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, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Fri, 22 Mar 2019 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 9Round Opens First Location in Guatemala http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4912 9Round Franchising, LLC, continues to expand internationally with the recent grand opening of its first studio in Guatemala.... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4912 Offbeat Donut (Ireland) Opens its First Location in Prague http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4907 The chain is keen to expand beyond the Irish capital.... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4907 T BUN (South Korea) to Compete Major Taiwanese Brands http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4908 Korean milk tea brand is expanding fast enough to compete major Taiwanese brands. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4908 Starbucks (US) Hits a New Milestone with China Opening http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4903 Starbucks has opened its 30,000th store - launched in Shenzhen, China.... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4903 Mark Wahlberg Backs Australian Fitness Franchise F45 Training http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4906 Mark Wahlberg Investment Group and FOD Capital are buying a minority stake in F45 Training, a fitness franchise that will use the capital to fuel its global expansion.... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4906 Little Caesars Pizza (US) Philippines Ready to Launch http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4904 Little Caesars Pizza Philippines will launch with its first restaurant next month. ... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4904 Dine Brands (US) Continues Asia Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4905 Dine Brands Global Inc. has announced a deal with several principals of Gerry's Group, a leading Pakistan-based logistics and Food and Beverage group, to bring the IHOP brand to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4905 World Franchise Associates (UK) Signs Agreement with Playsy (Bahrain) http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4902 World Franchise Associates has announced the signing of an agreement to exclusively represent Playsy (Bahrain) for development opportunities worldwide. ... Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4902 Duck Donuts (US) Continues International Growth http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4899 The first franchise opened in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2013, and there are now 78 open franchise locations in two countries and more than 145 additional contracts in 26 states.... Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4899 World Franchise Associates (UK) Signs Agreement with Physique 57 (US) http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4893 World Franchise Associates has announced the signing of an agreement to exclusively represent Physique 57 (US) for development opportunities worldwide. ... Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4893 World Franchise Associates (UK) Signs Agreement with Marco Pierre White (UK) http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4894 World Franchise Associates has announced the signing of an agreement to exclusively represent several Marco Pierre White brands (UK) for development opportunities worldwide. ... Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4894 Club Pilates (US) Plans to Open 165 Club Pilates Studios in Japan http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4911 In the midst of a growth spurt that has propelled the company to the top of the boutique fitness industry, Club Pilates, the nation's largest and fastest-growing boutique Pilates franchise, announced today the signing of a Master Franchise Agreement ... Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4911 Mumuso (South Korea) Plans Over 300 Outlets in India by Mid-2022 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4898 Mumuso, South Korean lifestyle brand, is planning to add more than 300 outlets in India by mid-2022 with an aim to have a business turnover of Rs 1,000 crore.... Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4898 Fatburger (US) and Buffalo's Express (US) Open Co-Branded Location in Tunisia http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4900 FAT Brands Inc. , parent company of Fatburger, is excited to announce the opening of its newest international location in Tunis.... Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4900 World Franchise Associates (UK) Signs Agreement with SALAID (Germany) http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4892 World Franchise Associates has announced the signing of an agreement to exclusively represent SALAID (Germany) for development opportunities worldwide. ... Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4892 Bird (US) to Expand Scooter Stations Internationally via Local Franchises http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4909 Electric scooters are here to stay, whether we like it or not.... Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4909 Tony Roma's (US) Continues Expansion in Spain http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4910 The industry leader announces its 33rd opening in Spain, strengthening its European presence... Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4910 Rainbow International Restoration (US) Expands into New Markets http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4896 Rainbow International Restoration has hired a new leadership team with Cary Fairless as the President and Craig Gjelsten as the Vice President.... Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4896 GYMGUYZ (US) Continues Domestic Expansion and Plans International Growth in 2019 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4897 Mobile personal training concept GYMGUYZ recently placed #50 in Entrepreneur Magazine's list of Fastest-Growing Franchises, a subset of the industry-leading Franchise 500 ranking. ... Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4897 Linguaphone Group (UK) Appoints Direct English Master Franchisee for Thailand http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4891 Linguaphone Group Ltd, a leading global education company from the UK, has today announced that a well-respected education group from Thailand has been granted the exclusive Master Franchise rights to develop the Group's international English languag... Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4891 Auntie Anne's (US) Opens in Myanmar http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4901 Pretzel franchise Auntie Anne's opened its first store in Myanmar recently at Yangon's Junction City Mall.... Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4901 Bursa Kebap House (Turkey) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Iran http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4890 One of Turkey's leading food chains, Bursa Kebap House, which was taken over with three branches in 2010, has focused on foreign targets this year after growing through the management strategies of two entrepreneurial brothers as well as a franchisin... Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4890 7-Eleven (US) Plans to Open its first Store in India in 2019 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4889 U.S.-based 7-Eleven Inc expects to open its first branded store in India this year, after reaching a deal with Future Retail Ltd to run the chain in the Asian nation.... Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4889 Hyatt (US) Establishes JV with Homeinns for China http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4888 Joint venture to leverage strengths of Hyatt and Homeinns, create new hospitality brand aimed at meeting the evolving travel trends in China by offering a different premium travel experience in the upper-midscale segment.... Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4888 Eight Questions To Consider Before Taking Your Business Global http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4886 Expanding your franchise internationally can be as big a task as launching a whole new business.... Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4886 Tim Hortons (US) Opens First Chinese Location http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4887 Tim Hortons expects there will be 1,500 locations opened across China over the next 10 years.... Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4887 Tealive (Malaysia) to Open 10 Stores in China http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4883 Malaysian bubble tea company Tealive to open 10 stores in China.... Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4883 VeganBurg (Singapore) to Expand its Business in California http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4885 Singapore-based burger chain VeganBurg is seeking new franchisees to expand its business in California.... Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4885 Oyo (India) to Accelerate International Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4882 Indian unicorn Oyo is accelerating its international expansion and is entering the Japan market with a rental apartment service targeting millennials, said a report in Nikkei Asian Review. ... Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4882 England Rugby Star James Haskell Becomes Fitness Franchisee - Opens F45 Studio http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4884 England rugby international James Haskell has become a gym franchisee, after opening a F45 functional training studio in Bath.... Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4884 Number of Franchise Stores And Brands Hit All-Time High in Korea in 2018 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4879 Franchise businesses in Korea remain exceptionally too many and their life exceptionally short, according to government data. ... Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4879 British Automotive Holding's Unit Signs Franchise Agreement With Surprice Rent A http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4880 British Automotive holding's unit signs franchise agreement with Surprice Rent A Car.... Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4880 Duck Donuts (US) Adds Puerto Rico to Expansion Plans http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4881 Franchise Agreement with Duck Donuts Puerto Rico, LLC Calls for Development of 3 Locations in Puerto Rico over the Next Three Years.... Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4881 Wing Zone (US) Set to Open a Dozen New International Locations in 2019 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4875 Fast Casual Wing Franchise Continues Global Expansion with Multiple Openings in Panama and the Philippines.... Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4875 The Halal Guys (US) Secures First UK Restaurant http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4878 The restaurant, which began as a hot dog cart, has 100 sites in America and Asia.... Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4878 Starbucks (US) Opens First Reserve Bakery Cafe in China http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4876 Starbucks Coffee Co. on Feb. 15 opened its first Starbucks Reserve Bakery Cafe in China.... Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4876 Simon Carter (UK) to Launch 3 New Indian Franchise Stores http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4877 These 3 more Indian stores will be introduced with franchise partner Aditya Birla.... Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4877 Realty ONE Group (US) Opens First International Office in Canada http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4873 Realty ONE Group Insider in Edmonton Becomes Inaugural International Office.... Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4873 9Round Finalizes Master Franchise Agreement in Ecuador http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4874 9Round Franchising, LLC, confirmed this month plans for future development in the South American country of Ecuador.... Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4874 Hotel Brands Expand With Developments Abroad http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4869 Hotels are setting roots across the U.K., Europe and the Mediterranean. ... Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4869 Marriott (US) Signs Historic Franchise Agreement for Hotel in Monrovia http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4871 New project near Monrovia City Hall to become Liberia's first internationally branded hotel.... Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4871 Burger King's (US) Parent Targets for More Global Growth http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4872 By Kimberly Chin WSJ Mon., Feb. 11, 2019 Restaurant Brands International Inc., the parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, is marching ahead on expanding the international presence of all three brands as it scouts for sales ... Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4872 Aleph Hospitality Signs Franchise Agreement with Marriott International (US) http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4866 Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia to become the first internationally-branded hotel in Liberia.... Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4866 APAC Realty Extends Direct Control over Franchises in Indonesia and Thailand http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4867 APAC Realty, the parent company of real estate agency ERA Realty Network in Singapore, will acquire the master franchisor of ERA Indonesia and take direct ownership of ERA Thailand.... Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4867 UFC GYM (US) Continues Global Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4870 UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels and ages inspired by the training regimens of UFC athletes, today announced plans to open franchise locations in New Zealand. ... Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4870 Marriott International (US) Continues Expansion Across Africa http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4864 From the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the company's commitment to expanding its presence across the continent. ... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4864 A Guide to Franchising in China http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4868 China is one of the biggest franchise markets in the world and a key target for international franchisors with its vast middle-class consumer base.... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4868 Brioche Doree (France) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for India http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4863 French bakery chain Brioche Doree on Saturday forayed into India with the launch of its first store in Connaught Place, New Delhi.... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4863 Starbucks Chief: Luckin Won't Beat Us in China http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4865 Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson doesnät expect competitor Luckin to beat the worldäs largest coffee brand in China by yearäs end, despite Luckinäs claim it will have 4,500 stores in that time frame compared to Starbucksä current 3,600 locations.... Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4865 OakNorth (UK) Raises $440 Million for US Expansion http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4862 UK challenger bank OakNorth has closed a $440 million funding round with the SoftBank Vision Fund and the Clermont Group as it sets sights on building out its international franchise.... Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4862 Galeries Lafayette (France) Plans to Expand in the Middle East http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4859 The French high-end department store Galeries Lafayette plans to expand in the Middle East with up to 10 stores in the region by 2025, and tap the growing e-commerce market with a multilingual website, its chief executive said.... Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4859 Oyo (India) Enters the U.S. Budget Hotel Market http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4861 Oyo has a seductive model of renovating budget hotels, running them efficiently through technology, and marketing them directly to consumers.... Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4861 Sola Salon Studios (US) Opens its First Location in Brazil http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4857 Sola Salon Studios, the leader in the salon studio category for beauty professionals, is excited to announce the opening of their first South America location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of their international expansion.... Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4857 Wayback Burgers (US) Reports Strong Growth in 2018 http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4858 Wayback Burgers grew tremendously in 2018, the company announced Wednesday, with a huge franchise development push, an expanding consumer base and increased awareness of the brand's blazing success story.... Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4858 Ascott (Singapore) Signs Franchise Agreement the Netherlands http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4856 Ascott advances into The Netherlands with its first European franchise opening.... Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4856 FAT Brands (US) Announces 60-Unit Expansion in India http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4860 Over the next 10 years, FAT Brands is developing 60 co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo's Express restaurants throughout India in partnership with Franglobal Advisors Private Limited, according to a company press release.... Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4860 Slim Chickens (US) Adapts to Expand Brand Overseas http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4851 When I last talked with Sam Rothschild, COO of Slim Chickens, the Southern fast-casual concept had just signed a major franchise agreement with Kuwait-based Alghanim Industries to expand in Kuwait and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa. ... Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4851 3 Franchising Trends in South Africa http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4852 A recent survey conducted by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) revealed that the franchising industry has grown from contributing 13.3% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 to its current figure of 15.7% despite th... Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4852 Vivafit (Portugal) Enters Kuwaiti Market http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4853 Portugal-based operator Vivafit has taken its female-only franchised concept to Kuwait, with the opening of a health club at the Awtad Shopping Mall in the city of Al Jahra.... Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4853 Enterprise (US) Partners with Premier Group to Drive Car Hire Growth in Egypt http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4854 Enterprise Holdings today announced its expansion into Egypt through a partnership with Premier Group, one of the country's largest providers of integrated services and logistics, which has led to the creation of new subsidiary, Premier Auto Rentals.... Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news.php?ev_id=4854