Growler USA® Looks to Tap Major Markets throughout U.S. for Franchise Growth in 2017

Craft Beer Brand Plans to Open 25 New Pubs this Year, Seeks Qualified
Franchisees

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On the heels of a momentous year that included opening pubs in eight new
states and awarding nearly 40 new franchises, national craft beverage
franchise Growler
USA
® announced plans for explosive growth in 2017.
The brand plans to open 25 of the 40 new locations this year, with this
demand driven largely by growth in the craft beer industry and a simple
operating model.

Growler USA is a microbrew pub dedicated to offering only 100 percent
American-made craft beverages and a food menu designed and engineered to
celebrate the flavors of each drink. Each location offers a variety of
regional and nationally recognized beverages, and remains True to the
Brew™
with up to 100 taps of craft beer, hard cider, draught wine,
and hand-crafted non-alcoholic beverages such as craft root beer and
kombucha tea.

In 2017, the brand plans to open 25 new locations, including ones in
Rogers, AR; Tulsa, OK; Omaha, NE; and Colorado Springs, CO that will
open in the first quarter. Additional areas the brand is targeting
include Kansas City, KS; St. Louis, MO; and Columbia, SC.

“Growler USA is uniquely positioned to champion the craft beverage
industry,” said Dan White, founder and CEO. “In the year ahead, we will
focus on expanding our footprint and continuing to support America’s
craft brewers. We are seeking franchisees to join us in new and existing
markets throughout the country.”

Growler USA opened its flagship corporate pub to the Denver-area earlier
this year, a move that will set the pace for all future franchise
locations. The new prototype includes significant changes to the kitchen
including adding equipment that is going to allow the brand to “craft”
the perfect menu for its beer program.

Last year, Growler USA opened its first franchise location in Charlotte,
NC, and debuted pubs in Phoenix, AZ; Katy, TX; Austin, TX; Redmond, WA;
Atlanta, GA; Honolulu, HI; and Tallahassee, FL. The franchise also inked
deals to bring more than 40 locations to 18 states.

Growler USA currently has nine pubs throughout the country. Leading-edge
technology that simplifies operations for franchisees is integrated into
the Growler USA business model, with technology-driven programs to
streamline beer monitoring operations. Locations require 2,500 to 3,000
square feet of retail space, including back-of-house operations, and no
prior food or restaurant experience is needed. The total investment
range to open a Growler USA pub ranges from $556,148-$895,519.

To learn more about Growler USA and its franchising opportunities, visit GrowlerUSAFranchise.com.

About Growler USA

Growler USA® – America’s Microbrew Pub, launched in 2014, is a
neighborhood gathering place dedicated to offering only American-made
craft beverages and a menu designed to celebrate the unique flavors of
uniquely American fare. Each pub has up to 100 taps of craft beer, hard
cider, draught wine, and hand-crafted non-alcoholic beverages such as
root beer and kombucha tea. Growler USA captures the personality of the
community it serves through its decor elements, localized menu
offerings, and unique draught options. For more information, visit GrowlerUSA.com.
To learn more about franchising opportunities, visit GrowlerUSAFranchise.com/.

Contacts

Fishman Public Relations
Kayla Atwell, 847-945-1300
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