MANDEVILLE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Painting with a Twist, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise, has opened more than one new studio each week this year, and is on track to reach their goal of 100 new studios in 2015. Additionally, the company has signed recent franchise agreements propelling the brand into seven new states, including Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana and Washington.
The brand’s expansion into seven new markets further extends the New Orleans-based paint-and-sip franchises’ footprint to now cover 33 states across the country. Just last month, Hawaii welcomed its first Painting with a Twist studio in Honolulu. Throughout the remainder of the year, the company plans to open three studios throughout Illinois in Naperville, O’Fallon and St. Charles as well as studios in Birmingham, AL, Saco, ME, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Missoula, MT, and Spokane Valley, WA, all through local franchisees.
“The buzz created in a new market by our first-time twisters really inspires us to keep growing,” said Michael Powers, Managing Director at Painting with a Twist. “Painting with a Twist customers continue to visit our studios more often, which validates our aggressive franchise growth to meet demand. This further supports the sustainability of our unique business model.”
Currently, Painting with a Twist boasts more than 240 franchises and is on target to open a total of 100 new studios in 2015. The company is the largest, fastest growing, and No. 1 ranked paint-and-sip franchise in the country. Painting with a Twist was born in the wake of Hurricane Katrina after local moms Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney had a vision of creating a safe, creative, and social venue for people to gather and a platform for local artists to thrive. With a passion for giving back, the studios host local monthly fundraiser events called Painting with a Purpose. Through the program, each studio holds monthly fundraisers for various organizations in their communities and to date, the company has donated nearly $2 million to local non-profit organizations.
The turnkey investment to become a Painting with a Twist franchisee is approximately $100,000. Franchise partners have access to comprehensive and ongoing training from a Home Office support staff of 27 professionals, as well as access to the company’s industry-leading library of more than 6,000 original pieces of copyrighted artwork which have all been conceptualized and produced by Painting with a Twist art instructors.
To learn more about Painting with a Twist, visit https://www.paintingwithatwist.com.
About Painting with a Twist®
Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading paint-and-sip franchise with more than 240 franchises in 33 states. Founded in 2007 by Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, Painting with a Twist began franchising in 2009 and provides customers with paint, a canvas and brushes that lead to a fun evening with friends and a finished piece of art. The company maintains a strong focus on giving back to the local community, and to date, Painting with a Twist has donated more than $2 million through their charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the fastest-growing franchise in the industry, Painting with a Twist has been ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip franchise as part of Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 edition for the past two years. For more information about Painting with a Twist’s franchise opportunity, visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.