Grease Monkey Franchising LLC

At a Glance

Products & Services: Preventive maintenance & quick lube

Number of Locations: 243

Total Investment: $193.3K - $347K

Founded: 1978

Began Franchising: 1979

About Grease Monkey Franchising LLC

Founded in 1978, Grease Monkey centers provide preventive maintenance that meets manufacturers' recommendations for most makes and models of cars, with no appointment necessary. Since 1998, the company has offered a Monkey Shine program--a car wash adjacent to and in conjunction with the Grease Monkey Center.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2012 183 0 59 1
2011 187 0 57 1
2010 193 0 55 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $193,300 - $347,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $200,000 - $250,000
30% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location: As needed. Annual regional meetings
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,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #303 (2012), #156 (2011), #228 (2010),
America's Top Global: #125 (2011), #173 (2010),