APLUS FDD – Franchise Information, Costs and Fees
Type of Business
You will operate a franchised business as a part of the APLUS franchise system which consists of full-line retail grocery convenience stores, with or without a gasoline fueling station, that offer fast foods, prepackaged foods, beverages, sundries, and other convenience store goods, identified principally by the service mark and service name “APLUS.”
Sunoco Retail LLC, a Pennsylvania limited liability company was formed on December 18, 2015. Their principal business address is 8111 Westchester Drive, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75225. They have been offering APLUS franchises since May 1993.
The franchisor currently offers four types of APLUS franchise options. A leased premises option, which is an APLUS Store leased from the Franchisor, a non-leased option, which is an APLUS Store that you either own or you lease from a third party, and a captive market option, which is an APLUS Store located in a specific venue such as a turnpike, thruway, or toll road. At your option, you may choose to operate a gasoline fueling station that dispenses Sunoco or other branded gasoline at your APLUS Store, but you are not required to do so.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a leased APLUS Store is $229,950 to $427,600. The total investment necessary to begin operation of a non-leased APLUS Store is $490,750 to $1,342,400. The total investment necessary to begin operation of a captive market APLUS Store is $232,450 to $1,639,000.
Each investment of a non-captive market franchise, regardless of type, includes the $15,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or an affiliate. With respect to a captive market franchise, regardless of type, may include the supplemental $15,000 to $300,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or an affiliate.
The franchisor also offers the opportunity to develop multiple APLUS Stores within a specified area. If you are acquiring development rights under a development program, you will sign our development agreement and pay the franchisor a development fee equal to $15,000 for the first APLUS Store, plus a deposit of $7,500 for each additional APLUS Store to be developed under the development agreement.