United Franchise Group Expands Food Division with Graze Craze Franchise Concept

United Franchise Group Expands Food Division with Graze Craze Franchise Concept

 WEST PALM BEACH, FL, August 10, 2021 — United Franchise Group, the Global Leader for Entrepreneurs, is excited to announce the addition of an innovative new concept to its franchise portfolio. Graze Craze, a leader in graze-style charcuterie, has joined the affiliated family of brands. The Graze Craze franchise business model is now available for sale in the U.S. and Global franchise markets via Graze Craze Franchising, LLC.

Since launching her test kitchen in 2018, Graze Craze founder Kerry Sylvester, created a brand that delivers the highest quality of food ingredients presented with an elevated level of service termed by Graze Craze as “Concierge Customer Service.”

“We look forward to expanding our food division portfolio with the addition of Graze Craze,” said Ray Titus, CEO of UFG and Graze Craze Franchising. “Kerry and her partner J.A. have built an amazing brand that has proven to be sustainable during the most unprecedented times and in a post-covid world has hit the franchise market with tremendous interest across the U.S. and abroad. We have no doubt that with the backing of UFG, Graze Craze will become a worldwide brand in the years to come.”

With many successful corporate locations already in operation, Graze Craze created its own unique business concept centered around graze-style charcuterie. The brand has earned a reputation for its artful displays of craft meats and cheeses, combined with farm fresh produce and its own house made sauces, dips, jams and pickles. High quality ingredients are what this powerhouse of “no fuss fancy feasting” is known for.

“We are extremely happy to join the United Franchise Group family of brands and we are grateful for the success of Graze Craze,” said Kerry Sylvester, Co-Founder of Graze Craze, Inc., “We chose to work with United Franchise Group because they are simply the best there is. Ray Titus and all the executives at UFG were extremely attentive. It could not be a better match and we are looking forward to building the brand all over the world and helping countless franchisees find success through this amazing business.”

The process of Graze Craze franchise registration has begun, and we expect to place contracts and start the buildouts on franchise locations as soon as late Summer 2021. Graze Craze is currently seeking to partner with passionate entrepreneurs to become single or multi-unit franchisees. The initial investment of a Graze Craze franchise ranges from $124,884 – $212,234. For additional information, visit GrazeCrazeFranchise.com.

About Graze Craze, Inc.
Graze Craze is a leader when it comes to national charcuterie businesses. Our highly effective business model maximizes profit and opportunities for growth. Led by United Franchise Group (UFG) experts, our franchisees enjoy perks that other grazing board business owners don’t.

About United Franchise Group
Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Network Lead Exchange, Resource Operations International (ROI) and Graze Craze. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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Transworld Business Advisors Celebrate 100th Episode of ‘The Deal Board’ Podcast

Transworld Business Advisors, the world’s leading business brokerage franchise, providing business brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development services to entrepreneurs, is celebrating its 100th episode of their Podcast, “The Deal Board – Business Exit Experts.” The podcast will be available on TheDealBoardPodcast.com on March 31.

The Deal Board Podcast is hosted by Transworld CEO Andy Cagnetta and Jessica Fialkovich, owner of Transworld Rocky Mountain. Since the first episode in October 2018, The Deal Board has been helping listeners understand the process of buying and selling a business told by entrepreneurs and brokers that have experienced their own business ownership endeavors.

“We launched this Podcast to fill the void – no one was talking about the buying and selling part of the business,” said Cagnetta. “Now, as we approach out 100th episode, I think we’ve been able to reach entrepreneurs that truly needed that key information and helped them better understand the buying and selling process. Plus, through the Transworld network we are able to provide real world experiences and advice, which is really an invaluable tool especially today.”

Looking back at the last 99 episodes, we’ve heard from industry experts about negotiations, fatal mistakes, predictions about the new decade, goal settings, and so much more. We hosted regional shows and heard from listeners around the world; UK, France, and Australia to name a few.

To celebrate the 100th episode, the hosts are running a contest to identify the Top 10 Business Tips. The Top 10 submissions will make a guest appearance on the 100th Podcast episode. The number one business tip will receive the MVP prize. Visit TheDealBoardPodcast.com on March 31 to listen to the podcast and hear the Top 10 Tips. Want to enter the contest? Click Here for more information.

About Transworld Business Advisors
Transworld Business Advisors is part of United Franchise Group of brands. With 40 years of business brokerage experience, Transworld Business Advisors is in the business of helping buyers and sellers connect, conduct franchise consulting, and franchise development. The company represents acquisition-minded corporations or individuals interested in owning their own company or franchise. From business brokerage to mergers and acquisitions, Transworld Business Advisors are business sale specialists that represent numerous listings across multiple industries. For more information on owning a Transworld franchise, visit www.tworldfranchise.com.

FranchiseMart Unveils New Innovative Online Platform

FranchiseMart has been a driving force matching entrepreneurs to the perfect franchise opportunity for over a decade. Today, the brand announced the newly redesigned digital platform which combines new franchise listings and franchise resale opportunities in one spot.

Whether a buyer is looking to purchase a business in the retail or food industry, a B2B consulting or home-based franchise, FranchiseMart expert advisors are available every step of the way to help identify and match the perfect business opportunity. Buyers will be faced with many decisions including whether they want to purchase an established business or open a new location. There are benefits for each and the FranchiseMart experts can break down both sides of the equation to determine which option makes most sense for each buyer.

“We have an extensive selection of existing, turnkey franchise locations across the country,” said Chad Palmer, Vice President of FranchiseMart. “In addition to researching on your own using the new FranchiseMart platform, our team can alleviate the burden of navigating the process alone and help buyers identify the best match for them.”

Additionally, if an established business owner is interested in franchising a business concept, FranchiseMart can provide assistance through its sister brand, Accurate Franchising, Inc. Accurate Franchising is the only consulting company affiliated with franchise brands they brought to the marketplace. The company’s first-hand experience with franchising gives them an intimate understanding of what a franchisor needs to succeed.

FranchiseMart is backed by United Franchise Group, a powerhouse association of multiple award-winning companies and led by lifelong entrepreneur, Ray Titus. United Franchise Group has 35 years of experience and more than 1,600 franchisees in over 80 countries.

Currently, FranchiseMart is hosting hundreds of franchise listings and franchise resale opportunities, with listings added daily. To view the current listings, visit FranchiseMart.com. To get in touch with a FranchiseMart expert, or to book a virtual appointment, click here.

About FranchiseMart
FranchiseMart is a one stop shop for entrepreneurs looking to buy an established or new franchise location. Comprised of a team of expert advisors, FranchiseMart helps navigate the process of buying a franchise. FranchiseMart also helps Franchisors find new owners for their resales with the FranchiseMart Resale Assistance Program. For more information about FranchiseMart, visit www.FranchiseMart.com.

Signarama® Celebrates 35 Years in Business and Reflects on Unforgettable 2020

Signarama®, the world’s leading, family-owned sign and graphics franchise, finished an unprecedented year stronger, smarter, and more prepared as they celebrate 35 years in business. With more than 700 locations around the world, Signarama remained strong and signed 54 franchise agreements in 2020, 48 of which joined the franchise following the arrival of the pandemic in March.

Despite the pandemic, Signarama continued to offer businesses branding and messaging solutions, as well as sign and graphic services. Additionally, the brand grew its product offerings through the sale of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products. Signarama franchisees repurposed sign-making equipment to create face shields, sneeze guards and custom CDC signage and even intubation boxes to protect surgeons as new information became available from the CDC. At the onset of the pandemic, Signarama stores across the nation focused on the needs of essential businesses as well as gratitude signs for healthcare workers and those serving the community. While most of the business remained business-to-business, many stores helped consumers celebrate milestones that had to be postponed or celebrated virtually by creating custom graduation signs, birthday banners and hopeful murals and wall graphics. One franchisee even wrapped his personal vehicle to do birthday car parade celebrations.

“2020 will go on the record as one of the most unique and challenging experiences for all of us,” said A.J. Titus, President of Signarama. “The positive attitude of our team and the franchisees remained constant and they used this time as an opportunity to grow, stay focused on the business and pivot towards new opportunities while resisting the temptation to focus on the uncertainty of the year. Now, in our 35th year in business, I have no doubt that this network of franchisees will continue to strengthen and guide our new franchisees to success.”

Last year was also a significant milestone for the Signarama Master License Partner in South Africa as they celebrated 20 years in business, positioning the brand for continued international growth. This year, the brand is hoping to expand further into additional international markets and expand to all 50 states. Signarama predicts to open 100 locations globally by the end of the year.

In addition to adding over 50 new franchisees in 2020, Signarama continued to build the brand and support current franchisees with several marketing initiatives. For the second consecutive year, Signarama signed on as the title sponsor of the World Axe Throwing League Championship, which aired on ESPN over 6 times. The brand also aired two national TV commercials on Fox News, CNN, and CNN Headline News.

Kicking off 2021, Signarama has already been recognized in a number of prestigious rankings, including Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® List, earning the No. 115 spot. Additionally, the brand secured spots on Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Global Franchises and Franchise Gator’s Top 100 franchises.

Signarama is a part of a successful system of franchise brands under the United Franchise Group (UFG). Signarama is currently seeking to partner with passionate entrepreneurs to become single or multi-unit franchisees. The average cost for a Signarama franchise ranges from $106,513-$308,520 with our initial investment being approximately $55,000-$65,000.

For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit https://signaramafranchise.com/

ABOUT SIGNARAMA
Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). As part of a $49-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for over three decades. For more information, visit www.signarama.com. For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit https://signaramafranchise.com/

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The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill Appoints Nick A. Della Penna as Brand President

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, a member of the United Franchise Group (UFG) and an award-winning, rapidly expanding Mediterranean fast-casual concept, has announced the brand will enhance its leadership team with the appointment of a new Brand President, Nick A. Della Penna, who is also co-founder of the brand.

UFG began franchising The Great Greek in 2018 after partnering with co-founders Nick A. Della Penna and Trent Jones. Della Penna is a third-generation restaurateur with 36 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including the role of vice president of Food and Beverage at the Excalibur® Hotel and Casino, while Jones has many years of experience as a real estate and small business entrepreneur. Together, they purchased the first The Great Greek in Henderson, NV in 2011. During their first year of operation, gross revenue rose by 18 percent. Based on that success, Della Penna and Jones opened a second restaurant in the southwest area of Las Vegas in 2017. Today, the co-founders own four locations in Nevada and one in Florida with four more under development.

“The Great Greek became an instant hit in Nevada and that trend has continued since franchising the concept,” said Della Penna. “Being co-founder of the brand gives me the unique experience of understanding exactly what franchisees need to do to open, operate, and ultimately be successful.”

The award-winning, chef-inspired menu at The Great Greek features homegrown recipes and big, bold flavors like the fan favorite traditional Gyro (Yee-Ro). In addition, guests crave the four signature house-made dips – Hummus, Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata and Tirokafteri (spicy roasted red pepper) – as well as our made to order Fresh Feta Fries. Guests can also indulge in must-have desserts like Baklava Ice Cream or Rice Pudding. The Great Greek offers a wide variety of customizable options for guests to enjoy, including a classic Greek Salad with a choice of Salmon, Shrimp, or several other proteins. Everything is prepared in-house with fresh ingredients that bring traditional flavors from recipes passed down generation after generation.

“The incremental growth of the brand is a true indicator of our success and we look forward to Nick leading the brand to continued growth both domestically and internationally,” said A.J. Titus, President of UFG.

Currently, The Great Greek has 113 franchise locations either open or in development domestically and internationally. According to Della Penna, that success is attributed to three factors: The highest quality ingredients, fresh products that are prepared every day, and every team member is devoted to providing outstanding hospitality. “We want you to live your life deliciously,” added Della Penna.

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is seeking single-unit or multi-unit developers. The brand’s initial franchise fee is $39,500 with a total investment cost ranging $476,050 – $798,250. For more information about The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, visit TheGreatGreekGrillFranchise.com.

About The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill
The award-winning Great Greek Mediterranean Grill was co-founded in 2011 by two third-generation culinary trained restaurateurs with more than 30 years of experience in the food and hospitality business, Nick A. Della Penna and Trent Jones, who purchased The Great Greek’s first location in Henderson, Nevada. After successfully opening two additional Las Vegas locations, Della Penna and Jones started franchising the concept with United Franchise Group and have seen ongoing success. United Franchise Group is comprised of ten affiliated companies and brands with more than 1,600 franchisees in more than 80 countries.

This advertisement is not an offer to sell a franchise. Any offer to sell this franchise will be made by a Franchise Disclosure Document and only following registration by Great Greek Grill in any state requiring registration prior to sale.

In New York: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.

In California: These franchises have been registered under franchise investment law of the State of California. Such registration does not constitute approval, recommendation or endorsement by the Commissioner of business oversight nor a finding by the commissioner that the information provided herein is true, complete and not misleading.

UFG Brands Featured on Entrepreneur’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500®

United Franchise Group (UFG), a powerhouse association of multiple award-winning companies, announced four of its brands were named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranked Transworld Business Advisors® (No. 68), Signarama® (No. 115), first-time recipient, Venture X® (No. 319), and Fully Promoted® (No. 357) on this year’s highly sought-after list.

“2020 was a year unlike any other and we are so honored to have four of our brands recognized by Entrepreneur for their outstanding performance,” said A.J. Titus, President of United Franchise Group. “Our brands wouldn’t be successful without the incredible network of franchisees that have shaped the brands into what they are today.”

The 2021 Franchise 500® is an all-encompassing rankings list consisting of the most successful and well-performing franchise companies based on unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

Transworld Business Advisors® was the top-ranked UFG brand on the 2021 list, coming in at No. 68. The business brokerage franchise moved from No. 119 in 2020 – a 51-spot improvement while still holding the title for No. 1 in its category.

Signarama®, the largest family-owned sign franchise, had an unbelievable year as its franchisees pivoted to create much-needed signage and personal protection equipment (PPE). This ability to provide unique solutions contributed to the No. 115 ranking on the 2021 list. Fully Promoted®, another UFG brand that catered to the needs of its clients and the community by providing uniforms and promotional products to businesses and used its global sourcing to provide PPE during the pandemic, came in at No. 357. The final UFG brand to be recognized on this year’s list is leading flexible office space provider, Venture X®. Recognized in 2020 as a top new franchise by Entrepreneur, the 2021 list ranks Venture X® No. 319.

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 42-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. The ranking of the UFG brands is a testament to their strength as potential franchise opportunities.

Backed by the synergy created with its fellow brands, Transworld Business Advisors®, Signarama®, Venture X®, and Fully Promoted® are affiliate members of the award-winning United Franchise Group family of companies. Each brand has the support needed for continued growth and success, both stateside and abroad, in the coming months and years.

ABOUT UNITED FRANCHISE GROUP
Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill and Network Lead Exchange. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

ABOUT TRANSWORLD BUSINESS ADVISORS

Transworld Business Advisors is part of United Franchise Group of brands. With 40 years of business brokerage experience, Transworld Business Advisors is in the business of helping buyers and sellers connect, conduct franchise consulting, and franchise development. The company represents acquisition-minded corporations or individuals interested in owning their own company or franchise. From business brokerage to mergers and acquisitions, Transworld Business Advisors are business sale specialists that represent numerous listings across multiple industries. For more information on owning a Transworld franchise, visit www.tworldfranchise.com.

ABOUT SIGNARAMA
Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). For more information, visit signarama.com. For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit SignaramaFranchise.com.

ABOUT VENTURE X
Venture X is a membership-based, shared workspace and community that is a blend of boutique hotel and modern office styles with a high level of design that feels professional and welcoming. We are designing beautiful spaces and developing an environment and community that people love coming to work to every day. Venture X is a member of United Franchise Group, a group of affiliated companies and brands, and has been recognized by Inc. as one of the best coworking spaces in the United States. For more information about the spaces, please visit www.VentureX.com. For information about franchise opportunities, please visit www.venturexfranchise.com.

ABOUT FULLY PROMOTED
Fully Promoted has 300 franchise locations across the globe. The brand operates a full-service branded products and marketing service business and is the place to attract customers. From promotional products and embroidery to expert printing services, Fully Promoted can help take businesses to the next level. Fully Promoted also offers an office-based model allowing franchisees to operate their business using a developed network of resources. To find the Fully Promoted nearest you, visit http://www.FullyPromoted.com.