History of the Slurpee

July 11th is celebrated across the country with free Slurpees at 7-Eleven.

It turns out Washingtonians love Slurpees. The number one selling Slurpee store in the country is located in Kennewick, Washington.

So for all you Slurpee lovers, here's a look back at the history of those cool beverages.

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7/11 - Free Slurpee Day

July 11th (7/11) is a day where everyone has the freedom to enjoy the semi-frozen, carbonated delight that is a Slurpee, for free, at participating 7-Eleven stores, while supplies last. On this Slurpee Day, we take a look back at the origins of this classic American treat.

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