7-Eleven Tests Fresh Pastries

Baked goods will be made on-site; Hawaii stores add dry-cleaning drop-off and pickup service.

August 10, 2020

IRVING, Texas—7-Eleven is piloting a new fresh-baked goods initiative where select stores in key markets will get new equipment to produce muffins, cookies, croissants and other sweet treats in stores, the c-store chain announced last week.

7-Eleven is testing the concept in certain locations in Florida; Long Island, New York; and Texas. Customers also can order the baked goods for delivery through the 7NOW app. Looking ahead, newly constructed stores will feature the program, along with existing stores with enough space to accommodate the needed equipment to bake the treats on-site.

The participating stores will make the hot and fresh goods multiple times a day as needed. The new menu items include: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Chocolate Croissants, Halloween Cut Out Cookies, Chocolate Bretzels and Salted Caramel Cookies.

Meanwhile in Honolulu, 7-Eleven Hawaii has partnered with Hakuyosha CLEAN LIVING, part of Hakuyosha International Inc., to offer 24/7, contact-free dry cleaning and laundry services at select 7-Eleven locations in Honolulu, the company said.

7-Eleven Hawaii will introduce the new locker service at two stores and plans to expand to other locations. The first store is located at 1602 Nuuanu Avenue, and a second location will be added within weeks at the store located at 590 Queen Street in the city of Honolulu.

Customers can sign up for the secure locker pickup and drop-off laundry service by downloading the Hakuyosha app, or visiting the hakuyosha.com website. A free, personal laundry bag is included with the first order, and customers can retrieve their clothes anytime. Hakuyosha has several 24/7 lockers in offices and residential buildings throughout Honolulu.

“We understand that time is often in short supply. 7-Eleven Hawaii, as your neighborhood store, is constantly working towards finding time saving solutions for our customers, and we feel that our partnership with Hakuyosha CLEAN LIVING fits into that goal,” said Mark Imada, 7-Eleven merchandising manager.

Hakuyosha CLEAN LIVING is excited to be working with 7-Eleven Hawaii. “We are sincerely proud and honored to be able to provide a more convenient and safer service to our local community, especially in these uncertain times,” said President Toshio Takabayashi.