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Bergen, Passaic Customers Cool Off With Free Slurpees For 7-Eleven Name Day

Layla, 2, loves her mango Slurpee. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Lily, 7, cools off with a red apple sour patch Slurpee at 7-Eleven in River Edge. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Moishy, Dassy, Chaya, Malky, Shimmy and Sruli of Clifton enjoying their slurpees. The siblings chose peach lemonade, Coca-Cola and blue raspberry. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Johnna Ruggier and Marisa Matarazzo of Lyndhurst were both feeling blue-raspberry. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Siblings Keon, 5, and Kaylee, 7, smile between sips. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Julia and Sebastian of Clifton enjoying their Sour Patch red berry slurpees Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Rama Hemadri prepares cups for customers in Hackensack Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Michael, Anthony, Adrianna, Angelo, Alessia of Rutheford cool off after camp. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Ava, 6, and dad Robert Pashman of Rigefield Park share a Coca-Cola Slurpee in Hackensack. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Evelyn and Dave Gordon of Lyndhurst with their pineapple mango and Coca-Cola Slurpees. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
The Clifton Avenue 7-Eleven ran out of free cups at 6:30 p.m. The promotion ended at 7 p.m. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
"It was crazy. The lines were out the door," said Nadia Sawlahi, the manager of the Clifton Avenue 7-Eleven Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero

People across Bergen and Passaic counties seemed to know just where to cool off on Monday, July 11: 7-Eleven, that is.

The convenience store has celebrated its name day with free Slurpees since 2002 but this year served up a special birthday cake flavor honoring its signature drink's 50th anniversary.

7-Eleven offered small Slurpees to all customers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

More than 500 Slurpees had been distributed at River Edge's Kinderkamack Road as of 5:30 p.m., cashier Drew Fay said.

"We assembled them a day in advance and we're still trying to assemble more," he said.

Hackensack's Main Street store owner Rama Hemadri had given out 1,500, he said.

The 7-Eleven on Clifton Avenue in Clifton ran out of free cups at 6:30 p.m., manager Nadia Sawlahi said.

"It's been crazy," she said. "The lines were out the door. We went through three boxes of cups."

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