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Date: 11/2/2016
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Pinot’s Palette® Named to 2016 Franchise Times Top 200+

Pinot’s Palette® Named to 2016 Franchise Times Top 200+

HOUSTON (November 2, 2016) – Pinot's Palette has been ranked as one of the top franchise systems in the nation by Franchise Times. This marks the first time Pinot’s Palette has made the list and the 20th year that the magazine has produced the Top 200+, which evaluates more than 500 franchise systems and ranks them based on sales and number of locations.

Franchise systems had to show a minimum of $23 million in system wide sales to make this year’s ranking. The publication also compiled information on specific areas of franchising and sales in the Personal Service Brands category, which increased 7.6 percent this year, and includes Pinot’s Palette.

“This is an incredibly prestigious award by one of the industry’s leading publications, and the hard work of the entire Pinot’s Palette franchise network can take credit for this honor,” said Craig Ceccanti, co-founder and CEO of Pinot’s Palette.

Headquartered in Houston, Pinot’s Palette was founded in 2009 when Charles Willis, his wife Beth, and friend-turned-business partner Ceccanti opened their first paint and sip studio. The business took off, and so did interest from people who wanted to own and operate their own locations.

“We started franchising in 2010 and now have more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada,” Ceccanti said. “We look forward to what lies ahead as interest in Pinot’s Palette only continues to rise.”

In addition to the Top 200+ honor, Franchise Times also featured Pinot’s Palette in a rebranding story that highlighted the company’s new logo, updated studios, a mobile responsive website and a rewards program called Pinot Perks, all designed to support the chain’s rapid expansion. According to Ceccanti, the sophisticated  style and look resulting from the $1.5 million rebranding program clearly separates Pinot’s Palette from mom and pop competitors.

Complete results of the Franchise Times Top 200+ can be found at

For more information about Pinot’s Palette, visit  

About Pinot’s Palette

Pinot's Palette?is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, Pinot’s Palette?is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a no-skills-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events,?Pinot’s Palette?curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit?