SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 27, 2023) QuikTrip (QT), one of the nation’s leading convenience and gasoline retailers, will celebrate a major company milestone with the opening of its 1,000th store nationwide. QT’s 1,000th store is located in the San Antonio metro area at 933 S. Seguin Rd., Converse, Texas 78109. The store will open for business on Thursday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. 

 “Our team at QT is honored to reach this significant milestone and we are excited to celebrate this achievement with our customers in the San Antonio area,” said Aisha Jefferson-Smith, QuikTrip’s Corporate Communications Manager. “We have a number of fun things planned for the whole family as part of our grand opening celebration. We want to show our gratitude to our customers for their longtime support, which made this store opening possible.” 

In 1958, Chester Cadieux and Burt Holmes invested their life savings to open the very first QuikTrip, which was a small grocery store serving their hometown of Tulsa, Okla. Now in its 65th year, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion privately held company, with stores and travel centers located across 17 states. Chester’s son, Chet Cadieux III, has served as QuikTrip’s CEO since 2002 and added the role of Chairman to his responsibilities in 2006. 

For more than six decades, people have looked to QT for an on-the-go snack or sandwich. The stores offer a full-service kitchen with fresh, made-to-order snackles, as well as fresh food delivered daily through its bakeries and commissaries. 

Converse, Texas QT customers can enjoy the full line of QT snackles, including freshly-brewed coffee and fresh-brewed QTea®, as well as a complete menu of grab-and-go items like fresh donuts, salads, wraps, QT’s signature pizza by the slice and roller grill items. The Converse store features a QT Kitchen, offering fresh, made-to-order food, premium specialty drinks and tasty frozen treats. QT Kitchen 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®. 

QT has become widely known for taking great care of its employees, earning national recognition for 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 – with each store generating on average $1.3 million in annual local and state taxes. 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 employs over 28,000 people across 17 states, including 42 stores in the San Antonio area. QT opens new stores in its 17-state footprint every month. 

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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Aisha Jefferson-Smith