Did Toot’n Totum & Pak-A-Sak Run 7-11 Out Of Town? No, It Was Amarillo.
When we moved here to Amarillo, we were expecting to see some familiar things around town.
You know, things like McDonald's, Walgreens, 7-11...
Wait, what do you mean there's no 7-11 here? There are 7-11's EVERYWHERE! Surely there's one or two somewhere in the city right?
Negative, 7-11 is not found anywhere in Amarillo. Ok, this is a problem. What am I supposed to do with all these rewards points on my app? Where am I going to get a Slurpee when the craving hits?
I started to do some research on the reason I couldn't find one. I've heard all the answers, from TnT and Pak-A-Sak ran them out of town all the way down to the people of Amarillo refused to go in the stores.
At the time, I knew nothing about Toot'n Totum or Pak-A-Sak. The love affair for them and Amarillo is beyond strong, so as I've been here for awhile I can understand how it's tough for another convenience chain to break into the city.
But it wasn't until recently that I came upon an answer on Reddit explaining why 7-11 isn't in the city that blew me away.
Ohhhh, I see. Now, can I confirm that's the reason 7-11 shut down in Amarillo? No, I can't. However, if that's the case, I can see people not going into the stores because they'd be on display for others to see.
What I don't understand though is if TnT really DID start selling them the second 7-11 exited the city, why didn't people stop going in there?
Look, I'm not really sure what the real reason for 7-11 going away is. I can however say that I wouldn't mind having a Slurpee on 7/11 each year for free. I'd also love to have my rewards program back. Any chance 7-11 could ever exist in the city?