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Pet Wants Ends 2023 with 150 Franchise Territories and Double-Digit Same-Store-Sales Growth

The pet food franchise is closing out what has been a record-breaking year, with 24 new locations added year-to-date, a new POS platform and more.

By Luca Piacentini1851 Franchise Managing Editor
SPONSOREDUpdated 4:16PM 01/02/24

CINCINNATI, OH - As 2023 comes to a close, Pet Wants, the leader in fresh, nutrient-rich pet food delivery, celebrates a year of extraordinary growth and expansion. With 24 new franchise territories added this year alone, Pet Wants has officially crossed the milestone of 150 territories as it continues its impressive journey towards enriching the lives of pets and their owners all across North America.

"2023 has been a landmark year for us, both in terms of new franchisees joining our family and the remarkable growth of our existing franchisees," said Pet Wants President DeNita Carani

Notably, almost 30% of the brand's growth stemmed from franchisees with prior experience in franchising, highlighting the attractiveness of Pet Wants' business model to seasoned entrepreneurs. Examples include Paula Malone, a multi-unit Chem-Dry franchisee who is bringing Pet Wants to Cleveland; Troy and Jennifer Post, multi-unit Papa John’s franchisees who are introducing the brand to Nebraska; and Preston and Cassidy Knight, MaidPro franchisees who have signed on for multiple territories in Utah.

Beyond franchise development, Pet Wants also witnessed double-digit same-store sales growth across its system in 2023. "Our sales growth this year underscores the strength of the pet industry, which continues to flourish at an impressive rate," Carani said. "Our successful franchisees and the quality of our product combine to create a winning formula for continued expansion."

Pet Wants is the only national provider of pet food freshly delivered to customers. The brand’s food is made with natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals, free from potentially harmful fillers, bad ingredient choices and animal byproducts that make other pet foods subpar. 

Franchise business owners start with an event based delivery business, focused on building connections with local pet parents. Within the first year, franchisees add the launch of their retail pet store and grooming center that sells Pet Wants food, custom treats and high-end pet accessories. This makes Pet Wants a low-cost investment opportunity in a high-demand industry with a scalable storefront model. 

The year has also been marked by significant milestones for Pet Wants behind-the-scenes as well, notably the launch plan of a new Point of Sale (POS)/E-commerce platform. This innovative technology aims to equip franchisees with top-notch POS and e-commerce capabilities, whilst providing deeper insights into sales trends to maximize profitability. 

Carani also highlighted the integration of a full marketing automation platform to the POS system, scheduled for early 2024. This technological advancement is a significant achievement for Pet Wants, offering franchisees cutting-edge tools to thrive in a competitive market.

"Our new franchisees are launching at a faster rate than ever, with revenue acceleration surpassing any previous records in our history," Carani said. "This is a testament to our effective training and the right product mix for the marketplace."

Looking forward to 2024, Pet Wants aims to surpass the 200-unit mark and will continue to focus on consumer education in pet nutrition. The brand is also planning to introduce private label products, with two product rollouts scheduled for the next year.

“From our technological advancements to our expanding franchise network to our innovative new products, Pet Wants is well-poised for an exciting journey ahead,” said Carani. “As we continue to grow, our focus remains steadfast on enhancing pet health and nutrition, and providing an unparalleled experience to both franchisees and pet owners.”

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Pet Wants is a pet health and wellness company that strives to improve the nutrition, health, vitality, and well-being of pets. Founded in 2010, the brand’s specially crafted, private-label pet food formulas are made in small batches with fresh, natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals for a complete and balanced diet in every bowl, all made in the USA. Pet Wants has set a new standard in what you should expect in your pet food and has created the ultimate convenience with free, personal delivery through their 90+ locations across the United States. To learn more about Pet Wants, visit or follow Pet Wants on LinkedIn, @petwantsusa on Facebook, @petwants on Twitter and Instagram.