• QUIKTRIP OPENS 800TH STORE, CELEBRATES HUGE GROWTH MILESTONE IN ITS 60-YEAR HISTORY

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    TULSA, Okla. (April 1, 2019) QuikTrip (QT), one of the nation’s premier convenience and gasoline marketers, is celebrating a significant company milestone, opening its 800th store location nationwide. QT’s 800th store is in San Antonio, Texas and opens this week. The milestone comes on the heels of the company’s 60-year anniversary in September 2018.
     
    In 1958, then-26-year-olds, Burt Holmes and Chester Cadieux invested their life savings to open the first-ever QuikTrip, which was a small grocery store in their hometown of Tulsa, Okla. Six decades later, the company has progressed its offerings and geographical footprint and currently operates in 11 states, 14 markets and now, 800 locations.
     
    With more than $11 billion in revenue, QT has repeatedly received national accolades for its friendly staff and clean stores. The company has 20,000 employees nationwide.
     
    “It’s incredible to think that our company started as a small grocery store and after 60 years, we have reached this point of opening our 800th convenience store,” said QuikTrip Marketing Director Steve Wilson. “Our team has worked hard to stay at the forefront of the gasoline and C-store industry.”
     
    QT’s 800th store opens just five years after the company celebrated its 700th store in the St. Louis metro, and seven years since its 600th store opened in the Tulsa area.
     
    “We have perfected the secret sauce of hiring the best people and providing the best possible experience for our customers,” said Wilson. “Our employees make us QuikTrip. They live our brand each and every day and their friendly relationship with our customers is genuine and special.”
     
    The 800th store is located at 8850 Culebra Road in San Antonio, one of QT’s newest markets that launched last fall. The company will celebrate its 800th store with a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, April 6.
     
    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 800 stores in 11 states. QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating five percent of net profits to charitable organizations in those communities. With over 20,000 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 www.quiktrip.com.
     
    *QuikTrip Company Milestones
     
    Sept. 25, 1958                      Burt Holmes and Chester Cadieux invest and operate a small grocery store they decided to call QuikTrip.
     
    1962                                       QuikTrip earns its first-ever annual profit from its 1961-62 fiscal year.
     
    1968                                       QuikTrip expands outside of Oklahoma, opening store No. 150 in Grandview, Mo., and has grown to nearly 50 stores.
     
    1971                                       QuikTrip expands into Wichita, Kan., after merging with Shopeze.
     
    1971                                       QuikTrip sells its first gallon of gasoline in Tulsa.
     
    Sept. 22, 1974                      QuikTrip expands into Iowa.
     
    1976                                       QuikTrip’s iconic logo is created by a designer in Atlanta.
     
    Aug. 13, 1978                       QuikTrip’s 200th store opens in Raytown, Mo.
     
    Nov. 1986                             QuikTrip opens two new markets in St. Louis and Atlanta.
     
    1987                                       QuikTrip Founder Chester Cadieux is the first inductee in the Convenience Store Hall of Fame.
     
    Apr. 29, 1992                        QuikTrip’s 300th store opens in Sand Springs, Okla.
     
    1996                                       QuikTrip expands into Omaha, Neb.
     
    Dec. 3, 1999                          QuikTrip expands in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with its first store in Arlington, Tex.
     
    Apr. 20, 2000                        QuikTrip launches its Phoenix, Ariz. Market.
     
    2002                                       QuikTrip announces Chet Cadieux, son of Chester Cadieux, as President of the company.
     
    Dec. 19, 2002                       QuikTrip’s 400th store opens in Tempe, Ariz.
     
    2005                                       QuikTrip creates and opens QT Kitchens bakery and commissary in Tulsa to begin its fresh food venture.
     
    2008                                       QuikTrip opens 500th store in Broken Arrow, Okla.
     
    Sept. 2008                             QuikTrip celebrates its 50th Birthday with a day-long festival along the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa.
     
    2010                                       QuikTrip opens its first “Gen 3” store in Tulsa, Okla. The Gen 3 store is a new prototype that will be used in years to come and can accommodate the upcoming QT Kitchens.
     
    Oct. 6, 2011                          QuikTrip launches its “Carolinas” Division, which includes Charlotte, N.C. and Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
     
    Mar. 15, 2012                       QuikTrip opens its 600th store in Claremore, Okla.
     
    2013                                       QuikTrip introduces QT Kitchens, a fresh, made-to-order menu created in full-service kitchens.
     
    2014                                       QuikTrip opens 700th store and hosts celebration party in suburban St. Louis.
     
    2017                                       QuikTrip is named to FORTUNE Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, for the 15th-straight year.
     
    Oct. 4, 2018                          QuikTrip launches its Austin and San Antonio Division with the opening of its Live Oak store.

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