IRVINE, Calif. — Three convenience store chains made Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th Annual Franchise 500 list, according to

7-Eleven took the number 10 spot on the lineup, said the article. In 2014 it had 8,710 franchises, up from 6,723 in 2011.

The c-store chain continues to look for new franchisees in about 36 states and regions, stated the article. Startup costs are between $37,000 and $2 million.

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Circle K came in at number 42 on the list, noted the article. It has 462 franchises in the U.S., with startup costs between $211,500 and $1.6 million.

The list also included ampm at number 177, reported the article. The company had 962 franchise units in 2014, and startup costs are between $397,400 and $7.8 million.

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