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Perspire Sauna Studio, the rapidly-growing infrared and red light therapy (RLT) sauna franchise, has just opened their first studio in Los Angeles County, located at 924 Montana Ave.
The Billings community can’t get enough of Taco John’s bigger. bolder. better. flavors, which is why the popular quick-service restaurant is opening its fifth area location on April 11!
Local tech repair provider Device Doctor has reopened as an Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™ franchise.
Rebecca and Kirk Treece are the new owners of Minuteman Press in Missoula located at 2100 South Avenue West.
Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in Bozeman at 867 S. 29th Ave. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.
Edible®, the world’s leader in gifts and treats, announced today it has signed an agreement for its second location in Montana with an esteemed franchise restaurant operator team at the helm.
Slim Chickens will continue expansion of its 100% all-natural, fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor in Montana, with its newest opening at 1450 Prospect Avenue in Helena on December 7.
Slim Chickens, a leading fast casual franchise which features dine-in and drive-through in the “better chicken” segment, announced today that it is expanding into Montana.
Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, added its third location in Blue Springs with the company’s latest opening at 1230 NW Woods Chapel Rd.
For many, the 16th of the month is a reason to breathe easier since it’s often the day after payday. But for those affected by the current government shutdown, this Jan. 16 is likely to be another week without a paycheck.

Recent News:

Helen and Brody Goucher today announced the grand opening of Century 21 Summit Realty.
Joe Coombs, along with partners Emily Coombs, and Ted Dawson and DeNesha Anderson from Century 21 Jackson Hole, officially opened his new brokerage Century 21 HMR this morning.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today the signing of several franchise development agreements to add 12 new locations.
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has hired Eric Rathburn as vice president of real estate development of the Owned and Operated Assets of KOA (OAK).
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) welcomes Emily Cross, who will serve as in-house legal counsel as the company’s attorney.
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has hired Brian Elsmore to serve as the company’s new director of information technology (IT) operations.
Spherion Staffing and Recruiting (Spherion) announced today that the Butte office is now under the new leadership of Jimmy and Lorena Wallace.
Waters Edge Winery & Bistro of Kalispell has been awarded two recognitions in The Daily Inter Lake’s 2022 “Best of Flathead” list.
Kampgrounds of America’s Billie Gunn has been promoted to executive director, finance & accounting and Lyndsey Geering joins as the company’s controller.
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has promoted Doug Mulvaney into an assistant vice president role within KOA’s campground design services.
Western Montana: Mighty Dog Roofing has introduced a new initiative to make roof inspections quicker, safer, and more cost-effective by using drone technology.
The fresh-baked bread and cafe franchise is reporting same store sales for Q4 of 2021, are up 14.9 percent compared to 2019, the last "normal" year for comparison.
Clean Juice announced the addition of five new Franchise Partners in five new states.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, announced the signing of the EVEN Hotel Bozeman in Belgrade, Montana.
Waters Edge Wineries announced that its location in Kalispell, MT has been awarded “Business of the Year” in the small/medium business category by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop will open in Casper, WY on Monday, July 19th, bringing its first location to Wyoming.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, the Texas-based Baja-style restaurant group with a cult following, announces its expansion into a new market - Wyoming.
On the heels of a successful development year, Great Harvest Bakery Cafe has kept momentum going for the first half of the year.
With a nod to its western-themed heritage, Roy Rogers® Restaurants set out this week to take guests on an adventure to experience the Big Sky .
Mighty Distributing System continues the trend of partnering with car dealership groups by welcoming Billings, Montana-based Underriner Motors.
SUPER CHIX® is pleased to announce the opening of its first franchise location in Bozeman, Montana.
Super Chix® is pleased to announce the signing of 4 new deals for a total of at least 30 restaurants in Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina; Eastern Washington State; and the States of Idaho; Montana; and Wyoming.
Great Harvest Bakery Café has announced The Return of the Lunchbox social share and local charity initiative.
Waters Edge Winery & Bistro, Kalispell’s new, highly anticipated urban winery and neighborhood eatery, is set to open early next month in the Flathead Valley.
Boston's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston's) locations in North Dakota, Montana and Texas will soon begin offering in-restaurant dining under strict health and safety guidelines.
With the rise of empty grocery shelves, Great Harvest business owners are able to regulate their made-to-order baking schedule and made-from-scratch commitment to fulfill the communities need for bread and other meal-to-go options.
I Heart Mac & Cheese today announced it has signed a franchise agreement with T.R. Gonzales, Inc., led by Teresa Gonzales, who will open a Helena, Montana location this fall.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, announced that it is gearing up for major western U.S. expansion, signing multiple agreements to develop new locations throughout the region.
The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River and The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone are among the newest additions to the growing Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH).
Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first location in Kalispell, Montana at 110 Hutton Ranch Road, Suite 102.
Waters Edge Wineries® today announced it has signed a franchise agreement to open a Waters Edge Winery & Bistro in Kalispell, Montana.
Mike Fikany and Stefanie Silvan, the local owners of Caring Transitions Western Montana, are pleased to announce they are expanding the business by hiring a full team in Kalispell to serve Kalispell, Whitefish and The Flathead Valley.
Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Billings on September 11.
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop has signed a franchise agreement with a local entrepreneur to open 17 new restaurants across Idaho, Montana, Washington and Arizona, with the first location recently opened in Mesa, Arizona.
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, a national retro-themed diner chain, will open its newest location in Helena, Montana on Monday, August 19.
Great Harvest Bread Co. has officially launched its mobile app and introduced online ordering in select locations.
Great Harvest Bread Co was named a Top Food Franchise of 2019 by Entrepreneur magazine. Under the “Baked Goods” category, the franchise earned the No. 10 spot, rising two slots up from last year’s ranking.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit continues to expand across the northern region of the U.S. with four new locations in New York, Montana, Colorado and Oregon expected to open in early 2020.
Jiffy Lube International, Inc. recently recognized The Foster Group, Inc. as "Franchisee of the Year" during its annual convention held in Orlando, Fla.
Great Harvest Bread Co., known for serving the finest quality speciality bread is now serving more than just its signature handmade loaves and growing rapidly in size.
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