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7‑Eleven, Inc. opened its newest El Cajon store

Retailer Donating $711 at Ribbon-cutting to San Diego Music Foundation for Taylor Guitars in Local Schools

EL CAJON, CALIF., 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest El Cajon store Wednesday, Dec. 3, that includes free coffee, donuts … and guitars for local schools. The store is located at 500 N. Second St., south of Interstate Highway 8.

As part of the event, 7‑Eleven® Market Manager Sebastian Turcu will cut the ceremonial ribbon before presenting a $711 check to Mark Laturno, development coordinator for theSan Diego Music Foundation. The donation, equivalent to the cost of three Taylor guitars,will ultimately benefit area El Cajon Schools through the foundation’s “Guitars for Schools” program.

San Diego East County Chamber General Manager Eric Lund will participate in the ribbon-cutting, and other local VIPs have been invited to attend.

Open to the public, the event begins at 8 a.m., with the ribbon-cutting and check presentation at 8:15. Free doughnuts, coffee and other hot beverages will be served.

“While 7‑Eleven is an international company, our locations are neighborhood stores,” Turcu said. “Learning what’s important to the community and finding ways to support those efforts is one way we like to stay involved. Our contribution to purchase guitars for schools through the San Diego Music Foundation and Taylor Guitars reflects our commitment to El Cajon, particularly its youngest residents.”

The Second Street 7‑Eleven location is the 19th in El Cajon. At more than 2,900 square feet, the spacious store offers old favorites like fresh-brewed coffee, Slurpee® frozen carbonated beverages and Big Gulp® fountain drinks, and new favorites like delivered-fresh-daily sandwiches and baked goods, salads, fresh fruit, hot pizza and chicken wings. The store also carries an extensive selection of value-priced, private-label snack, candy, grocery and non-foods items under the 7-Select™ brand.

The new store is available to franchise, and entrepreneurs interested in one of the top franchise opportunities in the U.S. can find out more at www.franchise.7‑

“We encourage local residents to come by and see what we’ve got cooking, and brewing, at our newest 7‑Eleven store in El Cajon,” Turcu said. “It’s a fresh, new store full of lots of fresh, new items to help make life easier and more enjoyable.”

7‑Eleven’s smartphone app posts mobile coupons, notifies users of local specials and allows them to earn free coffee through a digital punch-card program. It can be downloaded in the iPhone app store and Google Play.

The San Diego Music Foundation was created to make music performance accessible to San Diego County children and youth by providing them with guitars, to express themselves creatively. Guitars for Schools is a program developed by the foundation and Taylor Guitars, to introduce the guitar to music curricula in San Diego County schools. The guitar’s familiarity and popularity among young people make it an excellent tool for getting them interested in music and the performing arts.

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates franchises or licenses more than 10,400 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 54,400 7‑Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2013, 7‑Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.5 billion. 7‑Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013; #1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Top Global Franchise list; #6 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2014, and #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start. 7‑Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail.” 7‑Eleven places among Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2014 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and is among GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic Magazine named 7‑Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7‑Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7‑

Margaret Chabris
7‑Eleven, Inc.

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