Townsville’s first 7-Eleven outlet has opened, saving locals a flight to Brisbane to get their hands on some Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Slurpees.

Townsville’s first 7-Eleven service station and store and a Hungry Jack’s restaurant have opened in a new commercial property development at North Shore in Burdell.

The opening, performed by Herbert MP Philip Thompson OAM and Townsville councillor Margie Ryder, marks the 200th 7-Eleven store in Queensland and almost 40 years to the day since the Australian-owned and operated company opened its first Queensland store.

7-Eleven Area Lead North Alan Plews said the Burdell 7-Eleven was the first of about 15 stores planned to open across Townsville and Cairns over the next few years.

The openings are part of the company’s regional growth and investment strategy.

“People can grab their favourite products and fill up at any time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have food and convenience options including 7-Eleven’s handmade sandwiches, wraps and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, as well as 7-Eleven’s freshly ground coffee, Slurpee including Slurpee Low Sugar options and our frozen blended Smoothies, Frappes and Shakes,” Mr Plews said.

He said a team of 12 staff, led by Store Manager Laurel-Lea Tonion and Assistant Store Manager Jaimie-Lyn Maginnis, had been working hard to train and get the store ready.

Ms Tonion said the outlet provided fuel, food and convenience ranges as well as offering

people access to the My 7-Eleven App where they can lock in a fuel price.

“Our customers can download the My 7-Eleven App and use the Fuel Price Lock feature to lock in a price. It means customers can choose to fill up using the price they have locked in anytime that suits them within the next seven days,” Ms Tonion said.

7-Eleven is also extending its work with The Salvation Army into Townsville.

The new 7-Eleven service station and Hungry Jack’s at North Shore.

“We are making arrangements for any excess food to be redirected to the local Salvos to support their work to care for people experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, or needing help through community programs,” Ms Tonion said.

“We’re proud to help those in need, and to be doing what we can to minimise the amount of perfectly good food that might otherwise go to waste.”

Also opened on Tuesday was Hungry Jack’s restaurant, alongside the service station.

he development in Market Street in North Shore’s commercial centre was developed by Spring Projects and built by CASA Building Company.

Extracted in full from: 7-Eleven opens at North Shore in Burdell | Townsville Bulletin