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Old 06-08-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Since their HQ is in Tulsa and the have stores across the US, why don't they have any in the capital city of their home state? Is there some sort of gentleman's agreement to keep them out?
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, 41st and Yale area
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QT's are very clean and tidy. OKCers might go into shock.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, 41st and Yale area
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Ok, ok, I do believe there is a "gentleman's agreement" between QT and 7-11. From what I gather, the owners were once in business together and when they went their separate ways, agreed not to compete in each others headquarter city.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I've heard the same thing about a "gentleman's agreement" but don't know if its true or not. The closest I've found to a QT is OnCue Express.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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yup, it has to do with the agreement with 7-11.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Ok, ok, I do believe there is a "gentleman's agreement" between QT and 7-11. From what I gather, the owners were once in business together and when they went their separate ways, agreed not to compete in each others headquarter city.
Tulsa by far got the better end of that "agreement." Even 7-11's in nice neighborhoods are less than exceptional.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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yup, it has to do with the agreement with 7-11.
Is such an agreement legal?
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Is such an agreement legal?
If I'm not mistaken, contractual agreements can be challenged, but if I say I don't want to build a business in OKC, I don't think there is anyone anywhere that can say I must do it. So if it is a gentleman's agreement, no it would not be illegal.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Has anyone been to Quik Trips new market stores? They are awesome! I went to the new one in East Tulsa and couldn't believe how nice it was. It has a very cool coffee bar inside.

QT has a reputation for being fast and efficient. When you go to pay the clerk already has the coin change counted out before you pull money out of your wallet.

I was at a convenance store in Chouteau, OK and there was about 4 or 5 people waiting in line to pay. There was two young ladies behind the counter, one was struggling to work the cash register and getting confused counting back change and the other was texting on her cellphone. I said to the man beside me "you can sure tell this is not Quik Trip" The girl texting put her phone down and gave me the "you know where to go look" and started helping the other girl with the customers. But she knew what I meant when I made the QT remark.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I had a friend who came to Tulsa from Atlanta for business. We went out and got a bite to eat. On the way to the restaurant he said "Oh wow, I can't believe Tulsa has QTs!" He was equally shocked when I told him they were headquartered in Tulsa.
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