IRVING, Texas, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Like Big Foot and Space Aliens, many people have long questioned whether National Hot Dog Day is real or just a myth. Fact or fiction… 7-Eleven is taking a firm stand by offering America's most beloved and iconic Quarter-Pound Big Bite® hot dog for just $1 on July 22, 2020 through the 7Rewards® loyalty program in the 7-Eleven app.
"Since 1927, we've been committed to providing the essentials and convenience our customers need – while delighting them with special treats along the way," said Robin Murphy, 7-Eleven senior director of fresh food. "Each year we look for opportunities to give our loyal customers deals on their favorite snacks, drinks and food. That's how we noticed National Hot Dog Day. We know our customers love Big Bite hot dogs and a good deal, so it only makes sense that we would go big to celebrate this very real holiday with our customers."
The $1 Quarter-Pound Big Bite® hot dog will be available all day at participating stores nationwide while supplies last. And, of course, a celebration of hot dogs would not be complete without 7-Eleven's extensive array of free condiments. Customers can create the dog of their dreams with hot chili, melted cheese, onions, sweet relish, diced tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, jalapeños, salsa, pico de gallo, ketchup, and of course, mustard – now that's freedom of expression. Condiments vary by store.
To prove National Hot Dog Day is indeed very real, here are some facts. The holiday dates back to 1991 when the National Hot Dog Day and Sausage Council, which is also a very real organization, established the event to coincide with a hot dog lunch on Capitol Hill that occurs every year on a Wednesday in July. Though 7-Eleven has been serving on-the-go hot dogs since the early 1970s, the Quarter-Pound Big Bite hot dog, with its exclusive-to-7-Eleven all-beef recipe, joined the pack in 1988.
More than 35 million 7Rewards members have access to the best deals, the power to earn and redeem points on purchases, and the ability to take advantage of personalized discounts and interactive features. The 7-Eleven app is available for download on smartphones via the Apple App Store or via Google Play.
As we continue to respond to the shifting pandemic, 7-Eleven is enhancing its standards and procedures for hygiene, handwashing, sanitation, food handling and preparation in stores, including increased frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces. All store associates are encouraged to wear masks and gloves when serving customers. Customers are asked to practice physical distancing in stores by standing six feet away from each other in line. They also have access to disposable gloves, tissues and sanitizer stations while shopping in stores.
As an extra precaution to help reinforce physical distancing and safer transactions, 7-Eleven has installed sneeze guards and visual floor markers at the front sales counter. In addition, 7-Eleven continues to offer contactless payment at participating stores at the register with Apple Pay and Google Pay.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
Are you still reading this? Awesome. Most people stop when they get to the small print. But not you! You get to read the cool stuff. 7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. They don't like to brag, but they invented convenience stores. For real. Google it. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 70,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality sandwiches, salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings and mini beef tacos. Mmmmm, tacos. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select™ brand including healthy options, decadent treats, and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers can earn and redeem points on various items in stores nationwide through its 7Rewards® loyalty program with more than 35 million members, place an order in the 7NOW® delivery app in over 35 participating markets, or rely on 7-Eleven for bill payment service, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, they trademarked the word "Brainfreeze." No lie. Thanks for sticking with this. You're unstoppable.
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