On Friday, June 24, the 7-Eleven located at 4299 Crenshaw Blvd celebrated the community with music, new items and prizes. The customer appreciation day saw the debut of healthier food offers, more merchandise and meeting the neighborhood face-to-face.
Franchisee Kishore Jugal is celebrating running the store just over a year on the corner of Crenshaw and Homeland, which has been a challenge for businesses in the past. The 7-Eleven has also recently undergone a remodel and expanded merchandise assortment , which is taking place at 7-Eleven stores across the greater Los Angeles area.
Jugal spoke about the event and its significance to the surrounding community.
“For customer appreciation day, we want more customers to know about our store, we have more variety,” said Jugal. One of the more important things Jugal wants to imply is for everyone to be able to come together and meet their needs at his store.
The store also celebrated with a raffle of prizes from their $1 cheeseburgers, which customers received a ticket if they purchased one. The winners would receive one of four prizes which included two $10 7-Eleven coffee gift cards, one $25 7-Eleven gift card, a mini Ipad, and some Beats Headphones. The winners were Mr. Green, Nicholas L., D. Love and Joshua T.
7-Eleven has maintained a status that many stores can’t match. That may be in fact due to their belief in giving back to the community that it serves. The franchise has participated in cancer walks, sponsored the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in past years, beach clean-ups and supported local schools. 7-Eleven even started a program entitled “Coffee Cup With a Cause” which had celebrities’ create custom made coffee cups with the proceeds going to various organizations. They have also sponsored the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).
Jugal loves his community and wants to show his love and support by supplying its needs through his 7-Eleven.
“I’m a longtime Crenshaw [resident], and in Inglewood almost 19 years, so I know my community,” said Jugal. “We really appreciate the community.”