MANDEVILLE, La., March 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a presence in nearly half the nation, Painting with a Twist, the first-ever Paint and Sip franchise, is claiming new territory in Tempe, Ariz.; Huntington Beach, Calif.; Ashburn, Va. and East Longmeadow, Mass.
Painting with a Twist of Tempe, Ariz., (Franchisees: Jeremy and Shernell Mays), and Painting with a Twist of Huntington Beach, Calif., (Franchisee: Sheri Kavoosi), celebrated grand openings in March 2014. Painting with a Twist of East Longmeadow, Mass. (Franchisee: David Smith) is scheduled to open April 3. Culminating the recent growth spurt is the planned opening of Painting with a Twist of Ashburn, Va., (Franchisee: Melanie Bailey). The studio is on track to open summer 2014.
"We are always excited to introduce the Painting with a Twist experience into new markets. The response that we get from our first time 'twisters' is extremely gratifying to us and their satisfaction validates our mission from day one," said Michael Powers, Managing Director at Painting with a Twist. "The opening of our studios in new Western and Northeastern states will pave the way for us to meet new local partners and perpetuate our rapid 100 percent annual unit growth pace set in 2013."
Currently, Painting with a Twist boasts more than 125 franchises in 23 states and is the largest and fastest-growing Paint-and-Sip franchise in the country. The company, which was recently ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip franchise, along with the Top New Franchise and the Best of the Best in 2014 by Entrepreneur Magazine, plans to open 68 studios in 2014 and has experienced 23 percent same-studio sales growth year-over-year.
As Painting with a Twist expands, the franchise system continues to maintain a strong focus on giving back to the community. Each month, franchisees across the U.S. hold monthly fundraisers through its Painting with a Purpose program to help raise funds for local charities and meaningful organizations by hosting charitable painting events. To date, the company has raised more than $750,000 for a variety of important local causes.
The turnkey investment to become a Painting with a Twist franchise is approximately $100,000. Franchise partners have access to comprehensive and ongoing training from a Home Office support staff of 16 professionals, as well as access to the company's industry-leading library of more than 4,000 copyrighted and original paintings.
About Painting with a Twist®
Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading Paint and Sip franchise with more than 125 locations in 23 states throughout the United 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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