Last summer, QuikTrip continued its expansion into Texas. In October, the convenience-store chain opened its first store in San Antonio, after buying 18 lots in the area totaling at least $10 million. Between San Antonio and Austin, Texas, the chain plans to open about 100 stores.

In some of the chain’s current locations, QuikTrip has boosted security. In Wichita, Kan., and Tulsa, Okla., where the brand is based, the company responded to surges in property crime with armed, on-staff security professionals.

The corporation has also innovated its foodservice program with new offerings and ordering options. In February, QT began partnering with Uber Eats at four Tulsa locations. The retailer is also testing made-to-order sandwich counters at units in Oklahoma and Kansas. On the dispensed-beverage front, QuikTrip added cold-brew coffee to all its locations.

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

Headquarters:Tulsa, Oklahoma
No. of Stores:787
Rank Last Year:12