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FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS® announced that it opened 30 centers across the U.S. and Canada and signed 44 franchise agreements.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. announced today it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with the Famalco Group to open 16 new centers throughout Malta, Italy, and Greece over the next several years.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Delaware with the goal of serving great sandwiches and capturing the hearts of turkey lovers, is set to open its doors in Oklahoma City in Fall 2016.
For the 2nd year in a row, Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest-growing coed fitness club chain, has been ranked No. 1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Top Global Franchise list.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, an acclaimed restaurant franchise that first opened its doors in 1976 in the Little Italy section of Wilmington, Delaware.
Anytime Fitness will celebrate the opening of its 3000th gym at a ceremony in Stroud, England later this month, while also announcing new agreements to open gyms in Sweden, Italy, and Japan.
Fuddruckers, a Texas-born heritage brand, unveiled its third location in Italy this week with Vinum et Alia, an established Italian franchisee that focuses on chains in the value-oriented, casual dining segment.
Greg and Valerie Duffey, owners of the Minuteman Press located in Nowalk recently visited Rome, Italy, where they were fortunate enough to learn the history of the world’s bestselling book, the Bible!
Fuddruckers, a 34-year-old, Texas-born heritage brand makes its European debut today.
Sbarro rolled out the launch of its new pizza recipe in style as two antique 1940's pizza trucks toured the nation, serving more than 35,000 free slices to hungry consumers.

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Maggiano's Little Italy® is an expert in serving chef inspired, made-from-scratch Italian-American dishes, hosting special occasions and serving a wide range of wines and handmade cocktails.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast casual, “better burger” chain, is entering its 19th state with its new location in Dickson City.
Fazoli’s, America’s largest fast casual Italian chain, announced today it will send one lucky guest on a free trip to Italy, as part of its “Naturally Italian” sweepstakes to celebrate the new, artificial ingredient-free menu.
Maggiano's Little Italy® is proud to once again kick off its annual campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish®.
Following the success of the first Johnny Rockets in Italy, Johnny Rockets is announcing the opening of a second restaurant located in Lonato del Garda.
Maggiano's Little Italy® is a go-to, Guest favorite for special occasions ranging from birthdays and anniversaries to weddings and graduations.
Blimpie adds some Italian culinary history to its menu with two new piadina Italian flatbread sandwiches, an authentic Italian street food that dates back to ancient Roman times.
Creative Learning Corporation is pleased to announce that Bricks 4 Kidz has again made significant in international sales, expanding further into Europe and Asia with new master franchises in Italy and Mongolia.
Corner Bakery Cafe is saying, “buon appetito,” by introducing flavors inspired by Italy and handcrafted at the Corner, available from July 26 through September 26.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of its first InterContinental® hotel in Venice - InterContinental® Venice – Palazzo Nani.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that Le Méridien will open in Rome, marking the brand’s re-entry into Italy.
Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a beach-themed full-service restaurant franchise, announced the opening of its first international location in the suburbs of Milan on January 29.
The Habit Restaurants, Inc., an Irvine-based restaurant company best known for its award-winning Charburgers, has announced the introduction of a fresh, flavorful Chicken Caprese Sandwich.
From the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™ AG (FRA:LBA), which consumers will see as an 11th Starwood brand.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is now open for business at U.S. military bases throughout much of Europe.
As part of its strategy to double its global footprint by 2017, Johnny Rockets announces agreements for 49 new restaurant locations in Italy, Paraguay and Canada.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s existing affiliate brokerages Milan, Lake Como, Rome and Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty will now do business as Italy Sotheby’s International...
How do you introduce "American pizza" to the original home of one of the world's most popular foods? For a global brand like Domino's, the answer is: you don't.
Hurricane Grill announced today the brand’s largest foray into international territory with a development agreement of 25 restaurants.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in agreement with Grand Hotel di Como Srl, today announced the opening of Sheraton ® Lake Como Hotel , a strategic conversion located in Italy’s world famous lake region.
Maggiano's Little Italy® is proud to kick off its annual "Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish" campaign benefitting Make-A-Wish®, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel franchise business network in the industry, invited its top-producing travel agents on a week-long Italy land tour.
With new Growth Coach master franchise owners successfully launching in Canada, Central America and South America, the business and sales coaching company is actively seeking new master franchise owners worldwide.
Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its luxury real estate services will be available in Rome with the opening of Rome Sotheby's International Realty.
David Stone of Waco, Texas received news that he was randomly selected from over 200,000 entrants as the winner of the Rosati's Pizza sweepstakes, "What Lies Under The Pie" and will be awarded an all expense paid trip to Naples, Italy.
Hilton Worldwide has reached an agreement to convert a 203-guestroom hotel in the greater Venice region under its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand.
Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates today announced its expansion into top Italian markets with the franchise affiliation of Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Advisory in Milan and Rome.
Available now at restaurants nationwide, the menu delivers a flavorful twist on better-for-you foods like only Maggiano's can do with the promise that if a guest does not enjoy it as much as the original recipe, then the chef will make it right.
Drafthouse Films and FilmBuff announced today the acquisition of US distribution rights to the romantic-horror Spring at Fantastic Fest.
When the time came to create his latest limited-time sensation, Pie Five Pizza Chef Andy Wittman turned to a true Renaissance man – his beloved and slightly cantankerous great-uncle Luigi.
Maggiano's Little Italy® is bringing the authentic, Italian-American menu, generous family style portions and distinct ambiance the brand is known for to Vernon Hills, Ill., as well as a new lighter take on classic dishes.
The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand has launched the universally acclaimed Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe as its Hero car of the Hertz Dream Collection in Europe.
The Hertz Corporation has recently expanded its exclusive Dream Collection in Europe with new stunning models such as the Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupe in Italy and the UK and the stylish Maserati GranTurismo in France.
Maggiano's Little Italy® is bringing the authentic, Italian-American menu, generous family style portions and distinct ambiance the brand is known for to Columbia, Md., as well as a new lighter take on classic dishes.
To commemorate their 50th anniversary, Rosati's Pizza is giving customers a chance to win a weeklong trip for two to Naples, Italy. Visit play.myrosatis.com to enter.
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Rosati's Pizza is taking customers back in time with a chance to win a trip to Naples, Italy.
Just six months after making its American debut with a corporate-owned location in New Jersey, Kono Pizza has announced the signing of multiple franchise deals from California to New York.
Surpassing sales goals and operating high-performing restaurants are only a portion of the criteria required of restaurant operators for the highest honor at Brinker International, Inc.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today unveils "House of Waris RARE," a collection of handcrafted treasures from around the world curated by the brand’s Global Explorer Waris Ahluwalia.
Trend Group, along with its subsidiary company, Granite Transformations, has partnered with Kohler Co. to further each company’s eco-friendly mission of keeping unnecessary waste out of landfills.
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