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(SoraNews24)   7-Eleven built in parking lot of another 7-Eleven now open for business. Owner of 7-Eleven franchise holds press conference, thanks public for supporting him in legal fight against corporate HQ abuse of power   (soranews24.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Convenience store, Law, lone franchise owner Mitoshi Matsumoto, convenience store, 7-Eleven, first 7-Eleven, rear wall of the new 7-Eleven, odd development  
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4 days ago  
Lewis Black approves.
 
4 days ago  
Starbuck's rep seen nearby taking notes.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

bostonguy: Lewis Black approves.


Lewis Black - The End of The Universe
Youtube Sg-J2TS13GA
 
4 days ago  
I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip
 
4 days ago  
They seem to grow by budding.

Or runners, like strawberries.

I am pretty sure they are not wind-dispursed by seeds.
 
4 days ago  
Big Gulps huh? Well... See ya later!
 
4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip


We had a bunch of 7-11's about 10 years ago. Then they started dropping off. There are two or three left now, but we are going to be getting a bunch more as they bought all the Speedway gas stations and will be rebranding them. Circle of life I guess.
 
4 days ago  
Lewis Black - risking a heart attack so we don't have to.

God bless his heart.
 
4 days ago  
Franchisee doesn't hold up to agreement nor opts out and pay exit fee and rebrand.
 
4 days ago  
Lewis Black looks curiously like my Maternal Grandmother's family, Mind you, so does General Colin Powell.

It's got to do with the nose and the pout. Whenever General Colin Powell pouts, he reminds me of my Grandmother. I know that look. He's not just disapproving, he's hurt by your lack of patriotism and respect for his theology.
 
4 days ago  
A 7-Eleven and a 7-Eleven II?
 
4 days ago  
So now it's a 14-twenty-two?
 
4 days ago  

ifky: Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip

We had a bunch of 7-11's about 10 years ago. Then they started dropping off. There are two or three left now, but we are going to be getting a bunch more as they bought all the Speedway gas stations and will be rebranding them. Circle of life I guess.


You leave Circle K out of this!
 
4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip


Quickstrip? Are the people behind the counter top-less?

We don't have Quicktrips in Canada, but we do have the joke for some strange reason.
 
4 days ago  
I don't see a win for this guy. He signed a contract with 7 eleven. He agreed to abide by their rules. Even if its unreasonable.
 
4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  

stuffy: I don't see a win for this guy. He signed a contract with 7 eleven. He agreed to abide by their rules. Even if its unreasonable.


This.

/Now apply the same logic to student loans
//ducks
 
4 days ago  
Oh fine, one of you can be 7, and the other can be 11.
 
4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing.


Circle-K is where it's at now.

/ strange things are afoot
 
4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip


There are a few here still but when I went to Taiwan a couple years ago there seemed to be multiple 7-11's per block
 
4 days ago  

Singleballtheory: ifky: Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip

We had a bunch of 7-11's about 10 years ago. Then they started dropping off. There are two or three left now, but we are going to be getting a bunch more as they bought all the Speedway gas stations and will be rebranding them. Circle of life I guess.

You leave Circle K out of this!


Strange things are always afoot there.
 
4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing.


From their wiki: 7-Eleven operates, franchises, and licenses 71,100 stores in 17 countries as of July 2020.

So, um, yeah, very much still a thing.
 
4 days ago  
Oldie but seems relevant
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4 days ago  
That is a most refreshingly dick move on 7-11's part. I'm not even mad, that's amazing
 
4 days ago  
brantgoose:

I am pretty sure they are not wind-dispursed by seeds.

What did you think those big gulp cups blowing around the vacant lots were?  They're only cleverly disguised as trash.
 
4 days ago  
He should really spin the novelty and change his store to 11 Seven.
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4 days ago  
You just have to admire a corporation whose business model is built around abusing it's franchisees, and still manages to attract franchisees. Sadly, it's not working out so well for Quizno's. I miss those sammiches.
 
4 days ago  
So the guy refuses to abide by the terms of his franchise contract, cutting his stores hours and days of operation, eventually closing the store completely for over a year, and thinks he has some kind of legal case? Good luck with that.

"Matsumoto declared he would no longer keep his store open 24 hours a day"

Kind of interesting seeing as the name comes from the stores original operating hours, 7 am - 11 pm. Also, most of the ones around here close at midnight, so it must not be a strict company policy.
 
4 days ago  
"I went down to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, 'Hey, the sign says you're open 24 hours. He said, 'Yes, but not in a row."
― Steven Wright
 
4 days ago  

ReapTheChaos: So the guy refuses to abide by the terms of his franchise contract, cutting his stores hours and days of operation, eventually closing the store completely for over a year, and thinks he has some kind of legal case? Good luck with that.

"Matsumoto declared he would no longer keep his store open 24 hours a day"

Kind of interesting seeing as the name comes from the stores original operating hours, 7 am - 11 pm. Also, most of the ones around here close at midnight, so it must not be a strict company policy.


Looks like the 24 hour requirement is a Japan only thing.
 
4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip


Marathon's taking over in this area.
 
4 days ago  

ifky: Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip

We had a bunch of 7-11's about 10 years ago. Then they started dropping off. There are two or three left now, but we are going to be getting a bunch more as they bought all the Speedway gas stations and will be rebranding them. Circle of life I guess.


Aaand I replied to the wrong post.
 
4 days ago  

Geotpf: ReapTheChaos: So the guy refuses to abide by the terms of his franchise contract, cutting his stores hours and days of operation, eventually closing the store completely for over a year, and thinks he has some kind of legal case? Good luck with that.

"Matsumoto declared he would no longer keep his store open 24 hours a day"

Kind of interesting seeing as the name comes from the stores original operating hours, 7 am - 11 pm. Also, most of the ones around here close at midnight, so it must not be a strict company policy.

Looks like the 24 hour requirement is a Japan only thing.


Most 7-11s are open 24 hrs, but like Walmart, some of them changed their hours due to Covid.
 
4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip


It's in Japan. They are very popular in Japan.
AMERICAN GOES INSIDE A 7-ELEVEN in JAPAN!😱
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4 days ago  

optikeye: Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip

It's in Japan. They are very popular in Japan.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/zlYJnwv1​ENA]


Also, it's worth noting that, while 7 11 started as an American chain, the Japanese franchisee eventually purchased the entire company, and there are now more of them in Japan than in the US.
 
4 days ago  
Super Chronic:

That's Matt Gaetz math.
 
4 days ago  

ReapTheChaos: So the guy refuses to abide by the terms of his franchise contract, cutting his stores hours and days of operation, eventually closing the store completely for over a year, and thinks he has some kind of legal case? Good luck with that.

"Matsumoto declared he would no longer keep his store open 24 hours a day"

Kind of interesting seeing as the name comes from the stores original operating hours, 7 am - 11 pm. Also, most of the ones around here close at midnight, so it must not be a strict company policy.


Apparently the core legal argument is that he couldn't satisfy the local minimum wage laws and the 7-11 contract simultaneously, so his only option was to close down during late hours to maintain the mandatory pay minimums.

I'm not saying he'll win, but it seems that there's more to the argument than "I don't want to abide by the contract."
 
4 days ago  
jiggitysmith:

A store open from 11 pm to 7am would be a weird weird place.
 
4 days ago  
OK, since nobody has mentioned it, the weirdest thing about 7-Eleven is that the sign is all upper case except for the final "n".
 
4 days ago  

bostonguy: Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing.

Circle-K is where it's at now.

/ strange things are afoot


I was out the other day and I had to drive all over the city and I noticed something I thought strange.
I live in Ontario Canada and my city now has more pot stores than Circle-K's or Tim Horton's.
 
4 days ago  

Geotpf: Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing.

From their wiki: 7-Eleven operates, franchises, and licenses 71,100 stores in 17 countries as of July 2020.

So, um, yeah, very much still a thing.


By the same logic, I've never seen a grizzly bear in my neighborhood so I'm pretty sure that means they're extinct.
 
4 days ago  
On the East Coast, you still see relatively new 7-11s, even big ones with multiple rows of gas pumps and the whole works....

But Sheetz and Wawa (as well as Royal Farms) are nicer. If I go in a 7-11, I can bank on the soda machines being less than clean, and even if I do forget the previous lack of quality, a Coke will taste like every other soda in that dispenser, in addition to Coke.
 
4 days ago  

KarmicDisaster: OK, since nobody has mentioned it, the weirdest thing about 7-Eleven is that the sign is all upper case except for the final "n".


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4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip


They moved to the Philippines. They're everywhere.
 
4 days ago  
FTA:   "Perhaps the oddest thing was that a second, tiny 7-Eleven sign was placed next to the original for some reason."
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4 days ago  
I love the DMZ-esque guard positions...
 
4 days ago  
Meanwhile, in America...

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4 days ago  

ifky: Hey Nurse!: I had no idea 7-Eleven was even still a thing. Around here they've all been closed to make way for Quicktrip

We had a bunch of 7-11's about 10 years ago. Then they started dropping off. There are two or three left now, but we are going to be getting a bunch more as they bought all the Speedway gas stations and will be rebranding them. Circle of life I guess.


The people who had 7-11 franchises likely did a 10-15 year run, then bailed due to COVID, very likely at a loss. They did thier time and are done.

The market is still there, but with new players in the game, and new companies providing the franchises.
 
4 days ago  

jiggitysmith: He should really spin the novelty and change his store to 11 Seven.[Fark user image image 457x404]


There used to be a "6-Twelve" mart outside of DC.
 
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