World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/xml/rss1.php World Franchise Associates collects and collates international franchise news. en-us Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-9#sampleFiles feed@worldfranchiseassociates.com (Jake Kidde-Hansen) jake@worldfranchiseassociates.com (Jake Kidde-Hansen) http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/xml/wfa-logo.gif World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/xml/rss1.php wagamama (UK) Unveils UAE Expansion Plan http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4271 Flagship outlet to open in Dubai Mall, followed by Sharjah and Abu Dhabi openings later this year.... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4271 Shoes & Bags (Poland) Plans 100 GCC Stores http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4272 CCC is one of the largest footwear retailers in Europe... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4272 Circle K (US) Announces First Full-Service Franchise Opportunities in Canada http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4273 Circle K announces first full-service franchise opportunities in Canada ... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4273 Marriott (US) Marks 2017 As Year Of Historic International Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4274 Marriott International, Inc. today announced that 2017 represented its most successful year for signing development contracts outside North America, fueled by record signings in Asia and Europe.... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4274 FAT Brands (US) Announces International Development Agreement in Scotland http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4275 Los Angeles-based Franchise Company Partners with FB Scotland LTD to Deliver All-American Fare.... Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4275 Carl's Jr. (US) Continues Australian Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4268 CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl's Jr., announced today it will open the doors to its first freestanding drive-thru restaurant in Queensland, located in Redbank Plains on the outskirts of Brisbane, on January 18.... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4268 SA Franchising Sector Retains Global Appeal http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4269 Despite 2017 being a tough year for business and consumers, South Africa has remained a desirable destination for global brands looking to expand their businesses.... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4269 IHG (US) Signs Hotel Indigo Venice - San'Elena, Italy http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4270 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed Hotel Indigo Venice - Sant'Elena, the third Hotel Indigo to be signed in Italy.... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4270 McDonald's (US) to Further Expand Footprint in Philippines http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4264 The McDonald's chain in the Philippines sees continued expansion in 2018, buoyed by a growing middle class with a preference for meals on the go. ... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4264 Domino's (US) Plans to Open 100 New Restaurants in Sweden http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4266 After a successful launch in Sweden in early 2017, pizza delivery giant Domino's has announced an agressive expansion in the country with 100 new restaurants.... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4266 Mizuho (Japan) Expands into Saudi Arabia http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4267 Mizuho Financial Group Inc. hired GIB Capital LLC banker Khalid Al Ghamdi to head its Saudi Arabia business as the bank seeks to expand in the kingdom.... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4267 Foreign Giants Step up Franchising Efforts in Vietnam http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4263 The franchise mode existed in Vietnam prior to 1975 with franchise contracts from the US oil & gas distributors such as Mobil, Exxon and Shell. ... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4263 Pizza Hut (US) to Open Shop in Zimbabwe http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4265 Harare - American restaurant chain and international franchise Pizza Hut is set to open its doors in Zimbabwe for the first time on February 2 2018. ... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4265 Cauldron Ice Cream (US) Signs First International Franchise Agreement in Canada http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4256 Toronto franchisees Serena Sun and Alex Wang have signed a multi-unit deal to bring California-based Cauldron Ice Cream to Canada.... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4256 Jollibee (Philippines) Targeting a Late 2018 Opening for Guam http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4257 The Jollibee corporate office in the Philippines has confirmed that the Filipino fast-food giant will once again open a branch here on Guam later this year.... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4257 Chronic Tacos (US) to Open in Japan http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4260 Chronic Tacos' first location in Japan opens in March under a deal it signed with a franchisee last fall.... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4260 Experimac (US) Announces Explosive 2017 Growth http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4250 Experimac, an international retailer specializing in the repair and sales of pre-owned Apple computers and devices, opened more than 50 new locations in 2017.... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4250 Chem-Dry (US) Floor Cleaning Franchise Continues Successful African Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4259 Top-ranked American brand picks up substantial momentum with Moroccan master franchise agreement.... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4259 Taco John's (US) Fires Up Record Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4261 Iconic Mexican QSR adding new markets and locations in 2018.... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4261 FASTSIGNS (US) Continues International Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4248 FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it was named the #1 franchise opportunity in its category.... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4248 Sylvan Learning (US) to Continue Expanding Across the Middle East http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4249 Sylvan Learning, a leader in providing supplemental and enrichment education to children of all ages and grade levels, has announced its plans to develop in Saudi Arabia.... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4249 Orangetheory (US) Expands into the North and Midlands of England http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4247 Deal with master franchisee, Wellcomm Health and Fitness, will open untapped market to rapidly-growing leader in heart rate-based group/personal interval training... Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4247 Newest Church's Chicken (US) Restaurant Opens in Ontario, Canada http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4251 Holiday shopping crowds in Brampton, Ontario got a special treat on Saturday, November 25th as the all-new Church's Chicken at 7700 Hurontario Street officially welcomed guests to enjoy the brand's signature hand-battered, double-breaded fried chicke... Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4251 Little Gym (US) Awards Malta Franchise http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4252 Local kids have a new place to get active this winter - and year-round - with the opening of The Little Gym of Saratoga.... Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4252 Bennigan's (US) Experiences Strong Year Of Growth, With More In Store For 2018 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4253 By reestablishing the emotional connection that has existed with its fans for more than half a century, the iconic Bennigan's brand has just wrapped up another successful year, and higher growth is projected in 2018.... Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4253 Wyndham (US) Hotel Group to Add 40 New Hotels in India by 2020 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4254 Global hospitality major Wyndham Hotel Group is looking to add 40 new hotels in India by 2020. ... Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4254 FAT Brands (US) Continuing Canadian Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4255 FAT Brands Inc, parent company of Fatburger and Buffalo's Express, is opening the company's 53rd Canadian location in South Surrey's Grandview Central Shopping Centre.... Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4255 9Round (US) Now Open in 600 Locations Around the World http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4258 9Round, the popular kickboxing fitness franchise, recently opened its 600th location worldwide. ... Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4258 Al-Futtaim Acquires Marks & Spencer's Retail Business in Hong Kong and Macau http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4262 The sale, which completed on 30th December, sees Al-Futtaim become the new sole franchisee for M&S in Hong Kong and Macau.... Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4262 Why International Franchise Seoul IFS? http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4246 IFS is the premier franchise show with the longest history and the biggest scale in Korea.... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4246 Profiles: The Sweet Taste of Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4244 Nelson's Franchise (M) Sdn Bhd is one of Malaysia's success stories. ... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4244 GS Retail (South Korea) to Open First Convenience Store in Vietnam Next Month http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4245 GS Retail, a major Korean convenience store chain operator that runs GS25, said Friday that the company will open its first branch in Vietnam in January. ... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4245 MindChamps (Singapore) Signs Second Master Franchise Agreement for Vietnam http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4242 Mainboard-listed MindChamps PreSchool has inked a second master franchise deal since its initial public offer (IPO) in November, in a move to take the education company to Vietnam.... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4242 Dusit (Thailand) Adopts Franchise Model to Pursue Growth http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4243 THAI GLOBAL hospitality company Dusit International has adopted a hotel franchising model according to its strategy to further drive its growth momentum, the company's director of development, Ante Baric, has said.... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4243 Yum! Brands, Inc. (US) Is Transforming Into a High-Growth Company Again http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4239 It is an exciting time at Yum! Brands, Inc.... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4239 Fat Burger (US) Opening 3 in 1 Concept in Japan http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4240 Fatburger, and Buffalo's Express, owned by FAT Brands, is opening its first Japanese location in April 2018.... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4240 After Two European Debuts, Hyatt Centric Plans Further Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4241 Hyatt Hotels Corporation is expanding its Hyatt Centric brand with two consecutive openings in Europe.... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4241 Chateraise (Japan) Plans to Open 200 Shops in Thailand http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4234 Factory-to-patisserie chain operator Chateraise Co. is gearing up for overseas expansion with plans to open 200 shops in Thailand and boost overseas sales to 50 percent of its total revenue in the next 10 years.... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4234 Broccoli Pizza and Pasta (UAE) Plans Major Global Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4235 Italian restaurant chain says to increase outlets to more than 300 in 12 countries.... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4235 Didi (China) Targets Taiwan Expansion with Franchising Model http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4236 Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing giant that vanquished Uber Technologies Inc. in China, is turning to franchising in Taiwan as it expands its business beyond the mainland.... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4236 Potbelly (US) Signs Franchise Agreement for India http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4237 Potbelly Corporation, USA, the worlds fast-growing neighborhood sandwich concept, has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with Kwal's Group, to bring Potbelly Sandwich Restaurant to India.... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4237 Focus Softnet (India) Expands Operations to New Zealand http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4238 Signs franchisee agreement to promote Focus Softnet's entire range of Enterprise and vertical-specific solutions to customers in New Zealand.... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4238 Carlson Rezidor Hotel (US) Group Signs 12 Hotels in India in 2017 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4232 Hotel chain Carlson Rezidor stated on Monday said it has signed 12 new hotels in 2017. ... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4232 Habitat Group, Wyndham (US) Sign Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya, Thailand http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4233 Habitat Group set plans to launch its first property in Pattaya's luxury hotel sector. ... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4233 ADNOC (UAE) to Expand its Business in Dubai and Saudi Arabia http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4229 The fuel and retail unit of Adnoc to open two 'new sites' in Dubai in 2018.... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4229 JUMBO Seafood (Singapore) Signs Franchise Ageement for Taiwan http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4230 A WHOLLY-OWNED subsidiary of Singapore-listed Jumbo Group has entered into a franchise agreement with Ho Sing Food Co Ltd.... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4230 Burger King (US) AsiaPac to Strengthen its Presence in Taiwan http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4231 Burger King AsiaPac Pte. Ltd. and Nexus Point Management Limited announced today December 12, 2017 a master franchise agreement to develop and strengthen the presence of the BURGER KING brand in Taiwan.... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4231 Marriott International and YTL Hotels Sign Agreements for New Hotels Across Asia http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4226 New collaborations in Malaysia and Japan expand the strategic relationship to 15 international properties across six brands.... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4226 Domino's Pizza (US) Group Buys Another 44pc of Iceland Franchisor http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4228 UK master franchise holder Domino's Pizza Group announced the proposed acquisition of a further 44.3% shareholding in Domino's Iceland for EUR 30.2m (26.7m) on Thursday, taking its ownership to 95.3%.... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4228 Arby's (US) Signs Agreement for 50 New Restaurants in Egypt http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4218 Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. today announced a development agreement with Vantage Egypt for Tourism and Entertainment (Vantage Egypt) to build 50 new Arby's restaurants in Egypt.... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4218 Hooters (US) Continues Growth in Japan with Fukuoka Location http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4219 Hooters of America, LLC, has announced its seventh Hooters location in Japan, led by franchisee HJ, Inc., is now open in Fukuoka on the northern shore of Japan's Kyushu Island.... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4219 Sbarro (US) to Enter Japan and Argentina Through Franchise Partnerships http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4220 Multi-unit Development Agreements Signed for Sbarro and Pizza Cucinova.... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4220 DineEquity Inc. Opens First Applebee's (US) Restaurant in Panama http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4221 DineEquity Inc. Opens First Applebee's Restaurant in Panama.... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4221 Papparoti (Malaysia) Forays in India http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4222 Launched First In Malaysia In 2003 The Brand Has A Presence All Over The World, With 407 Outlets And Kiosks Across Globe.... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4222 Church's Chicken (US) Announce Several Developmental New Hires http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4223 Church's Chicken, one of the largest fried chicken chains in the world, is furthering its commitment to igniting growth and developing winning teams with its latest announcements of organizational changes to its development team.... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4223 Melt Shop (US) Signs First SEA Franchise Agreement http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4224 Melted sandwiches are about to take on the world, including Southeast Asia, according to the directors of US franchise chain Melt Shop.... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4224 Little Caesars (US) Continues Global Growth in Central and South America http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4225 Peru and Nicaragua Join Growing List of New Countries for Global Pizza Brand.... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4225 Pizza Hut (US) Pakistan to Expand its Presence in Pakistan http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4212 Pizza Hut Pakistan, a global fast-food chain, has decided to go beyond major cities of Pakistan by expanding its branches to new cities. ... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4212 illy (Italy) Korea Signs Franchise Agreement with Curo Holdings http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4213 The Korean unit of Italian coffee roasting company illy has signed a master franchise agreement with Curo Holdings.... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4213 milliCare (US) Signs Franchise Agreement for India http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4214 milliCare is excited to announce that it has awarded a new franchise in India. ... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4214