Stripes Convenience Stores
|Traded as||NYSE: SUSS|
|Industry||Retail (Convenience stores)|
|Headquarters||Corpus Christi, Texas, USA|
|Key people||Sam L. Susser, CEO|
|Products||Laredo Taco Company
Slush Monkey Drinks
|Parent||Susser Holdings Corporation|
Stripes Stores is a chain of 565+ convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, owned by Susser Holdings Corporation. These locations are former Circle K and Town & Country Food Stores. Other convenience store brands they operate under include IceBox and Quick Stuff. It is one of the largest non-refining operators of convenience stores in the USA.
Many locations offer Chevron, Conoco, Exxon, Phillips 66, Shell, Texaco, Valero, and unbranded gasoline; most locations previously sold gasoline under the CITGO name, when the chain was Circle K. More than 300 locations also feature the proprietary Laredo Taco Company brand of Mexican fast food, or Country Cookin’ branded fast food.
In 2007 the company acquired the Town & Country Food Stores chain and in August 2009, the company acquired 25 Quick Stuff convenience stores in Texas and Louisiana from Jack in the Box Inc.
The headquarters are located in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Laredo Taco Company uses all fresh ingredients, all ingredients are brought in raw, not precooked, except for the seasonings. The seasonings for many of the dishes are prepackaged and provided to each location by the parent company, so if you get a picadillo taco, it will taste the same at all locations. All food is prepared and cooked on site, in full view of the customers. The menu varies a bit at different locations, and some cater to the desires of the local area, such as some areas like thick, smaller tortillas, and some like thinner, larger tortillas.
On December 1, 2006, Susser Holdings Corporation announced that its presentation at the Bank of America 2006 Credit Conference was scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006. .