7-Eleven, Inc. is the franchisor whose direct parent is SEJ Asset Management & Investment Company, which is wholly controlled by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. Seven and i, a Japanese corporation, is the ultimate parent company. Franchisees operate extended-hour retail convenience stores that emphasize convenience to the guest and provide a broad array of products. These products many not be traditionally available in convenience store and include fresh food, hot food and beverage offerings, and private brand items. The stores are generally open 24-7 everyday of the year.
There are three types of franchises offered:
A Traditional Individual 7-Eleven Store: The franchisor offers franchises for a single site that it owns or leases.
Business Conversion Program (BCP) franchise: The franchisee acquires land for a store site and pays a different royalty and disclosure document than traditional store owners.
Micro Market Franchise: The franchisee owns or leases the site and most equipment to operate an unmanned 7-Eleven branded stand-alone retail space or an unmanned retail space. The Micro Market franchise is the subject of a different disclosure document as well.