For the 14th consecutive year, Manitoba has been crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for having the highest average number of Slurpee cups sold per store in a region. Calgary and Detroit have been reported to be catching up and is just behind us in sales.
“Canada can no longer be complacent with this title as we have some serious competition globally,” says Donegan. “But we have faith in Manitobans and their passion for all things Slurpee. It’s a title they’re extremely proud of and it really shows how Slurpee is truly a part of our culture – it’ll take a lot to beat that.”
Manitoba: Slurpee Capital of the World
According to 7-Eleven market manager, Amrit Goraya, when you are not from Manitoba you may find some of these “normal occurrences” unusual…when you live in Manitoba, you don’t even notice:
– Slurpee is the number one beverage served to women in Winnipeg’s maternity wards in the summer time
– Instead of giving flowers, people meet and greet friends and family at the airport by giving them Slurpee drinks
– When it’s -40 degrees Celsius outside, people are seen waiting for the bus, biking and skating with a Slurpee in hand
– Slurpee is the choice drink for fans watching outdoor football games when it’s -20 degrees Celsius
– Slurpee is often served at summer weddings
– People consume Slurpee drinks for breakfast year round
– As of July 2013, Winnipeg plays host to one of the top three Slurpee stores: Airdrie, Alberta, snatching the #1 spot; Portage Avenue in Winnipeg (#2); Devonshire Drive North, Regina (#3)
Free Slurpee Day
On July 11, 2013 (7/11), 7-Eleven will once again be giving away free Slurpee drinks at all its stores across the country to celebrate its 44th birthday. This year, the free Slurpees will be in 12oz cup, much larger than the previous 7.11oz cups they have been doing. The cups will be limited to 64,500 12oz Slurpee drinks in Winnipeg.