Pinot's Palette started in Houston in 2009 as a small art studio that allowed customers to bring their own alcohol and food while enjoying amateur art instruction. The concept was adapted to comply with Oklahoma's liquor laws. Here, the studios include a bar area where patrons can purchase wine or high-point beer. They can bring their own food, Gardner said.
2012 was a year of major growth for Pinot's Palette, according to Franchising.com. It signed 22 new franchise agreements and opened nine new studios across the country. The new franchises will be found in major cities such as New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and Phoenix.
This year, the company expects to open 16 studios and sign more than 50 new franchise agreements.