IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) — Apparently outer space isn’t just for astronauts and billionaires. Workers with Irving-based 7-Eleven say their famous Slurpee drink is going galactic.
The freezing-cold drink will rocket out of the earth’s atmosphere this August on a private space flight commissioned by the retailer to celebrate its 94th birthday.READ MORE: Dallas DART To Reserve Seat At Front Of Every Bus This Week To Honor Rosa Parks
And customers who enjoy the drink have the chance to choose what flavor will make the trip — and super fans have the chance to win a commemorative cup that has traveled to space and back.READ MORE: Ability Connection Helps Adults With Disabilities To See The Worth They Bring To The World
“We’re delivering our beloved Slurpee to space and bringing our customers along for the journey,” said Marissa Jarratt, 7-Eleven Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Which flavor will reach for the stars? To make that decision the retailer will add up all the Slurpee flavors ordered via 7-Eleven Delivery through the end of July and the most popular choice will fill the cups headed to space.MORE NEWS: Exxon Mobile To Spend $15 Billion On Emission Reduction Projects
The winning Slurpee drinks will depart Earth from a 7-Eleven store in Michigan in August.