People and News: June 2019
Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits has appointed Jackie Woodward as Chief Marketing Officer. She previously held positions with Krispy Kreme and McDonald's.
The International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) has added Red Boswell as President to continue IFPG’s rapid growth connecting franchise professionals around the globe.
Snap-on is the primary sponsor of Cruz Pedregon Racing and the Snap-on Nitro Funny Car. The hood is stamped with a large message encouraging potential franchisees to “Own It,” and the fins highlight the Snap-on ranking as a top franchise opportunity for franchise seekers and veterans. The "Own It" franchise-themed paint scheme debuted at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas and was on the car for races in Houston, TX, Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA for fans in the stands and viewers on FOX Sports to see.
TITLE Boxing Club has sold the franchise rights for all of Manhattan to Michael Tosto, current multi-unit franchisee. Tosto has been successful in expanding the franchise on the island, with two of his three current locations hitting revenue milestones each year, earning him “gold and platinum bags.”
Woofie’s, a new franchise that is the first to offer the combined services of personalized pet sitting, dog walking and mobile pet spa services, has signed a development deal with Kristine Tech and Katherine Bhat for its second franchisee-owned location in Leesburg, VA. The first franchisee-owned location is in Reston, VA and owned by Tanya Lee.
Oxi Fresh is expanding into the Greater Atlanta area. Oxi Fresh of Metro Atlanta will service Dunwoody, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Marietta, Roswell, Milton and surrounding areas. Local businessmen Brandon Fish and Christian Pillat acquired the rights to three established territories with a plan to acquire another territory in summer 2019.
Executive Care has achieved a milestone this year – celebrating 15 years of business. Since launching in April 2004, Executive Home Care has grown to 22 locations across 10 states. The brand has been featured in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500, among other award recognitions.
Camp Bow Wow has announced that 2018 was its strongest year of growth. With a 12 percent increase year-over-year in system-wide gross revenue, the $125 million brand opened 20 new locations in 2018 and closed the year with a grand total of 165 camps.
Dream Vacations franchise owner Lucina Belden (Stingray Travel), was recently named 2019 Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Year by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Year award is the highest accolade a travel agent can receive in the U.S. This is the second year in a row a Dream Vacations franchise owner has won the award.
In their first year of business, entrepreneurial couple Mike and Leah Morrell, franchise owners of East Coast Wings & Grill in Lynchburg, VA, were awarded "Best Restaurant" by the Central Virginia Business Coalition. The coalition is a local organization focused on supporting locally owned businesses.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has been recognized by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) as a silver recipient of the 2019 Franchisees’ Choice Designation. The Franchisees’ Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in a survey, where franchisees were asked to assess their franchisor in areas such as the franchisee selection process, franchisee information package, leadership, business planning and marketing, training and support, and ongoing operations.
Franchising Gives Back
Which Wich donated more than 20,000 peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwiches to fight hunger. For every PB&J sandwich purchased during the “Spread the Love” campaign in April, one PB&J sandwich was donated to a local cause. Founded in 2014 as part of the Which Wich Cares Foundation, Project PB&J® was established as a simple but important way to fight hunger. Nearly one million PB&J sandwiches have been donated to organizations in local communities since it’s launch. In 2017, the program even provided aid during recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida.