Painting with a Twist Co-Founder Renee Maloney Gets Behind-the-Scenes Look at Leading Paint and Sip Franchise on CBS’s “Undercover Boss”

New Episode of the Emmy Award-Winning Reality Series Airs Wednesday,
Jan. 4

MANDEVILLE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Paintingwithatwist–In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans-area mom Renee
Maloney teamed up with a friend hoping to help their neighbors forget
about the storm’s devastation. Their idea was to turn everyone into an
artist by providing them a blank canvas, step-by-step art instruction
and a glass of wine. Painting
with a Twist
, born in 2007, has since become the original and
fastest-growing paint-and-sip franchise in the nation. Maloney will take
a look inside the business on “Undercover Boss,” Wednesday, Jan. 4
(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“The experience of going undercover was incredibly rewarding for me
because I was able to feel the pulse of our entire company. It was a
reminder that our customers, artists and franchisees are all part of the
powerful Painting with a Twist experience. Inside each and every studio
is where the magic happens and I’m grateful I could experience it from a
different perspective,” said Maloney, Co-Founder and CFO of Painting
with a Twist. “Connecting with everyone face-to-face is what drives this
business. And that’s something I can’t measure from behind my desk.”

On the episode, Maloney worked as an art instructor, studio manager,
warehouse supervisor and franchisee. Maloney was excited to see how
passionate employees within the company are when it comes to making the
customer experience memorable – from quality control of canvases in
their own warehouse to greeting guests at the door when it’s their time
to paint. Throughout the journey, she gets a first-hand look at the
personal and professional struggles of franchisees and their employees.

As a result of her findings while on her “Undercover Boss” mission,
Maloney has since implemented an Artist Advisory Board for the company,
which helps to acknowledge and compensate artists for work they have
created and is taught nationwide.

“Undercover Boss,” in its eighth season, is a two-time Emmy
Award-winning reality series that follows high-level executives as they
slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own organizations. Each
week, a different leader will sacrifice the comfort of their corner
office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their
operation.

Led by local art instructors, Painting with a Twist guests paint on bare
canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. The 8,000 piece
library of original artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and
cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and
florals. The company’s charitable arm, Painting
with a Purpose
, raises money for local charities through monthly
events at all locations. To date, more than $3.25 million has been
raised. The company opened more than 60 new franchise locations
throughout 2016.

For more information about franchise opportunities with Painting with a
Twist, visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.

About Painting with a Twist®

Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading
paint-and-sip franchise with 320 studios in 36 states. Founded in 2007
by Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, Painting with a Twist began
franchising in 2009 and provides customers with paint, a canvas and
brushes that lead to a fun evening with friends and a finished piece of
art. The company maintains a strong focus on giving back to the local
community, and was recently recognized by the International Franchise
Association’s Franchise Education & Research Foundation’s Franchising
Gives Back Awards. To date, Painting with a Twist has donated more than
$3.25 million through their charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the
fastest-growing franchise in the industry, Painting with a Twist has
been ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip franchise as part of Entrepreneur
magazine’s annual Franchise 500 edition for the past three years. For
more information about Painting with a Twist’s franchise opportunity,
visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.

Contacts

Fishman Public Relations
Sara Faiwell, 847-945-1300
sfaiwell@fishmanpr.com