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Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no.22 – ampm – US

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Products & Services: Convenience stores & gas stations

Number of Locations: 967

Total Investment: $399.16K – 7.78M

Founded: 1975

Began Franchising: 1979

About ampm

The first ampm location opened in Southern California in 1978. There are now nearly 3,000 combination gas station and convenience stores across the U.S. and internationally. ampm Mini Markets offer nearly 2,200 different hot and cold snack food and drink items.

Franchise Units

YEAR U.S. CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OWNED
2013 964 0 0 3
2012 1,148 0 1,200 2
2011 1,174 0 1,244 2
2010 1,199 0 1,978 6
2009 1,055 0 1,901 95
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Arizona, California, Midwest, Nevada, South, Southeast, West, Washington.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $399,159 – $7,785,015
Franchise Fee: $40,000 – $70,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Liquid Cash Available: $700,000 – $1,000,000

OPERATIONS

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10 – 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..

FINANCING TYPE IN-HOUSE THIRD PARTY
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at franchisee’s location. In-class sessions & hands-on training : 7 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: In-store promotions, TV & radio advertising

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #22 (2013), #16 (2012), #2 (2011), #10 (2010), #35 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #81 (2013), #16 (2011), #14 (2010), #57 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #15 (2012), #2 (2011), #8 (2010), #30 (2009),
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am/pm at Namba1 Osaka City, OsakaOsaka PrefectureJapan.
Type Private (subsidiary of BP)
Founded 1978
Founder(s) Atlantic Richfield Company
Parent BP

The ampm brand (rarely “am/pm") is a convenience store chain with branches located in several U.S. states, including Arizona,CaliforniaNevadaOregonWashington, recently in KentuckyIllinoisIndianaGeorgiaOhioPennsylvania, and Florida, and in several countries worldwide, formerly including Japan. The ampm brand is owned by BP America, Inc.,[1] a subsidiary of BP, which acquired its founding owner, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), in 2000. In the US, the stores are usually attached to an ARCO or BP-branded gas station. The first location opened in Southern California in 1978.[1]

Franchised and BP-owned units of ampm are also found in parts of Mexico, usually co-located with a Pemex gas station, Costa Ricaand Brazil, usually attached with an Ipiranga station. In Argentina and Chile they can be found in RepsolYPF/ACA stations.

In Spring 2008, U.S. branches of the BP Connect brand of convenience stores rebranded to ampm, which also brought the brand under the BP banner after exclusively being under the ARCO banner. The subsequent decision saw markets with a large BP presence, such as ChicagoClevelandIndianapolisOrlando, and Pittsburgh, instantly have ampm stores and subsequent TV ads in those markets, in order to establish the brand.

In August 2008, BP announced its decision to sell the majority of its retail operations in the Orlando area to Apopka-based Medallion Convenience Stores. The ownership change-over was scheduled for a staggered timeline throughout November 2008.

The Japanese chain was sold, alongside BP’s other interests to Japan Energy (JOMO) in 2002, but then resold to Reins International Inc, an operator of Korean-style restaurants in Japan, in 2004.[2] In November 2009, FamilyMart announced its acquisition of am/pm Japan. All ampm stores in Japan will subsequently be rebranded as FamilyMart (in Japan only).