Taking Flight

What's New

  • 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.

Contact Sources

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, jprapr@qni.com

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

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This article was originally published in the March 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Taking Flight.

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