On Friday August 1st 2014, Cheap Smokes & Cigars franchise launched its fifth location in Fort McMurray Alberta. "It is our largest store in the chain and it was our best opening day launch ever", according to Jeff Lawrence the co-founder of Cheap Smokes & Cigars.
New Franchisee's Krystel and Karl found this franchise opportunity using the BeTheBoss.ca website and have been super excited about the whole process from the very beginning. They stated "finding the right franchise was made so easy on BeTheBoss.ca and working with Jeff to locate the perfect space and build their first business has been so much fun".
The Cheap Smokes & Cigars stores continue to break records for Tobacco Sales in the rural markets with sales now over $2,000,000 per location and the new Fort McMurray location has a forecasted sales of double that. "If the opening day (record) sales totals are any indication, I believe they could hit that number in their first year" said Lawrence.
He went on to say, "We have defiantly proven that that this niche tobacco store franchise model works and can create wealth for anyone in rural towns with a population of 10,000 or more like our location in Olds Alberta"
Alberta has proven to be a very fertile area for this franchise model and they have many other locations which are still available like: Red Deer, Beaumont, Chestermere, Morinville, Strathmore, Whitecourt, Camrose, Cold Lake, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert, Wataskiwin to name just a few.