MUTTS Canine Cantina Plans to Expand its Paw Print in Sunbelt

The Dallas restaurant and dog park is a membership concept in which dogs and their human partners can relax, eat, and play in a pet-frieindly environment. Now, it's opening up franchising to expand.

MUTTS Canine Cantina

Dogs and their owners across cities in the Sunbelt could be getting new spots to sit, relax, and eat together as Dallas-based MUTTS Canine Cantina is planning to expand across major markets in the U.S.

The unique restaurant membership-model concept at 2889 Cityplace West Blvd. in Dallas has received more than 60 franchise inquiries since its founding in 2013 as an urban oasis for dogs and their human companions. 

In mid-September, a second corporate location is opening in Fort Worth.

“MUTTS is a one-of-a-kind concept that brings community members and their four-legged friends together in a positive and energetic environment.”
Michelle Boggs

What makes Mutts unique?

MUTTS’ social dog parks feature a full walk-up bar offering local craft beer, HD televisions, and Adirondack lounge chairs throughout. It’s been named one of USA Today’s “10 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants” and listed by Orbitz as “Where to eat, stay, and play with Fido in America’s pet-friendliest cities.” 

“MUTTS is a one-of-a-kind concept that brings community members and their four-legged friends together in a positive and energetic environment,” Michelle Boggs, managing partner of MUTTS Canine Cantina, said in a release. “Having a local spot where residents can socialize and meet other dogs/dog owners is something our members truly love.”

Franchisees will get a turn-key concept that features predesigned and premanufactured building modules that can be erected in less than 24 hours once shipped to a site, a membership and recurring revenue model, and a developed food and beverage program. Each MUTTS location will have two fully-enclosed, fenced lawn spaces—one each for small and large breeds— hat expand over an acre of land. 

Built on a membership model, the MUTTS concept, dogs and their owners can access the dog park via a daily, monthly, or annual membership, all of which include free Wi-Fi, “Bark Rangers” who provide water and keep the park tidy, and a dog washing area.


The MUTTS concept was created by Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz, founders of FreeRange Concepts, and is one of many “first of its kind” concepts the two restaurateurs created under the FreeRange Concepts brand. Other concepts include The Rustic, Bowl & Barrel, and The General Public.

Noonan and Sepkowitz have partnered with MUTTS Canine Cantina managing partners Boggs and Ron Roys, who will be leading the franchise development efforts, according to the company.

“We’re looking forward to taking MUTTS Canine Cantina to the next level by expanding the concept to fresh, new markets,” Noonan said. “This innovative concept is truly unrivaled in its space and because of that, we’re confident that with the help of our partners and franchisee’s, MUTTS will disrupt the franchise space by becoming one of the most well-known and successful franchise concepts out there.”

MUTTS Canine Cantina has created a website where potential franchisees can find information about cost and other information.

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