IRVING, Texas — 7-Eleven has expanded its hot and cold beverage menu at its Orlando, Fla.-area convenience stores.
The Irving, Texas-based c-store chain renovated its beverage bar and now is offering pastries and cookies baked on site in newly installed ovens.
Customers can brew custom hot coffee drinks like lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots in seconds with new touchscreen machines. The hot coffee drinks are made bean to cup, meaning coffee beans are ground for every serving. Taps will also provide cold dispensed beverages like nitro cold brews and teas.
Coffee toppings—including flavored syrups, creamers, sweeteners and more—will be available at the expansive condiment station for free, 7-Eleven said. The chain will continue to serve its flavored and decaf drip coffees.
Other beverages like hot chocolate and chai tea lattes will also be available.
"For under $4, you can get a fresh-baked croissant and a freshly brewed latte customized with the syrups and creamers of your choice,” said Dave,Strachan, 7-Eleven's chief of staff and innovation implementation leader. “Many coffeehouses would charge at least twice that much. Our expanded beverage assortment, baked-in-store cookies and pastries, self-serve grill and hot foods give Orlando customers what they're looking for with even more convenience and at a great value."
Stores in and around Orlando will also have new self-serve food cases and roller grills that enable customers to quickly grab their selection, 7-Eleven said.
In addition to Orlando, 7-Eleven has expanded its new beverage and food platforms to stores in Long Island, N.Y., and plans to bring the updates to new markets in 2021.
New hygiene and sanitation standards, prompted by COVID-19, will be in place and include providing customers with disposable gloves, tissues and sanitizer stations while shopping.
7–Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 71,100 7-Eleven c-stores in 17 countries, including more than 9,300 in the United States. It is No. 1 on CSP's 2020 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by size.