Take 5 Oil Change Adds New Franchise Location in Kernersville, N.C.
EB Partners Opens Their Third Store in North Carolina This Year
October 14, 2019 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE - Take 5 Oil Change is pleased to announce the opening of a new store location at 831 S Main Street, Kernersville, N.C. This is the third Take 5 store opening for franchise owners TC Ewing and Wood Breeden, adding to their stores in High Point and Burlington.
As part of their introduction to the Kernersville community, they are offering the following specials:
- $29.99 Castrol GTX Oil Change
- 25% off for Military and Rideshare customers
- Fleet discounts are available
Breeden, whose background is in financial services, has been friends with Ewing since high school. Ewing, who worked at a Five Guys franchise, has a background in franchising as well as commercial real estate. They decided to combine their complementary skills and experience to form EB Partners, and Take 5 was their first franchise investment.
“When we began doing our due diligence on Take 5 Oil Change, we wanted to experience the brand as a consumer,” said Breeden. “We took our cars, and the cars of several of our relatives, for oil change service at various locations, both Take 5 and other brands. We wanted to see if the key differentiators that we read about were being put into practice at the store level. When I went to one Take 5 for an oil change and was told that my car didn’t really need servicing yet, I saw their philosophy of honesty and focus on customer education first-hand. We immediately fell in love with the brand.”
Breeden and Ewing particularly appreciated the model, the simplicity and scalability of Take 5. They spent three weeks in training, even working in a Take 5 location. They are owners who are active in their business and visit each of their three stores regularly.
“One thing that I learned in my franchise experience is that it is easier to manage an operation that does one thing and does it really, really well, versus trying to do many things,” said Ewing. “Take 5 meets that description and has a customer-focused culture that resonates with our values.”
EB Partners plan on adding an additional center in North Carolina this year, and more to their portfolio soon after.
North Carolina-based Driven Brands acquired Take 5 Oil Change in 2016, and over the last two years Take 5 has experienced rapid expansion across the U.S. In 2018 Take 5 began offering franchise opportunities for investors looking to diversify their portfolio with a simple and scalable business model, backed by outstanding operations and training support.
The Take 5 Oil Change drive-thru model allows the car owner to stay in the comfort of their vehicle while technicians change the oil and filter, check vital fluids and replenish them to the recommended levels. Additional services such as wiper blade replacement and operational flushes are also available.
Take 5 Oil Change is actively seeking investors who want to become independent business owners or want to diversify and expand their current portfolio with a Take 5 Franchise. To learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.take5franchise.com .
About Take 5 Oil Change
Established in 1984, Take 5 Oil Change is a quick lube franchise under Driven Brands featuring a unique drive-thru concept that allows customers to never leave the comfort of their car. The brand offers a 10- minutes or less oil change service and four ancillary services such as air filter and wiper blade changes and transmission and radiator fluid replacements. Take 5 is approaching nearly 500 company-owned and franchised service centers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit: www.take5oilchange.com.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of North America’s leading automotive aftermarket brands across four distinct verticals: Repair & Maintenance, housing Meineke Car Care Centers®; Paint & Collision, housing Maaco®, CARSTAR®, and ABRA®; Distribution, housing 1-800-Radiator & A/C®; and Quick Lube, housing Take 5 Oil Change®. Driven Brands has over 2,800 centers across North America, and combined; all businesses generate more than $2.8 billion in system sales and service approximately 8 million vehicles annually. For more information, visit drivenbrands.com.
SOURCE Take 5 Oil Change