7-Eleven Is Testing a Drive-Thru Concept
Claire Miles - April 6, 2021

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

We’re thankful for our health, the warming weather, and drive-thrus. Especially during these crazy times when we can’t necessarily head out to restaurants like we used to, people want their food with as little human contact as possible. The idea of someone hands your meal from a few feet away without having to get out of your car seemed like a pretty good one. Now, one food spot you not might expect is branching out into the drive-thru game—at least at one location.

7-Eleven will be shaking things up by introducing a drive-thru for at least one Texas-based location, which it will use as a way to dish out drive-by orders for its in-house Laredo Taco offering. That’s right: 7-Eleven has had its own taco spinoff since 2018. While the beauty of a 7-Eleven is that you can find almost any food you might have a hankering for, introducing a drive-thru at one of their 7-Eleven Evolution stores (fancier locations where all the good new stuff gets debuted) in Dallas will require slimming down the menu a bit. Anyone who pulls up can order items on the Laredo Taco menu, which includes tacos, side dishes, and agua fresca. But to answer the most pressing and obvious question, yes: you can also use the 7-Eleven drive-thru to order Slurpees.

Via Imgur

7-Eleven is far from the only chain to rethink its use of drive-thrus as they look towards a post-pandemic future. The so-called “Burger King of the Future” emphasizes getting food without stepping out of your car, for one. Shake Shack is also scrambling to add drive-thrus.

While we aren’t yet at the stage where we can pick up a 12-pack of hard seltzer, a Slurpee, and a few taquitos from the drive-thru lane, that impossible dream is at least slightly closer to reality. For now, that’s good enough.