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7-Eleven, Inc. was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1927. 7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry.

Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, ffranchises, licenses and operates more than 34,200 stores in 14 countries. This represents an increase in excess of 2,100 locations over the prior year. A new 7-Eleven store opens to serve our ever-increasing customer base approximately every 4 ¼ hours.  More than 96% of the stores provide 24-hour, 7 days-a-week convenience to our customers.

7-Eleven has been the leader in franchising and licensing in the convenience store industry for almost 45 years. The company entered franchising in 1964, signed its first United States area licensing agreement in 1968, and signed the first international licensing agreement with Mexico in 1971. The following details 7-Eleven's licensing operations as of April 1, 2008.

 

Territory

First Store Opened

Number of Locations

More Information
United States 1968 592 US Licensees
Canada + 1969 465 Profile
Mexico 1971 862 Profile

Web site*
Japan 1971 12,006 Web site*
Australia 1977 363 Profile

Web site*
Sweden 1978 75 Profile

Web site*
Taiwan 1980 4,770 Web site
China (Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou & Macau) 1981, 1992, 1996, and 2005, respectively 1,319 Web site*
Singapore 1983 419 Profile

Web site*
Philippines 1984 318 Web site*
Malaysia 1984 909

Profile

Web site*

Norway 1986 98 Web site*
South Korea 1989 1,802 Web site*
Thailand 1989 4,402 Web site*
Turkey 1989 74  
Denmark 1993 70 Web site*
Beijing, PRC 2004 62 Web site*
+ A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of 7-Eleven, Inc.

 

United States Licensees
In the United States, six (6) licensees operate within the following territories:
Licensee Name Area of Operation More Information
Garb-Ko, Inc. (1968) Portions of Michigan, Indiana (Indianapolis), and Ohio (Columbus)

Profile

Web site*

Handee Marts, Inc (1969) Portions of Pennsylvania and Ohio Profile
Web site*
Seven-Eleven Hawaii, Inc. Hawaii Profile
Resort Retailers (1988) Utah (Park City) Web site*
Prima Marketing West Virginia (central and western), portions of eastern Ohio Web site*
Southwest Convenience Stores, Inc. Texas (western), New Mexico Profile
Of these, Garb-Ko and Handee Marts offer individual store franchises to qualified applicants.

Internationally, the following territories offer individual franchise opportunities: Australia, China (Beijing, Guangdong Province), Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand. Mexico offers selected candidates the opportunity to sub-license in a few pre-determined geographic areas of the country. 

*ATTENTION: Links intended to navigate you to the website of a 7-Eleven Area Licensee. All 7-Eleven Area Licensees are independent licensees who own and operate or franchise 7-Eleven convenience stores, and 7-Eleven has limited control over the content or privacy policies of any of the Area Licensee sites that you may link to from this site, or their advertisers. The terms and conditions, and privacy policies, of those websites (if any) may differ substantially from those on the official 7-Eleven website. If you visit an Area Licensee’s linked site, please be aware that the Area Licensee or third-party operating any such site may have access to any information you submit via that site. 7-Eleven is not responsible in any way if an Area Licensee or a third party does not establish or abide by its own privacy policy. We suggest always checking the privacy policy in each site that you visit before submitting any personal information to that site. Links to third party sites do not imply that 7-Eleven has reviewed or endorsed those sites or the content of those sites.