cstoredecisions.com, January 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic gave Street Corner an opportunity to change its approach to the marketplace. It’s entering 2022 with three tech-forward prototypes and major plans for growth.
Street Corner may not be the new kid on the block — it first entered the market in the mid-1980s — but the chain’s reinvention post-pandemic positions it as a cutting-edge, modern c-store business. With a new CEO at the wheel, Street Corner recently debuted a revamped foodservice menu and is aggressively rolling out three tech-forward store prototypes — Urban Market, Express and Fuel Station.
Headquartered in Topeka, Kan., the Street Corner concept is a franchise-only model, registered in all 50 states, with 38 locations across the U.S. currently. In fall of 2021, the chain introduced four new locations. It plans to introduce another seven stores by April and a total of 16 by this summer.