7-Eleven is among the world's largest and most widely recognized and iconic retailers, both inside and outside the convenience-store channel. While 2022 was a quiet growth year for 7-Eleven, the previous year's $21 billion acquisition of Marathon Petroleum's Speedway chain of nearly 3,900 stores by 7-Eleven reverberated into 2022 when in July, 7-Eleven—deep into its integration process—laid off nearly 900 members of its corporate, field and support staffs.

Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven operates or franchises nearly 13,000 c-stores in the United States, including approximately 9,500 under the 7-Eleven banner, around 3,800 under the Speedway banner and about 500 under the Stripes flag.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2023.

Headquarters:Irving, Texas
No. of Stores:12854
Rank Last Year:1