Dollar Rent A Car Adds Four New Franchised Locations
Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 6, 2007: Dollar Rent A Car, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), continues to expand, recently adding four new franchised locations to its network of U.S. locations. To date, DOLLAR® has 255 locations in the U.S., 105 of which are franchise-owned and operated.
New locations are opening in markets that include Idaho Falls, Idaho; Buffalo, NY; Sanford,
N. Carolina; and Wickliffe, Ohio.
“We are excited about the latest additions to our family of DOLLAR franchisees,” said Jeff Cerefice, Vice President, U.S. Franchise Operations. “While Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. has a strategy of operating corporately in the larger U.S. markets, we continue to franchise in the mid to smaller markets. These latest additions are a stellar group of franchisees and will prove to be great operators in these markets.”
Gary Lewis, a Thrifty Car Rental franchisee for almost eight years, recently purchased the DOLLAR franchise for Idaho Falls, Idaho. The off-airport location at 1495 Foote Drive will serve customers at Idaho Falls Regional Airport. He is also the franchise owner of DOLLAR and Thrifty Car Rental in Billings, Montana.
Westover Car Rental LLC, owned by Bill Mooar, Phill Mooar and six business partners, recently opened a DOLLAR location at 4646 Genesee Street in Buffalo, NY, serving Buffalo Airport.
Duran Johnson opened a new DOLLAR local market location in Sanford, N. Carolina located at 1915 Keller Andrews Road. Johnson owns several enterprises in Lee County, N. Carolina.
In Wickliffe, Ohio, franchisee Richard Entler opened a new local market store at 29647 Lakeland Blvd. For 11 years, Entler owned an independent car and truck rental company, one of the largest Penske dealers in the Cleveland area. He continues to operate a fleet of rental trucks, and will add car rental to the mix as a DOLLAR franchisee.
About Dollar Rent A Car
Dollar has more than 535 worldwide locations in 48 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, including more than 250 in the United States. Dollar serves the value-conscious traveler and is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Okla.