Why would you open a Circle K Franchise?
The convenience store industry marked its fourth consecutive year of growth in 2006, "surging 15%," as reported by the National Association of Convenience Stores. Industry sales revenues reached $569.4 billion in 2006, recording a $74.1 billion increase (17.9%) over 2005, and almost doubling sales from 2002. In-store sales rose 8.3% in 2006, as compared to a 5% increase in 2005.
We may be biased, but we think the convenience store industry – already massive in size – is poised for even greater growth in the future.
Products & Services
Your neighborhood Circle K offers the freshest beverages and food, quality gasoline, merchandise, and financial services. Plus, almost every Circle K location is open 24 hours of every day including holidays.
We sell top-up refills for all major pay-as-you-go wireless phones including Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, GoPhone® from AT&T, and many others.
Most Circle K stores also sell pay-as-you-go Wireless Hansets from Virgin Mobile, Talk And Go® Mobile, and many more.
MCI Mexico, domestic, and international pre-paid calling cards from Circle K offer great savings and competitive rates.
Circle K always offers the freshest snacks, candy, food, and an incredible selection of delicious hot and cold beverages.
We carry all your favorites including Austins®, Marlboro®, Camel®, cigars, smokeless, and more.
Circle K's popular and award-winning coffee is famous around the world for its flavor and freshness.
When you need batteries for the kid's toys, ATMs for quick cash, pet food for the new kitten, diapers for the baby, laundry detergent, snacks for the midnight munchies, health and beauty products, money orders for the landlord, and much, much more, we're here to help. Just make a quick stop into Circle K.
We’ve got what you need for your car in a pinch, including motor oil, antifreeze, emergency gas cans, even air-fresheners. One stop and you’re on the road again.
Training & Support
So many advantages, so little time. As a Circle K franchisee, you receive business assistance that independent operators cannot leverage. You get national brand recognition, consistent messaging across all Circle K's to extend your reach and advertising buck, centralized purchasing power, and established vendor relationships. You’ll be so busy helping customers that you may feel pressed for time. But in reality, the assistance saves you time and frees you to focus on your customers.
THE RIGHT SITE
Whether you are looking for your first site or your tenth, Circle K’s Real Estate, Engineering and Construction Departments can offer a variety of services that can facilitate the process of selecting and building your store.
Market Entry Analysis
- Market entry analysis per specific client/market requirement criteria
- Provide templates and standards for building design, signage and site layout, plus review and comment on proposed site layouts
- Provide a recommended list of architectural firms and project management firms
- Provide standard site development and estimated construction budget costs (does not include all site specific situations)
- Provide a list of general contractors and vendors
- Provide standard construction specifications and project checklist
- Conduct periodic site inspections
OPERATIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Operational Support services are designed to get you up and running smoothly and keep you going dayin and day-out.
New Store Operating Assistance
Circle K Franchise offers advice to help get your store staffed and stocked and ready for operation.
Business & Marketing Consultants
Each Franchisee will have ready access to highly trained business and marketing consultants. Working in the field along-side each Franchisee, these individuals provide on-going consultation, guidance and support to help maximize revenue and operating efficiencies.
Known as the Business Operating System, each Franchisee will have access to:
- Establishing a Circle K Franchise Guide
- Store Operations Manual
- Human Resources Guide
- Loss Prevention Guide
- Electronic Point-of-Sale Systems Guide
- Grand Opening Guide
- Standards Program Guide
- Web Site Guide
FRONT & BACK OFFICE SYSTEMS
Today's convenience store represents a demanding environment that must balance the needs of the consumer along with the requirements of the business. We will offer our Franchisees the tools to achieve this balance while revolutionizing the consumer buying experience.
Why Circle K?
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.
CIRCLE K ORIENTATION
This is an initial opportunity for you to review the offering and for us to get to know you before any agreement is signed or fees are paid. It also allows you to experience first hand the typical convenience store duties for both the customer service representatives (CSR’s) and the site management.
S.M.A.R.T. ACADEMY AT CIRCLE K
Our state of the art facility integrates In-store and Classroom Learning, giving you a true feel for the activities and responsibilities of running a Circle K. The program includes Business Management, Accounting, Marketing, Category Management, Safety and Security, Human Resources and Inventory Management programs.
NEW EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM (N.E.T.P.)
The CD-ROM learning curriculum that is used in all Circle K company-operated stores offers you the opportunity to expertly instruct your employees.
Our continuing education and training programs reinforce the initial learning and keep you up-to-date with the new operational, customer service, and merchandising programs. These materials are continually updated and available through the CircleKFranchise.com web page.
Are You a Good Fit for Circle K?
We are pleased that you are considering becoming a Circle K franchisee. Find out if you meet the basic criteria to qualify for a Circle K Franchise License Agreement by answering four simple questions.
- Do you have access to $100,000 in liquid assets and have a net worth of $300,000?
- Have you made the decision to become self-employed or invest in another business?
- Are you prepared to complete a review of the franchise opportunity within 60-90 days?
- Do you have an existing site that can be converted to a Circle K or real-estate that a Circle K can be built upon?