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Initial fee: $40,000 - $70,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Total investment: $1,822,705 - $7,767,767
Term of agreement:  20 years, renewable
Branch: Convenience store & gas station

ampm is a convenience store chain that is part of the ARCO family, the #1 gasoline brand on the west coast. ARCO gas stations combine with ampm convenience stores to provide customers with a one-stop experience. ampm has more than 2,300 locations worldwide, most of which are in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. The company is seeking franchisees from the west coast states. It is expanding to states where it currently has no presence.


ampm offers a huge variety of freshly prepared sandwiches and salads, as well as fountain drinks and coffee. The store chain has the largest selection of bottled beverages. ampm emphasizes on the customization of services. Customers can mix different foods and drinks of their own taste. They can also choose whether to sit and enjoy their breakfast and lunch or have it to-go.


ampm was founded in 1975 and has a long experience in retail. It has been franchising since 1979 and has gained the expertise to manage the business in an optimized, cost-efficient way. The company has one of the most comprehensive franchise support programs in the industry. Trainings for everything are offered to franchisees, including how to manage administrative work and finances, as well as day-to-day operations. Entrepreneurs attend meetings, gain at-site experience, and receive certificates which attest for the knowledge and skills they have acquired for the time of training. 


Entrepreneurs receive field support for all product areas. That helps them increase customer traffic and satisfaction.


ampm is a company with a high brand awareness. The company works hard to retain the high level of recognition and customer loyalty. It provides marketing and advertising support to all franchisees. It also has loan programs and provides financial aid up to $700,000.    


ampm appreciates the hard work of its franchisees and forms strong relationships with them.  One example for this is the ampm franchisee of the year award.     


ampm is a convenience store chain that is part of the ARCO gas station family. ampm has 2,350  locations worldwide, most of which are concentrated on the west coast of the US. The company has long experience in retail and offers one of the strongest franchisee support systems in the industry.

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