Making Days Better Since 1959
Making great, meaningful and personal connections – it’s been the cornerstone of our business and our culture ever since we first opened our doors in 1959.
From our humble beginnings to our dynamic present, we’ve evolved into a trusted stop where you can get more than just fuel. We go above and beyond to offer a convenience experience that enhances your daily life. What started as one location in the middle of the Iowa countryside has grown to over 390 locations across 13 different states.
Kum & Go’s story began in 1959 when W.A. Krause and T.S. Gentle had a vision to create a convenience store unlike any other. They opened the doors to their first store in Hampton, Iowa, setting the stage for a legacy of excellence. The name Kum & Go was more than just a quirky moniker combining our founders’ initials; it was a promise to serve customers quickly and efficiently, allowing them to get on with their journey. With an unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we expanded our footprint over the years, becoming a staple in communities across the Midwest and beyond.
As times changed, so did Kum & Go. Embracing innovation, we evolved our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Our stores grew not only in number but also in diversity, offering a wide range of products beyond traditional convenience store fare. From freshly-brewed coffee and snacks to a selection of hot food made fresh in each store daily, we’ve transformed our stores into hubs where people can refuel their bodies and minds.
Today, Kum & Go stands as a beacon of convenience bringing A Fresh Perspective™ to our customers and communities. Our commitment to excellence remains as strong as ever, as we continue to provide top-notch products and services to everyone who walks through our doors. With a focus on sustainability, community engagement, and delivering an exceptional experience, we’re not just a convenience store chain – we’re a partner in your journey.