After a quarter-century of success, Tijuana Flats is expanding its footprint. The Tex-Mex favorite is announcing its return to franchising following a 13-year hiatus from that model.
Mostly based throughout the Southeast, with locations across Florida, Virginia and North Carolina, Tijuana Flats intends to make its national move targeting the eastern part of the United States and Texas.
“Founded in Orlando, FL, Tijuana Flats has primarily been a Florida brand for 25 years, with its bold flavors and broad appeal we believe this brand could be very successful on a national level,” said Eric Taylor, Tijuana Flats Vice President of Development.
Re-igniting franchising gives Tijuana Flats more options to expand rapidly and take advantage of the growing market for Tex-Mex food. Tijuana Flats serves up its “Tex-Mex for All” through fresh, innovative food, a world-class hot sauce bar, colorful restaurants and over-the top service.
“We would really like see Tijuana Flats grow to its full potential,” said Taylor. “It’s a strong brand that has been mostly corporately owned for all of these years, but we feel like with franchising that we can grow the brand the right way.”
In addition to belief in the brand, the optimism is a result of detailed research into real estate opportunities in the restaurant industry, allowing franchisees to confidently join in the growth of a widely celebrated business.
If you are interested in a franchising opportunity, visit https://www.tijuanaflats.com/franchise.
About Tijuana Flats:
With bold flavors and colorful experiences piled high with big-hearted, over-the-top service, Tijuana Flats has been satisfying people’s cravings for over 25 years. Founded in Winter Park, Fla., The Tex-Mex For All brand has been named to Fast Casual Magazine’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers list and received the National Restaurant Association’s 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award. For more Information, visit tijuanaflats.com.
Eagle Eye Networks, the global leader of cloud video surveillance, today announced the launch of the Eagle Eye Local Display Station. The new video appliance integrates seamlessly with Eagle Eye’s Cloud Video Management System (VMS), displaying up to 32 cameras on any standard TV display and up to 164 cameras across multiple display pages.
The Eagle Eye Local Display Station is available in two models, the DS100 which supports a single display, and the DS200 which supports two displays. Both models provide ultra-low latency, crisp, and clear video. The software provides high reliability and customizable layouts which are controlled and managed from the cloud.
The Eagle Eye Local Display Station delivers live video without the cost, complexity, and maintenance of a workstation, making it ideal for use in public areas or remote locations with less technical support staff. It delivers live video on nearly any monitor. And, it’s designed using the highest quality components, with embedded software technology that ensures reliability even during power outages.
“The addition of the Eagle Eye Local Display Stations to our product portfolio improves deterrence, detection, and response to incidents, while making the most of security budget dollars,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “It provides customers the benefits of cloud video surveillance and a trouble free local live display.”
The Eagle Eye Display Station DS100 and Eagle Eye Display Station DS200 are available immediately and have a starting price of 899 USD.
For more information regarding the Eagle Eye Local Display Station, please visit http://www.een.com/local-display-station/. For details regarding Eagle Eye Networks, visit http://www.een.com.
ABOUT EAGLE EYE NETWORKS
Founded in 2012, Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., is #1 in cloud video surveillance worldwide, addressing the needs of businesses, alarm companies, security integrators, cities, and individuals. Eagle Eye’s 100% cloud managed solutions provide cloud and on-premise recording, bank-level security and encryption, and broad analog and digital camera support – all accessed via the web or mobile applications. Businesses of all sizes and types utilize Eagle Eye solutions for operational optimization and security. All Eagle Eye products benefit from Eagle Eye’s developer friendly RESTful API platform and Big Data Video Framework ™, which allow for indexing, search, retrieval, and analysis of live and archived video. Eagle Eye’s open Video API has been widely adopted for integration in alarm monitoring, third party analytics, security dashboards, and point of sale system integrations.
Eagle Eye sells its products through authorized global resellers and installation partners. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, Eagle Eye has offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit http://www.een.com or call +1-512-473-0500 (US), +31 (0) 20 26 10 460 (EMEA) or +81-3-6868-5527 (JP).
Seniors Helping Seniors®, an at-home senior care brand that sets itself apart by employing a mature workforce of caregivers and creating meaningful relationships between its senior clients and caregivers, is continuing to provide safety and reassurance to the senior community amid the COVID-19 pandemic by recently introducing Telecare service offerings.
The telecare services will allow seniors to be cared for and monitored at a distance by their families, friends and caregivers through a personal, yet non-contact approach.
“We’re dedicated to continuing to provide new ways for families to monitor their loved ones— from a distance — and if necessary, to mitigate the number of personal interactions they have on a regular basis,” said Namrata Yocom-Jan, executive vice president of Seniors Helping Seniors. “This is exactly what telecare provides — a remote option for clients who are looking for companionship or assistance with immediate needs. Increased isolation has many seniors feeling alone and telecare can assist with bringing them together with another person to talk to, which is something that aids their mental well-being.”
The announcement comes at a time that clients are increasingly seeking remote care as the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be the biggest threat to the senior community. Seniors Helping Seniors® locations will now be able to use these services to provide aspects that include check-in calls, companionship, medication and meal reminders and to broadly check in on their clients’ health.
“TeleCare services provide so much more than just a 30 second, ‘is everything ok’ call,” said Yocom-Jan. “It is designed to provide our clients with companionship, conversation, reminders and human interaction on days that our in-person caregivers are not there in person. This also provides peace-of-mind for family members who may not be able to check in as consistently on their loved ones.”
The brand prides itself on fostering meaningful relationships while providing the utmost care for their clients, and telecare communication offerings will be able to further sustain that quality care in a way that is safe for both clients and caregivers.
“If someone can’t physically be there, our caregivers can make a phone call,” said Daniel Jan, vice president of operations for the brand. “If they forgot they had an appointment, we can send someone to drive them. If they need groceries before a snowstorm, we can send someone out to get those, too. The service provides as much or as little they need.”
Telecare offerings will continue to be useful to seniors and caregivers beyond the pandemic — particularly new clients who are not quite ready for face-to-face caregiver visits. Seniors Helping Seniors® hopes to open the door to new opportunities for its clients through these new offerings as the world becomes increasingly more digital. This initiative follows the brand’s new partnership with virtual healthcare solutions provider Electronic Caregiver™, which will further allow seniors and their families to monitor their loved ones safely and electronically, at a distance.
“Our franchise owners are all very excited about the new offering,” said Yocom-Jan. “Not only will telecare help them with prospecting and introducing new clients to our services, but it can enrich the lives of current clients during the pandemic and beyond. Our mission is to connect seniors and help them build personal connections as they live more remote lives and we’re proud to introduce this offering to our system.”
ABOUT SENIORS HELPING SENIORS®
Seniors Helping Seniors® was founded by husband-and-wife duo Kiran and Philip Yocom. Kiran, who grew up in India, later worked to advance humanitarian efforts alongside Mother Teresa. After moving to the U.S. in 1995 and marrying her husband Philip, the Yocoms felt called to provide loving care to seniors and to cultivate an exchange of gifts at every generational level. Together, the Yocoms founded Seniors Helping Seniors® in 1998, opening the brand up to franchising in 2006. With a mission to be the most respected and rewarding homecare provider in the U.S., Seniors Helping Seniors® stands apart from competitors as the only company that prioritizes hiring active seniors to provide care services to their less-active counterparts. Seniors Helping Seniors® aligns caregivers and care recipients based on the abilities and needs of both by offering a wide range of care services. Seniors Helping Seniors® has grown to nearly 200 locations in 30-plus states and seven international locations, with 125 franchise partners. For more information on Seniors Helping Seniors®, visit https://seniorshelpingseniors.com/. To learn more about franchising opportunities with Seniors Helping Seniors®, please visit https://franchise.seniorshelpingseniors.com/.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, the fast-casual restaurant concept that’s known for its mouthwatering, made-to-order “better burgers,” is updating its beloved menu with new and delicious items to continue to bring its Guests the foods they crave. The menu, which began its rollout on September 15, has been thoughtfully designed with changing consumer demands in mind that have evolved in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
MOOYAH’s revamped menu will include upgrades to the brand’s classic cheeseburger offering and officially add its cookies and housemade potato chips to the menu. Chips and cookies were introduced as limited offerings to the online menu in the spring at an affordable price point. The menu additions also travel well for off-premise dining while supporting MOOYAH’s franchisees by driving incremental sales.
“Since COVID-19 hit, we have been laser-focused on providing our Guests with menu items that bring Guests comfort and make them happy during a stressful time, while also supporting our Franchise Owners with new ways to drive revenue,” said Tony Darden, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes President. “Chips and cookies have always been a part of our catering program, and they lead to a great to-go experience, so it was an easy decision to add them permanently to our menu as Guest demand has increased for these addictive menu items.”
MOOYAH’s housemade chips are cut fresh daily from whole Idaho potatoes and seasoned with the brand’s signature fry seasoning. The chips will be available as a combo option in adult and kids meals as well as a side in both personal and shareable sizes. MOOYAH’s classic hand-cut french fries will continue to be available to order, but as the number of delivery and to-go orders continue to rise during the pandemic, the brand wanted to provide chips as an additional to-go alternative — noting that 85 percent of chip sales in test locations were to-go or delivery orders.
The Shake section of MOOYAH’s menu will now be called Shakes + Cookies and will include chocolate chip cookies that are baked fresh daily along with its seven shake flavors made with 100% real ice cream.
The MOOYAH Single Cheeseburger will be featured instead of the MOOYAH Double Cheeseburger (The MDC) as a more affordable option for Guests. The soon-to-be fan favorite is made with 100% Certified Angus Beef®, topped with American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and MOOYAH Sauce on a Potato Bun. MOOYAH has also continued its partnership with Avocados From Mexico (AFM), adding the AFM fresh seal next to Fresh Avocado in its Build-Your-Own section of the menu and on all digital menu formats. Freshly sliced and heart-healthy, MOOYAH believes avocados are a great addition to any burger.
MOOYAH will continue the menu rollout through October 7.
More details on options available at each MOOYAH location can be found at https://order.mooyah.com.
About MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a fast-casual, “better burger” concept offering mouthwatering made-to-order burgers, French fries hand-cut from Idaho potatoes, and real ice cream shakes. Founded in 2007, the Plano, Texas-based company serves fresh, 100% Certified Angus Beef® brand burgers, all natural Jennie-O® turkey burgers and Dr. Praeger’s black bean vegan burgers. MOOYAH’s non-GMO potato and multigrain buns are baked in-house daily, and guests can choose from five real cheeses, bacon, avocado and 20 free sauces and toppings made from garden-fresh veggies. MOOYAH guests can choose from seven flavors of 100% real ice cream shakes, including vanilla, Hershey’s chocolate, Reese’s, Oreo and more. While many guests dine in-restaurant, MOOYAH also offers online ordering, delivery and carry out for guests on the go as well as a loyalty app.
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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
ABOUT TERIYAKI MADNESS:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
Title: FPC National Announces Hiring of Anny Barrad as Director of National Advertising and Public Relations Sourced From: www.prweb.com/releases/fpc_national_announces_hiring_of_anny_barrad_as_director_of_national_advertising_and_public_relations/prweb17403773.htm Published Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
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
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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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.
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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Anthony Vu, a veteran of the United States Navy, is pleased to announce the launch of his new professional painting company – Fresh Coat Painters of Anaheim.
Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, sealing and staining; drywall repair; pressure washing; popcorn ceiling and wallpaper removal. Fresh Coat Painters of Anaheim has a 24/7 receptionist, online scheduling and free detailed quotes, and they only use high-quality materials. Fresh Coat Painters of Anaheim serves Anaheim and the surrounding cities.
“Fresh Coat Painters is different because we are a painting company that’s focused on high-quality work and customer satisfaction, not just on getting the job done. My painters are background-checked professionals you can trust to be in your home and who will leave you with a finished product that you’ll love,” Vu said.
As part of the company’s commitment to customer service, Fresh Coat Painters offers a 3-3-3 customer service pledge, which means calls will be answered by a live person within three rings, a quote will be delivered within three days (customer schedule permitting) and the job will be started within three weeks. Fresh Coat Painters has a national product partnership with Sherwin-Williams®, so products are guaranteed to be high quality.
Vu, his mother and his brother moved to the United States from Vietnam in 2004 in pursuit of a better life. Times were tough for Vu, his brother and his mom, who was caring for the two boys while her husband remained in Vietnam. In 2008, Vu graduated from Lincoln High School in Los Angeles and joined the Navy. During his time in the Navy, to help his family and to raise money to get his dad to the United States, Vu ran a side business repairing uniforms during deployments and, later, he started doing name tag and insignia embroidery. In 2018, he brought his dad to the United States and left the Navy. After looking for a career that would suit his electrical and entrepreneurial skill set, Vu decided to open his own business – Fresh Coat Painters of Anaheim.
“Fresh Coat Painters is an opportunity for me to serve my community in a new way by raising the bar in a sometimes challenged industry. Fresh Coat Painters – locally and nationally – really cares about our customers and our reputation, which is why we are so focused on doing what’s right for the customer, from our 3-3-3 pledge to our work to our warranty,” he said.
Fresh Coat Painters was founded in 2004 as part of Strategic Franchising Systems. Since 2015, Fresh Coat Painters has been included in the Bond’s Top 100 and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Fresh Coat Painters is also part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association’s Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran. Fresh Coat Painters of Anaheim is bonded and insured.
For more information about Fresh Coat Painters of Anaheim, call (707) 300-7025, email AVu@FreshCoatPainters.com or visit http://www.FreshCoatPainters.com/Anaheim.
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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.”
ABOUT FAMOUS TOASTERY
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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