BOSTON -- GasBuddy has released the results of the highest-rated convenience-store brands in each of the 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C. The consumer-driven gas-price service collected data from ratings posted by millions of its “Gasbuddies” throughout the country who said these brands had the best overall c-store retail experience in their state.
Some are regional favorites, and some are surprises, even to consumers who aren't familiar with brands in other parts of their own state. Brands needed to have at least 20 locations in a state to be included in the analysis.
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