Real Kwik-E-Marts?


Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart? I DO!

7-11 is currently in talks to “Simpsonize” 11 of their stores to promote the Simpsons Movie this summer. It’s not known which 11 stores and the deal isn’t final yet, but it’s looking good.

If all goes as planned, the convenience store chain plans to refit 11 stores across the U.S. — Richmond is an unlikely choice — to resemble the front of the Kwik-E-Mart, the convenience store that Homer and other characters frequent in the classic cartoon TV series.

Customers also will be able to buy products inspired by the nearly two-decades-old show, including KrustyO’s cereal, Buzz Cola and iced Squishees (the cup says Squishee, but the contents will be Slurpee).

The chain also will use pictures of Simpsons characters to promote 7-Eleven’s line of fresh foods, such as placing the face of Homer and his classic “Mmmm . . . sandwich” quip on sandwich wrappers. (Times Dispatch)


27 comments so far

  1. skateninja on

    What about the Duff beer?

  2. cincodemayo1 on

    I sure hope so. And there better be a cardboard cut-out or in-store appearances of Duffman.

  3. spiritedfin on

    thats so crazy. I wanna see one. Are they going to have someone pose as Apu too? that’d be awesome

  4. cincodemayo1 on

    That would be great. And I hope they let you stick your head under the Slushee machine just like Homer does.

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  7. Markk on

    Only 11 stores? Out of how many?

  8. cincodemayo1 on

    7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 7,200 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses some 32,000 stores in 17 countries and U.S. territories.

    So I guess 11 out of 7,200?

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  11. plubius on

    LOL. Awesome.

  12. duncannichols on

    Hopefully they’ll also start selling month-old hotdogs and bubblegum cigars, just like the real kwik-e-marts…then I’d REALLY be impressed.

  13. cincodemayo1 on

    Man, that’d be great. I hope Apu and his kids are scheduled for appearances. Now if only they’d open some Krusty Burgers…

  14. Brent on

    Mmmmm beeeer!

  15. cincodemayo1 on

    You can say that again! Lets hope they have Duff…

  16. newhoosier on

    Duffman’s pension has been mis-managed…ooooh yeah!

  17. newhoosier on

    Wonder if Krusty makes products intended to avoid needing this?

  18. cincodemayo1 on

    I just hope the Krusty O’s come with the free shards of metal. Mmmmm…metal…

  19. dpcough on

    Heard this on radio, good idea but needs to be more than 11 Kwik E Marts, make at least 100!

  20. cincodemayo1 on

    Yeah, 11 is few and far between. 100 sounds good to me…or at the least 1 in each state.

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  22. Bubba on

    Duff is for fancypants. I’m a Fud man!

  23. zackhensley on

    ok but what about the hot dogs that Apu would have in the rotissere that were old and gross… oh wait 7-11 already has those…what about the bullet holes in the… oh wait 7-11 already has those… sounds like 7-11 doesn’t have to do much to change… rock rock on!!

  24. Jeremy on

    Will the participating stores employ east indian males with the name of A poo, and make him pull 24 shifts?

  25. cincodemayo1 on

    We can only hope…

  26. shanto on

    so i was at venice beach today and on the way back home my friend and i passed by a kwik-e-mart… and it blew my mind and i was like? “what the hell” so we stopped by went inside and they had the krustyO’s cerial and a bunch of other shit.. pretty cool.. if anyones planning to go check it out its on Venice blvd.

  27. cincodemayo1 on

    Thanks, Shanto. I’m going to make a new post featuring the locations and other info so keep an eye out. Thanks for reporting the sighting!

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