Many art studios tout the concept of painting while sipping on a glass of wine, but Houston-based Pinot’s Palette doesn’t aim to groom the next Salvador Dalí or Claude Monet.
Rather, CEO and co-founder Craig Ceccanti says it’s all about the experience of having a good time — checking the stress of daily life at the door and putting paint to canvas, step by step, with a glass of vino in hand.
Since 2009, patrons have been coming in droves to [...]
Every year, Entrepreneur Magazine compiles a list of some of the newest stars in the franchising world. Pinot’s Palette was ranked as one of these prestigious Top New Franchises in 2013, claiming the only Paint and Sip industry spot out of 75 franchises awarded. All of the companies on the Top New Franchises list began franchising in the last five years. Along with that requirement, the 75 companies were ranked according to Entrepreneur’s objective, quantifiable criteria, including financial strength [...]
Franchise Business Review announced the receipts of its 2013 Franchise Satisfaction Awards, part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction at some of the country’s most popular franchise brands. FBR is the only awards program to rank companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction. FBR completed an independent satisfaction review of the Pinot’s Palette franchise system in January 2013. All Pinot’s Palette franchisees (with open studios) were contacted and asked to participate in a 33 question survey [...]
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Charles Willis is hoping the "paint and sip" trend continues its current growth. Since opening in 2009, Willis, the president Pinot's Palette a franchise where patrons [...]
Though growing a young enterprise brings its challenges, smiles persist on the faces ofCraig Ceccanti (2003 BACH BUS, 2003 BACH SCI) and Charles Willis (2004 BACHENGR). Pictured above are Charles Willis, Beth Willis, and Craig Ceccanti.
The friends founded Pinot's Palette in 2009 and, with an assist from their LSU roots,have expanded their BYOB art studio from a single Houston-based location into aswelling national operation. "Driving a brand that’s fun at its core is something welearned fundamentally at LSU, where [...]
Rapidly Growing Paint and Sip Franchise Experiences Exponential Growth
HOUSTON - Jan. 8, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Pinot's Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced today a successful year of growth in 2012 with the signing of 22 new franchise agreements and the opening of nine new studios. The agreements include growth in major metropolitan cities across the country in New York, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga., San [...]
Pinot’s Palette, a Houston-based “paint and sip” franchise, is growing nationally.
The concept of giving people the chance to sip wine while learning to paint has so far been a success in the Houston area if 2011 revenue is any indication. Founded in 2009 in Houston, Pinot’s Palette started out with two locations that were corporate-owned before the company began offering opportunities to franchisees.
The corporate locations — in the Galleria and Montrose areas — saw about $594,000 and $358,000 in [...]