The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Companies by Revenue

7-Eleven
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7-Eleven

Dallas

No. 4,929
2009 Revenue: $15.1 billion
Three-Year Growth: 4.08%

This behemoth convenience store chain was founded in 1927, but it wasn't until 1946 when 7-Eleven began using its current name. Back then, its stores were open from 7 A.M. to 11 P.M., but today, most of the 7,000 stores in the company operates, franchises, and licenses in the U.S. and Canada are open 24 hours a day. Overseas licensees and affiliates operate 29,000 more stores in countries including Malaysia, Norway, and Japan, serving up trademark products like the Big Gulp fountain soft drink and the Slurpee flavored ice beverage.