Mutts Canine Cantina, a pooch friendly restaurant and dog park chain, announced an exclusive deal to expand beyond the state of Texas with three new franchise locations in Denver.
The company entered an agreement with Denver resident and dog owner Felice Halliday to launch the restaurants. Halliday, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, first noticed the dog friendly chain when it opened in Dallas.
“If you ask someone to describe me it would fall along the lines of foodie and dog lover — that’s my M.O.,” Halliday said in a company release. “I completely fell in love with the concept and had the opportunity to meet the geniuses behind it.”
She said many residents in the Lower Highlands and downtown areas of Denver lack the space to provide running room for their dogs.
The chain has a total of nine total locations, including operating restaurants in Dallas, Ft. Worth and restaurants under development in Austin and Allen, Texas and Denver. The dog park offers day passes and monthly and annual subscription memberships.
Mutts has been working with Fransmart, a franchising firm that has worked with Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, to expand their franchising businesses.
“We are extremely excited to see our vision expand beyond our Texas footprint,” Michelle Boggs, managing partner of Mutts Canine Cantina, said in the release. “With Felice’s background and contagious enthusiasm for Mutts, we are ‘pawsitive’ that she will make a tremendous partner.”