Wendel Clark's first Meineke Car Care Centre opens in Vaughan

Popular former Maple Leafs captain and powerhouse partners bring celebrity, promotions expertise and business savvy to growing automotive services sector

VAUGHAN, ON, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Meineke Canada's newest Car Care Centre opens today with former Maple Leafs captain Wendel Clark front and centre.

Clark, with partners Andrew Jackson and Cam Campli, plan to open two additional Meineke franchise locations over the next two years. Promotions expert Jackson, specializes in celebrity placement and event planning through Jackson Events. Campli and wife Rita, have been successful Meineke franchise owners for over six years. Together, the trio bring business savvy and celebrity muscle to North Americas 900-locations-strong Meineke Car Care Centers team.

Clark will take a hands-on role to help grow Meineke Canada retail sales and franchises, starting with this first Meineke Car Care Centre at 5767 Hwy. 7 in Vaughan, ON.

Said Meineke Canada Vice President and GM Duane Arbeau, "Few athletes have made as big an impression on Canadian sports fans as Wendel Clark, whose scoring prowess and strong physicality were major contributors during some of the Leafs' most exciting seasons. As a King City resident, Vaughan's a natural fit for Clark's first Meineke franchise."

Meineke Car Care Centers have been providing quality automotive services since 1972 and in Canada since 1981.

Added Arbeau, "With high brand recognition and a wide range of diversified offerings, Meineke Canada is perfectly positioned for growth during a time when vehicle owners are once again hanging onto their vehicles longer, opting to invest in maintenance and repairs. Meineke has an aggressive growth strategy and intends to open 75 new locations within the next five years."

For information about Meineke Car Care Centers and franchise opportunities, visit Meineke.ca or meinekefranchise.com

About Meineke

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., a division of Driven Brands, Inc., of Charlotte, NC is the leading automotive aftermarket franchisor in the world. Founded in 1972, Meineke has over 900 centers that service approximately 3 million cars a year. Over the years, Meineke has expanded its product offerings to better meet the demands of its customers and a changing marketplace. Meineke continues to be ranked as one of the best franchise opportunities in North America and has recently won top franchise rankings from Forbes, Franchise Times and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Visit meineke.com.

For Canadian franchising opportunities with Meineke, contact Laura Skinner at laura.skinner@meineke.com or Duane Arbeau at duane.arbeau@meineke.com

About Driven Brands

Driven Brands, (www.drivenbrands.com) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate automotive related businesses: MAACO®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Econo Lube & Tune, and Drive N Style®.

Image with caption: "Meineke Canada Vice President and General Manager Duane Arbeau (at left) welcomed the newest Canadian franchisees to the Meineke team at the opening of the first of three-planned Wendel Clark Meineke Car Care Centres headed by the former Toronto Maple Leafs captain. Shown at 5767 Hwy. 7 in Vaughan, ON (l-r) Arbeau, franchisees Cam Campli, Clark and Andrew Jackson, president of Jackson Events. Photo by: Nicola Betts (CNW Group/Meineke Canada Car Care Center)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130723_C9150_PHOTO_EN_29200.jpg

SOURCE: Meineke Canada Car Care Center

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