TULSA, Okla.(April 1, 2019) QuikTrip(QT), one of the nation’s premier convenience and gasoline marketers,is celebrating a significant company milestone, opening its 800thstore location nationwide. QT’s 800thstore is in San Antonio, Texas and opens this week. The milestone comes on the heels of the company’s 60-year anniversary in September 2018.
In 1958, then-26-year-olds, Burt Holmes and Chester Cadieux invested their life savings to open the first-ever QuikTrip, which was a small grocery store in their hometown of Tulsa, Okla. Six decades later, the company has progressed its offerings and geographical footprint and currently operates in 11 states, 14 markets and now, 800 locations.
With more than $11 billion in revenue, QT has repeatedly received national accolades for its friendly staff and clean stores. The company has 20,000 employees nationwide.
“It’s incredible to think that our company started as a small grocery store and after 60 years, we have reached this point of opening our 800thconvenience store,” said QuikTrip Marketing Director Steve Wilson. “Our team has worked hard to stay at the forefront of the gasoline and C-store industry.”
QT’s 800thstore opens just five years after the company celebrated its 700thstore in the St. Louis metro, and seven years since its 600thstore opened in the Tulsa area.
“We have perfected the secret sauce of hiring the best people and providing the best possible experience for our customers,” said Wilson. “Our employees make us QuikTrip. They live our brand each and every day and their friendly relationship with our customers is genuine and special.”
The 800thstore is located at 8850 Culebra Road in San Antonio, one of QT’s newest markets that launched last fall. The company will celebrate its 800thstore with a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, April 6.
QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 800 stores in 11 states. QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating five percent of net profits to charitable organizations in those communities. With over 20,000 employees, QuikTrip has consistently been ranked as one of the top convenience store marketers in product quality and friendly service. To find out more about QuikTrip, visit www.quiktrip.com.