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The history and timeline of Quik Stop Markets.

Four gentlemen who worked for a small grocery store in the San Francisco bay area had a vision of opening a chain of convenience stores that could be franchised to individuals who would concentrate on business operations and have the paperwork and accounting processed in a central office. The accounting dept would process the bills and generate financial statements for a small fee. Thus Quik Stop Markets, Inc. was founded and the first office opened in Fremont, CA in 1965. Leon Sayous becomes first President.

1966

Quik Stop franchises its first store in Hayward, CA


1967

Quik Stop expands to Southern California, ultimately opening 12 stores


1970

The number of stores had grown to 35

Quik Stop is purchased by Dillon Companies of Hutchinson, KS

John Baldwin from Dillon becomes President


1971

Don Anderson is promoted to President

Gus Xepoleas joins company as Director of Operations


1972

Gus Xepoleas is promoted to President


1973

Quik Stop moves to new 12,000 sq. ft. offices in Fremont, CA


1974

Quik Stop grows to 98 stores

Quik Stop closes Southern California stores


1981

Quik Stop opens all stores 24 hours


1982

Earth tone colors of brown and orange replace the red and black colors in the Quik Stop


1983

Quik Stop decides to open new stores as company-operated


1989

Quik Stop grows to 122 stores

Larry Kranich named as President


1992

Quik Stop begins franchising all company-operated stores


1997

Larry Kranich retires. Van Tarver name as new President

First Radiant POS system installed in stores

Gasoline equipment upgraded with card readers

Store remodel program begins


1998

Quik Stop introduces new logo

Quik Start gasoline name dropped, now to be sold under the Quik Stop brand


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2000

First truck stop store opens in Livingston, CA


2001

First store opened outside of California in Reno, NV

First store with slot machines


2002

Open first store with a car wash in Sparks, NV


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2005

New Corporate logo introduced for all convenience store divisions

Quik Stop gift cards introduced


2006

President, Van Tarver promoted to Vice President of Convenience Stores

Ron Stewart promoted to President