Convenience Store Trivia
Convenience stores might be the most American of retailers. A bastion of impulse buys, they exist to give us what we want, when we want it — and that's now, now, now. They're also a potent symbol of the great American road trip, helping fuel travelers with gas and snacks. But there's plenty you may not know about these ubiquitous roadside stores. From 7-Eleven to zany mom-and-pop shops, here are some convenience-store facts to whet your appetite for a Big Gulp and some jerky.