July 11, 2018
Every summer, thousands of 7-Eleven stores around the country celebrate the franchise's unofficial birthday on July 11 (7-11) by hosting Free Slurpee Day. Free Slurpee Day begain in 2002. The convenience store franchise first started selling Slurpees in 1965 but they were called Icees then. By 1967, the name was changed to Slurpee, and the frozen soft drink has been a fixture at 7-Eleven ever since.