Taylor 7-Eleven franchisee named Slurpee Queen

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Last year, 7-Eleven franchisee Rani Singh joked that if she had an additional Slurpee machine in her store in Taylor, she could be the top-seller in the state.

Turns out Singh didn't need another machine. Her store beat an even bigger record — top Slurpee-selling franchise in the nation.

"It was a big surprise," said Singh, who will be crowned the company's first Slurpee Queen during a ceremony Wednesday. "We were speechless. When they said in the nation, it was a really big surprise for us."

Singh, a 49-year-old Canton Township resident, said she sells an average of 420 Slurpees a day at her store at 20945 Ecorse. She said her involvement in the community and its support in return is what has made her store so successful.

"My customer is my first priority," she said. "I try to to my best to reach the customer."

Singh also credits the support of her husband Bob Singh and 20-year-old son Bobby.

To celebrate her accomplishment, 7-Eleven officials have invited the public Wednesday to watch Singh crowned Slurpee Queen. The festivities run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include a Slurpee truck, giveaways and food and drink samples, they said. The crowning ceremony takes place noon to 3 p.m.

Singh said her store received a complete makeover and a new machine where customers can mix lemonade with mango, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry. For her local customers, the Faygo Red Pop, Faygo Rock N' Rye and Vernors Slurpee flavors rule.

"Everybody loves it because it's local," she said. "I'm going to try to keep them (the flavors) the whole summer."

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