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Western Automotive Ventures Buys 44 NTB Centers, Rebrands as Big O Tires

Big O TiresWith 12 automotive service centers in Nevada, Western Automotive Ventures has expanded in a big way. The Big O Tires franchisee has purchased 44 of NTB Tire & Service Center's company-owned stores.

Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts, Updated

Veterans Day, November 11, 2017Many restaurants and businesses are thanking veterans and active duty military with free meals, special offers, gratis haircuts or discounted merchandise on and around Veterans Day 2017. The following list was just updated today, with the writer's assurance that it will be updated daily for the quickly approaching holiday.

Re/Max Launches Internal Investigation on an Undisclosed Loan by CEO Liniger

Denver-based Re/Max Holdings announced last Thursday that it was indefinitely withholding its third quarter earnings results due to an internal investigation regarding an undisclosed $2.38 million loan CEO David Liniger provided to co-CEO Adam Contos. On Friday, the company's stock plummeted more than 21 percent.

Kix Mobile Announces “No Fee” Area Development and New Startup Package for Franchisees

The initiatives will save hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kix Mobile franchisees on territory and new store development!

2017 Veterans Day Free Meals and Offers

Veterans Day: Honoring all who servedRestaurants and other businesses are once again offering free meals and special deals to veterans and military this Veterans Day, which falls on Saturday, November 11. The official holiday will be Friday, November 10. Some specials are offered on days close to, but not on, November 11.

Italy's MBE Worldwide Buys Alphagraphics

AlphagraphicsUtah-based Alphagraphics Inc., a franchising chain of quick print shops, announced October 4 that Italy-based MBE Worldwide has acquired 100 percent of the franchising firm for $61 million.

Valvoline Oil Change Buys 56 Franchises

Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeValvoline Inc (NYSE:VVV) announced on Monday that it has completed its acquisition of 56 Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchised centers in northern Ohio from Michigan-based franchisee Henley Bluewater LLC.

Arizona Judge Rules in Zounds Hearing Franchisees’ Favor, Sends Case back to Ohio

Zounds Hearing AidsAn Arizona federal judge handed down an order this month essentially ruling in favor of four Ohio franchisees in a lawsuit involving conflicts between the franchisor's dispute resolution provisions and Ohio's Business Opportunity statute. He also ordered the case back to Ohio, now in district court.

7-Eleven Gives Away Free Water and Food in Florida

After being accused by some in Florida of illegal price gouging in the face of Hurricane Irma, franchisor 7-Eleven not only gave away 4,800 cases of free water on Saturday, it included free food too. The firm also explained the pricing, which was then deemed legal.

Franchise Chain Feeds the Hungry in Texas

An Urban Bricks Pizza restaurant in Corpus Christi opened its doors and gave away more than 700 pizzas on Monday to residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. The franchise chain's founder, Sammy Aldeeb, is also a multi-unit franchisee for The Great American Cookie Co. and Subway.