7-Eleven Australia opens 600th store


7-Eleven’s strong, sustainable growth continues, with the company opening its 600th store at Gumdale in Queensland on Thursday 2 October, 37 years after the first store opened.

According to Queensland State Operations Manager, Gavin Monaghan, Gumdale locals will be able to take advantage of the brand’s high quality convenience offer.

“Gumdale customers can enjoy our iconic Slurpees, and our coffee, anything from a latte to a long black, is made in our quality machines from freshly ground beans. A regular size is $1,” he said.

“Gumdale will have our quality Mobil branded fuel range, a Bankwest/Commonwealth ATM, public transport ticket and top up facilities, a Moneygram money transfer service as well as drinks, sweets, snacks, fresh food and top up groceries,” Gavin said.

The owners of the store are experienced 7-Eleven Franchisees Ravi, Upendra and Meher. According to Ravi, the trio are very pleased to have the opportunity to establish a brand new 7-Eleven store.

“This is a great opportunity for us to grow our business with a new store, and it is wonderful to be a part of a milestone store for the company,” Ravi said.

Ravi already lives in the area, and Meher is moving to the neighbourhood soon.

“We want to be close to the store to better serve our customers. Meher and I are really excited about operating a store within our local area, which will allow us to offer support to the community. We are really looking forward to meeting everyone, and on Friday 3 October we have some giveaways for our customers to welcome them to our store,” he said.

Ravi, Meher and Upendra will be handing out free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to the first 400 customers on Friday 3 October from 9am, and offering a free $1 Coffee or small Slurpee with any purchase until Wednesday 15 October.

CEO Warren Wilmot said “this milestone for 7-Eleven comes at an exciting time, only weeks before the company’s first store opens in Western Australia, our first new market entry in more than 30 years.” 100 High Street in Fremantle is scheduled to open its doors on 30 October.