Old Oak Mexican Taqueria Market & Gas Station – NACS Magazine, February 2017

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Spring Hill, Tennessee - Angelina & Made Rizo were raised around great food. Their grandparents owned a successful restaurant in Mexico. So, when they arrived in Tennessee they came with my favorite culinary secret weapon for success-grandmother's recipes. There's something special about gas station food prepared by a family. I like to think it's all the love that … [Read more...]

Roy’s Grille – NACS Magazine – January 2017

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 Lexington, South Carolina - Chris Williams dreamed of having a restaurant in which he could create his dream menu. He opened Roy's Grille in 2014. In the January issue of NACS Magazine you'll learn Williams' strategy for overcoming the challenge of getting customers to eat inside a gas station. The food is great because Williams pays attention to detail. He leaves … [Read more...]

Gas Station White Linen Restaurant – Pocatello, ID

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The waitstaff here wears black, the waiters wear ties, the food and service is not what one might expect in a gas station. Customers can attend wine tastings and wine or pairing dinners here. Pairing dinners offer diners a chance to experience a different wine with each course of five-course meal Just to keep everyone grounded, customers use the convenience store restroom. … [Read more...]

Your Grandma’s Hotdog – June Issue NACS Magazine

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Glen, NH -  Are you looking for a store with a sense of fun?   Check out the current issue of NACS Magazine. The Gas Station Gourmet takes you to  the Glen Ledge Corner Store in Glen, NH.  Dawn DiGeronimo, owner, makes sure the food is great and customers along with the staff have a little fun.             Irma's Michigan … [Read more...]

Would you like a car with that pizza? NACS Magazine March 2016

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Lincoln, NE - I love people who think outside the box. It’s why I love doing the Gas Station Gourmet. I’ve seen a lot of things out there. When I found that Mike Anderson had a convenience store in his Ford dealership I was completely hooked on this story. He owns owns five automobile dealerships and a Honda Powersports dealership, in two Nebraska cities and in St. Joseph, … [Read more...]

Bourbon St. Deli & Shop Rite

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LOUISIANA - The Bayou State is known for great fishing, hunting and of course Mardi Gras, but year-round, folks are all about the food. Bourbon St. Delis are located in 17 of the 38 Shop Rite locations. This is a must-stop for great Cajun food.  Of course, it's in a gas station. That's why I'm here. Cajun Fare & New Orleans Flare I had a chance to learn about … [Read more...]

2015 NACS Magazine Stories – Thanks to Everyone

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I'm humbly grateful to the creative people in these stores for taking the time to let me peak inside. They take risks, work hard and have stories that continue to fascinate me. They're cooking some of the best food in America. Next time you fuel up, take a walk from the pump to the store. I've found lobster bisque, Cornish game hen, crawfish and even ponce. Thanks to the … [Read more...]

NACS Magazine – November Issue -Schaeffer’s Corner Market

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Ruff's Dale, PA - Schaeffer's Corner Market - I profile this store in the current issue of NACS Magazine. The donut-croissant hybrid caught my attention. It's called a cronut. Kris Ranker creates unique menu items with the cronut. Check out the story in NACS Magazine. http://www.nacsonline.com/Magazine       … [Read more...]