January 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, a fast-growing paint and sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 100th franchise agreement. The company reached this milestone when Kathleen Walters and Michael Siman signed an agreement to open a Pinot's Palette studio in Princeton, New Jersey.
The Princeton location will be the ninth Pinot's Palette studio in New Jersey.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kathleen and Michael to the Pinot's Palette family," said Craig Ceccanti, CEO and co-founder. "The Princeton studio represents a major milestone for our company and we look forward to continuing our rapid, sustainable growth well into 2015."
In 2014, Pinot's Palette added a record-breaking 41 new locations across the United States. In addition to expanding presence in California, New York, and New Jersey, the company also awarded franchise agreements in 14 new states.
Pinot's Palette currently has locations in 31 states, and the company expects to increase its location size by 65 percent over the next year. Ceccanti also noted that the company's recent awards from national publications have helped spread the word about Pinot's Palette. The honors include: Franchise Business Review's Top 50 Satisfaction Award (#1 in category), Entrepreneur's 500 List Ranked, Entrepreneur's Fastest-Growing Franchise List (#1 in Category), Entrepreneur's Top-New Franchise List, and Entrepreneur's Top Service Franchise List.
"When you have recognition from respected, national publications and 100 locations across the country, you're officially a national brand," Ceccanti said. "When (company president) Charles Willis and I started Pinot's Palette five years ago, our goal was to make the company a household name across the country. Hitting the 100-location mark represents the realization of that goal."
Pinot's Palette is a pioneer of the "paint and sip" experience - a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people, and bond with friends. With 100 locations across the country and new locations popping up, Pinot's Palette is the fastest-growing paint and sip franchise in the country. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class - all supplies included - directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern, and creative ideas to their events, Pinot's Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit www.PinotsPalette.com.
SOURCE Pinot's Palette