The American Companies That Aren’t Actually American Anymore


7-Eleven was founded by Jefferson Green, an ordinary shop owner who started expanding his business in Dallas, Texas, in 1927. Green began to offer products that other general goods stores didn’t, such as milk, eggs, and bread. Green decided to change the business’s name from Southland Ice to 7-Eleven, which was the store’s operating hours.

Once 7-Eleven started getting popular in Texas, several locations were opened across the country, becoming one of the most popular stores in America. Green sold the company in 1987 after the financial crash to the Japanese company, Ito-Yokado. This led to several 7-Eleven stores being opened in Japan and worldwide.


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