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7-Eleven is a chain of convenience stores with locations all over the world.
All about 7-Eleven
7-Eleven is a convenience store that is well known both in the United States and internationally. They've got 56,600 stores in 18 different countries and counting! Though it's not a full grocery store, you can still pick up lots of stuff here, including beverages like coffee and their signature Slurpees, candy, dairy products, prepared foods, alcohol, a few electronic accessories, and more. You can also buy gas at some of their locations. They pride themselves on being both fast and convenient for their shoppers.
Are you a frequent shopper at 7-Eleven? Then you may consider signing up for the 7 Rewards program, their loyalty program which is run through their app. Any 7th drink you buy is totally free with the program! You can also enjoy occasional treats like a free small slurpee on Saturdays some months, and more. Don't forget to add them to your favorite stores right here on Tiendeo.us so you'll always know when there are great deals happening at 7-Eleven locations!
The history of 7-Eleven
It all started with a man named John Jefferson Green, who started out by selling eggs, milk, and bread from ice house storefronts in locations for the Southland Ice Company. Green eventually bought the company, turned it into a corporation, and started a chain of convenience stores. They were originally called Tote'm Stores, but in 1946 became 7-Eleven to refer to their opening hours. Today, there are over 56,600 7-Eleven stores.
The Simpsons pays homage to 7-Eleven
The Simpsons is well known for making reference to lots of things that are popular in the United States, sometimes just as a jokey reference and sometimes as a pointed piece of commentary. If you've ever watched an episode of the show, you'll know that 7-Eleven gets its own reference.
That's via the stores called Kwik-E-Mart, which plays on the stereotypes of American convenience stores. The one in the Simpsons' hometown of Springfield is run by Apu. Their stores sell a big, sugary drink called a Squishee (rather than a Slurpee).
Fiction met reality when The Simpsons Movie was released in 2007. There were 11 7-Eleven stores in the U.S. that got a little makeover. They were turned into Kwik-E-Mart lcoations to promote the movie! their customers could also participate in a contest to become a character in The Simpsons.
The same year, Universal Studios added gift shops based on the Kwik-E-Mart to their theme parks near The Simpson Ride.