Meineke Named as One of the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities
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Meineke Named as One of the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities

October 22, 2007 // // Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc, one of the leading automotive repair franchises was recently selected as one of the top 50 franchises for minorities by the National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI). The National Minority Franchising Initiative was created seven years ago with the sole objective of increasing the number of minorities in franchising.

"Meineke Car Care Centers is delighted and honored to participate in such a well thought out and well hearted program. Increasing diversity in the franchise world will ultimately provide new ideas and new energy, improving our industries performance and productivity." said Dave Schaefers, Meineke's VP of Business Development.

Additionally, Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. is an active participant in the International Franchise Association's (IFA) MinorityFran Program. The MinorityFran Program strives to build relationships by connecting organizations with the common goal of building the number of minority franchisees and spreading the message that franchising is a smart and affordable way to begin your own business.

In order to make the top 50, Meineke ranked among the best when it came to historical performance, brand identification, market dynamics, franchisee satisfaction, level of initial training, on-going support and financial stability. Of special significance were the results of a detailed survey of the minority make up of the existing franchisee base and senior management at Meineke's corporate office.

About Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc.
Beginning in 1972, Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. has expanded its menu of product offerings to meet the demands of a changing marketplace. In 1986, the chain relocated from Houston to Charlotte, NC. Demonstrating steady growth, both domestically and internationally, Meineke now represents nearly 900 franchised shops, with an additional 100 licenses sold and in development. The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers recognized Meineke as its Franchisee of the Year and Meineke regularly
appears in Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500 (89th in 2007), a list of the 500 best franchise opportunities in America.



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