Why 7-Eleven

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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Financial nuts and 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 (varies by store)
  • Down payment on the store’s opening inventory (approx. $20,000)
  • Supplies (approx. $1,000)
  • Business licenses (varies by state)
  • Permits (varies by state)
  • Bonds (varies by state)
  • Cash register fund (approx. $2,500)
  • Grand Opening Fee
  • Insurance Costs

Plan for the future

A family-owned business with a 60-year legacy, The Lewer Companies’ financial advisors have been working with 7‑Eleven for over 30 years to offer their independently owned and operated franchise locations an array of business services, including:

  • Business owner financial and retirement planning
  • Health insurance options
  • Employee benefits and programs

Lewer works with existing Franchisees and helps prospective Franchisees make the transition from employee to business owner. This includes providing information on how to potentially use existing retirement assets to fund the purchase of a franchise.

Learn more about all the benefits of owning your own future when you apply.

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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
  • Equipment replacement costs
  • 7‑Eleven advertising
  • Initial training programs and written or online material on any/all store operations
  • Bookkeeping and back-office support
  • Financial summary reports
  • Certain inventory audits
  • Product development and merchandising assistance
  • Ongoing business advisory assistance

What you pay for:

  • Payroll, payroll processing expense*, and payroll taxes
  • Worker’s compensation and employee group insurance
  • Business taxes and licenses
  • Idemnification and insurance
  • 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
  • Grand Opening (Starting January 1, 2019)
  • 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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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.


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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