|Headquarters:||Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|No. of Stores:||34|
|Rank Last Year:||185|
Family-owned Lassus Bros. owns and operates BP-branded Handy Dandy convenience stores in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Stores are billed as “your hometown convenience store,” taking pride in offering everyday value pricing as management strives to carry items that appeal to everyone.
Lassus gets high marks for its Higher Grounds premium coffee that’s made to order, while Elmo’s is the proprietary foodservice brand offering pizza, toasted subs, wraps, salads, sausage rolls and breakfast sandwiches. All items are available for carryout and as eat-in options at some locations.
The Lassus Instant Gas Discount card enables users to receive an immediate discount on each gallon of fuel by paying for their purchase with a checking account withdrawal. Lassus Handy Dandy also shares profits within its communities, while Lassus Bros. Oil Foundation supports dozens of worthy national and regional causes.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.