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Friday, July 11, 2008

News Room .. Hot Dog! It's one of my favorite Days!

Hot Dog! It’s National Slurp-Day

Anyone live by a 7-11? We do, and July 11th is 7/11 so we all get FREE SLURPEES!!

On the subject of celebrating birthdays, here are some favorite 7-Eleven milestones:

• Slurpee – 1967, 41 years. 7-Eleven actually began selling frozen carbonated drinks two years before coming up with the Slurpee moniker, named for the straw’s slurping sound.

• Big Bite – 1988, 20 years. Although 7-Eleven has been selling grilled hot dogs since the early 1970s, the Big Bite name was coined 20 years ago when Oscar Mayer created an exclusive spice formulation for the winning wiener.

• Big Gulp, Super Big Gulp, Double Gulp fountain drinks – 1976, 1983 and 1988; 32, 25 and 20 years, respectively. 7-Eleven was the first to introduce self-service soda fountains to Americans, which mirrored the success of its hot coffee in to-go cups.

• To-Go Coffee – 1964, 44 years. Coffee was 7-Eleven's first venture into the world of self-service beverages. It must have been a good idea. Today, most convenience retailers and quick-service restaurants offer some type of self-service beverages.

• Franchised Stores – 1964, 44 years. The same year 7-Eleven introduced hot to-go coffee on the East Coast, they looked to expand the 7-Eleven convenience chain to the West Coast with its first franchised, or owner-operated stores. California, the first state offering 7-Eleven franchises to individual entrepreneurs, today boasts more 7-Eleven stores than any other state. The company now offers franchising across the country, by making company-owned stores available to store managers, and negotiating with operators of other branded stores to bring them into the 7-Eleven retail family.


SLURPEE NATION!!

7 comments:

Z's Mom said...

Hey....why didn't you tell me this earlier today? I would have made a 7-11 run......man,I'm always a day late and a dollar short.

Lindsay said...

I think we need to tell Z's Mom that tomorrow is 7/11....

I must be un-American, but I don't think I've ever had a Slurpee. In fact, I may have never been in an actual 7-11. I saw one in Washington D.C. once, though.

Hippie Family... said...

Sorry - this was suppose to post this morning, not on the 10th... TODAY IS !!

krgans said...

Man we don't have a 7-11 in CT. I miss them. I love Slurpees.......

Z's Mom said...

Ok, I'm with it now! Geez....I never know the date and sometimes don't even know what day it is!

Z's Mom said...

Hey, quit acting like you are so busy.....I have something for you on my blog......

Z's Mom said...

Oh, my friend, if you are coming into work tomorrow....then you did not miss the cookies! I forgot to bring them today.

Of course I will do a blog layout for Miss T...is she blogging now?