Fake 7-Elevens That Fool No One

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Not that they would! But the next time you step into a, say, 7-Twelve in China or a 7-Minutes in Russia, remember that you're not actually in a 7-Eleven. Got it?

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Of course you do. Recently, Twitter user Livein_China uploaded the above pic of a faux convenience store. But China is hardly alone in being home to fake 7-Elevens (the vast majority of 7-Elevens there are totally real). You can find them the world over. Obviously, most are local small mom and pop operations, trying to make a quick buck.

Via Matome Naver, here are some more standout phonies from around the world:

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7 Days. Makes sense.

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7-Eleven? Nope, Seventy-Seven.

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7-Bright. Okay.

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9-One.

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Seven...minutes.

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7-Apple? 7-Mac? iEleven? I give up.

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[via junjun2310]

7-Eleven restaurant and bar. Looks legit.

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7-Mercy. Yep. This convenience store was located in Japan and has since been shuttered. Fittingly, a real 7-Eleven opened nearby.

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I'm assuming 7-Mercy was closed down after 7-Eleven became a Japanese-owned company.

[Top photo: livein_china]

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blankempathy
blankempathy

Why do people like to steal the image and logos or popular companies especially when it comes to food? Who wants to eat knock off kfc or pizza hut?