Christian Brothers Automotive Ranks on Franchise Times Top 400 List; Named FBR’s Most Innovative Franchise and a Top Franchise for Veterans

November 17, 2023

HOUSTON – Christian Brothers Automotive announced today it has been named #121 in the 2023 Franchise Times’ Top 400 list. 

The brand jumped 46 spots since last year’s ranking and has made the list for six consecutive years. In 2022 alone, Christian Brothers Automotive’s sales grew by 28.2%, surpassing $637 million and reflecting a 7.3% increase in unit growth. 

Franchise Times expanded its annual ranking to 500 of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available, said Franchise Times Editor in Chief Laura Michaels.

Additionally, Franchise Business Review identified Christian Brothers Automotive as one of just 100 franchise brands to be named an award-winning franchise in its 2023 report on the Most Innovative Franchises. And, it was also named one of just 60 franchise brands in its 2023 report on the Top Franchises for Veterans

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only ratings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as guides throughout the year ranking the top franchises in specific sectors.

To identify the companies on the list of this year’s Most Innovative Franchises, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months’ worth of data from nearly 38,000 franchisees representing more than 385 brands. Franchise owners were asked about their brand’s innovation and creativity as well as their trust in the franchisor, overall satisfaction with the brand, and likelihood to recommend it to others. 

To identify the companies on this year’s list of the Top Franchises for Veterans, Franchise Business Review analyzed data from nearly 3,000 franchise owners, representing 385 brands regarding their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others. 

Christian Brothers Automotive franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“The momentum of Christian Brothers Automotive continues to exceed our expectations,” said Donnie Carr, President and CEO of Christian Brothers Automotive. “This recognition speaks to the stability and longevity of our franchise model. The 46-spot jump on the Franchise Times’ ranking exemplifies the spirit of excellence and compassion that drives our mission, while the Franchise Business Review lists display our franchisee satisfaction.” 

Based on a business model that emphasizes knowledgeable, honest and genuine car repairs, Christian Brothers Automotive offers a wide array of services, from simple upkeep and maintenance to preventative services that address issues with as little hassle as possible. Beyond exemplary auto service, Christian Brothers Automotive seeks to invest in the health of guest’s vehicles and remain their auto service partner for many years to come.

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About Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation
Dedicated to its brand mission “To love your neighbor as yourself,” Christian Brothers Automotive has firmly planted its roots in faith and honesty, which have set it apart in the auto services and repair industry. Standing out from the competition, Christian Brothers Automotive ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction among Aftermarket Full-Service Maintenance and Repair Providers by J.D. Power four times in a row.*

With its guiding principles instilled from the very first location in 1982, Christian Brothers Automotive has successfully expanded to more than 275 locations across 30 states. The Houston-based company delivers a variety of professional auto-care experiences including upkeep, maintenance, and repair. 

*Christian Brothers received the highest score for aftermarket full-service maintenance and repair in the J.D. Power 2019, 2021-2022, 2022, and 2023 Aftermarket Service Index (ASI) Satisfaction Studies of customer satisfaction with automotive aftermarket service providers. Visit  

About the Franchise Times Top 400 
The Franchise Times Top 400 is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 500 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue and available in a searchable database online, the Franchise Times Top 400 also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes exclusive news stories about the biggest names in franchising. The rankings and full report, and the searchable online database, are available at

About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at To read our publications, visit