Michelle Boggs, Owner of Mutts Canine Cantina, shared with us about how being one of the 2020 Lillie Knox Investment awardees has benefitted her and her business.

MUTTS Canine Cantina® is an innovative franchise “eatertainment” concept for you, your dog, and your bank account. MUTTS is a Restaurant, beer/wine/cocktail bar, and off-leash dog park –a dog friendly restaurant where pups and peeps come to have fun!

  •  At last count, over 90 million pet dogs are wagging their tails in U.S. households. From millennials to empty-nesters, dog people are the driving force behind a booming pet industry – expected to top $64 billion by the end of this year.
  • MUTTS® is an innovative fast casual dog friendly restaurant/bar and dog park concept that is unrivaled in its space, presenting a franchise opportunity that offers delicious food for people and snacks for dogs, a beer/wine/cocktail cantina, and adjacent off-leash parks for small and large dogs. MUTTS allows dog lovers to enjoy all their favorite things in one place: fantastic bar and grill, a great social and entertainment scene, and a fun, clean, safe outdoor environment for your four-legged friend.
  • MUTTS is a place where dogs can run, exercise and play 

How has the award and involvement with WBCS helped your business?

We used the money to develop SharePoint sites for the franchisees so that they could access all of their documents provided by MUTTS, the franchisor, and all of their files in one location. 

I have another business that is also affiliated with WBCS and through the relationships that I’ve developed while being involved the organization, I have gained unparalleled access to representatives from major corporations that alone, my company could not have accessed.
in the fresh air – and dog owners can relax and socialize. The private dog park offers daily passes, monthly subscriptions, or annual memberships. And, there is no admittance fee to eat in the cantina.

I encourage each WBE to consider applying for the Lillie Knox Award

It is a wonderful opportunity afforded to WBEs ONLY to those who belong to WBCS, and the organization is thrilled to be able to make a difference for those who are awarded this very distinguished award.