CARMEL, Ind. -- J.D. Byrider, a buy-here, pay-here used-car franchise company, projects that it will open 10 stores in 2010.
Michael Pearce, the company's vice president of franchise development, said deals are under way in Illinois and Texas with strong prospects in at least four other markets.
J.D. Byrider opened stores this year in Traverse City, Mich.; Charleston, S.C.; Monroeville, Pa.; Raleigh, N.C.; Cincinnati; and New Orleans. It also plans to open a store in Alliance, Ohio, by the end of this year, bringing J.D. Byrider's store total to 128.