(Des Moines, IA) – February 28, 2018 – Yesway, the fast growing and innovative convenience store chain, today announced the further expansion of the company with the acquisition of five Rip Griffin Travel Center convenience stores, located at 202 Tahoka Road, Brownfield, Texas; 708 Frontage Road, Idalou, Texas; 4704 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas; 4609 Avenue A, Lubbock, Texas; and Dowden Road & Hwy 82, Wolfforth, Texas; and the State Line Convenience store located at 1117 State Line Road in Joplin, Missouri.
These new Yesway stores will further enhance the company’s presence in the Texas and Missouri markets, and are the latest to be added to the company’s existing portfolio of 80 locations currently operating in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company has a robust acquisition pipeline, with plans to acquire, improve and rebrand an additional 120 to 130 stores per year over the next several years in order to reach its goal of building a 500-location strong chain of Yesway convenience stores in selected regions of the United States.
Brian Trout, Yesway’s Senior Vice President of Operations said, “With Yesway, our customers will enjoy great customer service at stores that are true to our brand promise – they’ll be efficient, inviting and friendly. Our aim is to make life easier and each day a bit more pleasant for all of our customers and we are eager to continue to serve, get to know and be part of their communities.”
“We are very proud of our progress and continued expansion, which we expect will continue at an accelerated pace over the next few months,” said Thomas Nicholas Trkla, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yesway.” As we continue to grow our portfolio, our exceptional management team is focused on delivering terrific customer service to everyone who visits any our stores. That is our promise to all of our customers.”
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About Yesway – BW Gas & Convenience, d/b/a Yesway, is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and was named a “2017 Chain to Watch” by Convenience Store Decisions. Yesway plans to acquire, improve and rebrand 500 convenience stores in selected regions of the United States over the next several years. For more information on Yesway, please visit the company’s website at www.yesway.com.