After reporting strong revenue growth in 2015, Three Dog Bakery has already confirmed 10 new franchise locations for 2016 and hopes to sign another two before the end of the year.
Three Dog Bakery, the original boutique bakery for dogs, started in 1989 with one retail location. Since then, not only has the pet industry grown exponentially, but the “humanization” of pets has created a strong demand for freshly baked, gourmet treats. While a new chew toy might have been the extent of a dog’s birthday 25 years ago, now people are ordering cakes, cupcakes and other fresh baked items to celebrate.
“We’re taking a thoughtful, systematic approach to finding great franchise partners with optimum locations,” said Scott Ragan, President of Three Dog Bakery. “Our current franchisees are seeing such strong demand they’re looking to open additional bakeries in and around their markets.”
In the first quarter of 2016, bakeries opened in Nashville, Detroit and St. Louis. In June, new bakeries were opened in Toledo, Ohio (with a second bakery scheduled to open in 2017), Zionsville and Indiana (the fourth bakery in that market). Between July and November, new bakeries will open steadily in additional markets all across the country.
“Two of the bakeries opened last year were the direct result of interest from developers,” Ragan added. “It’s gratifying to know developers see Three Dog Bakery as an ideal fit for their retail developments.”
With seven franchise bakeries opening in 2015 and 10 scheduled to open in 2016, Three Dog Bakery shows strong momentum going into 2017. There are currently around 40 bakeries throughout the U.S. During the next five years, the goal is to increase the Three Dog Bakery retail network to over 100 locations.
For more information about Three Dog Bakery franchises, visit www.ThreeDogFranchise.com.