AM/PM Mini-Market Franchise

AM/PM Mini-Market

Min. Liquid Capital: $800,000

Total Investment: $400,509 - $7,800,000

Net Worth Required: $500,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000

Financing Available: Yes

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 1015

Company-Owned Units: 50



About AM/PM Mini-Market

AM/PM Mini-Markets exist in five western states and consist of more than 950 locations. Typically paired with ARCO, a petroleum service for gas stations, these franchises offer people convenience for getting basic groceries and fuel for their vehicles. Currently serving more than 20 million customers, these franchises are well-known, have a good reputation and are trusted every day.

AM/PM Mini-Markets are owned by BP but are 100% franchised. The company’s philosophy of providing excellent customer service on every visit is considered crucial to each franchise owner’s performance and reputation.

Franchise owners can receive financing directly from ARCO-AM/PM, making it easier for people to own this franchise. The funding is complemented by comprehensive training, support and marketing infrastructure, assisting new owners to operate their franchise at the highest level.

Why AM/PM Mini-Market?

AM/PM Mini-Markets are a great franchise to own because of their unique options, support and training. Investing in AM/PM franchises results in confidently knowing owners are aligned with a dynamic business model. AM/PM and its petroleum brand AARCO are leaders in their industry, making them very attractive.

These two brands have more than 30 years’ experience operating on the United States’ West Coast. With their approximately 950 locations serving an estimated 24 million customers per month, franchise owners can quickly increase their revenues and leverage AM/PM's reputation.

AM/PM Mini-Markets have world-class marketing & advertising to drive awareness and bring customers to the franchise location. Their award-winning marketing programs produce strong brand recognition and customer loyalty. They provide a variety of campaigns to increase name recognition, secure corporate advertising, media placement, marketing support and promotions to increase profits.

AM/PM has several training programs which develop hands-on skills for operating franchises. They offer an array of training courses ranging from accounting, safety and security, customer service, alcohol and tobacco sales, fast food preparation, and inventory control, resulting in one of the world’s most comprehensive training programs in the industry.

AM/PM provides extensive support through category managers. This is complemented with franchise consultants who help with inventory mix, quality control, product merchandising and optimizing customer traffic, increasing sales for the store. AM/PM also offers rare flexible 10- and 20-Year financing options. This extensive experience and dedication make AM/PM a preferred choice among franchises.

Ideal Candidate

AM/PM Mini-Market is seeking businesspeople with a passion for delivering quality service. Becoming an AM/PM franchise owner requires a serious commitment, but there are many benefits for doing so:

  • First, an owner gets to be part of a customer-focused, performance-driven business model which supports the potential for franchise growth.
  • Second, franchise owners receive support from an award-winning marketing and advertising program providing immediate brand recognition and ongoing promotional support.
  • Third, owners receive continuing education training programs which highlight industry best practices.

The proper candidates should possess strong business acumen and a passion for customer service. AM/PM is particular about retail franchise owners because all owners contribute to the reputation and success of the entire organization. Only candidates who are top visionaries and are committed to building a customer-focused and performance-based business are likely to receive ownership approval.

Training And Support

Comprehensive training includes: Customer service, back office accounting, alcohol and tobacco sales, inventory control and fast food preparation.


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