Cornering The Market With Convenience

The Corner Post was created to make its ‘customers’ day a little more awesome.’

April 22, 2024

In Watford City, North Dakota, locals and tourists can find quick, customized service at Corner Post Convenience Store. “We offer the community a convenient location that serves quality food and offers fuel,” said manager Starla Davis. “As we like to say, we’re a place that doesn’t sacrifice quality for convenience.”

In 2018, Brady Lund, a local businessman, opened the store with the idea “to strive to make our customers’ day a little more awesome,” according to the store’s mission statement. Lund had worked for his parents’ gas station and store for years before branching out on his own with Corner Post. “He took his experience in running a gas station property and put that into Corner Post,” Davis said.

The Corner Post has a thriving car wash as well, with salt from the roads in the winter, mud from the banks of Lake Sakakawea in the summer and plenty of unpaved roads around the area.

Fresh Taste

The cornerstone of Corner Post is its fresh foodservice program. “Our kitchen puts out our own customized food products,” Davis said. Homemade fried chicken, pizza, meatloaf, tacos, and other comfort foods dominate the menu. The store has a rotation of daily specials: Meatloaf Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Chinese Wednesdays, Pasta Thursdays, and Barbecue Fridays. “Everything we serve is prepared fresh each day in our kitchen,” Davis said.

The kitchen also stocks the store’s grab-and-go section with pizzas, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, salads, fruit cups, wraps, and sandwiches. In addition, all of the meals can be packaged to go. “We also have four two-tops and three tables that could seat four to six people if our customers want to eat their meal on the premises,” she said.

The foodservice has proven to be a big draw for customers. “While Watford City has lots of restaurants, we offer restaurant-quality food faster, which our customers appreciate,” Davis said. The store has fresh coffee, tea, iced coffee, slushies, and fountain drinks too.

To continue reading, check out the April issue of NACS Magazine.