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Circle K signs first franchise agreement in Canada

After announcing the new full-service franchise opportunities in Canada, McDougall Energy Inc. will open 20 new sites.

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. recently announced new full-service franchise offerings with its Circle K brand in Ontario, Canada. McDougall Energy Inc. is the first company to take advantage of this opportunity signing an agreement on 20 sites to open within the next five years.

Circle K entered the Ontario franchise market to foster the growth of the brand and complement Couche-Tard’s nearly 10,000 stores in North America, including over 2,200 in Canada. McDougall Energy is a privately-owned Canadian business, which has been serving energy customers for over 70 years including through its expanding network of retail fuel dealers in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

“We believe McDougall Energy will be an excellent partner in our growth in the Ontario market,” added Matt McCure, Vice President, Circle K Worldwide Franchise. “McDougall Energy has proven itself as a successful owner of dealer networks, and will help drive traffic to the Circle K brand and its popular products for customers on the go in the Ontario province.”

Couche-Tard’s network comprised 9,987 convenience stores throughout North America, including 8,657 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing.

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