Buc-ee’s Wins Game of Porcelain Thrones

GasBuddy reveals c-store brands with highest-rated restrooms

BOSTON -- Texas retailer Buc-ee’s is the convenience-store chain with the highest-rated restrooms in the nation, according to GasBuddy app users. The mobile gas-price service has revealed which gas-station and convenience-store brands have the highest-rated restrooms, and Buc-ee's took top honors.

QuikTrip, however, topped the list for a second year in a row for best bathrooms in the most states, with seven. Wawa came in second, with six states, followed by Chevron, Cumberland Farms, Kum & Go and Maverik, each with three states.

According to GasBuddy’s 2018 summer travel survey, 37% of respondents said one of their worst fears when on a trip is being unsure of where to stop for a clean restroom.

“We all understand the high level of stress when it comes to needing to use the restroom while on the road,” said Frank Beard, convenience-store and retail trends analyst with GasBuddy. “According to our research, more than half of consumers said that a clean restroom is mandatory when considering where to stop.”

In a recent GasBuddy report, gas stations with above-average restroom ratings on GasBuddy experienced a 33% increase in foot traffic compared to those with below-average ratings.

State-by-State Results

  • Alaska: Tesoro
  • Alabama: MAPCO (No. 26 in CSP’s 2017 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company operated retail outlets)
  • Arkansas: Kum & Go (No. 21)
  • Arizona: QuikTrip (No. 11)
  • California: Quik Stop (No. 10)
  • Colorado: Kum & Go
  • Connecticut: Cumberland Farms (No. 14)
  • Delaware: Wawa (No. 13)
  • Florida: Wawa
  • Georgia: QuikTrip
  • Hawaii: Shell
  • Iowa: Cenex
  • Idaho: Chevron (No. 9)
  • Illinois: Kelley's Market (No. 123)
  • Indiana: Casey's General Store (No. 4)
  • Kansas: QuikTrip
  • Kentucky: Pilot (No. 12)
  • Louisiana: RaceTrac (No. 20)
  • Massachusetts: Cumberland Farms
  • Maryland: Wawa
  • Maine: Irving
  • Michigan: Holiday (No. 18)
  • Minnesota: Kwik Trip
  • Missouri: QuikTrip
  • Mississippi: Marathon
  • Montana: Cenex
  • North Carolina: QuikTrip
  • North Dakota: Casey's General Store
  • Nebraska: Kum & Go
  • New Hampshire: Irving
  • New Jersey: Wawa
  • New Mexico: Chevron
  • Nevada: Maverik (No. 30)
  • New York: 7-Eleven (No. 1)
  • Ohio: Sheetz (No. 17)
  • Oklahoma: QuikTrip
  • Oregon: Chevron
  • Pennsylvania: Wawa
  • Rhode Island: Cumberland Farms
  • South Carolina: QuikTrip
  • South Dakota: Sinclair
  • Tennessee: Weigel's (No. 95)
  • Texas: Buc-ee's (No. 192)
  • Utah: Maverik
  • Virginia: Wawa
  • Vermont: Mobil
  • Washington: Mobil
  • Wisconsin: Kwik Trip
  • West Virginia: Sheetz
  • Wyoming: Maverik

GasBuddy is the leading source for the most accurate, real-time fuel prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in the United States, Canada and Australia, the company said. It also offers the business-to-business retailer software-as-a-service (SaaS) known as GasBuddy Business Pages.




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