The 7-Eleven Franchise Owners Association of Chicagoland (FOAC) was formed by Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin 7-Eleven franchisees in 1980 and has provided limitless help and assistance to many 7-Eleven franchisees for more than 32 years. We are effective because of our membership size (more than 300 members) and talent. We share a dream: a future that includes a 7-Eleven trademark that gains greater value each and every year, and an enjoyable lifestyle for all franchisees. By working together, we can successfully achieve these goals.
You’d be amazed at the power of numbers. Our strength is derived from our unity.
Whether you just franchised or have been in the system for decades, we’d like to urge you to join the FOAC. This is a great way to meet other 7-Eleven franchisees, get to know them, brainstorm ideas together and develop lasting friendships.
FOAC is an effective communication and representation organization run by and for franchisees. FOAC is franchisee-directed, with regularly-held meetings involving all levels of 7-Eleven management to discuss issues, solutions, new promotions and ideas.
Membership in the FOAC is $5 per month per store.
FOAC members have an open invitation to attend all board meetings as well as run for a position on the board.
The FOAC is an active member of NACS, National Association of Convenience Stores.
FOAC supports worthwhile charities that help our communities and strengthen the 7-Eleven brand name community image. We have continuously supported local organizations such as the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as well as others.
FOAC holds regular meetings with 7-Eleven management and vendors to develop programs and discuss issues of importance to 7-Eleven franchisees.
Our association provides frequent communication to keep you informed. We publish a monthly newsletter which is filled with important and interesting articles about our business.
Members gain access to FOAC Legal Services and information.
Our members are invited to attend many exciting events, including general meetings, parties, educational events, trade shows, and the FOAC charity golf outing.
FOAC belongs to the National Coalition of 7-Eleven Franchisees, a national organization that addresses matters of current and future importance to franchisees. This membership also includes the opportunity to attend the National Coalition Annual Convention. We pay membership dues of $15 quarterly on behalf of each FOAC member.
FOAC members work together to improve the Accounting/RIS systems, Merchandising programs and CDC programs to make them more beneficial for franchisees and management.
FOAC board members are always available to answer questions or assist you with any problems you may have. All board members are current franchisees and they have extensive knowledge to share with you to make your franchised store(s) successful.