Franchise 500®” list, which evaluates factors such as costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order. Kona Ice’s continuous spot on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity. Likewise, Kona Ice was listed on the Franchise Times “Fast & Serious” 2018 list for its systemwide sales growth and unit growth over time.

“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those that have the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees in order to help entrepreneurs when choosing which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list are the top performing brands in the areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”

Providing entrepreneurs interested in investing in the franchise a full suite of support services ranging from initial and ongoing training to sales and marketing programs, the Kona Ice investment ranges in price from $117,125 – $135,925. An initial franchisee fee of $20,000 is required, and finance programs are in place to support qualified entrepreneurs in their Kona Ice investment.

For more information about available franchise opportunities with Kona Ice, please visit: http://www.ownakona.com.

To learn more about Franchise Business Review’s annual Top 200 ranking, please visit: https://www.franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchise-opportunities/.

About Kona Ice

A true community ally renowned for facilitating endless fundraising options, Kona Ice has given more than $50 million back to neighborhood schools, organizations and teams since its inception in 2007. The brand’s iconic truck offers customers a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring the opportunity to create their own shaved ice on the self-serve Flavorwave™, while enjoying the soothing sights and sounds from the tropics. Currently, there are nearly 1,000 franchise units in more than 47 states. 

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

Kona Ice Achieves Coveted Franchise Industry 1K Status: 1,000 Franchised Trucks in Ten Years

Kona Ice Achieves Coveted Franchise Industry 1K Status: 1,000 Franchised Trucks in Ten Years

Holds Honor of Having America’s Most Satisfied Franchisees, Ranks Atop Franchise Industry Rankings and Community Giveback Surpasses $50 Million 

FLORENCE, Ky. – Where the rubber meets the road, there is no other franchise in America that compares to Kona Ice.

As the nation’s iconic mobile shaved ice franchisor continues to earn an intensifying amount of accolades, its franchise growth is reaching a milestone reserved for a rare breed of brands. In early 2018, Kona Ice will have more than 1,000 of its colorful, tropical-themed trucks running across the country, captivating even more of America with a one-of-a-kind gourmet shaved ice experience.

“The energy behind our brand is incredible. Our franchisees, both the new and those that have been with us for many years, are immersed in their businesses and they never cease to amaze us with their dedication to the communities they serve,” said Tony Lamb, the brand’s president and founder who has been celebrated in recent years for the entrepreneurial ambition he has shown in launching and successfully expanding the business. “We are bursting through the 1,000 truck mark. Orders are already in to take us well beyond the 1K milestone in 2018 and there is unmistakable excitement across our franchise system for what remains ahead to achieve together.”

In 2017 alone, Kona Ice added nearly 130 franchised trucks, further solidifying the brand as the next generation ice cream truck – a sleeker, more entertaining, safer and increasingly profitable business model. Kona Ice expanded its presence in existing key markets such as Houston, South Florida, Charlotte and Las Vegas. Moreover, Kona Ice leveraged 2017 as an opportunity to enter new territories, including bringing its tropical tunes and cups of Hawaiian shaved ice for the first time to Alaska…introducing Anchorage to the brand’s unique blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats.

Taking into consideration Kona Ice’s mini version of its truck and its kiosks, which bring the brand into venues and spaces where the truck cannot go or as a method to expand its local presence, the country’s most recognizable mobile shaved ice experience already has more than 1,400 units operating.

Serving tens of millions of consumers across the nation every year, the franchisees that run the units are generating revenues that directly impact the communities they serve in incredibly positive ways. Along with the 1K truck benchmark, Kona Ice’s giveback to community schools and organizations across its franchise system has just passed the $50 million milestone.

“Even as we add a significant number of new franchisees and trucks, our greater purpose remains our road map for the business,” added Lamb. “From our Kona Korporate team to our franchisees and their team members, serving from the inside out is where it all begins for us — entrepreneurship is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of others.”

This type of selflessness sets the tone for Kona Ice. Heading into 2018, Kona Ice will advance its innovative partnership with Adopt-A-Classroom, a national nonprofit that provides funding for K-12 teachers throughout the United States. Kona Korporate and franchisees together have adopted 120-plus classrooms, donating more than $60,000 in just one year.

The mantra to serve from the inside out also extends to Kona Korporate’s support of its franchisees. As a clear indication of just how far Kona Ice goes to maintain franchisee satisfaction, the brand holds the esteemed designation of being the top brand in the franchise industry’s most comprehensive franchisee satisfaction rankings for the last two years. Among more than 30,000 franchise owners in America surveyed representing more than 330 brands, Kona Ice’s franchisees scored the concept higher than any other franchise measured in the Franchise Business Review “Top Franchises Report.” Kona Ice even topped their Franchisee Satisfaction score from last year, exceeding expectations even further. Likewise, the satisfaction score reflects Kona Ice’s commitment to keeping its fixed annual franchisee royalty fee at a remarkably low $3,000 each year.

In addition to Kona Ice consistently ranking highly on the Franchise Business Review’s “Top Franchises Report”, the brand was recently ranked as a top franchise in Entrepreneur’s 2018 “Franchise 500®” list, which evaluates factors such as costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order. Kona Ice’s continuous spot on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity. Likewise, Kona Ice was listed on the Franchise Times “Fast & Serious” 2018 list for its systemwide sales growth and unit growth over time.

“We continue to propel growth with a commitment to what we do best — innovating with our trucks and products, and supporting our franchisees to the nth degree,” added Lamb. “The growth and profitability of our existing franchisees is what is allowing us to accelerate franchising.”

With 2018 already off to an exciting start for the brand, Kona Ice will soon be introducing its Krafted line aimed at offering innovative shaved ice options to the adult demographic. Thirty-plus new flavors are set to be unveiled including coffee, sour, spicy and mock tail flavors.

Moving forward, Kona Ice aims to grow with qualified franchisees that embody a contagious entrepreneurial spirit and who have a deep appreciation for following the brand’s processes and systems. The franchise opportunity has been designed to meet the needs of individuals, both seasoned and new business owners, seeking greater purpose, structure, support and marketing expertise. 

About Kona Ice

A true community ally renowned for facilitating endless fundraising options, Kona Ice has given more than $50 million back to neighborhood schools, organizations and teams since its inception in 2007. The brand’s iconic truck offers customers a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring the opportunity to create their own shaved ice on the self-serve Flavorwave™, while enjoying the soothing sights and sounds from the tropics. Currently, there are nearly 1,000 franchise units in more than 47 states.

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Soars in 2017, Looks Ahead to Exciting Changes and Growth in 2018

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Soars in 2017, Looks Ahead to Exciting Changes and Growth in 2018

Business Broker Franchise Announces Brand Changes for 2018, Including a New Logo and Tagline

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation is having another record-breaking year.

In 2017, Murphy Business opened multiple offices across the nation. The business brokerage company is determined to continue its steady growth in 2018, with new openings planned for the first quarter this year and several others to follow.

In addition to the persistent growth of the past year, Murphy Business & Financial Corporation facilitated a record dollar amount in total transactions – proving a strong year of success in all depths of the franchise.

“This past year has strengthened our system as a whole,” said Tom Coba, president and CEO of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, who was appointed president in early 2017. “With each year that we continue to grow, we are able to help more clients across the United States and Canada. I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful our franchisees are at providing excellent service to each individual that we support. The brokers are more than willing to going above and beyond at making their clients feel at ease during what can be an emotional time for them, either buying or selling their business.”

The new president, Coba, has held key leadership roles with many brands, most notably, serving as president and CEO of ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group, and previously COO of Subway Global and VP of Dunkin’ Brands.

Looking ahead to 2018, the brand is excited to unveil its new tagline, icon and logo with contemporary colors and fonts in January. The tagline, “Excellence and Business Transactions”, provides potential clients with a concise snapshot of what the brand offers in an easy-to-understand manner. Additionally, the new logo featuring Business Sales is a total revamp of the logo that was used in the past. The new tagline and logo both signify the brand’s commitment to being a dynamic player in the industry.

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation offers unique advantages for its franchisees to elevate their professional skills and utilize their talents on a daily basis. Franchisees join a collaborative environment of individuals who come from backgrounds of mid-level management to C-Suite positions. When joining the Murphy Business & Financial Corporation family, franchisees will become a part of a network of business brokers known for their skills and knowledge in the industry.

Murphy Business permits entrepreneurs the opportunity to individually operate locally or as an office with a team of business brokers. The corporate office offers all franchisees with continuous support and a solid foundation as a result of its comprehensive training plan.

With more than 170 offices in the United States and Canada, Murphy Business & Financial Corporation is North America’s leading, full-service business brokerage firm. Offering entrepreneurs unit franchisee operating models, the Murphy Business home office supports the franchisees and their agents with extensive training, along with initial and ongoing marketing efforts that leave Murphy Business owners to focus on the most important part of their business – spending more time with their clients.

For more information about Murphy Business & Financial Corporation and available franchise opportunities, please visit: www.murphyfranchise.com.

About Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC

Clearwater, Florida-based Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC is a full-service business brokerage firm facilitating business sales, purchases, consulting, valuations, mergers and acquisitions. Closing deals at a higher ratio than the business brokerage industry average, several accolades have been bestowed upon the company including being recognized as one of Franchise Business Review ‘s Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners for ten consecutive years.

Zippy Shell’s Growth Spurs Relocation of Corporate Tampa Office

Zippy Shell’s Growth Spurs Relocation of Corporate Tampa Office

New 16,000 Square-Foot Facility Supports Company’s Extensive Coast-to-Coast Franchise Expansion 

TAMPA – Zippy Shell, the nation’s leading moving and storage franchise, announced today it has relocated its corporate office in Tampa to a much larger space situated at 3405 Benjamin Rd, Suite A, in Tampa. This move comes as the brand has doubled its sales and added 30 new territories in 2017, as well as the addition of its new on-site container services.

The new 16,000 square-foot facility will house the call center and additional departments related to operations and development, and will greatly increase operational efficiency and productivity of the fast-growing moving and storage franchise. With the addition of more space, the call center will expand to meet the growing demands of the industries, allowing Zippy Shell to continue providing supreme customer service.

“The process of moving has been an experience that is often dreaded due to complications and frustrations over pricing and service, on top of all this, it is one of the most stressful life-changes that many people will encounter,” said Gareth Taylor, co-founder of Zippy Shell and current Chief Operating Officer. “Our goal has been to make moving simple through improved customer facing technology, straightforward pricing and providing a one-stop seamless service solution. Customers are taking note and we appreciate them picking us to be a part of their life transition.”

The corporate office in Tampa works closely with the brand’s headquarters in Washington DC. Together both offices are equipped to manage operations, executive franchise development efforts, spearhead further product innovation and support customers.

“Our company is growing rapidly in all areas”, added Zippy Shell CEO Mark Kuhns. “And, we believe our customer service team needs expanded facilities in order to accommodate our growth and to drive many of our initiatives aimed at providing the best customer experience in our industry.”

Since launching U.S. operations in 2010, Zippy Shell has distinguished itself in the moving and storage industries, and strengthened that standing this year with the introduction of its portable onsite containers. Designed to fit into the places that other portable storage solutions can’t, Zippy Shell’s onsite containers are ideal for construction contractors storing materials at a build site, customers who are renovating their homes and want to keep their personal belongings safe and nearby during the process, parks or outdoor venues seeking easy access to their seasonal supplies and more. These onsite containers have proven to be a valuable addition to Zippy Shell’s services and will continue to be rolled out in new and existing markets in 2018.

To learn more about Zippy Shell, visit: www.zippyshell.com.

About Zippy Shell:

 Founded in Australia in 2007 and brought to the United States in 2010, Zippy Shell brilliantly streamlines two industries – practical, personal storage and safe, secure moving – into one simple and easy model. Through a network of franchise locations and licensed partners, Zippy Shell provides a complete suite of services to the customer ranging from self-pack storage through full service moving. The brand’s rapid franchise expansion into new markets across the country creates opportunities for seasoned entrepreneurs looking to build and expand their portfolios. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zippy Shell currently has more than 50 independently operated, corporately operated and jointly operated facilities serving more than 150 markets. For more information, visit www.zippyshell.com.

Zippy Shell Lands Spot On Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500® List For Sixth Consecutive Year

Zippy Shell Lands Spot On Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500® List For Sixth Consecutive Year 

National Moving & Storage Company Ranks Among Top Franchise Brands

 WASHINGTON D.C. Zippy Shell announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

The prestigious award, which Zippy Shell has now landed six years in a row, validates the progress the company has made in the past year. In 2017 alone, Zippy Shell welcomed in a number of new franchisees which resulted in 30 new territories for the brand, bringing the total number of territories to 150 throughout the United States.

“Our whole team is honored to receive this industry recognition year after year,” said Rick Del Sontro, president of Zippy Shell, Incorporated. “We’re moving toward an even stronger 2018, as we form new relationships, expand into new markets, and offer our existing franchisees continued support and enhanced business systems.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”

Since launching U.S. operations in 2010, Zippy Shell has distinguished itself in the moving and storage industries, and strengthened that standing this year with the introduction of its portable onsite containers. Designed to fit into the places that other portable storage solutions can’t, Zippy Shell’s onsite containers are ideal for construction contractors storing materials at a build site, customers who are renovating their homes and want to keep their personal belongings safe and nearby during the process, parks or outdoor venues seeking easy access to their seasonal supplies and more. These onsite containers have proven to be a valuable addition to Zippy Shell’s services and will continue to be rolled out in new and existing markets in 2018.

Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Zippy Shell’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Zippy Shell in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.zippyshell.com/franchise.

About Zippy Shell:

Founded in Australia in 2007 and brought to the United States in 2010, Zippy Shell brilliantly streamlines two industries – practical, personal storage and safe, secure moving – into one simple and easy model. Through a network of franchise locations and licensed partners, Zippy Shell provides a complete suite of services to the customer ranging from self-pack storage through full service moving. The brand’s rapid franchise expansion into new markets across the country creates opportunities for seasoned entrepreneurs looking to build and expand their portfolios. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zippy Shell currently has more than 50 independently operated, corporately operated and jointly operated facilities serving more than 150 markets. For more information, visit www.zippyshell.com.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide.

To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com.

Junk King Lands Spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List

Junk King Lands Spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List

 National Junk Removal Company Ranked Among Top Franchise Brands 

SAN FRANCISCO – Junk King announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

The prestigious award validates the progress the company has made in the past year. In 2017, the brand added more than 15 locations, bringing the total to 150 plus units in communities throughout the United States.

“We’ve been aggressively growing into new markets year after year, and this ranking just proves we can compete with the best,” said Michael Andreacchi, CEO of Junk King. “We look forward to building upon this growth in 2018, as we form new relationships, expand into more territories, and offer our existing franchisees continued support.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”

In addition to the company’s professionalism, eco-friendly recycling and award-winning customer service, businesses and residents alike choose Junk King because of the brand’s state-of-the-art technology systems that allow customers to schedule a pick-up in real time. With the online booking system all it takes is a few clicks and within a matter of minutes Junk King can be scheduled and the job can be completed. In fact, Junk King maintains the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) for any service business in North America, a clear indication of the importance the company places on customer satisfaction.

Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in owning a Junk King franchise should have the ability to invest $79,700, which includes working capital and a typical franchise fee of $30,000-$100,000.

Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Junk King’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Junk King in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

For more information about Junk King, please visit www.junk-king.com.

About Junk King  

Founded in 2005, Junk King was started by two friends in a two-car garage in San Carlos, California. In 2010, the company began franchising. Today, Junk King is the second largest junk removal company in North America with 150 units and 70 franchisees. In the next five years, Junk King plans to add an additional 125 franchisees and 400 units in key markets throughout North America. Junk King saves consumers time and money by eliminating unwanted clutter quickly and efficiently. Junk King is best known for its professionalism, advanced technology programs and commitment to recycling, repurposing and reusing materials. The brand is currently the highest rated service business in North America with a net promoter score exceeding 90 percent.

For more information about Junk King, please visit http://www.junk-king.com/. To inquire about franchise opportunities, visit http://www.junk-king.com/franchising/.

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Homewatch CareGivers Named as a 2018 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Homewatch CareGivers Named as a 2018 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Homewatch CareGivers Featured on Distinguished List of Top Franchise Companies

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm, announced that Homewatch CareGivers has been recently named a Top Franchise for 2018. The list ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.

“We are thrilled to be named in such a competitive and dynamic category,” said Chip Baranowski, Director of Franchise Development. “Developing an encouraging and supportive environment for our franchisees is our main priority at the Franchise Support Center. We are constantly amazed by our franchisees and the dedication and hard work they put in to helping people in their communities. This ranking helps validate all of our efforts on the Homewatch CareGivers team.”

The Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises 200 ranking puts Homewatch CareGivers into an elite group of the best franchise companies in the country. More than 3,000 companies franchise in the United States, but only those with exemplary fundamentals, great financial position and high franchisee satisfaction scores, earn a spot in the ranking.

Homewatch CareGivers was among 307 franchise brands, representing over 28,000 franchise owners that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Homewatch CareGivers’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions in the areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values (e.g., honesty and integrity of franchisor), general satisfaction, and the franchisee community.

Homewatch CareGivers survey results outpaced the FBR benchmark in several areas including training and support, operations and business systems, marketing, communications, and effective technology, to name a few. Franchisees also rated their own Franchisee Community highly on things such as being supportive of the brand and of one another.

“We are beyond proud of the franchisee network that we have been able to build,” said Julie Smith, President and CEO of Homewatch CareGivers. “Our franchisees are what make our franchise opportunity so unique and we are excited to build upon this established, award-winning foundation in 2018.”

Providing entrepreneurs interested in investing in the franchise a full suite of support services ranging from initial and ongoing training to sales and marketing programs, the Homewatch CareGivers investment ranges in price from $83,000 to $131,000. Plus, Homewatch CareGivers is a proud partner of the VetFran program. Approved candidates receive 10% off of the total franchise fee. Ideal franchise candidates are passionate about helping people and hold the concept close to their hearts. They love to work and build trusting relationships with not only their staff and clients, but also their local communities.

“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those that have the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees in order to help entrepreneurs when choosing which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list are the top performing brands in the areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”

For more information about available franchise opportunities with Homewatch CareGivers, please visit: www.homewatchcaregivers.com/franchise.

To learn more about Franchise Business Review’s annual ranking, please visit: https://www.franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchise-opportunities/.

About Homewatch CareGivers

Founded in 1980, Homewatch CareGivers delivers a variety of person-directed, professional at-home services including elder care, care for individuals with developmental and physical conditions, after-surgery care and help for those living with dementia.

With a significant leadership presence at the national level through Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and the National Quality Forum, the Homewatch CareGivers mission is to provide best-in-class care, to serve as a vital part of the continuum of care, and to provide the support franchisees and caregivers need to find success and make a difference in their communities.

 About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

Pearle Vision® Carries Increased Franchising Momentum into 2018

Pearle Vision® Carries Increased Franchising Momentum into 2018

Entrepreneur magazine ranks Pearle Vision #1 Health Products Franchise in Highly Coveted “2018 Franchise 500” List

MASON, Ohio. – The 2017 franchising achievements of Pearle Vision have brought even more clarity and focus to the brand’s growth – expansion that includes Pearle Vision strategically opening and adding to its development pipeline new EyeCare Centers across North America.

Now, to build upon the momentum being generated, Pearle Vision has earned a prestigious franchise industry accolade, reinforcing the strength of the franchise opportunity. Pearle Vision has earned the #1 ranking in the Health Products category of Entrepreneur magazine’s recently released “2018 Franchise 500list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Additionally, Pearle Vision ranks #72 overall among all franchises in the ranking, placing the brand in the top 20 percent of U.S. franchise concepts.

The respected ranking validates the progress the company has made in the past year. The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include three main factors: the size of the franchise system, growth and financial strength and stability. Today, there are more than 3,000 U.S. franchise brands, and those participating in the Franchise 500 are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points that fall within these three main factors. The 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order. Pearle Vision stood out from the pack, ranking top in its franchise category.

“We’re at a pivotal point of our historic brand,” said Alex Wilkes, General Manager for Pearle Vision. “The ranking on Entrepreneur’s “2018 Franchise 500” list validates the energy and momentum behind the concept. The commitment we have made in recent years to cement Pearle Vision as the premium eye care brand, and category leader, continues to earn recognition. From the introduction of a game-changing operating model to our innovative marketing programs we are pulling the right levers to foster growth and position Pearle Vision as an attractive franchise investment.”

In the past 12 months, new Pearle Vision EyeCare Centers have opened coast to coast with new franchisees in Bellevue, Wash., Atlanta, Ga., suburban Detroit and suburban Oklahoma City. Plus, existing franchisees are deepening their connection to the brand by investing in additional locations. From New England to Florida and Arizona to Ohio, seasoned franchisees who understand the strength of Pearle Vision’s complete value proposition have their sights set on new center growth.

The first two area developer agreements in 2017 are also fueling Pearle Vision’s growth. Launched in early 2017, the new opportunity has resulted in Pearle Vision awarding groups of qualified franchise investors the rights to open throughout entire designated market areas (DMAs) or states. Thus far, area developer groups are planning to or have already opened centers in Tampa and Phoenix. Prime U.S. markets remain available for expansion and the company is working to fill all available territories.

“We anticipate an expansion of our footprint this year and in the years that follow. The pieces are in place for robust franchise growth,” added Wilkes. “We look forward to building upon this growth in 2018, as we form new relationships, expand into new markets, and offer our existing franchisees continued support.”

Pearle Vision is positioning its current and projected franchise opportunities with: 1) skilled optometrists – both seasoned and recent graduates; 2) opticians (employ optometrists or lease space to them); and 3) investor groups. Ideal franchisees have a desire to build strong teams, embrace innovation, remain customer and care focused and dedicate themselves and their businesses to the communities they serve in an industry with sustainable demand.

About Pearle Vision
Pearle Vision was founded in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, who began the concept of one-stop, total eye care with the opening of the Pearle Vision Center in Savannah, Ga. Dr. Pearle combined complete eye exams with an extensive selection of eyewear. In 1981, Pearle Vision began offering franchise opportunities to select doctors and opticians. Today, with approximately 550 EyeCare Centers located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Pearle Vision is built around a doctor-centered business model with a primary focus to deliver genuine eye care to patients and become the neighborhood trusted source for all their eye care and eye wear needs. Pearle Vision is owned by Luxottica, a leader in premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. For more information, visit http://www.PearleVision.com. And, to learn more about the Pearle Vision franchise opportunity, visit ownapearlevision.com or call 1-800-PEARLE-1.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Rolls Out “Next Generation Pizza & Italian” Restaurant Design

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Rolls Out “Next Generation Pizza & Italian” Restaurant Design  

Fast-Casual Pizzeria Franchise Unveils New Restaurant Model Catering to Multi-Unit Business Owners and On-The-Go Diners  

HOUSTON – Russo’s New York Pizzeria (Russo’s), known for authentic New York style pizza’s and authentic Italian fare in both its iconic restaurant chains and in the freezer aisle of grocery stores, is shaking up the restaurant industry with a new, fast-casual, pizza and pasta-focused concept offering a fresh approach to classic Italian dining.

Chef Anthony Russo, founder and CEO of the chef-driven concept, announced the brand’s “Next Generation Pizza & Italian” restaurant model–ideal for on-the-go diners looking for authentic Italian cuisine at shopping malls and neighborhood strip centers.

Beyond consumer convenience, Russo’s Next Generation Pizza and Italian restaurant model is leading the fast casual Italian dining category by creating a business model that is meeting customer demand:

  • A smaller footprint (1,200-4,000 sq. ft.) for less overhead
  • A low-cost entry into the restaurant business with an initial investment starting around $395,000 in select markets
  • A focus on fresh ingredients to subtract additional supply costs for preservatives and packaging and also to meet consumer’s demand for quality food
  • Online ordering and free delivery options for added customer value
  • Average food costs and labor costs are 21.8% and 25.4% respectively*
  • Average sales volume per unit is $1,020,383 million*

“This new format meets the customer demand for fresh, quality cuisine for pick-up, on the go, or delivered,” said Russo, who has 40 years of culinary expertise featuring fresh, homemade Italian cuisine using family recipes since 1978. “Our success starts with the food. We serve only high-quality ingredients. A few of our house specialties include freshly made fettuccini Alfredo, homemade gnocchi, handmade mozzarella cheese, lasagna, eggplant parmesan, and of course, gourmet New York-style pizzas.”

By strategically placing restaurants in high-traffic retail areas, Russo’s offers fans easier access to its beloved New-York style pizza and traditional, Italian entrées. Russo’s latest restaurant model is representative of a larger franchise growth strategy to expand the brands’ national and international footprint after successfully launching more than 36 locations and 9 under development worldwide.

* These figures represent the average restaurant revenue of six (6) domestic Company-operated Russo’s New York Pizzeria locations of various designs and sizes for fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, along with average Food Costs and Net Income for the six (6) domestic Company-operated Russo’s New York Pizzeria outlets only. Actual results could vary substantially from unit to unit and Franchisor cannot estimate the results of any particular franchise.

About Russo’s Restaurants

Russo’s Restaurants is a national and international franchisor of the fast casual and casual dining brands Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. Based in Houston, Russo’s Restaurants is composed of a mix of corporate and franchised locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and Hawaii. Russo’s has entered international markets as well, with locations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. Chef Anthony Russo has created his concepts from years of applying his unique, family recipes featuring New York-style pizza, along with a broad variety of handcrafted pasta creations, calzones, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts, reflecting his commitment to his New York roots where food and family come first. To learn more about Russo’s franchise development opportunities and the Next Generation Pizza and Italian restaurant model, visit www.russosfranchise.com or call us at 1.855.978.7767.

All Points Team Shares 2018 Resolutions

As natural goal-setters, the All Points team always looks for ways to improve both personally and professionally. As the new year begins, we’re thinking about what lies ahead. Check out our team’s resolutions for 2018.

Bailey: …to cook, and to read more books.

Jessica:… to continue to grow myself as a professional through classes and new experiences, and to spend some time traveling.

Lauren: …to enjoy the journey of our growth and to be in bed by 10:30 each night.

Jamie: …to share Pura Vida everyday and to be in bed by 10:30 each night.

Maddy: …to improve my mornings by waking up early enough to exercise and eat a satisfying breakfast consistently.

Steph: …to live a more natural and toxic-free lifestyle and to continue educating myself to grow professionally.

Sydney: … to fine-tune a new hobby to enjoy on weeknights and weekends, and to attend at least one new PR conference to refine my skills.

Barbara: …to learn new skills in Adobe software, to increase my productivity, and to save money for my wedding.

Amy: …to cook more vegetarian food at home, and to make time for creative writing.

Mackenzie: …to be more intentional and mindful about the ways in which I use my time, and to grow as a writer by starting and maintaining a journal for personal reflection/growth, thoughts and ideas.

Allie:… to drink more water and less coffee, and to experiment more with different styles and textures in my design work.

Joey: …to read more outside of the office, as a way to wind down from the day and to further educate myself on topics that interest me.

Rachel: …to read more books and learn something new each day, both personally and professionally.

Katie: …to learn how to cook, to do some DIY home decorating projects, and to make time everyday to stay organized.

Gillian: …to learn at least one new skill, and to create something on a regular basis.

America’s Dog & Burger Launches Monthly Meal Deals To Celebrate Community

America’s Dog & Burger Launches Monthly Meal Deals To Celebrate Community 

Road Trip-Inspired Restaurant Honors Local First Responders, Students with Special Promotion  

CHICAGO – Driven by strong community ties, Chicago’s beloved America’s Dog & Burger (AD&B) is rolling out the most appetizing idea to ever come out of a great American road trip– monthly meal deals to honor first responders and students.

Beginning January 2018, the restaurant recognized for chef-driven, gourmet burgers and mouth-watering, city-inspired hot dogs is launching an ongoing promotion where every first Monday of the month first responders will receive 50 percent off their dine-in meals. Likewise, any student who visits an AD&B on the first Friday of every month can take 50 percent off their food order as well.

Originating more than 20 years ago after two brothers’ cross-county road trip to taste the best hot dogs and burgers the United States had to the offer, AD&B has been the Windy City’s go-to gathering place for local police officers, firefighters, EMTs and students grabbing a bite before class. The new customized monthly meal deals represent the meaningful ways the eatery continues to connect with the community and celebrate its loyal, longstanding guests.

“Chicago’s first responders put their lives on the line every day to protect and heal our neighborhoods and that should be recognized. And students need a break from their round-the-clock days to enjoy an affordable meal too,” said Manolis Alpogianis, who took the famed road trip with his brother George and co-owns AD&B with him. “America’s Dog & Burger wouldn’t be where is it today without the unwavering support from these fans, so we’re offering them a little token of our appreciation and celebrating what they represent for our community.“

AD&B’s creative and indulgent menu options range from the Santa Fe Hot Dog (Vienna all beef hot dog, hardwood smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, caramelized onions, beer battered jalapeno caps and cotija cheese on a Texas toast roll) to the Ghost Burger (hardwood smoked bacon, spicy ghost pepper cheese, guacamole and onion strings on a butter brioche bun). Beyond its acclaimed city dogs and burgers, AD&B also offers a selection of chicken sandwiches, salads and sides. Everything on the menu is fresh, never frozen and all ingredients are prepared in-house.

Maintaining a recipe for success, AD&B has three locations, each situated at prime destinations – Chicago’s Navy Pier, O’Hare Airport and in Chicago’s Loop on Randolph Street in between Wabash and State Streets.

As a reoccurring perk, the monthly meal deals will also be available for eligible guests at all future franchise and corporate AD&B locations, including the brand’s fifth restaurant set to open August 2018 in Evergreen Park’s Evergreen Marketplace.

For more information on America’s Dog & Burger and its commitment to community, visit www.adbfresh.com.

About America’s Dog & Burger

Entrepreneurial brothers Manolis and George Alpogianis co-founded AD&B after a cross-country road trip through the United States. This now famous journey inspired the two to open a restaurant that offered the most compelling hot dog and burger tastes of the nation in one dynamic environment. The brand uniquely positions itself in the dog and burger scene by offering guests a variety of fresh, gourmet burgers, city-themed hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, Italian beef, salads and more. After more than 20 years of proven success, the family-run business is in strategic growth mode, awarding franchise opportunities to passionate individuals and teams attracted to the brand’s distinguishable niche.

To learn more about America’s Dog & Burgers and its franchise opportunities, visit www.adbfranchise.com. For more information about the restaurant, visit www.adbfresh.com.

All Points Celebrates a Year of Positive Impact

Driven by our core values, All Points strives to positively impact the communities in which we live and work through our philanthropic and volunteer efforts. We are passionate about our commitment to corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact on meaningful social, community and environmental organizations.

Through our Positive Impact program, which compromises quarterly volunteer initiatives, we’re able to engage philanthropically with Chicagoland groups that rely on outside support to make a significant difference on others’ lives.

In 2017, All Points donated our time and resources to several wonderful local organizations. In March, our team spent an afternoon working with Bernie’s Book Bank to collect, process and distribute quality new and gently used books to at-risk children in the area. In June, we visited Oakton Community College’s community garden, where we planted and harvested fruits and vegetables before taking them to a local food pantry.

In September, the All Points team worked with Cradles to Crayons to sort through clothing to make packages for children in need in Chicago. Finally, in December, we visited The Family Tree to donate our gently used clothing, kitchen items and books to the community thrift spot that gives vouchers to local families.

Volunteering with each organization was a rewarding experience for the entire team. We look forward to carrying on All Points’ Positive Impact tradition and giving back through various initiatives for years to come.

Check out our Facebook page for photos of our 2017 events!

All Points PR Looks Ahead to 2018

As the year comes to a close, the All Points team gathered for one final 2017 team seminar to reflect on our growth as an agency and individuals in the past year, as well as to look ahead to exciting new things in 2018.

Our team seminar was hosted by Lauren Izaks who shared a video of 2017 All Points highlights – from team outings and philanthropic volunteer days to conferences and presentations, the whole All Points family had the chance to remember all the fun we had.

Click here to watch the video.

In addition, Lauren shared her vision for the year ahead, including continued growth, even more learning and of course, lots of teambuilding.

As we anticipate the new year, we’re excited to see where 2018 takes us and our clients. Stay tuned for more news from All Points in the new year!

The Franchise that is Inspiring Americans to Make Life-Changing Transformations

The Franchise that is Inspiring Americans to Make Life-Changing Transformations

The Camp Transformation Center Motivates Franchisees and Members to Find a Renewed Sense of Purpose Together

CHINO HILLS, Calif. – America finally has a fitness franchise that puts pumping iron and treadmill terror backseat to building up muscle memory that can truly transform lives.

The Camp Transformation Center (The Camp) sends self-confidence and self-esteem soaring and now the nation stands to benefit from the brand’s strategic franchise growth initiative. Announced today, the fitness concept is catapulting its presence across the nation through a plan that will nearly double its footprint by the end of 2018.

“There is no workout circuit for training the soul and spirit. But, there are ways to instill inspiration and meaningful transformation for people that need a helping hand,” said Alejandra Font, co-founder of The Camp, who is leading the brand’s growth strategy. “While our training programs are top tier, we place a stronger emphasis on creating confidence in others. The physical workout comes second to the mental.”

Since launching The Camp in 2010, this approach has made it possible for members to shrug off whatever has held them back to focus on making profound personal gains. It is a method that Font and her partners, husband Luis Font, a seasoned sales and marketing executive, and Dr. Sam Bakhtiar, a celebrated self-help author and fitness expert, have perfected and now want to make mainstream across America.

Based in Southern California, The Camp currently has nearly 100 locations in 13 states and Mexico. The brand’s jam-packed gyms are filled with members proud to be part of a community and culture that breeds positive behaviors. The belief in the concept has been so powerful that the first several dozen franchisees are former members and employees. Thus, the changes occurring within The Camp family go well beyond physical appearance…they’re life-changing.

“Luis and I entered this journey just the same way. We were working out with Sam and began to see ourselves in completely new ways,” added Alejandra, who with Luis felt the impact of the economic downturn in 2008-2009 and was seeking inspiration. “Sam challenged us, but he was so compassionate at the same time. We were compelled to take action.”

Since partnering with Dr. Bakhtiar, the founding trio have steadily grown the concept with talented franchisees who embody the brand’s pledge to transform the lives of members. As 2017 concludes, The Camp is planning for six new openings between early-December and February in Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. These openings are to occur on top of five third quarter 2017 openings in California and Arizona. In sum, the brand projects to have opened a total of 42 new locations in 2017.

Amid the strategy to nearly double its unit count in 2018, The Camp has recently added more muscle to its executive team. Brian Balconi, previously the top executive at a dual-branded franchisor and, earlier in his career, leadership positions at Little Caesars and Dunkin’ Donuts, has joined the company and adds a wealth of experience to guide the franchising program.

“You just don’t see this kind of energy and promise very often. It is reserved for a rare breed and The Camp is in that class,” said Balconi. “The stage is set…the processes and systems are in place for franchisees and we’re ready to talk with prospects who meet our stringent qualifications.”

Ideal franchisees showcase an unwavering desire to help people with compassion and empathy. While not necessary, an aptitude for sales is preferred along with leadership skills and a collaborative disposition. The Camp supports its franchisees with proven marketing, sales and operations programs, including a robust opening strategy to fill the initial signature six-week Challenge. Cultivated to attract individuals or teams with an ambition to succeed, strong values and solid community and business connections, the franchise investment offers significant efficiencies of scale for multi-unit investors.

Locations are typically situated in light industrial spaces spanning 4,000 to 5,000 square feet. The Camp blends a positive group training setting with dynamic interval workouts, nutrition and supplement plans and highly qualified trainers. Franchisees drive membership through seven annual challenges. Successful Challengers most often endear themselves to The Camp and become members.

About The Camp Transformation Center

Founded in 2010, The Camp Transformation Center has more than 100 locations open or in development across 13 states and Mexico. Each gym employs the company’s signature Challenge, a six-week initial entry point for members, which aims to be a transformative moment in the lives of those who join and a launching pad for long-term membership. The Camp Transformation Center is known for its enthusiastic staff members, a clean environment, an open, spacious, and colorful design, nutrition and supplement plans, and fitness training that is motivating and affordable.

For more information about The Camp Transformation Center and the franchise opportunity, visit thecampfranchise.com. Expansion is planned nationwide and internationally.

A Hearty Holiday: America’s Dog & Burger Offers Seasonal Pot Roast Sandwich To Honor Veterans

A Hearty Holiday: America’s Dog & Burger Offers Seasonal Pot Roast Sandwich To Honor Veterans

 Chicago Eatery Donates Sandwich Proceeds to Benefit Honor Flight Chicago

CHICAGO – This December, America’s Dog & Burger (AD&B) is bringing one of its classic menu items back home for the holidays – warming the bellies of Chicagoans and the hearts of local veterans.
From December 1 to 31, the all-American eatery, traditionally celebrated for its city-inspired hot dogs and gourmet burgers, is offering guests its seasonal Pot Roast Sandwich and donating 25 percent from each meal’s proceeds to benefit Honor Flight Chicago.

Capturing the true spirit of the holidays and giving back to others, the restaurant’s fundraising initiative is in support of Honor Flight Chicago’s mission to recognize America’s most senior war veterans by providing them with a one-of-a-kind journey to Washington, D.C. The money raised will help provide senior war veterans with an all-expense-paid trip to reflect on their bravery and to visit the memorials built in their honor.

“When my father Gus returned home from the Korean War, he went straight to work in the restaurant business and, like countless other veterans, didn’t have time to truly reflect on his service,” said Manolis Alpogianis, co-founder and owner of America’s Dog & Burger. “But without our veterans’ unwavering sacrifices, our country wouldn’t be where it is today. Every veteran deserves to be recognized for their heroism and we’re committed to highlighting and supporting Chicago’s veteran community any way we can.”

Putting a twist on a wintertime favorite and capturing the nostalgia of a hearty, home-cooked meal, AD&B’s Pot Roast Sandwich is made with shredded pot roast, roasted onions, melted Swiss cheese and horseradish mayonnaise on grilled sourdough bread. The sandwich is served hot with a side of hand-cut fries or tater tots – rounding out a classic American meal.

“‘Thank you’ is one of the most powerful phrases in the English language,” said Mary Pettinato, CEO and co-founder of Honor Flight Chicago. “And yet, many of our senior war heroes, especially Korean War veterans like Gus Alpogianis, have waited decades to hear the expression of gratitude they so richly deserve. When companies like America’s Dog & Burger acknowledge the contributions of senior war veterans, these heroes realize their service and sacrifice have not gone unrecognized.”

Guests can indulge in the Pot Roast Sandwich and show their support for Chicago’s veteran community and Honor Flight Chicago by visiting an AD&B or America’s Dog operating location, including the spots at O’Hare International Airport and in Chicago’s Loop on East Randolph Street.

For more information on America’s Dog & Burger and a list of locations, visit www.adbfresh.com. For more information about Honor Flight Chicago and its mission, visit www.honorflightchicago.org.

About America’s Dog & Burger

Entrepreneurial brothers Manolis and George Alpogianis co-founded AD&B after a cross-country road trip through the United States. This now famous journey inspired the two to open a restaurant that offered the most compelling hot dog and burger tastes of the nation in one dynamic environment. The brand uniquely positions itself in the dog and burger scene by offering guests a variety of fresh, gourmet burgers, city-themed hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, Italian beef, salads and more. After more than 20 years of proven success, the family-run business is in strategic growth mode, awarding franchise opportunities to passionate individuals and teams attracted to the brand’s distinguishable niche.

To learn more about America’s Dog & Burgers and its franchise opportunities, visit www.adbfranchise.com. For more information about the restaurant, visit www.adbfresh.com.

About Honor Flight Chicago

Honor Flight Chicago is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing the service and sacrifice of America’s senior war veterans by providing an all-expense-paid trip for these heroes to visit the Washington, D.C., memorials built in their honor. Founded in 2008, Honor Flight Chicago is the largest hub in the Honor Flight Network, and has to-date flown 82 flights, honoring almost 7,500 WWII and Korean War veterans.

NIFA Hosts Fall Luncheon at Google Headquarters

The Northern Illinois Franchise Association (NIFA), founded by All Points PR executive team Jamie and Lauren Izaks as well as friend and Marks & Klein lawyer Andrew Bleiman, hosts quarterly events, continuing its work of education the Chicagoland’s franchise community about the most pressing franchise-related topics of the day.

2017 was a strong year for NIFA, with four fabulous events including:

  • March Luncheon, sponsored by Laner Muchin and co-hosted by Job Creators Network (JCN), held at Chicago’s River Roast with keynote speaker Stephen Bienko about “Franchise 3.0: Scaling the Franchise Model”
  • May Luncheon, sponsored by Patriot Software and held at Joy District in River North with keynote speaker Dr. Ben Litalien about “The Future of Franchising: A Look at the Global Shifts Disrupting Today’s Franchise Model”
  • Summer Social, sponsored by All Points Public Relations and Marks & Klein, held at Rockit Burger Bar in Wrigleyville with a great raffle including Amazon and Apple products as well as Cubs tickets and more
  • Fall Luncheon, sponsored by Google, held at the Google Headquarters in the West Loop

The most recent event was the Fall Luncheon, during which nearly 100 guests networked at the beautiful Google Headquarters and enjoyed a delicious lunch in the unparalleled . NIFA membership enjoyed an invigorating keynote address by two of Google’s leaders, Lisa Landsman (Google Head of Industry, Restaurants) and Michelle Schumaker (Google Head of Sales Development, Retail & Tech Sectors), entitled “Maximizing Your Local Footprint through Digital.”

Michelle’s presentation centered on how digital advances influence consumers daily, and provided a unique perspective as both a Google innovator and a franchisee. Audience members were inspired to “be there, be useful and be ready” for digital innovations in the future. Among the helpful tools she imparted was the use of Test My Site, which helps business owners identify their website speed and how it stacks up to the competition in ease of use and loading time.

As always, NIFA stays committed to supporting the individuals and businesses in franchising at the franchisor, franchisee and supplier levels. Looking ahead, NIFA is planning a fantastic spring event – visit us at www.northernilfranchise.org to keep track of the latest developments.

All Points Team Shares What We’re Thankful For

It’s that time of year again, and the All Points team is taking a moment to reflect on the many things about which we are thankful. From personal to professional, we have a lot to give thanks for!

 Joey: I’m thankful for my close-knit family, longstanding friendships, and fun, collaborative work environment. (Plus, puppy cuddles!)

Rachel: I am thankful for beginning my career in an environment filled with supportive, dedicated and inspiring individuals that all come together to work as a team.

Allie: I’m thankful for my loved ones, great friends and my All Points family that embraces my passion for Beyonce and great creative work.

Lauren: I am thankful for all of the wonderful people in my life that help to make every day special; and for allowing me to try to do the same for them.

Bailey: I’m thankful for supportive family, true friends, great colleagues and pizza.

Jessica: I’m thankful for the opportunities that have been provided in 2017.

Amy: I’m thankful for a network of friends, family and colleagues that support me in my goals, both personal and professional, and also for the restorative power of coffee and my kittens.

Katie: I’m thankful for the education that led me to my career, my friends and family that are there beside me through all the different stages of life and my colleagues that always inspire me to reach my goals.

Jamie: I am thankful for the trust we have built both inside and outside of All Points Public Relations. The trust we have with each other on the team and how that continues to define our culture; the trust we have earned and that we maintain with our clients through an unrelenting desire to exceed expectations; and the trust coming from every direction that will continue to do things the right way.

Sydney: I’m thankful for colleagues and clients that make work fun, the never-ending support of family and the healing powers of puppy snuggles.

Maddy: This year I am thankful for my lovely support network that helped move me a total of three times this year.

Stephanie: I’m thankful for my supportive friends, family, colleagues and the opportunities that I’ve been given to grow personally and professionally throughout the past year.

Gillian: I’m thankful for my wonderful family, especially my mom, my best friend/roommate Franklin the Cat and having the opportunity to grow, take risks and learn more about myself each year.

Barbara: I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with our clients and the confidence they have in our team’s ability to elevate their brands. It really makes the work rewarding when clients praise us for our efforts!

Mackenzie: I’m thankful for wonderful and supportive family, friends, co-workers and bosses, as well for a faith foundation that has guided me through the ups and downs of 2017.

Baca: There’s so much to be thankful for this season – I am thankful for the incredible work environment All Points provides and my support team of inspiring colleagues and my insanely loving friends and family who push me to always go above and beyond.

The Joint Chiropractic Offers America the Relief It Needs with Nationwide Franchise Initiative

The Joint Chiropractic Offers America the Relief It Needs with Nationwide Franchise Initiative

Prominent Chiropractic Brand Targets Key Markets

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Rest easy, America. Access to affordable chiropractic care is right around the corner.

The Joint Chiropractic, the fastest-growing chiropractic franchise in the United States, is unveiling a nationwide franchise growth plan that positions the brand for expansion in all corners of the country – a strategy that will bring relief to the millions of people seeking help for back, neck and joint pain.

Disrupting the health and wellness industry with its “no appointment, no insurance and no hassle” business model, The Joint plans to enter key communities throughout the nation, targeting cities throughout the United States such as Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas City (both Missouri and Kansas), and increase their clinic footprint throughout the greater Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay areas. The expansion plan meets Americans’ demand for routine, affordable chiropractic care provided by high-quality, licensed professionals.

“Right now, we have the largest umbrella of chiropractic clinics in the world, but we’re only just getting started,” said Peter Holt, CEO of The Joint. “There’s been a shift toward convenience in the healthcare industry and that’s something we’ve stood for since day one. For consumers looking for speedier appointments and routine adjustments, The Joint continues to be the only accessible option, which is why we’re bringing our clinics into more neighborhoods coast-to-coast.”

As the nation’s largest network of no-insurance clinics, The Joint is reinventing the chiropractic sector by making quality healthcare affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. By welcoming walk-ins and strategically placing locations near high-traffic shopping centers, grocery stores and retail areas, consumers have easier access to the clinics and can seamlessly visit a licensed chiropractor without disrupting their daily lives.

Additionally, The Joint’s unique membership model allows patients to customize ongoing treatment plans or take part in preventative care on a weekly basis. Plus, chiropractors across the company’s network have secure access to patient files, meaning members can use their membership at any The Joint clinic. Through pain management and ongoing treatment plans, The Joint and its doctors operate with a noble purpose to change the way people live their lives.

From its inception in 1999, The Joint has expanded steadily with a tremendous growth spurt occurring after the brand began franchising in 2006. The chiropractic franchise now has more than 380 clinics open or in development across the United States. Adding to the appeal of the concept, franchise and corporate locations are earning double-digit percentage annual revenue growth, with a 17 percent increase from 2015-2016 and similar projections for 2016-2017.

As The Joint continues to expand, the brand is awarding franchise opportunities to qualified individuals who share the company’s passion for health and wellness. Ideal franchisees include chiropractors looking to launch a business or supplement their independent practice, multi-concept franchise owners and investors interested in pursuing semi-absentee business ownership.

With no cost of goods, a limited number of employees per location and the ability to operate in small spaces (often less than 1,000 square feet), the business model provides strong unit economics with recurring revenues and scalability that attracts entrepreneurs from all professional backgrounds, regardless of chiropractic experience.

In addition, the brand’s membership model helps franchisees maximize profits while simplifying the hassles that come with insurance billing and other limitations in traditional chiropractic practice settings. The Joint’s investment opportunity, made up of extensive site selection procedures, training programs and marketing support starts at $211,400, which includes the initial franchise fee.

For more information on The Joint Chiropractic’s franchise opportunities, visit www.thejointfranchise.com.

About The Joint Chiropractic

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Joint is an emerging growth company that is reinventing chiropractic care by making quality care convenient and affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. Its no-appointment policy and convenient hours and locations make care more accessible, and affordable membership plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance. With nearly 400 clinics nationwide and more than four million patient visits annually, The Joint is a leader in the chiropractic profession. For more information, visit www.thejoint.com. For more information about The Joint’s franchise opportunities, visit www.thejointfranchise.com.

All Points PR Associate Lauren Baca Shares Lead Ad Primer

 

One of the most essential components to the All Points PR employee experience is our commitment to ongoing learning and education. To that point, PR Associate Lauren Baca recently took it upon herself to learn the ins and outs of LinkedIn lead generation ads and educated the team during the monthly seminar.

Lauren, while not an expert in social media strategy or even a Social Media Associate, did substantial research and discussed the ways that our PR team can harness the expertise of our social media team. With so much information at our fingertips online, it’s more accessible than ever to better educate our clients – and ourselves – on how lead generation ads can be a successful component to any earned or owned media campaign.

She explained the role that lead generation ads play in an overall franchise growth/lead acquisition strategy, and the team now has a more comprehensive overview of this complex topic to apply to our day-to-day PR, content marketing and social media work. From answers to common lead generation questions to in-depth understandings of how to target, retarget and create lead ads, the All Points team is prepared for even more franchise development social media trends.

Lauren’s presentation encouraged the team to find topics they’re curious about and to take the first step toward learning them, thus adding valuable services and expertise to our client offerings. Stay tuned for December’s seminar!