Pivotal Growth Partners Adds Jeremiah’s Italian Ice to Franchise Brand Portfolio

Performance-based equity company to expand emerging frozen treats franchise nationally Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Pivotal Growth Partners (PGP), a holding company that focuses on accelerating small, emerging brands to scale for private equity, announced it has added another high-potential company to…
Robeks Puts the Fresh in Refreshment with New Summer Menu

Launches ‘Season of the Watermelon’ Selections Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies has partnered with the National Watermelon Promotion Board and is kicking off Summer this year with three innovative fresh Watermelon menu choices that invite guests…
Robeks Opens First Location in Rockville, MD

ROBEKS hosting SIP, SIP, HOORAY family friendly celebration to showcase their newest location Rockville, MD  (RestaurantNews.com)  Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies announces the addition of their 14th location in the Maryland – Virginia region with a new store at Rockville’s…
Gabby Wong Ascends to the CEO Role at FranConnect

Software industry veteran Wong leads franchise purpose-built SaaS provider to double its size in a three year period.  Reston, VA  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Board of Directors of FranConnect, a leading provider of franchise performance management software for franchisors and their franchisees,…
Robeks Re-Opens Location in Falls Church, VA

ROBEKS is hosting a family friendly celebration to showcase their remodeled location under new ownership. Falls Church, VA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies announces the re-opening of its location at West End Plaza under new ownership. A grand re-opening…
Premium Gas and Convenience Retailer Launches Franchise Program

RaceTrac Seeks Qualified Candidates in Central Florida to Take on New Business Opportunity Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  RaceTrac, one of America’s leading retail, fuel and convenience store destinations, announced today the launch of its new franchise program. RT Franchising, Inc. is…
Cheng Cohen Names Gina Malandrino as Newest Partner to Firm

Chicago Firm Unveils New User-Friendly Website and Refreshes Brand Image Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Cheng Cohen, the franchise industry’s full service boutique law firm, announced today that Gina Malandrino has been named a partner at the firm, effective January 1, 2019.…
Introduction of Fast-Start Franchise Management Software for Emerging Brands

FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, announces the launch of Velocity Packs for emerging franchise brands with up to 100 locations. Now, the enterprise power and support of FranConnect Sky is available to emerging franchises in cost-effective bundles…
FranConnect Appoints New CEO Gabby Wong to Drive Growth and Innovation

Wong previously served as Executive Vice President of Customer Operations at FranConnect Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, announced the promotion of Gabby Wong to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to continue its path of market…
FranConnect Enables Franchisors to Laser-Focus Target Marketing with New Workflow Automation and Franchise Intelligence in 3Q 2018 Release of FranConnect Sky

Newest release of franchising’s #1 software also includes enhanced customization and scalability for multi-brand franchise operations Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  FranConnect, voted franchising’s top franchise management software by the readers of Entrepreneur Magazine, today announced the general availability of FranConnect Sky…
Krispy Kreme to Acquire Majority Stake in Insomnia Cookies

Krispy Kreme and Insomnia Cookies have announced an agreement through which Krispy Kreme will acquire a majority stake in Insomnia Cookies. Insomnia Cookies is the leading cookie delivery company in the United States. “At Krispy Kreme, we have an 81-year…
FranConnect Webinar Will Unveil the Top Secrets to Franchisee Profitability

Roundtable of Industry Experts to Offer Insights on How to Improve Unit Level Performance and Maximize Profitability Wednesday, July 25th at 12 p.m. ET Reston, VA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, will host another webinar in…
Franchise Salespeople Are More Important Than You Think

Hiring the right franchise sales team is vital to a brand’s growth. by Nick Powills 1851 Franchise Franchise sales is tough. You are trying to convince someone to arguably make the biggest decision of their lives. They are not buying…
IFA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The International Franchise Association (IFA) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving by individuals, companies and organizations to philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. This year, the IFA is raising awareness and fundraising for the work…
Fransmart Hires Chad Bentley as New Vice President of Finance

New Hire Will Lead Financial Strategy To Grow The Franchising Company’s Existing & New Brands Alexandria, VA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Fransmart, the global leader in franchise development behind the explosive growth of concepts such as The Halal Guys, Five Guys Burgers &…