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

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

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. 11, 1918, leading to the end of World War I. At the time, many people believed that conflict would be "the war to end all wars," and Nov. 11 became known as Armistice Day. In 1938, the day became a legal federal holiday, and in 1954, after World War II and the Korean War made it clear that peace was a much more complex goal, the day became known as "Veterans Day."

While Memorial Day honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and perished during military service, Veterans Day pays tribute to all veterans, both living and deceased. Public observances vary from small town parades to an official wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns (formerly the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) in Arlington National Cemetery.

Small Gestures from Full Hearts

While nothing can fully repay the debt owed to the men and women who serve our great nation, many local businesses do what they can to make one task easier or more affordable on Veterans Day. This year one of the many businesses offering complimentary and discounted services to honor veterans is Meineke Car Care Centers. On Monday, November 11, 2013, participating Meineke Centers will provide free basic oil changes to all veterans and active-duty military personnel, as well as spouses of deployed members. The service includes up to five quarts of standard motor oil, and a standard oil filter.

"The brave men and women of the armed forces continue to stand up for our freedom every day," says Jason Moskal, Chief Marketing Officer, Meineke Car Care Centers. "Local Meineke owners wanted to show their appreciation by giving something back to them."

Locally owned and operated, Meineke Car Care Centers are open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. To find a Meineke Car Care Center near you, http://www.meineke.com/.

*Offer valid at participating centers only.

About Meineke

Founded in 1972 Meineke Car Care Centers has expanded its menu of product offerings to meet the demands of a changing marketplace. Steady growth both nationally and globally with locations in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, the Mid-East, China has seen new openings in the Caribbean and Chile. The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers recognized Meineke in 2001 as its first automotive industry Franchisor to earn the coveted Fair Franchising Seal. For more information, please visit the company's website http://www.meineke.com. To find a Meineke Car Care Center near you, visit www.meineke.com or www.facebook.com/meinekecarcareusa.

About Driven Brands

The Driven Brands family of automotive companies (www.drivenbrands.com) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate businesses: MAACO® , "America's Body Shop"; Meineke Car Care Centers® service and repair shops; Econo Lube & Tune; AutoQual®, Aero-Colours® and Drive N Style®.

Contact:

Rosie Castro
rosie@rockorange.com
305.731.2417

SOURCE Meineke Car Care Center

###

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

Blast & Brew
At Blast & Brew, we like to think “big.” That said, we’re vigorously seeking multi-unit investors to open at least three locations...
RetroFitness
Retro Fitness is well positioned for today's economy and to dominate the low cost segment by offering a high quality and value add product in...
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom
Do you love Old Chicago? Are you an experienced entrepreneur trying to find your next success story? Then you’re in the right place.
Scissors and Scotch
Scissors & Scotch provides a badass grooming experience for men, and a kickass investment opportunity for you. We’re looking to expand...
The Brass Tap
Think of our brand as your neighborhood craft beer bar – only not your typical bar experience. We have optimized each of The Brass Tap’s...
Share This Page

Subscribe to Franchising Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media
P.O. Box 20547
San Jose, CA 95160
PH. (408) 402-5681
In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)

Copyright © 2001 - 2018.
All Rights Reserved.