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Paws, Sip, Repeat: Pups Pub’s National Franchise Expansion Is Fur Real

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Pups Pub, a locally well-known dog bar in both Tampa and Orlando, is embarking on a pawsitively ambitious venture to expand its brand through strategic franchising across the United States.

With its off-leash indoor and outdoor dog sports bar concept, Pups Pub has gained popularity in Florida and is now ready to establish a strong presence nationwide. How?

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By partnering with Franchise Well, a leading franchise consulting practice led by experienced industry veteran Dr. Ben Litalien.

Pups Pub To Add Franchise Locations

Working alongside the founders, Alex Wright and Sheila Suhar, Dr. Litalien will assist in the sale and development of Pups Pub franchises to qualified individuals and teams starting this spring.

To that end, the franchise team will leverage the success of their existing locations, the first of which opened in Tampa three years ago, followed by a second location in downtown Orlando two years later.

These establishments have become beloved destinations for dog owners and their furry companions, with many becoming VIP members and enjoying the unique combination of a full liquor sports bar and off-leash dog park.

On a local basis, Pups Pub has quickly established itself as a social hub not only for four-legged friends but also their human counterparts, fostering loyalty through monthly membership options, special events such as “Pawties,” community giveback initiatives, and cherished traditions.

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Unleashing A New Dog-Friendly Business Concept

By granting dog lovers and sports bar enthusiasts the opportunity to bring Pups Pub franchise businesses to their local communities, they aim to tap into untapped markets.

Initially, Pups Pub’s target areas for franchising include regions from Texas to Florida and northward to Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas.

When it comes to location design, Pups Pub focuses on new construction projects as well as the conversion of existing sports bars that exceed 4,500 square feet.

Urban areas and mixed-use entertainment and living centers are particularly attractive for Pups Pub, providing adults and their dogs with a dedicated play space, especially in densely populated apartment communities.


To summarize, Pups Pub’s decision to expand through franchising is a testament to the success of their dog bar concept.

Their mission to establish dog-friendly spaces in urban areas and their dedication to creating a multifaceted social hub make Pups Pub an exciting new franchise opportunity for dog enthusiasts and sports bar lovers across the nation.

For more information about setting up a franchise in your local area, head on over to the Pups Pub franchise website.

(Cover image courtesy of the Pups Pub website)

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