The first-ever, real-life Kwik-E-Mart, a convenience store prominently featured in the hit TV show The Simpsons, opened on Friday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The store includes some easily-recognizable items for the diehard Simpsons fan, such as Duff non-alcoholic energy drinks, Squishees, Lard Lad Donuts, and more.
“This is the first, world’s first authentic Kwik-E-Mart. Every inch of this store is themed, including bringing products to life,” Mark Cornell, senior vice president of attractions development with simEx-Iwerks Entertainment, told WMBF News. “The products that are on the show, you can actually come and experience in the store first hand. Sort of like getting a taste of the show.” Back in 2007, 7-Eleven converted a few of their chains into small-scale versions of the convenience store as a way of promoting the release of The Simpsons Movie. This newly-opened Kwik-E-Mart offers fans a much more immersive experience that allows them to see (and even taste) what it would be like to actually live in Springfield.
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