Press Releases

March 17, 2017
Miller’s Roast Beef Partners with Upside Franchise Consulting to Offer Franchise Opportunities
Miller’s Roast Beef, one of the Northeast’s most popular sandwich chains, is excited to announce it is partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting (USG) to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with an innovative fast-casual concept perfect for today’s individualistic consumer!


February 5, 2017
20 Lounge, Inc., one of the Southwest’s Premier Upscale Beauty Bars, is Excited to Announce it is Partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting (USG)
20 Lounge, Inc., one of the Southwest’s premier upscale beauty bars, is excited to announce it is partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting (USG) to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their clientele with a unique menu of impeccably executed essential beauty treatments at an incredible price and the newly launched ‘On The Go’ menu complete with express services for the woman on the run.


December 16, 2016
Primal Kitchen Restaurants is pleased to announce plans to open their first South Bend, Indiana location in 2017
Hoosiers are about to get a little healthier in 2017! Primal Kitchen Restaurants is pleased to announce plans to open their first South Bend, Indiana location in 2017. With a mission of “bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense foods to cities everywhere,” Primal Kitchen is a fast casual clean-eating restaurant attached to a dynamic grab and go café – ideal for consumers on the go.


July 29, 2016
Vegas Discount Nutrition Partners with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to Offer Franchise Opportunities
Vegas Discount Nutrition is delighted to announce a new partnership with Upside Group Franchise Consulting (USG) to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with the highest quality of vitamins, nutritional supplements, protein powders, and weight loss aids in the country. “Many of our customers, suppliers, and other business partners have called our stores the best they’ve ever seen and recommended that we franchise. Our stores are the highest rated and most reviewed nutrition store chain in the United States. We feel with combined knowledge of our teams and our efficiency and organization, our franchisees will be extremely successful,” said Terrence Vick, Vegas Discount Nutrition President.


April 29, 2016

Top Round Roast Beef Featured in QSR Magazine

It seems everybody these days wants to open a fast-casual concept, from fine-dining chefs and casual-dining veterans to former NFL quarterbacks investing in retirement endeavors. And it’s for good reason: According to a recent report from Euromonitor International, fast-casual sales grew 10.4 percent globally in 2015, best of any foodservice category (total industry sales grew 5.7 percent). Further, The NPD Group found that while overall foodservice traffic grew 1 percent in the year ending February 2016, fast-casual traffic grew 6 percent.


February 5, 2016


Reggae Shack Café Partners with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to Offer a Popular Jamaican Restaurant as a Franchise Opportunity

Reggae Shack Café is excited to announce they are partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting (USG) to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with a Jamaican restaurant franchise opportunity.
The Reggae Shack Café, a mid-scale, reggae themed Jamaican restaurant, which serves traditional Jamaican and Jamaican-inspired dishes, prides itself on promoting the positive aspects of Jamaican culture using music, ambiance, community support, cultural education, and cooking techniques and spices firmly based on Jamaican tradition.


February 2, 2016

Top Round’s Breakfast Sandwiches Featured in Zagat

It was only a matter of time before the culinary geniuses at Top Round moved into the breakfast sandwich realm. Starting on Monday, Feb. 8, you’ll be able to start the day with things like steak-and-egg sandwiches and cheesy breakfast tots — the kind of chef-driven fast food that outshines anything you’d get from the drive-thru.


December 5, 2015

Wildcats Hockey Finds Success Comes Quick With ADM

Ben Frank will be the first to admit that he wasn’t ready for what was about to come his way. Like a goalie screened behind a maze of bodies waiting for a shot from the point, he never saw it coming until it was right on him. And that was just fine with him.

Even though Frank and other members of his Wildcats program, based out of Riverside and Carlsbad, Calif., understood and supported the philosophy of the American Development Model, they were not prepared for what would happen once they fully bought into the program.


November 18, 2015

Newest Dick’s Wings Restaurant To Open In Panama City Beach

ARC Group, Inc. (OTCQB: ARCK), the owner, operator and franchisor of the award-winning Dick’s Wings & Grill® concept, announced the opening of its newest Dick’s Wings & Grill restaurant in Panama City Beach, Fla.

The new Dick’s Wings & Grill is located at 1136 Thomas Drive, across from the U.S. Naval Base. The restaurant is a free-standing facility with approximately 5,400 square feet of space. It seats approximately 225 guests and employs 65 team members from the local area. It features an outdoor patio area, interior bar, game room and Dick’s Wings® extensive menu, including its signature Dick’s Wings chicken wings, duck wings and hog wings and Dick’s Blingz® boneless chicken wings in 365 mouth-watering flavors.


September 21, 2015

International Mini-Franchise Hollywood Burger Lands Across from the Pantages Theater

Hollywood may be shuttering burger places at an alarming rate these days, but there’s at least one man willing to bet big on hamburgers, tourists, and the Walk of Fame. Enter, appropriately enough, Hollywood Burger, a forthcoming fast casual option across from the Pantages Theater.

Signage is already up — oddly, it bears a striking resemblance to the Church’s Chicken logo — for the upcoming Hollywood Boulevard space, but there isn’t much else to immediately go on. However, a bit of digging reveals that Hollywood Burger is actually an international brand, if you can believe it, with an existing standalone location in San Rafael, Argentina and another outpost in Dubai.


September 15, 2015

Wildcats Hockey president featured as a guest speaker at USA Hockey Annual Congress

Wildcats President Ben Frank finished up a whirl-wind tour from Columbus, back to California and then concluding with a stop in Colorado Springs to tell the “Wildcats story” to over 800 hockey leaders from around the country at USA Hockey’s Annual Congress. Frank also made stops into several committee meetings, as he was asked to share the success of the Wildcats implementing the innovative USAH American Development Model programming.

Now it’s back to finalizing Wildcats programming and age groups for the fall season, before heading off to Michigan to speak to their board in July, with some additional future trips around the country to be scheduled soon as the Wildcats aim to help others who have made the decision to implement long term, athlete centered sports programming over the traditional “win at all costs”, “professionalization of kids sports” that is far too prevalent in the youth sports environment.


September 9, 2015

Dick’s Wings and Grill Announces The Expansion And Extension Of Its Partnership With The NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars

LAFAYETTE, La., Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ARC Group, Inc. (OTCQB: ARCK), the operator and franchisor of the award-winning Dick’s Wings & Grill® restaurants, announced today that it has expanded its partnership with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. The relationship will now include a second concession stand at EverBank Field and extend the partnership for an additional two football seasons.

ARC Group will continue to manage a concession stand in the popular “Bud Light Party Zone,” and will now also manage a concession stand in Section 118, located at the south end of EverBank Field. Both concession stands will be open during the Jaguars’ preseason home games, the Jaguars’ regular season home games, the Florida/Georgia college football game and the Gator Bowl. The concession stands will also run during special events, such as the Monster Jam and Country Music Festival. ARC Group has also secured certain rights to operate the concession stands during the Jaguars’ home playoff games. Concession stand rights have been assigned to an unrelated third party that will operate both concession stands as free-standing Dick’s Wings & Grill restaurants. ARC Group is receiving a monthly fee in return for the assignment.


July 22, 2015

Sumo Sushi & Bento to drive in India via master franchise route

Middle Eastern franchise chain, Sumo Sushi & Bento, that specialises in Japanese food, is bullish about entering the Indian market through the Master Franchise route. The brand is on the lookout for three master franchisees to run their operations across India, for the North-East, West-Central and South regions, respectively. Sumo Sushi & Bento is also offering area-wise opportunities mainly in Jaipur, Gurgaon, Noida, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Udaipur, Ludhiana, Raipur and Kolkata, Vadodara, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Goa, Bhopal and Indore, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Vizag, Coimbatore and Bhuvneshwar.


July 7, 2015

ARC Group Announces The Opening Of Its Newest Dick’s Wings Restaurant In Fleming Island, Florida

ARC Group, Inc. (OTCQB: ARCK), the owner, operator and franchisor of the award-winning Dick’s Wings & Grill® concept, announced that it opened its newest Dick’s Wings & Grill restaurant in Fleming Island, Florida on June 29, 2015.

The new Dick’s Wings & Grill is located at 1803 East-West Parkway. The restaurant is a free-standing former Applebee’s restaurant with approximately 5,300 square feet of space located on approximately one acre of land. It seats approximately 190 guests and employs 50 team members from the local area. It features an interior bar and game area and Dick’s Wings® extensive menu, including its signature Dick’s Wings chicken wings, duck wings and hog wings and Dick’s Blingz® boneless chicken wings in 365 mouth-watering flavors. The kitchen serves dine-in customers as well as offering carry out and catering services.


June 25, 2015

L.A.-based Top Round Roast Beef opening Louisville franchise as part of rapid growth plan

First, Stout Burgers and Beers and now Top Round Roast Beef — is Los Angeles starting to see Louisville as a food star?

Just this past Monday, Stout Burgers and Beers opened its first Louisville location and its first store outside of the Los Angeles area. Not long after, Top Round Roast Beef, a roast beef and frozen custard-centric concept, announced that it had signed a franchise agreement that eventually will bring four locations to Louisville.


April 7, 2015

Upside Group Franchise Consulting Receives 2014 Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award

Upside Group Franchise Consulting has been selected for the 2014 Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award in the Professional Services category by the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program.

Each year, the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Scottsdale area a great place to live, work and play.


March 11, 2015

Top Round Roast Beef, 800 Degrees to accelerate growth

Anthony Carron, founder of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria and co-founder of Top Round Roast Beef, is moving into the franchise world. Initially, Carron and his partners in the upscale fast-casual 800 Degrees chain had no plans to franchise. This year, however, that has changed. Earlier this month, seven-unit 800 Degrees struck its first international franchise deal with Tokyo-based Lumine Co. Ltd., which plans to open at least seven 800 Degrees locations in Japan over the next decade.


January 17, 2015

Pinot’s Palette awards its 100th franchise agreement

Pinot’s Palette, a Houston-based franchise that pairs painting and wine at studios in retail centers across the nation, has awarded its 100th franchise agreement. The milestone was reached with the signing of an agreement with Kathleen Walters and Michael Siman to open a location Princeton, N.J. It will be the ninth Pinot’s Palette studio in New Jersey.


October 22, 2014

Top Round Partners With Upside Franchise Consulting To Franchise Chef Driven Fast Food Concept

Top Round Roast Beef is delighted to announce they are partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting (USG) to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with a stylish fast-food restaurant providing classic eats made with the highest quality ingredients.


September 7, 2014

Upside Group Franchise Consulting Named one of the Top 100 Franchise Experts on Twitter

Business coach Evan Carmichael names Upside Group Franchise Consulting one of the top franchising experts on Twitter.


July 2, 2014

Upside Group Franchise Consulting Partners with SureWay Weight Loss Clinic

SureWay Weight Loss Clinic is enthusiastic about partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with access to state-of-the-art weight loss programs and services.


December 24, 2013

Upside Group Franchise Consulting Partners with TruHit Fitness to Offer a Rock-Solid Investment Opportunity

TruHit Fitness is excited to announce they are partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with access to an advanced fitness center focusing on both nutrition and exercise.


Sep. 6, 2013

Upside Group Franchise Consulting Partners with Combat City USA

Combat City USA is excited to announce they are partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with a family oriented Airsoft Battle Arena.


Aug. 10, 2013
Upside Group Franchise Consulting Partners with A Painting Fiesta

A Painting Fiesta is excited to announce they are partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to offer franchise opportunities to artists and art professionals that will allow them to follow their creative passion and own a successful business – through teaching art as a form of entertainment with the proven strategies of A Painting Fiesta.


Jul. 31, 2013
Upside Group Franchise Consulting and Graffle Join Forces to Launch a Worldwide Phenomenon

In order to launch their franchise business operations, create franchise development deliverables and expand their franchise base across United States and internationally, Graffle has announced the partnership with Upside Group Franchise Consulting.


Jul. 31, 2013
Pacific Divorce Management to Launch Unique Franchise Across Nation with Help of Upside Group Franch

It is this wealth of expertise and success that has led PDM to partner with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to bring the Pacific Divorce Management experience across the United States. The good people of PDM believe they can completely change the unfortunate way most people handle and perceive divorce.


Jul. 31, 2013
Upside Group Franchise Consulting and Mojo Yogurt Partner to Build a Premier Quality Franchise Brand

In order to launch their franchise business operations, create franchise development deliverables and expand their franchise base across United States, Mojo Yogurt has announced the partnership with Upside Group Franchise Consulting.


Oct. 31, 2012
Exit Plan—Do You Have One? by Mario Altiery, CFE
Franchise World | October 2012

Years ago you had an idea: “I think I’m going to franchise this business.” You were successful with your local brand and wanted to expand. Franchising seemed like a good expansion model. After all, customers kept telling you they wished there was one of these nearer to their part of town…


Jul. 11, 2012
Upside Group Consulting Partners with Solos Pizza Café to Create an Exciting New Investment

“We interviewed two other franchise consultants and determined that USG had the most thorough approach to guide us through the franchise process. USG President, Mario Altiery, proved to be the most responsive to our questions and did the best job making sure we understood the process before signing. In addition, USG came highly recommended by prominent franchise attorneys.”


Jun. 27, 2012
Nationally Recognized Dessert Boutique Launches Franchising Opportunities

In order to launch their franchise business operations, create franchise development deliverables and expand their franchise base across United States, Sweet Arleen’s has announced the partnership with Upside Group Franchise Consulting.


Mar. 17, 2012
AmenZone Announces Plans to Launch Franchise Concept Across the U.S. with the Help of Upside Group

In order to expand their franchise business operations, create franchise development deliverables and launch their franchise base across United States, amenZone has announced the partnership with Upside Group Franchise Consulting.


Mar. 6, 2012
Transit Van Services, Inc. Plans Niche Domination with Upside Group

Transit Van Services is a young, dynamic Regional company based in Southern California. Set to dominate a new market niche, Transit Van Services has initiated plans to create a powerhouse franchise brand which will blanket the country and international markets. In order to expand their franchise system operations, Transit Van Services has joined forces with Upside Group Franchise Consulting. Upside Group will create franchise systems and deliverables which will enable Transit Van Services to launch a successful franchise system.


Feb. 18, 2012
Sumo Sushi Announces Plans to Launch Franchise Concept Across the U.S. with the Help of Upside Group

In order to expand their franchise business operations, strengthen franchise development deliverables and widen their franchise base to the continental United States, Sumo Sushi has announced the partnership with Upside Group Franchise Consulting.


Dec. 31, 2011
What 5 Questions Should You Ask an Aspiring Franchisor?

Greater Phoenix Attorney at Law Magazine | December 2011


Dec. 6, 2011
Oh My You’re Gorgeous Announces Plans for Growth with Partner Upside Group Franchise Consulting

In order to expand their business operations, create franchise development deliverables and widen their franchise base, Oh My You’re Gorgeous has announced the partnership with Upside Group Franchise Consulting.


Dec. 1, 2011

Pancakery Plans Aggressive Expansion with Upside Group

The Pancakery is pleased to announce they have joined forces with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to expand their franchise operations systems, create franchise development deliverables and widen their franchise base.


Nov. 4, 2011
The Playroom Partners with Upside Group Franchise Consulting

The Playroom is pleased to announce they have joined forces with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to expand their franchise operations systems, create franchise development deliverables and widen their franchise base.


Nov. 2, 2011
Five Steps to Set Expectations From the Start by Mario Altiery
Franchising World Magazine | November 2011

“It is important to set clear expectations from the start of your relationship then follow through as closely as possible as the relationship progresses. In a franchise relationship, expectations may be forming even prior to the first conversation with a new franchise prospect, therefore it is important to determine key expectations and then start defining them early on…”


Oct. 26, 2011
Mario Altiery, USG President, Co-Authors Legal Paper Presented at the 2011 ABA Forum on Franchising by Nicole Petrossi

Upside Group representatives recently attended the upcoming ABA Forum on Franchising. USG President, Mario Altiery, co-authored a paper titled, “Use of Consultants and Paralegals in Franchising: Are you Aiding and Abetting the Unauthorized Practice of Law?” with Baeta Krakus of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC, and Warren Lee Lewis of Akerman Senterfitt, LLP.
Download: “The Use of Consultants and Paralegals in Franchising: Are You Aiding and Abetting the Unauthorized Practice of Law?”


Oct. 24, 2011
SBF Payroll Services Partners with Upside Group Franchise Consulting

SBF Payroll Services is pleased to announce that they have joined forces with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to expand their franchise operations systems, develop additional resources and widen their franchise base.


Oct. 1, 2011
Five Steps to Set Expectations From the Start by Mario Altiery, CFE
Franchising World | October 2011

Your brand’s franchise development person has undoubtedly been asked, “So how much is it and what do I get?” Typically during the franchise discovery process, the question comes up shortly after the company has been describing the highlights of its franchise business to a prospective franchisee. The franchise candidates are beginning to gain interest so now they are eager to know if they can afford the business and what they receive for their fees. While the questions are common, the answers require uncommon care; as the answers are neither simple or without serious consequences.


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