Woof Gang Bakery to Open Five Corporate Stores
Orlando, Fla.-based Woof Gang Bakery, will open its first corporate-owned store in Savannah, Ga., in March. The franchise retail chain plans on opening four more corporate locations by summer 2015. The five corporate-owned stores will join 20 new franchise locations opening this year.
Two more corporate stores will open in Savannah, and two stores will be in Key West, Fla. The second corporate store in Savannah will be a Woof Gang Bakery Grooming & Wellness Center. In addition to pet supplies and grooming, the location will include a pet wellness center offering vaccinations, dental cleaning and other pet wellness services.
“We’re thrilled to be positioned to grow the Woof Gang Bakery infrastructure by adding corporate stores to the portfolio,” said Paul Allen, CEO of Woof Gang Bakery. “With a total of 75 franchise locations open by year end, this enables us to provide a higher level of support across all markets. Our growth plan also includes hiring more than 20 new corporate employees and opening an 8,500-square-foot franchise support facility in Orlando, Fla., 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 will also 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.