Headquarters:Sandersville, Ga.
No. of Stores:48
Rank:135
Website:http://www.jetfoodstores.com

Jet Food Stores are known for Southern-style customer service, a wide array of fresh food items and market-leading prices on cigarettes. The company operates 48 stores in rural towns south of Atlanta and distributes fuel to another 50 sites. It employs about 600 people.

More than 30 locations have delis, full breakfast, lunch and coffee. On average, fuel stores have four MPDs that pump about 60,000 gallons per month. Its fuel brands include BP, Shell, Chevron and Valero. Jet Food Stores stand out by offering convenient locations, friendly, well-trained staff and clean store conditions. The company has been privately owned since its founding in 1973.

Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.

Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera.