HOUSTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinot's Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced five new franchise agreements this week. The fast-growing brand will expand its presence in Illinois with a new location in Naperville, and in Texas with a new franchise in College Station. This latest expansion will also include the company's first locations in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130403/DA87678LOGO) Company President Charles Willis says the latest expansion marks an exciting time for Pinot's Palette, which is now the fastest-growing Paint and Sip brand in the country. "Last year, the brand awarded twenty-two new franchises, including our first studios in the Northeast, with locations in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut," Willis says. "This quarter, we're adding St. Petersburg, Florida; Dayton, Ohio; and Charlotte, North Carolina, to our growing list of partner studios. It's exciting to see our growth strategies materialize in markets all over the nation." New franchisees are attracted to the brand because of the popularity of current locations, the availability of new territories, and award-winning franchisee support. Pinot's Palette recently received several commendations for their franchise success: In February 2013, Pinot's Palette was awarded the Franchisee Satisfaction Award by Franchise Business Review; and in March 2013, Pinot's Palette became the only Paint and Sip franchise to be included on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises; as well as the only Paint and Sip to receive an honorable mention in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 List in January 2013. In addition to an intensive, week-long training "boot camp" and ongoing support, franchisees have access to the Pinot Technology Suite (PTS), a proprietary software system that streamlines administrative tasks. The system even helps franchisees strategically plan their calendars, based on same-studio historical data.