Providing one of the few instances in which something from Richmond, VA has made me smile, the Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting that 7-Eleven, Inc. is nearing an agreement to temporarily convert some of its stores to Kwik-E-Marts! From the article:
If all goes as planned, the convenience store chain plans to refit 11 stores across the
U.S.— Richmondis 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.
No word on how the chain will handle store managers moved to violence after being called “Apu” for the 312th time in an evening . . .
(via Boing Boing)
Will they have employees like Homer Simpson?
Apu: “He was always late, he stole from me, and he ate all the merchandise, but he was the BEST damn employee a Kwik E-Mart ever had”.