We’ve got multiple reasons to franchise multiple stores.

It’s a big decision, but it just might be one of the smartest things you’ll ever do. Here’s why:

System success

With our proprietary business system, you’re ready for greatness. Our established 7‑Eleven brand and proven franchise concept can help you succeed. Plus, we have a dedicated team of in-house network analysts and advisors to support your store growth.

Flexible site requirements

Whether you want to open your own brand-new store, add the power of the 7‑Eleven brand to your existing business or you’re a landowner looking for a new ground-up opportunity, we’ll support you every step of the way.

You’ve got clout

7‑Eleven’s central distribution and large-volume purchasing power can help you get better prices for your inventory. Fresh food is considered one of the largest growth areas — as well as a significant point of differentiation in today’s market. Our daily deliveries allow you to offer more fresh food options, which can boost your profit potential.

Digital innovation

We’ve invested by implementing 21st century store technology that provides customers with a seamless experience while simplifying back-end technology. As technology redefines how people shop, we make sure to continue researching and developing platforms that cater to a new, digital-savvy generation of shoppers.

Only at 7-Eleven

You’ll have the products that your customers crave — and can only find at 7‑Eleven — like Big Gulp® and Slurpee® drinks, 7‑Eleven coffee and an expanded assortment of high-quality private brand 7-Select® products, which provide great value to you and your customers.

Ongoing audience

We give you more support than many franchise organizations, including Field Consultants who meet with you regularly and can provide you with valuable consulting advice.

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You’ve got plenty of options.

If you think franchising multiple stores is right for you, here are multiple paths that you can take to make it happen:

Traditional franchising opportunities

Expanding your empire with 7‑Eleven is easier than you think. We understand your needs for aggressive growth are unique. That’s why we designed a model tailored to streamline processes and leverage the scale of your business. We lease you the store, land and equipment, plus provide you with training and support.

Business Conversion Program (BCP)

This is a great option for a business owner wanting to convert an existing property — such as a gas station, liquor store, deli, convenience or small grocery store — into a 7‑Eleven. Or perhaps you’re interested in developing your own new sites. If you have real estate that’s currently vacant or land to be redeveloped, it’s time to look at 7‑Eleven. We’ll team up with you to develop the site into a brand-new 7‑Eleven convenience store.

Nontraditional store franchising opportunities

In addition to our vast traditional store portfolio, 7‑Eleven’s nontraditional initiative allows you to build stores within captive audience venues and serve your customers when and where they need 7‑Eleven. We have a team of architects, interior designers and merchandisers to provide you with advice on customizing each store on an individual basis. We currently have opportunities for micro-markets, airport terminals, train stations and transportation hubs, universities, malls, hotels, stadiums and much, much more.

Don’t take our word for it.

At 7‑Eleven, we believe the best way to learn about franchising multiple stores is to talk to our Multiple Franchisees.

Suhki Sandhu
Jawad Ursani
Danny Kang

Why the convenience industry?

People are busy, and our economy operates 24/7 — which is why the convenience store industry is taking in $616 billion in sales every year. Plus, convenience stores are in great demand across regions, cities and neighborhoods. Whether you’re in a big city or a small town, everyone needs value-priced retail items like soft drinks and snacks. As for gas stations, nearly 88% of all U.S. households have a car, which makes a weekly trip to the neighborhood gas station practically a requirement.

Qualifications

  • Have U.S. citizenship (or permanent residency) and be at least 21 years old
  • Have a college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Pass a comprehensive background check
  • Not have any other business interests that, in the opinion of 7‑Eleven, might jeopardize their opportunity to successfully implement the 7‑Eleven business concept
  • Have 5-10 years of multi-unit management experience, preferably in convenience, retail or restaurant industries

Get Started

Review your qualification criteria

The first step is to determine if you meet basic requirements.

Apply

If everything looks good, an account executive will invite you to talk business.

Assessments and meetings

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your results with your account executive.

Pick your stores

This is an important step! The neighborhoods you select will be the communities you take care of.

We make you an offer

If you accept, the agreement is signed — and it’s official!

Training begins

You’ll fly to the 7‑Eleven Store Support Center in Dallas, Texas, for our world-class LAUNCH training.

Celebrate with your community

From the time you complete your application to the date of your big grand opening, your operation can begin in as soon as approximately three to six months.

FAQs

Most franchise systems require royalty payments based on a percentage of base sales. With the 7‑Eleven system, we share gross profits with our franchise owners, which is sales receipts less the cost of the merchandise sold.

Under this system, 7‑Elevens loyalty is tied to profitable sales rather than just sales. Thats why 7‑Eleven goes beyond helping you increase sales by giving you the tools and resources you can use to increase your profitability.

7‑Eleven is always looking for candidates who possess the ideal mix of personal qualities, professional experience and financial standing to successfully operate a 7‑Eleven franchise. Qualified multi-unit Franchisees will:

  • Have U.S. citizenship (or permanent residency) and be at least 21 years old
  • Have a college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Pass a comprehensive background check
  • Not have any other business interests that, in the opinion of 7‑Eleven, might jeopardize their opportunity to successfully implement the 7‑Eleven business concept
  • Have 5-10 years of multi-unit management experience, preferably in convenience, retail or restaurant industries

7‑Eleven is committed to actively promoting diversity in its franchise system.

7‑Eleven has an internal financing program that can provide up to 65% financing on our initial franchise fee. This kind of support is rare in the franchise industry. In addition to the financing we have available, 7‑Eleven offers limited-time promotions and programs to make franchising financially easier for qualified applicants. A Franchise Sales Representative can provide information on the details and availability of these programs.

How much money you make will depend on a lot of factors, including how well you:

  • Satisfy your customers needs by providing product assortment, value, quality, service, and a clean, safe and friendly environment
  • Implement all 7‑Eleven operating principles
  • Recruit and develop a top-rate, customer-focused store staff that can effectively communicate with your customers
  • Monitor your sales trends while managing your expenses

In most states, the 7‑Eleven Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) provides some historical financial performance data for existing stores.

7‑Eleven provides all interested candidates with a copy of the FDD. If youd like to obtain a copy, please complete an application to get the process started.

7‑Eleven has a unique approach to store development. Unlike most franchise systems that require franchisees to develop their stores, 7‑Eleven provides fully stocked stores.

In the case of our single-store and multi-unit traditional franchise programs, 7‑Eleven obtains and bears the ongoing cost of the land, building and store equipment. Because Business Conversion Program franchisees retain control of their land and building, they are responsible for some of their own land and building improvement costs during the conversion process, but they benefit from 7‑Elevens development team in the streamlined conversion of their store.

7‑Eleven purchases and installs the following equipment in most new and converted stores:

  • ATMs
  • Bakery cases
  • Cappuccino machine
  • Chili-cheese dispenser
  • Cigarette fixtures
  • Coffee brewers, grinders and counters
  • Condiment station
  • Gondolas
  • Cold/Hot food display
  • Iced coffee dispenser
  • Icemaker and merchandiser
  • Low-temp cooler
  • Microwave
  • Ice cream novelty case and rack
  • Open-air fresh food cases
  • Post Mix beverage dispensers with bag-in-a-box and counter space
  • POS counter space and register
  • Retail Information System and Merchandise Ordering Terminals
  • Roller grills and counter space
  • Safe, counter and security system
  • Slurpee® barrel dispensers
  • Backroom shelving
  • Water filter
  • Interior valence
  • Exterior trash cans
  • Window graphics
  • Banner boards
  • Exterior signage
  • Interior striping
  • POP interior signage

The equipment provided to your store will vary depending on the condition of your store and existing equipment and may not include all equipment listed above.

7‑Eleven provides services that many other franchisors either do not provide, or they require additional fees to make these services available. Heres what you get:

  • 7‑Eleven provides a fully stocked operation
  • 7‑Eleven obtains and bears the ongoing cost of the land, building and store equipment. When we build a new site, we may invest as much as $1 million to $2 million
  • You and 7‑Eleven share in the stores gross profit
  • 7‑Eleven pays for the water, sewer, gas and electric utilities
  • 7‑Eleven pays for any building rent and real estate taxes
  • 7‑Eleven provides financing for all store-operating expenses
  • 7‑Eleven provides bookkeeping, bill paying and payroll services for store operations
  • 7‑Eleven provides a support structure and business consultant who meets with the Franchisee weekly to help maximize store performance
  • A one-time initial franchise fee. The range of this fee is from $50,000 to $750,000; however, the actual fees depend on the store you select
  • A down payment on the store’s inventory, supplies, business licenses, permits and bonds (approximately $29,000)
  • Initial cash register funds

Please refer to the FDD for a complete description of the initial investment costs. And keep in mind, 7‑Eleven offers financing to qualified applicants to assist with these costs.

The single-store franchise opportunity is perfect for candidates with retail or management experience who would like to start out by franchising a single 7‑Eleven store with the possibility to add more stores later on.

The multi-unit opportunity is geared toward candidates who have significant retail or management experience along with the financial resources and the management capacity to operate 2-10 stores from the start, with the possibility to add more stores later on.

In order to be considered for development as a 7‑Eleven store, all potential sites must be submitted to our real estate development team that will evaluate the site and, if appropriate, work with the developer or landlord to develop the site. If you are the broker, owner or developer of a particular site that you believe fits 7‑Elevens needs, submit your site here. If you own or lease the site, our Business Conversion Program (BCP) may allow you to convert the site to a 7‑Eleven store. Read more about the program below.

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