Coyote Ugly Targets Canada as Part of International Expansion
November 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK – More than 20 years and a million bar antics later, Coyote Ugly – the rowdy, western-themed bar widely known for its beautiful female bartenders and dancers who have made pouring drinks an art form – is looking at Canada for its next wave of expansion.
With 20 locations already open and operating in four countries – including the United States, Germany, Russia and Ukraine – company plans call for debuting in Canada with as many as 15 bars over the next several years. The growth will be driven by franchising and will initially target Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
“I always saw bartending as a means to an end, but I think it never really hit me how far this thing had gone until we started opening saloons abroad,” said founder Liliana ‘Lil’ Lovell, who quit a Wall Street job at the age of 24 to launch Coyote Ugly. “As Coyote Ugly’s fame continues to grow, we look forward to taking the world – and Canada – by storm one boot-stomping, drink pouring bar at a time.”
Featuring beautiful female bartenders and dancers who have made pouring drinks an art form, Coyote Ugly has become widely recognized as the most famous bar on the planet. Each night sexy, sassy, tough-talking “Coyotes” ascend the bars to entertain the crowd with choreographed dances, songs, games, body shots and much more. As for the drinks, the rule is hard-nosed: no “frou frou” shaken or stirred concoctions, and nothing that requires a blender or more than two ingredients to make.
“At the very core of the Coyote success story are our drop-dead gorgeous girls, who will jump on the bar and let loose to hard, classic rock, tease customers and drive the party energy,” Lovell said. “There isn’t anything like it. Period.”
In 2000, a film based on the New York location, “Coyote Ugly,” brought added attention to Lovell’s burgeoning brand, with the help of stars like Tyra Banks, Maria Bello, LeAnn Rimes and John Goodman. The movie went on to gross more than $100 million worldwide and establish Coyote Ugly as one of the most popular bars in the world.
To augment the company’s growth, Coyote Ugly is actively seeking highly qualified franchisee brand partners.
“Coyote Ugly has a well-oiled machine for a system – full of fun, support, high profits, and recognitions of one of the world’s best known brands,” said Justin Livingston, Vice President of Global Development for Coyote Ugly. “With more than 20 years of experience, 20 saloons worldwide, a blockbuster movie and three seasons of a reality TV show, the brand has never been stronger.”
For more information about franchise opportunities with Coyote Ugly, please visit www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/franchising or call (720) 442-7777.
About Coyote Ugly Saloon
Founded in 1993 in New York City’s East Village, Coyote Ugly has become widely recognized as the most famous bar on the planet. The music is loud, the liquor is hard, and the female bartenders, known for their dance routines on top of the bar, serve a little bit of attitude with the drinks. The company currently has 20 locations operating in nine states and four countries, and is looking to strengthen its growing presence by attracting qualified single and multi-unit franchise owners. For more information on the Coyote Ugly franchise opportunity, visit http://www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/franchising/.
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