Monday, July 11 is 7-Eleven Day, which marks the 84th anniversary of the founding of the now ubiquitous convenience stores back on July 11, 1927.
To celebrate, the company is giving away millions – perhaps 5 million – free frozen Slurpee drinks.
There’s currently only one airport that has 7-Eleven shop on-site – Vancouver International Airport – but the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is scheduled to get a post-security 7-Eleven by 2013.
Still, with more than 39,000 franchises worldwide, it’s a good bet you’ll find a 7-Eleven on your way to the airport.
And while you’re slurping your free Slurpee, consider these Slurpee facts:
* American Slurpees are injected with air. Canadian Slurpees are not.
* More than 40% of all Slurpee drinks are sold during the months of June, July and August.
* Winnipeg, Canada is known as the Slurpee capital of the world.