The new 7-Eleven store on Sylvan Avenue at Interstate 30 is the first of six test stores the Irving-based company is opening around the United States.
The store, which opens Monday, has a Laredo Taco Company taquería and a cafe that makes coffee drinks — cappuccino, latte and even caramel macchiato — that attempt to compete with Starbucks. The espresso-based drinks cost $2.69-$3.49. Made-to-order beverages also include fruit smoothies and shakes as well as kombucha on tap.
7-Eleven plans to use the stores — another one is planned in Prosper, a town in Collin and Denton counties — to develop brands and ideas.
This store resurrects the 7-Eleven Tote’m brand for its in-store bar, which has wine and craft beer on tap. Customers can fill growlers or imbibe onsite.
Oak Cliff is the birthplace of 7-Eleven, and one manager we spoke with during a preview Wednesday said that’s why the company chose this location for the store. Other test stores are planned for San Diego, California and Washington, D.C.