New convenience store chain coming to Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A popular convenience store chain has announced their plans to expand to the Beehive State.

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Convenience store chain Kum & Go will be expanding to Utah, with Salt Lake City area stores expected to be opened in 2022.

The stores will feature a variety of items such as made-to-order sandwiches, pizza, baked goods, cell phone accessories, and array of beverages.

This is the first time the company has expanded to a new state in over a decade.

The Des-Moines-based company currently has 400 stores spread across 11 states in the Midwest and Western parts of the United States.

“We are excited to bring Kum & Go’s unique brand of fun, flavor and convenience to Utah,” said Kum & Go CEO Tanner Krause. “I love the state and the energy in a city like Salt Lake is hard to beat. I’m looking forward to bringing a new type of convenience – along with some breakfast pizza – to Utah.”

The chain plans to launch over 30 stores in Utah over the next five years, according to Kum & Go Senior Vice President of Store Development Niki Mason.

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