7-ELEVEN HAD TO MANDATE CUSTOMERS NOT FILL TOILET BOWLS OR KIDDIE POOLS WITH SLURPEES.
For nearly a century, popular convenience store chain 7-eleven has been quenching consumer thirsts with Slurpees, and other refreshments. (It got the name 7-Eleven owing to its original operating hours—from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.—starting in 1946.)
With success comes the occasional hiccup, and not just from one too many Slurpees. As the world once again celebrated Slurpee 7-Eleven Day on July 11, it was not without some historical issues. Beginning in 2015, on this special day, 7-Eleven offered to fill up containers brought in by customers for just $1.50. The problem? Some decided to drag in kiddie pools, toilet bowls, and sleds to game the system. The following year, the store mandated that any container had to fit in a 10-inch cutout set up in stores.
p.s. for some inexplicable reason, the detroit market is the Slurpee capital of our nation
“had I known I was going to face down death today, I totally would’ve bought myself the Slurpee.”
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