Thorntons Opens Second Location in Lockport, Illinois

In honor of the opening, the c-store is donating funds to a local food bank.

May 19, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Thorntons announced the opening of its newest Chicagoland store—and its second location in the Lockport community. The company now operates a total of 89 stores in Illinois, 69 of which are in Chicagoland.

This new pump-and-go location is a 5,500 square foot facility that sits on 4.25 acres. It features a number of amenities including self-checkout; LED lighting; freshly made burritos and sandwiches prepared throughout the day in the store’s onsite kitchen; a variety of top-of-the-line beverages, including fresh bean-to-cup coffee and ice-cold fountain beverages with nugget ice; and 20 auto fueling positions.

Thorntons is hosting a grand opening celebration on May 19. During this time and while supplies last, customers who enter the new store will receive a Thorntons gift card that they can immediately scan at the register to determine the value. One customer will win a $1,000 gift card. There will also be music, games and giveaways.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Thorntons leadership will present Northern Illinois Food Bank with a $2,500 donation. This contribution is in honor of the new store opening and is part of Thorntons’ ongoing commitment to help feed the hungry in all of the communities where it operates.