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7-Eleven Teaming Up With P90X Guy To Offer Food That Isn’t A Microwaved Burrito

Full disclosure: I have absolutely zero problems with microwaved burritos. Heck, I even love places that have those hot dogs that go around and around in the plastic case. But because some people might want a healthier option at their local convenience stores, 7-Eleven is testing a bunch of healthier options at some Southern California stores, with the help of the guy who created the P90X fitness regime. [More]

Man Goes To 7-Eleven For Some Milk, Creates Drive-Thru

Man Goes To 7-Eleven For Some Milk, Creates Drive-Thru

Drive-thru convenience stores exist. They are not popular, which is sort of surprising. Would the American public really resist a way to become even lazier? The 7-Eleven in Lombard, Illinois doesn’t have a drive-thru, but somehow acquired one yesterday when a man drove through a wall while stopping at the store to get some milk. He says that his brake pedal was stuck. [More]

7-Eleven Takes Doritos Loaded On Tour, Inflicts Them On More Cities

7-Eleven Takes Doritos Loaded On Tour, Inflicts Them On More Cities

The editors in Consumerist’s Washington, D.C. office are lovely and capable people, but we made them test the Doritos Loaded cheese-like food objects anyway when 7-Eleven was test-marketing them in our nation’s capital. Now people in more cities get to experience…whatever these things are. [More]

‘Diet Coke Frost Cherry’ Dies Before We’ve Even Had A Chance To Complain About It

‘Diet Coke Frost Cherry’ Dies Before We’ve Even Had A Chance To Complain About It

In February, Coca-Cola made a big announcement that Diet Coke lovers had maybe, possibly been waiting a long time for — that the top-selling low-cal cola would now be available in frozen form as something called Diet Coke Frost. But after only a few weeks of having trouble getting the stuff to freeze properly, 7-Eleven has pulled the plug on its exclusive, cherry-flavored version of Frost. [More]

This is a screengrab from actual CCTV footage of the teen attempting to rob a 7-Eleven with a chainsaw and, yes, a flower-pot helmet.

‘Dead Rising’ Comes To Life As Chainsaw-Wielding Man Robs Store While Wearing Flower Pot Helmet

I can’t tell you the hours I’ve spent chainsawing paths through hordes of undead, or bashing them over the head with flower pots, in Dead Rising on my Xbox, but I never imagined that someone would manage to make this over-the-top game a reality by combining the two objects and using them in the robbery of a convenience store. [More]

The Doritos Loaded Taste Test: Where Cheese Sticks And Doritos Go To Die

The Doritos Loaded Taste Test: Where Cheese Sticks And Doritos Go To Die

If day-old, reheated cheese sticks and stale, slightly peppered Doritos had a baby it would be 7-Eleven’s new Doritos Loaded snack we told you about this morning. [More]

Doritos & 7-Eleven Team Create Unholy Snack Food Alliance With Something Called Doritos Loaded

Doritos & 7-Eleven Team Create Unholy Snack Food Alliance With Something Called Doritos Loaded

Remember that scene at the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey where the apes/proto-humans realize that blunt objects like bones can be used as weapons and tools, thus setting off the next stage in societal development? This is kind of like that, but in Dorito form. [More]

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Accused Snickers Thief Suing 7-Eleven Over Video Of His Struggle With Employees

A man who stands accused of pilfering a Snickers bar from a Brooklyn 7-Eleven is now suing the company over the emotional distress he says he suffered after a video showing the altercation with employees went viral. This is no simple nabbing of a shoplifter and waiting around for the cops to show up. [More]

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Yesterday’s Free Slurpee Day celebrations weren’t all sweetness and light. A dispute between a customer and 7-Eleven employee at a Vancouver, WA, store ended with a pile of cold, slushy sugar on the employee’s head and the police being called. Here’s hoping that next year’s July 11 can come and go without such incidents. [via KPTV]

Back and bigger than ever.

Today’s 7-Eleven Free Slurpees Are Almost Twice The Size Of Last Year’s

Prepare yourself for a bigger brain freeze than in days gone by, people: Not only is it 7/11, the day when 7-Eleven doles out free small Slurpees, but the frozen drinks are 68.7%* larger this year at 12 ounces. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you my trick for easing brain freeze, if you’re lucky. [More]

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Feds Bust Group Of 7-Eleven Stores For Allegedly Exploiting Immigrants, Stealing Their Pay

While it’s not particularly shocking that there are undocumented workers currently employed in this country, one of the biggest problems is that oftentimes employers aren’t treating those immigrants fairly. One such case unearthed by the federal government claims that nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven stores in Long Island, N.Y. and Virginia were involved in a scheme that not only used stolen Social Security numbers to employ such workers, but also stole a large part of  the wages they’d (illegally) earned. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Branch Out, Visit 7-Eleven And Barnes & Noble

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Branch Out, Visit 7-Eleven And Barnes & Noble

The retail archaeologists known as the Raiders of the Lost Walmart tirelessly search the world’s retail outlets for the finest and longest-buried antiquities. What kind of ancient wonders did they turn up this week? Well, good news if you’re a time-traveling hockey scout. [More]

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You Could Steal A Lot In The Time It Takes To Read This 7-Eleven Anti-Shoplifting Sign (But It’s Worth It)

Usually, the signs you see posted at stores intended to identify, shame and/or deter known shoplifters are nothing more than a Polaroid with a name, maybe height and age. But this poster at a 7-Eleven store takes shaming up a notch, and introduces us to our new favorite phrase “sub sandwich erection.” [More]

This NJ 7-Eleven has been crashed-into six times... twice so far in 2013.

Cars Must Really Have Something Against This 7-Eleven Store

You might remember the story from January about the car that decided to turn a New Jersey 7-Eleven into a drive-thru. It’s happened again — to the exact same store. [More]

Walmart, Target, 7-Eleven & Other Retailers Form New Mobile Payment System Alliance

Walmart, Target, 7-Eleven & Other Retailers Form New Mobile Payment System Alliance

These days, if you can’t use your phone to do something, it’s almost like, why do it at all? You should at least be able to buy a microwaveable burrito, if not a flat screen TV, with a magic wave of your smartphone. Big retailers like 7-Eleven, Walmart and Target are teaming up to  create a new mobile payment network so you can buy almost anything your heart desires. [More]

Magical Machine Dispenses Cups Of Mashed Potato Goodness At 7-Eleven

Magical Machine Dispenses Cups Of Mashed Potato Goodness At 7-Eleven

We are in dire need of an explanation, American 7-Elevens. Why, oh why is there a mashed potato dispensing machine in Singapore and not here in these United States? Did we do something wrong? Is it our fault we can’t get our mashed potatoes on the go? [More]

It’s Free Slurpee Day At 7-Eleven

It’s Free Slurpee Day At 7-Eleven

UPDATE: As the day has gone on (and it creeps closer and closer to the 7 p.m. deadline in each successive time zone), we’re hearing gripes from the Slurpee-hungry public who showed up at their local 7-Eleven only to be greeted by the bad news that enough of the headache-inducing delight had been given out for the day. [More]

McDonald's Exec: Swipe Fee Reform May End Up Hurting Our Bottom Line

McDonald's Exec: Swipe Fee Reform May End Up Hurting Our Bottom Line

A number of the new or increased banking fees, including Bank of America’s scrapped attempt to charge debit card users $5/month, that have popped up recently have been financial institutions’ reactions to recently enacted regulations that cap swipe fees — the amount banks charge retailers each time a debit card is used to make a purchase. While the goal is to put billions back into retailers’ coffers, some of the nation’s biggest chains say it may end up hurting them. [More]