Jersey Mike’s to open second Springs spot

Jersey Mike’s to open second Springs spot

Popular New Jersey-based sandwich shop Jersey Mike’s Subs has announced it is opening a second location in Colorado Springs and its third in El Paso County. Jersey Mike’s specializes in Northeast-style fresh sliced and grilled subs. Its second Springs store will open at 1466 Garden of the Gods Road Dec. 17, according to a news […]

Couple to open local Smashburger franchise

A local couple has announced their plans to open Colorado Springs’ third Smashburger restaurant in Colorado Springs this September. The first two stores in the Springs are owned by the Smashburger corporation; this will be the first locally owned franchise. Lucas and Allyson Farnham, who opened a Black Bear Diner franchise in the Springs in […]

Food franchises find home in Springs

When journalist Eric Schlosser chose to base his 2002 book Fast Food Nation in Colorado Springs, restaurants were opening here at a faster rate than in any other part of the country. The city perfectly illustrated Schlosser’s vision of a fast-food nation with McDonald’s, Burger Kings and strip malls popping up all over town as […]

Corporate cookie franchise growing locally

Michelle Shah did a little baking before she bought into the Cookie Advantage franchise, but she never imagined she’d own a cookie business. Cookie Advantage is a franchise based in Tulsa, Okla., that provides freshly-baked cookies in personalized tins that corporate clients can give as thank you gifts to their clients. Shah worked for several […]

Boxing going suburban with franchise

Ted Byer will open the first Title Boxing Club franchise in Colorado Springs on Nov. 4 at 4663 Centennial Blvd. Boxing has historically been a rough inner-city kind of sport. But the workout is increasingly gaining popularity and the trendy Title Boxing Club plans to open franchises around the country. “The mainstream really misses out […]

Springs franchise expands to Canada

A Colorado Springs company that has franchised throughout the United States announced its first international branch this week. Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, a bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing franchise, opened a franchise in London, Ontario, Canada. Chuck Pistor, Miracle Method President, awarded the franchise to Rick Frank, a former vice president of operations with G.N. […]

Brightway Insurance moving in, looking for franchisees

Florida-based Brightway Insurance is looking for people interested in opening one of its insurance stores in Colorado Springs. The company’s CEO David Miller said he expects to expand his franchise into the Springs this year. He wants to open 40 stores in the state. It might seem like a big goal. But, Miller started the […]

Which Wich opens at University Village

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches opened the doors at its first Colorado Springs location today. The shop at University Village on North Nevada Avenue is franchisee Jeff Gordon’s first in Colorado Springs, although he owns seven of the sandwich places in South Denver. And he plans to open another on North Academy Boulevard near Kelly Johnson […]