The Carioca Co. manages restaurants and gas stations throughout Arizona and Nevada and has more than 1,000 employees. Most of its gas stations are branded Shell, with a few unbranded locations. Stores are geared to meet the typical c-store customer’s needs, with fuel, grab-and-go snacks and beverages from the fountain or cooler. Stores focus mostly on single-size servings of snacks and candy but also carry a limited number of grocery and health and beauty care items. Foodservice options are limited to self-serve and quick-service restaurants, such as Subway and Little Caesar’s. Locations offer large, brightly lit canopies with up to 18 pumps. Some stores are open 24 hours, and a few have a conveyor car wash. Carioca Co. has been in business since 1972.

Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2018.

Headquarters:Phoenix, Arizona
No. of Stores:40
Rank Last Year:164