Why Circle K

Why Circle K

Why Circle K

A Flexible Framework

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.

Whether establishing new locations or converting existing properties, Circle K offers benefits to every kind of franchisee.

  • Buying Power

    Becoming a Circle K franchisee affords you the leverage and buying power you need to do business with key suppliers, enabling you to compete for customers with other chain convenience stores. Have the buying power to help your business succeed. We offer:

    1. Attractive margins on well-known national brands.
    2. Cost-saving relationships with Pepsi, Coke, CoreMark, FritoLay and other major national suppliers.
    3. A strong discount & rebate program negotiated with suppliers.

  • Brand Recognition

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

  • Support Team

    Our support team fills many roles. They are mentors, coaches, teachers, leaders and more, but most importantly, they are here for you. With decades of experience, they are passionate about helping you achieve your goals.

  • Proprietary Products

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

    Polar Pop. Get your Polar Pop cup at Circle K and fill it up with one of our incredible fountain beverage options!
    Circle K Premium Coffee & Simply Great Coffee. Our globally recognized coffee programs compete in quality and loyalty with the recognized global chains.
    Circle K Favorites. Our private label line is the same excellent quality customers are used to at a much better price. Favorites stands for quality. Fresh Foods. We’ve got your hunger covered.

  • Construction & Design

    Regardless of your site’s configuration, our construction and development team will work with you to develop a custom store design that meets your unique needs, including your available space and the local market, while still following the brand standards and elements. We strive to develop clean, inviting store designs, which provides a shopping experience that encourages repeat visits. Whether you are opening a ground-up or conversion site, we can work with you.

  • Funding & Finance

    We may offer funding assistance for your site based on square footage for new-to-industry sites, and sales history for conversion sites. While we do not offer financing, we can direct you to several third-party lenders who can assist with financing.

  • Equipment Procurement

    Opening a store is an expensive process. We make it easy for you to leverage our buying power and negotiated pricing, using our relationships to get the best deals on Back Office and POS systems, equipment, fixtures, and everything else you'll need.

  • Training

    Our training programs utilize proven best-practices to empower you with the knowledge required to operate your stores successfully.

    SMART Academy – A comprehensive program which combines classroom learning and in-store experience.
    NETP (New Employee Training Program) – An eight-module, downloadable program provided to assist you in training your new employees.
    Smart STEP – A four-step, advanced program provided to assist you in developing your store staff's management potential.
    Continued Learning – Our Training Team, along with your Franchise Business Consultant, will continue to work with you to keep you up to date on the latest operational and marketing best-practices.

  • Fuel Options

    Regardless of your fuel needs, we are flexible.

    If you have an existing fuel supply agreement with a major oil company, we can work with you.

    If you need fuel, we have established relationships with many major fuel brands through our National Wholesale Fuels division. National Wholesale Fuels delivers the simplest and most efficient solution to supplying gasoline, diesel products, and branding opportunities to sites across the country.

    What if your site doesn't sell fuel? We franchise many non-fuel locations as well.

  • Quick Serve Restaurants (QSR)

    We offer the flexibility to compliment your location with an approved QSR. Adding a quick serve restaurant (QSR) makes your store a one-stop destination for food, fuel, and convenience store purchases, which can be a great way to grow additional sales.

We Are Everywhere

8K+ Stores

With over 8,000 stores in the U.S. and around the globe, you'll be in good company.

41 States

You'll find stores across the U.S.; from Seattle to Miami, Los Angeles to Bangor, Maine.

22 Countries

We are everyone's favorite store in many countries around the world.

Franchise Development Managers are ready to help you discover additional benefits.

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