Looks to open 20 Circle K c-stores over the next five years.
McDougall Energy Inc. is set to be the first company to take advantage of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s recently announced new full-service franchise offerings with the Circle K brand in Ontario, Canada. McDougall Energy Inc. signed an agreement with Couche-Tard 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, and 15,000 globally.
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.”
“As a company looking for continued growth, it is a natural fit for us to partner with Circle K,” stated Darren McDougall, president of McDougall Energy. “We are pleased to be aligning with the success and experience that comes with Circle K and to expand our dealer network with a leading brand in Canadian convenience stores.”