Their Early Name Was Tote'm Stores from 11 Things You Didn’t Know About 7-Eleven (Slideshow)

11 Things You Didn’t Know About 7-Eleven (Slideshow)

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Their Early Name Was Tote'm Stores

In 1928, a manager placed a totem pole in front of his store after taking a trip to Alaska, and it got such positive feedback that not only was an additional totem pole placed in front of every store, the name was changed to “Tot’em Stores.” The play on words (you also toted away your items) worked.