Urbanites, Get Ready for a 7-Eleven Near You

A well-stocked 7-Eleven in New York Photograph by Chang W. Lee/The New York Times via Redux

In the not-too-distant future, few Americans will be forced to travel far for the icy technicolor treat known as a Slurpee. 7-Eleven plans to double its number of North American stores, reported Bloomberg News, an expansion that could make the convenience-store chain more numerous than Starbucks, which has a mere 12,995 stores in the Americas. The chain currently has more than 10,000 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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