Unusual Chance to Own Beachfront Single-Family Home in Brevard County Hits the marketplace

September 01, 2020

Engel & Völkers Florida today announced Ryan Fischer, License Partner of Engel & Völkers Melbourne Downtown has obtained a listing in Satellite Beach which is the only oceanfront, single-family home available for sale for 17 miles from South Cocoa Beach to Indialantic. Listed at $2,499,000, 1665 Highway A1a Highway is situated on a .51 acre lot and offers 130 feet direct oceanfront views.

“It’s been an honor to represent the seller of this awe-inspiring oceanfront estate,” said Fischer. “My client lives in NYC, and has no family locally, so I was humbled by his trust in me and the Engel & Völkers brand to get the home prepared and on the market. He chose Engel & Völkers for its international reach, and its focus on luxury real estate.”

The Mediterranean-style home greets guests with soaring ceilings, a sophisticated foyer, and grand spiral staircase. It boasts six bedrooms and five full bathrooms across 4,232 square-feet of covered living space. The second floor offers sweeping ocean views shared by a large chef’s kitchen, master bedroom with sitting room and great room which leads out to an expansive balcony. The estate also presents two studio suites with full kitchens and private entries for out of town guests and family.

“Initial interest has already been amazing out of the gate,” said Fischer. “Potential buyers from South Florida, New York, and Chicago, as well as locally have expressed interest. A family from the Tampa area drove seven hours to preview the home during its first day on the market. Several of my colleagues from the Engel & Völkers network have also reached out regarding the home. I am looking forward to bringing buyer and seller together on this one, and finishing the year off strong!”

Should the property sell at the current listing price of $2,499,000, it would break the record for the most expensive oceanfront, residential home sale in Satellite Beach. The previous record is held by the 2016 sale of 905 Highway A1a by Kevin Hill of Remax Alternative for $2,452,500.

Satellite Beach is a picturesque, seaside community situated on a barrier island, located in Florida’s Space Coast. It was recently ranked the “#1 Safest City in Florida.” Satellite Beach is neighbored by Indian Harbour Beach to the north, Cocoa Beach to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Indian River Lagoon to the west. Home values have gone up over two-percent over the last year in Satellite Beach. The median price of homes currently listed in Satellite Beach is $330,414 while the median price of homes that sold is $370,300.

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Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a bespoke, white-glove concierge client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today’s savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 175 shop locations with more than 4,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand’s global network of over 12,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate, yachting and aviation. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit evrealestate.com.

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Engel & Völkers Florida is the Master License Partner of the global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers in the state of Florida. Recognized for uniquely recruiting, training and equipping some of the top professionals in the real estate industry, Engel & Völkers Florida’s exclusive franchise model positions its license partners at the top of the premium market to gain market share and support their bottom line. The company represents franchise locations in: 30A Beaches, Belleair, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs-Estero, Cape Coral, Clermont, Delray Beach, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers Downtown, Gainesville, Islamorada, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Jupiter, Leesburg, Madeira Beach, Marco Island, Melbourne Beachside, Melbourne Central, Melbourne Downtown, Miami Coconut Grove, Olde Naples, Orlando Downtown, Orlando-Winter Park, Palm Beach, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, St. Pete, Stuart, Wellington, and Windermere.

Engel & Völkers Florida is continuing to strategically strengthen and expand its presence in premium real estate markets across the state of Florida. If you would like to know more about the Engel & Völkers brand or how to join its global network, which is known for demonstrating competence, exclusivity and passion, feel free to call our corporate office, located at 633 Tamiami Trl N, Suite 201, Naples, FL 34102 USA. Tel: +1 239-348-9000.

For more information about Engel & Völkers Florida, please visit florida.evrealestate.com

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Realty ONE Group Donates $11,111 to the Beverly Carter Foundation for REAL ESTATE AGENT

September 01, 2020

Realty ONE Group International, one of the fastest growing real estate franchisors in America, is recognizing REALTOR® Safety Month by donating $11,111 to the Beverly Carter Foundation, while continuing to further its comprehensive program on overall REALTOR®health. NAR (the National Association of REALTORS®), America’s largest trade association representing 1.4 million real estate members, has named September REALTOR® Safety Month.

“Every month should be REALTOR® Safety month,” said Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO and Founder of Realty ONE Group. “Ongoing awareness, safety education and staying better connected builds a stronger community of professionals who watch out for each other.”

Realty ONE Group’s philosophy from day ONE is that ‘everyONE has a voice’ and its business model is built with a YOU-first focus. The ambitious organization is consistently reaching out to its growing network of over 14,000 associates to expand its coaching and business programs that helps its professionals manage eleven important areas of safety including: mental, physical, financial, business, family, health, neighborhood, housing, social media, cyber and of course, YOU-first safety.

Realty ONE Group hopes that the $11,111 donation will further the Beverly Carter Foundation’s mission to create a lasting, substantive positive impact on safety and spotlight the significance of how proper REALTOR® safety precautions can save lives.

With a bright future ahead, Realty ONE Group is transcending into a modern lifestyle real estate brand, embodying a thriving spirit and COOLTURE, while focusing on business coaching and proprietary technologies.

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Founded in 2005, Realty ONE Group is an industry disruptor, radically changing the face of real estate franchising with its unique business model, fun coolture, technology infrastructure and superior support for its real estate professionals. The company has rapidly evolved to include more than 14,000 real estate professionals in over 280 offices across 44 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Realty ONE Group ranks in the top one percent in the nation by REAL Trends, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 5 Real Estate Franchise and has been on Inc. 500’s list of the Fastest-Growing Companies for seven consecutive years. Realty ONE Group is surging ahead, opening doors, not only for its clients but for real estate professionals and franchise owners. To learn more, visit http://www.RealtyONEGroup.com.

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Guidant Financial Called # 1 Franchise Funding Supplier by Business Owner Magazine

September 01, 2020

Guidant Financial is honored to have been named the #1 Top Franchise Financing Supplier by Entrepreneur Magazine, the premier source for everything small business.

To find out which franchise financing supplier was the best, Entrepreneur Magazine surveyed hundreds of franchisors, from emerging concepts to top-ranked Franchise 500 brands. Based on the franchisor survey results, Entrepreneur then ranked financing suppliers on how many franchisors they work with and how highly franchisors were satisfied.

“We are thrilled to learn that when asked, more franchise professionals recommend Guidant to support their franchisees in getting financed,” said David Nilssen, CEO of Guidant Financial. “We are lucky to work with so many great franchise brands and I’m proud of our exemplary team, who are the reason why a small business like Guidant can against massive institutions like Bank of America.”

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Headquartered in Bellevue, WA Guidant Financial helps business owners secure financing to start, buy, or grow a business. An industry leader in business and franchise financing, Guidant works with new and existing entrepreneurs to identify, evaluate, and deploy customized financing solutions. Their services include, but are not limited to, 401(k) business funding, SBA loans, unsecured credit, and portfolio loans. In total, Guidant has helped over 20,000 entrepreneurs in all 50 states to invest more than $4 billion in funds to start small businesses, resulting in more than 85,000 U.S. jobs created. Visit Guidant at guidantfinancial.com.

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919 Marketing Acknowledged as North Carolina’s Highest Ranked and Fastest Growing PR Agency

August 31, 2020

For the second year in a row, 919 Marketing is recognized as North Carolina’s highest ranked and fastest growing PR firm. The company is ranked for the fifth time on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The multi-million-dollar cause and franchise PR agency located just outside Raleigh, experienced an explosive three-year growth rate of 130 percent.

The Real Deal

The ranking is especially meaningful because it highlights the impressive and proven growth of 919 Marketing. The Inc. 5000 rankings are based on audited financial statements and unbiased, documented results.

919 Marketing’s growth is fueled by its award-winning work for an impressive roster of tenured North Carolina cause-marketing and non-profit clients, and new national franchise clients, including startups, emerging franchises, and Fortune 500 companies. The company’s results-driven marketing has become so renowned outside of the state, clients across the country have signed on including a California-based e-bike retailer and manufacturer and a chain of physical therapy clinics out of Kentucky.

Work That Wins

“919 Marketing is thrilled to be the PR and marketing agency of choice for North Carolina and U.S. companies that want to grow their business with our creative and innovative strategies,” says 919 Marketing CEO and founder, David Chapman. “We are extremely proud of our well-earned reputation within the North Carolina non-profit sector and in the national franchising industry that has clients selecting us and staying with us year-after-year as their trusted partner. We continue to accelerate our growth with our proprietary 919 Insights platform, an artificial intelligence analytics tool that provides a roadmap for our content and proof to our clients that our marketing strategies are helping them meet and beat their growth goals. None of this would be possible without our award-winning team of top talent that delivers game-changing results to our clients.”

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919 Marketing has been serving North Carolina cause-marketing companies and national franchise clients for more than a decade. Services include content marketing and public relations, social media marketing, strategic planning, brand strategy, crisis communications, franchise development, grand opening services, video, commercial and podcast production and a robust data analytics program so clients shift from “I think I know my marketing’s working” to “I KNOW it’s working!”

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Innovation – 919 introduced its proprietary 919 Insights platform in 2018 and it’s helped dozens of clients catapult their growth and dominate their industries. The data analytics tool identifies content that converts to real business results and uncovers how companies are positioned against competitors. Awards – The company’s full-service video production department has won 6 national Telly awards. Other honors include a One Show award, over a dozen Addy and Davey Awards and numerous public relations accolades. The firm was named one of the fastest-growing private marketing companies by Inc. Magazine five times and twice named Best Places to Work in North Carolina. Top Talent – Over the past decade, 919 has built a robust content marketing team, attracting top-tier talent from network TV newsrooms, boardrooms of the largest international advertising, PR and social media agencies and brand marketing departments of the world’s largest brands. Expansion – With clients across the U.S., 919 now has satellite offices in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, Texas and Ohio. The company has grown so much, it recently built another corporate office to house expanding staff.
About 919 Marketing

Formed in 1996 and headquartered just outside of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park and the capital city of Raleigh, 919 is a national content marketing firm with a proven track record of helping companies increase revenue, create a competitive advantage and improve marketing results. We provide high-powered strategic planning, public relations, social media, digital marketing, video and commercial production, business development support and full creative capabilities- each utilizing proven processes refined over hundreds of client engagements.

Our award-winning staff of marketing strategists, TV and print reporters and social media trail blazers are seasoned experts, providing content marketing firepower to excite, motivate and engage your customers and prospects. 919 clients include non- profit businesses, for-profit startups, emerging growth companies and Fortune 500 corporations from high-tech to health care, hair care and elderly care. 919 Marketing is a proven, go-to source for North Carolina and national companies of all sizes that want to grow their businesses. For more information please contact David Chapman, CEO, at 919- 459-8156 or email at dchapman@919marketing.com. Visit us online at 919marketing.com.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (http://www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,647, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at http://www.inc.com.

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Famous Toastery Speeds Up Franchise Growth With Plans to Double in Size Over the Next Two-and-a-Half Years

September 16, 2020

Famous Toastery has been one of the fastest growing better-breakfast chains in the U.S. As an early pioneer of the breakfast-and-lunch-only sector, Famous Toastery has made a name for itself by offering all-day breakfast long before the quick-service giants had discovered the sales potential. In addition to breakfast staples like waffles and avocado toast, the restaurant also serves an extensive array of traditional lunch selections, like burgers, wraps, a crab roll and grilled cheese on sourdough bread. Toasted, of course.

After starting a franchise program in 2013, the North Carolina-based concept jumped from three to more than 25 stores in just five years, with franchisees being drawn to the brand’s proven business model, strong support infrastructure and the opportunity for an attractive work-life balance.

In response to this rapid growth and beloved consumer offering, the brand earned spots on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and Inc. 5000.

“Now, we are accelerating our franchise development efforts again, with the goal of doubling in size over the next two-and-a-half years,” said Maynard.

Since this acceleration happens to correspond with the COVID-19 pandemic, Maynard says the 26-unit Famous Toastery has had to make some major adjustments to operations. Some of the adjustments included paper menus (and eventually QR codes), contactless payment and limited menu items. The most important advancement was the launch of an online ordering platform, which was rolled out in four days.

“We have been implementing new technology so that we can meet our guests where they are comfortable,” said Maynard. “Regardless of whether they want a paper menu or a digital menu, or whether they want to pay up front or on their phone — we are creating solutions that benefit all of our customers. Plus, we are constantly reviewing trends and looking for ways to meet nutritional requests and needs. Our motto ‘Every Server is Your Server’ means that no matter what you need, you can ask any server and they will get it for you.”

Regarding the success of the brand’s franchisees, Maynard says operators are doing well as they wait for things to return to normal. Famous Toastery has worked hard to assist established franchise owners during the pandemic, including royalty forgiveness and access to funds from the Paycheck Protection Program.

Looking ahead, Famous Toastery appears to be well-positioned for the future and has already received a lot of interest from franchise prospects. Two restaurants opened in August and another one is scheduled to open before the end of 2020.

The franchising industry is also recognizing Famous Toastery’s winning model. The company was recently recognized on Restaurant Business’s Future 50 and featured as a Travelers’ Choice Winner on TripAdvisor.

“While the breakfast, brunch and lunch segment is becoming more saturated, we have a special story to tell,” said Maynard. “Thanks to our breakfast-and-lunch service model, Famous Toastery franchisees enjoy a work-life balance that allows them to create the lifestyle and future they desire. In addition, our focus on making sure that patrons, staff members and franchisees alike all feel warmly welcomed by the brand at every point of contact sets us apart from the competition.”

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Charlotte, N.C. based Famous Toastery began in 2005 in a small house-turned-restaurant where best friends Brian Burchill and Robert Maynard opened their first breakfast spot. Never compromising fresh ingredients or friendly service, Famous Toastery evolved into a franchise system in 2013 and now has over 25 locations. In 2020 and 2019, Famous Toastery placed on Restaurant Business’ The Future 50, featuring the fastest-growing small chains. Famous Toastery was ranked No. 9 in the Full-Service Restaurants category of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Food Franchises of 2019 and on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Rankings in 2019. In 2018, Famous Toastery received recognition by CNBC as a top franchise to buy, FSR Magazine as one of the Top 14 restaurant chains ready for lift-off, Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest growing companies and Franchise Times’ Top 200+ franchise opportunities. For more information about Famous Toastery, visit http://www.famoustoastery.com. To learn about franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.ownatoastery.com.

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HomeSmart International Adds New Franchise to Tilton, New Hampshire

September 17, 2020

HomeSmart International, one of the leading 100-percent brokerage models in the nation, has launched a new franchise, HomeSmart First Choice Realty, in Tilton, New Hampshire. HomeSmart First Choice Realty, which will be headed up by broker/owner Michael Gagne, will serve agents in Tilton and the communities of the surrounding Lakes Region.

“I was drawn to HomeSmart because of the fresh new perspective the brokerage offers on our industry,” said Gagne. “HomeSmart First Choice Realty will have the resources and services both to attract new agents and provide exceptional customer service to our consumers, and I am eager to get started.”

Gagne has been working in the real estate industry for almost twenty years, during which time he gained a well-rounded repertoire in both residential and commercial sales. He began his career as an agent with a small local brokerage, and worked his way up in several other firms. He later formed Michael Gagne and Associates, which will now continue under the HomeSmart brand. He was also formerly a managing broker for the Bean Group as well as Keller Williams.

First Choice Realty is Gagne’s first HomeSmart franchise, and he is ready to provide both his agents and their clients with a quality experience.

“HomeSmart First Choice Realty will be a welcoming place for both agents and consumers,” Gagne added. “Agents will be fully supported, provided with a positive environment to conduct their business, and will be equipped with the tools necessary to provide their clients top notch service.”

When agents join HomeSmart First Choice Realty, they will gain unlimited and exclusive access to HomeSmart International’s proprietary RealSmart Technology Suite, free training opportunities and live, personalized support, all while getting 100-percent of their commission on each transaction.

“The more than 19,000 agents in HomeSmart International’s powerful national network are empowered to run the businesses they’ve dreamed of,” said HomeSmart International SVP of Franchise Sales Bryan Brooks. “HomeSmart First Choice Realty agents will have the backing of one of the fastest-growing real estate brands in the country and all that comes with it.”

The HomeSmart First Choice Realty office is located at 293 Main Street, Tilton, NH, 03276 and can be reached via email at Michael@HomeSmartFirstChoiceRealty.com.

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Founded in 2000, HomeSmart is ranked in the top 10 real estate brokerages in the United States and the number one brokerage firm in the Phoenix market and in Colorado. From its international franchising headquarters based in Scottsdale, HomeSmart International offers franchisees efficiency and innovation coupled with the systems and technologies necessary to succeed in today’s evolving real estate industry. Today, the brand has 168 offices in 33 states and more than 19,000 agents nationwide. For more information on HomeSmart International and its franchise opportunities, visit https://www.homesmart.com. Follow HomeSmart International on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/homesmartfranchise and on Twitter and Instagram @HomeSmartIntl.

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Fourlane called among finest value-added resellers in the nation

September 17, 2020

Fourlane, a provider of workflow and expert consulting services in Intuit® QuickBooks®, QuickBooks Point of Sale, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, and Acumatica Consulting and Implementation, has captured a place on two of the most prestigious lists in the the accounting profession.

A value-added reseller (VAR) enhances the value of third-party technology products with customized services for end users. The field is highly competitive and, these days, critical for companies trying to survive.

Fourlane has notched on Accounting Today’s 2020 Top 100 VARs. This annual ranking of the leading VARs in the accounting space represents the best of the industry, not only their revenues and accomplishments, but also for their insights and positive effect on their markets.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Accounting Today, one of the premier publications in the profession,” said Marjorie Adams, chief executive officer of CEO of Fourlane, one of the top CEOs in Central Texas.

Fourlane has also been named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2020. Compiled by a veteran journalist of nearly 30 years in the accounting technology industry, Scott’s Top 100 are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software.

“This selection represents recognition of leaders in this important field,” said Scott, executive editor of ERP Global Insights.

“Our clients have expected and received our best service and support. It’s gratifying to see the profession also recognizes our hard work helping American companies survive this challenging time,” Adams added.

For more information on how Fourlane can help your organization, contact them online or at 800-931-2120.

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Fourlane, the #1 Elite QuickBooks Solution Provider and Reseller, is a privately held, woman-owned business that has helped thousands of clients with their financial systems, accounting software, and ERP system challenges. As industry and product experts for QuickBooks and Acumatica accounting and ERP software solutions, as well as bookkeeping, CFO/controller services, and payment processing, Fourlane ensures its clients are buying the right software at the best price, and recommends the best platform with a focus on their clients’ long term success. Fourlane has won numerous awards, including Intuit’s QuickBooks Solution Provider of the Year award every year since 2010. Fourlane has been a 100% remote company since its origination, and has consultants located throughout the country. Founded in 2009, Fourlane has lent its expertise to articles in Inc., Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post, among many others.

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Teriyaki Madness Introduces Family-Style Share-a-Bowl Meal Promotion to Bring Families Together (or Not)

September 18, 2020

As this school year kicks off, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to create stressful situations for families across the country, with many parents still working from home and many children still receiving remote schooling. To help relieve some of that burden, fan-favorite teriyaki-shop franchise Teriyaki Madness — one of the few foodservice businesses to not only survive, but thrive during the COVID-19 crisis with same store sales up 17% year over year —is paying its success forward by offering Share-a-Bowl Meals, five bowls of individual items served family-style at a really great price, from September 1 to October 15.

The Family-Style Share-a-Bowl Meal at Teriyaki Madness feeds up to six people (or one very hungry person). Customers can choose two proteins (fresh, marinated and grilled chicken teriyaki, spicy chicken, orange chicken, steak teriyaki or spicy tofu); two bases (white rice, brown rice, fried rice or yakisoba noodles); and two appetizers (edamame, chicken eggroll, crab rangoon or chicken potstickers). Each meal comes with fresh, stir-fry veggies (zucchini, cabbage, onion, carrots and broccoli). For just $45*, customers can feed the whole family, with each member customizing their meal at home based on their cravings.

“As kids are returning to school, many of them doing it remotely, and families continue to adapt to the pandemic, we want to do whatever we can to make their lives a little easier during this difficult chapter,” said Teriyaki Madness EVP of Marketing Jodi Boyce. “This meal offers a really easy way to satisfy everyone’s cravings – with food even the kids will love – at a great price. It also happens to be healthy, but don’t tell the kids that part!”

In May, Teriyaki Madness introduced its Pay-it-Forward campaign, which asked customers to team up with the brand to split the cost of meals for healthcare workers. Since that campaign launched, Teriyaki Madness and its fans have provided more than 6,000 meals to healthcare professionals and first responders across the country. In June, the brand rolled out the The Four-Top, a combo meal deal offered exclusively to restaurant industry workers laid off since the arrival of the coronavirus. The franchise is committed to finding new ways to support local communities and provide families with delicious, healthy (or not), customizable meals.

“As families across the nation have been navigating homeschooling, virtual learning, and tricky work and school schedules, we are all realizing just how important teachers are,” said Boyce, who has two sons in middle and elementary school. “We are planning to launch a promotion in October to benefit teachers, and try to make their hectic lives just a little bit easier.”

The Share-a-Bowl Meal can be order in-shop, online or through the TMAD app for pickup or delivery through October 15.

*$55 in Hawaii

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Teriyaki Madness, a fast-casual teriyaki shop concept, is committed to unconditionally satisfying guests by offering delicious, made-to-order Teriyaki dishes prepared with fresh, all-natural ingredients served quickly and at a reasonable price in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The simple menu lets guests choose their protein, type of rice or noodles and desired vegetables for a fully customizable bowl made as healthy as the customer wants. The brand is dedicated to “Spreading the Madness” so everyone can experience the best teriyaki on earth. Teriyaki Madness was recently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Franchise 500 company and by Franchise Business Review for their Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction award two years in a row. The brand also ranked on the top half of the Inc. 5000 list in 2017 with three-year sales growth of 171 percent. Teriyaki Madness was founded in 2003 and currently has franchise agreements for nearly 150 shops in the United States. Teriyaki Madness offers franchising opportunities nationwide for their concept to qualified single and multi-unit candidates. For more information, visit http://www.franchise.teriyakimadness.com or email franchise@teriyakimadness.com
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Wayback Burgers Continues to Expand, Innovate, and Give Back

September 17, 2020

Wayback Burgers, America’s favorite hometown burger joint, and one of the nation’s fastest-growing burger franchises, is reflecting on the first half of 2020 and looking forward to continued expansion and innovation in the later part of the year.

The year 2020 has been one for the history books, and that is no different for Wayback Burgers. Despite the pandemic, Wayback Burgers has awarded eleven new franchises to date.

Popular promotional products and campaigns drove excitement and sales for franchisees of the thriving brand.

“In the middle of all this, Wayback Burgers launched a family meal pack, a milkshake promotion on Memorial Day, and of course still held our Free Shake Day giveaway,” said Patrick Conlin, President of Wayback Burgers. “Additionally, we launched a Summertime Lemonade LTO.”

We also saw an increase in milkshake sales nationwide of around two percent year over year. The brand believes this uptick is from people wanting to treat themselves during the shutdown, and a milkshake is something most people do not have the ingredients or blenders to make at home.

In addition to an increase in milkshake sales, June, July and August saw increases in system wide and traditional comp sales. System wide sales for June were up 9.6%, July saw an increase of 10.3%, while August also saw an increase of 10.1%. While June traditional comp sales were up 8.49%, a larger increase occurred in July with 18.9% and 14.2% in August.

Menu item promotions in 2020 bolstered not just the brand’s engagement with guests but contributed to the community at large. Wayback Burgers continued to develop its national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. A portion of every burger and sandwich sold goes to BGCA. Since the partnership began on June 1, 2018, $300,000 has been donated to the Clubs.

When the pandemic began shutting down dining rooms, many Wayback Burgers’ franchisees had to quickly pivot to conducting almost all of their business as takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup. A huge benefit for the brand is that for more than nine years, an online ordering system has been in place. Additionally, two years ago, the Wayback mobile ordering app was launched. In addition, most franchisees also were set up and using the major third-party delivery services prior to the COVID pandemic.

“If we did not have these systems in place prior to the pandemic, I do not believe we would have achieved the sales increases that we are seeing,” said Conlin. “Within the first week of the pandemic, we added curbside pick-up to our system, and that was a big help for our franchisees sales. Our marketing efforts changed from a national focus to a hyper-local focus around each franchisee’s location. Our franchise community embraced this approach which engaged them to spend additional marketing dollars in their areas.”

Switching gears on how patrons experienced Wayback Burgers was not the only challenge at the beginning of the pandemic.

“We produced a COVID-19 procedures manual and supplied every franchisee with a kit for display in their restaurants, including branded face masks,” said Conlin. “Our franchisees jumped in and helped out their local communities with charitable endeavors, such as food donations and delivery to hospitals, EMS stations, and unemployed workers from various industries impacted by the pandemic. A big thank you goes out to our franchisee community and all their team members for working under extremely difficult conditions and remaining open to serve their communities.”

Plans and Goals for 2020

The last part of the year will bring increased expansion as well as a new look for Wayback Burgers restaurants. Wayback Burgers has a goal of awarding another nine new franchises by the end of 2020.

For existing franchisees that want to expand to another location, Wayback Burgers is planning to charge a $10,000 initial franchise fee. The entire franchise fee will be used to remodel the franchisee’s existing restaurant. Currently, the brand is seeing early interest in this initiative with six existing franchisees seeking more information.

“Wayback Burgers believes this is a great fit for our outstanding franchisees to expand and take advantage of second-generation restaurant spaces that are available around the country,” said Conlin. This program is designed to save money during the construction phase and help refresh our brand’s look and feel.”

About Wayback Burgers
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Founded in 1991 in Newark, Delaware, Wayback Burgers is a Connecticut-based fast-casual franchise with a reputation for cooked to order burgers and thick, hand-dipped milkshakes, served in an environment that hearkens back to a simpler place and time — when guest service meant something and everyone felt the warmth of the community.

Wayback Burgers currently operates in over 31 states with over 166 locations nationally and internationally in Brunei, Sudan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Canada, and the Netherlands. Through its executed master franchise agreements, Wayback Burgers plans to open in 38 provinces/countries in the Middle East, Northern Africa, South Africa, Pakistan, Brunei, Bangladesh, Ireland; Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada; and the Netherlands, with a pending letter of intent sent out to Germany.

For more information about Wayback Burgers, please go to https://waybackburgers.com/.

For franchising information about Wayback Burgers, please go to https:// waybackburgers.com/franchising.

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FPC National Announces Hiring of Anny Barrad as Director of National Advertising and Public Relations

September 17, 2020

F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants (FPC) a nationwide network of over 65 franchised executive recruitment offices, announced that Anny Barrad has joined the Company as Director of National Advertising and Public Relations.

Anny brings over 15 years of marketing and communications experience as well as extensive knowledge of advertising, strategic planning, and digital/social media programs. Her background includes the development of multi-media campaigns with an emphasis on public relations and consumer awareness for well-known brands including Steve Madden, Kenneth Cole, Crest and Vaseline. Most recently, Anny was the Senior Director of Public Relations at Iconix Brand Group, a top marketing and licensing company with a diverse portfolio of over 30 consumer, entertainment and lifestyle brands.

“I am thrilled to be joining FPC National, especially during this unique time. Our mission is to focus on strategic marketing campaigns and creative digital messaging to reach a dynamic audience of people seeking employment, recruitment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Expanding our presence in the marketplace and growing brand awareness on many levels is tremendously exciting for me,” said Anny.

“We are excited to have Anny join the FPC family. Her variety of experience in marketing, public relations and social media gives us a tremendous asset to execute impactful campaigns and grow. ‘It’s All About the People’ is our company’s adage and bringing aboard a seasoned communications expert puts us in a strong position to follow through on that belief. Connecting people and fostering relationships will always be a core value of our business. The addition of Anny in this new role will be essential to that end,” said Jeff Herzog, President of FFC, the franchisor of FPC.

Contact Anny Barrad at 516-647-4554 or via email abarrad@fpcnational.com

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FPC is a leading national executive search firm comprised of more than 65 franchised offices. FPC offers job seekers access to its nationwide network of professional executive recruiters and job opportunities in many industries and disciplines as well as providing job search information and assistance. The company has been providing win-win recruiting solutions since 1959. Advocates for both clients and candidates, FPC recruiters are committed to bringing together the right individual with the right opportunity. For further information about FPC, call 800-886-7839 or visit us at http://www.fpcnational.com.

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