At least not anytime soon. Rumor has been spreading that they will be opening soon so I emailed them and unfortunately was informed “At this time, 7-Eleven has no plans to enter Kuwait.” I’m pretty sure if Al-Shaya nails them with an offer they won’t be able to resist. Either way, we’ll have to make do with the 7-Eleven Kuwaiti version for the time being.
7-Eleven, world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores has a copy cat in Kuwait. There logos are pretty similar but there won’t be any lawsuits involved. This did make me wonder why we don’t have a bakala franchise, one that has its bakala’s all over Kuwait. This might be a good plan for someone looking to start a small business.