Thorntons Reopens Redesigned 'One Stop Shop'

Store has greater focus on fresh food, fountain drinks, hot beverages

Published in CSP Daily News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thorntons Inc. has officially announced the grand re-opening of an existing store in Louisville, Ky., today. With the addition of this location, Thorntons will operate 161 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio. As reported in CSP Daily News, the new store features a redesigned look with a greater focus on fresh food, fountain drinks and hot beverages.

This includes Thorntons' innovative roller grill bar design featuring "hot off the grill" items such as hot dogs, corndogs and more. It offers a large variety of hot, [image-nocss] cold and frozen beverages that are made with 100% filtered watered and are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. It also offers frozen Icee flavors, smoothies and freshest coffee.

Customers can look forward to a clean and friendly environment with high-quality foods, such as fresh sandwiches, salads, fruit and more.

The store also has top-quality products at grocery-store sizes, competitive prices, as well as, 100% Guaranteed fuel.

Many promotions will take place in the first 30 days following the grand re-opening celebration, the company said.

Customers can expect free 32-oz. fountain drinks, free 20-oz. coffee, as well as many "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" specials. Beginning on Saturday, September 4, there will be several doorbuster giveaways, including free RedBox DVD rental coupons, free two-liter soda, Thorntons coffee mugs and more.

This new store also is the 10th Thorntons in the Louisville area to offer environmentally friendly E-85 Flex Fuel. Thorntons has 20 locations throughout the company with E-85 Flex Fuel and plans to expand this product to additional stores in the future.

"We are thrilled about the grand re-openings of our Louisville store," said Matt Thornton, CEO of Thorntons. "Our goal is to provide our customers with a unique shopping experience. From our world class Coffee, to our high quality fresh food and value priced snack, beverage and grocery products, we hope to delight our customers with an enjoyable one-stop shopping experience."

Thorntons Inc. is a leading independent gasoline/convenience chain retailer, marketing throughout the Midwest under the brand name of Thorntons. The Louisville-based company operates 161 gasoline/convenience stores, one travel plaza and eight car washes. It also distributes petroleum products through the wholly owned Thornton Transportation Co. and operates a river bulk storage terminal in Louisville.