Month: December 2017
  • Church’s and Texas Chicken Brands Announce Several Developmental New Hires

    Company Looks to Strengthen Brand on Domestic, Global Front with Internal Changes Atlanta, GA  (  Church’s Chicken®, one of the largest fried chicken chains in the world, is furthering its commitment to igniting growth and developing winning teams with its latest announcements of organizational changes to its development team. Russ Sumrall Russ Sumrall has taken […]

  • Jimboy’s Tacos Continues Northern California Expansion

    Longtime Jimboy’s Franchisee Extends Commitment by Eight Locations Folsom, CA  (  Jimboy’s Tacos, Home of the Original American Taco, is proud to announce it has signed a development agreement with a longtime franchise partner to continue growing the brand’s presence throughout the Sacramento region. Presidio Inc., the group leading the area’s expansion efforts, has been […]

  • Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries to Expand South Florida Presence With Palm City Opening on December 12

    More than 50 Hwy 55 Locations Are Planned for Florida in the Next 10 Years Palm City, FL  (  Already a household name in its home state of North Carolina and a highly-decorated brand in the restaurant industry and franchising community, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is bringing its All-American, retro-themed diner to Palm City.  The […]

  • Breakthrough Listen will check interstellar object just to make sure it’s not a starship

    An artist’s conception shows what the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua might look like. (ESO Illustration / M. Kornmesser) Was that cigar-shaped, fast-moving interstellar object a spaceship? Almost certainly not, but Breakthrough Listen will check just to make sure. The Breakthrough Listen campaign, which checks celestial targets for radio signals from intelligent civilizations, will turn the Green […]

  • Study finds differences between adult and childhood leukemia, calls for developing age-specific cancer treatments

    (Shutterstock Photo) A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute, with contributions from researchers across North America, has found stark differences between children and adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a common kind of cancer that is becoming more and more common among children. Researchers said the results point to significant concerns when it comes […]

  • Amazon Echo is now a clock radio with new Alexa musical alarm feature

    The next generation Amazon Echo and the Echo Plus, which is equipped with a built-in smart home hub. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Amazon today introduced a new feature for its Alexa-powered catalog of devices: musical alarms that essentially turn the smart speakers into high tech clock radios. The new musical alarm feature supports Amazon […]

  • JJ’s Red Hots Names ’12 Days of Hot Dogs’ Finalists

    Bragging Rights and $150 Amazon Gift Card on the Line as Charlotte’s Favorite Hot Dog and Sausage Joint Looks for the Best-Selling Holiday Hot Dog Creation; 12 Finalists Each Have Their Hot Dog Charlotte, NC  (  Your true love needs a new list because who cares about geese a-laying, swans a-swimming and maids a-milking when […]

  • Erbert & Gerbert’s Opens New Non-Traditional Franchise Location in Ohio Today

    Hillcrest Hospital is the newest location for the E&G Brand Mayfield, OH  (  Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop will open its latest non-traditional franchise location at Hillcrest Hospital located at 6780 Mayfield Rd in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The Dec. 11th opening marks the 45th non-traditional location for the beloved franchise chain known for its delightful […]

  • NFL inks reported $2B deal with Verizon to stream games on various platforms

    (GeekWire photo / Kevin Lisota) Between player protests, concussion concerns, and a ratings decline, it’s been a tumultuous year for the NFL. But there’s no doubt that the league’s media rights still hold incredible value. The NFL and Verizon on Monday announced an expanded multi-year deal worth a reported $2 billion, according to The Wall […]

  • Netflix, Amazon and Hulu lead the streaming TV pack with 15 Golden Globe nominations

    Elisabeth Moss in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” (Hulu Photo) They’re gaining on you, HBO. As a collective, streaming television services are making another awards season push, with Netflix, Amazon and Hulu nipping at the heels of perennial powerhouse HBO with the announcement Monday morning of the Golden Globe nominations. HBO led all TV network nominees […]