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Family Franchise Business Brings Three Dickey's Barbecue Pit Locations to Eastern Michigan
(Macomb Township, MI) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is expanding in Michigan with a franchise development agreement for three stores. Owner/Operators Ed and Carrie Wenzel have recently become the new owners of the Macomb Township location, and will open two new locations in Sterling Heights and Auburn Hills. The Sterling Heights location is slated to open by summer 2016, and the Auburn Hills will follow by the end of the year. As a family business, they plan to give their twins their professional start in the restaurants, eventually turning over ownership. For now, however, Ed and Carrie will co- manage the new stores.
Dickeys Barbecue Pit Announces Expansion Plans Within New York State, Adding Two Stores in Buffalo, NY
(Buffalo, NY) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is expanding to Upstate New York with a development agreement just executed to open two new stores in Buffalo. Currently the closest Texas-style barbecue is over three hours’ drive away, and the new restaurants will provide a new Fast Casual concept to the city overflowing with wings and pizza. The first new location will open by the end of 2016 with the second opening in 2017. Location sites are in the process of being selected.
GRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS ANNOUNCES FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING HOME REMODELING SPACE
MIAMI, FL (March 10, 2016) – Granite Transformations, a global full-service residential and commercial remodeling franchise known for their revolutionary, proprietary resurfacing process, is pleased to announce that franchise opportunities are now available throughout North America. With more than 20 years of franchising experience, the company offers a unique and thriving business model that has made its presence known in eight countries on four continents across the globe, with more than 150 franchise locations worldwide, including 74 North American locations.The home improvement business has seen continued growth and success over the past several years, and with a moderate entry-level investment, the opportunity proves to be an enticing venture for prospective franchise owners with a significant potential for profit and future growth.The Granite Transformations story is a rich, centuries-old Italian heritage turned global entrepreneurial dream. The company presents time-challenged and quality-conscious homeowners a premium surface design solution without the demolition hassle of traditional kitchen and bath remodeling. Using an exclusive selection of the highest-quality granite, recycled glass and quartz counter tops and mosaic tiles – all offering a lifetime warranty – its "over-the-top"installation process virtually eliminates the need for demolition, shortening a project timeline and easing the stress and mess of typical home renovations. The product’s versatility allows for a wide range of uses and brings added value and growth potential, appealing to both homeowners and commercial businesses alike looking to renovate or build new.“Granite Transformations offers one of the most dynamic and fulfilling franchise opportunities in the rapidly expanding home remodeling space,” says Andrea Di Giuseppe, International Chief Executive Officer. “Customers are looking to spend wisely and make a smart investment – they want the most attractive, quality, sustainable product, which is exactly what we offer coupled with the fastest install process available to immediately increase home value.”With renovations continually on the rise, franchise owners enjoy minimal risk and consistent demand no matter the state of the economy. Homeowners are choosing to renovate the key areas of their homes – kitchens and bathrooms– rather than build or buy new, and their recognition of the value of this important, long-term investment is an undeniable owner benefit.Di Giuseppe continues, “From the very beginning, Granite Transformations has stayed true to its artistic tradition,respect for natural resources and commitment to innovation, and the company is committed to the continuing expansion, growth and success of our franchise system.”
Feel Good Fashion: Apricot Lane
“I know the opportunity to give back will be the most rewarding aspect of this job,” said Barnes, who runs the shop with her daughter, Ashley Herrin. “ We really look forward to getting involved in the community and making a positive difference.”
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Announces Three-Store Development Agreement in Northern California
Owner/Operator Amrik Singh will open new locations in Ceres, Oakdale and Atwater
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Inks Four-Store Development Agreement To Mark 100th Location in California
(Indio, CA) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is proud to announce plans to open its 10th California location. The nation’s largest barbecue chain already boasts over 530 locations in 43 states and is one of the fastest growing franchise concepts nationwide. After Texas, the state of California has the most Dickey’s locations with new stores opening every week across the state.
The Entrepreneur Authority and Veteran Franchise Centers Form Alliance with the International Franchise Professionals Group
IFPG is a leading professional association that brings together members of the franchise industry — franchisors, franchise consultants, coaches, lenders and attorneys. The Entrepreneur Authority and Veteran Franchise Centers have a team of well-seasoned and experienced franchise consultants which will be a great addition to IFPG’s already existing group of consultants.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Makes Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List
(Dallas, TX) Entrepreneur Magazine has released its annual Franchise 500 List and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has ranked 101 on the list of top franchises. As a contender with national established franchised brands across multiple business categories, the nation’s largest barbecue chain stands out with its rapidly growing franchise program.