Written By: Claim Ho
Summertime in Southern California marks another milestone for an iconic convenience store chain. Today's date, 7/11 celebrates the birthday of convenience chain 7-Eleven aka "7-Eleven Day". As a token of their day of birth, 7-Eleven has been offering free slurpees per customer as a giveaway to celebrate their 15 year footprint in business. And here are the details! From 11am to 7pm today, patrons can get a FREE small iconic Slurpee at 7-Eleven while supplies last.
7-Eleven is also hosting Slurpee Week in which anyone that buys 7 Slurpees between July 12-18 and logs in their progress using the 7-Eleven app would be eligible to get 11 FREE SLURPEES!
7-Eleven becomes 90 this year where in 1927 an employee of Southland Ice Company pondered the idea of selling popular food items including bread and milk from an ice dock around the Dallas, Texas area.
The famous Slurpee from 7-Eleven celebrated its 50th anniversary last year where its initial footprint started back in 1966. The idea for the iced drink started back in the 1950's in Kansas City when Omar Knedlik's Dairy Queen soda fountain broke and he had to place the soda inside the freezer where the origins of the "slushy" iced drink materialized. From Knedlik's stumbled success, the creation of the iconic Icee machines were produced where 7-Eleven would strike a deal and rebrand the iced flavored drinks as the "Slurpee" in which the name came from the slurping sound when drinking them.
7-Eleven's Slurpee drink has become a staple in pop-culture especially during the summertime with fresh flavors including Wild Cherry, Lemonade, Cotton Candy, and Watermelon Lime. For more information about 7-Eleven visit them online at www.7Eleven.com