MUTTS Canine Cantina Partners with Fransmart to Franchise Nationwide

by Katie Lee

Dallas — MUTTS Canine Cantina®, the fastest growing pet eatertainment brand in America, is partnering with Fransmart to bring its unique urban oasis for dogs and their owners to cities across the country. Fransmart is a global leader in franchise development.

MUTTS Canine Cantina is already thriving in Texas, with successful locations in Dallas and Fort Worth and five additional locations opening in the Lone Star State over the next 3 years. Together with Fransmart, the concept is seeking out experienced franchisees to bring the rapidly-growing concept to major markets across the U.S.

“The pet industry topped $72 billion in 2018, and we view pet eatertainment as the next big thing in the restaurant and retail space,” says Fransmart CEO Dan Rowe. “The combination of an adult restaurant and dog park creates a dual revenue stream and unlimited growth potential for entrepreneurial franchise investors.”

“Consumers are seeking out more engaging restaurant concepts, and dog owners are an influential part of that demand,” says Michelle Boggs, managing partner of MUTTS Canine Cantina. “MUTTS Canine Cantina is poised to capitalize on the growing eatertainment trend and create the next big lifestyle hub where dog lovers can relax, unwind and bond with like-minded people.”

As managing partner, Boggs is helping to spearhead franchise development for the concept. Franchisees benefit from numerous features including a turnkey concept, membership and recurring revenue model, negotiated contracts with national vendors and a well-developed food and beverage program. Additionally, the franchise is ideal for developers with mixed usage projects and a solution for odd shaped or undevelopable tract within a development.

“More than ever before, landlords are investing in impactful mixed usage projects to help keep malls and lifestyle centers relevant, creating incredible opportunity for dog-loving franchisees,” adds Rowe. “Consumers are spending more money than ever before on their pets, and choosing fast casual over other restaurant categories. This is the perfect marriage of the two.”

Created in 2013, MUTTS Canine Cantina was one of many “first of its kind” concepts that restaurant pioneers Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz have developed under the FreeRange Concepts umbrella. Each location has two fully-enclosed, fenced lawn spaces — one each for small and large breeds — that expand over an acre of land. This gives pups the space to release energy, exercise, run freely and play safely in both shaded and unshaded areas, while their owners relax and socialize. Additionally, members can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, Bark Rangers who provide water and keep the park tidy and a dog washing area. For more information, visit

As the leading franchise development firm in the country, Fransmart turns emerging restaurant concepts into successful national and global brands. Founded by Dan Rowe, the man who identified and grew brands such as Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill from single unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today, Fransmart’s formula for success is finding emerging brands ripe for expansion and building successful multi-unit franchise businesses across the U.S. and globally. Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened more than 5,000 restaurants worldwide. For more information, visit

To read Retail & Restaurant Facility Business magazine’s recent cover story on MUTTS Canine Cantina, click here.


SOURCE: MUTTS Canine Cantina

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