Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops

At a Glance

Products & Services: Auto repair, maintenance & tires

Number of Locations: 50

Total Investment: $222.6K - $392K

Founded: 1975

Began Franchising: 1975

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 41 0 0 9
2012 40 0 0 14
2011 45 0 0 12
2010 47 0 0 11
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Midwest, Southeast, Texas, Wisconsin.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $222,550 - $392,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6.9%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $75,000
Liquid Cash Available: $25,000 - $60,000
Operations
8% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 6 weeks. At corporate training center : Varies.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Local marketing programs

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #334 (2010),

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