Lewis and Raulerson Inc. operates the Friendly Express chain of convenience stores in southeast Georgia. The chain is known for its array of food options, including its proprietary, homemade DeDe’s doughnuts, which are made fresh every day at the majority of locations, and its Express Market Pizza. The chain’s fountain-drink program has 12 to 16 heads, as well as flavor shots, depending on the location.

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

Headquarters:Waycross, Georgia
No. of Stores:36
Rank Last Year:180