Fastest Growing Car Wash Franchise Hosts 5th Annual Convention
March 22, 2022 // Franchising.com // HOLLAND, MI - Tommy’s Express Car Wash recently hosted their Annual Convention, Tommy Club. Held in San Antonio, TX, more than 350 franchisors, team members, and staff were in attendance.
Highlights from the 3-day event included the five-year-old franchise surpassing having more than 100 stores in operation which identifies the company setting industry records being the fastest ground-up new-build car wash, opening 30 locations in 2021 with 100 more slated for 2022. This growth pace is on track with other large retail brands such as Culver’s, Jimmy Johns, and many more. Tommy’s Express is one of the fastest-growing franchises, has the most technologically advanced facilities, and is the #1 choice of consumers with their consistent excellent guest experience.
Tommy’s Express announced having experienced another year of incredible growth. In 2019, Tommy’s Express’s total wash volume was 3,578,343 vehicles. Wash counts doubled in 2020 to 7,242,219 vehicles washed; a 16% increase in wash volume per site year-over-year. By 2021 their total wash count more than doubled to 16,427,909.
Chief Executive Officer Alex Lemmen stated, “New Franchise Partners are the key to ongoing franchise growth, so we were excited to award 25 new franchise partners who committed to over 115 new sites. Our current family of franchise partners redoubled their commitment to growth, leading to same-store results that were up 39% over the prior year and washed more than 16 million cars in 2021. Our exponential growth opens doors for our team members and associates to step up into new roles and leadership positions that accelerate us into 2022 and beyond.’
To support this unparalleled growth, Tommy’s added over 150 additional personnel to their teams that drive and support the Tommy’s Express and Tommy Car Wash Systems brands.
The franchise also announced that along with many smaller fundraising initiatives at both the corporate and franchise levels, they came together as a company to donate more than $135,000 to the global non-profit organization, Water Mission in 2021. The gift sets a new record and is more than all the prior year’s contributions combined, living up to the brand promise of enriching lives, adding value, and serving communities.
Tommy’s Express is on a growth path of having 500 car washes operating by 2024.
About Tommy’s Express
Tommy’s Express is a fast-growing national car wash franchise built around the Totally Tommy site model initially developed by Tommy Car Wash Systems. Franchise locations are closely supported with exclusive training, marketing, and technical assistance and enjoy access to proprietary, franchise-exclusive developments in wash products and technology.
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