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QUIKTRIP® LAUNCHES FRESH, MADE-TO-ORDER MENU IN ST. LOUIS KNOWN AS “QT KITCHENS®”

St. Louis community invited to celebrate QT’s 700th store nationwide in Overland with public event, guest appearances, prizes

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OVERLAND, MO (June 23, 2014) – QuikTrip, one of the nation’s premier convenience and gasoline marketers, today officially launched its fresh, made-to-order menu of food, premium drinks and frozen treats in St. Louis. Customers will be able to order fresh, made-to-order food at the new QT Kitchens full-service counters each day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thirty-one St. Louis QuikTrip locations are currently offering the new QT Kitchens menu, with most area stores making the conversion to full service counters by December of this year. QuikTrip is in the process of installing the QT Kitchens full service counter in the vast majority of it’s (soon to be 700) stores across the U.S., providing this fast, fresh and convenient option to its valued customers.

“We are very excited to bring our new QT Kitchens concept to St. Louis,” said Chet Cadieux, QuikTrip Chairman and CEO. “We can’t wait for St. Louis area residents to try our newest fresh foods and premium drinks we’ve been working so hard to develop for this new concept launch.”

The new QT Kitchens menu includes breakfast sandwiches, flatbreads, gourmet toasted sandwiches, made-to-order personal pizzas, pizza-by-the-slice, specialty coffee drinks, frozen lemonades, smoothies, and ice cream treats, to name a few.

“Our employees are looking forward to the opportunity to provide our customers with more options,” said St. Louis Division Manager Mark Branham. “QuikTrip strives to deliver the highest level of convenience and service to our customers, and we think our new QT Kitchens menu takes us to a whole new level.”

QuikTrip has long been a favorite of customers who appreciate and admire its clean stores, friendly customer service, and over-the-top variety of cold drinks, hot coffees, teas and grab-and-go food items. The new QT Kitchens provide even more choices, with high quality food and flavor – made-to-order.

To accompany the new QT Kitchens launch in St. Louis, QuikTrip is also celebrating a company milestone on Thursday, June 26 with the opening of its 700th store nationwide. To honor this milestone, QuikTrip is hosting a public event at the 700th store located at 9404 Page Avenue in Overland, Mo.

St. Louis and surrounding area residents are invited to join QuikTrip at this location for a day filled with food and beverage samplings, drum line performances, a prize wheel with a variety of giveaway items and more. Overland Mayor Mike Schneider will join Cadieux in a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. to kick off the day’s festivities. Special appearances by a Budweiser Clydesdale (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.), Fred Bird and Team Fred Bird (1 - 3 p.m.) and the St. Louis Rams cheerleaders (3 - 5 p.m.) will take place throughout the day. In honor of this significant company milestone, QuikTrip will bring the fun-filled day to a close by offering customers in the St. Louis metropolitan area one free Big Q drink, an offer which is available at all area St. Louis QuikTrip locations from 7- 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

“We are really looking forward to celebrating this huge milestone event with our loyal QT fans in St.
Louis,” Cadieux said. “We’re excited for the St. Louis community to stop by the 700th store in Overland
and enjoy some of the fun activities and special guests we’ll have on site.”

QT Kitchens Menu Highlights

Flatbreads:

Chicken Bacon Ranch – Diced chicken and crisp, smoky bacon with cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a
freshly toasted flatbread – topped with cool ranch dressing.

Chicken Quesadilla – Diced chicken and our pepper jack cheese blend with creamy chipotle sauce on afreshly toasted flatbread, served with a cup of salsa for dipping.Beef Quesadilla – Shredded beef barbacoa and our pepper jack cheese blend with creamy chipotle sauceon a freshly toasted flatbread, served with a cup of salsa for dipping.Spicy BBQ Steak – Chopped steak and cheddar cheese with crispy jalapenos on a freshly toastedflatbread – Topped with BBQ sauce.

Toasted Sandwiches:

Classic Grilled Cheese – Melted American and cheddar cheeses on toasted sourdough. An American
favorite!

American Bacon Cheddar – Melted American and cheddar cheeses, with four strips of crispy, smoky
bacon on toasted sourdough.

Three-Cheese Italian – Melted fontina, mozzarella, and provolone cheeses on toasted garlic bread.

BLT with Cheese – Smoky bacon, ripe tomatoes and crisp lettuce with melted American and cheddar
cheeses on toasted sourdough.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese – Buttery egg, smoky bacon and melted American and cheddar cheeses on
toasted sourdough.

Pizza:

7-Inch Personal Pizza – A warm, crispy oven-rising dough topped with savory tomato sauce, melted cheese and fresh toppings – available in cheese, pepperoni, supreme and build-your-own pizza, from your choice of six fresh toppings.

Pizza By The Slice – A warm, crispy oven-rising dough topped with savory tomato sauce and melted cheese – available in two varieties: our classic pepperoni or loaded with fresh toppings in our supreme.

Soft Pretzels:

With your choice of cheese, marinara or icing.

Classic- Warm, soft and buttery pretzel served with or without salt.

Parmesan- Savory Parmesan and herbs atop a warm, buttery pretzel. Delicious with marinara dipping sauce.
Cinnamon Sugar- A warm, buttery pretzel with a sweet cinnamon and sugar blend. Try it with QT Icing for a tasty treat.

Kolaches:

A traditional Central European pastry made with soft, sweet dough and a variety of fillings.

Sausage – Savory breakfast sausage wrapped in soft, slightly sweet dough - toasted to order and served warm.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese – Smoky bacon, buttery scrambled eggs and melted cheese wrapped in soft, slightly sweet dough – toasted to order and served warm.

Specialty coffee:

Espresso – Premium Central American Espresso Oro blend beans ground fresh to order and brewed into a concentrated beverage with intense coffee flavor – available in regular and decaf varieties.

Cappuccino – a double shot of freshly brewed espresso, with equal parts steamed milk and frothed milk.

Latte – A double shot of freshly brewed espresso with steamed milk and a hint of frothed milk.

Mocha – A latte with chocolate sauce.

Americano – A double shot of espresso with hot water added to reduce the intensity of the beverage to be comparable to traditional brewed coffee.

Chai Latte – Steamed milk with the flavor of exotic spices like cinnamon, clove and cardamom.

Premium Hot Chocolate – Steamed milk with premium chocolate sauce. Premium Blend Coffee – Traditional drip brewed coffee made from our Premium Central American Espresso Oro blend – brewed fresh; right when you order.

Frozen Treats:

QT Twister – Premium soft serve vanilla ice cream blended with your choice of candies or flavors. Options include M&M®, Butterfinger®, Oreo® and Reese’s® candy pieces.

Vanilla cone – Premium soft serve vanilla ice cream in a crispy sugar cone.

Shakes – Premium soft serve vanilla ice cream blended with dairy and your choice of flavor for a drinkable frozen treat – choose chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, or create your own flavor.

Smoothies:

Real fruit blended with your choice of either fruit juice, or juice and yogurt – available in strawberry banana, mixed berry, or mango peach.

Frozen Lemonade:

A frosty blend of sweet and tart – choose classic lemon, strawberry or blueberry.

About QuikTrip

QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held convenience and gasoline marketer headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 699+ stores in eleven states. With over 16,000 employees, QuikTrip has made Fortune magazine’s list of Best Companies to Work For every year for the last twelve years. QuikTrip is also consistently ranked as one of the top convenience store marketers in product quality and friendly service. For more information, visit www.quiktrip.com.

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