Asian Inspired Concept Opening First Restaurant;
Feeding Consumer Demand for Fresh, Healthy Foods in Texas
OAKVILLE, ON – Teriyaki Experience is feeding the demand for healthy dining options, variety and convenience, bringing its sizzling Asian inspired concept to Houston with its newest location at Village Plaza at Bunker Hill.
Complete with a new store design prototype, retooled menu and grilling options, Teriyaki Experience located at 9774 Katy Freeway, is the first of 45 locations slated to open over the next ten years throughout Houston and its surrounding areas.
The expansion into Houston is part of the company’s nationwide expansion plan which calls for 600 locations across the nation in the next five to seven years.
“We’re excited about bringing our fast and fresh Asian-inspired menu to the Houston area and using the local market to catapult our growing brand into other markets throughout the country,” said Nick Veloce, COO for Teriyaki Experience. “As the number of consumers eager to try something novel continues to grow, we are in a great position to be the leader of the Asian quick-serve segment and be a central player in a new era of mainstream dining from coast to coast.”
B&G Fit Ventures, a family owned corporation based out of Morgan City, Louisiana, will be responsible for developing Teriyaki Experience in the Houston marketplace. The company is affiliated by common ownership with several additional corporations involved in restaurant related activities, the largest being B&G Food Enterprises, who own and operate directly over 50 Taco Bell and KFC restaurants in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and have been operating restaurants for over 28 years.
“As more and more consumers begin to realize that fast food doesn’t have to be fat food, we look forward to continuing to provide them with an affordable, healthy, delicious alternative to their dining options,” stated Greg Hamer Jr., Area Developer for Teriyaki Experience in Houston. “We are all about providing our guests exceptional customer service combined with nutritious and convenient food that supports their active, healthy lifestyle.”
Teriyaki Experience offers customers the option of cooking their food with water to minimize calorie and fat content for a more healthy option or with their signature Asian cooking sauce for a more flavorful experience. Using the teppanyaki griddle to prepare meals fast and fresh, sizzling meals are prepared in less than three minutes and right before customers’ eyes. The menu features a selection of rice and noodle meals, soups, wraps, salads and sushi. Most menu items have less than 10 grams of fat and contain less than 600 calories.
Each meal combines garden fresh vegetables with all-white meat chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu, and a choice of Japanese steamed rice, yakisoba or udon noodles and topped with the customers choice of Sweet Chili, Pan-Asian Temptation, Reduced Sodium Teriyaki or the famous signature Teriyaki sauce.
Tamarac, FL – In just three months, the nation’s fastest growing franchise specializing in property emergency restoration services, PuroClean®, will unveil the newest Applied Structural Drying (ASD) Demonstration Facility in the country and only the seventeenth training center of its kind in the world.
PuroClean’s new Property Restoration Training Center will include a state-of-the-science flood house, a smoke and soot simulator, and a contents cleaning room specifically designed for PuroClean’s integrated contents management system.
The training center, known as the “PuroClean Academy,” offers PuroClean franchise owners and their employees the opportunity to receive IICRC certification (the restoration industry’s top designation from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration) in Water Damage Restoration, Fire and Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Carpet Cleaning, and Carpet Color Repair, in addition to other courses in business and financial management, sales and marketing. The first property restoration training class is slated to take place in mid-January.
“The launch of our new training facility and demonstration center is a significant milestone for our franchise system,” said Lauren Reid, CEO and President of PuroClean. “This will provide our franchise owners with a tremendous advantage in the industry as they receive invaluable real world technical application of effective cleaning and restoration processes and procedures.”
The ASD Demonstration Facility will also be used for the research and development of new equipment and demonstrations to insurance industry professionals interested in viewing PuroClean’s competency and capabilities in property restoration.
The Right Pizza (MANNY AND OLGA’S)
The Right Place (PARKVIEW)
The Right Time (NOW)
Manny and Olga’s has just opened its first location in the heart of Park View to the delight of the area’s residents.
“The response from the folks in Park View has been fantastic “says Manny Athanasakis, proud owner of his newest shop.
Many people in the Washington metropolitan market are familiar with the quality and variety offered by the Manny and Olga brand that has established locations in Georgetown, 14th and U St., Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton, and New Carrollton. They feature a wide variety of delicious and mouth watering pizza and subs, along with tempting specialty dishes, sensational salads, wraps and more, all are available for takeout or delivery.
Indoor Inflatable Playground Chain Helps Promote New Interactive Toy for 2010 Holiday Season
Tempe, AZ – While the nation’s largest retailers are stocking their shelves with a new virtual pet, Fin Fin Friends™, Pump It Up is offering families an opportunity to experience the highly anticipated interactive new toy for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
Through November 15, families can visit more than 160 Pump It Up franchises across the nation for a chance to interact with the Fin Fin Friends pets on display and enter weekly drawings to win a free Fin Fin Friends playset.
“Our arrangement to serve as a partner with WowWee for Fin Fin Friends supports our ongoing efforts to create partnerships with a variety of innovators in the children’s entertainment industry,” said Lee Knowlton, President & CEO of Pump It Up. “The new toy fits well with our culture of encouraging interactive entertainment for kids and families.”
Designed and developed by leading toy company, WowWee™, Fin Fin Friends pets live in a magical, water environment of realistic fish and aquatic creatures that come to life with motion, lights and sound through interaction. By talking to them, feeding them, or sending them down the slide, the fish actually respond by swimming around, burping and making other noises and sounds. The more kids play with Fin Fin Friends, the more interactive the creatures become. There are four playsets (each sold separately for $19.99) for kids to create their own underwater adventure playground, including Tropical Paradise, Caribbean Castle, Seaside Shop, and Hang Ten Skate Park. Each playset comes with Fin Fin Friends, two floating accessories, and one decorative accessory. The toy is targeted to children ranging in ages from 4-7 and is available at major retailers nationwide.
“As the nation’s largest franchise to pioneer the concept of indoor inflatable playgrounds, Pump It Up is an ideal partner for Fin Fin Friends and WowWee,” said marketing consultant Marc Rosenberg. “This is a unique opportunity for us to reach a captive audience of millions of children and their parents and a chance for two innovative brands to work and grow together.”
-World’s largest Internet Marketing Consulting Corporation Salutes WSI Franchisee Andrew Nguyen as He Moves Forward with Plans to Motivate other Marines to Become Successful with Small Business–
Toronto, Ontario… WSI franchisee owner Andrew Nguyen is going into his second year and this marketing marine believes that service to his country gave him the savvy to move into the business world with the worlds #1 digital marketing company, WSI. In his first year the online mogul earned revenues at the executive level and rounding out 2010, he has about 100 clients, two partners and four employees with the expectation that he will earn roughly 5 times higher his second time at bat.
Further Plans for Nguyen now include starting a non-profit in 2011 which will encourage veterans to take an entrepreneurial path of their own, as Nguyen fully believes that the 14 leadership traits he learned with the Marines including integrity; is the foundation and reflection of your business and lifestyle.
“You have to be self-motivated and that’s where the skill set and discipline from the Marines helps. To me there is a direct connect between the military and entrepreneurship,” Says Nguyen.
Ron McArthur, President of WSI says, “He’s a very dynamic guy, who understands that one of the key elements of WSI is developing relationships.” McArthur states that Nguyen is in the top 200 or 300 of WSI’s 1,000 plus franchisees.
Nguyen 30, travelled the world as a marine a year after the 9/11 attacks and wanting to do more for his country says, “I can’t explain it except it put a fire in me, standing there watching it, (the towers) and feeling helpless, I wanted to physically be apart of the solution.”
After his four year tour with the Marines, Nguyen decided he wanted to be apart of another set of solutions and make his mark in the business world, and decided becoming a WSI Franchisee was a way to make it happen. When he returned from duty, Nguyen went to the University of North Texas and earned a bachelor degree in business and administration and Entrepreneurship.
Nguyen also enjoys the freedom that comes with being a franchisee owner of WSI. Running a WSI franchise allows Nguyen a flexible schedule which allows him to fly to New Orleans for two weeks of Reserve training every few months and work from anywhere in the world so long as he brings a cell phone and computer. He also tops that off with graduate school at SMU and is on track to graduate in May with a master’s degree in entrepreneurship.
WSI which is known for its non profit leadership is currently running a campaign, “Investing in America” which is aimed towards American veterans. The program offers the chance to purchase a WSI franchise at half the price. The campaign will run for a limited time.
WSI Vice President of Marketing, Elizabeth Monaghan stated; “For a veteran who may be out there looking for something more and has the wherewithal the, Investing in America promotion is an excellent campaign to look into, and WSI is the number one internet consulting franchise to be apart of.”
Nguyen proudly stated, “Anyone in business knows, small business is the lifeblood of America. I feel like Marines specifically have the skill set and leadership ability to transition smoothly into entrepreneurship. I want to help them connect the dots,” Nguyen stated.
Local Developers on Track to Open 17 Additional Units throughout Inland Orange County and Riverside County Markets
Mission Viejo, CA – Local business developers Ron and Donna Lang Stoffel, long-time residents and active members of the Mission Viejo community, are opening the doors to Mission Viejo’s first affordable, upscale massage retreat, Massage Heights. This will be the first of 18 retreats planned for the Inland Orange County and Riverside County areas (including the Temecula and Palm Springs/Desert communities), treating tense, stressed-out consumers to a luxury spa massage experience at an affordable monthly rate.
“We have gone the extra mile to provide a relaxing sanctuary for our clients and our team, including spacious therapy rooms, an extra large team retreat, cushioned treatment room floors and hydraulic tables,” said Donna Lang Stoffel, regional developer for Massage Heights.
The rapidly growing membership-model massage franchise has tapped into a virtual goldmine segment: consumers receive approximately 230 million massage sessions annually, making massage therapy one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. Among the many perks offered by the membership-model massage franchise is availability. Memberships signed at your local Massage Heights are good for services at more than 60 Massage Heights locations nationwide and in Canada.
Clients who visit Massage Heights are quickly addicted to the experience. According to the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), repeat visits for massage therapy range between 78 percent and 81 percent; Massage Heights boasts a 90 percent customer retention rate in each of its open locations.
“We appeal to people seeking to relieve anxiety or stress or back or muscle pain issues, as well as licensed massage therapists looking to improve their lifestyle with set hours and consistent traffic,” said Stoffel. “With 25 million more Americans each year getting a massage today than a decade ago, the room for growth is limitless.”
Massage Heights offers a monthly complimentary, one-hour massage with a monthly membership fee starting at $59.99, with each additional one-hour massage for only $39.99. Elevated services also are available, which include hot stone therapy, peppermint foot scrubs and a hot towel-cold stone face massage. All members and first time guests will receive complimentary aromatherapy. The Massage Heights Mission Viejo retreat is one of the first locations in the Massage Heights family to offer facials, which will be available starting later this year or early next year.
Massage Heights expects to open 1,620 new locations within the next five years. Both single and multi unit franchises are available, with master franchise options.
Massage Heights was launched in 2004 by founders and husband and wife duo, Shane and Wayne Evans. After a successful 14-year career in the physical fitness field, Wayne Evans, decided to further explore the lifestyle improving field of massage therapy. After establishing Massage Heights in Alamo Heights, TX, the company experienced soaring success. Shane Evans quickly left the marketing field in pursuit of the booming business.