DENVER — QuikTrip has begun its expansion into Colorado.
The gas station and convenience store company has opened its first two stores in Colorado and three more are planned by the end of the year.
QuikTrip opened its first Colorado location in Firestone at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Firestone Blvd, near St. Vrain State Park, in June.
A second location opened in July at Interstate 70 and Central Park Boulevard.
> Above video: Price war in Firestone leads to the cheapest gas in Colorado
The company, which now operates 900 stores in 16 states, said it plans to have five Colorado stores before the end of 2022. Planning is underway for future locations in Bennett, Parker and Thornton.
"We are excited to introduce QuikTrip in Colorado with our first store in Firestone. We look forward to bringing our unique QuikTrip brand and culture to our new community," said Aisha Jefferson-Smith, QuikTrip’s Corporate Communications Manager. "By entering this new market, this allows us to create meaningful connections with our new local customers in the Denver metro area and serve travelers in this busy part of the country."
Founded in 1958 in Tulsa, QuikTrip said its store in Firestone has a full-service kitchen with made-to-order snackles, QTea, coffee, donuts, salads, wraps, pizza by the slice and roller grill items.
The Firestone QuikTrip is part of a price war between gas stations that has resulted in the cheapest fuel in Colorado.
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