Back in 1964, 7-11 introduced a new concept: coffee to go. And they chose little old Long Island as the guinea pig for this radical idea. Nearly fifty years later, most of us can’t conceive of not stopping someplace to pick up that pick-me-up for a long drive, our morning jolt, or just to reboot. “Oh, thank heaven for 7-11!” (And thanks to Long Island residents too for embracing the idea with so much passion. I’d like to take credit for that, but I was only two at the time.)

In honor of that momentous occasion, 7-11 is giving away free coffee today. Stop into your local 7-11 between 7 and 11 am (duh!) today, and get a free medium coffee. Writers everywhere fall to their knees in gratitude.

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