First Stand-Alone Rustic opens in Odessa, tx

The Kent Companies opens their first stand-alone Rustic Cafe to meet the demands of hungry eaters in Odessa, TX. Guests who frequent the home-style cafes in Midland, Haskell and Alamogordo, NM, are used to the restaurant being attached to Kent Kwik Travel Centers. While this Rustic shares a parking lot, it is not attached to the truck stop.

Allowing for a more spacious dining room and banquet room, guests can expect the same high-quality food and service. Rustic Cafe is known for dishes like their fall off the plate chicken fried steak, legen-dairy milkshakes and breakfast served all day. If eaters are feeling adventurous they can try the 2-burger challenge to get their picture donned on the wall of fame.

Making things easier for on-the-go guests. The restaurant features a special to-go entrance and pick-up window. So whether you’re dining in, hosting a party in the banquet room, or carrying out, we have space for you. View our full menu here: Rustic Cafe Menu

Registration now open for the kent companies 2022 charity golf tournament

Join us Thursday, June 16th, for The Kent Companies 2022 Charity Golf Tournament at Odessa Country Club in Odessa, Tx. The day will consist of an 8am shotgun start and a 1pm shotgun start. Raffle prizes will be given out at lunch for the morning round and at an evening reception for the afternoon round.

Buckner in Midland will be the recipient of this year’s donations. Bucker provides adoption services as well as resources for single-parent families. You can learn more Bucker here.

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Kent Kwik travel Center now open in San Angelo, tx

Kent Kwik Convenience Stores Announce the Opening of their 73rd Store

The new store is the first convenience store for the company in San Angelo, TX.

TEXAS, July 1, 2021 – The Kent Companies, the parent company of Kent Kwik convenience stores, is excited to announce that the company has officially opened a new truck stop located at 3251 N Bryant Blvd, San Angelo, TX.

The brand-new Kent Kwik store features a made-to-order kitchen with a large variety of offerings, including pizza, burgers, breakfast, chicken fried steak and Kent Kwik’s fan-favorite sausage biscuits. In addition to great food, the store has a 28-degree beer cave, bag ice cave, 5 showers, 5 diesel fueling stations, truckers lounge, laundry, large trucker parking, Pure Ethanol Free Gasoline, and Kent Kwik’s staple free air and water station. The new Truck Stop will be open 24 hours. 

The new location increased the companies portfolio to 73 company-owned and operated stores throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company also supplies over 100 contract dealers throughout Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In addition, the company currently has 2 new Kent Kwik’s and 2 Rustic Cafe’s under construction. All are expected to open by end of Summer 2022.

Kent Kwik is proud to be voted Best Convenience and Best Gas Station in Midland and Odessa markets.  The Kent Companies has also been voted Best Employer, with over 100 employees for several years in a row.

The Kent Companies Expands into The Carolinas

Kent Kwik convenience stores, an entity of The Kent Companies, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Bountyland Petroleum and Bountyland Food Service, based out of Seneca, S.C.

The acquisition will include 11 company-operated Exxon-branded Bountyland stores, branded and unbranded dealer wholesale supply accounts, and a transportation company. The acquisition will increase The Kent Cos.’ portfolio to 72 company-owned and operated convenience stores throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and now the Carolinas.

“Bountyland has a long history serving the North and South Carolina market, with a strong reputation of taking care of their employees and dedication to their customers. We are honored to continue their legacy of serving this market and giving back to the community. Bountyland is a great convenience store chain that shares similar values and commitment. We are excited to welcome the Bountyland Team into our family.” said Bill Kent, owner and chairman of the Kent Companies.

The locations will continue to remain branded Bountyland Quick Stop with ExxonMobil fuels. “We expect that customers will continue to receive the same great service by the same great employees. We are thrilled that the leadership and team will continue operating the stores as normal.” said Kent.

“The Bountyland Quick Stop name has been well recognized in Oconee County.” said David Land, owner and CEO of Bountyland.  “We have delivered great customer service, convenient locations and great coffee for more than 50 years.  Our owners, management and employees are why we have been so successful and able to create an environment of friendly service to what we like to refer to as ‘Home of The World’s Greatest Customer.’  We chose the Kent Companies to carry forward the same values and service as we have strived to provide.  The investment bank Trefethen Advisors, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, provided advisory services to us. Rob Valentine, Managing Director of Trefethen Advisors, managed the transaction.

“We look forward to introducing our customers to The Kent Companies as ownership changes over the next few weeks.  We thank you for the years of friendship, and loyalty. Please welcome the Kent Companies to the Carolinas!”

Founded In West Texas by the late Buck Kent in 1957, The Kent Cos. began as Kent Oil and Kent Distributors and still remains a family-owned business today. The Kent Companies are comprised of multiple entities, including Kent Kwik Convenience Stores, Mr. Payroll Check Cashing, Rustic Café, Huddle House, Baskin Robbins, Kent Car Wash, Kent Lubrication Centers and Kent Tire Company.

Free Coffee for National Coffee Day

Kent Kwik will be sharing free coffee with guests for National Coffee Day on Wednesday, Sept. 29th, 2021. For the entire day, guests can stop in any Kent Kwik location and receive a free small cup or refill cup of coffee, hot or iced. Kent Kwik is known for their Kwik Start coffee brand and signature Texas Pecan roast. A full list of locations can be found here.