Midland, Texas-based Kent Oil operates convenience stores and travel stops under the Kent Kwik brand as part of The Kent Cos., which also oversees the management of a chain of Avis lubrication centers, tire company, motor-sports team and other ventures. Most of the chain's locations are in Texas, with some in Oklahoma and New Mexico. The majority of Kent Kwik store footprints are in the 800 to 1,200 square foot range, but despite the smaller size, average store sales are often on equal footing with the volume of larger competitors. The company makes it a mission to not only procure an array of new items, but to integrate them into stores quickly. In March 2019, it opened its latest Kent Kwik Travel Center and Rustic Cafe in Haskell, Texas, a facility that offers a 14-pump gas island, 7-pump diesel island, wide variety of food and beverage options, game room, truckers lounge with TVs, showers and laundry, and full-service Rustic Cafe. Both the Kent Kwik side of business and Rustic Cafe offer 24-hour availability.
The company is an advocate of community involvement, and its most sustained relationships are with Boy Scouts of America and Easter Seals. It has contributed to United Way, MARC, Commemorative Air Force, Volunteer Fire Fighters, Rays of Hope, MDA and other various charities.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2019.
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