TAMPA, Fla. — Florida-based Jiffy Lube franchise South Bay Lube has opened Jiffy Lube Multicare locations in the Tampa Bay and Orlando metro areas, expanding the business' network to 32 stores throughout Florida.
Jason Thomas and Leif Oskarsson, co-owners for the past quarter century of Sarasota, Fla.-based South Bay Lube, chose sites in Largo and St. Cloud, Fla., for their newest stores, according to Jiffy Lube International, the quick-lube business franchisor.
South Bay Lube's stores are clustered primarily around Clearwater, Orlando and Bradenton. The Largo store previously was Fast Lube & More outlet, while the St. Cloud location is a greenfield new construction.
Largo is a city of about 85,000 inhabitants just south of Clearwater, while St. Cloud is a community of about 35,000 inhabitants located about 25 miles south of Orlando.
All told there are more than 100 Jiffy Lube outlets in Florida.