Headquarters:Louisville, Ky.
No. of Stores:191
Rank:38
Rank Last Year:42
Website:http://www.thorntonsinc.com

Thorntons Inc. operates 191 convenience stores in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. In December, Thorntons was purchased by a joint venture of BP and ArcLight Capital Partners. The deal closed in February. The new owners have said they will retain the Thorntons retail and fuel brands, and that the joint-venture partnership will accelerate Thorntons' growth and expand its footprint.

The chain’s fresh-food options include hot and cold selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thorntons also offers a selection of hot and cold beverages, as well as produce and select grocery items.

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