#1 in paint and sip for franchisee satisfaction – Pinot’s Palette is a unique, art-inspired entertainment concept catering to adults, corporations and kids. By combining art and wine into a single concept, Pinot’s Palette now offers an inclusive, social activity for guests to enjoy with friends, family or work team members. Pinot’s Palette’s entertaining environment, expert guidance from trained local artists and exceptional customer experience creates strong word of mouth, community recognition and a loyal customer base. Franchising since 2010 with more than 180 locations in 35 states and Canada, Pinot’s Palette is an established, award-winning concept leading the paint and sip industry.
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Pinot’s Palette is not only looking for a candidate who wants to start a paint and sip business, but for someone who has the motivation of an entrepreneur and the drive of an entertainer The Pinot’s Palette brand attracts a diverse audience of customers, artists and franchise owners. From young to old, male, female and varying backgrounds –it’s your character that matters.
Pinot’s Palette is a favorite among women in business, who innately understand the entertainment function our studios provide in the growing network of franchises. Pinot’s Palette is one of the best franchises for women looking for a rewarding experience and financial independence.
The candidates we’re looking for should have good people skills, values that fit comfortably within our culture, and the ability to provide leadership in their studio and generate goodwill in the community. Artistic background is not required; your responsibility is management. Financially, Pinot’s Palette® requires that all of our partners have a minimum of $80k of liquid assets.
Multiple Revenue Streams
Pinot’s Palette has many different studio layouts and service models available to fit your growth plan and local community.
Flexible Layouts and Services
* 1 or 2 room studio layouts (private party room)
Franchisees are immediately wrapped into the Pinot’s Palette support system when they join the team. They are assigned a franchise relationship manager who walks them through site selection, build-out and onboarding to the Grand Opening, then offers continuous support as they grow their business. Pinot’s Palette has a customer service center dedicated to answering guest questions and helping them book events at local studios. We also have a dedicated company, Paint and Sip Supply, that handles sourcing and delivers supplies to studios.
Proprietary Studio Management Software
Pinot Technology Suite (PTS) is an industry-specific, enterprise strength system designed by Pinot’s Palette to empower owners to provide a high level of customer service without sacrificing time. PTS allows business owners to easily run detailed sales reports, analyze and track marketing ROI, manage studio staff, update their website, send push notifications to Pinot’s Palette iPhone app users, and much more!
We train you in the Pinot’s Palette strategies for Grand Opening and ongoing marketing efforts, while innovating on a location by location basis. Grand Opening support and ongoing training includes:
The start-up cost to open a Pinot’s Palette ranges from $96,800 – $246,700 depending on the format of the business and the area. However, that doesn’t mean you need that much cash up-front. There are a number of ways to structure your investment for Pinot’s Palette ownership. Below are the most popular ways our franchise owners have done it.
Typically finance partners want to see 25 – 30% cash injection of the total value of the loan. The minimum capital requirement for Pinot’s Palette’s consideration is $80,000. There are other qualifications that must be met when working with a finance partner. You will want to start the conversation with finance partners early to learn what financing is available specifically for you.
The number one question every candidate has in mind: “How much money can I make owning a paint and sip franchise?” We cannot provide estimates of profits or revenue because franchises are independently owned and performance is based on the unique business decisions of each owner.
In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) prohibits franchisors from disclosing revenue performance except through specific metrics in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Every franchise is required to publish an annual FDD. Franchise candidates are disclosed with this FDD. One important section of the FDD is Item 19. This is where the franchisor presents “Earnings Claims.” While the earnings claims section is not a guarantee that new franchises will perform the same, it does provide practical information that allows candidates to build a business plan and set financial goals.
Item 19 is an optional section, and 43 percent of service franchises exclude it from their FDD. Pinot’s Palette believes strongly in providing financial transparency for prospective owners.
After consulting with our development director and reviewing our FDD, franchise candidates get the opportunity to contact existing Pinot’s Palette franchisees regarding their experiences. This opportunity is one of the practical benefits of joining a franchise. In talking with our current franchisees, you’ll get a better understanding of the way our successful owners run their businesses and how that influences revenue expectations.
This article offers more information about what franchisors are allowed to publish on financial performance. It also offers suggestions for what to look for when vetting a franchise system, and what questions to ask when reviewing any franchise’s Item 19 in the FDD.
One of the benefits of being part of a franchise system is that so much of the “grunt work” is done for you. We know what roadblocks many small business owners face when trying to get their doors open, and we know how to circumvent those roadblocks. With a Pinot’s Palette franchise, you’ll receive a detailed, step-by-step roadmap customized for your business. Tasks on the roadmap include major milestones like hiring a contractor for build-out and planning a grand opening. They also include less obvious but important tasks, like setting up a Yelp account and obtaining a sales tax permit. Between signing day and opening day, you will stay busy with training and planning!
Having the roadmap means the timeline to your grand opening is more streamlined than the average business, and you will be more prepared to operate the studio than the average small business owner.
So how long does it take to open a paint and wine franchise with Pinot’s Palette? The answer varies depending on location, but a safe estimate is six months. Many studios take less time than that, and our record for opening a studio is just eight weeks!
$63,400 - $204,200
"After experiencing the Pinot's Palette difference, from both an employee's perspective as well as a customer's perspective, we knew that this was going to be the leading paint and sip business in the country. And now it is!"
Chris and Emma Harvey
Pinot's Palette Franchise Owners, Ridgewood, NJ