With almost 2,200 c-stores in the Midwest, Casey's General Stores is a well-established chain of c-stores built on the premise that small towns are a good place to do business. This vision has led Casey's to be a hub in many of the towns where it operates, acting as c-store, restaurant and community gathering place of choice. Casey's offers a wide range of prepared foods and beverages in addition to the traditional selection of snacks, grocery items, retail goods and gasoline.

The hallmark of its in-store offerings is its expansive pizza program, which has evolved over the years to include delivery and online ordering. It is the fifth-largest seller of pizza in the United States.

Last year, Casey's revamped its website and mobile app to allow for a more seamless ordering process. Most recently, Casey's rolled out its new loyalty program, Casey's Rewards, which allows customers to earn points and redeem them for fuel discounts or a donation to a local school of their choice.

Casey's generally grows through new construction and small acquisitions. Over the past three years, Casey's has acquired 67 stores and built 189. For its 2020 fiscal year, which ends in April, Casey's forecasted it would build at least 60 sites and acquire 25.

Casey's will get an additional boost to its new-store efforts in the near future when it opens a third distribution center in Joplin, Mo., in the southern portion of the company's operating territory. The new facility will initially serve 400-600 of the company's more than 2,100 stores.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2019.

Headquarters:Ankeny, Iowa
No. of Stores:2181
Rank Last Year:4