GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Kum & Go has opened its first store in the Grand Rapids market. The store is the first of several Grand Rapids-area Kum & Go locations set to open in the next year. The second location in the market will open next week. Two locations in Grandville, currently under construction, are set to open in the next few months.
“Opening our first location in Grand Rapids is certainly a highlight to start off 2023,” said Tanner Krause, chief executive officer at Kum & Go. “We’re excited to bring our fresh perspective to the convenience industry to the people of Grand Rapids, both in the jobs we create and the healthier products we offer. The more we’ve learned about Michigan, the more excited we are to invest here. We look forward to connecting with this community for years to come.
Kum & Go is rooted in their purpose to “Make Days Better,” and focuses on three pillars of excellence: people, philanthropy and planet. It has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, sponsoring a home build in Grand Rapids’ Baxter neighborhood. The nine-home community is being built with a focus on energy-efficiency and is expected to be completed this spring.
Kum & Go’s new, fresh, prepared-meal service food program features stackers and bowls, as well as grab-and-go burritos, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All items feature fresh, upscale ingredients including brown rice, flavorful vegetables and premium proteins like brisket and falafel, while also adding a convenience store flair, with toppings such as Corn Nuts and Takis.
“The Kum & Go team is thrilled to be opening our first locations in Grand Rapids,” said Graham McCaleb, district supervisor at Kum & Go. “Grand Rapids quickly felt like home after moving here last summer, and I’m excited to be a part of introducing Kum & Go to this thriving community.”
Kum & Go is currently hiring for multiple positions across all Grand Rapids area stores. They offer full-time and part-time positions starting at $15/hour for store associates and $16.25/hour for food associates. Full-time positions offer a comprehensive benefits package and set schedules with consistent hours.
Grand Rapids is the second of Kum & Go’s new market ventures. The company opened in Salt Lake City late 2022, and will be entering Boise, Idaho, later this year, and Detroit in 2024.
Check out The Big Question column by Kum & Go CEO Krause in the September 2022 issue of NACS Magazine to find out how Kum & Go prioritizes corporate social responsibility.
Kum & Go was featured in the 2017 NACS Ideas to Go series. To view this video and the latest ones in the series, visit Ideas 2 Go.