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Restoration 1 CEO Gary Findley to be Featured on CBS's "Undercover Boss," Friday, March 11

- Self-proclaimed Redneck CEO dresses the part and tackles dirty jobs -
WACO, Texas -- Restoration 1 CEO Gary Findley will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning, hit television series "Undercover Boss," Friday, March 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
"Participating on the show was beyond anything I could have imagined," said Findley. "It was an incredible experience. Not only did I meet amazing people and hear ...

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Hand & Stone Doubles Year-Over-Year Franchise Deals With 59 Development Agreements Signed In 2021

- Leading Massage and Facial Spa Franchise Achieves Record-Breaking Year and Accelerates Expansion in the U.S. and Canada -
PHILADELPHIA -- Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, the nation's leading luxury massage and facial spa franchise, announced today that 2021 marked one of the most successful years in its 18-year history, signing 59 new franchise agreements as well as significantly expanding its footprint with 24 new spas. This surge in development doubles the thriving spa concept's ...

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Oklahoma City Dispensary Becomes a Unity Rd. Local Alliance Partner

- National Cannabis Dispensary Franchise Progresses Midwest Growth; Local Alliance Program Aims to Keep Dispensary Ownership Local by Providing Existing Owners the Backing of a National Franchise System -
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Unity Rd., the cannabis dispensary franchise from Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB), announced today it has signed its first partner through its Local Alliance Program with an Oklahoma City dispensary, Ringside Medical. The shop is located at 14201 N. May Ave. #205 and will ...

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Unity Rd.'s VP of Communications to Present at YoungConference

- Cannabis Dispensary Franchise Joins Impressive Roster of Franchise Leaders and Innovators for Invite-Only Franchise Event for Millennial Professionals -
PHOENIX -- Unity Rd., the cannabis dispensary franchise from Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB), continues to solidify their position as industry trailblazers. Vice President of Communications Jayne Levy is presenting at YoungConference, an event geared for the Millennial generation of franchise leaders, January 30 February 1 in Ft. ...

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East Coast Wings + Grill Flexes Unit Level Economics Systems in 2021

- Casual Dining Restaurant Franchise Has Record Year with Pandemic Off-Ramping -
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- East Coast Wings + Grill (ECW+G) a full-service, casual-dining restaurant franchise experienced record-breaking sales due to the company's laser-like-focus on unit level economics and franchisee support. In doing so, ECW+G delivered a Unit Level Average EBIT of 13.7 percent.
Predominantly based in the southeast region of the United States, ECW+G has seen a notable uptick in ...

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Right at Home Joins HomesRenewed Coalition

- Coalition seeks policies for needed home modifications to support aging in place -
OMAHA, Neb. -- Right at Home, one of the world's foremost providers of in-home care for seniors and adults with disabilities, has joined other leading brands in the senior care market as a member of the HomesRenewed Coalition. The coalition supports policies that encourage modifications to existing homes to help older adults age in place.
"Right at Home appreciates the work of the HomesRenewed Coalition ...

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Storm Guard Looks to Expand Locations and Services in 2022

- Trusted roofing and construction franchise is looking to continue its success in 2022 -
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Storm Guard- an innovative and community-driven roofing and construction brand is gearing up for a busy year after rounding out 2021 with more locations, record sales, and well-deserved franchise award recognition. The brand is excited to announce that by the end of 2021, they have opened 35 locations across 17 different states. The brand is also pleased to say that they were able ...

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D1 Training Flexes 2022 Expansion Efforts, Aims to Award 70+ Units Bringing Development Total to Over 200

- Multi-Unit Agreements, Strategic Investments, and Industry Awards Fuel Leading Fitness Franchise's Immense Growth -
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- D1 Training, a leading fitness concept utilizing the five core tenets of athletic-based training to help people of all ages, from youth athletes to fitness-minded adults, achieve their sport and fitness goals, looks to build on the momentum of a strong development year in 2021. D1 celebrated the opening of seven new locations and awarded 36 franchises ...

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DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal to Scoop Poop in the Greater Wilmington Area

- The new location provides dog waste removal services to residents and communities of all sizes -
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- DoodyCalls, a nationwide leader in pet waste removal services, is growing its footprint in the pooper scooper industry with the opening of an office in Wilmington, North Carolina. DoodyCalls currently cleans up in over 57 territories across 23 states and has been named the number-one pet waste removal franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine's annual ...

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Authority Brands Acquires Woofie's and Launches Emerging Brands Initiative

COLUMBIA, Md. -- Authority Brands announced today the purchase of Woofie's, a Virginia-based pet care franchise. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition marks the 10th brand addition for Authority Brands since October 2018, with Woofie's representing the company's 12th brand in its home service portfolio.
Co-founded by Amy Reed and Leslie Barron in 2004 in Ashburn, VA., Woofie's is the only mobile franchise in the professional pet care industry to offer the combined ...

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Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard to be Featured on Hit CBS Series UNDERCOVER BOSS Friday, Jan. 28, 2022

- CEO and President Linda L. Chadwick Dons Disguise to Get Behind-the-Counter Visibility on the Brand -
PHILADELPHIA -- Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, a beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, announced that CEO and President, Linda L. Chadwick, will be featured on the CBS award-winning series UNDERCOVER BOSS, airing Friday, Jan. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, 7:00-8:00 PM, CT). In going undercover, Linda was able to gain anonymity and a preview into ...

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Restoration 1 Ranked Among Top Franchises In Entrepreneur's Highly Competitive Franchise 500

WACO, Texas -- Restoration 1, one of the fastest-growing and most-trusted restoration franchises in North America, was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The 43rd annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2022 Franchise 500 ranks Restoration 1 as 322 for its outstanding ...

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