Celeb Chef Tiffany Derry’s Roots Chicken Shak Launches Franchise Model

by | Jan 31, 2024
Tiffany Derry is a "Top Chef" alumna who also appeared on "Cutthroat Kitchen" and "Hungry Investors." Her company T2D concepts with Co-Founder Tom Foley calls Roots Chicken Shak "a scalable restaurant concept that creates a great dining experience" while working "to catalyze social justice."
Fort Worth’s HTeaO Taps Retail Industry Veteran as President
by | May 9, 2023
Fort Worth-based HTeaO said that Heath Nielsen will enhance its already positive, industry-leading unit level economics to help its franchisees find even greater success, and he will drive exponential franchise growth by attracting aspiring and existing entrepreneurs throughout the country. The new president has previously held executive positions at several notable companies including Black Rifle Coffee Co., Just Food for Dogs, Nestle Coffee Partners' Starbucks division, and Sony Corp.
Buff City Soap Announces Franchise Business Veteran as New CEO
by | Mar 9, 2023

Dorvin Lively has been named chief executive officer of Dallas-headquartered Buff City Soap, a plant-based home and personal care brand franchise.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Dorvin as our new CEO of Buff City Soap....

Reality TV-Featured Luxury L.A. Real Estate Firm Opens Dallas Office
by | Feb 1, 2023
Called The Agency, the brokerage has been featured on TV shows including "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and Netflix's "Buying Beverly Hills." Its new office at 8117 Preston Road is part of a growing network of more than 70 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. The Dallas office will be led by managing partners Damon and Megan Williamson.

Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim to Star on ‘Undercover Boss’ This Friday

by | Oct 20, 2020
Coppell-based Smoothie King is the latest North Texas brand to send its top executive undercover to see what truly happens on the front lines. Tune in Oct. 23 on CBS (and get an early sneak peek with our photo gallery).
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Urban Air Fuels Expansion With $700K in Incentives for ‘3-Pack’ Franchise Deals
by | Sep 16, 2020
The indoor entertainment park pioneer opened more than 50 locations last year. Despite COVID-19, Bedford-based Urban Air's rapid growth continues—with some flexibility and innovation along the way.
‘Brands with Heart’: 7-Eleven is Looking for Food and Bev Companies to Stock its Shelves
by | Sep 9, 2020
For the third annual 7-Eleven Brands with Heart event (this year held virtually), emerging brands will pitch to 7-Eleven leaders, attend workshops, and network. The application to participate is due Oct. 1.
Obstacle Course Creator Ninja Nation Opens Second DFW Location
by | Sep 9, 2020
Ninja Nation's new Murphy arena marks the beginning of its franchising program.
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Lexus Jet of the Future Hits Big Screen in Newest Men in Black Film

by | Jun 14, 2019
The fourth film in the Men in Black franchise introduces the world to the Lexus QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer jet, which takes high-tech to another universe. Lexus' U.S. headquarters is in Plano.
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What’s on Tap? Craft Beer is Pouring into Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Oct 15, 2018
The Brass Tap, a Tampa-based craft beer and entertainment venue, is searching for five real estate locations throughout DFW in a massive North Texas expansion.
MUTTS Canine Cantina
MUTTS Canine Cantina Plans to Expand its Paw Print in Sunbelt
by | Aug 14, 2018
The Dallas restaurant and dog park is a membership concept in which dogs and their human partners can relax, eat, and play in a pet-frieindly environment.
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Fastest Labs Finds Growth in North Texas Market
by | Jan 25, 2018
The drug testing company, which has been ranked on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list, offers testing results in minutes.
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DeSoto Woman Wins 7-Eleven Store in Franchise Contest

by | Jul 18, 2017
In a effort to cultivate a larger group of female franchisee owners, 7-Eleven created the “Women’s Franchise Initiative” competition.
TheCoderSchool Opens 2nd North Texas Location
by | Jun 14, 2017
The Silicon Valley-based company plans to open eight more DFW locations in the next two years.
Tesla to Seek Change in Texas Franchise Law, Again
by | Jan 31, 2017
The maker of all-electric cars and SUVs said it expects a bill to be filed soon in the Texas Legislature.
What Do Conan, TI, and the Fort Worth Museum Have in Common? Star Wars.
by | Dec 24, 2015
You're welcome, world, for the lightsaber.