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USA Today 10Best names top retailers by popular vote
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LA CROSSE, Wis. — Kwik Trip is the best gas station brand in the United States for the third year in a row, according to the 2022 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Family-owned Kwik Trip operates more than 600 stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as in Iowa as Kwik Star. 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.

  • Kwik Trip is No. 11 on CSP’s just-released 2022 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by total number of company-owned retail outlets.

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

kwik trip gas station convenience store

The 2022 winners are:

  1. Kwik Trip, La Crosse, Wis.
  2. Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa (No. 43 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202)
  3. Parker’s, Savannah, Ga. (No. 100)
  4. Rutter’s, York, Pa. (No. 84)
  5. Maverik, Salt Lake City (No. 22)
  6. QuickChek, Whitehouse Station, N.J. (owned by Murphy USA, El Dorado, Ark., No. 5)
  7. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Oklahoma City (No. 14)
  8. Sheetz, Altoona, Pa. (No. 13)
  9. RaceTrac Petroleum, Atlanta (No. 15)
  10. TravelCenters of America, Westlake, Ohio (No. 28)

10Best Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels and things to do. A panel of experts chooses the nominees in all categories, and readers can vote once per category, per day for four weeks.

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