The day is here: Head to your nearest 7-Eleven to partake in one of the greatest summer holidays, Free Slurpee Day. If you’re looking for a nice, cool summer drink or the rush of a brain freeze, stop by your nearest 7-Eleven today, July 11, and fulfill your heart’s desire.
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7-Eleven’s Free Slurpee Day
The first Free Slurpee Day took place 16 years ago in 2002 as a way to celebrate the convenience store’s 75th birthday and, thankfully, has been a yearly tradition ever since.
The convenience store has actually been selling its famous cold drink since 1965. It wasn’t until 1967 that 7-Eleven’s marketing team decided to change the name of the treat from “Icee” to “Slurpee.”
How to Get a Free 7-Eleven Slurpee
There’s not much to it: Just walk into a 7-Eleven, also known as 7-11, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and snag a free Slurpee. There is no catch; you don’t need to purchase anything. The drink is truly free and you can choose from an assortment of flavors that might include Wild Cherry, Coca-Cola and Pina Colada.
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Limitations on Free Slurpees
But before you walk in and try to get your free Slurpee, make sure you’re going to one of the participating locations and are grabbing your drink within the permitted time frame.
About 7-Eleven Net Worth and History
Founded by Joe. C Thompson Jr., 7-Eleven has been around since 1927. But the 7-Eleven that people know and love didn’t come to life until 1964 when the store became a franchise. In fact, the convenience store was originally called “Tote’m” but was changed to “7-Eleven” in 1947 to reflect the store’s new operating hours of 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Today, however, all stores are open 24/7 where permitted by law. Currently, there are nearly 8,000 7-Eleven locations in the U.S. alone, with more than 1,700 stores in California and more than 60,000 stores outside the U.S.
As of 2015, the popular convenience store was worth $7.5 billion.
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7-Eleven Franchises: How to Open One
7-Eleven is ranked the No. 2 franchise in the U.S., second only to McDonald’s. Its high ranking makes it a popular investment. To open your own 7-Eleven, you need to pay a one-time initial fee of $50,000 to $750,000; “however, the actual fees depend on the store you select,” according to the company’s website. You also need to have a net worth of $100,000 to $250,000 to qualify to open a 7-Eleven location.
Although you pay an initial fee to get a store up and running, 7-Eleven covers “the ongoing cost of the land, building and store equipment,” according to the company’s website.
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