QuikTrip’s newest location just north of 1-70 on Buckner Tarsney Road plans to open May 21st. The store will be just under 5,000 square feet with 16 fuel pumps. The indoor convenience area will include the company’s popular QT Kitchen, preparing pizza, subs, flatbreads, pretzels, breakfast burritos, and other favorites of QuikTrip customers.
In addition to QT Kitchen items, the convenience area will feature fountain drinks, iced teas, and a variety of self service coffee options.
Mike Thornbrugh, spokesperson for QuikTrip, said that with all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions as it relates to food and beverage service and capacity limits in stores, the company does not currently have any grand opening events scheduled.
The impact of COVID-19 precautions on the store’s popular roller grill and other self-service items is not yet known, but Thornbrugh said these items will remain mainstays.
The announcement of QuikTrip’s arrival in Grain Valley was met with much excitement from QuikTrip loyalists, and Thornbrugh said he knows what differentiates their company from others.
“It’s our people. I mean that sincerely. They are the best in the business. Our guys and gals in red shirts are bright, articulate, and in perpetual motion. They make sure everything is constantly stocked and the facility is clean,” Thornbrugh said.
Thornbrugh said the company is excited to expand into Grain Valley, and their expansion shows they are a company that continues to grow.
“We are constantly figuring out ways to improve our business. We never sit still, and you see the results of that in our stores.”
The QuikTrip Corporation, more commonly known as QuikTrip (QT), is a chain of convenience stores based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, primarily operating in the Midwest, Southeast, and Southern states. QuikTrip was ranked 33rd on Forbes Magazine’s list of largest private companies in 2016.