World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News World Franchise Associates collects and collates international franchise news. en-us Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT (Jake Kidde-Hansen) (Jake Kidde-Hansen) World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News New Study Reveals English Language Learning Set for Significant Growth The Global English Language Report looks at the state of English language education - including insight on demand for training, motivations for learning, importance of the language in business.... Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Franchise Ventures Seeing Rapid Growth in Thailand Franchise brands scheduled to start their business in Thailand this year include Taco Bell, an American fast food chain that is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands.... Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT T BUN (South Korea) Expands Business Internationally Along with the Rising Pop The milk tea business is booming. ... Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Taco John's (US) Opens its Doors in Glasgow Taco John's makes it highly anticipated Glasgow debut and is celebrating by giving away 100 Potato Olés Golden Tickets.... Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Code Ninjas (US) Begins International Expansion Kids Coding Franchise to Debut in Canada with First Location to Open in Guelph, Ontario.... Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Starbucks' (US) International Cafes Outnumber US Locations With an aggressive push into China, the coffee giant officially operates more stores internationally than it does in the States.... Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT AAW Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Second JYSK (Denmark) Branch in Kuwait Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. and JYSK celebrated the launch of the second JYSK furniture store in Kuwait during a grand opening event held at their new showroom in Shuwaikh on December 19.... Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Duck Donuts (US) Announces Opening of First International Location in Chile Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order! donuts, is set to open its first location in Santiago, the capital city of Chile, on Jan. 11. ... Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT CEC Entertainment, Inc. (US) Expands into Central America and Middle East Franchisees to Open 25 New Chuck E. Cheese's Restaurants, Plus More on Horizon.... Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Burger King (US) Builds a Bigger Presence in Brazil Brazil, known for its unique steak houses and premium beef exports, is seeing a growing appetite for a different type of meal, Burger King's 680-calorie whopper.... Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Northland Properties Announces Development Agreement for Denny's (USA) in Canada Denny's Corporation entered into a multi-year franchise development agreement with Northland Properties Corporation.... Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Choice Hotels' (CHH) Expansion Strategy to Drive Growth It has been a tough year for Hotels and Motels industry.... Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Little Caesars Pizza (US) Continues to Grow with First Philippines Location Little Caesars Pizza, the third largest pizza chain in the world, will open its first restaurant in the Philippines in January 2019. ... Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Copper Chimney (India) Opens First Restaurant in Dubai Indian restaurant Copper Chimney opens first restaurant in Dubai.... Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Wendy's (US) Opens Flagship Dubai Location Wendy's has opened its flagship restaurant in the Middle East in Kite Beach on Jumeirah Road, Dubai.... Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Rush Bowls (US) Announces International Expansion into Canada Rush Bowls, a fast-casual chain known for its meals-in-a-bowl crafted from fruits and vegetables, topped with granola and honey, and blended with protein, vitamins and other nutritious ingredients-has announced its first international expansion into ... Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT BOUNCE (Australia) to Franchise in Saudi Arabia The world's first female-only trampoline park, BOUNCE has opened its doors in Riyadh.... Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT 2019 Global Growth Forecasts: Best Countries for Franchise Development Despite global trade fears, new franchise development around the world in 2019 will continue to be tied to GDP growth. ... Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Sotheby's International Realty (US) to Expand into Slovakia Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its expansion in Europe with the opening of Slovakia Sotheby's International Realty.... Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Barcelos (South Africa) Opens Shop in Harare, Zimbawe South African fast-food giant Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken restaurant is set to open its first Harare branch this week, following the opening of another outlet in Bulawayo.... Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza (US) Opens in West Vancouver, Canada Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza opens today in the West Vancouver area of British Columbia in Canada, with an open-kitchen store on Park Royal North, a news release said. ... Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Anytime Fitness' Parent Company to Develop Basecamp Fitness (US) Internationally Anytime Fitness' Parent Company Acquires Basecamp Fitness With Plans To Franchise Worldwide.... Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT ENOC Group (UAE) to Build 45 New Service Stations in KSA ENOC Group have announced major expansion plans to build 45 new service stations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the next five years. ... Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Wayback Burgers (US) Launches Newest Location in the Netherlands Wayback Burgers, America's Favorite Hometown Burger Joint and one of the world's fastest growing burger franchises, opened a new location in the Netherlands.... Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Tony Roma's (US) is on the Move with a New Location in Bahrain Romacorp Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's, announces the re-opening of one of its popular Jaffair restaurants, from Enma Mall to the Najma Sports Club, conveniently located one mile from the U.S. Navy Base and multiple hotels. ... Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT MUSE Global (US) Announces International Expansion Successful plant-based, sustainable learning program for children announces plans for international expansion... Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Moataz Al Alfy Presents Franchise Potential in Egypt Honorary Chair of the Egyptian Franchise Development Association (EFDA) Moataz Al Alfy held a press conference on Oct. 31 in relation to the 16th Middle East and North Africa International Franchise & License Exhibition (MIFE 2018) to take place ... Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Tony Roma's (US) Continues to Expand Across Spain Tony Roma's continues to expand across Spain with two new restaurant openings in Malaga and Bilbao.... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT (Canada) Launches International Expansion, a Moncton business that cuts out the middleman in real estate buying and selling, is expanding out of Canada for the first time. ... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT UAE Companies Plan to Expand the "Franchise" System in Gulf and Global Markets UAE companies are currently expanding their brands in the GCC and Europe markets by using franchises for their brands, "Franchise."... Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Candida (Italy) Franchise to Open in Iklin JB Stores one of the most renowned family-run businesses in Malta has announced details of its latest investment.... Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Top Global Brands Plan India Stores Multinational brands Under Armour, UK's Dorothy Perkins and Italy's Replay are planning to set up brick-and-mortar outlets across the country.... Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Europcar Mobility Group (France) Opens New Franchises in 16 Countries Europcar Mobility Group announces the opening of new franchises in 16 countries through its brands, Europcar, Goldcar, InterRent and Buchbinder to expand its international presence.... Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Nurse Next Door (US) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Australia Rapidly growing home care brand plans to add 3 additional countries within 12 months.... Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Kidz Bop (US) to Expand Globally Kidz Bop - one of the hottest music acts for the 12-and-under set-have just announced the first leg of their 2019 tour - and this time they’re taking the show worldwide, kicking it off in London on April 20.... Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Marriott's (MAR) Courtyard Brand to Expand Presence in Europe Marriott International, Inc.'s MAR Courtyard by Marriott brand has announced that it intends to expand its footprint in the European market.... Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Carey International (US) Launches Carey Limousine Franchise Operation in Madrid Carey International, Inc., the leading provider of innovative chauffeured service solutions, customer-centric travel technology, and ground transportation logistics management, announced, today, that it has named a new Franchise operation in Madrid, ... Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT ICONS Coffee Couture (Germany) Announces Further Expansion ICONS Coffee Couture, a health-conscious lifestyle coffee shop chain, is looking to continue its stead-fast growth in the Middle East through its partnership with ABL Company.... Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Hyatt Hotels (US) Opens its First Hotel in Saudi Arabia Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, marking the introduction of the Hyatt Place brand to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.... Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT 9Round Opens First South American Location in Argentina 9Round Franchising, LLC, expands internationally with the recent opening of its first studio in Argentina, marking the brand’s official entrance into South America. Argentina is the 15th country outside of the U.S where 9Round is operating.... Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT OsteoStrong (US) Signs Franchise Agreement for Australia World renowned franchise OsteoStrong has arrived in Australia.... Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Oyo Hotels (India) Showing Strong Growth in China Just a year after expanding its presence to China, Indian hospitality chain Oyo Hotels and Homes has 180,000 franchised and leased rooms and more than 4,000 hotels under under franchise, manchise (a hybrid of franchise and management) and lease agree... Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Enterprise Rent-A-Car (US) to Franchise in Vietnam Enterprise Rent-A-Car Opens for Business in Vietnam.... Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Oyo Hotels (India) to Franchise in UAE Oyo Hotels & Homes, a global chain of leased and franchised hotels and homes, plans to launch its unique business model that combines the best of management contract and franchise agreement in the UAE.... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Maple Bear (Canada) Awards Romania Franchise Canadian private school launches franchise in Romaniaю... Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT SuperGreen Solutions (US) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Canada SuperGreen Solutions is proud to welcome Barry Gallant of Maritimes, Canada as the newest Master Franchisee to join its network. ... Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Taco Bell (US) to Open its First Location in London Taco Bell is making a move toward its goal to become a $15 billion company in global system sales by 2022, with 9,000 restaurants in total.... Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT FASTSIGNS (US) Continues International Expansion Fastsigns International (Carrollton, Texas) a world-leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor, has announced that it's signed 32 franchise agreements so far in 2018 to develop new, co-branded and conversion centers across the U.S. i... Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Uno Chicago Bar & Grill (US) to Open Stores in India Ambuja Neotia Group's hospitality vertical has recently introduced globally recognized American casual dining chain, Uno Chicago Bar & Grill in India through franchise route. ... Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Heilind (US) Signs Global Franchise Agreement with HARTING (Germany) Distributor Heilind Electronics, announces that it has signed a global distribution agreement with the HARTING Technology Group.... Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT ICONS Coffee Couture (Germany) Continues Global Expansion ICONS Coffee Couture, an international lifestyle coffee chain announced that it has appointed Hassan Jawad as its new CEO, to lead the company through its next phase of innovation and spur exponential growth. ... Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Swiss International Hotels (Switzerland) Signs Franchise Agreement for Pakistan Swiss International and Unicorn Prestige sign a franchise agreement for a new 350 luxury hotel.... Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Al Baik (Saudi Arabia) Signs Franchise Agreement for Bahrain The famous Saudi fast food chain Al Baik is finally expanding outside the kingdom, and its first spot is Bahrain International Airport (BIA). ... Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT The Entourage Group (Netherlands) Plans Dual UK Launch of Fast-Casual Concepts Amsterdam-based hospitality company, The Entourage Group, plans to bring fast-casual concepts The Butcher and Toni Loco to the UK within the next six months.... Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT The F&B Franchise Industry Experiences Steady Growth in the Middle East This blog is the third in a series of three. It is a continuation from the previous blog.... Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Al-Hokair Plans to Grow Sparky's (Saudi Arabia) Brand Globally Al-Hokair Entertainment, a family entertainment organization in the region, demonstrated its ambition to grow its Sparky's brand through franchise business model during the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Orlando. ... Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Doner and Gyros (UAE) to Invest Rs 200 cr in India Dubai-based quick service restaurant chain Doner and Gyros will invest Rs 200 crore over the next five years for expansion in India, a senior official said Wednesday.... Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Emirates NBD (UAE) Opens 2nd Branch in Riyadh EMIRATES NBD, a leading banking group in the region, has opened its second branch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's capital city, Riyadh.... Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Williams-Sonoma (US) to Bring Several of its Brands to India Williams-Sonoma has teamed with Reliance Brands Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, to bring several of its brands to India in a franchise agreement.... Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Tony Roma's (US) Opens in Bolivia When it comes to expanding overseas, Bolivia is not the first country that comes to mind... if it comes to mind at all. ... Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT