Capitalizing on its credo of "fast, friendly and fully stocked," Pete's Corp. was founded in 1977 by the Peters family, starting modestly as a two-bay gasoline station. The privately held company currently owns 45 convenience stores in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, and takes pride in its clean stores that are all embossed with a fresh, modern look. The chain, which shuttered two older stores in 2018, partners with Phillips 66 for fuel, and also likes to tout its Kickback Rewards program. A mobile app offers coupons and promotions, allowing members to earn free items. Core branded food offerings include Broaster Chicken, Pete's, Simple Simon's Pizza and Hunt Brothers Pizza.

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

No. of Stores:45
Rank Last Year:146