7-11 and The Simpsons: A “Kwik-E” Update

Movie LogoOn July 27 the long awaited (10 years in the making) Simpsons Movie will hit your local theaters. I haven’t watched the show in a few years but I am still pretty excited about seeing the movie. Some of the older shows are just classics. Anyway, this morning I was reading a few of my favorite pop culture blogs and I found out that, over this past weekend, ten 7-11 stores were converted into real, honest-to-goodness Kwik-E-Marts. Yes, if you live in one of the 10 designated cities you too can walk into a Kwik-E-Mart and buy Simpsons branded products while plastic standees of Simpsons characters stare at you….judging you. How cool is that?

Kwik-E-MartWhy only ten stores? Good question, but I think 7-11 is footing the bill for converting the stores for what looks to be the greatest movie promotion in the history of movie promotions. Not only are the 7-11s getting a facial, they are also going to sell products that are found in the Simpsons show. You’ll find the famous donuts with pink icing and sprinkles, cans of Buzz Cola, Raidoactive Man comics and boxes of Frosted Krusty-Os cereal. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of Simpsons goodness.

The closest store to me is in Orlando, FL. It’s about 2.5-3 hours away. I really have to search inside myself to decide if a 3 hour trip (one-way) is worth it to buy a box of Krusty-Os or a Squishee. It’s really close to a yes, though. It’s hard to fathom that I am about 3 hours away from bathing my naked body in blue Squishee and gorging myself sick on pink-icing donuts with sprinkles (do-o-o-o-o-o-o-nuts). It’s too much for my pop culture addicted brain.

Aha! I do notice that one of the 7-11s is in Dallas, TX. It might be more efficient to have my in-laws drive to it and grab me a few things. Dan & Kathi, you hear me? Do you mind? 🙂

Very, very cool. Here are some pictures I found of blogs who have already been to one of these (click the pics for links to those articles). Enjoy, and if one is near you, go check it out.

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16 Responses to “7-11 and The Simpsons: A “Kwik-E” Update”

  1. Freakin’ awesome!!!

  2. Mitzi, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  3. I’d really, really like to go but I just got back from a 6 hour trip to and from Georgia. Hmmm I might have to go with your idea and try to send hubby’s Aunt Connie to the one in Orlando.

  4. I was just discussing the possibility of going to Orlando this month with the wife last night. Not only is there the 7-11 Kwik-E-Mart, but there’s a really cool looking McDonald’s I’ve always wanted to visit and get a picture of and my wife wants to visit a new hotel. However, since the promotion only lasts for the month of July, things aren’t looking good. Our weekends have filled up.

    Plan B is about to go into effect.

  5. I’m going to be in Henderson, NV this month… I might just have to make a special trip!

  6. Mitzi, if you got the chance, do it. And, since you are a really good photographer, I expect stellar pictures in my email inbox shortly afterwards.

    😉

  7. Kathi Campbell Says:

    Hey Pax,
    I guess we will have to visit the Kwick-E Mart in Dallas. We will be happy to pick up some goodies for you but it just wont be the same as having you there. Kathi (MIL)

  8. I think I’ve been to the Mickey-Ds you mentioned. The one that’s the largest in the world with the arcade on the second story?

  9. I think so. I’ve only seen the top of it from the road. It looks like it has a giant milkshake and a giant hamburger on top.

  10. craptastic84 Says:

    I wish I could go there but i think it’s closed by now because i’m leaving this three years from when you guys posted your comments. you’ll probably never read this paxholley and by the way i’m on your case kathi campbell for spelling kwik wrong.

  11. craptastic84 Says:

    still on your case kathi

  12. craptastic84 Says:

    still on your case you suck kathi!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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