Why 7-Eleven

A growing global brand

When you franchise with 7‑Eleven, you become part of a brand that’s known and loved around the world. We’ve also made a big name for ourselves in the franchise business and are consistently ranked as a top-five franchisor.

What started on an ice dock in 1927 has evolved into more than 56,000 stores located in 17 different countries around the world. What this means to our franchise owners is that the 24/7 consumer demand is showing no signs of slowing down. And with this many store locations, there’s bound to be an available franchise in the community you know best.

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You get a turnkey business

A 7‑Eleven franchise store comes fully operational so you can skip the headaches of getting started on your own. We take care of real estate, zoning, store build-out and equipment installation. You even get your very own 7‑Eleven Franchise Sales Representative and a Field Consultant to guide you through the ins and outs of franchise ownership.

Start-up is fast

From the time you fill out your franchise application, you can be up and running your very own 7‑Eleven in just three to six months. This quick start-up time also includes extensive training. And throughout the entire process, 7‑Eleven Franchise Sales Representatives are available to answer your questions, offer advice and support your journey to franchise ownership.

A gross profit split means we’re invested

Most franchisors take royalties on sales, but 7‑Eleven has a different kind of business model. We share profits with our franchise owners, so we really are invested! We’ve also built all kinds of tools and resources to help you reduce waste and increase gross profits. When you give your best effort, we’ll match it with ours – because your store’s success is as important to us as it is to you.

World-class training and support

As a new 7‑Eleven Franchisee, you’ll head to Dallas, Texas, for a LAUNCH class that introduces you to the brand. Next, you’ll head back to your community for six to eight weeks of C.O.O.L. (College of Operations Leadership) in-store training. And once you’re in your own store, a 7‑Eleven Field Consultant will provide advice to you regarding the day-to-day details and challenges you face in running your business.

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Our technology is unmatched

We’ve invested millions (and millions) into technology that makes operating a store as easy and as profitable as possible. Our comprehensive back-office system helps streamline operations by automating everything from payroll processing and invoice payments to taxes and store audits. Product ordering is simplified with our real-time inventory management system. The system accurately shows what’s selling and what’s not so you can keep your shelves stocked with the products your neighborhood wants.

7-Eleven uses cutting edge franchising technology

7-Eleven true stories

Alex Degan
Alex Degan

Alex Degan left a successful IT career to pursue business ownership with 7‑Eleven. He is now about to close on his fourth store. Watch Alex talk about why he made the choice to change his professional path, and why it’s been a great decision.

Clement Osimetha
Clement Osimetha

Clement Osimetha had a 17-year career as a prominent attorney. He decided that he wanted more control of his time, more control over his future. He wanted to own his own business, and the franchise opportunity with 7‑Eleven provided exactly what he was looking for.

Ralph Wiegandt
Ralph Wiegandt

Ralph Wiegandt left an executive career with multiple multinational corporations to pursue a business of his own. From his experience, he knew the hallmarks of a strong business.

Lourdes Cordero-Hilfman
Lourdes Cordero-Hilfman

After looking at a lot of options, Lourdes Cordero-Hilfman found 7‑Eleven's easy-to-apply, easy-to-own and easy-to-grow model to be just the right fit for her and her family. Come and see why 7‑Eleven's Franchise is a great way to take ownership of your future.

Lourdes Cordero-Hilfman (Spanish)
Lourdes Cordero-Hilfman (Spanish)

Después de considerar varias opciones, Lourdes Cordero-Hilfman encontró que es fácil de solicitar, crecer y ser dueña de un 7‑Eleven. Es el negocio perfecto para ella y su familia. Ven y descubre por qué la Franquicillez de 7‑Eleven es una gran manera de adueñarte de tu futuro.

Let us brag a little

7‑Eleven has put a lot of energy into making customers’ lives easier. We’ve also worked hard to build a franchise model that’s just as convenient. As a result, we’ve received some pretty nice accolades.

Entrepreneur.com Top 10 Franchise Award
Best of the Best Award from Military Veterans Magazine
Best Employers For Vets Award from Military Times
The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies Award
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If you’ve got what it takes to franchise with 7‑Eleven, go ahead and take the first step.

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