Painting with a Twist

Paint-and-sip studios
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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#477 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$122K - $261K
Units as of 2023
224 Decrease 18% over 3 years

If you're looking for a franchise opportunity that is friendly, artistic, and full of entertainment and camaraderie, Painting with a Twist may be a top contender. Painting with a Twist is a revolutionary concept that combines wine, art, and fun. The franchise itself began in 2007 when Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney desired to uplift a community post-Hurricane Katrina, with skyrocketing results.

The duo hoped to create an environment of fun while inviting people's creative sides to come out by allowing them to feel relaxed and comfortable. Painting with a Twist has over 200 studios throughout the United States and offers a unique concept to its customers.

Why You May Want to Start a Painting with a Twist Franchise

Painting with a Twist has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 many times over the past decade. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

The brand offers franchisees genuine and reliable support. Whether it's looking for vendors for supplies, exploring ideas, or finding the right location, Painting with a Twist has a dedicated team whose sole mission may be to give you what you need to accomplish what's needed.

The Painting with a Twist studio now has thousands of copyrighted artworks, making them one of the biggest art libraries in the industry they helped pioneer, thanks to a couple of million guests who have created more than 10 million paintings since their start in 2007.

What Might Make a Painting with a Twist Franchise a Good Choice?

To be part of the Painting with a Twist team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising and royalty fees. It may be a good idea to reach out to an attorney or financial advisor to ensure that opening and operating a Painting with a Twist franchise is financially viable for you. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

Painting with a Twist has several revenue streams in additional to traditional paint-and-sip events, including private parties, retail paint kits, and a walk-in "Pop In & DIY" experience where guests can create a project of their choice on their own time. This diversification of offerings may help attract new customers.

How to Open a Painting with a Twist Franchise

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. Speak to existing franchisees and ask questions directed to the Painting with a Twist team.

Painting with a Twist may have a system full of strength and power, evidenced by the fact that more than 30% of its franchisees now franchise at least two studios. At the top of this system are experienced executives who know the franchise like the back of their hands. 

Add a twist to your painting routine and submit an inquiry form today!

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Company Overview

About Painting with a Twist

Industry Recreation
Related Categories DIY/Paint-&-Sip Studios, Party/Event Services, Miscellaneous Services
Founded 2007
Parent Company Twist Brands LLC
Leadership Todd Owen, CEO
Corporate Address 2121 N. Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA 70471
Social Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2009 (15 years)
# of employees at HQ 21
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 224 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Painting with a Twist franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$121,500 - $261,000
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Painting with a Twist has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 42-62 hours
Classroom Training 72-82 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 4-6
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022