Dallas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Practically anything anybody wants to know about franchising a 7-Eleven® store can be found on a comprehensive, new website which officially launched today. The new website, which also can be reached by selecting the "Franchising" tab at the top of the company's home page, is devoted solely to all-things-franchise, including:
"We wanted to create an online, one-stop-shopping presence for the 7-Eleven franchise program," said Joanne Webb-Joyce, senior director of national franchising for 7-Eleven, Inc. "We have a great story to tell, and the new website allows interested entrepreneurs to explore the opportunities at 7-Eleven, learn more about our company and how we can help them achieve business success. 7-Eleven is all about convenience, and interested parties can even apply to become a franchisee directly online."
The intuitive, interactive website was created jointly by a team of 7-Eleven franchising and marketing professionals with RAPP, a direct-marketing agency in the Omnicom family. RAPP is hosting the site, which will be updated regularly.
"Our goal was to ensure everyone knows that 7-Eleven® is pro-actively franchising stores," Webb-Joyce said. "The website doesn't replace the personal advice and support we give each franchisee as they're going through the process and after they join our franchise family, but it offers a convenient way for them to get to know us."
Franchisees operate approximately 4,371 of 7-Eleven, Inc.'s 5,639 stores in the U.S.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses approximately 7,800 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 36,000 stores in 15 countries. During 2008, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $53.7 billion. For 15 consecutive years, 7-Eleven has been listed among Hispanic Magazine's Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S., and is expanding through organic growth, acquisitions, and its Business Conversion Program.