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Mister Hits 400 Stores

Mister Hits 400 Stores


National Brand Credits People for Company Trajectory

Mister Car Wash opened its 400th location in Orlando, Fl. The landmark comes just nine months after the company went public through the New York Stock Exchange.

“This milestone is a testament to our people,” said John Lai, CEO of Mister Car Wash. “They are the reason we continue to scale and deliver an exceptional car wash experience.”

Development has been a standout goal of the business since Lai became CEO in 2013, shortly after Mister earned the title of the nation’s largest car wash chain. Since then, the company has grown from 91 stores to 400 and counting across 21 states.

The company’s proven subscription model, products, and standards for quality are only the beginning. Alongside store count, Mister continues to invest in the support infrastructure at the headquarters and regional level, internal talent development, upward mobility opportunities, and best-in-class benefits.

“We are seeing our prioritization of training and leadership development pay off,” said Chimienti. “We invest in our people, we believe in them, and they feel it. That makes for a solid foundation for us to build upon.”

Approximately 30 Mister locations will open between May-Dec. 2022 – a combination of acquisitions and new stores. In an industry with increasing consumer demand, Mister is well-positioned to continue its strategic development.

“Expanding our footprint enables us to meet the needs of our growing membership and retail customers,” said Chimienti. “At each step, we take a measured approach to ensure that we are scaling deliberately and sustainably.”

The 400-store milestone came and went with 401 quickly on its heels, a testament to the forward-looking work ethic deeply embedded in Mister culture.

“I hope our people take a minute to feel proud of how far we’ve come, but at the end of the day we all want to get back to washing cars,” Lai said. “Momentum is a powerful thing.”

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Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements that are not statements of historical facts are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the number of Mister locations that will open in 2022. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks, assumptions, and uncertainties, including internal or external factors that are difficult to predict, may be beyond our control and could cause our future plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to those described in Mister’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by its subsequent filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements included in this announcement are made only as of the date of this announcement and except as otherwise required by applicable law, Mister undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.