Casey’s Acquires EZ GO Convenience Stores

The 11 stores were bought from Love’s Travel Stops.

December 04, 2023

Casey’s confirmed that it has purchased Lawton, Oklahoma-based EZ GO convenience stores from Love’s Travel Centers, reported the Lawton Constitution.

According to Katie Petru, director of communications for Casey’s General Stores, the 11 EZ GO convenience stores are in Nebraska and Oklahoma. Seven Lawton EZ GO stores will open under the Casey’s banner in December.

“We are still evaluating plans for several of these locations, specifically where our pizza will be available, as it requires having a kitchen and other considerations,” Petru said in her statement.

In a statement, the company said, “Casey’s is excited to welcome its new team members and looks forward to serving guests in these communities.”

Casey’s acquired the EZ GO stores from Love’s Travel Stops eight months after Love’s purchased 22 EZ GO locations from Oklahoma-based Carey Johnson Oil Company. Love’s original purchase included six travel stops located on Oklahoma turnpikes, five on the Kansas Turnpike and the 11 convenience stores across Oklahoma and Nebraska.

Last month, NACS Daily reported that Casey’s acquired Lone Star Food Stores from W. Douglass Distributing Ltd. Douglass Distributing sold the stores to Casey’s after selling its wholesale fuel distribution side to Offen Petroleum.

All of the Lone Star Food Stores are located within a 60-mile radius of Sherman, Texas. Casey’s is retaining all of the employees at the stores.

Casey’s acquisition of EZ GO stores comes after an announcement in June about its three-year strategic plan, which focused on five key initiatives, one of which was increasing the company’s store count through organic growth and acquisitions. The company is targeting the addition of 350 stores by the end of fiscal year 2026.