Today is Monday, July 11, therefore it is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. To commemorate their 84th birthday, the convenience store chain has announced plans to give away millions of free Slurpees to hot, thirsty people at thousands of USA locations in an event officially known as 7-Eleven Day.
One might think that giving away so many free Slurpees would put a dent in 7-Eleven's bottom line, but according to the company, they sell enough Slurpees each year to fill 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It sounds like they can afford it.
The free Slurpee tradition began in 2002 with 7-Eleven's 75th birthday, but for most of us, the personal tradition of shopping there goes back much further. Indeed, 7-Eleven is an American store, yet shared with the rest of the world at over 41,000 global locations.