A Kwik Trip rep once told me that proximity is one of the most important factors they consider when expanding. Each new store has to be close enough to receive daily shipments from Kwik Trip’s headquarters in La Crosse.

If you ever get the chance to tour Kwik Trip’s massive campus in La Crosse, you should. It is home to one of the largest bakeries in the entire world – Kwik Trip makes all of its bread, donuts, cookies, sandwiches, etc. at the facility and sends fresh truckloads to each of its stores daily. They also bottle their milk and make their own ice cream in La Crosse. This level of dedication to quality is one of many reasons why the convenience chain was recently recognized as the best in America.

Kwik Trip has a very loyal customer base.

How many other gas stations have a Facebook fan club with thousands of followers? Kwik Trip even sells apparel like T-shirts and hoodies. They just launched some new items like banana boxers, a KT hockey hoodie, and a really sweet retro glazers sweatshirt.

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Kwik Trip was recently recognized as the best gas station in America

Each year, USA Today asks its readers to vote on a variety of lifestyle and travel topics. Then the annual reader's choice awards are published after the votes are counted. Kwik Trip won and responded with a little trash talk. Read what they said below, but first a shout-out to another local gas station.

Hy-Vee Gas was recognized as the second-best gas station in the country.

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USA Today wrote: "Hy-Vee, an employee-owned company, prides itself on excellent customer service; the company slogan is “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle.” Drivers will find these aisles in eight states throughout the Midwest. While the company began as a general store in 1930, it’s expanded to offer adjacent convenience stores and gas stations as well."

Kwik Trip is the best gas station in America.

Kwik Trip received the most votes in USA Today's annual 10 best awards and was recognized as the top gas station in the US.

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