MUTTS Canine Cantina®, the fastest growing pet ‘eater’tainment brand in America, finalized the lease for a new franchise location in Gilbert, Arizona

Slated to open in early 2023, the unique concept of an off-leash dog park with an outdoor bar and grill will reside within Gilbert’s SanTan Village, an open-air shopping center located 30 miles southeast of Phoenix. Ricardo Martinez of CF Group Investments and Ilse Calderon executed the lease early this year. The two Mexican franchisees currently boast a portfolio of multiple Little Ceasars® and Dunkin’ Donuts dispersed in various Mexican states and have already made their way to The Grand Canyon State; The first of six MUTTS locations in the surrounding Phoenix area is slated to open in early 2023 with plans to expand MUTTS’ pawprint to north and south Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, and Desert Ridge. 


“As dog lovers, Ilse and I can speak for fellow Phoenicians when we say there is a strong need in the community for an innovative concept like MUTTS Canine Cantina. I’m confident my background in hospitality will help create a space for like-minded residents to unwind with their beloved pets after a long day,” said Martinez. “I’m positive that MUTTS’ arrival to the Phoenix area will revolutionize the way we interact with off-leash parks.


Phoenix experiences year-round sunshine which is perfect for guests who thrive in an outdoor environment,” said MUTTS Franchise Managing Partner, Michelle Boggs. “MUTTS’ special features like the easily accessible walk-up bar, the dog park’s ice baths in the summer, and seasonal events like Woofstock will make the new MUTTS location a perfect haven in the Gilbert community.”