Mutts Canine Cantina

The Mutts Canine Cantina franchise is an innovative fast-casual dog friendly restaurant, bar and off-leash dog park. The brand offers a franchise opportunity that consists of food for people and snacks for dogs, a beer/wine/cocktail cantina, and adjacent off-leash parks for small and large dogs. The private dog park offers daily passes, monthly, or annual memberships, and there is no admittance fee to eat in the cantina. The ideal candidate is a multi-unit franchisee owner who has a passion for animals. Qualified candidates have at least $1 million in net worth and $500,000 in cash and other liquid assets. They should be ready for development between three to six months. 

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Mutts Canine Cantina

Mutts Canine Cantina Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Founded in 2013 and franchising since 2018, Mutts Canine Cantina is a unique private dog park, bar and restaurant concept. In terms of the footprint, it should be at least 1,100 square feet and a minimum of 3/4 acre. Franchise owners benefit from multiple revenue streams: membership, alcohol, food, branded merchandising, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and Yappy Hour. Start-up costs range between $1,528,740 – $2,365,543, which includes a $40,000 franchise fee. Royalties are 7% of gross sales. The brand is committed to quality and consistency at every location and has developed systems which make duplicating the concept for franchisees. In addition to an initial training program, franchisees are provided with site selection assistance, operational support, recipe and menu development, marketing and brand building support, vendor and equipment selection, a Point of Sale System, and grand opening support. 
The ideal candidate is a multi-unit franchise owner who has a passion for animals. For people, the brand's menu includes the Mutt Burger, Grilled Cheese & Hot Pickle Sandwich, Daily Popcorn, Fried Pickles, and more. For our four-legged friends, the brand offers pupsicles and Doggie Dogs. The pupsicles are made of peanut butter and beef broth, and the Doggie Dog is a 100% beef frank. Drinks on the menu include lemonade, iced tea, soda, and more. Cocktails include Barkarita, Texas Mule, Ranch Waters, and more. Since its inception, MUTTS has spread across Texas, with locations set to open in Arizona and Colorado. Franchise owners benefit from a proven system and a unique concept that has little to no competition in the marketplace for pets. 


Company Details

Headquarters: Dallas, TX 75204
Founded: 2013
First franchise: 2018
Absentee: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: Yes 
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No

Support and Training Offered By Mutts Canine Cantina

In addition to an initial training program, franchisees are provided with site selection assistance, operational support, recipe and menu development, marketing and brand building support, vendor and equipment selection, a Point of Sale System, and grand opening support. Support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Mutts Canine Cantina Franchise.

What does a Mutts Canine Cantina Franchise Cost?

Mutts Canine Cantina franchise fees for 2024:

Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalties: 7%
Start Up Costs: $1,528,740 – $2,365,543
Net Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
Cash Requirement: $500,000

Is Mutts Canine Cantina a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Mutts Canine Cantina is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Mutts Canine Cantina a Home Based franchise?

No. Mutts Canine Cantina is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Mutts Canine Cantina Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Mutts Canine Cantina franchisees make. Mutts Canine Cantina offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Mutts Canine Cantina Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Mutts Canine Cantina franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Mutts Canine Cantina Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Mutts Canine Cantina franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Mutts Canine Cantina Looking for International franchisees?

No. Mutts Canine Cantina franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Mutts Canine Cantina's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Miscellaneous & Unique, Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Mutts Canine Cantina Franchises for Sale

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