7-Eleven was founded in 1927 in Dallas, TX, when an employee of an ice company started selling milk, eggs and bread from an ice dock. It is the largest chain store with more than 36,842 outlets operating around the world.
The chain got its unusual name from its hours-- initially, these stores were open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.-- unprecedented for its time. The hours were a big hit with shoppers and soon, 7-Eleven began opening 24-hour stores in the Dallas area. Of course 7-Eleven is famous for its Big Gulp and Slurpee, but it also owns or operates several brands and concepts, including Movie Quik, an in-store video-rental service, Citgo, the gas brand sold at many locations up until 2006 and Chief Auto Parts.
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