Franchisely, August 2015
Street Corner Founder Creates an Oasis of Convenience Retail
In 1988, the first Street Corner convenience store opened up in the West Ridge Mall in Topeka, Kansas. Within a few years, CEO, Peter LaColla, and President, Dan McCabe, opened dozens of stores, serving diverse local populations from 20,000 to 6 million people. Today, Street Corner is the No. 1 mall and specialty-based convenience store in the U. S., with more than 40 franchises, located only in high-traffic locations such as malls, hospitals, office buildings and college campuses.
We recently spoke with Peter LaColla, CEO of Street Corner, to get the inside scoop on the secret to his franchise’s success, one recent trend that has him excited for the future and what he looks for in potential franchisees.