In 1959, W.A. "Bill" Krause and T.S. Gentle formed a partnership and created the beginnings of the now large convenience-store chain Kum & Go. The two, a father-in-law and son-in-law, created Hampton Oil Co. in Hampton, Iowa, which soon became the Krause Gentle Corp., and later Kum & Go LC.

In May 2018, Tanner Krause succeeded his father, Kyle Krause, as president of Kum & Go LC. Kyle transitioned to chairman and CEO. Three months later, CSP honored Kyle as its 2018 Retail Leader of the Year during a formal dinner in Las Vegas.

In November 2019, the company announced it would expand its site count in the Denver market by 13 stores within a year.

Kum & Go has long been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10% of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations, the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect.

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

Headquarters:Des Moines, Iowa
No. of Stores:398
Rank Last Year:18