7-Eleven to Grow Franchise Network in Texas

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. is moving closer to its goal to become 100-percent franchised with its eyes on San Antonio.

The Dallas-based convenience retailer is pumping up efforts to build its franchisee network in San Antonio two years after re-emerging in the Alamo City. 7-Eleven exited the market in 1989 but has experienced growth since making a return appearance in 2012, according to the company's blog.

Potential franchisees can attend an information session to get an overview of the franchise application process, and receive tips for successfully owning a convenience store franchise. If potential franchisees choose to forgo an information session, they can fill out an application that will determine whether or not they are qualified. After determining that information, there are seven steps before franchisees are on their way to training, the company said.

"7-Eleven is also dedicated to ensuring all franchises succeed, which is why we take an individual approach to each store. We understand that some product offerings perform better in different areas, and we are quick to offer solutions and suggestions for maximizing profit," the retailer wrote. "The convenience store corporate office also handles the nitty-gritty details, like the retail location, building the store and providing the equipment, so franchisees are able to take over a ready-to-operate store."

In 2007, 7-Eleven announced its goal to become entirely franchised in the United States. To date, 75 percent of its convenience stores are owned by independent franchisees.

7-Eleven operates, franchises and licenses more than 8,600 stores in the United States and Canada. 

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