Express Oil Change Certified A World-Class Franchise By The Franchise Research Institute

Express Oil Change Certified A World-Class Franchise By The Franchise Research Institute
LINCOLN, Neb. (February 9, 2012) – Express Oil Change has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute® and FranSurvey®.

The recognition comes after an independent survey conducted by the Franchise Research Institute, in which 73% of all Express Oil Change franchisees participated. The survey was designed to determine the level of franchisee satisfaction within the Express Oil Change franchise system.

“Using confidential surveys to understand franchisee opinions is vital to building a successful franchise brand,” said Jeff Johnson, founder and CEO of the Franchise Research Institute. “Express Oil Change relied upon our unbiased, third-party research to obtain honest feedback from their franchisees, in order to help maximize franchisee sales and profitability.”

The survey asked Express Oil Change franchise owners to rate their franchisor through a series of questions in categories such as overall growth potential, quality, support and communication.

Among the responses received from Express Oil Change franchisees:
• 97% gave a positive grade to overall quality of the franchisor.
• 100% gave a positive grade to the initial training supplied by the franchisor.
• 100% of Express Oil’s franchisees would recommend their franchise to a prospective franchisee.
• 97% gave a positive grade to the opportunity provided by this franchise system.

“High scores from franchisees, when obtained confidentially, are evidence that a franchisor consistently meets or exceeds expectations. Express Oil Change understands this concept and they work diligently to improve services they provide to their franchisees,” said Johnson.”

Express Oil has been named a World-Class Franchise for the eighth consecutive year. Starting in 2004, they have been named a Top Franchise “to own” by the Institute.

“At Express Oil Change, we work very hard to deliver an outstanding experience for our customers, and to be a strong partner to our franchisees, and so we are pleased that our franchisees have rated our relationship with them so highly again this year.” Dan Larose, Express Oil Change.

The Express Oil Change franchise satisfaction results are available:

About the Franchise Research Institute®:

Franchise Research Institute® and FranSurvey® were founded in 2002 to study and promote franchise excellence. As a full-service research firm focused on franchising, we perform franchisee satisfaction research in the U.S. and internationally. Existing franchisees (as consumers of the franchise system) can evaluate their franchise as a business opportunity. World-Class Franchise® opportunities must demonstrate that they are endorsed by their franchise owners through scientific, confidential, third-party surveys.

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ComForcare Senior Services
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Express Employment Professionals
Express Oil Change and Service Center
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For more information contact: Kristine Graham, Project Manager, The Franchise Research Institute, 800-410-5205 or