Franchise-based Convenient Food Mart stores are divided into regions with franchise groups operating Convenient Food Mart stores across the 48 mainland states.
Founded in 1958 in Chicago by William J. Bresler and Water R. Schaub, the Mentor, Ohio-based outfit stocks its convenience stores based on local taste and variety. Target customers are men in their 20s and neighborhood shoppers who need a quick convenience item. While each store shares the Convenient store system and support services, every store is uniquely a neighborhood market and blends into its surroundings accordingly.
One group of Illinois stores feature Marathon gasoline, while many of the East Coast stores are primarily Sunoco, but this also varies by franchise owner and their individual agreements with fuel suppliers. Individual stores may be found on Facebook, some with active fan and promotional pages. Some locations are active in neighborhood causes as well.
|No. of Stores:||210|
|Average Store Size:||2,500-4,000 sq . ft.|
|Rank Last Year:||43|
|States of Operation:||Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming|