Why 7-Eleven

Financial nuts & bolts

Here are a few financial details about franchising with the world’s #1 convenience store. Keep in mind, average costs vary significantly depending on stores and locations. Your upfront investment looks something like this:

  • Initial franchise fee
  • Down payment on the store’s opening inventory
  • Supplies
  • Business licenses
  • Permits
  • Bonds
  • Cash register fund
  • Grand Opening Fee

What we pay for:

  • Property & building rent or acquisition cost
  • Equipment purchase or rent
  • Real property taxes
  • Some utilities (electric/gas/water/sewer)
  • Certain building maintenance
  • Replacement expenses
  • 7‑Eleven advertising
  • Indemnification
  • Initial and ongoing training programs and written or online material on any/all store operations
  • Bookkeeping and back office support
  • Financial summary reports
  • Inventory audits
  • Product development and merchandising assistance
  • Ongoing business advisory assistance
  • Local and national level franchisee advisory councils

What you pay for:

  • Payroll and payroll taxes
  • Worker’s compensation and employee group insurance
  • Business taxes and licenses
  • Cash and inventory shortage
  • Store supplies and any/all miscellaneous store expenses
  • Equipment maintenance and overall general repairs
  • Outside property maintenance and landscaping
  • Telephone (store line only)
  • Janitorial and laundry services
  • Security expenses
  • National advertising fee and local store advertising expenses
  • Interest expenses
  • Other operating expenses

A Gross Profit Split
works for everyone

Not only do we split gross profits with our Franchisees, we also offer tools and resources that can help keep you profitable. We really are invested in your success!

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How much do you
want to make?

Although the earning potential can be as big as you want to make it, there are several factors that influence how much money you make as a Franchisee. The four biggest factors that could make a difference in your results are:

  • The location of your franchise
  • Your ability to grow sales
  • How well you build customer loyalty
  • A great work ethic

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Programs that help with cost

Don’t let money stand in the way of a new future. If you’re serious about franchising, and if you qualify, you can take advantage of several 7‑Eleven programs created to help qualified Franchisees succeed. You have options!

7-Eleven Financing

If you’re serious about franchising, and if you qualify, our internal financing program can help get you started.

Gross Income Support Program

We’re all about shared profits. And to help Franchisees needing an extra boost to attain their minimum levels of gross income, we offer the Gross Income Support Program – GISP for short.

Store Manager Assistance Program

Here’s a program created for our amazing corporate store managers who’ve been thinking about store ownership. Stop thinking and check out this program that makes it more of a financial possibility!

Veterans Assistance Program

U.S. Military veterans are a huge asset to 7-Eleven, which is why we’ve assembled a variety of discount programs and incentives to make franchising a possibility. If you’re a vet looking for a new way to serve, keep reading.


Zero Franchise Fee

If you’ve got an impressive track record in the business world and like the idea of saving money on a new career, our Zero Franchise Fee Program may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Ready to get started?

If you’ve got what it takes to franchise with 7‑Eleven, go ahead and take the first step.

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