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Best convenience store

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MisterCreosote, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Beer and liquor isn't a consideration in this state. I do notice when we leave that the selection is usually fairly good at convenience stores.
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Any decent chain would be an improvement here, where RaceTrac might be the best of a sad lot. Kangaroo is hit or miss, and everything else seems to have a half inch of dust on it.

    Loves has been building a ton of truckstops in our state. Decently nice, but pricey.
  3. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    Without reading the whole thread, I will say that the best convenience store is the one that actually keeps their coolers cold. Really, really cold.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    What kind of store is this??
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  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Is that from Clerks?
  6. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Winner, hands down. Greatest, cleanest bathrooms in the country. Not cheap, but a generally huge selection of items.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Sheetz is pretty good, but last time I went to one (September), the food had fallen off.

    QuikTrip is the shit when it comes to drinks. Never had hot food there. Usually, because it's so close to other places that have better food. Pretty sure QT has honed in only on large cities in the lower Midwest/Great Plains, so you rarely see them out in the boons. (There's one east of K.C. on I-70 I've gone to, but most are inside metro areas.)
  8. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Cefco is quickly becoming my store of choice. It's Texas-based, but expanding quickly it seems. Usually clean and quick, plus one of the few places that still lets you pump gas then pay if you don't want to pay at the pump.
    When I go a bit West and North Texas bound, I'll go to Allsups. Most that I've found look old and some even give off a dirty feel, but as far as convenience store food (read mostly fried, artery clogging, heart attack inducing crap) goes, it's hard to beat.
    QuikTrip drink selection is superb.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    It was a happy, happy day for me when the Sheetz store came to Warrenton, Va., in 1995 or so. MTO, baby!

    The convenience stories I see in my travels through Mississippi-Alabama-Tennessee are all pretty lame. Not even sure if there's a 7-Eleven in my Tennessee hometown any more.
  10. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    QuikTrip used to be in smaller towns in the midwest. They were in Joplin until about 10 years ago. Now most of those locations are Kum & Go.

    Kwik Shop is Kroger's chain in Kansas and some parts of Nebraska. They're the QuikTrip of small towns. But in this part of Kansas, you end up hoping there's a Casey's around because the others are mostly dumps. The next-biggest chain in this part of the state is Pumpin' Pete's and they run the gambit from new, shiny high-end stores to total crap.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    What smells like shoe polish?
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  12. Screw Pa. and its arcane beer and liquor laws.
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