7?Eleven Inc. has about 55,000 stores in 16 countries. The North American market has 10,400 stores.

How quickly does the company grow? Well, it says it adds another store to its worldwide operations every 3½ hours.

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All those stores make the next boast pretty remarkable: Long Island is its top market for coffee sales. 

That's just one of nine facts about the chain we list here. Mobile users, click on the link after the third paragraph to access the entire list.