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SOL Global Investments Corp. Acquires Stock of Atmofizer Technologies Inc. to Increase Holding To 10.00%

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Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 12:19am

This news release, and the early warning report filed in connection with the Transaction, was filed late due to administrative error.

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  • This news release, and the early warning report filed in connection with the Transaction, was filed late due to administrative error.
  • Since the date of the Transaction, SOL Global has continued to trade securities of ATMO in the ordinary course on the CSE.
  • As of the date hereof, SOL Global holds approximately 9.0% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis.
  • About SOL Global Investments Corp.
    SOL Global is a diversified investment and private equity holding company engaged in the small and mid-cap sectors.

Roll-Em-Up Taquitos Announces Massive 300 Unit Development Deal for Texas and Oklahoma

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 7:45pm

This master development deal closes the brand out in 2021 with a total of 420 units placed under development agreement, all in just six months of officially franchising.

Key Points: 
  • This master development deal closes the brand out in 2021 with a total of 420 units placed under development agreement, all in just six months of officially franchising.
  • The brand's newest deal has established Roll-Em-Up Taquitos as one of the hottest new concepts in the country.
  • Franchise partners David Weaver and Blake Terry bring a wealth of knowledge in the franchising category, looking to utilize their experience to make Roll-Em-Up Taquito's entry into Texas and Oklahoma seamless.
  • "Texas is a core market for our expansion and is traditionally hard to penetrate," stated Ryan Usrey, CEO and founder of Roll-Em-Up Taquitos.

VISTRY USHERS IN NEW ERA OF AI-Enabled Automated Order-Taking POWERED BY NVIDIA

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 3:00pm

The Vistry platform allows brand operators to easily deploy and manage these new voice capabilities in a cost effective and scalable way.

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  • The Vistry platform allows brand operators to easily deploy and manage these new voice capabilities in a cost effective and scalable way.
  • Vistry announces its drive-thru Automated Order Taking (AOT) solution, a voice bot powered by NVIDIA, for restaurants.
  • The AOT solution is powered by the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform and NVIDIA A2 Tensor Core GPUs, with micro-services built using NVIDIA Riva and NVIDIA NeMo software development kits (SDK).
  • "NVIDIA's AI platform is enabling software companies like Vistry to deliver AI capabilities that dramatically improve drive-thru efficiency and restaurant operations."

Lever Foundation praises Papa John's for new global cage-free egg commitment

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 5:17pm

"Papa John's International aims to transition 100% of eggs and egg ingredients for Papa Johns proprietary menu items to come exclusively from cage-free suppliers by 2030.

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  • "Papa John's International aims to transition 100% of eggs and egg ingredients for Papa Johns proprietary menu items to come exclusively from cage-free suppliers by 2030.
  • "'Proprietary menu items' refers to all menu items produced by or for Papa Johns; such items account for over 99% of the company's global sales.
  • "We applaud Papa John's commitment on this important animal welfare issue," said Kirsty Tuxford, corporate engagement manager at Lever Foundation, a global animal protection non-profit that worked with Papa John's on its commitment.
  • Lever Foundation is an international animal protection non-profit with staff operating across Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America.

Captain D's Expands into Chicagoland with Newest Restaurant Opening in Posen, Illinois

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 4:11pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain D's , the nation's leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, recently opened its newest franchised restaurant in Posen, Illinois.

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  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain D's , the nation's leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, recently opened its newest franchised restaurant in Posen, Illinois.
  • Giveaways and specials at the Captain D's Posen restaurant on Jan. 15 include:
    Customers can enter their Jan. 15 restaurant receipt for a chance to win one of three $100 Captain D's gift cards.
  • The Posen restaurant is part of a historic seafood tradition that began when Captain D's Seafood Restaurant first opened its doors in Tennessee in 1969.
  • This latestopening is the first of several Captain D's planned for the Chicago area, including a new restaurant in Matteson, Illinois, opening later this year.

CHICKEN SALAD CHICK UNVEILS NEWEST RESTAURANT IN CHARLOTTE AREA

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 3:52pm

ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today its continued string of developments in the greater Charlotte area with its newest restaurant in Steele Creek, NC. Kicking off the brand's greater expansion plans in the state, the Steele Creek restaurant joins an array of eight locations throughout North Carolina. Located at 2114 Freeman Park Drive, Chicken Salad Chick Steele Creek will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, January 19, and will offer free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests.

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  • ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicken Salad Chick , the nation's only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today its continued string of developments in the greater Charlotte area with its newest restaurant in Steele Creek, NC.
  • During grand opening week, guests will experience the Southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with giveaways and specials that include:
    Wednesday, Jan. 19 Free Chicken Salad for a Year The first 100 guests will receive one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per month for an entire year, with one of those lucky guests randomly selected to win one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per week.
  • Friday, Jan. 21 The first 50 guests who purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Wooden Chicken Salad Chick Cutting Board.
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    The Steele Creek restaurant is owned and operated by first-time Chicken Salad Chick franchise owners Peter and Susan Volk of Ashglen Inc.

PLANT POWER FAST FOOD TAPS FORMER STARBUCKS EXECUTIVE

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 1:13pm

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Plant Power Restaurant Group, the parent company of Plant Power Fast Food, has announced the appointment of Steve Figliola as its new Chief Development Officer.

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  • SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Plant Power Restaurant Group, the parent company of Plant Power Fast Food, has announced the appointment of Steve Figliola as its new Chief Development Officer.
  • "Steve's extensive experience in operations and development with Fortune 500 companies is undoubtedly the perfect fit for Plant Power at this critical stage of our journey.
  • Plant Power Fast Food opened its first restaurant in San Diego at the beginning of 2016.
  • Headquartered in San Diego, California, The Plant Power Restaurant Group, LLC (parent company of Plant Power Fast Food) is a privately held company whose goal is proliferating convenient, cruelty-free, sustainable and healthier plant-based fast-food options without sacrificing taste and satisfaction.

Marco's Pizza® Jumps 20-Plus Spots on Entrepreneur's Highly Competitive Franchise 500®

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 2:20pm

70 on Entrepreneur's 2022 Franchise 500, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

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  • 70 on Entrepreneur's 2022 Franchise 500, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
  • The 43rd annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry.
  • Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2022 Franchise 500 also ranks Marco's Pizzaas No.
  • 2 in the pizza categoryfor its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

District BBQ Launches First Halal Smokehouse in DC Metro

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Monday, January 10, 2022 - 6:52pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entrepreneur Ahmad Ashkar converts award-winning barbecue brand District BBQ to a complete halal quick service restaurant (QSR).After years of popular demand, the Washington D.C. metro is getting a halal barbecue smokehouse.

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entrepreneur Ahmad Ashkar converts award-winning barbecue brand District BBQ to a complete halal quick service restaurant (QSR).After years of popular demand, the Washington D.C. metro is getting a halal barbecue smokehouse.
  • Consumers are demanding a more ethical, socially and economically aligned option, and that's exactly what halal offers.
  • District BBQ will continue offering its signature sandwiches, including the District Z, named one of the region's top sandwiches by Washingtonian Magazine.
  • District BBQ is a halal barbecue brand offering in-house, hickory-smoked barbecue meats, fresh-made sides and coal-fired rotisserie chicken.

JEREMIAH'S ITALIAN ICE RANKED AMONG TOP FRANCHISES IN ENTREPRENEUR'S HIGHLY COMPETITIVE FRANCHISE 500®

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Monday, January 10, 2022 - 5:00pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeremiah's Italian Ice has been recognized as one of the top 500franchisesin Entrepreneur's Franchise 500, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

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  • ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeremiah's Italian Ice has been recognized as one of the top 500franchisesin Entrepreneur's Franchise 500, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
  • The 43rd annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry.
  • Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2022 Franchise 500 ranks Jeremiah's Italian Ice as 369 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.
  • Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.