7-Eleven announces winners for Operation: Take Command contest
7-Eleven announces winners for Operation: Take Command contest

Three U.S. veterans are receiving a waived franchise fee in company giveaway.

7-Eleven has announced three winners for its Operation: Take Command contest.

The campaign, which is the franchise’s first giveaway contest targeted exclusively at U.S. military veterans, welcomed veterans to complete a contest application this past January. The winner was to receive a waived franchise fee (valued up to $190,000) to franchise any of the company’s convenience stores in the U.S.

The rules were for one winner, but company president and CEO Joe DePinto was so impressed with three finalists, he didn’t choose just one – he chose all three.

Salil Guatam, an Army veteran, Robert Kemna, active-duty U.S. Army Capt., and Navy veteran Mark Anthony Page will all have the franchise fee waived for their new 7-Eleven locations.

"How can you pick just one winner when you have three?" DePinto said in a news release. "I was extremely impressed by each one of them - for overcoming adversity, serving their country selflessly, having a heart for service and demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities."

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