Coyote Ugly set for Mexican adventure

Coyote Ugly, the Western-themed bar that inspired the big-screen movie, is exporting its version of honky-tonk to Mexico.

The bar is looking to debut in Mexico with more than 15 bars over the next several years. The growth will be driven by franchising and will target Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Liliana ‘Lil’ Lovell, the founder of Coyote Ugly said: “With the wild success of our bars throughout the United States and abroad, we think Mexico is perfect for our brand of bar. I like the uniqueness of Mexico and its residents. I definitely see local residents, as well as tourists, having a lot of fun in our Mexican bars."

“The energy inside our bars is amazing. From the moment you walk in the door it is a sensory overload of great music, entertainment and fun. There isn’t anything like it. Period,” Lovell said.

To augment the company’s growth in Mexico, Coyote Ugly is actively seeking highly qualified franchisees looking to invest in an international franchise program full of fun, support, high profits, and the recognition of one of the world’s best known brands.

Today, there are six Coyote Ugly bars outside the United States – one in Germany, four in Russia and one in the Ukraine. The company recently inked a deal for its fifth Russian bar, and is close to finalizing agreements in Canada and the United Kingdom.