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Mighty Distributing System

2014 Franchise 500
#298
At a Glance

Products & Services: Wholesale distribution of auto parts

Number of Locations: 114

Total Investment: $131.1K - $264.9K

Founded: 1963

Began Franchising: 1970

About Mighty Distributing System

Dallas Wallace began selling tire supplies to service stations and garages in 1963, expanding product lines and distributors as business grew throughout the '60s and '70s.

Mighty Distribution System of America started franchising in 1970 and is still a privately held company that provides underhood and undercar parts at locations nationwide.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 106 0 2 6
2013 105 0 0 6
2012 106 0 0 6
2011 105 0 0 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $131,100 - $264,900
Franchise Fee: $15,500 - $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off license fee; training/administration fee waived; special payment terms on initial inventory
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
6% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4-5 days. At franchisee's location: 5-10 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #298 (2014), #270 (2012),