Minute Muffler’s first shop opened on the corner of 5th Street and 6th Avenue South, in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1969. At that time, Minute Muffler was the only shop in Lethbridge specializing solely in mufflers and exhaust systems. News quickly spread and Minute Muffler became an instant hit and the talk of the town. Minute Muffler was so successful that in 1971 a second shop was opened in Medicine Hat, Alberta quickly followed by two more shops in British Columbia. Following this success Minute Muffler became a franchise business. Today there are over 90 Minute Muffler & Brake franchises across Canada.