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Midas Justice League Competition winner Raymund Jorge (far right) is congratulated by Midas Liverpool (NSW) Service Centre Franchisee Sunny Prakesh (centre) and NSW / ACT Service Support Manager, Ian Horne.
January 12, 2018
One of Australia’s most trusted automotive service and repair providers, Midas, partnered with Warner Bros. and Roadshow Films to promote the release of the hit DC Comics movie, Justice League, in late 2017. Conducted...
Carl’s Jr. Continues Australian Expansion with first freestanding Drive-Thru
January 11, 2018
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.®, announced today it will open the doors to its first freestanding drive-thru restaurant in Queensland, located in Redbank Plains on the outskirts of...
Controversial overtime penalty rates from 1 January
January 8, 2018
Last year employers welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut penalty rates for Sunday and public holiday rates in the retail and hospitality industries. Now, the FWC is making another wave of changes...
The Cheesecake Shop Unveils New Store Concept
January 8, 2018
The Cheesecake Shop opens brand new 15sqm compact kiosk bakery with plans to open 30 more stores within the next 36-48 months. The highly anticipated brand new concept store opened at Marketplace Leichhardt recently to...
Franchised Food Company Launches First Ever International Pretzel World Stores
December 20, 2017
Franchised Food Company (FFCo) CEO, Stan Gordon, has confirmed that 2018 is set to be one of the company’s biggest years yet, one of its popular brands, Pretzel World, launching two international stores by the years end...
Vision Personal Training Appoints Gavin Aquilina as new PT Operations Manager
December 15, 2017
Vision Personal Training, a growing network of 58 studios across Australia and New Zealand, today announced the key appointment of industry thought leader, Gavin Aquilina, as the new Personal Training Operations Manager...
Gelatissimo Opens in Artarmon, Meeting Demand for Dessert in Sydney’s Suburbs
December 15, 2017
Gelatissimo will soon open the doors to its brand-new Artarmon store on 19th December, marking the 20th NSW store and 44th Gelatissimo store opening in Australia. To mark the opening, the store will be offering a...
Red Rooster’s Saucy Wings Reveal That Men Are Swipe-Right Happy!
December 15, 2017
Red Rooster’s Tinder campaign launched late last month – with results immediately revealing some very interesting differences between men and women. In a first for the brand, Red Rooster’s latest campaign took to the...
Poolwerx Franchisee Maintains Cricket Australia Pool Deck
December 15, 2017
With thousands of cricket fans set to take a dive in Cricket Australia’s Pool Deck at the GABBA again this summer, water health and safety is high on the agenda with one local businessman tasked with keeping the ‘water...
Tradie Lady Leads the Way for Women in the Handyman Industry
December 4, 2017
With only 11 per cent of women making up the construction industry1, Hire A Hubby, Australia’s largest handyman franchise, is on a mission to encourage more women to enter the handyman industry and challenge the...
Jamaica Blue Awarded Australia’s Best Franchise Coffee Roaster at World’s Largest Coffee Competition
December 1, 2017
Jamaica Blue received the highest industry accolade being named ‘Overall Large Franchise Champion’ at the 12th Pentair Everpure Golden Bean Roaster’s Competition - the world’s largest coffee roasting competition....
Crust Parap Celebrate Business Birthday Raising Money for Charity
November 29, 2017
Franchisee Sally Illingworth and staff at Crust Parap successfully raised $3,529.60 for the Make A Wish Foundation Australia on Sunday night, when 200+ Darwin locals went to the store to support the cause. Sally says, “...

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