No Slurpees for you – Houston misses out on the Kwik-E-Mart fun
Woe to the city of Houston, the land without 7-Elevens. If you’re headed up to Dallas, however, make sure to stop by to get your Squishees and Buzz Cola.
Over the weekend, 7-Eleven Inc. turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores of “The Simpsons” fame, in the latest example of marketers making life imitate art.
Those stores and most of the 6,000-plus other 7-Elevens in North America will sell items that until now existed only on television: Buzz Cola, KrustyO’s cereal and Squishees, the slushy drink knockoff of Slurpees.