QuikTrip planning October openings

The exterior of a typical QuikTrip. The chain is expanding into Arkansas with locations at Morgan and Little Rock. (QuikTrip photo)

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QuikTrip will open two new locations in Arkansas this October, said a company spokeswoman this week.

The “locations are projected to open in October of ‘21,” said Aisha Jefferson-Smith, who is the Corporate Communications Manager for the QuikTrip Corporation. “I will have more exact dates when we get closer to opening day.”

One is located at 18804 MacArthur Drive, just off the Morgan/Maumelle exit on I-40. The property had previously been storage for a trucking company but was mostly vacant. The other location is at the intersection of Bass Pro Parkway and Otter Creek Road, off of I-30 and near the outlet mall and Bass Pro store.

QuikTrip is a privately-held company based in Tulsa, and currently has 907 locations in 12 states -- Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas -- and that will climb to 13 states in October.

Each location will employ about 25 people and each “will be equipped with QT Kitchens that offer made fresh to order food and drink items,” Smith told ArkansasNewsroom.com previously.

“QT” as the stores are affectionately known are in expansion mode with other locations planned in Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana as the company shifts from its traditional Midwest and Plains footprint to the Southeast.

QuikTrip is accepting applications online for both locations and click here for more.