- In November, Denver-based Quizno's Corp. purchased Philadelphia-based Bain's Deli, a sandwich chain that operates mainly in mall food courts. The existing 63 outlets have the option to be converted to Quizno's, and Bain's Franchise Associates will have the rights to develop Quizno's in part of the Philadelphia area.
- Disproving the idea that water and oil don't mix, Leesburg, Virginia-based Precision Tune Auto Care (PTAC) Inc. recently introduced two new franchises: Precision Auto Wash and Precision Lube Express. The outlets are designed to be operated individually, together or as PTAC add-ons.
- In a recent move likely to increase exposure and expansion, Virginia Beach, Virginia-based Jackson Hewitt Inc. was purchased by Parsippany, New Jersey-based Cendant Corp., parent company of Century 21, Coldwell Banker and several other real estate and travel-related businesses.
AFC Enterprises, 6 Concourse Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30328-5352, (800) 848-8248, (770) 353-3032
Cendant Corp., (973) 496-8414, fax: (973) 496-7604
Hydro Physics Pipe Inspection Corp., (816) 792-9779, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hydro Physics Pipe Inspection Corp.(headquarters), 1855 W. Union Ave., Unit N, Englewood, CO 80110, (800) 781-3164
Odyssey Art Center, P.O. Box 512, Tarrytown, NY 10591, http://www.odyssey.com
Pizzas of Eight, 11800 Borman Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146, (800) 422-2901
Precision Auto Care Inc., (800) 438-8863, http://www.precisionac.com
Quizno's Corp., 1099 18th St., #2850, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 291-0999
World Gym Family Fitness Centers, 17223 Mercury Dr., Houston, TX 77058, (281) 286-2951, ext. 22