Carlton C. Durling founded QuickChek in 1967 as an extension of his established dairy business, Durling Farms.

The chain’s convenience stores are large by industry standards, at more than 6,000 square feet. They include staples, as well as an extensive selection of sandwiches and flavored coffees. The company prides itself on its coffee, brewed around the clock. All stores sell Reserve Blend from S&D Coffee, using vacuum-insulated pots. The chain also takes pride in its gasoline, offering high-quality fuel at competitive prices.

QuickChek is famous for firsts and was an innovator in no-fee ATM services, fresh food choices, the freshness guarantee for coffee, oven-toasted subs, signature sandwiches, salads and wraps.

It uses extensive training in motivational programs, sales and marketing initiatives and customer service. QuickChek takes TCD (Total Customer Dedication) very seriously. The company focuses on quality products, fresh-baked bread in each store, coffee departments that are constantly monitored for freshness and a full-service deli/sub/sandwich shop.

In July 2015, QuickChek expanded its Q Cafe coffee program, which includes almost 40 varieties of handcrafted drinks, such as cappuccinos, smoothies and frozen chocolate treats. In October 2015, it introduced a new line of walking tacos and mac-and-cheese bowls. QuickChek entered New York in 2008, and it has continually added stores. Three new stores opened in New Jersey in fall 2015. The chain is also constantly remodeling its facilities to keep the stores fresh and up-to-date. Many stores are open 24 hours a day for customer convenience.

Headquarters:Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
No. of Stores:143
Average Store Size:4,000+ sq. ft.
Rank Last Year:61
States of Operation: New Jersey, New York
Family Business:Yes