Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) – Woof Gang Bakery is opening its first corporate-owned stores, with five locations open by summer 2015. These five new corporate stores will join 20 new franchise locations opening this year. The corporate stores located in Savannah, Georgia and Key West, Florida will serve as support centers for franchises in those regions.
The first corporate store will open in March in Savannah’s historic downtown City Market. The second corporate store opening in Savannah will be a Woof Gang Bakery, Grooming & Wellness Center in the city’s downtown. In addition to pet supplies and grooming, this location will include a pet wellness center offering vaccinations, dental cleaning and other pet wellness services.
A third Savannah location and two Key West, Florida corporate stores also will open by summer of 2015. The Woof Gang Bakery store on the famous Duval Street in Key West will officially be the southernmost pet store in the United States.
“We’re thrilled to be positioned to grow the Woof Gang Bakery infrastructure by adding corporate stores to the portfolio. With a total of 75 franchise locations open by year end, this enables us to provide a higher level of support across all markets,” said Paul Allen, CEO of Woof Gang Bakery. “Our growth plan also includes hiring more than 20 new corporate employees and opening an 8,500-square-foot franchise support facility in Orlando, Florida this summer.”
Each Woof Gang Bakery corporate location will be unique to the market it serves. City Market Savannah and Duval Street Key West will be Woof Gang Private Label stores, primarily selling the Woof Gang product line. Specialty items and signature products, customized and branded for each location also will be offered.
The three additional corporate locations will be full-service stores, providing a full range of pet care goods and services – one-stop shops offering food, treats, supplies and grooming.
A remarkably high demand exists for the pet products and services offered by Woof Gang Bakery.
According to the American Pet Products Association, approximately 82 million homes in the U.S. own a pet. Americans will spend more than $58 billion this year on pet supplies and care.