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Despite record unemployment numbers in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are still looking for workers as revealed in a recent market analysis of the last 30 days from Express Employment Professionals.
Big Blue Swim School has found a way to continue awarding franchises, signing four deals for a total of 14 units in March alone. The company has signed for 22 units so far this year.
Big Blue Swim School, one of the nation's fastest-growing swim school franchises, is wrapping up its first year of franchise sales with 66 units sold.
Big Blue Swim School, one of the nation's fastest growing swim school franchises, has announced the appointment of franchise veteran Dennis Campbell as Vice President of Franchise Development.
Just in time for the brutal cold winter, offices in Cook County, Chicago will welcome in a hot new office coffee service franchise thanks to Xpresso Delight's newest franchisee, Derek Gilroy.
Big Blue Swim School, one of the fastest-growing swim school franchises, was ranked among the Top 100 Game Changers by Franchise Dictionary Magazine for the second consecutive year.
Taco John’s - the popular Mexican quick-service restaurant that coined Taco Tuesday® - recently began construction on its first East Moline restaurant located at 667 Avenue of the Cities.
Tech repair brand uBreakiFix opens its newest location, uBreakiFix Bloomington, on October 1 at 2103 North Veterans Parkway., Suite 112.
From January 1st 2019 through September 30, 2019 the Tommy’s Express Car Wash franchise awarded 10 new franchise partners, resulting in 46 additional new express car wash sites now entering the early stages of development.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. announced today it signed a franchise development agreement to open a new location in Chicago - part of the FASTSIGNS’ continued development throughout Chicago and the Midwest.

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Naf Naf, the award-winning fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant concept, announced today it has named Greg Willman as the company’s Chief Executive Officer effective June 15.
Cousins Subs® today announced the addition of the Italian Caprese and Turkey Caprese subs to its menu for a limited time only.
Ace Hardware Corporation (“Ace” or the “Company”), the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, today reported record first quarter 2020 revenues.
Overworked parents tired of everyone complaining they didn’t get what they wanted when ordering pizza, buckets of chicken, or other delivered meals, now have a better option - Family Meals from Potbelly Sandwich Shop.
Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB), the iconic neighborhood sandwich shop, today reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2020.
Potbelly Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement with shareholders led by Vann A. Avedisian to appoint David J. Near and Todd W. Smith to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced American Airlines and Hyatt will award thousands of healthcare professionals from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst three-night complimentary vacations.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported first-quarter 2020 financial results.
To help bring light, color and comfort to the communities it serves, Young Rembrandts, the illustrious childhood art education program, is supporting Feeding America during these difficult times.
Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, was recently recognized by Entrepreneur magazine on its prestigious list of the top franchises for under $100,000.
Hyatt announced a Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment to further enhance its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind.
BrightStar Care, a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 300 locations, is always looking for new ways to honor their hardworking and trustworthy staff.
Creative Colors International was identified by independent franchise market research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 100 franchises to qualify for its 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list.
CD One Price Cleaners has extended its offer of free laundry to healthcare workers, police, firefighters, and EMTs so that they can rest, refresh, and remain focused on serving the community, until the end of May.
To provide everyone with an opportunity to help donate meals to their neighbors in need, Feeding America® is teaming up with Jersey Mike’s Subs on a special fundraising event this weekend.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (“Hyatt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: H) today announced the pricing of its public offering of $450 million principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2025.
In appreciation for the healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are committed to our health and safety, McDonald’s will offer free Thank You Meals*, between Wednesday, April 22 and Tuesday, May 5.
BrightStar Care is going above and beyond to help franchisees gain access to personal protective equipment (PPE).
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the hospitality industry around the world, leading to temporary leaves or significantly reduced work schedules for many members of the global Hyatt family.
To help ease the nation’s shortage during the current COVID-19 crisis, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Chicagoland is partnering with SportClips Haircuts - Libertyville to sponsor a special Red Cross blood drive, April 21, from 9-3...
Lice Clinics of America (LCA) announced they are launching a program in collaboration with the national office titled ‘Frontline Heroes,’ in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
BAB, Inc. (OTCQB: BABB), announced its financial results for the first quarter ended February 29, 2020.
I Heart Mac & Cheese announced it has signed a new franchise agreement with Rick Rohrer, who will open the first I Heart Mac & Cheese location in Danville, Illinois.
Pet Butler is proud to announce its newest franchise owners, Aimee Braatz, of Waukesha, WI.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop is launching Potbelly Pantry – a new way to savor the tastes of your favorite sandwich hangout at home.
Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, announced it is using a Sanitizer and Disinfectant with approved EPA chemicals that can kill germs, viruses, bacteria, mold and mildew.
AlignLife clinics across the nation have implemented stringent health protocols to ensure all AlignLife clinics are among the safest healthcare resources available in the communities it serves.
Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB), the iconic neighborhood sandwich shop, today provided an update on current business conditions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CD One Price Cleaners is now providing a no cost laundry service for healthcare workers, police, firefighters, and EMTs so that they can rest, refresh, and remain focused on serving the community.
Domino's franchise-owned locations are looking to hire about 1,000 new team members across more than 100 stores throughout Greater Chicago.
Cousins Subs® announced today the introduction of curbside pickup at select locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin to better serve guests amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Corvus Janitorial Systems (“Corvus”), a national franchisor of office and commercial cleaning businesses, is pleased to announce the hire of Lt. Col Mike Bajema (ret). Mr. Bajema will assume his role as Chief Operating Officer of...
BlueGrace Logistics, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) services company, has acquired Anthym Logistics, a freight broker with its primary offices in Tampa and Chicago.
Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wilmette recently concluded a successful winter gear drive to benefit Connections for the Homeless and the people it works with in the greater Chicagoland area.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today thoughtful Americas growth for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, including new openings, brand transitions, and development plans within rich locales with distinct narratives.
Ambassador Chicago is proud to announce it is joining Hyatt lifestyle hotel brand Joie de Vivre Hotels, which includes a collection of diverse, boutique properties inspired by their surroundings.
Today, McDonald's USA announced a new partnership to make McDelivery available on Postmates in more than 300 restaurants in the Los Angeles and Dallas areas starting this week.
Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB), the iconic neighborhood sandwich shop concept, today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended December 29, 2019.
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness announced today its downtown Chicago location will open on March 14th, 2020 at 219 W. Hubbard Chicago, IL 60654 from 8am to 4pm.
McDonald’s is continuing to celebrate 50 years of Shamrock fandom by unveiling the Golden Shamrock Shake in honor of the icon’s golden anniversary.
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