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Everyone knows what 7-Eleven is — from truck drivers, to single folks to old ladies to families, we are all very aware of the giant convenience store chain. But there is one guy who hates the store chain so much he decided to open a competing store. And the name of it? Yep, 6-Twelve.
Abu Musa used to be a 7-Eleven franchise owner until he got fed up with his bosses. Musa said that 7-Eleven corporate offices demanded he offer hot dogs, taquitos and pizza at his franchise even though he says they didn’t sell. Musa would end up throwing out hundreds of dollars worth of food.
“Whatever, whenever they want they can bring into the store and we have no option, no choice but to accept it,” Musa told CBS Boston. “Because they said you signed the paperwork.”
Eventually Musa took the franchise to court about his franchise rights and he settled out of court. But this is where his revenge tactic kicks in. Musa decided to open his own convenience store: 6-Twelve. Oh, and he opened it across the street from the 7-Eleven he used to own.
“My goal is to get them to close,” Musa said.
Musa’s store offers a lot that 7-Eleven offers, but guess what? No hot foods. Damn, Musa goes hard. Musa also added this:
“I know the price of everything in that store, so I sell the same things cheaper.”
Now Musa won’t bring down the extremely popular 7-Eleven franchise, but it’s still pretty hilarious. Kudos, Musa. Keep on fighting the man.