Rent-n-Roll L.L.C., the franchisor of rent-to-own wheel and tire stores, opened four more franchised locations in August, expanding the chain to 49 stores in 18 states.
The franchised locations opened in Columbus, Ga.; Louisville, Ky.; Stuart, Fla.; and St. Louis.
The St. Louis outlet is the first Rent-n-Roll store for Larry Carrico, while the other stores were opened by existing Rent-n-Roll franchisees.
Atlanta-based H2H Investments opened its fifth store, in Columbus; Full of Pep's Louisville location is its second; and the Stuart store is Mike Kent Jr.'s fifth location.
Tampa-based Rent-n-Roll expects the opening of an additional eight to 10 stores by year-end and at least 30 more in 2007, according to Larry Sutton, Rent-n-Roll founder.