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Wendel Clark’s Meineke Vaughan Franchise Named SSGM 'Garage Of The Year' »

December 30, 2013 at 10:21AM PST | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

VAUGHAN, Ontario - December 30, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Just six months after opening his first franchise location, hockey legend Wendel Clark’s Meineke Car Care Centre in Vaughan, ON was named Garage of the Year by SSGM (Service Station & Garage Management).
Clark and his two partners Andrew Jackson and Cam Campli are so pleased with their partnership with Meineke that they have announced plans to open additional Meineke locations.
Said SSGM Editor Tom Venetis, "This year’s ‘Garage of the Year winner’, Meineke Car Care Centre, represents the high quality of customer service and technical expertise that the automotive aftermarket strives for in Canada. They are to be congratulated for the excellence of their service operation and professionalism of their staff, as well as providing customers with an environment that is inviting...

From Free Oil Changes To Free Meals, Businesses Say 'Thanks' On Veterans Day »

November 05, 2013 at 6:55AM PST | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

Meineke Car Care Centers Offer Free Oil Change to Active or Retired Service People and their Spouses*
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - It is perhaps one of the most important federal holidays, and for millions of American veterans and their families, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices so many service men and women have made for our country. There are remembrances and ceremonies honoring those who have and continue to serve. And for many businesses from Main Street to Madison Avenue, it's a day to give a small token of something back in gratitude and support of those who support us every day.
A History of Sacrifice and Honor
The day's origins stem from the date the Allied nations and Germany agreed to a temporary cease-fire on Nov...

Meineke Offers Simple Car Care Solutions For Fall And Winter Driving »

October 22, 2013 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

"Drive A Little Smarter" This Season with Meineke
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Snow, sleet, ice or just a seasonal climate change – it's that time of year again and Meineke Car Care Centers, part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies, is helping its customers Drive a Little Smarter with some simple tips for fall and winter car care.
Last month, Meineke embarked upon a complete brand repositioning. Brand research indicated that most customers did not know how short-term automotive maintenance could prevent long-term issues. As a result, the brand's "Drive A Little Smarter" initiative was launched to help educate and empower its customers and equip car owners with the knowledge to help them make proactive maintenance decisions...

MAM Software To Demonstrate Latest VAST Release At Meineke International Franchisee Convention »

October 04, 2013 at 7:22AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

Automotive service providers catch an exclusive 'sneak peek' of Full Slate and CARFAX integrations with the VAST business management and POS system.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - MAM Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAMS), a leading provider of business management solutions, will demonstrate its VAST Business Management Software for automotive service providers at Meineke Car Care Center's International Franchisee Convention on October 7th at Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Franchisees will learn how VAST has helped fellow Meineke center owners manage daily business operations, including estimating, sales, order processing and extensive business reporting.
The demonstration coincides with VAST's upcoming version release...

Meineke Car Care Centers Gear Up For A National Brand Overhaul To Help Customers ‘Drive A Little Smarter’ »

September 11, 2013 at 6:02AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

"Kid President" Kick-Starts Brand Quest to Educate Customers About Everyday Car Care
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - September 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Meineke Car Care Centers, part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies, today announced the launch of its brand repositioning based on a radical new attitude about customer service and advertising with a campaign featuring SoulPancake's viral sensation Robby Novak, "Kid President," as the Meineke "Kid Mechanic." The new positioning, "Drive A Little Smarter," is supported by television, outdoor and digital executions designed to take the mystery out of simple car care by presenting it in a fun and understandable way.
Despite the seeming simplicity of an oil change, maintaining proper tire pressure, or replacing windshield wipers seasonally, Meineke research indicated that most customers who visited their car care centers did not understand many of the services, or how short-term automotive maintenance could prevent long-term issues...

Meineke Raises $80,000 For Carolinas Healthcare System's Levine Children's Hospital And Children's Miracle Network »

June 18, 2013 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The Meineke team joined forces with Driven Brands Charitable Foundation to host the 15th Annual Meineke Tournament of Champions at the picturesque The Golf Club at Ballantyne. The fundraising event benefited Carolinas Healthcare System's Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), raising $80,000 for this great cause.
The fundraising effort was spearheaded by more than 160 attendees representing generous vendors, franchisees and employees. PITCH, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilly Auto Parts, American Tire Distributors, Web.com and other sponsors contributed by sponsorship donations and provided amazing prizes through both silent and live auction.
"Giving back to our communities, on a local and national level, is at the core of Meineke," said Paul Clayton, President, Meineke...

Meineke Names Pitch, Inc. As Advertising Agency Of Record »

April 29, 2013 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., today announced that Pitch has been selected to be the company's Advertising Agency of Record.
"We're eager to bring a new approach to brand development that reinvents the car care category and we know that the team at Pitch will deliver innovative and exciting solutions for our consumers and franchisees," remarked Jason Moskal , SVP, Chief Marketing Officer.
Meineke's North American network of 900 franchised car care centers will promote awareness with a $30M campaign focused on print, digital, broadcast, radio, and experiential.
"We're creating robust national and local programs to empower consumers to seek out the skilled automotive maintenance and repairs that can only be done by Meineke," said Rachel Spiegelman , SVP, Marketing at Pitch...

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. Appoints Jason J. Moskal As Chief Marketing Officer »

April 25, 2013 at 5:52AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Meineke, a leader in automotive service, maintenance and repair, announces Jason J. Moskal as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. Moskal brings over 17 years of experience in developing integrated marketing programs and brand strategies with many Fortune 100 companies.
Moskal will be responsible for the development of the overall brand strategy and execution of Meineke's strategic marketing programs, including product promotion, marketing communications, traditional and emerging media channels, new customer acquisition and deepening existing customer relationships.Most recently, Moskal served as U.S. Director of Marketing at Ally Bank, where he was responsible for strategic marketing planning, creative development, media strategy and multi-channel marketing programs across mass, digital and interactive channels...

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. Appoints New President »

January 18, 2013 at 4:16AM PST | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

January 18, 2013 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, NC - Meineke Car Care Centers Inc., a leading provider of franchised automotive repair and maintenance services, today announced the appointment of Paul Clayton, an accomplished franchising executive, as the company's new President.
Clayton brings over 28 years of highly successful franchising experience to Meineke, most notably having spent 8 years as CEO of Jamba Juice and building the company into a nationally recognized brand. Clayton led the growth of Jamba Juice to over 740 US stores and delivered seven consecutive years of positive same-store sales performance. Under Clayton's leadership, Jamba Juice dominated the made-to-order and healthy snack market in 2008 with 19% market share, triple that of their closest competition...

Navy Veteran Finds Business Success With Meineke Car Care Center »

November 29, 2012 at 4:59AM PST | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

Decorated veteran named finalist for national award.
Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) November 29, 2012 - Navy veteran Tom Perez purchased Meineke Car Care Center in Pensacola, Fla., in May with the help of Boost A Hero, a crowdfunding site to help veterans open franchises. Perez raised $6,740 through Boost A Hero, and Meineke discounted the franchise fee and provided additional financing, making it possible for Perez to take over the Pensacola location.
In his first six months in business, Perez, 31, has hired five veterans, keeping his promise to help other veterans find jobs. He has also increased sales for his location by 60 percent, and he hopes to open a second center. Perez has been nominated for the International Franchise Association (IFA)’s Veteran of the Year award and is a finalist for the U...

Meineke Car Care Center Launches New Incentives For Multi-Store Operators »

October 10, 2012 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

Reduced Franchise Fees, Royalty Rates Put in Place
October 10, 2012 // Franchising.com // Charlotte, NC - Meineke Car Care Center, a full-service automotive maintenance and repair, specializing in brakes, maintenance services and general repair, is using new incentives to attract multi-store operators (MSO).
The second license under the new program is $15,000—savings of $7,500—and the third license and every one after that is $10,000—a discount of $20,000 from the original single license fee of $30,000. There is also a 50 percent royalty discount for the first year of operation for the second store and any stores after. M-Key, which is Meineke’s point of sale system that costs about $5,000, is free for the second store and any following stores...

Meineke Car Care Center Announces Franchisee Of The Year »

October 10, 2012 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

Multi-Unit Owner Wins for Second Time
October 10, 2012 // Franchising.com // Louisville, Ky. - Bryan Brown, franchise owner of eight Meineke Car Care Center locations in Louisville, Ky., and southern Indiana, was honored during this year’s Meineke Convention with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.
“This award, at its essence, symbolizes the amazing power of uniting entrepreneurial drive with a proven business system and Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. is proud to present this award to a remarkable person,” said Driven Brands CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick.
Brown began his venture with Meineke Car Care Centers 15 years ago and is Meineke’s first two-time winner of the prestigious award, having also won in 2008...

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. Appoints New President »

October 03, 2012 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - Meineke Car Care Centers Inc., a leading provider of franchised automotive repair and maintenance services, today announced the appointment of Paul Clayton, an accomplished franchising executive, as the company's new President.
Clayton brings over 28 years of highly successful franchising experience to Meineke, most notably having spent 8 years as CEO of Jamba Juice and building the company into a nationally recognized brand. Clayton led the growth of Jamba Juice to over 740 US stores and delivered seven consecutive years of positive same-store sales performance. Under Clayton's leadership, Jamba Juice dominated the made-to-order and healthy snack market in 2008 with 19% market share, triple that of their closest competition...

LAUNCH Enters Agreement With Meineke For Diagnostics Equipment Purchase »

July 25, 2012 at 5:51AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

LAUNCH Tech USA has been awarded a Diagnostics Equipment Agreement for Meineke Car Care Centers Diagnostics Program.
Ontario, California (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 - LAUNCH Tech USA today announced that it has been awarded a Diagnostics Equipment Agreement for Meineke Car Care Centers Diagnostics Program. Under the terms of the agreement, LAUNCH Diagnostics products will be the preferred vendor for scan tools to help diagnose and repair vehicles in the over 900 Meineke stores nationwide.
“We think the X-341 GDS from Launch Tech is a great choice in scan tools for our dealers,” stated Tom Kirby, Director of Training & Product Development for Meineke. “It represents an excellent combination of coverage, capability, functionality and value...

Meineke Car Care Center Selected As One Of 50 Top Franchises For Veterans »

June 20, 2012 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

World Franchising Network Publishes 3rd Annual List
June 20, 2012 // Franchising.com // Charlotte NC - Meineke Car Care Center, a full-service automotive maintenance and repair franchise specializing in brakes, maintenance services and general repair, has been named one of the “50 Top Franchises for Veterans” by the World Franchising Network. Meineke was selected from more than 400 companies for its commitment to the recruitment and advancement of veterans within the company. Maaco—another Driven Brands company—was also named to the list.
“Veterans make excellent franchise owners and we have many veteran franchisees who have found Meineke to be the perfect post-military career,” said Dave Schaefers, senior vice president of franchise development for Driven Brands...

Meineke Chooses Full Slate As Its Exclusive Online Scheduling Partner »

April 23, 2012 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

New Capabilities Come on the Heels of a J.D. Power and Associates Study Highlighting Online Scheduling as One of Three Ways Car Care Companies Can Maintain High Customer Satisfaction Levels
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. today announced it has chosen Full Slate as its exclusive partner for online appointment scheduling, enabling customers to book service appointments online for the first time in the company's 40-year history.
After a successful pilot program in which 25 Meineke centers "test-drove" Full Slate for three months, Meineke is making the appointment scheduling software available to every center across the country.
Rather than calling in to schedule an oil change, tune-up or other service, customers can now simply go to Meineke...

Franchise Clique Signs Automotive Franchise Giant Meineke »

March 30, 2012 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

Franchise Clique is excited to announce a new business relationship with Meineke.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 - The entrepreneur spirit is alive and well in South Carolina as Dave Schwartz, owner of FranchiseClique.com, signs new business with franchise giant Meineke. Schwartz is optimistic about his business because it relies on the spirit of entrepreneurship around the country. Steady growth has been seen in the past few years as people eagerly begin new phases in their lives. “The automotive franchise industry has major growth potential in the coming years and Meineke is ranked in the top 100 of the Entrepreneur 2012 Franchise 500 Rankings,” Schwartz said.
“It’s great to see positive growth from businesses because it means that people are more willing to invest in franchising opportunities,” Schwartz continues...

Navy Veteran Utilizes Crowdfunding To Open Meineke Car Care Center In Pensacola »

March 06, 2012 at 4:14AM PST | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

Decorated veteran seeks financing via Boost A Hero program.
March 06, 2012 // Franchising.com // Pensacola, Fla. - After 10 years in the United States Navy, Tom Perez has signed with Meineke Car Care Centers to take over the location at 2871 West Michigan Ave. in Pensacola, Fla. Meineke quickly approved Perez’s franchise application because of his skills and personality. Meineke has discounted its franchise fee by 25 percent and is financing nearly 75 percent of the entire purchase, but Perez still needs to raise additional capital to get started. He is the first Meineke franchisee to use Sprigster’s Boost A Hero franchise crowdfunding program.
Perez, 31, who was honorably discharged last year due to downsizing, served as a master of arms in the Navy...

Meineke Car Care Centers Franchise Leverage Telmetrics Call Measurement For Advertising Visibility And Lead Generation Insights  »

June 28, 2010 at 2:17PM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

Ad Performance Data from Telmetrics Call Tracking Solutions Helps National Advertiser Optimize Media Spend and Increase ROI (PRWEB) -- To increase ad campaign performance visibility, Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., a leader in franchised automotive services, is using Telmetrics, the leading provider of advertising call measurement solutions, to track the consumer calls generated by its national and local direct response advertising campaigns.

With 900 locations in the U.S. and Canada, Meineke Car Care Centers advertises across various traditional and digital media channels to drive calls to local franchisees. Through Telmetrics' call tracking, Meineke Car Care Centers can measure an individual ad's performance based on the telephone calls made to a unique call tracking number in the ad...

Meineke Franchisee Becomes The 1,500th Veteran To Buy A Business Under The VetFran Program  »

November 11, 2009 at 9:15AM PST | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers

1,500th U.S. Veteran to Open Franchise Small Business Using Voluntary Discounts November 11, 2009 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. --- Veterans Day for U.S. Army veteran Brian Gadson will be even more special this year. He's just signed up for a different tour of duty, becoming the 1,500th veteran to buy a franchise small business using discounts offered by the International Franchise Association's "VetFran" program.

Gadson will soon open a Meineke Car Care Center in St. Louis. Meineke, one of the top 10 companies that sell franchises to veterans through VetFran, is the second largest automotive service franchise in the Americas with approximately 900 worldwide locations.

"Meineke Car Care Centers is extremely proud to have our franchisee, Brian Gadson, recognized as the 1,500th veteran to purchase a franchise under the VetFran program," said Kenneth Walker, CEO of parent company Driven Brands Inc...

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