National 7-Eleven Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Significance, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National 7-Eleven Day

National 7-Eleven Day 2020 is observed on 11 July 2020 to commemorate the birthday of one of the largest convenience stores with its signature items, Slurpee. Get more information about the history of National 7-Eleven Day, significance, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National 7-Eleven Day 2020 from this article.

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National 7-Eleven Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Significance, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National 7-Eleven Day

National 7-Eleven Day 2020

National 7-Eleven Day is celebrated on July 11 of every year across the country. National 7-Eleven Day 2020 is marked to celebrate one of the popular American drinks at the summertime with free of cost. People across the country enjoy this National 7-Eleven Day by having their favorite flavor Slurpee and other food deals with special discounts.

Slurpee is probably the most popular frozen beverage in the world. The icy cold beverage is a common option for cooling off all summer long as July is known for its summer heat. The day is celebrated on the 11th of July and is known as 7-Eleven Day. 

What is the history of National 7-Eleven Day?

The day was observed for the first time on 11 July 2002, when 7-Eleven observed its 75th birthday by giving consumers a free Slurpee. They give out free Slurpees on this day and since it become a tradition. 7-Eleven is an international American chain of convenience stores with headquarters in Dallas, Texas and Slurpee, their exclusive brand name for a carbonated frozen drink. 

7-Eleven convenience store was introduced in 1927 under the name of the Southland Ice Company with the Totem logo so customers were able to 'tote em' their favorite products at home. Business extended its hours after 1947, from 7 a.m. By 11 P.M. and then the name changed to 7-Eleven.

What is the background of Slurpee?

Omar Knedlik invented the drink solely by accident in the late 1950s, when one day his soda fountain broke down. He put them in a freezer to keep his sodas cold and this led to the soda being slushy. Customers greatly enjoyed it, and it in effect, gave him the concept of making a machine that would freeze carbonated drinks. The slushy drink was renamed Icee, at the time of its creation.

7-Eleven made a licensing agreement to sell the product under a different name with The Icee Company in 1965 after it became famous. So 7-Eleven sold the product under the name Slurpee in 1966, in reference to the sound produced when drinking it. Bob Stanford, a 7-Eleven ad agency director, had coined the term 'Slurpee'.

By the spring of 1967, there was a Slurpee machine in every 7-Eleven store in the country. 7-Eleven will introduce eye-catching and not risky-names for its latest flavors to boost the Slurpee fanfare. Novelty names such as Sticky Icky, Gully Washer, Pink Fink, Moonshine, and Adults Only added to the growing flavour list.

How to observe National 7-Eleven Day?

On this day, the largest convenience store chain in America will be delivering an estimated 9 million free small Slurpee drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on local time. This day basically focuses on franchise customers. 7-Eleven chain offers discounts and Slurpees in different flavours. 

Visit your nearest 7-Eleven on 11 July and get the favourite flavour drink and enjoy it. Also 7-Eleven will offer even more free Slurpees to their 7Rewards members and one can join the program for free of charge.

Scan the available in-app coupon for a free drink on July 11th and then members' accounts will be credited with another free Slurpee of any size. Apart from drinks, 7-Eleven also sells several other dishes with various discounts on the food items such as hot dogs, cherry Slurpee cookies, pizza slices, and Nashville spicy chicken tenders.

How to celebrate the National 7-Eleven Day?

On this National 7-Eleven Day, hang out with friends at the nearby 7-Eleven stores and have a favourite slurpee for free. Also try out the other food items they are offering for special discounts. Enjoy the day by having as much Slurpee you want and make the day memorable. Use #National7-ElevenDay on social media and share your celebration of 7-Eleven Day. 

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year 7-Eleven has canceled its birthday celebration and free Slurpee drinks but still, members get free to give away frozen drinks in July.

Slurpee - Facts

  • Slurpee sales were idling at an average rate of 50 per store per day until 7-Eleven launched its TV commercial series "Strange Things".

  • 7-Eleven invented a spoon straw just for the Slurpee so that every last drop could be finished. Later, it also introduced edible straw and tongue straw

  • 7-Eleven The Slurpees range from a modest 8 ounces to a whopping 44 ounces. The larger drinks add up a lot of calories and sugar

  • The Slurpee was sold in two flavors when it first reached 7-Eleven stores: coca-cola and cherry.

  • Though flavors have come and gone, over the last half-century, the Slurpee machine's design has remained much the same

  • Slurpee advertisers marketed psychedelic cup designs and groovy jingles for girls, teens and young adults

  • The grooviest of all these songs were arguably 'Dance the Slurp,' a full-length jingle composed by one of America's most influential jingle composers, Tom Merriman

  • The word 'BrainFreeze' was trademarked by 7-Eleven

  • Many flavours of Slurpee are kosher certified

  • The convenience chain store produced a cake donut laced with pink sprinkles and overlaid with wild cherry icing

  • From 2007 to 2008 at a Kennewick, Washington, 7-Eleven dispensed more Slurpees than anywhere else in the world

  • 7-Eleven launched a highly innovative double-flavored Slurpee for the 45th anniversary of the product in 2011

Slurpee - Quotes

"I have met guys who work the overnight shift at 7-11, selling Slurpees and Camels to insomniacs who have more introspection than a lot of people in the mainstream media." - Bernard Goldberg

"Happiness is a Slurpee and a hot pink straw." - Jenny Han

"When it's finals week and you've been studying for five hours straight, you need three things to get you through the night.The biggest Slurpee you can find,half cherry half Coke.Pajama pants, the kind that have been washed so many times they are tissue-paper thin. And finally,dace breaks.Lots of dance breaks." - Jenny Han

"Hell hath no fury like someone who didn't get a free Slurpee on 7/11."

"A Slurpee a day keeps the negative vibes away."

"The worst part about Slurpees is that they're gone too fast." 

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National 7-Eleven Day 2020 - FAQ

1. What is the difference between a Slurpee and a slushy?

All are made of frozen ice and a sugary drink that comes in several different flavours. The ice is the same, but varied in flavours. The slurpy sound is made by a straw when drinking a Slurpee. In a slushie, the ice crystals are eaten with one spoon.

 

2. Who invented the Slurpee?  

In the late 1950's, Omar Knedlik invented machines for producing frozen beverages. Once Knedlik's soda fountain broke down, the idea for a slush ice drink came up causing him to place his sodas in a freezer to stay cold, which made them slushy.

 

3. What was the original Slurpee flavor?  

The Slurpee made its official debut in 1966 which has two flavors initially Coca-Cola and cherry and became an immediate hit.

 

 

4. How many calories that Slurpees have?  

An average 11-ounce 7-Eleven Slurpee packs 175 calories, 48 grams of carbohydrates, and has a lot of food coloring and preservatives.