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Kona Ice announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
Handyman Connection, a home repair company in operation for more than 25 years, announced today it has opened its newest franchise in Lexington, Kentucky.
Where rubber meets the road, there is no other franchise in America that compares to Kona Ice.
The Human Bean opened their 90th location on July 7th of 2019. The Human Bean of Lexington is owned and operated by Akash Hira and this is his first franchise location although he has plans to open more locations in the near future.
Tech repair brand uBreakiFix opens its newest location, uBreakiFix Newport, on July 5 at 52 Carothers Road.
Kona Ice announced today that it has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s “Top Franchises for Less Than 150,000” list. Notably, the brand was rated number 13 on the prestigious list of strategic franchise investments.
KFC Corporation has named Monica Rothgery chief operating officer of KFC U.S., effective immediately.
For Phyllis Lynch and Dawn Little, owning a business together for 30 years means they must be doing something right. Phyllis jokes, “We both opened the doors of our new project together.
Handyman Connection, a home repair company with more than 25 years experience, announced today it has sold its Lexington, Kentucky location to new franchisee Chris Schenk.
Kona Ice announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

Recent News:

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the three months and full year ended December 29, 2019.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) today announced the expansion of its international footprint through the launch of its inaugural Valvoline Mechanics' Month.
A&W is now selling plant-based Beyond Burgers in participating restaurants coast-to-coast. After testing Beyond Burgers last year, the popular chain is now making it available to locations nationwide.
Papa John’s today launched its new Jalapeño Popper Rolls, featuring the spicy kick of jalapeño mellowed by creamy Philadelphia® Cream Cheese, all wrapped in Papa John’s original six-ingredient, fresh, never-frozen dough.
Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NasdaqGS: TXRH) today announced financial results for the 14 and 53 week periods ended December 31, 2019.
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Amanda Clark as its Chief Development Officer.
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) will release its fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Valvoline Inc. ("Valvoline") (NYSE: VVV) announced today that it has priced its previously announced offering of 4.250% Senior Notes due 2030 (the "Notes") and upsized the offering from $500 million to $600 million aggregate principal amount.
A&W Restaurants’ momentum continued in 2019 – its centennial year – with a 2.7% jump in same-store sales, making it the eighth straight year of growth.
Valvoline Inc. ("Valvoline") (NYSE: VVV) announced today the commencement of an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2030 (the "Notes").
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today reported results for the fourth-quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.
Papa John’s is upgrading guests’ lunch routines with the new Papadia - a toasty, hearty alternative to the same old sandwich routine, for just $6.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.113 per share of Valvoline common stock.
Papa John’s International, Inc. announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.225 per common share, payable February 21, 2020.
After ending 2019 up 1.23% over its other QSR competitors, Fazoli’s, the brand known for serving premium Italian recipes at a great value, is poised to make 2020 the brand’s best year yet.
Papa John’s International, is proud to announce that it has earned a score of 90 percent on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
Fazoli’s, the renowned, Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value, will continue its aggressive growth momentum with the addition of a new restaurant in Eastern Kentucky.
Slim Chickens will continue expansion of its 100% all-natural, fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor in Kentucky, with its newest opening at 1004 S. Highway 27 in Somerset on January 9, 2020.
Fazoli’s, the brand known for serving up premium Italian recipes at a great value, is putting a delicious spin on a classic comfort dish - Oven-Baked Mac & Cheese - with new craveable flavors.
Dippin' Dots, the nation's leading flash frozen beaded ice cream and frozen treats company, is launching a new flavor Jan. 1, 2020 - Cold Brew Latte.
As it approaches its 100th anniversary, DAV is benefiting from the fundraising efforts of another 100-year-old brand: A&W Restaurants.
With its eighth straight year of increased system-wide sales coming to a close, A&W Restaurants is preparing for more growth in 2020 with several leadership promotions, new staff positions and a larger support center.
The wait is finally over … Fazoli’s - the brand known for menu innovation - will debut Impossible® meat sauce in a test at all five restaurants in its hometown - Lexington, Kentucky.
Dippin' Dots CEO Scott Fischer bought the beloved ice cream brand in 2012, and since then has catapulted the company into new points of presence and led the brand to record sales growth.
The holidays are almost here and Doc Popcorn, the world’s largest fresh-popped popcorn franchise retailer, is celebrating with the release of its new limited-batch flavor Sugar Cookie Crunch.
Valvoline Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, today announced the development of Valvoline™ Hybrid Vehicle Full Synthetic motor oil.
As A&W celebrates its centennial, the company is preparing for its next century with the opening this month of a new national learning center and prototype restaurant in Richmond, Kentucky.
Texas Roadhouse, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: TXRH) Board of Directors today authorized the payment of a cash dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock.
Valvoline Inc. announced the election of Gerald W. Evans Jr., CEO of Hanesbrands Inc., to its board of directors, effective Dec. 1.
Helen Haile and Jerusalem Begashaw, both of Louisville, have opened Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services of Louisville-Fern Creek, an independently owned and operated commercial cleaning franchise business.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) today announced that its board of directors increased the quarterly cash dividend.
Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Fort Mitchell on November 6.
Fazoli’s - the brand known for serving premium Italian recipes at a great value - is tenaciously entering the final quarter of 2019 after successfully revamping a number of initiatives in Q3.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.
Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 29, 2019.
Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced the launch of Garlic Parmesan Crust, marking the first time the brand has added to its six-ingredient, fresh, never-frozen original pizza dough in company history.
Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.225 per common share, payable November 22, 2019.
Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today the opening of two new restaurants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Danville, Kentucky, highlighting the brand’s expansive growth across various regions...
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) announced that it plans to report financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 after market close on Nov. 6, 2019.
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) will release its third quarter 2019 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
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