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Richmond Gives Away Free Dickey’s Barbecue for One Year


Dickey’s Barbecue will be celebrating its first grand opening in Richmond on September 9 with a drawing to win free barbecue for a year and $1 pulled pork sandwiches throughout lunch.

“It’s exciting to watch the doors open and bring great barbecue to Richmond,” said Terry Henshaw, who will own and operate the franchise location with his wife, Lisa. “The grand opening will be a great way to reach out to the community that has been so supportive through this process.”

The grand opening will be held at 7037 Forest Hill Avenue from 11-1 p.m. with $1 pulled pork sandwiches and three giveaways for free barbecue for a year.

“Dickey’s Barbecue is new to Richmond, but the people love the quality, variety and free ice cream!” said Lisa.

This is the third location in Virginia and the first in Richmond.

Texas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened in 1941, began franchising in 1994 and is scheduled to have 200 locations by the end of this year.

The original Dallas location is still open for business and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.

There are 171 locations in 39 states.

Even today, Dickey’s still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant.

For more information, including a full menu, other restaurant locations and franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.dickeys.com.

Franchising information is available at 866-340-6188.

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TravelClick® and Travelport Si


TravelClick®, the leading global provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers, and Travelport, a leading provider of transaction processing solutions to the global travel industry, today announced a multi-year partnership enabling TravelClick to sell Travelport’s Headline(TM) advertising, acting as an extension to Travelport’s in-house advertising sales team. The agreement takes effect immediately.

Travelport Headlines is Travelport’s screen display advertising that allows hotels to showcase their products or brands to travel agencies worldwide who use the Galileo and Worldspan global distribution systems (GDS). It was previously sold exclusively by Travelport. The new partnership with TravelClick will extend the reach of Travelport’s sales team and heighten the opportunity for hoteliers around the globe by providing access to TravelClick’s extensive global sales force.

“The partnership with Travelport will enable TravelClick hotel customers worldwide to reach a valuable and influential audience when they are making booking decisions. By pairing the power of TravelClick’s business intelligence data with Travelport’s Headline product suite, TravelClick can help hoteliers gain market share by targeting travel agents booking travel for high value, hard to reach travelers,” said Jason Ewell, president and general manager of eCommerce solutions at TravelClick.

“Travelport is committed to investing in its hospitality offering. One of our key goals is to evolve the GDS channel into a sales and marketing platform for hoteliers through our highly effective advertising solutions. We’ve had an incredibly successful year so far and now the time feels right to extend the capabilities and reach of our in-house hospitality team to sell the Headlines product. We are excited to work with TravelClick, a partner who brings long-term expertise in the industry and strong customer relationships to build on our success,” said Niklas Andreen, group vice president, global hospitality and partner marketing for Travelport.

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Straw Hat Pizza Joins Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry


Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced it will raise funds, “dough-nations,” for Share Our Strength and their No Kid Hungry campaign. Every Straw Hat Pizza guest who donates at least a dollar to No Kid Hungry will receive a coupon good for 50% off any large or king pizza good thru October. Join Straw Hat Pizza at all participating locations in raising dough to help end childhood hunger in America beginning September 11th and continuing until September 25th, 2011.

“Straw Hat Pizza has served children and families for more than 50 years and has always been our fundraising focus,” said Jonathan Fornaci, president. “Share Our Strength, and their No Kid Hungry campaign is a cause we definitely want to help and hope our loyal pizza fans come out and help us put an end to childhood hunger by donating.”

Straw Hat Pizza has a long history of raising funds and getting involved with children in their local communities. “Straw Hat Pizza has been the ‘go-to’ place for kids and families for many, many years,” said Fornaci. “Families have enjoyed our comfortable dining rooms and kids just love playing in our game rooms.” From student achievement awards for good grades, to fundraisers for local schools and children’s sports teams, it’s just the way Straw Hat Pizza has been doing business for over fifty years.

Straw Hat Pizza has been making waves and fresh genuine California pizza since 1959. Using California vine-ripened tomatoes and local produce, hand-shredded cheeses and dough fresh rolled daily, their pizza is fresh and delicious. With a menu of Gourmet Masters Pizzas, Hot Hat(TM) Stuffed Sandwiches, and a forty-plus item garden fresh salad bar, guests have been enjoying the food as well as the family-friendly atmosphere for more than five decades. Today, fifty-plus years later, Straw Hat Pizza is still making waves and Genuine California Pizza with the freshest ingredients. It’s not a trend; it’s a history as genuine as their California pizza.

The fifty-three-year-old company currently operates 86 locations and is growing with new locations opening in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Montana, Texas and Virginia. Growth plans are to reach 150 locations within two years. For more information please visit: http://www.strawhatpizza.com and please follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events
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Red Mango® Named #1 Smoothie and Frozen Y


The news is swirling! Red Mango was named the number one smoothie and frozen yogurt chain in America in Zagat’s 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey.

“This is an incredible national honor,” said Dan Kim, founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango. “We are thrilled to have the prestigious recognition of Zagat, and the entire Red Mango organization deserves credit for helping to make Red Mango a national sensation. More importantly, we are excited that diners decided this ranking. Our customers are our most important audience, and we are number one in America because of them.”

The national survey covered 103 chains voted on by 6,064 diners who rated each chain on the quality of its Food, Facilities and Service on Zagat’s signature 30-point scale and ranked their favorites.



In addition to being voted the #1 chain for smoothies and frozen yogurt, Red Mango was also named #1 for Healthy Options among all Quick Refreshment chains.

“Our focus on healthy food has been a mission from day one, and our customers love us for that,” Kim said. “As we have expanded across the country, we have also expanded our menu to provide the best frozen yogurt, smoothies, parfaits and probiotic iced teas that deliver a great experience with superior taste and of the guilt.”

Red Mango’s growth has showcased a growing desire for the company’s award-winning all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt across the U.S. The company’s signature product, which is rich in probiotics, low in calories and gluten-free, has been the foundation for a popular menu that now includes fresh fruit smoothies, parfaits, and probiotic iced teas offered at more than 135 locations from coast to coast.

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Aer Lingus, ClickandGo.com and the Travel Department Launch New


Aer Lingus has been announced as a new partner to ClickandGo.com and the
Travel Department, assisting them in providing an extensive range of
holidays from Ireland on aerlingus.com.

In major news for the Irish travel industry and Irish consumers,
“Holidays with Aer Lingus” will combine the flexibility of scheduled flights
with quality assured accommodation and transfers, giving holidaymakers the
complete holiday package solution.

There is a wide range of sun holidays, city breaks, escorted holidays
and cruise holidays to most Aer Lingus destinations and this convenient one
stop shop solution will give the consumer total flexibility, choice, value
and protection.

“Holidays with Aer Lingus” are fully bonded and protected against ash
cloud, snow and other unforeseen circumstances, a huge plus for the
consumer.

The prices are very competitive and offer excellent value for money.
There is an innovative holiday price comparison tool to show the consumer
where they can get the same holiday for less by moving their planned
departure date by a few days.

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