September 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER – Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery, a full-line specialty pet retail and grooming store for cats and dogs, has signed three new franchise agreements for stores in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Hollywood, Maryland.
These latest developments are part of an aggressive growth plan for the brand to increase its presence throughout the United States. All three franchise agreements were signed with new franchisees who join Wag N’ Wash with diverse backgrounds ranging from a veterinarian and former animal hospital owner to an Alaskan miner.
“This is a significant achievement for Wag N’ Wash and we are thrilled to announce our continued growth in the West and expansion into the East,” said Wag N’ Wash co-founder Jef Strauss. “Our strong passion and commitment to bringing quality goods and services to pet parents and their furry companions are being welcomed across the country.”
Advertised as “one cool place,” Wag N’ Wash offers a community for pet enthusiasts to come, find quality goods and services for their pet companions, and simply be pet people. Among the store’s offerings are various brands of all-natural pet foods for dogs and cats, high-end supplements, grooming and washing facilities, and cool toys. In addition, an in-house bakery, rare in the pet store market, offers treats such as Liver Bites, Pumpkin Ravioli, Poochie Sushi and a variety of pies, cakes and muffins using all-natural human grade ingredients.
“Every day I see more and more new faces – human and animal alike – come into our stores, and the excitement they express is real. You know they’re both thinking, ‘finally, a business that gets me!’ More than the success of our locations, is the idea that we are providing a unique and positive service to our communities that people need and love,” Strauss said.
To date, Wag N’ Wash has nine stores open and operating in Arizona, Colorado and Minnesota. Company plans call for opening as many as 10 new stores nationwide over the next few years.
To augment the company’s growth, Wag N’ Wash is seeking pet enthusiasts who understand the connection between humans and family pets and are interested in running a business that has seen amazing success with store averages over $1.3 million in annual sales. The average investment to get fully up and running is approximately $380,000, which includes a franchise fee of $40,000.
For more about Wag N’ Wash’s franchise opportunity, please visit www.franchise.wagnwash.com.
Founded in 1999 and franchising since 2006, Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery is a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs that has created a community for pet enthusiasts to come and be pet people. With a mission to recognize, promote, and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other, Wag N’ Wash provides the full experience – fresh dog treats baking in the oven, natural food, high-end supplements, full service grooming and self-wash facilities and cool toys. Today, there are nine Wag N’ Wash locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, and Minnesota. For more information, visit www.franchise.wagnwash.com.
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