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ARCO ampm Mini Market

ARCO ampm Mini Market Franchise

Arco ampm Mini Market is a combined gasoline and convenience stores franchise with more than 900 locations serving some 24 million customers every month. The juxtaposition of Arco gasoline stations with ampm Mini Markets makes a powerful combination of internationally known brands providing customers with one-stop shopping convenience at a store brand they can trust. More about the cost of owning an ARCO ampm Mini Market franchise is below.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$700,000 - $7,615,065
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Arco ampm seeks business people to become franchisees with their company who have a passion for quality and excellent service. The brand has compiled more than 25 years of history of successful operations, and its advanced systems and training give franchisees a strong path to personal success as well. What Arco ampm franchisees get is a brand with immediate and trusted recognition, a stable industry leader, a business model that stresses high quality, award-winning marketing, and advertising programs, and continuing education and training.

Arco ampm Mini Market Franchise Opportunities – History

Arco, the Atlantic Richfield Company, which owns the ampm Mini Market franchise, dates its origins back to 1866, when the Atlantic Petroleum Storage Company was founded, and became part of Standard Oil in 1874, but achieved independence again when Standard Oil was broken up in 1911. Atlantic merged with Richfield Oil Company in 1966, becoming Arco. In 1978, Arco opened its first Ampm Mini Market stores in Southern California and has since expanded to more than 900 locations, mostly in the Southwestern U.S., but also in some Midwestern states, Florida, and several countries, including Japan.

How Much Does An Arco ampm Mini Market Franchise Cost?

Market Franchise Income

The total investment to open an Arco ampm Mini Market location ranges between $1.85 million and $7.76 million, with liquid capital available of $600,000 to $1.2 million. The initial investment includes estimated real estate costs.

Arco ampm Mini Market Franchise Business Opportunities: Other Information

Arco and Ampm Mini Markets are owned by BP America, Inc., a subsidiary of BP, which acquired Atlantic Richfield Company in 2000. Ampm markets are sometimes attached to BP gas stations as well as Arco stations and also attached to Pemex gas stations in Mexico, and Ipiranga stations in Brazil and Costa Rica. In Argentina and Chile, ampm marts are attached to Repsol-YPF/ACA stations.


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