11 Facts About 7-Eleven on 7/11

Every month on the 11th, mental_floss runs a marathon of lists of eleven things. Since the date says 7/11, what could be more appropriate than facts about the convenience store known as 7-Eleven? The business started in 1927, although the name came later.

That was when Joe Thompson, an employee of the Southland Ice Company in Dallas, Texas, began selling eggs, milk, and bread from a makeshift storefront in one of the company’s icehouses. These bare necessities were kept cold thanks to the ice Southland produced, and local residents liked the convenience of avoiding the crowds and aisles of a regular grocery store if they only had to pick up a few items.

Thompson eventually bought out the ice company and started opening convenient little stores all over Texas.

Is there a 7-Eleven near you? They have a special treat for customers just because of the date. Read all 11 facts at mental_floss. Link

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