From Our Family to Yours

We treat every customer just like our first.
From the start, we’ve focused on doing right by our customers and our community. We’ve stocked the freshest foods and kept prices low by making things ourselves and keeping a close eye on costs. Then we’ve passed the savings on to you.

Every day of the year, over 12,000 associates in the Kwik Trip™ family work together to make and deliver the freshest food, produce and fuel safely to our stores. We inspect, test and sample every delivery to be sure it’s only the best. We operate our own bakery, dairy and kitchens to make sure everything we sell is as big on fresh as it is low on price. We work around the clock to make sure every time you walk in our doors you get the most your hard-earned money can buy.
  • First
  • 1965

    First Store Opened

    First Store Opened

    The first Kwik Trip store opened in Eau Claire, WI.

  • 1970

    Gasoline Sales

    Gasoline Sales

    Kwik Trip introduced gasoline sales at the Eau Claire, WI  store.

  • 1971

    First La Crosse, WI Store

    First La Crosse, WI Store

    First La Crosse, WI
    store opened.

    Company grew to 5 stores.

  • 1972

    Ownership Positions

    Ownership Positions

    John Hansen and Don Zietlow established ownership positions.

  • 1973

    Corporate Offices

    Corporate Offices

    Corporate Offices opened in
    La Crosse, WI

    Warehouse delivery began.

  • 1981

    Dairy Plant Opened

    Dairy Plant Opened

    Dairy plant opened in Caledonia, MN at
    Schiltz Farms.

    Soda bottling plant began production.

  • 1983

    50 Stores and Growing

    50 Stores and Growing

    Chain grew to  50 stores.

    Corporate offices expanded for the third time.

    Distribution Center expanded for the second time.

  • 1985

    First Travel Center

    First Travel Center

    The first Travel Center opened in Tomah, WI with a Hearty Platter Restaurant.

    The Bakery was established.

  • 1985

    Wolter Mini Mart

    Wolter Mini Mart

    Kwik Trip purchased 17 Wolter Mini Marts in Iowa.

  • 1986

    100 Stores and Growing

    100 Stores and Growing

    Chain grew to 100 stores.

    Addition added on to the Dairy cooler and freezer.

  • 1987

    Distribution Center Addition

    Distribution Center Addition

    80,000 sq. ft. addition to the Distribution Center.

    New milk cooler added in the Dairy.

  • 1988

    Kickapoo Store Purchase

    Kickapoo Store Purchase

    Kwik Trip purchased 54 Kickapoo stores.

    Photo Lab opened.

  • 1989

    Partnership

    Partnership

    John Hansen and Don Zietlow become dual owners of
    Kwik Trip.

    40% Profit Sharing began.

  • 1993

    Kwik Star

    Kwik Star

    Kwik Trip became Kwik Star in Iowa.

  • 1994

    Kwik Card

    Kwik Card

    The "Kwik Card" was introduced.

    Communication Center was established at the Support Center in La Crosse, WI. 

  • 1995

    Truck Shop

    Truck Shop

    The new Truck Shop was built.

    A new 120,000 sq. ft. warehouse was constructed.

  • 1997

    First Car Wash

    First Car Wash

    First retail Car Wash opened.

    Remodeling of the Dairy, Warehouse, and Commissary was started.

  • 1997

    250 Stores and Growing

    250 Stores and Growing

    Company grew to
    250 Convenience stores
    and 25 Tobacco Outlet stores.

    4,000 co-workers employed.

  • 1997

    E-85

    E-85

    E-85 introduced at select locations.

  • 2000

    Sole Ownership

    Sole Ownership

    The Zietlow family purchased the Hansen family's interest in Kwik Trip, Inc., HRZ and ZRH.

  • 2001

    Dairy Cooler Addition

    Dairy Cooler Addition

    The Dairy added a 10,000 sq. ft. cooler addition.

    Company reached 300 Convenience stores and 45 Tobacco Outlet Plus stores.

  • 2002

    Auto Stop Stores

    Auto Stop Stores

    Kwik Trip purchased 6
    Auto Stop stores and 2 other existing sites.

    Gift Card Program introduced.

  • 2003

    Hot Food Program

    Hot Food Program

    Hot food program is rolled out to all of the 309 convenience stores.

    6,000 co-workers employed.

  • 2003

    Glazers Donuts

    Glazers Donuts

    Glazers Donuts introduced.

    Banana ripening rooms were built.

  • 2004

    Chain of the Year

    Chain of the Year

    Convenience Store Decisions magazine named Kwik Trip Inc. Convenience Store Chain of the Year!

    The Warehouse and Dairy were expanded.

    Rollout of fresh food program continued.

  • 2005

    Fresh Delivery

    Fresh Delivery

    7-day per week delivery program to all stores started.

  • 2005

    Top Tier Gasoline

    Top Tier Gasoline

    Top Tier Fuel program introduced.

    Nature's Touch waters introduced.

  • 2005

    Fresh Food Program

    Fresh Food Program

    New open-air cases installed for fresh food offerings including salads, produce and sandwiches.

    New expanded cold beverage centers installed.

  • 2007

    No Fee ATM

    No Fee ATM

    No Fee ATM's introduced.

  • 2007

    Kwik Trip Kitchens

    Kwik Trip Kitchens

    Kwik Trip Kitchens opened in the new  65,000 sq. ft. facility.

    Food Research and Development department started.

  • 2008

    Palace Street Foods

    Palace Street Foods

    Palace Street Foods, an outside sales division, was created.

    New ice plant was built and began production.

  • 2008

    New Lobby Store

    New Lobby Store

    The new Lobby store opened at the La Crosse, WI
    Support Center.

    Bottling plant opened.

  • 2008

    LEED Certified

    LEED Certified

    First LEED Certified store opened in Oshkosh, WI 

    8,000 co-workers are now employed.

  • 2010

    Mystery Shop

    Mystery Shop

    Kwik Trip Inc. won 1st place in the Convenience Store Petroleum Mystery Shop competition for the 2nd time.

  • 2010

    Expansion

    Expansion

    An 80,000 sq. ft. Bakery expansion, Dairy re-model and store re-imaging began.

    The AV department created.

  • 2011

    Re-imaged

    Re-imaged

    Stores, restaurants, and
    Cafe's were re-imaged

    Chain reached 384 stores.

    10,135 co-workers employed.

  • 2011

    Mobile Marketing

    Mobile Marketing

    The Mobile Marketing program was introduced.

    New packaging of the Kitchen Craving and Cheese Mountain pizza products.

  • 2011

    New Bakery Office

    New Bakery Office

    The new Bakery offices opened.

  • 2011

    Support Center Re-imaged

    Support Center Re-imaged

    The Support Center in La Crosse, WI was re-imaged.

  • 2012

    Alternative Fuel Facility

    Alternative Fuel Facility

    1st National Alternative Fuels/Compressed Natural Gas facility opened
    in La Crosse, WI.

  • 2012

    Retail Leader of the Year

    Retail Leader of the Year

    Convenience Store Petroleum named Don Zietlow Retail Leader of the Year.

  • 2012

    Dairy Expansion

    Dairy Expansion

    A 36,000 sq. ft. Dairy expansion which includes a Blow Mold plant began.

  • 2012

    Distribution Center

    Distribution Center

    The Distribution Center added 145,000 sq. ft.of dry/cooler storage.

  • 2012

    Bakery Lines

    Bakery Lines

    The Bakery installed new Glazers and cookie lines.

    10,860 co-workers employed.

  • 2013

    Mystery Shop

    Mystery Shop

    Kwik Trip Inc. won 1st place in the Convenience Store Petroleum Mystery Shop competition for the 3rd time.

  • 2013

    400th Store

    400th Store

    The 400th Kwik Trip Store opened in Chisago City, MN.

  • 2013

    Top 150 Workplace

    Top 150 Workplace

    Kwik Trip was named the 21st Best Workplace on the Top 150 Workplace in America.

  • 2013

    Center for Health

    Center for Health

    The Kwik Trip Center for Health opened.  A Health Center for Kwik Trip co-workers in La Crosse, WI.

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