7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and former Army officer and he is a key factor behind them being voted “Best for Veterans Franchise” by Military Times for 2014. “OPERATION: TAKE COMMAND“ is the company’s first ever franchise giveaway contest where one veteran will be awarded a 7-Eleven franchise worth $190,000. Having served alongside quality men and women in the military, Mr. DePinto knows veterans bring solid leadership skills and a consistent mission-oriented focus and determination to their business.
Franchising offers veterans a great opportunity to fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions and 7-Eleven’s 50 years of experience warrants giving their franchise opportunity a close look. 7-Eleven’s pro-military franchise program offers all eligible veterans a tried-and-proven business proposition. Qualified veterans receive a discount of up to a 20 percent on the franchise fee for their first 7-Eleven store, valued up to as much as $50,000. They also receive preferred interest rates and special financing on up to 65 percent of the 7-Eleven franchise fee. These attractive veteran-specific offers from one of the most vetted franchise opportunities available truly demonstrates 7-Eleven’s interest in working with and supporting our military veterans.
Beyond their veteran-friendly start-up offers, 7-Eleven’s business opportunity is what truly separates them from other franchise opportunities. A 7-Eleven franchise is turnkey; complete with the store, land and equipment provided. They will always stand with you as the gross profit split means they have an ongoing vested interest in your success. They don’t send you to the front lines before you receive their extensive training and support from true franchise pros. Thanks to their 50 years of experience, 7-Eleven has mastered the art of launching new stores allowing you to start-up in 3-6 months. Once launched, they stay with you every step of the way helping you succeed.
Over the past four years over 5,600 vets have become franchise owners and 7-Eleven is proud that many of them chose 7-Eleven. Over 200,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses have started franchising careers during this time and over 50,000 of these were in the past year. Veterans who are business owners are far more likely to hire other veterans which helps make 7-Eleven great veteran franchises. Vets hire vets.
“OPERATION: TAKE COMMAND”, the 7-Eleven franchise giveaway, began on Veterans Day and Veterans of all branches of service can apply online at OPERATION: TAKE COMMAND through January 25, 2015! The competition is open to veterans who do not already own a 7-Eleven store and that meet 7-Eleven’s franchising qualifications. The competition will consist of interviews, a Facebook video contest by 10 preliminary finalists and the three finalists will interview with 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto.
In March 2015, the top finalists will be selected and asked to produce a two-minute video explaining why they should win the free 7-Eleven Franchise. Voting on the top 10 finalists’ videos will begin March 16 and posted on 7-Eleven’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/7ElevenFranchising) to narrow the field. Videos will also be posted on 7-Eleven’s YouTube channel and the contest website.The three vets chosen as finalists will be flown to Dallas for an interview with Joe DePinto and the 7-Eleven Franchise winner will be announced on April 13, 2015!
In addition to being selected as a 2014-15 “Best for Vets” franchise by Military Times, 7-Eleven was ranked a Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer by GI Jobs, one of U.S. Veterans Magazine Top 100 Veteran-Friendly Companies and a MVE (Most Valuable Employer) by civilianjobs.com. They walk the walk.