CEFCO broke ground in its seventh state in 2015, opening new convenience stores in Florida’s panhandle. Designed by Paragon Solutions, the new stores are 5,500 square feet—2,000 square feet larger than previous models—and feature a fun-colored foodservice section with fresh-baked goods, frozen yogurt, an expanded roller-grill offering and an enhanced hot-beverage program with many syrups and toppings.

The new template also trumpets an impressive alcohol section with roughly 60 craft and import beers and a full wine selection.

“The stores have a different look, a softer tone and colors, a more upscale look,” said chief retail officer Brett Giesick. In addition to its move in Florida, CEFCO is rebuilding stores in Austin, Shamrock and Vernon, Texas.
Headquarters:Temple, Texas
No. of Stores:228
Average Store Size:2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
Rank Last Year:37
States of Operation: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas
Family Business:Yes