Proudly serving America since 1972, Meineke prides itself on a reputation for customer service and quality workmanship. When you join the Meineke franchise system, you automatically inherit a business system with over 46 years of experience. We offer knowledge and expertise on business plans, daily management techniques, and repair best practices – everything you need to become a successful Meineke owner. Meineke is a proud member of Driven Brands, the largest family of automotive repair franchises in the USA.

Established: 1972
First Unit Franchised: 1972
Franchised Units: 800
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: All

With nearly 800 units in operation, Meineke has strong brand recognition, economies of scale, top-notch and unique operational support techniques, superior marketing strategies, innovative technologies, an excellent training support system, and a strategic and growth-minded leadership team. Meineke combines an elite marketing program with a proven business system to attract and keep customers. The business system and design create a unique and standardized facility with a comprehensive equipment package, proprietary POS system, and high-quality marketing materials. With best in class real estate, training, and operations teams, Meineke provides world-class support to guide our franchisees in achieving success and business growth. Meineke believes in providing a consistent road map for success, based on key performance dashboards, business statistics, and Meineke’s playbook. Comprised of four parts – Marketing, Staffing, Servicing, and Retailing – the Meineke Way is the turnkey playbook with the processes and procedures necessary to drive center success and profitability.

We believe that our dedication and focus to the brand experience, along with our retail and marketing technology platforms, provide our customers and franchisees with a world-class operation that stands the test of time.


An ideal Meineke candidate would have business and sales experience.  The owners are not often the ones working on vehicles in the shop.  On a day to day basis, most owners are overseeing 4-5 employees per center, planning marketing efforts, building local fleet accounts and building a relationship with the local community. 85% of our franchisee are actually outside of the automotive industry. Many corporate executives like our model because of the recession resiliency and industry trends. 

Cash Investment: $110,000
Total Investment: $250-$350

Minimum Net Worth: $250,000+

Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty: 5%
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes

  1. Bullet points of the benefits
    • Proven business system
    • Superior marketing support
    • High brand recognition
    • 46 years of operation
    • Protected territory
    • Automotive experience is not required
    • One of the most comprehensive 2-week training programs in the industry
    • Extensive intranet system and key performance dashboards
    • Extensive field and virtual operations support that is unique to the industry
    • SIMMS: A market development tool that gives Meineke the ability to research the best real estate opportunities for new Meineke locations based on area demographics, peer franchisee success, competition in the area, and many other factors 
    • Multi-unit license incentives: License fee discounts, royalty discounts, free POS
    • Existing franchisee incentives
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