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Posted on 2011.07.01 at 08:15
Current Location: 75040




QuikTrip VS RaceTrak

I was introduced to QuikTrip the year I commuted to Wichita. It was on every corner of every intersection and they had GREAT coffee (and the best prices on smokeless tobacco, too). I was never much a fan of RaceTrak however, because of the one on 380 & 75 back when the only thing on 380 & 75 was RaceTrak and Taco Cabana. Why? Because they didn't have "Pay at the Pump" when everyone else did, which might have been less of a problem if they had at least taken some form of payment other than cash. But they didn't. And you couldn't go into the store after 2200 (10:00 pm).

So there I am, working nights, pointing at a bag of Doritos and SCREAMING at the top of my lungs through thick glass to an Indian gentleman who doesn't understand a word I'm saying, or what I want. Every once in a while he would leave the "after hours" window to wander the store in the general direction of my pointed finger and bring back something which must have sounded like "D O R I T O S" to someone from the sub-continent who spoke English as a second language. Exasperated of course I usually just ended up buying whatever he happened to bring me.

I think that was the first time I ever had pig rinds and chocolate Yoo Hoo! So yeah, screw RaceTrak.

Until now.

Introducing 2/3 "Molten Lava" + 1/3 Extra-Caffeinated "WATT UP!" = Incremental Resilience to Inanimation.
And I rolled double-damage upon the discovery that I could purchase it by the pound.
For the first time in 11-years I rate RaceTrac above QuickTrip.
The King is dead, long live the King!
72-hours this week.
Ugh.


Eric Howton Garland, TX 2011

Comments:


Jobu
jobu121 at 2011-07-01 15:15 (UTC) (Link)
That is freakin' AWESOME! Dude, Extra Caffeinated! That rocks... I need some too. :)
Well as far as the Quick Trip (QT) Race Track battle.
Yes the one at 380/75 was lame for not being able to pay at the pump. In California there is Arco that you pay at the pump but they charged you a ATM transaction fee.

There is now a Race Track on 121 and Lake Forest and a QT at 121 and Stacy.
I will now make the extra block trip for the coffee. :) Thanks for the information on that bro.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2011-07-01 18:27 (UTC) (Link)
you could always just mainline red bull. that way you don't need to deal with the taste...
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