World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News World Franchise Associates collects and collates international franchise news. en-us Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT (Jake Kidde-Hansen) (Jake Kidde-Hansen) World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News Facts About Franchising in the Philippines 5 facts infographic that shows franchising in the Philippines is central to ASEAN growth... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Factors Attracting Franchise Brands to South East Asia Infographic showing 10 factors attracting franchise brands to South East Asia.... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Why Consider International Expansion Infographic explains multi-unit franchising in the context of international growth... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT 6 Questions to Ask Before Expanding Internationally 6 Questions to Consider Before Expanding Your Brand Internationally... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Are You Ready for International Expansion? 17 page presentation (PDF) about international franchise expansion... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Global Trends in Franchising An overview of the Global Trends in Franchising.... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Lakeland (UK) Announces its Return to the Middle East Lakeland, the UK's leading kitchenware specialist, announced its return to the Middle East today by opening in a 244m2 store in Dubai Mall. ... Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Yoma Strategic Holdings to Develop Auntie Anne's Pretzels (US) in Myanmar Yoma Strategic Holdings announced on Wednesday that it has signed a franchise agreement with Focus Brands to bring Auntie Anne's tender pretzel brand to Myanmar, with the opening of the first one. store in Yangon in the coming months.... Wed, 07 Nov 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 ... Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Wayback Burgers (US) Continues International Expansion There's nothing more quintessentially American than the hamburger. ... Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Chem-Dry Cleaning (US) Awards India Master Franchise Agreement Carpet and floor cleaning brand continues global growth and expanding service reach.... Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Relam Investment to Develop Las Iguanas, Oriel and Bella Italia (UK) in UAE Paving the way for RELAM Investment to open 11 restaurant in the UAE over the next four years.... Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Euronews (France) Opens its First Chain Franchisee, in Albania The chain european news Euronews will open its first franchise, in Albania, in the framework of an agreement with the local group IN Media Group, according to a press release published on Monday.... Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Doner and Gyros (UAE) to Franchise in Saudi Arabia Doner and Gyros, one of the most significant brands in the fast food chain industry today thanks to their unprecedented and palpable presence, is stepping up their game now that they have opened another branch in Riyadh, KSA.... Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT F45 (Australia) Continues International Expansion F45 hits European milestone in expansion push - secures sites in three new countries.... Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Charcoal Eats (India) Announces International Expansion QSR startup Charcoal Eats is racing ahead on its plans to foray into international markets starting with Middle East and Europe. ... Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Inflata Nation (UK) Set for International Growth A Southport-based leisure company is expanding overseas.... Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT AZADEA Group to Develop Urban Outfitters (US) in the Middle East Middle East retailer AZADEA Group has announced an exclusive partnership with American fashion and lifestyle brand Urban Outfitters. ... Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Denny's (US) to Franchise in Canada and the Philippines Denny's Corporation, one of the world's largest full-service family dining chains, today announced two new development agreements with franchisees in both Canada and the Philippines.... Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Veganburg: "We’d Like to Expand Across the United States and Around the World" VeganBurg is the worldäs first 100% vegan fast food chain, which was founded in 2010 in Singapore, with an additional and highly successful branch in San Francisco. ... Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Hilton (US) Signs Two Franchise Agreements for Japan Hilton has signed two agreements here for Hilton Hiroshima and Hilton Nagasaki.... Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT World Franchise Associates (UK) Signs Agreement with Mary Brown's (Canada) Agreement targets worldwide development for the largest Canadian QSR chicken restaurant.... Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Berlitz (US) Expands to China with CIIC Franchise Global language learning firm Berlitz has announced a deal with Shanghai CIIC International Training Center to expand its franchise English learning provision to China.... Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Dickey's Barbecue Pit (US) Announces Large International Expansion Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the largest barbecue franchise in the world, announced today it will expand into the Canadian market for the first time in late 2019.... Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Realogy (US) Plans to Franchise Corcoran Brand across Globe The Corcoran Group - one of New York City's top residential brokerages with $21 billion in annual sales - is gearing up for a massive expansion.... Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT FASTSIGNS (US) to Drive Expansion throughout Europe FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that CEO Catherine Monson will be the keynote speaker at the European Master and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference... Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT GYMGUYZ (US) Annual Conference Highlights Ongoing Expansion of Franchise Brand Mobile Gym Concept Celebrated Most Successful Year to Date, Opening 93 New Locations.... Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Slim Chickens (US) to Expand its Presence in the United Kingdom Slim Chickens will open its second U.K. location in Cardiff.... Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT CrepeAffaire (UK) Announces Plans To Enter the U.S. While many U.S. franchise brands are eyeing overseas expansion, many non-U.S. franchises are exploring expansion into the U.S.... Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Wendy's (US) To Expand its Presence in Canada The food-service franchise system is recruiting experienced multi-unit restaurant operators to help grow the brand across the province as part of the company's long-term global expansion plans.... Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT CIIE: Turkey Eager to Tap into Chinese Market The Turkish government announced this year it would be expanding its cooperation with China, and the Turkish businesses are eager to tap into the massive market as well.... Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT IWG (Switzerland) Plans to Grow in Latin America Itäs been quite a year for International Workplace Group (IWG).... Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT FASTSIGNS (US) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Spain Existing FASTSIGNS Franchisee Will Develop More Than 10 Centers throughout Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands, and Gibraltar.... Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Abrakadoodle (US) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Australia Denise Wang and Chris Li acquire master franchise and plan to initiate the launch of art programs in Sydney.... Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Jack Wolfskin (Germany) Opens a Franchise Store in Dubai Mall On October 11, Jack Wolfskin opened a franchise store in Dubai Mall. ... Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Alsea (Latina America) to Operate Starbucks (US) in Europe The Latin American partner will take over 260 stores in four markets.... Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Broader Global Franchise Trends Drive Brands to Focus on Southeast Asia As the ASEAN is shaped by broader global trends in franchising, it continues to be a prime market for brands seeking international development. A few of these global trends include:... Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Dutch Entrepreneur May Buy Hema, International Expansion to Continue High street staple Hema is set to be taken over by Dutch entrepreneur and investor Marcel Boekhoorn, the company said on Thursday. ... Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Starbucks (US) Continues Massive Growth in China To get a sense of the future of Starbucks, look to China.... Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Dine Brands (US) International Continues Expansion in South America Agreement with Franchisee Restaurantes Unidos Restaunsa S.A. Calls for 12 IHOP Restaurants by 2024.... Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Shake Shack (US) Debuting in Latin America Next Year Shake Shack plans to open its first Latin America location in Mexico City in 2019.... Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Blaze Fast Fire'd (US) Opens in Vancouver, Canada Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza will open a Vancouver open-kitchen store Monday in the Granville Entertainment District, a news release said. ... Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Oyo Hotels (India) to Increase the Number of its Hotels in UAE Indian hospitality brand Oyo Hotels will create over 10,000 jobs in the UAE within the next three years as it aims to expand its footprint across all emirates and will also open a training facility in the country, a senior executive said.... Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT MindChamps (Singapore) Awards Malaysia Master Franchise MindChamps PreSchool has signed Malaysian education group Victoria Education as a master franchisee, marking the Singapore early education group's first expansion across the Causeway.... Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Burger King (US) Looks to Expand in sub-Saharan Africa World's second-largest burger chain sees 'huge opportunity' in countries including Nigeria.... Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Marriott International (US) Expects to Expand its Portfolio in the UAE Marriott International continues to reinforce its position as a leading hospitality company in the UAE with the expected addition of 11 new properties by year-end and a robust development outlook over the next five years. ... Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Delifrance (France) to Expand its Presence in Sri Lanka Softlogic Holdings PLC plans to open two more new Delifrance outlets including a bakery by mid next year with the aim to popularise the brand in the Sri Lankan market, contemplating future expansions across the island. ... Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Ikea (Sweden) Plans to Expand into Oman Furniture retailer reveals Oman is part of its next phase of expansion around the world, follows Bahrain opening in September.... Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT K1 Speed (US) Expands into Europe with France Location The world's premier indoor electric karting operator, K1 Speed, is thrilled to announce today its expansion into the European market with the opening of K1 Speed Lyon in France on Friday, October 12.... Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT BOUNCE (Australia) Opens the World's First Female-Only Trampoline Park in Riyadh After its successful opening in Jeddah, BOUNCE Middle East is all set to open the world's first female-only trampoline park in Riyadh.... Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Shake Shack (US) to Launch the First Shack in Singapore in 2019 After announcing that flagship locations will open next year in Shanghai and Manila, plans are now underway for Shake Shack and partner SPC Group to launch the first Shack in Singapore in 2019.... Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Pretzelmaker (US) Opens First Location in Asia Global Franchise Group announces the opening of Pretzelmaker in the Philippines bringing fresh handmade pretzel products to Metro Manila.... Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Keller Williams (US) Expands Across South America Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count and the U.S. leader in units and sales volume, has awarded a license for a new master franchise in Trinidad and Tobago, a dual-island Caribbean nation off the coast of Venezuel... Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT No Signboard Holdings (Singapore) Announces International Expansion No Signboard Holdings inks exclusive master franchise deal for regional Korean fried chicken chain.... Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT VeganBurg (US) Plans to Franchise in Indonesia Vegan fast-food chain VeganBurg announced this week its plan to franchise its concept in Jakarta, Indonesia. ... Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Hyatt Hotels (US) Announces Three New Development Agreements in Africa Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that nine additional Hyatt-branded hotels are expected to open in Africa by the end of 2020.... Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Baskin Robbins (US) Continues Ontario Expansion One of the most well-known ice cream chains in North America has announced aggressive expansion plans for Ontario.... Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT New Master Franchise Owners Open Anago (US) of Vancouver Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago), an industry-leading commercial cleaning franchise with over 40 Master Franchise locations and over 1,500 Unit Franchises throughout the U.S. and internationally, is pleased to announce its newest Vancouver, Canada Mast... Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Hyatt Hotels (US) Signs Franchise Agreement with Resolution Property (UK) Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Resolution Property, which has teamed up with specialist real estate firm Berkeley Capital Group, to develop a Hyatt Place hotel at Black Lion... Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters (Canada) Announces International Expansion Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters, Canada's largest chicken quick serve restaurant, is expanding operations internationally.... Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT