Coyote Ugly, located at 100 Harbor Boulevard, will celebrate its six-year anniversary with an 80’s themed party on Friday, May 3, with proceeds benefitting the Anchorage Children’s Home.
Owner, Joanna Olsen opened the Destin location in 2013 after the staggering success of her Panama City Beach location, which will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary later this month. The Destin location currently employs over 50 people and continues to grow its team and “Coyote Experience” every year. Since the original opening date, Coyote Ugly Destin has grown 50 percent in revenue and, most recently, has signed another three-year lease to stay at its current location within HarborWalk Village until 2022.
“People told me I would have a hard time thriving in this location due to the seasonal business of the area,” Olsen said. “But now six years later, we are proud to be the first business that has made it two years in this location and pleased with the progress we have made as an established business on the Destin Harbor.”
Guests are invited to dress in their best 80’s attire to celebrate the six years in business of the Destin location. Beginning at 7 p.m., there will be an open bar, music by DJ Vladi, and giveaways throughout the evening. A portion of the proceeds made from the event will go towards the Anchorage Children’s Home’s mission, a non-profit organization close to Olsen’s heart that was founded on Christian principles and beliefs, which serves, protects and strengthens children, families and community.
Coyote Ugly has been stamped “The Most Famous Bar on the Planet” with 25 locations in the United States, England, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Japan, Wales, and Kyrgyzstan. Olsen owns all of the Florida locations including Daytona Beach, Tampa, Panama City Beach, and Destin. She is always looking to add to her list and expand into other markets. After several years in this business, Olsen owes her success to her parents, who instilled in her a strong work ethic and tireless dedication, as well as a personal passion to never give up and view the hurdles and hardships as learning experiences.
“In this business, and because I am a woman, I had to make unusual steps to succeed,” said Olsen. “Failure was never an option.”