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How did 7-Eleven get its name? It was all timing

Matt Rosenberg
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What’s in a name?

7-Eleven, with more than 68,000 locations across 17 countries, including nearly 10,000 in the United States, is among the world’s most widely recognized convenience store chains.

The story behind its seemingly unique name is … well … not very unique at all.

Originally named Tote’m Stores, the chain changed names when its format was altered and hours shifted.

When the hours moved, a name was born. (By the way, 7/11 — better known as “Free Slurpee Day” — is around the corner).

Watch the video below to learn more.

Matt Rosenberg is a Tribune-Review assistant multimedia editor. You can contact Matt at 412-320-7937, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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