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Location3 Launches LOCALACT Digital Platform

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

Denver digital marketing agency releases new proprietary technology built to power and scale local digital marketing programs.

(PRWeb April 19, 2016)

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Tailored Living Rolls Out PremierOne® Industrial-Strength Floor...

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

Franchise Company Expands Market Reach, Offering Floor Coating for Commercial Application

(PRWeb April 19, 2016)

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Tony Manson Brings Fresh Coat Painters to Alpharetta, Canton Regions

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

Fresh Coat offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating...

(PRWeb April 19, 2016)

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Dan McMurtry Expands Business, Opens TruBlue Total House Care of...

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

TruBlue of Roanoke specializes in providing handyman, maid and yard clean-up services in addition to larger projects such as remodeling and renovations.

(PRWeb April 19, 2016)

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Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

Realtor’s new business – led by General Manager Rachelle Campbell – helps seniors, busy families with difficult transitions

(PRWeb April 19, 2016)

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StayNTouch Helps SoHo’s Newly Opened 11 Howard Reinvent Guest Service

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

StayNTouch Mobility Platform lets staff interface with guests when and where the guests choose – with no front desk

(PRWeb April 19, 2016)

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CallTower Acquires ConnectSolutions’ Microsoft Skype for Business...

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

CallTower Completes Second Transaction of 2016

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Snapden Grows Reputation for Innovative Design at 2nd Annual Photo...

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

Colorado Photo Booth Manufacturer Earns Top Reviews at Las Vegas Trade Show

(PRWeb April 18, 2016)

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The Palms Tanning Resort Has Been Voted Denver's Best Tanning...

PR Web - 12 hours 19 min ago

Denver Alist voters, who had a choice of 43 nominated top tanning salons throughout Denver, have voted to award The Palms Tanning Resort as the 2016 Best Tanning Salon in Denver.

(PRWeb April 18, 2016)

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New Smashburger CEO wants to take brand into new era

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-04-27 18:47
Michael Nolan promises to take 365-unit chain to next level of growth Michael Nolan speaks with Nation's Restaurant News on growth, branding and building talent

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Lower costs, higher sales drive Cheesecake Factory 1Q

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-04-27 18:20
Same-store sales increase 1.7 percent for the quarter The Cheesecake Factory Inc. reported Wednesday that first-quarter profit rose more than 19 percent.

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Chipotle Sales Hit Hard in First Quarter

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-04-27 17:36
Image Caption: Image Credit: Company posts 29.7 percent decrease in comp sales.Exclusive Brief: 0

Chipotle Mexican Grill reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, including comparable restaurant sales that decreased 29.7 percent over the first quarter of 2015.

The chain’s first-ever quarterly loss comes after norovirus and E. coli outbreaks hit several stores across the country and significantly affected customer traffic.

Chains: Chipotle

Google Home Service Ads Expand, Adds Electricians and HVAC

Small Business Trends - Wed, 2016-04-27 17:30

After Google’s phenomenal success in connecting home services owners to local residents in the San Francisco Bay Area last year, it has now taken a new step in this direction to include Electricians and HVAC Services in its Google Home Service Ads Program.

In 2015, Google launched a new format for its Home Service Ads (HSAs) wherein users, in a matter of minutes, were able to locate local home services professionals like plumbers, locksmiths, and home cleaners by just keying in their ZIP codes on Google. With that info, Google pulls up a list of local service providers.

As an addition to this format, Google has now added two more services to its Google Home Service Ads portfolio – Electricians and HVAC Services.

With initiatives like this one, Google offers small business owners an opportunity to connect with potential customers. Keeping its success in mind, Google is now actively expanding the availability of this experience to residents and business owners in Sacramento, California.

Additionally, Google Home Service Ads feature only background-checked and insured service providers to ensure the safety of the users.

In recent times, many well-known companies have come forward to tap the potentially lucrative home services market. In early 2015, Amazon launched its on-demand service for all sorts of home chores in more than 25 cities nationwide.

This is a huge opportunity for small business owners as they can now focus on becoming really good at what they do, given that the HSAs will pull out the list based on customer reviews. And if Google’s technology and massive reach is to be acknowledged, then this will definitely be able to benefit the small home services business owners.

Image: Google

This article, "Google Home Service Ads Expand, Adds Electricians and HVAC" was first published on Small Business Trends

Chipotle considers adding chorizo to the menu

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-04-27 16:54
Addition is part of overall plan to bring customers back Addition is part of overall plan to bring customers back

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Arby's Same-Store Sales Jump 5.8 Percent in Q1

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-04-27 16:42
Image Caption: Image Credit: Arby's growth continues with 5.8 percent increase in same-store sales.Exclusive Brief: 0

Arby’s, the Fast Crafted restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, announced U.S. system same-store sales (SSS) growth of 5.8 percent in the first quarter of 2016. Including Leap Day, Arby’s U.S. System SSS growth was 6.6 percent during the first quarter of 2016. Arby’s SSS growth more than doubled a representative sample of the larger quick-service chains, representing 22 consecutive quarters of SSS growth and 13 consecutive quarters of industry outperformance. 

Chains: Arby's

Sharky's Celebrates 'Fiesta de Mayo' All Month

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-04-27 16:33
Image Caption: Image Credit: Sharky's celebrates 'Fiesta de Mayo' all month-long.Exclusive Brief: 0

With Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, graduations, weddings, and more in May, Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill helps guests celebrate all month long with “Fiesta de Mayo,” featuring special menu promotions and the chance for one lucky guest to win a catered party for 20.

Chains: Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill

Krispy Kreme Gets Heroic with Comic-Inspired Box

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-04-27 16:15
Image Caption: Image Credit: Krispy Kreme celebrates Superhero Day with comic-inspired box.Exclusive Brief: 0

Breaking this week, special packaging and mobile/online advertising promote “Superhero Day,” April 28, when customers at participating Krispy Kreme, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, stores (in 43 states, plus D.C.) will get a second one-dozen box of Original Glazed doughnuts, free with first dozen purchased. The work is by advertising agency Baldwin& in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chains: Krispy Kreme

Pizza Hut Now Shows 'Visible Promise Time' on Orders

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:47
Image Caption: Image Credit: Pizza Hut now shows 'Visible Promise Time' on digital orders. Exclusive Brief: 0

Pizza Hut says so long to the void of unknown wait and hello to an innovation that allows customers to see when their pizza, wings, pasta, or dessert will be ready—before the order is even placed.

Chains: Pizza Hut

Paris Baguette Opens First U.S. Franchise Location

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:36
Image Caption: Image Credit: Paris Baguette opens its first U.S. franchise location in San Jose.Exclusive Brief: 0

Paris Baguette, the global premier baking franchise featuring high-quality baked goods, savory eats, and beverages, opened at 1698 Hostetter Road, boosting the local economy by creating more than 30 new jobs. In celebration, a grand opening event will be held on Friday, April 29 beginning at 11 a.m. 

The San Jose, California, location will be owned and operated by local resident, Joshua Kim, who is Paris Baguette’s first franchisee since the company began franchising in August 2015. Kim has additional plans for two more locations in the San Jose market, as well.

Chains: Paris Baguette