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7-Eleven sets celebration for new ownership of Rock Hill store

Community invited to changeover event

Rock Hill, S.C. — 7-Eleven, Inc., invites residents to sip, slurp, snack, and see what the new 7-Eleven® store at 1001 Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill has to offer. A grand-opening celebration is set for Friday, June 29, which also marks the day the store officially opens to the public. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting, followed by a fresh food sampling that includes everything from pizza to wings, along with free fresh-brewed coffee and Big Gulp® drinks.

Neighborhood 7-Eleven stores are typically franchised by local entrepreneurs who are members of the community where they operate their stores. The open house gives franchisee John Conway an opportunity to meet and greet his new neighbors and customers. Conway is an eight-year veteran who served as a supply specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve and as a financial management specialist for the U.S. Air Force. Conway also holds over 22 years of experience in the retail industry, most recently having held a co-manager position at a Wal-Mart in Sumter, S.C.

Brian Mulcahy, a franchise sales representative, commented, “It’s exciting to have John Conway take over this robust location, and we’re confident that his background is a great match for the challenges and opportunities this franchise endeavor affords.”

Visitors will be invited to sign up for 7Rewards, the 7-Eleven customer loyalty platform that rewards customers with a free beverage for every six cups purchased. Customers can also earn and redeem points upon purchase. To participate, customers must use the 7-Eleven’s mobile app, available in the iTunes App Store or Google Play, and register as a member.

WHERE:                   1001 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29732

WHEN:                      Friday, June 29, at 11 a.m.

WHO:                         7-Eleven Franchisee John Conway

The company continues to franchise stores with many prime locations and options available in the Charlotte, N.C., area, in towns around Greenville, S.C., and in both Virginia and W. Virginia. For its franchisees, 7-Eleven provides the land, building, equipment, and a turnkey operation. Well-suited for entrepreneurs and second careers, 7-Eleven ownership is also ideal for retired or separated military veterans. 7-Eleven provides qualified veterans with up to 20% off the initial franchise fee and up to 65% financing.

To learn more, prospective franchisees will be invited o a seminar at the 7-Eleven Regional Office in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, July 18. The seminar will be held from 5-7 p.m. at 5600 Center Drive, Suite 320, in Charlotte, and will include information about the 7-Eleven® franchise system, business model, benefits of franchising, and local success stories. Those who attend will get free product coupons for hot dogs, fountain sodas, coffee, and doughnuts, along with samples of 7-Eleven proprietary fresh foods and beverages, including pizza, wings, and new chicken dippers. 7-Eleven will hold additional seminars on August 15 and September 12 at the same location. More information on 7-Eleven franchising opportunities is available at www.Franchise.7-Eleven.com.

About 7-Eleven, Inc.

7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 66,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,600 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private-brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer-loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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