BOSTON (CBS) – First there was 7-Eleven in South Boston, now there’s a 6-Twelve.

A South Boston man was so upset with 7-Eleven that he opened his own store across the street on East Broadway.

Abu Musa once owned the 7-Eleven franchise across the street but got mad over the parent company’s practices.

6-Twelve convenient store in South Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Musa says he wanted to pull the hot food from his 7-Eleven because it didn’t sell, but the company wouldn’t let him.

He eventually lost his franchise and settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money.

Now, he opened his own rival store: 6-Twelve.

“Whatever, whenever they want they can bring into the store and we have no option, no choice but to accept it,” said Musa. “Because they said you signed the paperwork.”

Half of his customers are ones from his 7-Eleven days who heard about his story and want to support him.

Comments (59)
  1. Awesome….big corp America needs to stop and listen more to the people who live, work and trade with the people! Way to this!

  2. How wonderful it is that this man had the courage to suggest to his superiors that their standardized protocols weren’t working. In response, their accusation of his “stealing” sounds like mere retaliation. He shouldn’t have been fired for having common sense; in fact, he should have been commended by upper management for pointing out the problem!