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About Kwik Trip, Inc.

Midwesterners who need to make a quick trip to get gas or groceries, cigarettes or donuts, race on over to Kwik Trip stores. Kwik Trip owns and operates more than 600 Kwik Trip and Kwik Star convenience stores in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Kwik Trip owns in-house dairy and bakery operations and makes many of its products in-house; popular products include Glazers donuts and Karuba Coffee. All Kwik Trip stores built since 1990 are owned by Convenience Store Investments, a separate firm, which leases the land and stores to Kwik Trip. Kwik Trip, which opened its first store in 1965 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is owned by the family of CEO Don Zietlow.

Strategy

Kwik Trip's main route to growth is opening new stores. It's currently adding store at a rate of roughly 40 each year.

The company is always looking at ways to improve its food and drink offering. Initiatives have included a new line of take-home meals, produced each day in house, and a tie-up with delivery service EatStreet that allows customers near select locations to order up to 400 items. 

Company Background

The John Hansen family founded Kwik Trip in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1965. In 2000, the Hansens sold their interest in Kwik Trip to the Zietlow family for $120 million. The two families had jointly owned Kwik Trip since 1972.

Kwik Trip, Inc.

1626 OAK ST
La Crosse, WI 54603-2308
Phone: 1 (608) 781-8988

Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chief Financial Officer: Scott Teigen
President and CEO: Donald P. Zietlow
VP and Director Petroleum Operations: Steve Zietlow
Employees (This Location): 1,000
Employees (All Locations): 10,500

Major Office Locations

La Crosse, WI

Other Locations

Warner Robins, GA
Ames, IA
Bettendorf, IA
Brooklyn, IA
Calmar, IA
Camanche, IA
Cedar Falls, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Charles City, IA
Clear Lake, IA
Clinton, IA
Cresco, IA
Davenport, IA
Decorah, IA
Denver, IA
Des Moines, IA
De Witt, IA
Dike, IA
Dubuque, IA
Dumont, IA
Dunkerton, IA
Guttenberg, IA
Hampton, IA
Independence, IA
Iowa City, IA
Jesup, IA
Lansing, IA
Manchester, IA
Maquoketa, IA
Marshalltown, IA
Mason City, IA
Mc Gregor, IA
Monona, IA
Nashua, IA
New Hampton, IA
Oelwein, IA
Osage, IA
Parkersburg, IA
Readlyn, IA
Shell Rock, IA
Toledo, IA
Waterloo, IA
Waukon, IA
Waverly, IA
West Des Moines, IA
Albert Lea, MN
Andover, MN
Anoka, MN
Austin, MN
Belle Plaine, MN
Big Lake, MN
Blaine, MN
Blue Earth, MN
Brooklyn Park, MN
Buffalo, MN
Burnsville, MN
Byron, MN
Caledonia, MN
Chanhassen, MN
Chaska, MN
Chatfield, MN
Chisago City, MN
Clearwater, MN
Cloquet, MN
Dakota, MN
Dodge Center, MN
Duluth, MN
Eagan, MN
Eyota, MN
Fairmont, MN
Faribault, MN
Farmington, MN
Forest Lake, MN
Harmony, MN
Hastings, MN
Hermantown, MN
Hugo, MN
Hutchinson, MN
Kasson, MN
Kellogg, MN
La Crescent, MN
Lake City, MN
Lakeville, MN
Lewiston, MN
Mankato, MN
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota City, MN
Monticello, MN
New Ulm, MN
Northfield, MN
North Mankato, MN
Norwood, MN
Oakdale, MN
Owatonna, MN
Pine Island, MN
Prior Lake, MN
Red Wing, MN
Rochester, MN
Rosemount, MN
Rushford, MN
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Saint Charles, MN
Saint Cloud, MN
Saint Joseph, MN
Saint Michael, MN
Saint Paul, MN
Sauk Rapids, MN
Savage, MN
Shakopee, MN
Spring Grove, MN
Spring Valley, MN
Stewartville, MN
Stillwater, MN
Two Harbors, MN
Vadnais Heights, MN
Wabasha, MN
Waconia, MN
Waite Park, MN
Waseca, MN
Winona, MN
Zumbrota, MN
Fairborn, OH
Adams, WI
Albert Lea, WI
Alma, WI
Altoona, WI
Antigo, WI
Appleton, WI
Arcadia, WI
Ashland, WI
Baldwin, WI
Baraboo, WI
Barron, WI
Beaver Dam, WI
Berlin, WI
Black River Falls, WI
Blair, WI
Bloomer, WI
Bonduel, WI
Boscobel, WI
Brillion, WI
Burlington, WI
Butler, WI
Chetek, WI
Chilton, WI
Chippewa Falls, WI
Clintonville, WI
Colby, WI
Columbus, WI
Coon Valley, WI
Cottage Grove, WI
Cross Plains, WI
Cuba City, WI
Cumberland, WI
Deforest, WI
Delafield, WI
De Pere, WI
Dodgeville, WI
Eau Claire, WI
Edgerton, WI
Elkhorn, WI
Elroy, WI
Fennimore, WI
Fond Du Lac, WI
Fort Atkinson, WI
Fountain City, WI
Fox Lake, WI
Germantown, WI
Green Bay, WI
Greenwood, WI
Hartford, WI
Hayward, WI
Hillsboro, WI
Holmen, WI
Horicon, WI
Hortonville, WI
Hudson, WI
Janesville, WI
Jefferson, WI
Johnson Creek, WI
Juneau, WI
Kaukauna, WI
Kenosha, WI
Kiel, WI
Kimberly, WI
La Crosse, WI
Ladysmith, WI
Lake Mills, WI
Lancaster, WI
Larsen, WI
Lodi, WI
Madison, WI
Manitowoc, WI
Marinette, WI
Marshall, WI
Marshfield, WI
Mauston, WI
Mayville, WI
Mc Farland, WI
Medford, WI
Menasha, WI
Menomonee Falls, WI
Menomonie, WI
Mequon, WI
Merrill, WI
Middleton, WI
Milton, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Mineral Point, WI
Montello, WI
Mosinee, WI
Mount Horeb, WI
Mount Pleasant, WI
Muskego, WI
Necedah, WI
Neenah, WI
Neillsville, WI
New Berlin, WI
New Holstein, WI
New London, WI
New Richmond, WI
Oak Creek, WI
Oconomowoc, WI
Omro, WI
Onalaska, WI
Oregon, WI
Oshkosh, WI
Osseo, WI
Pardeeville, WI
Platteville, WI
Pleasant Prairie, WI
Plover, WI
Plymouth, WI
Portage, WI
Prairie Du Chien, WI
Princeton, WI
Redgranite, WI
Reedsburg, WI
Rhinelander, WI
Rice Lake, WI
Richland Center, WI
Ripon, WI
River Falls, WI
Sauk City, WI
Schofield, WI
Shawano, WI
Sheboygan, WI
Slinger, WI
Sparta, WI
Spooner, WI
Stevens Point, WI
Stiles, WI
Stoddard, WI
Stoughton, WI
Sun Prairie, WI
Superior, WI
Tomah, WI
Two Rivers, WI
Union Center, WI
Verona, WI
Viroqua, WI
Wales, WI
Waterloo, WI
Watertown, WI
Waukesha, WI
Waunakee, WI
Waupaca, WI
Waupun, WI
Wausau, WI
Wautoma, WI
West Bend, WI
West Salem, WI
Whitehall, WI
Wilson, WI
Windsor, WI
Winneconne, WI
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Wisconsin Rapids, WI