LOS ANGELES --- For South Asian immigrants to the United States, owning a 7-Eleven convenience store franchise has traditionally been a passport to the American dream. The startup costs for a 7-Eleven franchise are low compared to fast-food and motel franchises -- as little as $50,000. In a departure from the usual franchising
For South Asian immigrants to the U.S., owning a 7-Eleven franchise is no longer the golden ticket to the American dream that it once was.
Por Matthew Heller