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Potbelly Corporation is moving swiftly on its Franchise Growth Acceleration Initiative with two signed agreements that will bring a total of 19 new shops to the Tampa, Florida area and the Champaign-Springfield-Decatur areas in Central Illinois.
Local Ace Hardware stores are here to help with all your fall clean-up and prep needs this season!
It’s football and tailgating season and your local participating Ace Hardware has all the best brands to make your tailgate the best game day experience.
With its fan-loved Korean double-fried chicken, Bonchon is continuing to grow in the Chicagoland area.
Sky Zone, the leader in the indoor active entertainment industry, today announced Srinivas Reddy Kusam, Sumanth Boyina and Srinivasa Reddy Vanukuri will open a new Sky Zone in Arlington Heights, IL.
Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its amazingly fast drive-thru, specialty coffee, and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new location at 808 North Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, Illinois.
Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its amazingly fast drive-thru, specialty coffee, and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new location at 115 West South Street, Plano, Illinois.
Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its amazingly fast drive-thru, specialty coffee, and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new location at 908 North Market Street in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its amazingly fast drive-thru, specialty coffee, and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new location at 600 South State Street in Jerseyville, Illinois.

Recent News:

A bid to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Dog Wedding Ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 2 at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva, IL.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the appointment of Arlie Sisson as senior vice president and global head of digital.
BrightStar Care revealed today that it made the annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
Cousins Subs® announced today the return of the Cubano sub, as well as the addition of a Roast Pork sub and Blue Jazzberry shake to its menu for a limited time only.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced the brand’s plans to grow in Northeast Illinois.
College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving® continues its aggressive growth efforts and opened a new location in Arlington Heights, IL.
Chicken Salad Chick has announced the signing of a 3-unit development deal for the Fox Valley area.
Jet's Pizza opened their 400th location in the pizza chain's franchise. The 400th store is in the neighborhood of Jefferson Park in Chicago, IL.
Starting summer 2022, classes are available complimentary to Thompson Hotels guests at participating properties and accessible to CorePower Yoga members and locals.
Epcon Franchising has announced the addition of three new Franchise Builders in the second quarter of 2022, bringing the total for the year so far to seven.
Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) announced its expansion into Illinois, with a deal for three locations in the Greater Chicago area.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the appointment of Eben Hewitt as Hyatt’s Chief Information Officer, effective July 18.
Just in time for the peak of wedding season, CD One Price Cleaners have begun to offer wedding dress preservation as a new service at its 35 stores across Chicagoland.
The Park Hyatt Chicago has resumed operations, unveiling a redesign of guestrooms and public spaces.
The Dog Stop® is thrilled to announce that they have signed multiple franchise deals in the second quarter of 2022.
On June 27, Stretch Zone announced the opening of its 200th studio location.
Duck Donuts signs 13 franchise agreements for 19 shops during the second quarter.
A Graphic Design and Production Associate for Allegra in Coal City was recently recognized for her innovative and creative graphic work as a winner of an international poster design competition.
College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving® is opening a new location in Brookfield, IL.
The CARSTAR Chicagoland business group hosted their June business group meeting, at their sponsor, Axalta’s, facility.
Stretch Zone is opening its 200th location on the evening of June 27.
Cousins Subs® announced the restaurant in Appleton, Wis. is now a corporate-owned location.
FullSpeed Automotive® has announced the opening of four new corporate locations. These new stores will be operating under the Grease Monkey brand.
Big Blue Swim School announces the opening of its newest location in Naperville, Illinois.
Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill is welcoming one and all to celebrate International Falafel Day starring its authentic, plant-based superfood the falafel!
Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ announces the renovation and re-opening of its Love Park location serving Illinois’ second-largest metropolitan area.
The Carpet Chemist, the carpet, upholstery, furniture and floor cleaning brand, is coming to Chicagoland.
Young Rembrandts announces a new franchisee in Rockford, IL.
Big Blue Swim School announces three new agreements to open 15 swim schools in Philadelphia and South and Central New Jersey.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, a private island retreat located in the picturesque Raa Atoll at the northern edge of the Maldives.
BrightStar Care was awarded The Joint Commission's 2022 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award for the tenth consecutive year..
IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of avid hotel Chicago O’Hare - Des Plaines.
The Dog Stop® is thrilled to announced that they have signed multiple franchise deals in the first quarter of 2022.
It’s hard to top hummus, but Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill did (literally). That’s why the fast-casual concept is celebrating its creamy fan-favorite plant-based protein all next week in honor of International Hummus Day!
Park Hyatt Chicago announced today an expected summer 2022 reopening of the iconic property at 800 N. Michigan Avenue, with reservations now available to book for stays July 1, 2022 and beyond.
Mary Spizzirri is looking forward to using her skills to serve her community and build a company of her own with the launch of her new relocation and estate-clearing business, Caring Transitions of Saint Charles.
In honor of the brand’s 50th anniversary, Cousins Subs® announced today the addition of East Coast Philly Steak and East Coast Philly Chicken subs, as well as the return of the Strawberry Delight shake.
Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) announced its expansion into Illinois, with a deal for three locations in the Greater Chicago area.
Dave’s Hot Chicken announced today it has inked a franchise agreement with brothers Rocco and Anthony Armocida to open 15 locations across the Northwest Chicagoland area.
Aloha Poke Co.is proud to announce that Baryalay Razi, the brand's 10-store Houston-based franchisee, was honored with "The American Dream Award" during this year's MUFC (Multi-Unit Franchising Conference).
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