There are only a few of these older 7-Eleven signs left in San Jose.  Did you know that the company’s first outlets were named “Tote’m Stores” because customers “toted” away their purchases? In 1946, the chain’s name was changed from “Tote’m” to “7Eleven” to reflect the company’s new, extended hours, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days per week.

Recently, the store has replaced most of the older signage with newer ones that cleverly highlights the green color, perhaps alluding to fresher, healthier products and a greener business. below is a photo of the newer signage.

Almaden Expressway and Ironwood Drive

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