We're no strangers to swinging by our local 7-Eleven to pick up a six-pack and chips before we have friends over, and maybe Tylenol and Gatorade to recover the morning after. But there's good news for those who prefer to leave their apartments as little as possible, especially when hungover: The chain is joining the delivery revolution with their newly launched app, 7NOW, which brings the convenience store straight to your phone. Once you download the app, you can purchase everything from snacks and booze to over-the-counter medicine and household products from anywhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn, 24/7. Hell, you can even get their pizza delivered too, if putting on pants to grab a dollar slice just isn't in the cards.
The app pulls inventory from your local store, so you'll know exactly what's available. Then, just check out and you'll have the seven bags of Skinny Pop and four bottles of baby oil you ordered without having to make eye contact with a cashier. Delivery fees range from $6-8, but NYC customers who download the app will receive free delivery on their first three orders.
Photograph: Courtesy 7-Eleven
To gear up for the app’s launch, 7-Eleven has set up 7NOW trucks around the city (details below) handing out free necessities for New Yorkers, covering every scenario from movie night snacks or drunk munchies to a pre-work energy boost or a hangover cure.
Thursday, August 23: Near Central Park, 2-8pm
Friday, August 24: The Intrepid for the “community choice” outdoor movie, 3-9m
Saturday, August 25: Outside bars and clubs in Williamsburg, 9pm-3am
Sunday, August 26: Washington Square Park, Noon-6pm
Monday, August 27: Midtown Manhattan (near the Today Show in Rockefeller Center), 6am-noon