7 Eleven vs. Quick Chek

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Difference between 7 Eleven and Quick Chek

Seven Eleven and Quick Chek are both convenience store chains. Seven Eleven is a much larger, international company, while Quick Check only operates within a certain area of the United States. Seven Eleven has also been in the convenience store business longer than Quick Chek.


The Seven Eleven company was created in Texas in 1927, when Joe Thompson began selling bread, milk and eggs from an improvised store at an ice dock. Ice produced at the plant provided a way to keep the groceries fresh. Thompson eventually branched out to a number of different locations, operating grocery stores that stayed open between the then unusual hours of seven and eleven, which led to the current name of the company, adopted in 1946. The hundredth store was opened in 1952. Seven Eleven was sold to a Japanese company during the 1990s and 2000s.

Quick Chek was founded in New Jersey in 1967, however, it had its origins in Durling Farms. Durling Farms was a company started in 1888 to supply dairy products in central New Jersey. The Quick Chek company has remained a private, family owned business, but it has expanded through the New York and New Jersey region.


The name of the Seven Eleven chain was adopted in 1946 and it reflected the opening hours of the stores. Seven Eleven stores are typically operated as franchises. Seven Eleven stores in different countries vary in a number of ways. In the US, Seven Eleven operates over 8200 stores, most of which are franchises. Stores in the US often have gas stations and they generally sell a range of groceries along with drinks, such as its own named brands, the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. The stores in Japan offer a wider range of products and services than those in the US. In Japan, it is possible to buy products such as video games and music as well as groceries. However, the Slurpee and Big Gulp are not found in Japanese Seven Eleven stores.

Quick Chek stores range from small corner stores to large convenience stores. Some stores contain gas stations or pharmacies. Quick Check stores are usually found in urban environments and they are typically open 24 hours a day. The stores usually offer a range of groceries and they also sell drinks and sandwiches. Some say Quick Chek coffee is superior to more famous coffee shops.


Seven Eleven is a Japanese owned company that operates primarily as a franchise. The Seven Eleven convenience store chain is the largest in the world, with over 39,000 Seven Eleven outlets operating across the globe. Seven Eleven convenience stores can be found in eighteen different countries around the world. The most important markets for the Seven Eleven chain are Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Canada and the United States. Japan has more Seven Eleven stores than any other country in the world.

The Quick Chek chain only operates in the US, with 121 stores in the states of New Jersey and New York. Seven Eleven has a much larger network of stores than Quick Chek. Quick Chek operates only within the states of New Jersey and New York, in the United States, while Seven Eleven is an international business.

Similarities and Differences

Although Seven Eleven and Quick Chek are both chains of convenience stores that provide very similar services and products, the Seven Eleven brand operates internationally, while the Quick Chek convenience store chain is restricted to the United States. The stores offer similar products, although the well-known named brands owned by Seven Eleven are only available in their stores.

  • Seven Eleven operates more than 39,000 stores in 18 countries.
  • Quick Chek operates 121 stores in New York and New Jersey.

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