World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News World Franchise Associates collects and collates international franchise news. en-us Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT (Jake Kidde-Hansen) (Jake Kidde-Hansen) World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News Freshii (US) Signs Franchise Agreement for Mexico Senor Frogs' owner and founder - Grupo Anderson - is the newest franchise owner of Freshii, helping to scale the brand in Mexico.... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Marugame Udon (Japan) to Open in LA, USA Los Angeles will soon be home to Marugame Udon, a Japan-based concept that serves traditional Japanese Udon in a cafeteria-styled, made-to-order setting. It specializes in authentic Sanuki Udon.... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hooters (US) Opens In Costa Rica Hooters has unveiled the opening of an international location, Hooters of Alajuela (City Mall) led by franchisee Chatwoods S.A.Hooters of Alajuela (City Mall) is conveniently located inside City Mall.... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Pizza Capers (Australia) Awards India Franchise Australia's leading gourmet pizza kitchen, Pizza Capers, today announced plans to serve up its unique and high quality pizzas and sides within the Indian market via a Master Franchise license in favour of local firm Krsna Foods (India) Pvt Limited.... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Burgerim (US) Expands into the UAE US based Burgerim was founded in Encino California with a new, sleek, modern look for their franchise concept, it only makes sense that it would expand into Dubai and Abu Dhabi.... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Buffalo Wings & Rings (US) MENA Introduce Summer LTO Buffalo Wings & Rings has focused on providing its guests with superior food and drink options that go beyond the average sports restaurant fare with unexpected flavor profiles.... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fab Group (New Zealand) Plans Launch of Skinsmiths into UK Market With over two decades experience, and off the back of six strong years of New Zealand growth, FAB Group, New Zealands leader in skin rejuvenation and appearance medicine, has announced the brand of their offshore venture.... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Starbucks (US) Franchisee in Bulgaria Opens Sixth Store Polish restaurant operator AmRest Holdings, franchisee of coffeehouse chain Starbucks in Bulgaria, said it has opened its sixth Starbucks store in the southeast European country. ... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tim Hortons (Canada) Plans to Expand to Spain Tim Hortons plans to expand to Spain, its fourth venture abroad in recent months, as it tries to overcome lagging sales and an internal revolt from disgruntled franchisees in Canada.... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Khun Thai Tea (Thailand) Continues International Expansion Khun Thai Tea LLP, global franchisor for the Thai ice black tea brand that originated from a humble pushcart in Bangkok, is firing up plans for broad expansion throughout Asia. ... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT GS Retail and BGF (South Korea) Move into Vietnam, Iran South Korea's two largest convenient store operators are reaching into Vietnam and Iran, seeking to exploit fast-rising consumer power in the emerging countries amid growing competition in the domestic markets.... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cold Stone Creamery (US) to Open in Malaysia Cold Stone Creamery has announced the signing of a Master Franchise Agreement with Srivijaya Sdn. Bhd. ... Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT TITLE Boxing Club (US) Signs Latin American Franchise Agreement Latin Americans will now have access to the high-quality, results-driven workout that has dominated the American fitness scene.... Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tim Hortons (Canada) Opening up to 20 Cafes in Northern Ireland Tim Hortons is understood to be actively seeking up to 20 Northern Ireland locations, predominantly in Belfast. ... Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT McDonald's (US) Plans to Double Restaurants in China McDonald's says it plans to nearly double the number of restaurants in China in the next five years, becoming the hamburger chain's second-biggest market.... Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Millennium Hotels and Resorts (UK) Signs Franchise Agreement for Palestine Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa has signed a franchise agreement with Yabous Group, the main investor behind Arab Hotels Company, for Millennium Ramallah Palestine Hotel.... Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Burgerim (US) Targets International Markets for Expansion Word of US Based Burgerim has spread quickly due to its dedication to become the market leader and set new standards in excellence, service, quality and customer experience for foreign markets. ... Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT VaporFi (US) Begins International Expansion Today, VaporFi announced an international expansion of the franchise with stores in Suriname and Guatemala opening soon.... Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT EasyHotel (UK) Announces Iran and Sri Lanka Expansion Budget chain easyHotel is to expand into Iran and Sri Lanka by signing two master development agreements.... Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hooters (US) Opens First Location in Lithuania Hooters today unveiled the opening of the first-ever location in Lithuania, Hooters of Vilnius, led by Lithuanian basketball stars Darius Songalia and Robertas Javtokas.... Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Orkin (US) Expands Franchises in Brazil, Indonesia and Beyond Orkin, the main pest-control brand of Atlanta-based Rollins Inc., has announced a raft of new international franchise agreements, mostly in Latin America.... Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gong Cha (Taiwan) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Singapore Bubble tea chain Gong Cha is set to return to the Singapore market after the company behind the brand, Royal Tea Taiwan, appointed a new master franchisee here on Friday. ... Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Buffalo Wings & Rings Opens First Flagship Store in Pakistan With ten years of consecutive growth, and a record-breaking year in sales and expansion in 2016, Buffalo Wings & Rings has cemented itself as a major player in the sports restaurant & casual dining arena, and has spread its wings internationa... Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT New Zealand the Most Franchised Country in the World A new survey from Griffith University's Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence and the Massey University Business School has found that, per capita, New Zealand is the most franchised country in the world.... Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT RFG (Australia) Establishes JV to Secure Middle East Expansion Retail Food Group Limited today announced the consummation of joint ventures with leading UAE-based businesses, the Al Hathboor Group and HKO Group, to accelerate Brand System expansion in the Gulf region.... Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Williams-Sonoma (US) Signs Franchise Agreement for South Korea Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announced the opening of its brands' first stores in Seoul, South Korea under its strategic franchise agreement with Hyundai Livart Furniture.... Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bouchon Bakery (US) Signs Franchise Agreement for Middle East International retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. has announced its franchise partnership with Chef Thomas Keller to launch the first three Bouchon Bakeries outside the United States in Dubai and Kuwait this year.... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Shakey's Pizza (US) Signs 10 Units Franchise Agreement for UAE AlJeel Capital has signed an exclusive franchise deal to open 10 Shakey's outlets in the UAE.... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Melting Pot (US) Signs 17-unit Deal to Expand the Brand's Presence in Mexico World's Premier Fondue Franchise Partners with GINgroup to Open 17 Restaurants.... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Edible Arrangements (US) Named A Top Global Franchise By Entrepreneur Magazine Edible Arrangements was recently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Global Franchises list. ... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Pizza Chains are Fighting for Dominance in Russia's Far-Flung Regions Global pizza brands Domino's and Papa John's are preparing an assault on Russia's provinces.... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Donut King (Australia) to Launch in Scandinavia Global food and beverage company, Retail Food Group Limited, is making waves in international markets, having announced its entry into the Scandinavian market.... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Coffee Planet (UAE) Signs Franchise Deal for 70 Outlets in Saudi Arabia Coffee Planet, known for its 100% Arabica specialty coffee, recently launched a new franchise concept with the aim of increasing its global presence with franchise partners. ... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Carving Board (US) Signs First International Franchise Agreement The Carving Board Sandwiches, a fast-casual restaurant that provides comfort food sandwiches of the highest quality, recently announced its first international franchise deal.... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT FASTSIGNS (US) Reports Strong Mid-Year Growth FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it opened 17 centers across the U.S., Canada, and England.... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tablez (India) to Set up 220 Outlets Through Master Franchise Agreement Brand retailer Tablez, which has diverse interests in fashion, speciality retail and food and beverages, plans to invest 250-300 crore in India, to set up 220 outlets of leading global brands through a master franchise agreement over the next five ye... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Music Go Round (US) Franchising in Canada Music Go Round, an established retail leader in the music equipment and gear resale space, is now registered to franchise in Canada.... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT BGF Retail Co. (South Korea) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Iran BGF Retail Co., operator of South Korea's largest convenience store chain CU, on Friday signed a master franchise deal with Iranian home appliance manufacturing and retail firm Entekhab Investment Development Group.... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Wayback Burgers (US) Announces Domestic and International Growth in 2017 Wayback Burgers, one of the nation's fastest growing burger franchises, has added 10 locations since January, growing the franchise system to 120 locations in 28 states with 35 sold internationally.... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Domino's (US) Master Franchise Continues to Grow in Poland Poland's master franchise operator of the Domino's Pizza fast food brand and system, DP Poland, reported total system sales as being 50% higher to PLN 27m in its first half on Wednesday.... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT easyHotel (UK) to Expand into Iran EasyHotel has announced plans to open branches in Iran with an anticipated 500 rooms.... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Shakey's (Philippines) to Open 10 Branches in UAE PIZZA chain Shakey's Pizza Asia Ventures, Inc. (SPAVI) has signed a development agreement with Dubai-based Aljeel Capital LLC for the construction of at least 10 Shakey's branches in the United Arab Emirates.... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Wingstop (US) Awards Saudi Arabia Franchise As part of a franchise agreement to open 100 stores in the Middle East, hospitality company HB Brands, led by founder and chairman Hamdan Al Bader, has brought the American chicken wing brand, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fawaz Alhokair (Saudi Arabia) Acquires 10 pct Stake in Simit Sarayı (Turkey Turkey's most popular and widespread simit chain, Simit Sarayı, which turned simit into a brand in the country and opened to the world with franchises, has partnered with a Saudi firm. ... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Orkin (US) Establishes Six New International Franchises New franchises are in Nicaragua, Lima, Peru, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in Jakarta, Indonesia.... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT For American Franchisors to Succeed Overseas, They Have to Be Open to Change While international franchising opportunities are booming, franchisors must make adjustments.... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT InterContinental Hotels Group (US) to Expand its Presence in the UK InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Hotel Indigo London.... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southeast Asia Market Remains Ripe for Hooters (US) Expansion With the opening of its most recent international location in Taipei Xinyi, Taiwan, Hooters now has 28 restaurants in Southeast Asia.... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Talwalkars (India) to Expand into SE Asia with Snap Fitness (US) Fitness chain Talwalkars Better Value Fitness has announced plans to foray into South-East Asian countries through a tie-up with Snap Fitness Inc., one of the largest gym chains having operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, E... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ooredoo (Kuwait) Opens New Franchise Store in Oman Connecting more people and allowing them to enjoy the internet, Ooredoo launched its latest franchise store in the Wilayat of Barka to bring the latest digital solutions to customers in the Al Batinah South Governorate.... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT NBG Pangaea (Greece) Signs Franchise Agreement with Marriott International (US) NBG Pangaea signs a franchise agreement with Marriott International.... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Mainland China Asia Kitchen (India) to Franchise in UAE The restaurant will be opened in BurJuman Mall, New Wing, in Dubai, UAE.... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Carl's Jr. (US) Opens in Nicaragua Global premium burger chain Carl's Jr. opened its first restaurant in Nicaragua today.... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Kwik Fit (UK) Opens 10th branch in Hungary Kwik Fit has begun automotive repairs and servicing at its 10th location in Hungary, with the addition of a new centre in Kecskemet.... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Salad Stop (Singapore) Signs Master Franchise Agreement with MFT Group for Spain Following its expansion in the Philippines, Salad Stop, which originated in Singapore, is on its way to Europe this month, after the MFT Group of Cos. acquired in June its master franchise for Spain.... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Generation NEXT Franchise Brands (US) to Develop its Reis & Irvy's in Israel Shares Of VEND Perk Higher On First Global Expansion Agreement.... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Church's Chicken (US) Development Team to Accelerate Global Franchise Growth In keeping with its commitment to become the global franchisor of choice, Church's Chicken announced today that it has restructured its development team in support of the company's strategic objective of igniting growth. ... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Marilyn Monroe Spas (US) CEO Lewis Talks International Franchising "When I first went to India, I checked into the hotel and flipped on the TV and there was a story on Marilyn Monroe."... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT IHOP (US) Targets the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for Expansion Iconic American casual dining brand builds on three years of international growth momentum with focus on new markets.... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Aramex (UAE) Expands Presence in Ethiopia Aramex has expanded its operations across Ethiopia through a Master Franchise Agreement with Logix Express.... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT