Franchise: Circle K

Initial Investment
LOW:$185,500
HIGH: $1,601,500
Change in Units
-20.9% -1767 UNITS (1 Year)
-13.5% -1046 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Grand Opening
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 24 hours

Training at headquarters: 56 hours

Number of employees required to run: 10

About Circle K

The Circle K convenience store chain got its start in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. The company began franchising in 1999. Now owned by parent company Alimentation Couche-Tard, Circle K franchises can be found in more than 20 states, as well as more than 10 other countries.

Founded

1951

Franchising Since

1995 (22 Years)

Corporate Address

1130 W. Warner Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284

CEO

Brian Hannasch

Parent Company

Alimentation Couche-Tard

Ticker Symbol

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$185,500 - $1,601,500

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

3-7.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1.5%

Financing Options

Circle K has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
equipment

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

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Updated: August 16th, 2017

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