Thai netizens are freaking out over photos of Bangkok 7-Eleven employees cooking fresh omelets for customers. Photos of the eggs being cooked on a tiny space by the cash register at an Old Town location of the convenience store went viral on Facebook last night.
Being the largest convenience store franchise in Thailand, 7-Eleven has long been criticized for its business practices and monopolistic grip on the market by selling absolutely everything and taking money and customers from local shops and street vendors.
Now come freshly-cooked omelets.
“Now how about an omelet over rice? Hahaha,” wrote Facebook user Kongwarit Aoo Srikot, who shared photos of the store’s latest product.
Kongwarit told Coconuts the photos were taken at the branch near Bangkok Metropolitan Administration General Hospital in the Old Town.
An omelet at the store costs THB29 and comes with rice, but if you’re feeling spendy, you can add toppings such as sausage or ham, for THB6 each.
“Usually, we [Thai people] cook an egg until well-done, but 7-Eleven’s egg is slightly runny. It’s delicious in a way.”
Wow, 7-Eleven knows how to cook eggs.
Most commenters were amused by 7-Eleven’s thirst to sell everything, while others noted that they feel sorry for employees facing an ever-expanding list of duties.
Now, not only do they have to ring up items, heat food, prepare dim sum, and make green tea frappés; they have to fry eggs and cook rice as well.
As far as we know, only one location is serving omelets now, but as is the way with the franchise, if a product is successful, it will soon appear at many of them.
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