Southwest Georgia Oil is a family-owned business that opened its first service station in 1961 and began adding convenience stores in 1970, operating under a variety of formats in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. These include the Inland, S&S Food Stores (acquired in 2015) and Sun Valley Market & Deli banners. Other concepts include SunStop Market, a convenience/grocery store with fuel and deli; SunStop Urban Market, a nonfuel site on the campus of Florida State University; and a SunStop prototype store featuring Planet Smoothie and one of the first Moe's drive-thru locations.
Most of the stores are in rural locations and are known as destination stops for local customers.
All stores feature limited-service or self-serve foodservice, many under the Eat's Southern Cookin' brand, including chicken and sandwiches prepared on-site. "The Maverick" sandwich features barbecue, macaroni and cheese, onion rings and pickles.
The retailer's Inland SunnySaver Preferred Payment Card and SunStop mobile app offer customers instant price savings on fuel. Many locations offer diesel for automobiles, and some offer diesel for semitrailers.
In addition to the c-store locations, Southwest Georgia Oil also delivers fuel to stations in Georgia and Florida through its wholesale petroleum division, Total Petroleum LLC. It also has a propane division and its own transport division.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2019.
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