CHICAGO — RNR Tire Express has finalized a multi-unit deal for three franchise locations in Chicago, a new market for the rent-to-own tire-and-wheel franchise.
John Abraham, who has built a career in the healthcare industry, has signed on as an RNR franchisee who plans to open the first location in Melrose Park this fall, with the second and third expected in Waukegan and Aurora, respectively. Site selection is still underway for the remaining three franchise locations.
"Our brands' entrance into Chicago has been a long time coming," RNR Founder and CEO Larry Sutton said. "The agreement is a perfect representation of the commitment our team has to serving as many communities and families across the country as possible. Something you can expect to see a lot more of from the RNR brand in the year ahead."
Abraham said he credits a lifelong entrepreneurial passion and enthusiasm for the automotive sector as the driving forces behind his decision to invest in this next stage of his professional career.
"You might think car manufacturers would have the safest, most performance-ready tires on any new vehicle coming out of the warehouse, but for a variety of reasons, that's rarely the case," Abraham said.
"That's what makes RNR Tire Express stand out so much as a concept. It affords anyone the opportunity to equip their vehicle with the latest and greatest in tire capabilities. Helping families and individuals to prioritize their own safety and style."
Sutton founded RNR Tire Express in 2000 and established a business model that allows customers to choose the payment option that best suits their needs, whether that's weekly, biweekly or monthly payments. RNR has 173 locations in 27 states.