Irish convenience-store retailer Applegreen, the holding company of Petrogas Group U.S. Inc., Plainview, N.Y., made its U.S. debut in 2014 after opening its first sites in New York state. It made its Top 202 debut in 2019, after a series of acquisitions grew its store count. The U.S. business is run by Elizabeth Pierce, president of Applegreen USA Operations, and includes sites in the North, Midwest and Southeast under the Shell, Exxon, Mobil, Sunoco, BP, Chevron, Holiday, Freedom and Speedway fuel brands.
Food partnerships include Burger King, McDonalds, Subway, 7-Eleven, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Pizza Hut and Mama DeLuca's Pizza. The chain also offers proprietary foodservice.
In late 2019, Applegreen acquired a 40% stake in CT Service Plazas, consisting of 23 on-highway facilities in Connecticut, for approximately $37.6 million, with an option to increase its interest to 60% in five years.
In early 2020, it filed an agreement to be taken private by Causeway Consortium Ltd., made up of its founders and Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, in a deal that values the retailer at approximately $877.7 million.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2021.
|No. of Stores:||197|
|Rank Last Year:||43|