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Best Gas Station Brand (2020)

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  • Kwik Trip

    Kwik Trip

    This Wisconsin-based, family-owned company operates more than 600 stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. In-store bakeries make more than two dozen different items each day, and all milk sold gets bottled within 24 hours of reaching the Kwik Trip dairy.
    Photo courtesy of iStock photo

  • Hy-Vee

    Hy-Vee

    Hy-Vee, an employee-owned company, prides itself on excellent customer service; the company slogan is “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle.” Drivers will find these aisles in eight states throughout the Midwest. While the company began as a general store in 1930, it’s expanded to offer adjacent convenience store and gas stations as well.
    Photo courtesy of Hy-Vee

  • Sheetz

    Sheetz

    If you’re in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio or North Carolina, be sure to stop at Sheetz, a combination gas station and made-to-order sandwich shop. The menu is available 24/7, with options like subs, sandwiches, salads, wraps and smoothies.
    Photo courtesy of Sheetz

  • QuikTrip

    QuikTrip

    From the first store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, QuikTrip has expanded to more than 800 stores in 11 states. The QT sign indicates made-to-order food (like barbecue sandwiches and breakfast tacos) and soft serve ice cream, alongside a range of convenience store items and grab-and-go snacks.
    Photo courtesy of QuikTrip

  • Casey's

    Casey's

    Casey’s, found along roadsides in Iowa and surrounding states, has earned a loyal following for carrying just what you need, when you need it. Hungry drivers appreciate the selection of food made in-store, including doughnuts and pizza (their breakfast pizza is particularly popular).
    Photo courtesy of Casey's

  • Maverik

    Maverik

    Maverik is a bit like an outdoor adventure store disguised as a gas station. Based in Utah, the company operates 350 locations in 11 Western states, all known for their outdoorsy vibe and top notch food (try the breakfast tacos).
    Photo courtesy of Maverik

  • Rutter's

    Rutter's

    Rutter’s began as a dairy farm in 1921 in York, Pennsylvania. The second generation of the Rutter family founded the convenience store brand, and the third and fourth generations continue to manage it. The food menu ranks among the most extensive for any gas station, with options ranging from burgers and sandwiches to pizza and tacos to fried rice bowls and fried seafood platters.
    Photo courtesy of Rutter's

  • Parker's

    Parker's

    Headquartered in Savannah, Parker’s operates 66 stores across Georgia and South Carolina. The company has become a favorite convenience store in the South for its Parker’s Kitchen food lineup, which includes Southern favorites like fried chicken, fresh-baked biscuits and sweet tea.
    Photo courtesy of Parker's

  • Kum & Go

    Kum & Go

    Kum & Go, a family-owned Midwest favorite based in Iowa, was founded in 1959 as a place where drivers could buy gas and groceries. The company owns 400 stores across 11 states where drivers can fuel up and fill up on items like freshly-baked cheesy breadsticks, breakfast pizza or fresh cookies.
    Photo courtesy of Kum & Go

  • QuickChek

    QuickChek

    QuickChek got its start as a dairy farm and has since grown into a convenient store and gas station chain known for its made-to-order sandwich counters. Drivers will find more than 150 QuickChek stores across New York and New Jersey, each serving fresh food and locally roasted coffee.
    Photo courtesy of QuickChek

On December 1, 1913, America’s first drive-in gas station opened in Pennsylvania. Instead of hauling gasoline cans from pharmacies, motorists could now pull up, refuel, and keep on driving. As more and more families owned cars (and lived further and further from city centers), fueling stations began popping up along highways across America. Today, we measure a gas station experience by much more than just the fuel. How clean are the bathrooms? How fresh is the coffee? What snack options are available? Can I get a hot meal? These 20 brands cater to the needs of drivers in all of these ways.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Gas Station Brand are as follows:

  1. Kwik Trip
  2. Hy-Vee
  3. Sheetz
  4. QuikTrip
  5. Casey's
  6. Maverik
  7. Rutter's
  8. Parker's
  9. Kum & Go
  10. QuickChek

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning gas stations!

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