Central Bark Franchise Opportunity

Central Bark Growth is Exploding in 2024

Image of Central Bark staff member holding dog outside of a Central Bark franchise location.

Since our founding more than 20 years ago, Central Bark has emerged as a dominant player in the booming $143 billion pet industry. We’re on pace to open at least 15 locations in 2024. With nearly 40 locations open across a dozen states, our growth is based on our systematic approach to whole dog care based on the latest in canine behavioral science. That’s why Central Bark growth is exploding in 2024.

New Multi-Unit Agreements

Most recently, we signed our largest multi-unit development agreements to date. We’re also expanding into new markets such as New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and Arizona. In 2023 alone, we opened our 38th location and sold more than 23 territories. We continue to invest heavily in our development resources to support our franchisee’s growth. This is decreasing time to open.

What We’re Saying

“Each year we get bigger, better, and stronger as a brand,” said Tim Weiderhoft, Ed.D., CFE, chief development officer for Central Bark. “Now into our 20th year, our invigorated data-driven approach to growth is paying off. Our franchisees are moving from signing to opening at our fastest rate ever. This is due in large part to our investment in our people, real estate planning, construction, and technology. Our depth of leadership Is unparalleled in the dog care space.” 

Central Bark Growth is Exploding in 2024

Our best-in-class offering has translated to a slew of signings by multi-unit franchise partners. Several recent investors to join Central Bark as multi-unit franchisees include Frank and Lauren Belfiore that left corporate America to bring three locations to northern New Jersey. Former IT consultant Mike Carter will bring three Central Barks to Naperville, Ill. Jennifer and Kevin Morss, who are leaving a 30-year career in social services, will bring three new locations to Henderson, Nev.

Central Bark CEO Bob Crawford

“We’re not taking a passive approach to growth and development,” said Crawford. “We believe in our best-in-class model because it is data driven and growth oriented. And we’re backed by our incredible franchisee community and the culture they’ve built. That’s why we’re seeing our third consecutive year of system wide double-digit revenue increases. We were also named a Top 200 Franchise in 2024 by Franchise Business Review. We’re paving the way as an industry leading franchise opportunity and disruptor in the dog care space. It’s why we continue to attract multi-unit investment in our brand.”

Contact Information

With a best-in-class product, expert brand leadership, a targeted growth model, and unrivaled franchisee culture and satisfaction, Central Bark is well on its way to 200 Central Bark locations by 2027. For more information on Central Bark franchising opportunities, visit centralbarkusa.com/franchising.