United Dairy Farmers aims to combine the nostalgia of an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor with the modern amenities of today’s convenience store. The regional chain specializes in its own ice cream and dairy products, which have been popular in the Cincinnati area for more than 70 years.

United Dairy Farmers is much more than its name may imply: The chain offers a wide assortment of foods, beverages, pantry staples, convenience items and just about everything else a contemporary c-store and gas station would feature. United Dairy Farmers Inc., a private company, owns and operates the chain.

United Dairy Farmers remodeled many of its stores in 2018, including a Columbus, Ohio, location that features a Barista Bar serving cold-brew and nitro coffees and is open 24/7.

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

Headquarters:Cincinnati, Ohio
No. of Stores:173
Rank Last Year:45