@Kidsandliz maybe in Texas they are not in those neighborhoods you don’t go in without an armed escort.
It’s sad too, in a way. They’ve been around almost all my life. I remember getting slurpees as a kid and being fascinated by them. No one else made anything like them. Gradually over time, they’ve gone out of business in almost every middle class neighborhood. They exist now mostly in those places where people are stuck buying milk there at about a 200% markup.
@Cerridwyn Where I grew up they bought a pile of Franklin Ice Cream stores. So sad they are going out of business because that is the world’s best ice cream. Fortunately United Dairy Farmer’s bought some of the Franklin’s stores too but even they aren’t doing so well as a convenience/ice cream store. It will be sad to go home someday to find no more Franklin’s Ice Cream (well the name is changed but I grew up calling it that)>
@Cerridwyn 7-11 is really popular here in Florida, and not just in bad neighborhoods. I have a feeling the Racetracks and Wawas will slowly push them out though just because they’re so much bigger. We already lost one when a Wawa moved in across the street. Not to mention, during the hurricanes, Wawa was the only station that consistently had gas (Sunoco was a close second, and brought in a portable generator to open the store when there wasn’t any power.).
I watch a lot of videos of people abroad in Japan, and the 7-11s are a huge thing there.
Here is a random video I found of a 7-11 tour. It’s really chatty, but it does show how much stuff they cram into them there:
@sohmageek 7-11 is THE place to get taquitos. Monterey Jack and Chicken ftw. They have plenty of them here in North Texas, nice ones, not sketch at all. Race Track and Quick Trip are better for everything else. I noticed when travelling in MA that you could buy a real sized fountain drink
@sammydog01 we’ve got the Cumberland farms in vt. I’ll tell you I really miss sheetz from PA. I wonder what else I’ve been missing living where nothing is here. I really miss arby’s… I would kill (just point meat whom) to get an in-and-out burger.
When we went to South Korea, we stopped in the 7-11 that was a building down from our hotel every day. It was just a C-store (no fuel). We bought bottled water as it was cheaper there than buying it anywhere else. We also added money to our T-cards (public transit) there.
You have to try Buc ees if they are anywhere close or you travel by one. They are unbelievably massive for a convenience store, 90+ pumps, rows of souvenirs and any food item you can imagine but so far they are only in Texas.
And homemade fudge and jerky in many flavors, and they will give out samples.
And an extensive fresh-cooked fast-good menu.
And approx the cleanest restrooms anywhere on the planet. And those include showers and full time attendants who seem to like and take pride in their jobs.
The employees are quite nicely paid with very decent bennies. And everyone is nice. And the employees tend to stay with the company, with very little turnover.
And a family atmosphere. No worries about weird vibes. It’s not a truck stop. Big rig drivers are welcome to shop if they park elsewhere, but are not allowed to fuel up or park on the property. The pump configurations won’t fit a big rig.
It’s really coming alone nicely. Are you going to sell tickets for your grand opening? The only thing is I thought you were going to plant two trees in the front by the door to give the lonely sentinel a friend?
I love the fact that this part of the movie was never in the script. It was completely improvised. Those two guys weren’t actually extras, they were just standing around drinking big gulps. They were each paid $75 for it, and nobody was sure if this scene was even going to be in the final cut.
@sammydog01 Probably a conference room where low-paid employees will stare at the ceiling during boring meetings bristling with animosity about how they’d have to save 3 years salary just to buy those friggin’ lights.