Painting with a Twist Ranked No. 1 Paint and Sip Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®

Company Leads Category for Third Consecutive Year with Record
Franchise Growth in 2015

MANDEVILLE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Painting with a Twist, America’s original and largest paint-and-sip
franchise, celebrates another year of record company growth, culminated
by its ranking in Entrepreneur magazine’s 37th Annual
Franchise 500® edition as the No. 1 Paint and Sip Studio for the third
year in a row.

Each year, the Franchise 500 acknowledges top companies for outstanding
performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth
rate and size of the franchise system. The highly coveted list is seen
as a gold standard in the franchise industry and dominant competitive
measure for franchisors. Additionally, individuals seeking established
franchise concepts with proven systems and results use the Franchise 500
as a primary comparative research tool. This year, Painting with a Twist
was ranked No. 1 in its category and 225 overall, reinforcing its status
as the nation’s top franchise in the paint and sip industry.

“To have Painting with a Twist recognized in Entrepreneur’s
Franchise 500 as the leader in our category and a dominant player in the
franchise industry is truly an honor for our brand,” said Cathy Deano
co-founder of Painting with a Twist. “This acknowledgement is a
testament to our company culture, superior franchise model and service
innovation, which propels us to continue our rapid growth and top
concept in the paint and sip category year after year.”

In 2015, Painting with a Twist opened 56 new studios, including debuts
in three new states, and signed 82 new franchise agreements, surpassing
its 2014 totals. The company’s banner year was underscored by hosting
over four million customers, doubling last year’s two million customer
milestone and reinforcing Painting with a Twist’s commitment to
providing an experience that customers return to time and time again.
With a total of 265 studios open at the close of 2015, the company looks
to sign 100 additional franchise agreements next year further increasing
its national brand footprint.

“Our continued success and growth is a result of our long-term vision
and planning to pioneer the paint and sip industry,” said Michael
Powers, managing director of Painting with a Twist. “We realize that the
wheels of enduring franchise growth are oiled by the profitability of
our franchise partners. Consequently, we’ve created a brand that not
only yields high margins for our franchisees, but our customers continue
to come back to us because of our fun, fresh and evolving social
experience.”

At Painting with a Twist, guests come together to experience a unique
‘getaway’ that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB. Led by
local art instructors, guests paint on bare canvases using paint and
brushes provided by the studio. There are more than 5,000 original
pieces of copyrighted artwork, ranging from landscapes, abstracts and
cityscapes, to creative renderings of animas, iconic buildings and
florals, which have all been conceptualized and produced by Painting
with a Twist art instructors.

While it is clear that Painting with a Twist co-founders and industry
pioneers Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney have perfected the paint-and-sip
business formula, they are also dedicated to giving back to local
communities with their roots firmly planted in the non-profit world. As
a result of their passion to give back, a monthly fundraiser Painting
with a Purpose,
is hosted throughout the franchise system each
month, helping various organizations raise finds in the local
communities Painting with a Twist serves. In 2015 alone, the program
raised more than $817,000 for local charities.

To inquire about Painting with a Twist franchise opportunities, visit: www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com
or call (985) 626-3292.

About Painting with a Twist®

Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading
paint-and-sip franchise with more than 250 studios in 32 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 to date, Painting with a Twist has donated more than $2
million through their charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the
fastest-growing franchise in the industry, Painting with a Twist has
been ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip franchise as part of Entrepreneur
magazine’s annual Franchise 500 edition for the past three years. For
more information about Painting with a Twist’s franchise opportunity,
visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.

Contacts

Fishman PR
Bre Whalen, (847) 945-1300
bwhalen@fishmanpr.com

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