But Jitendra "Jay" Singh, who's owned the store for roughly five years, said he was shocked by the person he met over the weekend.
"He said, 'I'm stealing for myself,'" Singh told WTVG. '"I'm hungry, and I'm doing it for my younger brother.'"
Singh decided not to involve law enforcement, he said. Instead, he chose to help the apparently hungry teenager.
"It's not going to make any difference to me if I give him some food because we make a lot of food, we sell a lot of food," Singh told the news station. "If he goes to jail then he's definitely not going to do anything good in life."
Cedric Bishop, a customer at the 7-Eleven posted the story on Facebook on Sunday, where it gained traction. He wrote that while at the store, the teen was pocketing "munchies" — food Singh said "is not food" before proceeding to give him "real" food.
Singh gave the teen sausage, pizza and chicken, according to Bishop, who said he gave the teen $10 so he knows "someone cares."