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Units as of 2019
1,029 (46 added in 3 years)
4.5%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #158 last year
Initial investment
$440K - $10.4M

Company Overview

The first ampm location opened in Southern California in 1978. There are now hundreds of combination gas station and convenience stores across the U.S., offering nearly 2,200 different hot and cold snack food and drink items.

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About ampm

Industry
Retail
Related Categories
Convenience Stores
Founded
1975
Parent Company
BP West Coast Products LLC
Leadership
Donna Sanker, CEO
Ticker Symbol
BP

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1979 (42 years)
# of employees at HQ
55
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Central America, Canada, South America, Mexico

# of Units
1,029 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4 Centerpointe Dr.
La Palma, CA 90623

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a ampm franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$40,000 - $70,000
Initial Investment
$440,291 - $10,405,152
Cash Requirement
$800,000 - $1,200,000
Veteran Incentives
50% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
11-14%
Ad Royalty Fee
5.5%
Term of Agreement
3-20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
ampm offers in-house financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
Up to 120 hours
Classroom Training
Up to 20 hours
Additional Training
In-class sessions & hands-on training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
10
Are exclusive territories available?
No

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021
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