|Headquarters:||Whitehouse Station, N.J.|
|No. of Stores:||153|
|Rank Last Year:||47|
Privately held QuickChek operates c-stores in New Jersey and New York, approximately 70 with fuel and many with pharmacies.
The chain’s menu includes made-to-order breakfast items, fresh oven-toasted QuickChek subs, sandwiches, wraps and salads, and personalized hot and cold beverages.
The stores feature touchscreen technology that enables customers to create subs, sandwiches, wraps and salads and personalized hot and cold beverages.
In addition to a coffee wall, QuickChek’s in-store Q Cafes feature baristas who make more than 60 varieties of handcrafted hot and iced cold drinks, including blended-to-order fruit smoothies and espressos brewed with the chain’s own Dark Roast espresso beans.
The stores also offer a variety of grocery and market items, including fresh baked goods from an in-store bakery. Amenities include no-fee ATMs and indoor and outdoor seating.
QuickChek has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for several years. The company’s starting pay has been above the New Jersey and New York state minimums for the past nine years. It offers full-time employees benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, a 401(k) savings plan, fitness center reimbursement and pet insurance.
QuickChek is also the title sponsor of the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in association with PNC Bank.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.
Photo courtesy of Russ Mensch/Mensch & Company Inc.