Big O Tires Franchise Profile

Big O Tires is a brand that offers franchises for the operation of retail stores whose core business is selling and servicing tires and related automotive products and services.

The brand Big O Tires offers franchise opportunities under the legal name of the company ”Big O Tires, LLC.” whose principal business address is 4300 TBC WayPalm Beach GardensFL 33410 USA.

Franchise Legal Name: Big O Tires, LLC

Franchise Trade Name (DBA): Big O Tires

Founded: 1962 in Englewood, Colorado, USA

Founder: Darwin Gunnell

Current Owner: TBC Shared Services, Inc

CEO: Laurent Bourrut

Operating Status: Active

Started Franchising: 1982

Industry: Automotive Maintenance

The Total Number of Stores Worldwide:466

The Total Number of U.S Based Franchisee-Owned Units: 434

Investment Cost for Starting One Franchise Unit in the USA:

  • From $333,500 to $1,441,800 for a traditional Big O Tires retail store.

Average Gross Sales per One U.S.-Based Franchise Unit:

  • $2,516,534 an average Total Income Big O Tires Franchised stores had make in 2021

Expected Franchise Owner Profit Margin From Gross Revenue:


Franchise Business Address:

  • 4300 TBC WayPalm Beach GardensFL 33410 USA

Website: Franchise Opportunities | Big O Tires

Phone: (561) 383-3000

Franchising Inquiry E-Mail:

Big O Tires Franchisee Initial and Ongoing Financial Requirements

Net Worth: $300,000

Liquid Assets/Cash Requirement: $100,000

Initial Fee Cost: $35,000

Ongoing Monthly/Weekly Franchisee Royalty Fees:

  • Franchisor Royalty Fee: 2-5% of Gross Revenue
  • National Marketing Fee: 0.9% of Gross Revenue
  • Local Fund Fee: 3.6% of Gross Revenue

    Big O Tires Average Annual Gross Sales Level per One Franchise Unit

    • According to franchisor FDD, in the 2021 fiscal year (from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021), an average-earning Big O Tire franchised location made $2,516,534 of Gross Revenue.

Number of U.S. – Based Big O Tires Stores by Years

  • In 2023, there are 466 Big O Tires stores opened in the USA.

  • In 2022 there were 434 franchisee-owned and 32 franchisor-owned stores in the USA.

  • In 2021 there were 425 franchisees-owned and 40 company-owned stores operating in the USA.

  • In 2020 there were 422 franchisees-owned and 41 company-owned stores operating in the USA.


Laurent Bourrut has been a Big O Tire President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2021.

Brian A. Maciak was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2022.

Doug Sergent was appointed as a Head of Franchise Development on April 28, 2022.

Gary Skidmore is Divisional Vice President (East) since October 1, 2020.

Timothy S. Washburn is Divisional Vice President (West) since October 1, 2020.

Info Resources About Big O Tires Franchised Business

Big O Tires Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD):



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