Thorntons is expanding into the Florida metro market of Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater.
The first location is set to open in Spring 2013 in Clearwater. Thorntons’ strategic plan for the region is to 15-20 Tampa—St. Petersburg—Clearwater area stores in the next three years.
“To people on-the-go looking for quick refreshment, Thorntons is the gasoline and convenience store with delicious food and drink where the experience will always be fast, friendly and easy, to save you time in your busy day,” said Matt Thornton, president and CEO.
Currently established throughout the Midwest and Mid-South, this is the company’s first foray into a new metro/state region since Nashville, Tenn., in 2007. With the fall 2012 expansion, Thorntons will now serve convenience items and fuel in six states.