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

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New Conveniences
New Conveniences

There’s a reason 7-Eleven is the world’s #1 convenience store. We’re convenient in all kinds of new ways! Busy customers can stop by for lunch, a cellphone charger, headphones – even greeting cards! We’re just down the street. Stop by and see what’s new! Our Franchisees are the ones that keep their stores stocked with the items their customers are looking for. Find out other ways 7-Eleven Franchising is fitting into the neighborhood.

Customer Loyalty
Customer Loyalty

What does it take to turn a convenience store into a favorite store? It’s all about offering customers products they want, when they want them with convenience that can’t be matched. That’s why 7-Eleven carries a wider variety of products. When customers can find what they’re looking for without leaving their neighborhood, they’ll keep coming back — and that means more profits for Franchisees.

Working Together for the Customer
Working Together for the Customer

At 7-Eleven, we believe in working with Franchisees to solve problems. After all, our success depends on their success. So when it became clear that customers wanted more selection in stores, 7-Eleven and its Franchisees went to work, introducing around 800-1,000 new items to stores over a six-week period and increasing daily sales in the process.

7-Select™ Branded Product
7-Select™ Branded Product

Quality products create loyal customers and that means better profits for Franchisees. That’s the whole idea behind our 7-Select line. Every 7-Select product is tailored to what customers want – down to the smallest details. In 2015, 7-Eleven launched the largest pipeline of product innovation in franchise history, adding to the growing selection of proprietary products that set 7-Eleven apart from the competition. Private brands are a key part of a growing global brand that’s known and loved around the world.

Your Neighborhood Bakery
Your Neighborhood Bakery

At 7-Eleven, we know people want to eat what they like – where they live. Especially when it comes to bakery items. We’re a neighborhood store, which means Franchisees get to know what their customers love. They can order daily, and our bakeries are able to bake fresh, quality foods that Franchisees are proud of. Quality is first when it comes to local customers! Find our more about how our Franchisees keep their customers coming back for more of what they love.

Innovative Technology
Innovative Technology

What could be better than owning your own Slurpee® machine? Try a smarter Slurpee machine. Technology is all about convenience and nobody does convenience better than 7-Eleven. With new equipment, investments in innovation and a world-class mobile app, 7-Eleven strives for simpler store operations that allow Franchisees to spend more time connecting with customers.

Fresh Foods
Fresh Foods

Fresh food and profitability go hand in hand. That’s why you’ll find everything from buffalo rolls, pizza, chicken wings, sandwiches – even fresh fruit and salads at your neighborhood 7-Eleven. Our 7-Select™ brand is also a hit with customers. Ask any successful Franchisee and they’ll tell you that you’ve got to spend more to make more in the end. If you have what customers love, they’ll keep coming back. Our proprietary software allows Franchisees to keep their stores stocked with the Fresh Foods and 7-Select brands their customers are asking for.

MELT Sandwiches
MELT Sandwiches

When 7-Eleven asked customers what they wanted in a meal, the answer that ranked highest was – toasted sandwiches. It’s a $22 billion dollar business and now 7-Eleven is going for its share. We’re doing it with our new MELT sandwich and customers are on board. In fact, 89% say they’d come back and buy it again. We don’t stop looking for new ways to make our customers come back for more, which is great for our 7-Eleven Franchisees.

New Business Leadership Council
New Business Leadership Council

7-Eleven executive leadership is listening to its Franchisees. And they’re doing it at the New Business Leadership Council (NBLC), a platform designed for addressing challenges and issues facing today’s 7-Eleven Franchisees. The NBLC is made up of successful Franchisees from across the country, as well as key 7-Eleven executives – including 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto. The NBLC is one of many ways we’re working together to build a stronger brand.

7-Eleven Coffee
7-Eleven Coffee

7-Eleven brews one million cups of coffee a day, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming up new ways to make the coffee experience even better for our customers. The Stay-Hot coffee cup was officially launched in 2015, along with other hot beverage ideas that will make the pickiest coffee lovers smile. If you’re interested in franchising with the 4th largest coffee retailer in the U.S., take a look at what it takes to become a 7-Eleven Franchisee.

The Coffee Commission
The Coffee Commission

When people come together to listen, communicate and innovate, great things happen – especially when coffee is involved. The Coffee Commission is made up of 7-Eleven Franchisees in New York who know and love their coffee. The purpose of the Commission is to determine how to create the best coffee experience for 7-Eleven customers. This is just one of the many ways 7-Eleven Franchisees are able to innovate on behalf of our customers.

7-Eleven Manhattan Franchisees
7-Eleven Manhattan Franchisees

Once again, Franchisees are key to a 7-Eleven success story. Stagnant sales in Manhattan stores caused Franchisees to rethink how they merchandised their stores. Because they know their customers well, Franchisees were able to restock their shelves with more of what their neighborhoods loved. The new inventory resulted in record-breaking sales that haven’t stopped climbing. 7-Eleven has more than 56,000 convenience stores located worldwide. There’s bound to be one in your neighborhood.

Franchise Sales Presentation
Franchise Sales Presentation

Interested in watching our 2015 Sales Presentation? Check out this video that covers all the information presented in a seminar or our online webinar, but on demand.

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.

Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2016
Entrepreneur.com Top 10 Franchise Award
Best Employers For Vets Award from Military Times
The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies Award
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