MANDEVILLE, La. - July 09, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the largest paint-and-sip franchise in the U.S., this week reached the milestone of hosting 2 million customers. Combined, this equates to guests sipping on at least 400,000 bottles of wine during classes, and their paintings covering nearly 100 football fields.
Painting with a Twist has reached this landmark in only five years, averaging about 19,000 customers each week in that span. Currently, Painting with a Twist boasts more than 150 franchises in 25 states and is the largest and fastest-growing paint-and-sip franchise in the country. The brand has experienced 23 percent same-studio sales growth year-over-year and plans to open 100 new studios in the next year.
"This is a really exciting time in our company's history – we are expanding across the country, entering new markets and painting with 2 million guests," said Painting with a Twist Co-Founder Cathy Deano. "When we started franchising in 2009, we had no idea that we would become the 'new night out,' for people everywhere. We are proud to share this milestone and our successes with our dedicated franchisees, their creative and hardworking artist instructors and of course with our loyal customers."
At Painting with a Twist, guests come together to experience a unique 'getaway' that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare 16" by 20" canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. There are more than 4,000 original pieces of copyrighted artwork, ranging from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals, 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.
Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading paint-and-sip franchise with more than 150 franchises in 25 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 by the end of 2014, Painting with a Twist will have donated more than $1 million through their charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the fastest-growing franchise in the industry, Painting with a Twist was ranked the top Paint and Sip franchise as part of the 2014 Entrepreneur magazine annual Franchise 500 edition. For more information about Painting with a Twist's franchise opportunity, visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.
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