FRANCHISES PROJECTED IN 2015 TO AGAIN GROW FASTER THAN REST OF ECONOMY

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 – Franchise businesses are expected to grow and create more jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the economy in 2015 for the fifth consecutive year, according to The Franchise Business Economic Outlook: 2015 released today by the International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation and IHS Economics.

“Franchising is an American success story. Independently-owned and operated local franchise businesses are growing faster, creating more jobs at a quicker pace and producing higher sales growth than other businesses. Franchising is a vital engine of economic expansion in the United States and 2015 looks to be another strong year for franchise businesses,” said IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira.

About Scooter’s Jungle
Scooter’s Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean and active tropical-themed setting. The award-winning facility offers worry-free birthday parties, open play, school fundraisers, team events, corporate team building events and fresh homemade pizza. Plus, our perfectly-sized equipment allows kids and parents to play together creating an active, memorable, and fun-filled experience. Learn More about Franchise Opportunity, Multi-Unit Franchisee Development at WWW.SCOOTERSJUNGLEFRANCHISE.COM

About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 55 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the economic impact of the more than 770,000 franchise establishments, which support nearly 18 million direct and indirect jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.
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Scooter’s Kitchen – Homemade Pizza

You don’t have to tell a parent that children are very tactile.  Just the mere mention of the words “Don’t touch!” to a child and you know you’ve pretty much made it a temptation almost impossible to resist.  Which is why getting your kids in the kitchen at an early age is a great teaching tool.  Children learn with all of their senses.  They love to touch, feel, taste, smell.  Even children as young as two, can find a great sense of accomplishment by helping to prepare their own food, with the added bonus being that they like to eat the food they helped prepare.

Pizza is one of those magical things that falls under the win-win category with kids.  They love pizza.  Given the choice, children would probably eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND between meal snacks.  What better food can satisfy both happy tummies AND teachable moments?    Kneading and rolling pizza dough is a tactile joy that fine tunes motor functions and helps strengthen developing hand and arm muscles.  Spreading pizza sauce can be the source of giggles when the sauce becomes a canvas for edible art.  Yes, it can get messy, but one of the things that we encourage during family fun time in the kitchen is an old adage that Granny used to say; “Everything always tastes better when it was messy to make and you smiled while you were making it!”  Expect a little bit of mess.  After all, we’re having fun, right?

Homemade pizza is inexpensive, easy to make, can be easily adjusted ingredient-wise to make even the finickiest eater happy, and ultimately, it’s one of the best ways to introduce children to being pro-active in their nutritional choices.

Why not have a homemade pizza night tonight?  Here’s a great site from a mom who has a weekly homemade pizza night.   She makes it really easy, and she even appeals to Scooter’s sweet tooth with a “Sweet Pizza Pie” recipe for dessert!  Mmmmm…

https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/805790/how-to-make-pizza-at-home

Buon Appetito!

About Scooter’s Jungle:

Scooter’s Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean and active tropical-themed setting. Our award-winning facility offers worry-free birthday parties, open play, school fundraisers, team events, and fresh homemade pizza. Plus, our perfectly-sized equipment allows kids and parents to play together creating an active, memorable, and fun-filled experience where everyone is treated like jungle royalty.