Woof Gang Bakery, the nation’s leader in specialty pet retail and grooming, marks a significant business milestone this month with the company’s 10th anniversary in central Florida.
The Orlando-based franchise company has 24 central Florida stores open and another six area stores under development. Woof Gang Bakery’s greatest market concentration is in central Florida and the national chain now boasts 130 stores across 14 states.
"We attribute our successful beginnings and remarkable growth to a solid foundation of business and community in Orlando," said Paul Allen, Woof Gang Bakery President and CEO. “This market enthusiastically embraced our new pet industry concept that was innovative at the time. Our customers certainly influenced our decision to add pet grooming, a service that propelled our storefront concept even further.”
The company was founded by Orlando residents Paul and Cara Allen, who opened the very first Woof Gang Bakery stores in South Florida in 2007. In 2009, corporate headquarters were relocated to Orlando as the company rapidly expanded throughout Florida and beyond.
In August 2009, the first central Florida Woof Gang Bakery opened at 5012 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando. This store also was the first in the company to offer professional pet grooming – a service that compliments the retail side of the business and currently accounts for half of all systemwide revenue.
To commemorate 10 years in Orlando, the first local Woof Gang Bakery store will host a customer appreciation event on Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Franchise owner Kay Hodgson will welcome guests and their four-legged friends with giveaways, refreshments for people and pets and an open house of the pet grooming spa.
With a vision to provide quality pet products and services in a customer service-oriented environment, Woof Gang Bakery is recognized at the forefront of the pet industry, selling healthy pet food and treats, premium products and offers award-winning pet grooming services.
Woof Gang Bakery continues to grow and collect business and consumer accolades. As the brand flourishes, Paul Allen and his team remain true to their founding philosophy – provide the very best in pet care and outstanding service in stores designed with inspiration and customer satisfaction in mind.