Saturday, July 07, 2007

Woohoo! Donuts with sprinkles...

I grabbed Tim and we went to our nearest Kwik-E-Mart. They were literally unloading a truck full of Krusty O's and Buzz Cola when we arrived - hence the line. You could go in a buy a donut and a Squishee, but you had to get in line for the other goodies. At first glace we were wondering if the guy at the head of the line was Sideshow Bob with bleached blond hair!

Neither of us are HUGE Simpsons fans, but the idea of the store is certainly entertaining. We debated whether to just take a couple pictures and go or to wait in line to by a souvenir. Tim was game for waiting as it didn't look like it would take long. We both wanted to buy a box of KrustyO's. We were really hoping to find some gag cereal objects inside like gummy worms or something. The signs were great. Tim's favorite was, "Buy 3 for the price of 3." I also picked up a couple magnet straws for a friend, Pisces. She *loves* the Simpsons. Hopefully, she'll get to the see one near her once the lines die down.

As we were walking away, this guy thanked us for coming. That seemed kind of strange, so I asked if he was a regional manager for 7-Eleven. After all, he was wearing a Kwik-E-Mart visor and had been helping unload the supply truck. It turns out he's from the (ad) agency hired by the company to pull off the promotion. I'd say they did a pretty good job... .


teahouse said...

OMG..that's awesome!!! I had no idea that someone took the concept and ran with it. Where is this? And did the guy working there look like Apu?

Pandax said...

The funny thing is that this location is, in fact, owned by an Indian man. There are eleven locations in the U.S. (and one in Vancouver). You can probably find an article or two that may highlight a location near you. Also, you can check 7-Eleven's site for the nearest Kwik-E-Mart. It's nothing to go out of your way for (unless you are a die-hard fan), but it's highly entertaining if you're in the neighborhood.