FINKSBURG, Md. -- Jiffy Mart has remodeled its Finksburg, Md., location as part of the Carroll County, Md.'s Gateway Improvement Program and as part of the retailer's commitment to improve customers' shopping experience. Jiffy Mart will continue to renovate all of its locations, it said.
The revamped interior offers a brighter store design with new decor, new ceiling, energy efficient LED lighting throughout and an upgraded restroom including hands-free amenities. The store also now features a newly expanded hot beverage center, hot food island, cold beverage center and Anytime Cafe.
The hot beverage center highlights the chain's new coffee program with a coffee condiment area plus expanded cappuccino offerings. In addition to the traditional roller grill program, the hot food island has been enlarged to hold a wider variety of hot sandwiches, tornado grill, condiments as well as a microwave for customers to make "heat-and-eat" items.
The cold beverage center now includes f'Real Milkshakes & Smoothies, fresh brewed iced tea, iced coffee, ICEE frozen carbonated drinks and traditional fountain carbonated drinks.
The Anytime Cafe offers a selection of made to order sandwiches, subs, pizza, soups, breakfast items and sides including items such as hash browns and french fries.
Click here to view additional interior and exterior images of the Jiffy Mart location, featured as "C-Store of the Week" on CSP's Facebook page.
Partnering with Carroll County Economic Development, Jiffy Mart also remodeled the exterior of the building and later this spring will resurface the parking lot and enhance the landscaping around the property.
The Gateway Improvement program was designed to foster economic development in the Finksburg area, and Jiffy Mart is the second business to take advantage of the program," said County commissioner Doug Howard.
"The Gateway project of Carroll County, Md., was established to encourage eligible property owners to visually enhance their properties. Our store is the last stop before leaving the county and the first stop coming into the county along the Route 140 Highway, so we thought this was a great fit for us" said Dwayne Cover, Jiffy Mart business manager.
The canopy was completely removed and replaced and towers were added to each side. The block was stained closer to a brick color and all the exterior lighting was replaced with energy-efficient LED lighting.
"This was our oldest facility and did not look like our other stores" said Tom Moser, Jiffy Mart general manager. "We are pleased the exterior now looks like a Jiffy Mart yet still has its own unique look. [Exhibits/Graphics/Interiors] did a great job in helping us put our vision into a plan."
"At EGI we've taken great pride, over the past 29 years, in working with our clients to help them achieve their vision for the future of their business. It was especially gratifying to have the opportunity to work with Tom and the entire Jiffy Mart team." said Justin Wenrich, vice president of EGI. "They understand the importance of image, presentation, quality and convenience for their customers. As a result they are committed, focused and driven toward excellence to ensure a great customer experience."
The next project is an interior upgrade to Jiffy Mart's location in Hampstead.
Westminster, Md.-based Jiffy Mart is a division of Tevis Oil, which was formed in 1932. In 1981, it diversified into the convenience store industry. The first store, located in Finksburg and originally called Tevco, was primarily a self-service truckstop featuring less-expensive, unbranded gasoline, along with hot food, drinks and several convenience items. After the success of the first store, Tevis Oil continued to open new stores over the years with each one offering a little more than the last. In 1987, the Jiffy Mart brand was born, and in 2001 all Tevco convenience stores were branded Jiffy Mart.
Jiffy Mart currently operates four stores in Carroll County, Md. Two locations are in Westminster, one is in Finksburg and one is in Hampstead.