HORSEHEADS, N.Y. – Earlier this week, Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) moved behind the counter at a local Dandy Mini Mart as part of his “Tom on the Job” initiative, WETM-TV/18 News reports. Reed prepared and served food to customers for an afternoon at the store.
Reed picked a convenience store because of how hard c-store employees work every day, from selling tobacco and alcohol responsibly to practicing food safety with foodservice offerings. The congressman also talked to customers about the economic investment retailers such as Dandy Mini Mart have been able to accomplish because of tax reform.
“Dandy’s been with us from day one, and I just tell you, they’re getting bigger and better each and every day, and we’re glad to have tax reform here in their investment … The $4 million investment alone on the tanks out there, you know, that’s a lot of growth, that’s a lot of opportunity for folks,” he said, referring to the station’s new fuel pumps.
Reed’s visit was part of the NACS In Store program, which gives elected officials an opportunity to experience how convenience stores serve the public in their home districts. Learn more how the NACS In Store program benefits industry retailers, the communities in which they operate and the nation’s legislators here.