June 2006 - Franchise UK

Monthly Archives - June 2006

Aussie Audio Model Working Loud And Clear

AAP is reporting today that the franchise model adopted by car audio and mobile phone retailer Strathfield Group is starting to reap financial benefits. The struggling Strathfield said it is on track to deliver a small earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) profit for the six months to June 30, 2006.This compares to an EBITDA loss of $11.3 million for the same period last year, which included a provision for the Cavastowe Receivable of $2.85 million. Cavastowe [...]

Johnny Rockets Releases Popular Hamburger Recipe in Time for Fourth of July

The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc., the restaurant chain known for juicy hamburgers and table-top jukeboxes, is releasing its popular "Rocket Single" recipe for Americans to enjoy at home during the Fourth of July holiday and summer grilling season. In addition, the restaurant chain commissioned a national survey to uncover how Americans identify the classic American hamburger.What's the secret to creating your own slice of cheeseburger heaven? Johnny Rockets chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Shumsky, reveals it is all [...]

Auction it TODAY Sells Over 100 Franchises Just One Year from Start Date

Auction it TODAY® Sells Over 100 Franchises Just One Year from Start Date The highly successful online-auction franchise, Auction it TODAY, www.auctionittoday.com, recently announced that it has sold over 100 stores since franchise sales began in May 2005. To date, Auction it TODAY has 106 stores in 12 states.“Our franchises have expanded quickly and successfully because we carefully control our growth process,” states John Hoose, Auction it TODAY Founder and President. “As we constantly evolve, we regularly update our systems [...]

Baby Talk For Food Franchise

Royal Numico N.V. announces the successful completion of the Dumex integration with the divestiture of its baby food activities in India to Wockhardt Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. After an in-depth analysis of the competitive landscape, Dumex' market position in India and the investments needed to build a longstanding profitable business in India, Numico has decided to sell its baby food activities in India which were acquired as part of the Dumex acquisition at the start of 2006. With [...]

Oogles n Googles Announces the Opening of 25 Franchises in 25 US Cities

Oogles n Googles™, zaniest themed birthday parties and enrichment programs for kids, awards 25 franchises in 25 cities throughout the United States within its first two years of franchising the concept. “We’re thrilled with the phenomenal response we have received from our franchise offering,” states Co-founder Danya Mendell. “We are looking for just the right franchisees to join our team and help take Oogles n Googles™ to the next level.”Have you been ‘Oogled n Googlized’ yet? Fun-filled, zany non-stop [...]

Franchising Industry Should Focus on New Media

Organisations like the British Franchise Association (bfa) and franchisers should "think smarter" and embrace new media, in particular the internet, to promote the industry to the public. This is the claim by Ovenu, an oven valeting franchise, following a survey which revealed that there is a lack of franchise awareness among a significant number of the UK public.The company's managing director Rik Hellewell believes it is time for a shift in focus for many franchisors. While traditional promotional methods [...]

Dandy Candy Franchise Sweet Success

Candy Bouquet of Branchburg is celebrating its grand opening with an evening of tastings, and drawings for prizes on July 6th from 6-8pm. Highlighted will be products from Taste of Crete and La Dolce Gourmet’s delicious truffles.Candy Bouquet of Branchburg is celebrating its grand opening with an evening of tastings, and drawings for prizes on July 6th from 6-8pm. Highlighted will be products from Taste of Crete and La Dolce Gourmet’s delicious truffles.Candy Bouquet of Branchburg, located at 1190 [...]

Scottsdale Opens Franchise Door

Ever since Michel Hanet opened the doors of his Interior Door Replacement Company (IDRC) in Scottsdale last summer, he has seen his fair share of "door horror" stories, from over-ambitious do-it-yourselfers who took an entire day to hang a single door, to homeowners who inadvertently hung their brand new doors upside-down."I've seen it all," Hanet said. "We have many stories of homeowners who decide to replace their doors themselves and call us after they take a full day to [...]

eOrderManager Feeds Franchise Market For Casual Diners

O-Web Technologies, has announced the release of its new online ordering system, eOrderManager, which is designed specifically for the quick service and casual dine-in-restaurant industry.One of Northeast Ohio’s fastest growing technology firms, O-Web Technologies, has announced the release of its new online ordering system, eOrderManager, which is designed specifically for the quick service and casual dine-in-restaurant industry.eOrderManager is an innovative software package that gives restaurant chains the ability to integrate an online ordering portal right into their existing website. [...]

Top Talent Franchise Pops Ups

International Presentation of Performers heads to New York to Star Search for the Brightest Modelling, Acting, Singing, and Dancing Talent in America.iPOP! International Presentation of Performers, is pleased to announce iPOP! NY which will take place during a four day convention from July 3-6th, 2006 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square in New York City.More than 1,200 child and teenage models, actors, singers and dancers are confirmed to attend with an additional 800 parenting chaperones in tow. [...]

Taco Del Mar Surfs Into Tampa

The regions of Tampa Bay and West Central Florida will soon play host to the hot, fast casual restaurant chain, Taco Del Mar. The company announced today it signed Mike Taylor and Ben Sabo of Tampa based 2 Jens Group, LLC as its regional Master Developer.2 Jens Group plans to open more than 80 locations within five years. A restaurant veteran with a 12-year history of operating three Ft. Myers- based Hungry Howies and two Wingz Xpress restaurants, Taylor [...]

Site Analysis For Insurance Franchise

Brooke Franchise Corporation, a subsidiary of Brooke Corporation, announced that it has enhanced the location selection process for its independent insurance agents through the use of site analysis software from Claritas Inc., a marketing information resources company.According to Brooke Franchise Corporation president, Shawn Lowry, Brooke chose Claritas based on the extensive background and expertise it brings in the fields of market, site and customer analytics. By combining Claritas' demographic and other demand databases with Brooke's proprietary information, the Claritas [...]