Tulsa, Okla., April 17, 2007 – Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), continues its expansion efforts, recently adding four new franchised locations to its network of U.S. locations. To date, Thrifty Car Rental has 342 locations in the U.S., 190 of which are franchise-owner and operated.
New locations are opening in markets that include Buffalo, NY; Denville and Freehold, NJ; and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
"We are pleased to announce these latest additions to the Thrifty Car Rental network of franchisees," said Jeff Cerefice, Vice President, I.S. Franchise Operations. "While Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. has a strategy of operating corporately in the larger U.S. markets, we continue on a course of franchising in the mid to smaller markets. These new franchisees will be great additions to the Thrifty Car Rental team."
In Buffalo, NY,Westover Car Rental LLC, owned by Bill Mooar, Phill Mooar and six business partners, opened a Thrifty Car Rental location at 4646 Genesee Street in Buffalo, NY, serving Buffalo Airport. They also own the Dollar Rent A Car franchise in Buffalo.
Buying additional territory in Denville, NJ, are Jeff Schneider and Bob Madurski, Thrifty Car Rental franchisees since 2004. The new Thrifty Car Rental location is at 3118 Route 10 West in Denville, NJ. Schneider and Madurski also have a location in Morristown, NJ.
In Freehold, NJ, Dustin Valenti and Dave Anderson are opening a new local market store at 3580 Route 9 in Freehold, NJ. Both have been Thrifty Car Rental franchisees since 2004, and separately own other locations in Brick, E. Brunswick, Eatontown, Keyport and Toms River, NJ.
In Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Jhon Whiteside is opening a local market store at 6016 S. Mackinac Trail. Whiteside also owns a body shop and has previously operated a small independent car rental company and used car sales operation.
About Thrifty Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Thrifty Car Rental brand serves value-conscious travelers from more than 1,028 locations in 68 countries. For additional information, visit www.dtag.com or www.thrifty.com .