Wendel Clark’s Meineke Vaughan Franchise Named SSGM 'Garage of the Year'

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."

"We are certainly delighted that Wendel, Andrew, Cam and their team have received this high-profile industry recognition," said Meineke Canada Vice President and General Manager Duane Arbeau. "Being named ‘Garage of The Year’ by such a well-respected, industry-leading print and online publication will certainly strengthen our brand awareness and should help us expand our franchise business across Canada."

Wendel Clark said, "This award is great for the Meineke brand. For our first location and our team to be acknowledged as an industry leader and to receive this significant award is huge. Credit goes to Cam Campli and the entire staff for demonstrating that when it comes to customer service if we’re going to talk the talk, we need to walk the walk."

About Meineke

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., a division of Driven Brands, Inc., of Charlotte, NC is the leading automotive aftermarket franchisor in the world. Founded in 1972, Meineke has over 900 centers that service approximately 3 million cars a year. Over the years, Meineke has expanded its product offerings to better meet the demands of its customers and a changing marketplace. Meineke continues to be ranked as one of the best franchise opportunities in North America and has recently won top franchise rankings from Forbes, Franchise Times and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Visit meineke.ca.

For Canadian franchising opportunities with Meineke, contact Laura Skinner at laura.skinner@meineke.com or Duane Arbeau at duane.arbeau@meineke.com

About Driven Brands

Driven Brands, (www.drivenbrands.com) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate automotive related businesses: MAACO®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Econo Lube & Tune, and Drive N Style®.

Contacts:

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David Eisenstadt
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Rachel Yager
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ryager@tcgpr.com

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