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5 Best Restaurants to Add to Your Convenience Store

5 Best Restaurants to Add to Your Convenience Store

Are you looking for a list featuring the best restaurants to add to your c-store or travel plaza?

We understand it can be extremely hard to pick just one because there are numerous options to choose from at all different investment levels.

In this article, we’ll highlight five of the best restaurants available to add to your c-store or travel plaza.

Jack in the Box

We simply had to put ourselves on this list because of our innovative menu, flexible restaurant designs, and experience with co-developed spaces.

Jack in the Box offers a large and distinctive 24/7 menu with five dayparts to our customers. This means you can get anything on our menu at any time – day or night.

Our all-day, everyday menu makes us a perfect partner for the Convenience Store & Travel Plaza Industry. Plus, we offer flexible layouts and designs to fit the unique needs of your location.

With our flexible prototype, you can build a kitchen-only model with a drive-thru or, you can have full-sized restaurant with interior seating and a drive-thru.

Today, we have more than 2,100 locations across the United States of America including +90 restaurants associated with c-stores and travel plazas.

At Jack in the Box, our brand has been around for more than 70 years and we’re currently looking for c-store owners who are interested in partnering with our craveable menu. You can read more about our C-store and Travel Plaza model here.

Hunt Brothers Pizza

Hunt Brothers is a foodservice pizza brand that has been in the convenience store space since 1991.

They offer an easy-to-operate business model designed to work in fast-paced c-store environments by using your existing labor.

You can find their convenience store pizza brand in 8,000 stores across 30 states, and they are actively looking for new partners.

Chester’s Chicken

Chester’s is a quick-service restaurant concept with 1,200 active locations and more than 70 years of experience.

They offer fried chicken with a specially marinated and double-breaded family recipe along with a variety of side items and biscuits.

Their in-store, express, and full dining room models are designed to optimize sales at convenience stores, travel centers, truck stops, and supermarkets.


In 1969, Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. It didn’t take long for their quick-service chain restaurant to become famous for square beef patties and Frosty desserts.

Today, they operate 7,000 restaurants worldwide and are looking for new and diverse franchisees to join their team.

Wendy’s can streamline their store design to fit a number of high-visibility, high-traffic locations including highway and travel plazas.

Godfather’s Pizza

Godfather’s is a national restaurant chain with more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. with most of them within the c-store market.

Their franchised pizza program is designed for the c-stores, travel plazas, and other vertical channels where an abbreviated menu is a plus.

This brand has more than 30 years of experience. They also offer traditional full-service restaurants with delivery and carryout.

Check Out These Additional Resources

We hope this list of the best restaurants to add to your convenience store helped you narrow down your search.

At Jack in the Box, we’re looking for c-store partners who are excited to bring our craveable 24/7 menu to new markets across the country.

Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:

If you have any questions, please contact our franchise sales and support team.

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