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Driverseat Opens in Calgary

Kitchener, Ontario – Driverseat announced today that franchise owner Rahul Kumar has secured 13 territory locations and is opening the first in central Calgary, Alberta.

The opening of Driverseat Calgary contributes to the company’s exponential growth this year as they continue to expand across Canada and begin opening territories in the U.S.

“We are excited to have someone of Rahul’s caliber opening in multiple markets in Western Canada.”, states Brian Bazely, CEO of Driverseat. “Rahul now owns the largest number of franchises in our system, with 13 territories that will cover all of Calgary.”

Driverseat offers two services. The Chauffeur service matches Coachmen (drivers) with customers to drive their car for them. The Shuttle service has the franchisee provide a Coachman and van for shuttle services including employee transportation, airport pick-ups, tours and weddings.

“We are so excited about bringing this concept to the city of Calgary.”, adds Rahul Kumar, Calgary franchise owner. “When I came across this opportunity and saw the growth the brand had been experiencing, I knew I had to be part of it.”

Getting home has never been more convenient, safer, or easier to arrange. Customers can pre-book a designated driver, which is a unique offering by Driverseat and one of the first in the on-demand transportation industry.

Driverseat utilizes state of the art technology to provide real-time updates to the customer about the location of their Coachmen. Over 400 communities across Canada currently have access to Driverseat services. With 13 locations being added in Calgary, Canada’s 4th largest city, Driverseat will now be servicing many more customers. The opening of Driverseat Calgary is complemented with new locations opening in Edmonton, Alberta and Brampton, Cambridge, Collingwood, and Owen Sound, Ontario.

“Rahul has already fielded many inquiries about services and is hiring a large team to execute these service requests. The interest in our Chauffeur services to provide tours through Western Canada is nothing short of outstanding.”, states Brian.

The grand opening of Driverseat Calgary will be celebrated starting this Friday, August 16th and will run for 10 days. Over those 10 days, customers can get a designated driver ride home anywhere in Calgary for only $5.00. Through the Driverseat app, your Coachmen can be reserved to arrive at the restaurant or bar to drive you and your car home at the time of your choosing. In addition, the first 100 customers that book an airport chauffeur service will be dropped off or picked up at the airport in the comfort of their own car for only $10.00.

A celebration will take place on Saturday, August 17th at Murdoch’s Bar and Grill from 5pm to 8pm. Tickets for the event and more information on the specials are available by contacting Driverseat Calgary.