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English Español Buc-ee’s is the U.S.’s top rated gas station brand

GasBuddy reveals 2019’s top-rated and top-visited gas station brands.



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Texas-based Buc-ee’s claimed the title of America’s Top-Rated Gas Station Brand, based on performance in the “overall” ratings category. In second place is Tennessee-based Twice Daily, followed in third by Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip. Rounding out the top five are Oklahoma-based QuikTrip and Iowa-based Hy-Vee.

Washington-based Costco captured the most foot traffic per station of any brand in 2019 – more than four times the industry average with a score of 4.24. It was a close call, however,  as Kentucky-based Thorntons followed with a score of 3.87 and Buc-ee’s with a score of 3.77.

No longer a last-resort for roller dogs and snacks, today's top gas stations are more likely to offer gourmet coffee or fresh salads. The $654 billion fuel and convenience retailing industry has transformed into a 'one stop shop' for fuel, snacks, and meals.

GasBuddy, the travel and navigation app that is used by more North American drivers to save money on gas, has issued its 2019 Top Gas Station Brands in the U.S. report, revealing which gas station convenience store brands offer the best-of-the-best experience based on more than 94 million consumer visits and 8.3 million ratings submitted through the GasBuddy app.

“Americans are passionate about their favorite gas stations,” says Frank Beard, convenience store and retail trends analyst at GasBuddy. “Across the United States, it’s common to have debates about which brands have the best coffee or cleanest restrooms. At GasBuddy, we decided to see who generated the best results throughout 2019. It’s telling that all of the brands which made our list have invested heavily in fresh food, friendly customer service, and state-of-the-art facilities.”

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