Candice Witterringer Becomes First Female Franchisee for Take 5 Oil Change

By November 14, 2019 November 20th, 2019 Franchise Owner Spotlight

Take 5 Oil Change is pleased to welcome Candice Winterringer and her company Win T5 to the Take 5 Franchise family! Winterringer and Win T5 have committed to opening six units over four years in Oklahoma City, OK. Win T5 is the first primarily woman-owned franchisee for Take 5 and the first franchisee in the state of Oklahoma.

Winterringer, her husband Brian, and brother-in-law John own WintCo, a multi-unit franchisee of Sonic with 20 locations throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Idaho. They have more than 35 years of franchising experience in the QSR industry. In addition, they also own an accounting and payroll services business geared toward franchisees. Win T5 is a new company formed by her and John to manage their Take 5 franchises.

“Like many investors, we began looking to diversify our portfolio,” said Winterringer. “Food service was what we knew, so if we were to step outside of that industry, we wanted a franchise that was similar in some basic components, and operationally simple. Take 5 ended up being the perfect match for us.”

“The Take 5 model focuses on delivering fast, friendly customer service, which is what our experience has been,” she added. “They have a proven playbook to follow, which helps deliver consistent quality and service, and the investment doesn’t require a large real estate footprint. Those are the factors that made Take 5 very attractive to us.”

Winterringer and the Win T5 management team visited with Take 5 leadership and were very excited about their values and vision. They then contacted four other Take 5 franchisees, randomly selected, and the feedback from all four was extremely positive, reinforcing their initial impressions.

“We are excited to have Candice and her team as partners for Take 5,” said Jon Gaiman, Chief Development Officer for Driven Brands. “She has a phenomenal background in franchising and a great record of success that we know will continue as she sets out to grow Take 5 in Oklahoma.”

Win T5 plans to open its first store in March 2020 and the second by September. The six new stores will bring approximately 60 to 70 new jobs to the 11-county area.

“Take 5 is a great organization and we are very excited to bring more of the Take 5 model to the citizens of Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas,” said Winterringer.

The Take 5 Oil Change drive-thru model allows the car owner to stay in the comfort of their vehicle for an on average 10-minute oil change service, 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.

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. and Canada. 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.

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.

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 an on average 10- minute oil change service and four ancillary services such as air filter and wiper blade changes and transmission and radiator fluid replacements. Take 5 is has more than 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.