Woof Gang Bakery, the nation’s fastest-growing gourmet dog treat bakery and retail store franchise, has awarded area development rights to Sam and Dana Levy of University Park, Fla. (dba KaliKo, LLC) for the Southwest and West Central Florida region.

Under this area development agreement, approximately a dozen new Woof Gang Bakery stores will open by the end of 2010 throughout the counties of Citrus, Hillsboro, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier and others. This agreement represents the first area development agreement for Woof Gang Bakery, LLC and the first Woof Gang Bakery stores along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

As part of the new agreement, a Woof Gang Bakery store located at 8314 Market Street, Lakewood Ranch will open in early March. The next area Woof Gang Bakery store is scheduled to open in April at 1809 S. Osprey Avenue in Sarasota, with a third location to follow at I-75/Bee Ridge in Sarasota.

“Entering into our first area development agreement is a milestone event and a significant step in the growth of Woof Gang Bakery,” said Paul Allen, Woof Gang Bakery vice president of franchise sales. “To uphold our brand and continue our strategy of steady, planned expansion, it is essential to make the right franchise partners a part of our team. Sam and Dana Levy bring the perfect mix of business experience, approach to excellence and passion for our company.”

Long-time Gulf Coast residents Dana and Sam Levy are committed to the local communities their stores will serve and wholeheartedly enthusiastic about this new venture. Read more.