Iqbal Brothers Become New Take 5 Oil Change Franchisees
Entrepreneurs Plan to Bring More Employment Opportunities to Greater Washington, D.C. and Maryland Market
June 30, 2021 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE - Take 5 Oil Change® has recently welcomed brothers Syed Mujahid Iqbal and Syed Abid Iqbal as new franchisees in one of America’s fastest growing franchises*. The Iqbal’s plan to develop ten Take 5 Oil Change locations in the Washington, D.C. and Maryland markets.
Syed Mujahid and Syed Abid are multi-unit franchisees of Popeye’s, scaling to multiple units through a combination of resales, new development, and conversions. The brothers moved to the U.S. from Pakistan 15 years ago to complete their education at Goldey-Beacom College in Delaware. Prior to becoming franchisees, Syed Mujahid was VP of operations for a large petroleum company which also owned hundreds of gas stations. Syed Abid was a consultant and system analyst at various organizations including AIG insurance, Pfizer and Accenture. After experiencing successful growth with their Popeye’s franchises, the brothers sought to diversify their portfolio with a growing, non-food opportunity. They chose Take 5 Oil Change.
“We have had much success with our current business,” said Syed Mujahid. “However, the QSR business is not without challenges. There are a hundred components that all need to be in place to operate successfully, and as we looked to expand outside the food industry, we found Take 5 to be a simple, easy to scale business with a great concept and an essential need.”
“You can drive a car with bad tires for a while, or a dented fender, but a regular oil change is essential to the continuing operation of your vehicle,” added Syed Abid. “The need is there, and no one excels at the customer service aspect of meeting that need better than the Take 5 brand.”
The Iqbals have developed a strong team to manage their multiple Popeyes stores, and plan to use their experience to do the same for their Take 5 stores. They currently employ nearly 300 people and look forward to adding jobs as their Take 5 locations expand.
“We came to America 15 years ago, and we are thankful to be in a thriving business and be a job provider to people in this great country,” said Syed Mujahid.
“There are workers and there are job creators, and we chose to be job creators, and risk our hard-earned money to be able to be in that role and provide others with employment,” said Syed Abid.
Take 5 is known for its unique, speedy, customer-focused service and stay-in-the-car approach, which is particularly attractive in today’s COVID world.
* Take 5 was recently named one of the fastest growing franchises for 2021 by Entrepreneur magazine.
SOURCE Take 5 Oil Change
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