The New Jersey chain will be honored Oct. 19 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
QuickChek, the New Jersey-based operator of 143 convenience stores, has been a model of consistency for nearly five decades and continues to be a shining example of the best the convenience store industry has to offer.
For its ongoing commitment to retail excellence, its dedicated employees and the communities it serves, Convenience Store Decisions will be honoring QuickChek as the 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year.
Seating is now available for the Chain of the Year dinner on Oct. 19 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Tickets are free for convenience store and petroleum marketers. To register, please visit: Chain of the Year. Supplier companies interested in attending the dinner to honor QuickChek should contact Tom McIntyre at [email protected].
Model of Consistency
CSD’s Chain of the Year ceremony, an annual event for 27 years, willallow the convenience store and petroleum industry to show its support for QuickChek, gain insight into their success and network with peers in a relaxing and fun environment.
Just one year shy of its 50th anniversary, QuickChek was founded in 1967. It is regarded as an leader in the industry in key areas such as technology, foodservice, team engagement and innovation. Over the past year the company has wrapped up a major investment in a mobile app that will allow consumers to order custom-made sandwiches, subs, salads, breakfast, and handcrafted beverages and pick up the order at any of the chain’s 143 locations throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island.
But what makes QuickChek special is the connection it has with its customers. In markets throughout New Jersey and New York, QuickChek stores are a beacon of innovation, freshness and quality with its upscale foodservice programs. QuickChek offers a host of made to order fully-customizable subs, salads, soups, sandwiches and beverages that appeal to a wide-range of consumers. All this delivered by engaged team members focused on delighting their guests.
The QuickChek story began in 1888 when Durling Farms was founded to serve the central New Jersey region. In 1967, Carlton C. Durling founded QuickChek to ensure that loyal Durling Farms customers had a neighborhood shopping destination not only for their milk but for a full range of deli and other food products. Much more than a typical convenience store, QuickChek has grown to be the market leader in the New York metropolitan area for on the go consumers through innovation and its focus on fresh food, fresh coffee, fast fuel and friendly people, and continues to redefine the term fresh convenience.
ABOUT THE CHAIN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Convenience Store Decisions’ Chain of the Year award annually honors a convenience store or petroleum chain that has established itself as a superior retailer and innovator in its markets of operation. CSD’s first Chain of the Year award was given to Wawa Inc. in 1990. QuickChek follows 2015 Chain of the Year winner Family Express. Other past winners include Sheetz Inc., 7-Eleven Inc., Krause Gentle Corp., Amerada Hess, Exxon Mobil Corp., RaceTrac, Rutter’s and Kwik Trip Inc.
Past Chain Of The Year Winners
* 1990 – Wawa Inc.
* 1991 – SuperAmerica
* 1992 – QuikTrip Corp.
* 1993 – Casey’s General Stores Inc.
* 1994 – Sheetz Inc.
* 1995 – Diamond Shamrock Corp.
* 1996 – Mapco Express
* 1997 – Speedway Inc.
* 1998 – Krause Gentle Corp.
* 1999 – Dairy Mart Inc.
* 2000 – Amerada Hess Corp.
* 2001 – Huck’s Food & Fuel
* 2002 – Petro-Canada
* 2003 – Exxon Mobil Corp.
* 2004 – Kwik Trip Inc.
* 2005 – 7-Eleven Inc.
* 2006 – Valero Inc.
* 2007 – Alimentation Couche-Tard
* 2008 – Chevron Inc.
* 2009 – Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes
* 2010 – Rutter’s Farm Stores
* 2011 – Thorntons Inc.
* 2012 – Tedeschi Food Shops
* 2013 – Maverik Inc.
* 2014 – RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.
* 2015 – Family Express Corp.