It seems hard to believe, but the first 7-Eleven store opened in 1927, meaning the convenience store chain will celebrate its 85th anniversary this year.
And that means 7-Eleven Day is almost here — free Slurpees for everyone!
As has become the annual tradition, 7-Eleven patrons will be given a free 7.11-ounce Slurpee simply for the asking anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. pno Wednesday, July 11.
The celebration is especially noteworthy because it also marks the 45th anniversary of the creation of the Slurpee itself.
“This year we expect to give away 7 million Slurpee drinks, more than ever before, beating last year’s offer by 2 million," said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven president and CEO, in a media release on the company's website.
The company has also created downloadable birthday attire – tiny bowties, hair bows and two sizes of party hats — for folks who want to dress up and go all-out for the occasion. The "printable party attire" can be found at http://www.7-Eleven.com or www.slurpee.com/Rewards.
There are three locations in Renton:
- 1308 North 30th Street
- 404 Sunset Boulevard
- 11505 Southeast 168th
- 1200 SW 43rd Street
- 17615 108th Ave.
- 4020 NE 4th Ave.
Here are a few more locations for our Skyway/West Hill readers:
- 12702 Renton Ave. S.
- 12848 MLK Way S.