Ricker Pop is no longer the only star of Ricker’s beverage program. The c-store invested in bean-to-cup machines, which allows the Anderson, Ind.-based chain to guarantee fresh coffee—every cup, every time. But the key to its java quality doesn’t rely only on the single-cup technology: Ricker’s coffee is made with reverse-osmosis filtered water for a more purified product. And despite more high-touch offerings, the brand still stands out for speed of service. “Coffee was great, and there wasn’t a line to wait to pay for it,” said a recent Ricker’s customer.
Consumers reporting “very good” coffee quality: 57.1%