QuikTrip Springs Forth

Rutter's brings fork, fuel to York; Stewart's Shops breaks ground in Lake George

Published in CSP Daily News

DALLAS -- QuikTrip's Dallas-Fort Worth division opened its 63rd store on Tuesday, April 21. The new store is located in Garland, Texas, and is a 5,000-square-foot store with 18-car fuel service. This is QuikTrip's fourth new store to open this month. Two more new stores and a scrape and rebuild are scheduled to open for business today in the retailer's Phoenix, Tulsa and Wichita markets. Currently, there are 14 new stores under construction.

The Phoenix division will open its 68th store. The new store is 5,000 square feet with 20-car fuel service. The Tulsa division will [image-nocss] open its 64th location, in Owasso, Okla. The new store is 4,600 square feet with 16-car service. The Wichita division will re-open a store that isnow 4,600 square feet with 16-car service.

Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip now owns and operates 524 stores in nine states.

Separately, Rutter's Farm Stores has opened its newest convenience store, bringing 40 jobs to Fairview Township, York County, Pa. The new store is located just off Exit 39A of Interstate 83 and just south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The 24-hour store features Rutter's latest foodservice offerings, including custom stir-fry, fajitas and fresh-baked bread. Customers can design their own "oriental bowls" and create custom steak, chicken and veggie fajitas. Fresh-baked sub and cibatta rolls come in seven varieties, available for sandwiches or for individual retail purchase.

A premium-coffee island, touchscreen ordering, seating for 12, "best-in-industry" restrooms and a surcharge-free M&T Bank ATM are among the other store amenities.

The facility has 18 fueling positions (12 for gasoline, six for diesel) and a one-bay automatic car wash.

The store features a national and international award-winning design, including open ceilings, extensive use of floor and wall tiles and bathrooms with floating ceilings, music and other upscale accents. The environmentally friendly design includes a white roof that will keep the building cooler while reducing energy demand. Also outside, Rutter's offers recycling containers that accept plastic, glass and newsprint.

Family-owned and third-generation managed, York, Pa.-based Rutter's operates 56 c-stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania.

Also, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Stewart's Shops recently broke ground on a new "Adirondack"-style c-store and gas station in Lake George, N.Y. The shop is scheduled to open in mid May, the company said.

Installation of the gasoline dispensers will be completed in mid June. The existing Stewart's Shop will stay open throughout the entire build. In addition to groceries and convenience items, the new shop will include six gasoline pumps with pay-at-the-pump service and an ATM.

Click herefor a photo gallery of the construction of the Stewart's location.

Stewart's Shops operates approximately 325 c-stores in eastern New York and western Vermont.

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