WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Chris Jones relished the "alienade" Slurpee's blend of lemonade, raspberry and strawberry for free thanks to 7-Eleven's annual birthday promotion.
"Every now and then I get a Slurpee," said Jones, 26, of Dobbs Ferry, who stopped by the 7-Eleven on Martine Avenue while visiting friends in White Plains. "It's good for a day like today."
Mandeep Patel, a manager at the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Martine and Mamaroneck avenues, said choosing to participate in the birthday promotion brought in a lot more business for the store. In honor of the 7-Eleven's debut on July 11, 1927, Patel's store gave away seven and one-half ounce cups of Slurpees for free Monday.
"We've already sold over 1,000 [free] Slurpees," Patel said around 4 p.m. Monday. "We sell about 250 to 300 on an average day. It varies by the weather. In winter we maybe sell seven or 10 cups a day."
The Martine Avenue franchise has participated in the promotion every summer since it opened in December 2009.
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