7-Eleven brings Big Gulps to LAX

Big Gulp

Los Angeles International Airport plans to open the nation’s first airport 7-Eleven this month. The convenience store will offer many of the same snacks and drinks sold at neighrborhood stores.

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Los Angeles International Airport has become the first airport in the nation to add a 7-Eleven convenience store.

The store opened last month but plans to hold a grand opening June 24 in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, offering many of the same snacks and drinks offered at neighborhood stores. That includes the giant 32-ounce Big Gulp. (Don’t try to get that through the security checkpoint.)

One major difference is that most neighborhood 7-Eleven stores are open 24 hours a day. This one will be open 6 a.m. to midnight.

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