MINNEAPOLIS — Franchise Times magazine has identified 10 automotive service franchisors among its annual Top 400 listing, which recognizes the largest franchise organizations in the U.S. by global systemwide sales.
The top automotive-service franchise groups, according to the Minneapolis publishing group, are Jiffy Lube, Midas International and Valvoline Instant Oil Change, with systemwide sales of $1.82 billion, $1.48 billion and $1.43 billion, respectively.
The publication's list is based on a five-month research process that takes into account companies' voluntary reports and publicly available data, including the franchises' most recent franchise disclosure documents and Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
To qualify, a company must be a legal U.S. franchise, either based in the U.S. or having at least 10% of franchised points of sale in the U.S. Franchisees must own at least 15% of a company's total units.
TBC Corp. scored two spots on the list: Midas at No. 66 and Big O Tires at No. 85.
Taken as a group, the 10 auto-service programs represent nearly $7.8 billion in sales revenue, according to the magazine's data.
The automotive-service related franchise programs ranked are:
Rank Company System sales # of units
- 60 Jiffy Lube $1,824.8M* 2,121
- 66 Midas $1,475.0M* 2,054
- 69 Valvoline Instant Oil Change $1,427.0M 1,405
- 85 Big O Tires $1,000.0M 505
- 134 Meineke Car Care Centers $508.5M 793
- 152 Take 5 Oil Change $424.0M 587
- 159 AAMCO $395.6M 573
- 170 Christian Bros. Automotive $371.5M* 231
- 219 RNR Tire $211.0M 142
- 258 Tuffy Tire & Auto Service $144.3M 165
- * = estimated
- 62 Snap-on Tools $1,792.0M 4,766
- 262 Mighty Auto Parts $140.0M 99
Jim Bull, vice president and general manager of TBC Corp.'s Big O Tires L.L.C. subsidiary, said Big O's ranking "truly displays Big O's strength, stability and franchise spirit as the 'Team You Trust.'
"We are proud to be recognized for our achievements, growth and as a thriving brand," he added, noting TBC considers Big O as the "proven recipe for success" for those looking to have the freedom to operate independently under a trusted and established brand with "outstanding" support and resources.
Big O's ranking of 85th is up 18 spots from the 2020 list.