For the last 4 years, Wisconsin's family-owned Kwik Trip gas station has been named the Top Gas Station in the US and all it takes is one trip there to realize why.

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As a lifelong Illinoisan, I am not ashamed to admit that I envy Wisconsin residents for a few major reasons.

  1. Wisconsin residents have easy access to Spotted Cow Beer.
  2. Cheese is REALLY good in Wisconsin.
  3. Wisconsin has a lot of really great lakes to visit and swim in.
  4. Wisconsin has Kwik Trip gas stations.
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I must admit that I never really fully understood people's obsession with Kwik Trip until one opened in the town where my family's lake house is located last summer. I thought for sure I would HATE Kwik Trip for buying out the family-owned grocery/convenience store/ gas station that used to be there, but then I stepped inside, saw its liquor section, and ate my first Kwik Trip cinnamon roll, and I was hooked.

Kwik Trip Named Best US Gas Station

USA Today's 2023 Reader's Choice picks for Top 10 Gas Stations in the United States, revealed that for the fourth year in a row, Kwik Trip ran away with the crown.

McKenna Dirks, Kwik Trip via Facebook
McKenna Dirks, Kwik Trip via Facebook

Is it because their gas prices are so cheap? I don't think so. I'm pretty sure the bakery and fresh food items they offer are what makes everyone fall in love. USA Today's article says;

This Wisconsin-based, family-owned company operates more than 800 stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, South Dakota and Illinois. Their bakeries make more than two dozen different items each day, and all milk is sourced from dairy farms within a 100-mile radius of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Sure, that all sounds great, but I do have one gripe to make. Kwik Trip's website only lists ONE location in Illinois, and that is in Rochelle. The number of Illinois locations needs to greatly increase hear me, Kwik Trip?!? PLEASE make it happen!

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