Presenting: The Most Popular C-store Brands in the US

In 2015, more than 154,000 convenience stores throughout the United States booked nearly $550 billion in total sales, according to the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Convenience Stores. Given the multitude of convenience and fuel retailing choices U.S. consumers enjoy, which "c-stores" lead the pack in brand loyalty?

GasBuddy.com, which tracks retail fuel prices, has unveiled its first-ever rankings of the top c-store brands throughout the U.S. A GasBuddy spokeswoman told Rigzone the company, which recently introduced a rating and reviews feature on its free mobile application, based its findings on more than 7 million customer-generated user ratings of c-store retail experience from March 1, 2016, through Feb. 28, 2017.

Ratings focused on four main categories – Cleanest Restrooms, Best Coffee, Best Customer Service and Overall Experience – and compared 131 different c-store brands with at least 30 locations, the company noted. The top five winners in each of the four categories include:

CLEANEST RESTROOMS

  1. KwikTrip
  2. QuikTrip
  3. Hy-Vee
  4. AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service
  5. Sheetz

BEST COFFEE

  1. Wawa
  2. KwikTrip
  3. QuikTrip
  4. Hy-Vee
  5. Sheetz

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

  1. KwikTrip
  2. QuikTrip
  3. Hy-Vee
  4. Wawa
  5. NOCO Express

BEST OVERALL

  1. KwikTrip
  2. QuikTrip
  3. Wawa
  4. Fred Meyer
  5. Hy-Vee

GasBuddy has also released a map highlighting its users' choices for the top c-store brand in each state.



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