July 27, 2020 / Franchising.com / CHARLOTTE – Take 5 Oil Change® and Meineke Car Care Centers®, as a part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket brands, were named No. 1 in the Fast Lube category for the National Oil and Lube News 2020 “Tops in the Industry” rankings.
Take 5 Oil Change has seen amazing growth since being acquired by Driven Brands in March 2016. At the time of the acquisition, Take 5 Oil Change had 65 stores. They now have more than 500 stores through a combination of acquisition, franchise and company-owned stores.
Meineke Car Care Centers, a long-standing brand with high brand recognition and a robust operational playbook, has become a cutting-edge, technology-driven company over the past few years, providing both franchisees and customers with the tools for better communication, education, and transparency throughout the repair process.
“Both Take 5 Oil Change and Meineke’s service models center around creating a great customer experience,” said Ted Rippey, Vice President of Development for Driven Brands. “Take 5 Oil Change has always been about convenience and a fast, efficient stay-in-your-car oil change. Meineke is probably one of the first national brands to introduce digital inspections, which provides customers with better communication, photos and diagnostic results right to their phone through text or email.”
Both Take 5 Oil Change and Meineke Car Care Centers are actively seeking single-unit and multi-unit franchise owners to expand the brand’s footprint.
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 ancillary services such as air filter replacement, wiper blade changes, and coolant exchanges. Take 5 has more than 530 company-owned and franchised service centers throughout the United States and Canada.
Meineke Car Care Centers®, a member of the Driven Brands™ portfolio, is the leading automotive aftermarket franchisor in the world. Founded in 1972, Meineke has more than 800 centers that service approximately 3 million cars a year. In recent years, Meineke has expanded its product offerings to better meet the demands of its customers and a changing marketplace, becoming the “total car care” brand. Meineke continues to be ranked as one of the best franchise opportunities in the country.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of some of North America’s leading automotive service brands including Take 5 Oil Change®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Automotive Training Institute™, Maaco®, CARSTAR®, ABRA®, Uniban™, Fix Auto USA, 1-800-Radiator & A/C® and PH Vitres d’Autos™. Driven Brands has more than 3,250 centers across the United States and Canada, and combined, all businesses generate more than $3.2 billion in system sales and service approximately 9 million vehicles annually.