TEMPLE, Texas — One of the most important summer holidays is Thursday: Free Slurpee Day.
7-Eleven celebrates its unofficial birthday on July 11 by giving away cups of its iconic frozen drink. Thousands of convenience stores around the country are participating by giving away one small Slurpee per person.
7-Eleven keeps the sweet brain freezes going July 12 with free Slurpee deliveries through the 7NOW app.
Did you the idea of 7-Eleven, before it coined its famous name, started in 1927 when “Uncle Johnny” Jefferson Green started selling everyday staples from the dock of an icehouse in Dallas? It was then the world’s first convenience store was born, according to the stores website.
The name 7-Eleven came about in 1946 and was named called was founded in Slurpees were created in 1965 but were originally called Icees. The name change to Slurpee came two years later.
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