Amy Cooper of Kingscliff is one of many Slurpee lovers.
Amy Cooper of Kingscliff is one of many Slurpee lovers. Craig Sadler

Slurpees hit the right spot

SUCCESS was only a slurp away for Kingscliff's 7-Eleven.

The popular pit-stop received an influx of Slurpee fans during the New South Wales Surf Life Saving Championships.

7-Eleven Kingscliff manager Mohammed Arsh said the business had served more Slurpees in one weekend than they would in a normal week.

“Last week we sold 2500 Slurpees from Friday to Saturday,” Mr Arsh said.

“In a normal week we would sell about 1000.

“We don't have the figures from this weekend yet to tell us how much many we have sold, but it will be a high number again.”

Mr Arsh said having the lifesaving championships on their door step had been very beneficial.

“For sure it has been good for business,” Mr Arsh said.

“Slurpees have been the best-selling items but we have also been selling a lot of energy drinks.

“A lot of people from the championships have been coming across to buy things.”

Mr Arsh said the store's late opening hours may also have accounted for their popularity.

“We are open from five in the morning to 1am, so it is convenient,” Mr Arsh said.

“It has been good for people on holiday and people who are here for the championships.”

More than 8000 competitors took part in the event and more than 12,000 supporters and spectators made Kingscliff their home over the course of the competition.



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