Interested in owning a 7-Eleven in Charlotte? Franchise fees will be waived for 13 Charlotte-area 7-Eleven stores as part of a plan to expand the convenience retailer’s footprint in the area and turn more of its stores into franchise operations.
Between now and June 30, would-be and current franchisees interested in owning a 7-Eleven or growing their customer base will not have to pay upfront franchise fees at about 200 stores nationwide –accumulating a possible savings of up to $80,000, according to a company news release.
“We’ve done a lot of acquisitions and obtained a lot of stores we think (could be) really vibrant if we had the right people as franchisees getting involved with the community and hiring from the community,” said Margaret Chabris, 7-Eleven spokeswoman.
The Dallas-based retailer has opened more than 1,300 locations in the last four years. While franchise fees vary from store-to-store, the average fee for a store in the Carolinas, including Charlotte, is $139,828, Chabris said.
Franchisees will still be responsible for about $30,000 in licensing permits, down-payment and inventory costs, and undergo the standard franchising process, which includes sales manager interviews, qualification testing and training.
Stores in the Charlotte-area eligible for zero franchise fees include:
▪ 2519 Beatties Ford Road
▪ 8325 Old Statesville Road
▪ 9025 Mallard Creek Road
▪ 2901 Yorkmont Road
▪ 4808 Brookshire Blvd.
▪ 2415 Little Rock Road
▪ 6401 Old Statesville Road
▪ 7340 Poplar Tent Road – Concord
▪ 2700 Old Monroe Road – Matthews
▪ 1828 N. Charlotte Ave. – Monroe
▪ 1698 E. Marion St. – Shelby
▪ 4850 Charlotte Highway – Lake Wylie, S.C.
▪ 1657 Cherry Road – Rock Hill, S.C.
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