Circle K Franchise

Convenience store

Why would you open a Circle K Franchise?

We may be biased, but we think the convenience store industry - already massive in size - is poised for growth in the future.

So why franchise with Circle K? Because it's a win-win proposition for you. If you are already an independent store owner with little or no local competition, Circle K can provide you operational advantages to keep you on top. If you're an independent store owner who competes against a large, nationally recognized convenience store chain, you need to have a powerful brand of your own - Circle K - to help you retain your existing customers and attract new ones.

At Circle K, our mission is to be the best and most convenient place
to shop, and work. Our stores are known around the world for offering
busy consumers a wide variety of quality products and services in a
fast, friendly, and clean environment.

Your neighborhood Circle K store features our award-winning brand of
the Freshest Coffee GoingThirstBuster® fountain drinks, beer, snacks,
candy, ATMs, Talk And Go® Mobile prepaid wireless phones, Gift Cards,
money orders, and general merchandise.

Many Circle K locations also sell quality branded fuels including Shell, BP, Marathon, 76®, Citgo, and Chevron.

The total investment necessary to begin operations of a Circle K
convenience store franchise is from $614,250 to $1,927,640 for a newly
constructed Circle K Store and $189,250 to $1,020,640 if you are
converting an existing convenience store to a Circle K Store. This
includes $26,000 to $27,750 that must be paid to the franchisor or their
affiliates whether you open a newly constructed Circle K Store or if
you convert an existing convenience store to a Circle K Store.
If you purchase an existing company-operated Circle K Store from us, the amount
you will pay to the franchisor is difficult to estimate based on real
estate costs as well as the ancillary businesses usually associated with
a convenience store and varies depending on the purchase price the
franchisor negotiates.

The total investment necessary to begin operations of a Branded Business
is from $8,390 to $67,390. Of this amount, there are not any fees paid
to the franchisor or an affiliate.
The total investment increases to
$553,390 to $1,902,390 for a newly constructed or rebuilt Motor Fuel
Business and $133,390 to $1,337,390 if you are converting an existing
forecourt to a Motor Fuel Business. This includes $20,000 to $50,000
that must be paid to the franchisor or their affiliates. The total
investment noted in this paragraph for a Branded Business or a Motor
Fuel Business is in addition to the total investment necessary to begin
operations of the Circle K convenience store franchise.
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How much does it cost to open a Circle K Franchise?

The investment required to open a Circle K Franchise is between $189,250-$1,927,640. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Circle K name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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When did the first Circle K open? 1951
When did Circle K start Franchising? 1995

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee N/A N/A
Startup Costs N/A N/A
Equipment N/A Yes
Inventory N/A N/A
Accounts Receivable N/A N/A
Payroll N/A N/A

On-The-Job Training: 24 hours
Classroom Training: 56 hours

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Purchasing Co-ops
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Field Operations
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Number of employees required to run: 10

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Circle K Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Circle K

Circle K

1130 West Warner Road DC-07
Tempe, AZ


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