QuikTrip Chairman and CEO Chet Cadieux was named CSP's Retail Leader of the Year in 2019, exactly 12 years after his father received the same honor. Chet has built his reputation on a people-first strategy that has made QT a desirable place to work and an admired part of the c-store industry.

QuikTrip grows almost entirely through new store construction. It added 33 new sites in calendar year 2019 to maintain its spot as the 11th largest c-store chain in the United States, with stores across 11 states.

In fiscal year 2020, which ends in April, QuikTrip will have opened 30 new-to-industry stores, including expanding into two new markets—San Antonio and Austin, Texas—and eyeing another major market: Denver.

QuikTrip is growing with its Gen3S store, a design slightly smaller than the previous more than 5,000-square-foot Generation 3 model.

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

Headquarters:Tulsa, Oklahoma
No. of Stores:820
Rank Last Year:11