Jan. 2, 2012 By Christian Murray
The manager of the Mobile station on Queens Blvd. and 44th Street is revamping the gas station’s convenience store, by converting its “On the Run” operation to a 7-Eleven franchise.
The On the Run store is a Mobile-sponsored venture that is largely based in Missouri. The brand name in Sunnyside and the Northeast is limited. Presently, the store is slowly being emptied out, while the manager converts it into a 7-Eleven by the middle of January. 7 Elevens are best known for hot dogs, soda, coffee and slurpees.
7-Eleven, as a corporation, has been seeking growth across the US by generating business from, among other items, gas stations with convenience-stores or kiosks.
Under the terms of these deals, store owners operate their business as normal—with the help of 7 Eleven- and pay an ongoing franchise fee.