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20 08, 2019

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Breaks into Alabama Market with First Signed Agreement

2019-08-20T10:12:13-04:00August 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Multi-Unit Deal in Mobile and Baldwin Counties Signals Start of Rapid Statewide Franchise Expansion Plans

MOBILE, Ala. — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates a “southern hospitality” experience, the freshest products, and better beans with superior roasting technique, recently signed a multi-unit deal to bring three new locations to Mobile and Baldwin counties. The shops will be Alabama’s first PJ’s Coffee locations and set the brand’s rapid franchise expansion plans for the state in motion.

The multi-unit deal was signed by Alabama locals, the Dodich family – a father and his two sons who have found success in the franchising industry for the past fifteen years. Kickstarting franchise development, the first location in Alabama is projected to open in Mobile early next year. Following this development, PJ’s Coffee has set eyes on bringing 45 additional locations to the state within the next five to seven years, strategically targeting Mobile (10), Birmingham (10), Montgomery (10), Tuscaloosa (5) and Huntsville (9).

“We’ve lived in Alabama our whole lives and are thrilled to be opening the first PJ’s Coffee in our home state,” said Harry Dodich, who is also a Planet Fitness multi-unit owner. “Many of our friends visit PJ’s Coffee during their trips to New Orleans, so we know its name recognition, paired with its diverse coffee menu, will lead to rapid expansion throughout Alabama.”

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. PJ’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic – a process pioneered by PJ’s Coffee founder, Phyllis Jordan, decades ago.

“The Southeast has long been a targeted growth market for PJ’s,” said Ryan Stansbury, vice president of franchise development. “Alabama is right smack in the middle of this targeted area. Its proximity to New Orleans, the economic growth opportunity, and the fact that local residents are already familiar with the PJ’s Coffee name have made it a very attractive market to focus our efforts. We have full trust in our franchisees to be tremendously successful throughout the state.” 

To become a part of the ever-growing $100 Billion a year global industry, prospective franchisees can expect a total investment range between $188,000$360,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $350,000$578,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu are adaptable to any environment with different options from kiosks to free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 1,850 square feet.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, franchisee testimonials, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. As the company recently celebrated its 40th year as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 100 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

19 06, 2019

PJ’s Coffee Awards Military Veteran with Franchise Business

2019-06-19T13:54:42-04:00June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Marine Corps Veteran and Former Monroe Police Officer Wins Franchise; Set to Open PJ’s Coffee in Ruston, Louisiana

RUSTON, La. — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter, has awarded Marine Corps Veteran, Bobby Mounts, as the winner of its annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway.  

After the announcement of the free franchise license giveaway on Veterans Day in 2018, PJ’s Coffee received numerous applications from veterans around the United States. From those nominations, PJ’s Coffee chose the top applicants to go through a comprehensive interview process before selecting Mounts as the winner. The new PJ’s Coffee location is slated to open in Ruston, LA., in early 2020. Last year was the first PJ’s Coffee franchise license giveaway that was awarded to Marine Corps Veteran Jeff Hateley. He opened his location in Rock Hill, SC., and has seen incredible success in the community with a seamless transition from military life to entrepreneurship.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bobby to the franchise system as the second winner of the franchise license giveaway – Bobby truly has every characteristic we look for in a franchisee,” said Ryan Stansbury, PJ’s Coffee Vice President of Franchise Development. “His military experience and time spent as a police officer display his incredible dedication to serving our nation and his community. He is passionate, hardworking and has a work ethic that can’t be matched. We are excited to see him thrive in Louisiana.”

Mounts served in the Marine Corps from 2002 to 2008 as an infantry rifleman and eventually became a Sergeant. During his service, he was deployed in Iraq in 2004. After serving, Mounts was a police officer for the Monroe Police Department for nine years and has been working for the West Monroe Police Department for the last four years. Now, at the ripe age of 39, Mounts is looking for his next adventure in pursuit of entrepreneurship and came across the PJ’s Coffee franchise license giveaway and saw the it as the perfect opportunity to engage with the brand.

“I have always wanted to pursue entrepreneurship and I couldn’t be more thrilled and humbled to do so through PJ’s Coffee,” said Mounts. “I am incredibly fortunate to have been awarded this opportunity and I am committed to paying it forward to other men and women who serve our communities and country. Policeman, fireman, and military personnel are all truly inspiring individuals who devote their lives to serving others and I look forward to welcoming them in my doors. This community has been my home for nearly two decades and I’m excited to bring the PJ’s Coffee to the neighborhood.”

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. The brand’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic – a process pioneered by PJ’s Coffee founder, Phyllis Jordan.

To become a part of the ever-growing $100 Billion a year global industry, a prospective franchisee can expect a total investment range between $188,275$387,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $198,275$578,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu is adaptable to any environment with different options including kiosks and free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2000 square feet. PJ’s Coffee offers a proven franchise structure with strategic corporate support.

The PJ’s Coffee brand is passionate about giving back to the veteran community in any way it can. The company is an International Franchise Association VetFran member, proudly offering qualified veterans a 20 percent discount on the initial franchise fee.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. The company recently celebrated its 40th year as an established brand and continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 100 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

15 05, 2019

Neighboring Favorite, PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, Furthers Expansion in the Lone Star State

2019-05-15T15:24:58-04:00May 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Growing Coffeehouse Franchise Embarks on Southwest Expansion; Plans to Open 180 Locations in Texas in Next 10 Years

HOUSTON PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates a “southern hospitality” experience, the freshest products, and better beans with superior roasting technique, has announced rapid expansion plans for Texas with hopes to bring 180 new locations within the next 10 years. The region’s plethora of added storefronts will center in the state’s four largest cities with 60 locations slated for Houston, 25 for Austin, 40 for San Antonio and 55 in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The planned coffeehouses will join the three PJ’s Coffee locations already seeing success in Cypress, Downtown Houston and Pearland. Pearland franchisee, Kyra Sam, opened the 100th PJ’s Coffee location in August 2018 at 12640 Broadway St., Ste. 102 as has since found incredible success in her first year of operation.

“As a New Orleans native and former general manager of a PJ’s coffee in Louisiana, I wanted to bring the coffee houses’ superior product that I loved so much to the people of Pearland,” said Sam. “Since opening, I have seen success I could not have imagined. This journey has allowed me to become the entrepreneur I always hoped to be. With the unmatched support that PJ’s Coffee offers its franchisees, I look forward to continuing to grow with the brand. I can’t wait for their further expansion throughout Texas!”

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. PJ’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic – a process pioneered by PJ’s Coffee founder, Phyllis Jordan, decades ago.

“At PJ’s coffee we are committed to serving up a top-tier product rooted in southern hospitality. As we sought further expansion, Texas became an obvious choice as an area with similar values and upbeat vibe,” said David Mesa, Chief Development Officer of PJ’s Coffee. “We look forward to rapidly expanding and consistently adding to the PJ’s coffee family in our neighboring state because you know what they say- everything’s bigger and better in Texas.”

To become a part of the ever-growing $100 Billion a year global industry, prospective franchisees can expect a total investment range between $185,000$360,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $350,000$566,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu is adaptable to any environment with different options from kiosks to free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2,200 square feet.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, franchisee testimonials, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. As the company approaches its 40th year as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 90 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

2 05, 2019

What to look for in a food franchise

2019-05-03T15:40:38-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

What to look for in a food franchise

by Geoff Batchelder
Certified Franchise Consultant

The food sector makes up about a third of all franchises – A HUGE percentage for a single sector! So it’s no wonder that when many people think of franchising, they think of food. In fact, my own introduction to the franchise world came about as I was looking at pizza franchises.

Like most people, I had no idea that franchises were available in so many other business sectors. The idea of owning a
restaurant sounds glamorous, maybe because of the TV image of the restaurant owner greeting dignitaries as they enter the
establishment and then sharing an after-dinner drink with them while receiving lavish praise. That sounds great but is pretty far from reality. The food industry has lower margins than most industries, depends on tight management of food spoilage and inventory loss, relies heavily on minimum-wage employees, requires more in terms of capital investment, and is just plain hard work.

So why would anyone want to enter this business? Simple: Every person on the planet needs to eat multiple times a
day. That is one seriously large potential customer base. If you’ve considered the downsides and still want to own a restaurant, here are some things to look for when evaluating franchises.

THE FOOD
Do you like the food? Would you be excited about serving it?

THE BRAND
Is the branding professional? Are there multiple marketing and advertising strategies in place?

THE SOURCE
Where are the food products sourced? Is there a commissary model where you buy from the franchisor? Do they use one of the large distribution  companies? Can you source any products locally?

PROCESSES
Does the franchisor have well-developed processes? The operations manual should cover everything you need to know from the time you unlock the door in the morning until you turn off the lights at night. There should be a detailed food preparation manual and also a food handling/safety manual.

SITE LOCATION
How are potential sites identified? Has the franchisor developed demographic models to understand where their customers are? Do they assist you with finding and evaluating potential sites? Do they help with lease negotiation?

CONSTRUCTION
What about construction? There should be a detailed construction manual and maybe even contractors in place that have previously done store build-outs for other franchisees. You can waste a lot of time and money if you’re left on your own to secure a site and get the store built.

TRAINING
What training and ongoing support are available? The food sector typically requires longer training and more support than other franchise sectors. Will you receive on-site training and support? Will you get assistance in hiring your staff? What are the plans to deal with changing trends and customer tastes? This is a sector that will also see more changes in terms of what customers want.

GeoffBatchelderGeoff Batchelder has been a franchise consultant and franchise development expert for the last 10 years after spending 25 years focusing on business development in the high-tech industry. Contact him at 1-877-222-3722 or geoff@compassfranchisegroup.com, or visit www.compassfranchisegroup.com.

30 04, 2019

May 2019: Food Franchises

2019-05-02T17:06:31-04:00April 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

ON THE COVER

Game Plan

Lessons learned on the field help Super Bowl champ Gary Brackett lead his winning franchise

by Jill Abrahamsen

Stacked Pickle CEO Gary Brackett attributes his success as a franchisor to his time playing football. As a Super Bowl-winning linebacker for the Indiana Colts, Brackett used the same skills on the field that he needs today to run his successful business: leadership, hard work, and discipline, just to name a few. “As a team captain, I was chief defensive operator. Now I am chief executive officer,” says Brackett. “There are a lot of similarities. I run my business like I ran the defense. It’s all about teamwork.”

Knowing that professional football players have short careers, he always had a “plan B” and thought about his retirement early. “The idea of owning a sports bar always appealed to me,” Brackett says. While exploring his options, he came across the Stacked Pickle, a small sports bar chain in his area.

Brackett loved the community feel and vibe of the restaurant, and he invested as a silent partner while going back to school to earn his MBA. Brackett’s coursework inspired him to look into scaling the business. Eventually he took over the entire operation and prepared the Stacked Pickle for franchising.

“We got our processes and procedures down to a science before offering franchise opportunities in 2016,” Brackett says. “We made it as polished and brand-focused as possible.”

Stacked Pickle
Restaurant Interior
Restaurant Interior
Beer taps
Bar food

With a fun, family-friendly, casual feel, The Stacked Pickle is all about local sports, and the décor includes photos of high school teams and memorabilia from local professional sports teams. “It’s a great place to watch your favorite team or come after a local high school game,” Brackett says. “Our goal is to build a sense of community.”

Menu items include signature “stacked” burgers and wings, fun appetizers like nachos and pizza-stuffed breadsticks, plus healthier options like salads and wraps. “We have something for everyone,” Brackett says.

In designing the franchise, Brackett kept costs down for investors. “Instead of expensive build-outs, we give franchisees the option to retrofit existing locations,” he says.

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He’s thrilled with the growth of the brand and looks to partner with investors who share his enthusiasm and work ethic. “While this is a simple business to run, it’s not always easy. We work together to make things run as efficiently as possible and deliver an exceptional customer experience. It’s the ultimate team sport,” he says.

For more information, call 317-677-6904 or visit www.buildthepickle.com.

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ON THE COVER

Game Plan

Lessons learned on the field help Super Bowl champ Gary Brackett lead his winning franchise

by Jill Abrahamsen

Stacked Pickle CEO Gary Brackett attributes his success as a franchisor to his time playing football. As a Super Bowl-winning linebacker for the Indiana Colts, Brackett used the same skills on the field that he needs today to run his successful business: leadership, hard work, and discipline, just to name a few. “As a team captain, I was chief defensive operator. Now I am chief executive officer,” says Brackett. “There are a lot of similarities. I run my business like I ran the defense. It’s all about teamwork.”

Knowing that professional football players have short careers, he always had a “plan B” and thought about his retirement early. “The idea of owning a sports bar always appealed to me,” Brackett says. While exploring his options, he came across the Stacked Pickle, a small sports bar chain in his area.

Brackett loved the community feel and vibe of the restaurant, and he invested as a silent partner while going back to school to earn his MBA. Brackett’s coursework inspired him to look into scaling the business. Eventually he took over the entire operation and prepared the Stacked Pickle for franchising.

“We got our processes and procedures down to a science before offering franchise opportunities in 2016,” Brackett says. “We made it as polished and brand-focused as possible.”

Stacked Pickle
Restaurant Interior
Restaurant Interior
Beer taps
Bar food

With a fun, family-friendly, casual feel, The Stacked Pickle is all about local sports, and the décor includes
photos of high school teams and memorabilia from local professional sports teams. “It’s a great place to watch your favorite team or come after a local high school game,” Brackett says. “Our goal is to build a sense of community.”

Menu items include signature “stacked” burgers and wings, fun appetizers like nachos and pizza-stuffed breadsticks, plus healthier options like salads and wraps. “We have something for everyone,” Brackett says.

In designing the franchise, Brackett kept costs down for investors. “Instead of expensive build-outs, we give franchisees the option to retrofit existing locations,” he says.

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He’s thrilled with the growth of the brand and looks to partner with investors who share his enthusiasm and work ethic. “While this is a simple business to run, it’s not always easy. We work together to make things run as efficiently as possible and deliver an exceptional customer experience. It’s the ultimate team sport,” he says.

For more information, call 317-677-6904 or visit www.buildthepickle.com.

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11 01, 2019

Le Macaron French Pastries Sets Eyes on New York

2019-01-11T15:57:54-04:00January 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Elegant French Patisserie Franchise Looks to Add 20 New Locations by 2023

NEW YORK — Le Macaron French Pastries, an elegant French patisserie that offers guests the finest, authentic French macarons and pastries, recently announced plans to introduce more than 20 locations in targeted communities throughout New York. The community-focused brand will ignite growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next five years.

Le Macaron French Pastries currently has more than 50 locations across the nation and is looking to ramp up growth through a selective strategy, focusing on a solid foundation of smart franchise partnerships and tactical site selection. Already finding success in the market is franchisee Frank Kelly whose Yonkers location has been in operation since April 2017.

New York has proven to be the perfect market for Le Macaron French Pastries – the community has been incredibly supportive and the community appreciates the elevated flavors our pastries have to offer,” stated Kelly. “From the locals to the millions of visitors that flock to the city every year, we’ve developed a loyal-fan base with our authentic macarons that are unparalleled in the market. I look forward to watching Le Macaron French Pastries further expand its presence throughout New York.”

Founded by France natives and mother-daughter team Rosalie Guillem and Audrey Saba, Le Macaron French Pastries provides an authentic French experience for Americans nationwide. Upon entering, guests are greeted with brilliant colors and a modern interior complemented with traditional music playing throughout the café. Offering more than 20 flavors of macarons, as well as seasonal flavors, the menu extends to include pastries, gelato, coffee, cakes, éclairs, and more. Known for providing guests with a light dessert with lesser calories, the French patisserie has grown to over 50 locations through strategic franchise partnerships.

New York draws many parallels to our native area of France, being rich in culture with a thriving economy,” stated Rosalie Guillem, CEO and co-founder of Le Macaron French Pastries. “As a prime state for expansion, especially with our versatile mobile cart franchise opportunity, we look forward to increasing our footprint through the Downtown Manhattan area, as well as Williamsburg and Staten Island, with franchise partners to help give all New York residents access to our little bites of heaven known as macarons.”

In larger metropolitan cities, like New York, Le Macaron French Pastries offers a new franchise opportunity which aims to lean into the growing quick-serve and snack brand trend of kiosks, mobile carts, and express locations. As consumers’ on-the-go lifestyle continues to accelerate, Le Macaron French Pastries seeks to capitalize on these captive audiences at malls, airports, sporting events, festivals and other gatherings.

Offering an attractive investment opportunity with limited competition, franchisees can expect an investment ranging from between $91,750 to $127,000 for a mobile cart and $146,000 to $375,500 for a traditional café. All of Le Macaron French Pastries products are made in the kitchen headquarters, eliminating the need for a full kitchen space. Interested parties should have a strong desire to own a business, as well as a passion for the dessert space and success.

For more information on the Le Macaron French Pastries franchise opportunity please visit http://lemacaronfranchise.com/.

About Le Macaron French Pastries

Founded in 2009 by Rosalie Guillem and her daughter Audrey, Le Macaron French Pastries is an elegant French patisserie that offers guests the finest, authentic French macarons and pastries. Headquartered in Sarasota, Fl., the brand began franchising in 2012 and has since grown to more than 50 locations across the U.S. Le Macaron French Pastries is ranked on Inc. 5,000 2016, as well as in the Top 100 Food and Beverage category by Entrepreneur and hold a No. 9 ranking in the baked goods category. For more information, visit http://lemacaron-us.com/.

31 12, 2018

Your Neighborhood Breakfast Place Introduces new Iced Coffee and decadent S’mores Hot Chocolate

2018-12-31T18:18:41-04:00December 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

OKLAHOMA CITY — Jimmy’s Egg® LLC, launched its new Toasted Marshmallow iced coffee and decadent S’mores Hot Chocolate this season at participating locations. The Toasted Marshmallow Iced Coffee is part of the new iced coffee lineup introduced this past summer that includes three additional flavors to choose from including Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Fudge and Original.

We continue to evolve our menu and offer a variety of unique and traditional breakfast items and beverages like the iced coffees and flavored hot chocolate. “We are excited to continue expanding our menu and focus on items we know our customers want,” says Kevin Burke, President of Jimmy’s Egg®.

Jimmy’s Egg partners with suppliers dedicated to providing quality products to create delicious menu items for the brand.  Iced Coffees created with Monin® Gourmet Flavored Syrups, Tropicana® Pure Premium Orange Juice and S&D Gourmet Coffee are just a few examples of products used to create a beverage category to satisfy everyone.

About Jimmy’s Egg®:

The first Jimmy’s Egg® was founded by Loc Le and opened its doors for business in Oklahoma City in 1980.  Mr. Le grew Jimmy’s Egg® from a single restaurant to the 60 unit chain it is today and remains involved as Chairman of the Board. The restaurant chain has won Best Breakfast awards countless times in multiple markets and recently made headlines in the 2016 Restaurant Business Magazine’s Future 50 as one of the fastest-growing small chains in the U.S.

Jimmy’s Egg® began actively franchising in 2008 and is rapidly expanding to new markets opening both company and franchise restaurants. Jimmy’s Egg expects to open 5-8 new restaurants over the next 12 months in Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. For additional information about Jimmy’s Egg franchises visit www.jimmysegg.com. Jimmy’s Egg® is based in Oklahoma City and is privately owned and operated.

24 01, 2018

National Survey by Leading In-Home Senior Care Provider Explores Seniors’ Tech Habits

2018-01-24T19:21:19-04:00January 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BALTIMORE, MD—PRNewswire

The technology divide between older and younger generations may not be as wide as you think. According to a recent survey of 1,000 seniors issued by Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, more than 68 percent of people ages 65+ rate their technology skills either average or above average. The survey, which examined seniors’ attitudes on everything from apps and internet usage to social media habits, also found that while most would not consider themselves “tech-savvy” (71 percent), nearly 60 percent of seniors think younger generations underestimate their knowledge and aptitude for technology.

“Technology is constantly evolving, but seniors are much more adept at using tech than many people give them credit for,” said Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder, Senior Helpers. “It’s become integral to so many other aspects of their lives, they are embracing it.”

The study findings show that about 39 percent of seniors utilize technology to help them get things done more efficiently, while 31 percent embrace it as a matter of “pure survival.” Senior Helpers’ survey also highlights more about how senior citizens are using technology:

When asked what tech innovation they couldn’t live without, 29 percent of senior respondents reported a cell phone. Most (nearly 70 percent) use a smart phone, and 38 percent use an iPhone. However, 13 percent still don’t own a cell phone.

TV followed closely at 27 percent, with iPad/tablet (almost 11 percent), CD/MP3 players/stereos (6 percent) and GPS (4.5 percent) trailing further behind.

Thirty-two percent of seniors spend more than 20 hours a week on the internet, with 10 percent of those online for 40-plus hours per week.

More than half of seniors use Facebook as their social media site of choice. Less than 8 percent of seniors combined favor Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.

When it comes to app usage, seniors use social media apps the most (almost 23 percent), followed by maps/navigation services (17 percent), online banking (14 percent) and games (8 percent).

When asked in a lighthearted way what movie best describes their relationship with technology, 28 percent of participants said Beauty and the Beast “because they had to warm up to it.” Another 28 percent noted Mission Impossible because they “can’t keep up.” Others likened it to Fight Club, admitting they “don’t like it but use it” (24 percent); or Cheaper by the Dozen, appearing to welcome technology (“Give me more gadgets!” at 19 percent).

Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes – despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges – Senior Helpers serves elderly individuals and their families around the world. Senior Helpers differentiates itself with its proprietary, specialized programs that have been developed in collaboration with leading medical experts. The company was the first provider in the industry to offer specialized care services for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

For more information about Senior Helpers, visit http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

About Senior Helpers 

Senior Helpers is a premier in-home senior care provider in the U.S. with over 311 franchised businesses operating across the globe. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has now cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to provide “care and comfort at a moment’s notice.” Senior Helpers offers a wide range of personal care and companion services, including trained Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s care, to assist seniors who wish to live independently. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

24 01, 2018

Realty ONE Group Launches Billboard Campaign in New York City’s Time Square

2018-01-24T18:45:12-04:00January 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

IRVINE, CA—GLOBE NEWSWIRE

Realty ONE Group, the fifth-largest independent real estate brand and one of the fastest-growing real estate franchisors in the nation, has launched its largest advertising campaign to date with a historic media blast throughout New York City’s iconic Times Square district.

This historic advertising campaign will connect Realty ONE Group with thousands of real estate professionals, while simultaneously bringing high-level attention to the brand’s “coolture” and untraditional business model. The campaign is also pushing the envelope as it correlates with the start of Inman Connect, an industry conference of more than 4,000 real estate and technology professionals hosted at Marriott Marquis Times Square, Jan. 22-26, 2018.

“No real estate company has ever booked multiple screens at this exclusive location, and we are thrilled to be the first,” said Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO and founder of Realty ONE Group. “The content features real people, which is a critical objective for us – to connect with everyday real estate professionals and help them evolve into the rock stars of the industry.”

The advertising campaign includes five unique 15-second videos that will broadcast on digital billboards above Times Square – and the conference itself – a total of 20,000 times during the week. It is the largest coordinated advertising campaign in Times Square ever purchased by a real estate company.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Jewgieniew has built Realty ONE Group into a national company of more than 110 locations and 10,000 real estate professionals who generated a total of $21 billion in sales volume in 2017. A key factor in its success is the company’s YOU-First Focus—putting their real estate professionals first by engaging in high-tech partnerships, providing industry-leading branding support, and a unique and untraditional business model.

“We know how important these real estate conferences are for agents who are looking to expand their networks, so we are positioning ourselves to be as accessible as possible,” Jewgieniew added. “Real estate professionals know that they can and will benefit from our UNbrokerage business model, and that no other real estate company offers a company COOLTURE that focuses on having fun while being successful.”

Very recently, Realty ONE Group was ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top 5 real estate franchise in the publication’s Franchise 500 list. Swanepoel Power 200 also named Jewgieniew one of the Top 20 most powerful people in the residential real estate brokerage industry, as well as the Top 5 SP 200 Power Brokers.

About Realty ONE Group

One-hundred percent family-owned and debt-free, Realty ONE Group was founded in 2005 and is proudly known as the industry’s premier UNbrokerage. Realty ONE Group has rapidly evolved with over 10,000 real estate professionals in 110 offices across 26 states. Ranked in the top one percent in the nation by REAL Trends, recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 5 Real Estate Franchise, and landing a coveted spot on the Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Companies list for seven consecutive years, Realty ONE Group has been surging ahead, opening doors, not only for its clients but also for its real estate professionals and franchise owners. To learn more about the UNbrokerage, visit www.realtyonegroup.com/unbrokerage/. If you are interested in learning about owning a franchise, visit http://ownaone.com/

23 01, 2018

SERVPRO® Extends PGA Tour Sponsorship through 2020

2018-01-24T18:46:30-04:00January 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

GALLATIN, TN—Marketwired 

SERVPRO has extended its sponsorship with the PGA Tour through the 2020 season, retaining its designation as the official cleanup and restoration company of both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour according to Sue Steen, Servpro Industries, Inc., chief executive officer. SERVPRO’s first event of the 2018 PGA Tour season tees up this week with the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course.

“The entire SERVPRO family is proud to be associated with the prestigious and well-respected PGA Tour,” said Steen. “This sponsorship allows us to showcase our capabilities not only to the communities where PGA events are held, but also to the huge television and online audience that follows the Tour. Both individual property owners and commercial facility owners will have the opportunity to learn about SERVPRO and the services offered as they enjoy watching the world’s best players compete on the world’s most beautiful golf courses.”

Steen reveals that SERVPRO will have a presence at several PGA Tour tournaments in 2018, including The Players Championship and The TOUR Championship. “In addition, we plan to be involved with First Responder events throughout the PGA Tour year,” said Steen.

“SERVPRO is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, but each SERVPRO Franchise is a local business, operated by a local business person with ties to the community he or she serves,” says Steen. “The wide and growing audience the PGA Tour commands will learn a SERVPRO professional is available in their local community, ready to respond at a moment’s notice if things go wrong at their home or business.”

SERVPRO specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO please visit www.servpro.com/.

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

Contact:

Kim Kramer Brooks

Corporate Communications Coordinator

Servpro Industries, Inc.

(615) 451-0200 ext. 1644

kbrooks@servpronet.com