“We want to grow globally and operate locally. Our business is very local in nature. Giving our ongoing support to local franchisees that are invested in the community – that’s our ongoing path to success.”

– Joe DePinto, 7‑Eleven President and CEO

A Business System That Stands Apart

7‑Eleven® is consistently singled out as one of the top franchise opportunities in the country because the company makes such an investment in continuously innovating new structures and services to better serve franchisees. The franchise focus of 7‑Eleven is on delivering proactive customer service to our franchisees in every aspect of their business.

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Increased investment in franchisee success The 7‑Eleven franchise program takes an unconventional approach to real estate and royalties in order to increase the system’s focus on store profitability. Industry-leading franchise support From automating payroll to handling indemnification coverage, from weekly in-store business consultant visits to a comprehensive training program, 7‑Eleven is proud to offer franchisees support that leads the franchise industry. Focus on delivering world-class service to individual stores 7‑Eleven sells more hot dogs in Washington, D.C., more coffee in Long Island, more Big Gulp® beverages in Southern California, and more nachos in Colorado than anywhere else in the United States. Not only is every market different, but every store is unique as well. That’s why 7‑Eleven has invested in (and keeps investing in) robust technology to make sure that the exact right mix of products is on the shelves at each local store, maximizing sales opportunities for our franchisees. Read moreabout our business system to discover why 7‑Eleven is consistently ranked as one of the Top Franchise Opportunities in the nation.


Milestones and Accomplishments


  • 7‑Eleven achieved record store growth in 2012 and passed the 50,000-store mark in the first quarter of 2013. 7‑Eleven added close to 5,000 stores worldwide, including just under 1,000 new 7‑Eleven stores in the United States and Canada
  • Forbes magazine named 7‑Eleven No. 1 on its Top 200 Global Franchise Companies list for 2013
  • CNN TRAVEL International staffers name 7‑Eleven as their No. 1 favorite chain in the world for travelers
  • 7‑Eleven was named #3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail”
  • Hispanic Magazine named 7‑Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics
  • Poder magazine named7‑Eleven one of the Top 5 Latino Friendly Businesses in 2013
  • Entrepreneur magazine listed 7‑Eleven #4 on their "Top 200 Global Franchise Companies" list
  • Ranked in the Top 50 of the 2013 Franchise 500 by America’s Best Franchises
  • Recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine as one of the Top 100 Veteran-friendly companies in its "Best of the Best" list
  • #1 on Entrepreneur magazine's "Top 200 Global Franchises" list
  • #2 on Franchise Times "Top 200 Franchises" list for 2013
  • America's Best Franchises ranks 7‑Eleven in the Top 50 of its 2013 Franchise 500 list


  • Joe DePinto named one of the 50 most powerful people leading and shaping today’s restaurant industry on The Power List by Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Ranks #5 on 2014 Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Global Franchises for a franchise’s global growth and expansion
  • Recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine as one of the Top 100 Veteran-friendly companies in its Best of the Best list
  • Ranks #6 on Entrepreneur magazine's "Top 10 Franchises" for 2014
  • Named #35 in the Top 100 Retailers List for 2014 by STORES Magazine
  • Ranks #6 on the Top 10 Franchise Businesses for 2014 by EmpoweredEzine.com
  • Named to America's Most Popular Stores List, according to data provided by Placed, a consumer habits data service provider
  • 7‑Eleven named as one of the Best for Vets: Franchises 2014 – 2015, by Military Times. Rankings were published in the Military Times EDGE magazine for military transition and online at MilitaryTimes.com, ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com. The selections focused on companies who offer financial discounts, brand performance and corporate policies that cater to veterans.
  • G.I. Jobs magazine, part of Victory Media, named 7‑Eleven as one of the "Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers" and one of the "Top 50 Military Spouse Employers" for 2014
  • CivilianJobs.com named 7‑Eleven as one of the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military in 2014
  • #1 among Entrepreneur magazine's Global Franchise Companies
  • #5 (out of 35,000 brands worldwide) by the Social Business Index that measures social media interaction across 8 social platforms and more than 70 distinct metrics
  • Ranked #1 on the Top 100 list by Convenience Store News
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Global Retail Franchise 2014-2009 – Best Franchise Chains Worldwide by FranchiseDirect.com
  • Named one of Retail Leader’s 2014 Leading Retailers

  • Joe DePinto was named as one of five top executives from the most successful foodservice brands in the world to the 2014 class of Golden Chain Award winners for outstanding leadership, strong company performance and careers dominated by success by Nation’s Restaurant News

  • 7‑Eleven awarded Foodservice Innovators Award - Gold Medal Award as Best Cold and Frozen Beverage Innovator. This award was announced by Convenience Store News and was presented by Tyson Foods.
  • 7‑Eleven rated as No. 11 on Sprinklr’s Social Business Index Top 25 Restaurant Brands in Social. The findings are summarized quarterly in its Social@Scale Journal


  • Ranked #10 on Entrepreneur's Top 500 list
  • Military Times selected 7‑Eleven among its 2014-2015 Best for Vets: Franchises
  • Ranked #5 on the Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises list for 2015