Franchise Grade Has Designated Pinot's Palette® as a Made The Grade™ Certified Franchise

June 21, 2017 // // Houston  – Pinot’s Palette is proud to announce that Franchise Grade® has designated Pinot’s Palette as a Made The Grade certified franchise after evaluating it as an A Grade franchise investment. Franchise Grade evaluates 2,500 franchise investments each year. They grade each franchise to determine the investment risk for prospective franchisees. 

Pinot’s Palette has been designated an A Grade franchise based on the following key attributes. 

  • Low annualized cost.
  • Fair royalty rate.
  • Protected territory.
  • Established franchisee advisory council.
  • Low turnover rate.
  • High growth.
  • Disclosed expense data. 

Jeff Lefler, CEO of Franchise Grade, highlights: “Pinot’s Palette has a unique franchise concept. With net growth of 103 locations and limited turnover between 2013 and 2016, we feel this is a healthy franchise opportunity for 2017.” 

A pioneer of the paint and sip entertainment category, Pinot’s Palette has put an artistic spin on traditional girls’ nights out, date nights and corporate events by creating a social experience that combines guests’ favorite cocktails and snacks with an opportunity to create their own masterpiece. 

“We are incredibly honored to have Pinot’s Palette recognized as a Made the Grade Certified Franchise,” said Craig Ceccanti, co-founder and CEO of Pinot’s Palette. “Our outstanding franchisees work extremely hard to represent the premium paint and sip experience and we have a great team to support them behind the scenes.” 

About Pinot’s Palette 

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 more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, Pinot’s Palette is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a no-skills-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 

About Franchise Grade® 

Franchise Grade is a data research company studying 2,500+ franchise systems annually. It compares franchise opportunities and objectively grades investment risk of each franchise. The grades that Franchise Grade applies to franchise systems is the result of analyzing each item in a FDD, utilizing its proprietary Franchise Performance Index™.  Franchise Grade does not receive payments from the franchises it grades. 

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Melissa Rubin


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