7-Eleven, Inc. announced on Monday its foray into prepared meals with 15 new locally made, chef-inspired, heat-and-eat meals. The meals, which the company say are "restaurant quality," were created with inspiration from Italian, homestyle, Asian and Mexican recipes.

"With these chef-inspired entrees, 7-Eleven can provide busy individuals and families with a delicious, premium-quality, whole-meal solution in one stop," says Kelly Buckley, 7-Eleven vice president of fresh food innovation. "You can add a salad, beverage and dessert. The creamy mac and cheese is particularly kid-friendly and pairs well with chicken tenders and a cup of fresh-cut fruit. We want to take the hassle out of meal time with a variety of options and without giving up quality. There is something for everyone."

The meals are prepared in local kitchens and delivered daily to participating stores in select markets. Meals can be heated as the store for immediate consumption or taken to-go. Suggested retail price ranges from $3.99 to $4.99.

Meal options range from Spaghetti Bolognese to Homestyle Turkey Chili to Asian-Style Beef and Broccoli to Deluxe Verde Chicken Enchiladas. Three breakfast bowls are also available.

“7‑Eleven has always been a hot spot for snacks and drinks,” Buckley says. “Now, whatever you’re craving for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, 7‑Eleven has it. If someone wants a breakfast bowl for dinner, we’ve got it. If you want pizza and fruit or a burger and a protein snack pack, you don’t have to go to two places to get it. Hearty, healthy, heavy or light – our mission is to have a selection of delicious foods at all hours of the day.”