Bellwood, I.L. (May 18, 2023) QuikTrip is now closer than ever before to the Windy City! No. 7208 opened in the early morning Thursday, May 18th 2023. The Remote Travel Center is located in Bellwood, IL, a suburb of Chicago with a population of over 18,000. The store is only about half an hour from downtown Chicago on I-290 and should be a great location to catch traffic heading into or out of the city.

Chicago is the third largest metropolitan statistical area in the US, and with a population of 9.6 million, is easily the biggest market QT has encountered to date. And QT isn’t stepping lightly into Chicagoland, we already have two more RSN stores scheduled in Chicago suburbs of Lansing and Addison, and at least five more throughout the state of Illinois!

Bellwood customers can enjoy the full line of QT snackles, including freshly-brewed coffee and fresh-brewed QTea®, as well as its complete menu of grab-and-go items like fresh donuts, salads, wraps, QT’s signature pizza by the slice and roller grill items. The Dillon Travel Center also features an expanded QT Kitchens location, offering fresh, made-to-order food, premium specialty drinks and tasty frozen treats. QT Kitchens customer favorites include warm, soft pretzels, X-large pizzas, custom breakfast tacos, hardwood smoked BBQ sandwiches, cold brew coffee and frozen treats like QT’s QuikShake®. 

Since its inception in 1958, QT has become widely known for taking great care of its employees, earning national recognition, creating and nurturing career employees and offering superior employee benefits. QT offers tuition reimbursement, medical insurance, 401K and advancement opportunities. 

QT is also known for its impact on the communities it serves. The company donates 5% of its annual net profits to charitable organizations. Among the organizations QT supports are United Way, Safe Place, local food banks, schools and Folds of Honor, a non-profit whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to the military and first responder families of those who have been killed or disabled while on active duty. 

QT is now in its 65th year in business and employs over 28,000 people across 17 states. Planning is underway for future locations across the country. 

About QuikTrip 

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 1,000 stores in 17 states. QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating five percent of net profits to charitable organizations in those communities. With more than 28,000 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 

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