Head Quarters: Tulsa, OK
Number of States: 12
Locations Per State
When Burt Holmes saw a thriving 7-Eleven in Dallas in 1957, he brought the idea of small grocery stores to his hometown of Tulsa, OK. In 1958, Burt convinced Chester Cadieux to invest in and operate the store they called QuikTrip. Decades of rapid expansion followed, and today QuikTrip, which was Convenience Store Decisions’ 1992 Chain of the Year, operates more than 900 stores in twelve states.
The company is known for its commitment to high-quality, standardized store formats and customer experiences with an emphasis on speed and service. In 2016, QuikTrip opened its first non-fuel store in 24 years in Midtown Atlanta. The company also introduced a mobile app in 2017 and since 2013 has placed a large emphasis on the made-to-order foodservice from its proprietary QT Kitchens.