Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7-Eleven will stage its CofFREE Day on Sept. 28, when customers can get free coffee in a cup reflecting their preferred presidential candidate.
Can coffee drinkers predict the outcome of the 2012 presidential race? 7-Eleven is continuing its tradition of printing coffee cups bearing the names of the U.S. presidential candidates. Customers can "vote" by choosing their candidate's cup. Though the company acknowledges that the coffee race is "unscientific" and "just for fun," it also notes that its coffee customers' selections have mirrored the outcome of every presidential race since 2000. This year's "7-Election" process began Sept. 6 and runs until Election Day. Votes can be cast for free on Sept. 28, when 7-Eleven will offer free, large cups of coffee, cappucino, latte or tea from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Coffee election results are updated daily at 7-Election.com. Final results of the …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
7-Eleven stores, including the one in Buffalo Grove, will serve free drinks on July 11.
July 11 marks 7-Eleven’s 85th birthday, and the chain is again celebrating by offering free 7.11-oz. Slurpee drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Slurpees have been sold for 45 years, and the chain is going all out for this year's festivities. In addition to giving away free servings of its iconic drink, 7-Eleven is providing party apparel — tiny bowties, tiny hair bows and tiny party hats — which can be downloaded from Slurpee.com. Are you claiming your free Slurpee? Snap a picture with your favorite flavor and upload it to this story!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Regular and lite drinks will be given away from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7-Eleven is celebrating the beginning of summer and the launch of Slurpee Lite with SlurpFREE Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (May 23). Guests can choose a free 7.11-ounce Slurpee at participating stores, which include the 7-Eleven stores in Buffalo Grove and Deerfield. In addition to its traditional flavors, 7-Eleven is introducing a lite version of its iconic drink that is sugar-free and contains 20 calories in an 8-ounce serving. The chain's summer flavors are as follows:
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
New store offers fresh-roasted beans for coffee enthusiasts.
There’s a new coffee place in town, with an emphasis on roasting coffee beans. Fresh Roast Coffee & Tea opened on Nov. 3 in the Creekside Commons shopping center. For owner Thomas Wilkiel, the store’s opening is the culmination of nine months of looking for a suitable location. “I have lived in Arlington Heights and now live in Hawthorn Woods,” he said. “I picked this location because the shopping center is so busy, and it’s close to my house.” A lifelong coffee fan, Wilkiel has an eclectic background. Previously, he worked in a distribution center and was also a co-manager of a Jewel grocery store. It was the recession that spurred him to open Fresh Roast. "I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do what I wanted," he said. The …