This summer, our town welcomed a Thorntons, which, if you're not familiar, is a gas station with a fairly comprehensive convenience store. I had visited Thorntons locations on the road and was thrilled to have one so close. Why? Because Thorntons is a fountain drink pilgrimage place.
The drinks are 99 cents (cheaper if you are a Refreshing Rewards member) and were 79 cents during the grand opening period. I didn't photograph it but Thorntons has their own Slurpee product called FizzFreeze that comes in about a dozen varieties for, again, 99 cents. If you are a rewards member, something like every sixth drink is free. Since I've treated my kids to FizzFreezes a few times (end of a tough school week, treat on way home from pool), I've earned several free drinks.
Best of all, look at this ice. This is high-quality, small-pellet ice. The gift that keeps on giving even after you've finished your beverage.
Keep in mind, Thorntons also sells gas, which I need for my vehicle.
Welcome to Elmhurst, Thorntons. Glad you're here.