Growing up, I never once walked into a convenience store. Like bottled water, Greek yogurt and disposable diapers -- they didn't even exist. But now they are such a big PART OF MY DAILY LIFE....I take them for granted..
Of course -- they ALL DO THIS....
Here in Iowa -- we have a small chain of regional convenience stores -- Casey's.
|I can't even remember what used to be in this spot in Princeton, Iowa|
|Their fresh baked pizza is WONDERFUL...and so are the donuts. Trust me -- I am an expert...|
On my recent road trip to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Deanna told me Kwik Star is HER convenience store of choice. She can always count on them to have clean bathrooms, fresh coffee....
Here in the Midwest -- in many towns -- Casey's is in a battle with Kwik Star.
|So, what makes Deanna's Kwik Star different from my Casey's?|
|Here's the Kwik-Star hook. 38 cent Bananas!! Genius.... Also -- butter is $1.99/lb...|
|My friend Eileen Roche was raised on the Jersey Shore and she LOVES the Wawa chain! Long before Starbucks, they were known for their wonderful coffee. And I think their slurpies??|
|During our recent trip to Pennsylvania -- SHEETZ convenience stores have sprung up on every busy corner.|
|One of the unique features of the Sheetz chain is their walk-in cooler "Soda Cave".|
|They also have an app -- so you can find the closest store, and order your food before you even hit the exit ramp...|
|LARGE, spacious, spotlessly clean bathrooms!!|
I am delighted that Casey's brings pizza by the slice, fresh donuts and delicious coffee to my little town. And I can still see Eileen's smile when we pulled into that Wawa parking lot.
|THEY EVEN WROTE A BOOK ABOUT THEMSELVES!!|