1st July 2007

Kwik-E-Mart Comes to Mountain View

A 7-Eleven right here in our stomping grounds has been transformed into a Kwik-E-Mart. Twelve 7-Elevens in total got this treatment, and this is the only one here in the Bay Area (View location on Google Maps):

Mountain View Kwik-E-Mart
Grade-A use of duct tape
Grade-A use of duct tape

I was a little disappointed to see Bart & Milhouse flanking the Kwik-E-Mart logo, it kind of took away from any authenticity, but it’s a silly quibble, really. They did a better and more thorough job than I was expecting. One nice touch is that a bunch of paper signs have been hung up all over the store using scraps of duct tape. I have no idea if the haphazard appearance was intentional, I prefer to think it was not.

Another nice touch — pink frosted donuts with sprinkles, watched over by Chief Wiggum:

Today's pastries at tomorrow's prices

And of course, Comic Book Guy at the porn stand:

Worst. Juggs. Ever.

Ralph at the popsicle case:

My dongue ith thtuckh.
My dongue ith thtuckh.
Blue Woo Hoo Squishee
Blue Woo Hoo Squishee

There was no shortage of Buzz Cola, Krusty-Os or Squishees, but sadly Duff Beer was nowhere to be found (nor the German import, Düff).

There are a number of other strange Simpson products as part of the tie-in, including a Turkish Bathhouse Homer Simpson doll, and a Homer Simpson cookie that was baked in China and looks utterly inedible. I’ll try to add pics of those later.

Buy 3 for the price of 3!
Buz Cola 2.99
Buz Cola 2.99

This soda fountain was extra fancy — each spigot had an option to add a dollop of cherry, vanilla or lemon flavoring to the soda. Snazzy!

Apu says “Please loiter again soon!”

Apu greets customers

You can see the complete photo tour at Humuhumu’s Life in Photos.

There are currently 31 responses to “Kwik-E-Mart Comes to Mountain View”

  1. 1 On July 2nd, 2007, Nick Queen said:

    Very nice! Thanks for the tour. I’d love one of these to open near me!

  2. 2 On July 2nd, 2007, bogues said:

    Nice pictures is like a dream for all simpson fans.

  3. 3 On July 2nd, 2007, sdube said:

    Pics of the Denver Kwik-E-Mart


  4. 4 On July 2nd, 2007, Kwik-E-Mart Comes to Mountain View | Jim Lunsford's Lunsford Land said:

    [...] Kwik-E-Mart Comes to Mountain View » Junkyard Clubhouse Share This     Read More    Post a Comment [...]

  5. 5 On July 2nd, 2007, Steve said:

    Where’s the old guy in the freezer? Very disappointing.

  6. 6 On July 2nd, 2007, Humuhumu said:

    I didn’t post him to the blog because I wasn’t able to get a glare-free photo, but I do hate to disappoint. Here’s the picture I took of him:


    If you want to see all of the pictures I took of the Kwik-E-Mart, they’re here:


  7. 7 On July 3rd, 2007, Sarah said:


  8. 8 On July 3rd, 2007, Jon said:

    Cool! I love the Squishee dispenser too… did they have Chutney flavor?

  9. 9 On July 3rd, 2007, » Make Your Own The Simpsons Avatar || Pulse 2.0: Web 2.0 Reviews & Profiles || » Blog Archive said:

    [...] The most interesting form of promotion so far to me was when The Simpsons signed a deal with 7-11.  About a dozen 7-11s redesigned their convenience stores to look like the Kwik-E-Mart.  The Kwik-E-Mart is a store in The Simpsons cartoon that is run by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian immigrant[3].  Below is an image I found from Junkyard Clubhouse of the 7-11/Kwik-E-Mart in Mountain View, Calif.[4] [...]

  10. 10 On July 3rd, 2007, kelly said:

    thats sweeeeeet


    I wonder if the 7-11 near me looks like this that would be so crazy!!


    those donuts look good!

  11. 11 On July 4th, 2007, lorena said:

    ohhhhh miii gosh. thats so awesome! if only the 7/11′s in Australia looked like that…

  12. 12 On July 4th, 2007, Chelsea said:

    I was impressed. I just got home from touring the new Mountain View Kwik-E-Mart. It obviously wasn’t perfect, but I am still entertained and amused by the idea and production of it all.

  13. 13 On July 4th, 2007, 7-11 has been changed into the Kwik-e-mart in Coquitlam. - Coffee Lounge said:

    [...] img.floatRight { float: right; padding-left: 10px; } Kwik-E-Mart Comes to Mountain View » Junkyard Clubhouse [...]

  14. 14 On July 4th, 2007, waynelambert said:


  15. 15 On July 4th, 2007, darius williams (aka d-nice) said:


  16. 16 On July 5th, 2007, candy said:

    I think we are being “Apu-ed” in the most subtle way.
    We may not just lose our jobs to India, there may be a
    lot of Indians migrating over to open Kwik-E-Marts!

  17. 17 On July 5th, 2007, ******** said:

    omg i was sooo happy when this came out i was waitong fot this my hole life!!!!! only if i could one where i live

  18. 18 On July 7th, 2007, sammantha said:

    omg that is so awsome im gonna go there tomorrow cuz i live in maple ridge and theres a Kwik-e mart in coqutlam and it only takes 15 mins from maple ridge to coqutlam im so excited!

  19. 19 On July 7th, 2007, Jrew said:

    That is pretty cool, great pics. Here is another good source: http://www.jimmyco.com/display.php?codename=Kwik-E-Mart

  20. 20 On July 9th, 2007, bflora said:

    I wrote a pretty extensive feature on the Chicago Kwik-E-Mart based on a 4-hour visit Tuesday. THEY had plenty of KrustyO’s in stock. You won’t believe how much money they were making over there.

    I’ve also got audio of the store’s owner telling customers “Thank you, come again” with an Indian accent, arguing that the Simpsons are bigger than Star Wars and saying that Apu’s character inspired him to buy his first 7-Eleven.

    Five reasons to visit the Chicago Kwik-E-Mart

    Chicago Kwik-E-Mart photo gallery:

  21. 21 On July 9th, 2007, bflora said:

    Here’s that first link again. Sorry there.

    Chicago Kwik-E-Mart

  22. 22 On July 19th, 2007, Les Simpsons à Paris | Karmataxi said:

    [...] die Kleider in der Modestrecke sind nach echten Vorbildern gezeichnet. Als ob die zum Kwik-E-Mart umgewandelten 7-Eleven Stores nicht reichen würden. blogfield harpers bazaar Kwik E Mart linda evangelista [...]

  23. 23 On October 9th, 2007, Makina said:

    nice log, nice photos..

  24. 24 On October 9th, 2007, DC said:

    Holy CRAP! Those big pink pastries looked good.

  25. 25 On November 18th, 2007, Anyone Loves TV » Kwik-E-Mart 7-11: interior pictures said:

    [...] read more | digg story [...]

  26. 26 On January 7th, 2008, Tercüme said:

    Nice pictures is like a dream for all simpson fans..

  27. 27 On May 9th, 2008, video izle said:

    Nice photos.

  28. 28 On July 26th, 2008, oyun said:

    Thanks very nice photos.

  29. 29 On August 17th, 2010, Best. Simpsons. Gimmick. Ever. | The Laugh Button said:

    [...] like the Who Shot Mr. Burns? contest, the real-life 742 Evergreen Terrace house giveaway, or the 7/11 Kwik-E-Mart tie-ins. Well, there's a new Simpsons gimmick in town… The Simpsons is giving one lucky contest [...]

  30. 30 On September 13th, 2010, Kwik-E-Mart « Threeminds said:

    [...] as well as hyping the movie release.  Read all about it here.   More store photos here.  Henriette (Cohn) [...]

  31. 31 On October 7th, 2010, tercüme said:

    nice shots