MUTTS Canine Cantina has leased a new franchise location in Allen, which is set to open by fall of 2020, according to a news release.
The restaurant, bar and dog park concept will be located within the Watters Creek community center on the northwest corner of Watters Creek Boulevard and Montgomery Boulevard.
“We fell in love with the site instantly,” Pavan Shree, franchisee and owner of RUFFined Investments, said in a prepared statement. “It has a very European, outdoor-lifestyle feel, plus most people in the community have dogs. My wife and I are from South Africa, where shopping styles are more catered towards the European model, so it felt like home to us instantly.”
The Watters Creek development is one of Allen’s dominant shopping centers, the release stated.
“Following the recent closing of Canine Commons at the Village, the city has been missing a dedicated dog park,” Mike Tumulty, manager at Watters Creek, said in a statement. “With all of the residential development happening right in our own backyard, Watters Creek has sought to create a quality, dog-friendly environment, and MUTTS will be the cornerstone of those efforts.”
Watters Creek has 342 multifamily units, more than 900 luxury multifamily units and 300 single family homes under development in the area.
The concept has partnered with Fransmart, a global franchise development company, to further build out the company across the country. Fransmart has turned restaurant concepts such as Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill into the national chains they are today.