Former Morrison Tire stores are going Big O
The nine Salt Lake City, Utah-area Dick Morrison Tire Co. stores bought by six Big O franchisees last week are being converted to the Big O format, Big O Tires Inc. President John Adams has told mtdealer.com.
The retail shops had operated under Morrison Tire's Grandma's Tire banner.
Five Morrison Tire stores went to Salt Lake City Big O franchisees Mark Buker (three) and Ken Gubler (two).
Franchisees in West Jordan, Orem, and West Valley, Utah, acquired one outlet a piece.
Morrison's flagship store in Salt Lake City, Grandma's Tire & Car Clinic, was picked up by Claude Smith.
Switch-overs should be completed by mid-month, say Big O officials.
Financial details of the transactions have not been revealed.
Adams did not specify if Big O intends to acquire other independent tire dealerships but says the distribution group is "always looking for conversion prospects."