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QuikTrip Corporation
Type Private
Founded 1958
Headquarters Tulsa, Oklahoma
Key people Chet Cadieux, CEO
Terry Carter, CFO
Industry Retail (convenience stores)
Revenue $5.86 billion (2004)
Employees 7,600

QuikTrip (abbreviated QT) is a chain of convenience stores primarily found in the Midwestern and Southern United States (not to be confused with Kwik Trip convenience stores). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ... A convenience store is a small store or shop, generally accessible or local. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... The U.S. Southern states or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Kwik Trip/Kwik Star is a chain of convenience stores founded in 1965 with locations throughout Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota under the name Kwik Trip, and in northeast Iowa under the name Kwik Star (to avoid confusion with QuikTrip). ...


The first QuikTrip opened in 1958 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the privately held company is still headquartered today.[1] QuikTrip heavily promotes its high-quality gasoline which it backs by a money-back guarantee. In 2004 QuikTrip and Chevron were the first two retailers to earn a "Top Tier" rating from General Motors, BMW, Honda, and Toyota. (The "Top Tier" rating exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency's standards for gasoline additives.)[2] QuikTrip stores are well known for their large selection of fountain drinks, where customers can add cherry or vanilla flavoring to their drinks. They also have a wide range of comparatively good quality coffee and sandwiches. Normally its stores are quite large, offering anywhere from 6 to 24 gas pumps and a large retail space inside. Because all of its stores are owned and operated by the company, the interior has a uniform layout: to the right of the doors are magazines, potato chips, and other packaged snacks and the coolers housing bottled drinks; and to the left is the candy display, fountain drinks (including coffee and frozen drinks), the hot food area (currently comprising hot dogs, taquitos, Eggrolls, Corn dogs, and stuffed breadsticks), the coolers with cold sandwiches inside and the microwaves for those frozen products. Front and center in this layout is the checkstand, which usually has space for two or three employees and three to five POS registers. Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... Gasoline or petrol is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting mostly of hydrocarbons and enhanced with benzene or iso-octane to increase octane ratings, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is one of the worlds largest global energy companies. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... The world-wide recognized term, BMW, abbreviated for Bayerische Motoren Werke or in English Bavarian Motor Works, is an independent German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ... The logo of the Honda automobiles The logo of the Honda motorcycles Honda Motor Co. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ), or Toyota is a Japanese multinational corporation and the worlds largest automaker by sales revenue as of 2007[3] (in front of General Motors). ... EPA redirects here. ... A fountain drink is a soft drink, prepared locally from a supply of flavored sweetened syrup, carbon dioxide, and water, either manually (as American pharmacists of yore did), in a device called a soda fountain, or in a vending machine which is essentially an automated soda fountain that is operated... “Cherry tree” redirects here. ... Vanilla pods Vanilla is a flavouring derived from orchids in the genus Vanilla native to Mexico. ... A cup of coffee Coffee as a drink, usually served hot, is prepared from the roasted seeds (beans) of the coffee plant. ... An Italian sandwich. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Saratoga chips Potato chips (British English or Hiberno-English: crisps) are slim slices of potatoes deep fried or baked until crisp. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Microwave oven and Microwave heating. ... POS must not be confused with EFT/POS and POS Terminal used in Electronic payment POS or PoS is an acronym for point-of-sale (or point of purchase). ...


However, recently the stores have undergone remodel, removing the old checkstand that once stood to the left and building a new one to the right of the doors. Replacing the space of the old checkstand is a grill bar and chip gondola, and eventually in all markets a new pastry case and a floor cooler, furnished with fresh QuikTrip products daily.


QuikTrip operates 480 stores[3], most of which are concentrated in these 10 United States metropolitan areas: In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ...

In the last two markets, Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlanta, QuikTrip competes head to head with RaceTrac, an Atlanta-based convenience store chain that is very similar to QuikTrip inside and out. Both chains have new, clean facilities with plenty of on-site lighting, a large convenience area that contributes to a large portion of company sales, and generally lower retail fuel prices than other surrounding stations. In many cases, the two competitors are located directly across the street or on opposite street corners from one another. Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Kansas City satellite map The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers (Kaw Point) and straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: Motto: (Latin) Courageously in every enterprise Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Michael Fahey (D) Area  - City  118. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: Hartford of the West, City of Skywalks, Raccoon City, DSM Location in the State of Iowa, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Polk County Incorporated September 22, 1851 Government  - Mayor Frank Cownie Area  - City  77. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. ... RaceTrac Petroleum provides high quality products at the lowest possible prices in a convenient, friendly retail environment. ...

Exterior of a QuikTrip store in Des Moines, Iowa
Exterior of a QuikTrip store in Des Moines, Iowa

QuikTrip has a business practice of replacing older, less profitable stores with newer ones. Sometimes other convenience store chains, such as Kum & Go, move into abandoned QuikTrip stores. The exterior of a QuikTrip convenience store in Des Moines, Iowa, photographed by User:Iowahwyman in November 2004. ... The exterior of a QuikTrip convenience store in Des Moines, Iowa, photographed by User:Iowahwyman in November 2004. ... Nickname: Hartford of the West, City of Skywalks, Raccoon City, DSM Location in the State of Iowa, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Polk County Incorporated September 22, 1851 Government  - Mayor Frank Cownie Area  - City  77. ... Kum & Go is a convenience store chain primarily located in the Midwestern United States. ...


In recent years, QuikTrip has been consistently listed among Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. The January 2006 version of the rankings placed QT at #21, ninth among companies classified as "mid-size."[4] QuikTrip often uses this fact in recruiting new employees. QuikTrip also ranked 32nd on Forbes magazine's list of largest private companies in 2005. [5]. Fortune magazine is Americas second longest-running business magazine after Forbes magazine. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Its stores are more popular in its Midwestern stronghold than competitors (such as 7-Eleven) because it offers lower prices than its rivals. For example, a Slurpee at 7-Eleven costs $1.19 for a 22-ounce cup, whereas a Freezoni (QuikTrip's similar product) costs 99 cents. QT has become famous for a promotion where it sells a quart of soda for 79 cents during the summer months. 7-Eleven is an international franchisor, licensor, and operator of a chain of convenience stores in eighteen countries including: Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico in the Americas; Norway, Sweden and Denmark in Europe; mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan in East Asia; Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia... In 1967, 7-Eleven licensed the frozen carbonated beverage from the ICEE Company, and began selling the product as the Slurpee. ... A quart is a unit of measurement for volume. ...


QuikTrip had its own branded goods marketed from the 1970s-1980s, including QT Beer — QT for "Quittin' Time." The ad campaign would say that it was "QT Time," and would often show a dog named Lamar. The dog's owner was portrayed in television commercials by actor Ben Jones, who often asked the dog, "Ain't that right, Lamar?" Ben Jones as Cooter in the Dukes of Hazard Ben Jones (born August 30, 1941) is an American actor and politician. ...


References

  1. ^ Brian Barber. "A More Congenial Spot: Camelot site may be QuikTrip milestone", Tulsa World, 6/19/2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-02. 
  2. ^ OuikTrip Gasoline
  3. ^ OuikTrip Locations
  4. ^ Fortune magazine profile
  5. ^ Forbes Ranks QT 32nd largest private company.

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  Results from FactBites:
 
ADF: ADF to defend terminated QuikTrip employee who refused to be fingerprinted - Alliance Defense Fund - Defending ... (423 words)
Rather, QuikTrip terminated Attaway’s employment on February 22, 2005, for refusing to comply with the fingerprinting.
But QuikTrip Vice President for Human Resources Kim Owen refused to accommodate his beliefs, saying his sincerely held religious beliefs would not be appropriate because they were his own interpretations of Biblical verses and were not tenets of any organized religion.
According to LaPlante, QuikTrip’s attempt to distinguish between “personal religious beliefs” and the beliefs of an organized church is unsupported by law.
Jack Cashill - National Articles: (897 words)
In this category, QuikTrip is the best there is. I don't how they do it, but at 4 AM, QuikTrip staffers are universally polite and perky in their neat burgundy shirts.
QuikTrip, of course, has no breakfast bar, but it has been in the forefront of the great American coffee-drinking renaissance.
Even the humblest QuikTrip offers at least half a dozen kinds of coffee, including gourmet brands like Colombian Supremo, about five different strains of capuccino, and a few kinds of frozen capuccino to boot.
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