WACO, Texas (July 22, 2021) QuikTrip (QT), one of the nation’s leading convenience and gasoline retailers, announces today the opening of a new remote travel center in Waco, Tex. While the retailer has widespread presence across the state of Texas, the Travel Center is the first QT location in the Waco community.
The first customers were greeted on the opening day of business today at 2350 S. New Road, Waco, TX 76711. The Travel Center features a larger designed lot and more spacious store than a traditional QT. The Travel Center has room to service 20 cars for gas and seven diesel bays for trucks.
“We are excited to continue our expansion in the state of Texas with our first Remote Travel Center in Waco. We look forward to introducing our unique QuikTrip brand and culture to our new community,” said Amy Gulizia, Division Manager for QT’s Remote Store Network. “The Travel Center allows us to create meaningful connections with our new local customers in Waco, but also serve travelers in this busy part of the country.”
QT’s newest store model was created specifically for highly traveled areas of the country that are also within a reasonable proximity to a QT Distribution Center for access to fresh food.
For decades people have looked to QT for an on-the-go snack or sandwich. The company offers a full-service kitchen with fresh, made-to-order snackles, as well as fresh food delivered daily through its bakeries and commissaries.
Waco 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 Waco 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 recently earned a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2021.
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 families of those who have been killed or disabled while on active duty.
QT is proud to partner with Central Texas Youth Services, offering a Safe Place® location at the store for youth in Waco in need of immediate help and safety. Central Texas Youth Services has served runaway, homeless and at-risk youth in Bell, Coryell and McLennan Counties for over 50 years. QuikTrip will now partner with Central Texas Youth Services as their Waco Safe Place Partner. Waco youth in need may receive assistance through their local QT Safe Place or by calling the CTYS 24-HOUR Hotline: 1-800-421-(TEEN) 8336.
QT is now in its 62nd year in business and employs over 24,000 people across 12 states. Planning is underway for future Travel Center locations, and several sites are currently under construction.
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 900 stores in 12 states. QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating 5% of net profits to charitable organizations in those communities. With 24,000 employees, QuikTrip has consistently been ranked as one of the top convenience store retailers in product quality and friendly service. To find out more about QuikTrip, visit www.quiktrip.com.