"With the acquisition of Town & Country complete, Susser Holdings is now one of the largest convenience store operators in the Southwest, with more than 500 stores centered in some of the most rapidly growing markets in the country," said Sam L. Susser, president and chief executive officer of Susser Holdings.
Town & Country Food Stores offer convenient, ‘round the clock shopping for more than a million customers every week. And new stores and acquisitions are being added each year, bringing the Town & Country Difference to more and more folks in Texas and New Mexico. We have numerous proprietary offerings for our customers, including our Country Cookin’ outlets, Sub City sandwich operations, “The Cold Front” fountain area, “The Hot Spot” hot beverage centers and the frozen, carbonated beverage “TC Freeze.” Each of these areas and items can be found only at Town & Country Stores. And each is another Town & Country Difference. The company also has national food franchise offerings, including Subway, Taco Bell and Godfather’s Pizza in numerous locations.At Town & Country Stores, our mission is to be the bEST convenience-based retailer in the world in small to medium markets. This is accomplished by our employees’ participation on the Extra Service Team, striving to make our stores the FriendliEST, FastEST, EasiEST and CleanEST convenience stores possible for all our customers. Town & Country is an employee-owned company. Approximately 5% of our employees now participate in the Town & Country stock-ownership plan and are designated as owner-employees. Stock ownership opportunities are offered during the first quarter of each year based on audited share value. Quantity of shares that can be purchased is dependent on two primary factors: position and tenure with the company. It was a dream of F.L. “Steve” Stephens and Harold Gibbs, founders of Town & Country Stores, that employees have an opportunity to become wealthy due to company stock ownership. And that has become a dream-come-true for numerous employees of the company. Some employee stock holdings are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, with several realizing million-dollar plus stock ownership. Directors and officers of the company who purchased Town & Country in 1999 have continued this enviable stock-purchase legacy begun by the company founders. Town & Country's mission is to continue serving its customers with quality products and services -- and, true to its beginnings in the mid-60's, saving them that most precious commodity: time. The company will continue to emphasize quality of stores above quantity of stores -- and through cautious and prudent expansion, continue to provide stable employment and enhanced career opportunities for its employees. Town & Country's slogan says it all -- and more than a million customers every week agree -- there really is a Town & Country Difference.