7-Eleven continues free Slurpee tradition on 7/11

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(AP Photo/Larry Crow, File) FILE - This Nov. 10, 2010, file photo shows Slurpees at a 7-11 in Concord, N.H. The convenience store chain is continuing its tradition of offering free Slurpees on July 11 on July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Larry Crow, File) FILE - This Nov. 10, 2010, file photo shows Slurpees at a 7-11 in Concord, N.H. The convenience store chain is continuing its tradition of offering free Slurpees on July 11 on July 11, 2017.
EDISON -

7-Eleven stores across the country gave away free Slurpee drinks to celebrate the convenience store chain's 90th birthday.

This marks the 16th straight year 7-Eleven has given out its iconic frozen drink on July 11, or 7/11. The company expected to hand out 9 million free small Slurpees during the promotion.

The chair also introduced cotton candy as a new Slurpee flavor.

7-Eleven was launched in 1927, and the Slurpee was first introduced in 1966. The company says it has sold 7.4 billion Slurpees since its introduction.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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