How Franchising Works with Circle K

How it works

How it works

How it works

Franchise Road Map

Thank you for your interest. You may be wondering - Is Circle K the right fit for me? We recognize that each prospective franchisee is unique with their own questions about potential franchise locations. We've done our best to address those below.


We are pleased that you are interested in becoming a Circle K Franchisee. We encourage you to learn more about our minimum qualifiers, which may vary substantially based on your particular situation. If you believe you would be a fit for the Circle K community, please contact us today.

Net Worth of $1,000,000
Liquid Assets of $100,000
Entrepreneurial Spirit

* The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Circle K convenience store franchise is from $268,500 to $3,029,500 if you are converting an existing convenience store to a Circle K store and $1,383,500 to $4,846,500 for a newly constructed Circle K Store.

Types of Franchise Agreements

Whether you are interested in opening one site or many sites, we have a program that will align with your goals.


This is the most common type of agreement. It is an appropriate path to consider if you are interested in converting an existing convenience store or building a new location.


This type of agreement is ideal for candidates with a network of retail locations or for existing franchisees adding additional sites.

Store Types


Rebrand your existing location.


Purchase a designated company operated Circle K location from us


Build a new store on real estate you own or lease


Develop a new store on property we help you find.


Consistent Brand Value and Awareness across a growing Circle K network

Improved Consideration and Consumer Choice through Targeting Strategies and the Marketing mix

Deliver Consistent, Stable Supply and Strong Logistics through our fuel purchasing alliance with Musket (a subsidiary of Love’s truck stops)

Sustainability and Innovation programs focused on customer engagement

Fleet and B2B partnership growth initiatives support traffic and volume growth

Turnkey fuel inventory management

Available Brands

Circle K

Our globally recognized, flagship convenience store brand with over 12,000 locations worldwide.

Kangaroo Express

Our regional brand primarily located in the Southeast United States.


You may have questions about how the Franchise Process works. Let our experienced Franchise Development Managers guide you.

About the Process

We are proud of, and grateful for, our troops. As such, we are thrilled to share that we are part of the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative; commonly known as VetFran.


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International Franchise

We are seeking qualified Master License applicants, capable of developing 100 stores or more, who bring the financial resources, local market knowledge, and operating commitment necessary to build a thriving convenience store business outside of the US. and Canada.

International Opportunities
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