Circle K

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About Circle K

Circle K Stores, Inc. is a chain of convenience stores that is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, and owned by Alimentation Couche-Tard, Inc., based in Laval, Quebec, Canada.[7] Founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, the company filed for bankruptcy protection in 1990 and went through several owners, before being acquired by Alimentation Couche-Tard in 2003.[2][1] As of February 2020, Circle K has 9,799 stores in North America, 2,697 stores in Europe, and an additional 2,380 stores operating under franchise agreements worldwide.[1]

Why Circle K

Circle K offers business operators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to work with a franchisor who not only helps grow new ventures, but offers the flexibility to tailor individual stores to the customers they serve.

Circle K franchisees have the buying power of an innovative global brand. Our procurement strategies position your store to succeed in a competitive business environment. We offer attractive margins on well-known national brands based on the purchasing power of thousands of locations. This results in cost-saving relationships with Pepsi, Coke, CoreMark, Frito-Lay and other major national suppliers as well as a strong discount and rebate program negotiated with suppliers.

We are the neighborhood corner store on thousands of corners around the world. The bright-red Circle K logo is a beacon for customers seeking a convenient place to find quality products and a great shopping experience while fueling up with our trusted Circle K brand.

Our support team fills many roles such as operations, marketing, technology, and training; They are mentors, coaches, teachers, leaders and more. Most importantly, with decades of experience, they are here for you. They are passionate about empowering you to achieve your goals.

Circle K has a strong family of proprietary products that provide our franchisees with high-quality, lower-cost goods. Recognized brands with attractive margins equal more money in your pocket per unit sold.

Polar Pop. Customers love Polar Pop cups at Circle K filled with our incredible fountain beverage options.
Circle K Coffee. Our globally recognized coffee programs compete in quality and loyalty with the recognized global chains.
Circle K Favorites. Our private label line is of the same excellent quality as premium brands that offers customers a much better price.

We may offer funding assistance for your site. We can also direct you to several third-party lenders who can assist with overall financing for your project.

Our Circle K branded fuel program is known for its high quality and value for customers. We utilize turnkey inventory management, ordering, fleet growth initiatives, and a consistent, stable supply. These factors contribute to establishing Circle K fuel as a value to our franchisees and our customers.

Overview

Industry
Retail
Units
2,201
Founded
1951

Financial

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Capital Required
$500,000
Investment Level
$189,250 - $2,204,150
Royalty Fee
5.5%
Ad Fee
0%

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