7-Eleven recruits area military vets to enlist in franchise store competition

Attention Western New York veterans! If you are looking to open a franchise and be your own boss, 7-Eleven, Inc. has something in store for you.

Dallas-based 7-Eleven is recruiting qualified men and women from around the country who have served in and been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces to enlist in the company’s second Operation: Take Command competition. One deserving and lucky veteran will be awarded a 7-Eleven fee-free franchise, a value of up to $190,000.

The winner can choose any of the company’s 7-Eleven convenience stores available in the continental U.S. at the contest’s culmination. Of the 84 7-Eleven stores currently in the Buffalo area, approximately 90 percent are available for franchise.

Interested veterans can view complete competition rules and enter online at www.VeteransFranchiseGiveaway.com now through Feb. 26. The winner will be announced in June.

“More than 6,000 ex-military men and women applied last year, and 1,700 were vetted in our first Operation: Take Command campaign,” said Greg Franks, 7-Eleven vice president of franchise systems. “The finalists were outstanding, and many who didn’t win still took command of their careers and moved forward through our normal qualification process to own their own 7-Eleven franchise.”

“A big ‘thank you’ to the 7-Eleven organization for creating and implementing the Operation: Take Command program, which is a golden opportunity for all veterans, since veterans tend to hire other veterans,” says Wayne P. Sorrentino, Commander, Erie County, The American Legion, Department of New York. “Our veterans need our full support every day. Without our veterans and the sacrifices they gave, unselfishly, the world would be a much different place. Congratulations and much success to the eventual winner of this franchise.”