Kum & Go to open first store in Salt Lake City market
Salt Lake City, UT (December 15, 2022) — Family-owned convenience store chain Kum & Go, headquartered in Des Moines, IA, will open the doors to their first store in the Salt Lake City market located at 13639 S 200 W in Draper on Monday, December 19. They will be celebrating with a grand opening scheduled from 10 am-12 pm MT.
The Draper store is the first of several SLC-area Kum & Go locations set to open in the next year. The chain will also open stores in South Jordan, Murray and Herriman, UT in the first half of 2023.
“We are beyond excited to open our first store in Salt Lake City,” said Tanner Krause, Chief Executive Officer at Kum & Go. “This is the culmination of years of work by our Associates who are passionate about making days better in retail. We believe Utahns will enjoy Kum & Go’s fresh perspective to the convenience industry and look forward to significant growth in the area for years to come.”
Kum & Go is rooted in their purpose to “Make Days Better,” and focuses on three pillars of excellence: people, philanthropy, and planet. They are currently partnered with the Field of Dreams Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity build, of which the Kum & Go-sponsored home is projected to be completed in Spring of 2023. The energy-efficient development will include 20 homes with an interior communal greenspace.
Kum & Go’s stores also stand out, thanks to their inviting open-concept designs and brand-new food program, both of which are sure to make a splash in Salt Lake City. The new, fresh, made-to-order food program features stackers and bowls, as well as grab-and-go burritos, available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All items feature fresh, upscale ingredients including brown rice, flavorful vegetables and premium proteins like brisket and falafel, while also serving up a fun convenience store flair, with toppings such as Corn Nuts and Takis.
“It is one of the highlights of my career to be able to help open and operate these stores in the Salt Lake City market,” said Candi Vuyk, District Supervisor at Kum & Go, who is originally from Provo, UT. “I can’t wait to return to Utah and discover all the ways Kum & Go can make a difference in the community.”
Kum & Go is currently hiring for multiple positions across all SLC-area stores. They offer full-time and part-time positions starting at $15.25/hour for Store Associates and $16.50/hour for Food Associates. Full time positions offer a comprehensive benefits package and set schedules with consistent hours. You can apply to any role by visiting careers.kumandgo.com.
Salt Lake City is just the beginning for Kum & Go’s new market ventures. The company also plans to open stores in Grand Rapids, MI, at the beginning of 2023, with Boise, ID, and Detroit, MI, to follow suit.
About Kum & Go
Established in Hampton, Iowa in 1959, Kum & Go is a fourth-generation, family-owned convenience store chain providing a fresh perspective by meeting customers where they are and offering them the choices they deserve. For over 60 years, the company has been dedicated to sharing 10% of all profits back to the communities it serves.