Tri Star Energy LLC grew by 13 units in 2021 with its acquisition of the Southern Traders conveniences stores and the Shell-branded fuel distribution business of Herndon Oil Co. in September 2021. The growth moves Tri Star Energy up three spots on this year’s Top 202. It was No. 51 last year.

Tri Star Energy owns and operates Twice Daily stores, White Bison coffee shops and a wholesale fuel division throughout Middle Tennessee. The Nashville, Tenn.-based company is consistently ranked among the best companies to work for in Nashville and supports many charitable causes and local culture.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2022.

Headquarters:Nashville, Tennessee
No. of Stores:158
Rank Last Year:51