Monday, July 9, 2007
Thank You! Please Come Again!
I went to the Kwik-E-Mart!
As a promotion for The Simpsons Movie, 7-11 is converting some outlets as Kwik-E-Marts, complete with Squishees, Krusty-O's and the trademark pink donuts.
It was pretty amazing. The facade had been repainted to appear as it does in the cartoon. A plastic form covered the top of the building complete with the Kwik-E-Mart sign. Even the tall sign in the parking lot said Kwik-E-Mart.
Once inside, there is a shelf that is lined with boxes of Krusty-O's. (Actually, they were out when we were there, so they filled in with Simpsons action figures.)
There is a huge donut case filled totally with pink-frosted Homer donuts....complete with SPRINKLES!
The Slurpee machines have been changed out to be a Squishee machine. I had never even had a Slurpee before, so the chance to get a Squishee was really exciting. The flavors were Whoo-Hoo blue vanilla, Orange, and Cherry. No chutney! Dang! I chose Orange, and I have to say, it was pretty good. I also got a donut, which I saved to eat at home with a cup of coffee. Hmmmm....not the best donut I have eaten, but...I just had to do it. (well, half of it anyway!)
We were there at about 9:45am on a Saturday, and there was no line, but probably 20 people in the store. A few people were there getting their 7-7-2007 lucky Lotto tickets too. I have heard there is a line later on in the day and evening. The store clerks (and the owner of this store) are of Indian heritage and they totally were having fun with this. They had special Kwik-E-mart shirts. too!
Now, I'm really getting excited to see the movie. It's been 17 years in the making, and the show is a staple of my life.
The front facade