Gateway Newstands

  • Tobmar Investments International, Inc.
240 Chrislea Rd.
Woodbridge, ON L4L 8V1
  • (800) 942-5351 / (905) 851-9652
  • (905) 851-7246 (Fax)

Gateway Newstands' business is to serve the daily merchandise needs of premier commercial, retail, and transit developments. The merchandise mix is formulated specifically to cater to the everyday needs and impulse sales of today’s busy consumers.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1989

Franchising Since: 1991

Operating Units

Franchised Units 121 100.0%
Company-Owned Units 0 0.0%
Total Operating Units 121 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 121 100.0% In 16 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 121 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Illinois 40
New York 29
Texas 11

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Virginia, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member No
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff N/A
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth N/A
Cash Investment N/A
Total Investment $55.9-501.8K
Average Total Investment $279K


Initial Franchise Fee $15-150K
Average Franchise Fee $33K
On-Going Royalty N/A
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 0%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees N/A
Average Number of Part-Time Employees N/A
Space Needs (in square feet) None
Preferred Site Types N/A
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth N/A
General Business Experience N/A
Specific Industry Experience N/A
Formal Education N/A
Psychological Profile N/A
Personal Interviews N/A
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract N/A
Term of Renewal Period N/A
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? No
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 14
Canada No
Overseas No
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Request Information for Gateway Newstands

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