C-Store Tunes Into Christmas Spirit

Teen's gesture for dad brightens customers' holiday at Omaha Kum & Go

Greg Lindenberg, Editor, CSP

Tag Ryan

Tag Ryan

OMAHA, Neb. -- When Tag Ryan found out his dad--Kum & Go manager Bill Ryan--was working on Christmas Day, he asked if he could join to play some holiday tunes for customers. So shoppers at the convenience store in Omaha, Neb., were greeted by the 17-year-old and his guitar, reported KETV.

"They'll come in to get a cup of coffee and a donut or something, and when they realize it's live, it's like, 'wow,' and they'll stop and watch for a while," the proud father told the news outlet. "Who would expect live classical guitar in a convenience store on Christmas? You know, it doesn't happen. Well, now it does."

"It does feel good to brighten people's days," Tag Ryan said.

Click here to watch the KETV video and to read the full report.

"This is a great example of how our store managers and associates go above and beyond to brighten the lives of our customers," Kum & Go spokesperson Traci Rodemeyer told CSP Daily News. "At Kum & Go, our goal is to energize the people who come into our stores, whether that's with a warm cup of coffee, a friendly smile or even a live guitarist on Christmas."

West Des Moines, Iowa-based Kum & Go has approximately 425 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming). In addition to a wide selection of merchandise, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the Hiland brand. Other proprietary product offerings include Java Ridge Premium Coffee, Napa Creek and Sea Ridge wines, Go Fresh Market sandwiches and Nuclear energy drinks.