Yesterday morning, we went deep undercover and broke the news that all Central Oklahoma 7-Eleven stores are being acquired by 7-Eleven’s corporate conglomerate in Dallas, ending a nearly 60-year run of local, independent ownership of all metro 7-Elevens.
The news spread quickly across the local gas station scene like an infection in a Love’s bathroom, with patrons, current and former Seven-11 employees, and people who like to play lottery scratchers all discussing the news on social media.
Due to the clandestine nature of acquisition, initial details were about as murky as a cola-flavored ICEE… or Slurpee. Either way, not too long after we published the news, the Ogle Mole Network lit up with more information.
One Mole sent us this document:
We shared the document on Twitter, which led to QuikTrip responding to us:
Do you know how many people are going to tag us in your replies? pic.twitter.com/qiQEt1aDFu
— QuikTrip (@QuikTrip) January 9, 2020
In addition to that, another Mole forwarded us screenshots of what appears to be an internal employee Q&A about the deal that explains what employees can expect from their new corporate overlords. Because we believe that sharing is caring, we included screenshots below:
Regarding question #18, 7-Eleven should make sure their phone lines are working before directing employees to send the media to the corporate office, otherwise there may be even more people in the media going undercover as loyal 7-Eleven customers. Then again, perhaps that’s part of their plan.
Anyway, thanks to this story, and Lucas’s funny OnCue article from earlier this week, I think we can say The Lost Ogle’s inaugural “Gas Station Week” has been a resounding success. If you know of any more news or info about the deal, send us a tip via email or on the socs. Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.