7‑Eleven, Inc. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest El Cajon store Wednesday, Dec. 3, that includes free coffee, doughnuts and guitars for local schools.
The store is located at 500 N. Second St., south of Interstate Highway 8.
As part of the event, 7‑Eleven Market Manager Sebastian Turcu will cut the ceremonial ribbon before presenting a $711 check to Mark Laturno, development coordinator for the San Diego Music Foundation. The donation, equivalent to the cost of three Taylor guitars, will ultimately benefit area El Cajon Schools through the foundation’s “Guitars for Schools” program.
San Diego East County Chamber General Manager Eric Lund will participate in the ribbon-cutting, and other local VIPs have been invited to attend.
Open to the public, the event begins at 8 a.m., with the ribbon-cutting and check presentation at 8:15. Free doughnuts, coffee and other hot beverages will be served.
“While 7‑Eleven is an international company, our locations are neighborhood stores,” Turcu said. “Learning what’s important to the community and finding ways to support those efforts is one way we like to stay involved. Our contribution to purchase guitars for schools through the San Diego Music Foundation and Taylor Guitars reflects our commitment to El Cajon, particularly its youngest residents.”
The Second Street 7‑Eleven location is the 19th in El Cajon. At more than 2,900 square feet, the spacious store offers old favorites like fresh-brewed coffee, Slurpee frozen carbonated beverages and Big Gulp fountain drinks, and new favorites like delivered-fresh-daily sandwiches and baked goods, salads, fresh fruit, hot pizza and chicken wings. The store also carries an extensive selection of value-priced, private-label snack, candy, grocery and non-foods items under the 7-Select brand.
The new store is available to franchise, and entrepreneurs interested in one of the top franchise opportunities in the U.S. can find out more at www.franchise.7‑Eleven.com.
“We encourage local residents to come by and see what we’ve got cooking, and brewing, at our newest 7‑Eleven store in El Cajon,” Turcu said. “It’s a fresh, new store full of lots of fresh, new items to help make life easier and more enjoyable.”
7‑Eleven’s smartphone app posts mobile coupons, notifies users of local specials and allows them to earn free coffee through a digital punch-card program. It can be downloaded in the iPhone app store and Google Play.
The San Diego Music Foundation was created to make music performance accessible to San Diego County children and youth by providing them with guitars, to express themselves creatively. Guitars for Schools is a program developed by the foundation and Taylor Guitars, to introduce the guitar to music curricula in San Diego County schools. The guitar’s familiarity and popularity among young people make it an excellent tool for getting them interested in music and the performing arts.