DALLAS, 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Come rain or shine, U.S. military personnel and veterans can spiff up their vehicles with a free scrub on Nov. 11 at participating 7‑Eleven car-wash locations stores.
The freebie is available from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, when the country observes Veterans Day. Current and former military personnel will be treated to the company’s top-of-the-line “The Works” services that include undercarriage blast, pre-soak, wheel wash, foam conditioner, Rain-X surface protectant, rinse and power dry.
“Our military veterans and current personnel are ‘shining stars’ to us, and we want their vehicles to shine, too,” said 7‑Eleven’s car wash manager Charnann Cox.
This is the fourth year 7‑Eleven has offered free car washes on Veteran’s Day for retired and active military personnel of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. The retailer operates more than 300 car washes in 16 states – California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The company gave away 1,500 car washes on Veterans Day in 2014.
To locate a 7‑Eleven store with a car wash, veterans can visit the 7‑Eleven smartphone app and click on the map, check the car wash filter and search for the nearest store. Stores with car washes also can be located on the store locator tab at www.7‑Eleven.com. Click on “Looking for Something Special” and check car wash, along with location and radius to locate closest ones.
7‑Eleven has consistently been named among the top veteran- and military- friendly companies. Named one of the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers on a list published annually by G.I Jobs magazine, 7‑Eleven was the only food retailer included and, among all retailers on the list, ranked third. Business publications like Forbes and Entrepreneur rank 7‑Eleven among the top franchise opportunities.
Earlier this year, the company awarded three military veterans with a franchise fee-free 7‑Eleven store of their choosing, each valued at up to $190,000. The one Navy and two Army veterans competed among 1,700 from all military branches in the company’s Operation: Take Command contest.
In addition, 7‑Eleven has been recognized as a military-friendly company for its veteran hiring practices, military veterans’ franchise program and a charitable mission to support military families. Military veterans serve in every level of the company from top management to field staff to store associates. The retailer also has supported military-assistance organizations including Hire Heroes USA, the USO, Reserve Aid, Warrior Gateway and Operation Mend.
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 some 10,700 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are nearly 57,400 7‑Eleven stores in 17 countries. 7‑Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Top Global Franchise list; #5 on Franchise Direct 2015 Top 100 Global Franchises list; #10 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2015, and named Best of the Best in the Convenience Store Channel by Entrepreneur magazine in May 2015 and ranked No. 4 by Entrepreneur on its list of Best Franchises for Veterans. The company is #2 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises for the Buck in 2015. 7‑Eleven is ranked first on the Convenience Store News Top 100 list in 2014. 7‑Eleven places among Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2015 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and is among GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. 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‑Eleven.com.