7-Eleven embraces Florida Hispanic chamber

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) based in Wellington recently opened the door for aspiring Hispanic entrepreneurs to start up their own 7-Eleven franchises via the organization’s existing trustee membership structure.


Hispanic business owners represent a sizable portion of Florida’s population. With support from convenience store retail giant 7-Eleven Inc., they can apply to become a franchisee — a process that typically takes between three and six months — and enjoy the benefits of flexible scheduling, independence and a choice of options designed to accommodate both first-time and current business owners.


“Our ideal 7-Eleven franchise candidates reflect the communities in which they do business,” 7-Eleven’s franchise systems VP Lawrence Hughes said. “We are committed to growing our base of Hispanic franchisees to better serve Hispanic customers and communities.”


Additionally, veteran discounts are available for potential franchisees. 7-Eleven Inc., headquartered in Dallas, has grown to encompass nearly 60,000 stores in 17 nations. Besides its iconic Slurpee and Big Gulp beverages, the chain has expanded its offerings to salads, side dishes, and hot sandwiches.


“The FSHCC is looking forward to our strategic collaboration with 7-Eleven,” Julio Fuentes, FSHCC president & CEO, said. “This will help open avenues and startup opportunities for our members, driving Florida’s economy, and further illustrating how 7-Eleven fosters job growth in the Hispanic community.”


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