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Not Bad... Finer Moments in Gas Station Dining
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Nov 19, 2019, 09:22 PM
 
Just seasoning only and no actual pickle inside?

I'm fond of twinkies, snowballs, and Hostess cupcakes myself. Occasionally will grab a back of Fritos or Cheetos.
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Nov 20, 2019, 01:32 PM
 
A slim jim is a quasi-dried-meat stick. I can't imagine a pickle flavored one. Then, I haven't had a slim jim in decades.

A bag of mixed nuts seems a safer protein fix, unless the gas station is also one of those small town gas-coffee-deli-pizza combo shops, then an Italian sub is in order. For road trips, I used to love little debbie oatmeal sandwich cookies - those and a bottle of coke would keep me awake.
     
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Nov 20, 2019, 05:50 PM
 
Well, it’s a Slim Jim. Safety’s been forsaken.
     
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Nov 20, 2019, 06:48 PM
 
To fill in some vital details.

It was from a 7-11.

It’s really more dill than pickle. I heart dill.

Little Debbie > Hostess.
     
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Nov 20, 2019, 06:57 PM
 
A 7-11 is just a Cumbie's without the gas.

I recall being really confused when I moved to the Big City, and there were all these quick marts that... just sold gas station snacks but not gas, but weren't quite grocery stores. Christy's, 7-11, etc.
     
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Nov 20, 2019, 09:16 PM
 
Around here, 7-11 has reemerged and is pairing with gas station chains. Primarily it's Valero, but Valero has Circle K as well as another one or two convenience brands.

We've recently had Quick Trip gas/convenience stores pop up, building new facilities in what appear to be competitive locations. They have more of a large truck stop vibe than a convenience store/"stop and rob" feeling, and none of them seems to have a problem with not enough attention to the property or floors, etc. I've seen a spill or two, but only because an employee was cleaning it up already. Oh, and on-topic, they have a pretty impressive soft drink selection and a truck stop-like junk food offering too. Like a display of what looked like a dozen or so varieties of Slim Jim. (There appear to be about 25 varieties.)

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Nov 21, 2019, 10:48 AM
 
Chicago used to be a White Hen Pantry town, with 7-11 as a secondary player. Somehow that inverted, and then 7-11 bought out WHP.

Are there still Store 24s in Boston?
     
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Nov 21, 2019, 02:42 PM
 
GetGo has made a huge push into the central Indiana area. In addition to building their own stores, they bought out Rickers (a regional chain) a couple years ago, which put them at a ton of interstate exits right away.
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Nov 21, 2019, 03:10 PM
 
I haven't seen a Store 2-4 in a long time... but I am in the burbs now, where gas stations are gas stations and grocery stores sell fresh vegetables.
     
   
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