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Curves franchise: 14th Annual Food Drive

Curves International began its 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations. According to the information provided, participating clubs are asking their members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support area community food banks. In add... » Read more


Dunkin’ Donuts franchise to expand in Washington D.C.

According to a report published on the website,, Dunkin’ Donuts is to open up 86 new restaurants in the Washington D.C. market by 2020 as a result of a number of development agreements that have been signed over the last twelve months. In an interview, Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dun... » Read more


Dunkin’ Donuts to open five new markets for franchising

Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that the company is recruiting franchisees for the markets of Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado; Houston and Waco, Texas; Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; as well as Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to the information provided, the company expects that restaurants in ... » Read more


Krispy Kreme names Cindy Bay SVP of US Franchises and Company Stores

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. has announced that Cindy Bay has been promoted to SVP of US Franchises and Company Stores, reporting to Jim Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer. According to the information provided, Ms Bay has served for the past three years as Senior Vice President of Company Store Operations at Krispy Kreme. Prior to... » Read more


Kat Cole appointed president of Cinnabon

FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants and cafes, has announced that Kat Cole has been named President of Cinnabon, Inc, the 25-year-old market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries with more than 770 locations worldwide. She takes over from Gary Bales who will step down as Preside... » Read more


Baskin-Robbins opens first franchised store in Australia

According to a report published on the website,, the first Australian Baskin-Robbins store to be opened under the US parent company began trading last month at Camp Hill, Brisbane, and is being run by franchisee, Steve McLeod. In an interview, Srinivas Kumar, president and COO, commented, “Baskin-Robbins is the number o... » Read more


Seattle’s Best Coffee reaches milestone goal

The Seattle’s Best Coffee franchise, part of the Starbucks Corporation, announced last month that it has reached a major milestone in the strategic plan it outlined earlier this year, achieving its goal of establishing 30,000 places where consumers can enjoy a freshly-brewed cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee®. According to the information provided, t... » Read more


FOCUS Brands® to acquire Auntie Anne’s®

Roark Capital, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, has announced that one of its portfolio companies, FOCUS Brands, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Auntie Anne’s, the franchisor of the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain. Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Auntie Anne’s has nearly 1,100 stores in 44 states and 21 co... » Read more


Edible Arrangements announces strong growth in first half of 2010

The Edible Arrangements franchise, a pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh fruit arrangements, recently announced significant progress with its expansion efforts during the first half of 2010. According to the information provided, the company opened 48 new locations and signed 71 new development commitments including a 20-unit agreement in... » Read more


Vom Fass franchise opens new locations in Italy, Switzerland and the USA

Vom Fass is continuing to expand and increasing the number of its international locations. The company has announced that new franchise businesses began operating recently in Westlake Village, California, in Milan and in Geneva. Furthermore, two shops in Germany have moved locations. All in all, Vom Fass has around 240 shops in Germany as well... » Read more


Dunkin’ Donuts enjoys strong growth in first half of 2010

The Dunkin’ Donuts franchise has announced strong expansion results for the first half of 2010 underlining the fact that it is continuing to hold its spot as one of the fastest growing brands in the QSR industry. According to the information provided, Dunkin’ Donuts has opened 338 net new locations worldwide since January 2010 with 75 of those n... » Read more


Krispy Kreme opens first store in the Dominican Republic

The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation has announced that its franchisee, Dominspec, S.A. has opened the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in the Dominican Republic. According to the informaiton provided, this is the first of 14 Krispy Kreme shops the franchisee plans to open over the next five years. The shop will offer 17 varieties of Krispy Kre... » Read more


Baskin-Robbins appoints new Vice President of Marketing

The Baskin-Robbins franchise recently announced that it has appointed Brian O’Mara as Vice President of Marketing USA. With more than twenty-five years of marketing experience, including twenty years with McDonald’s, Mr. O’Mara brings, the company says, extensive knowledge of marketing, product development and the quick service restaurant indust... » Read more


Dunkin' Donuts celebrates 60 years of business

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is currently celebrating 60 years of selling coffee, donuts and baked goods. It has now announced that it is inviting customers all around the world to join the party with festivities planned throughout the year. According to the information provided, the company's "birthDDay" celebration kicked off on February 8... » Read more


Vom Fass franchise continues its international expansion

The "Vom Fass" franchise, a network of retail outlets selling liquid delicatessen products, has announced that four new shops have joined its international network. According to the information provided, the new stores are located in York (UK) and Dublin (Ireland) as well as in the US cities, New Orleans and St. Louis (Maplewood). Based in Ge... » Read more

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