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okc_bel_air
02-24-2013, 03:47 PM
Not sure but I was driving near 23rd and council last week and i want to say I saw a new 7-11 being built that looked pretty huge. Maybe 20+ pump lanes. Looked like the size to compete with an OnCue.

Steve
02-24-2013, 04:27 PM
So, I've heard earlier on in this thread that a QT will never happen in OKC. Is that really true or just speculation?

It's absolutely true. It's a deal made with the Brown family, which owns OKC 7-Eleven, which itself is a separate company from the rest of 7-Eleven.

onthestrip
02-25-2013, 10:44 AM
Never would have thought that people care so much about gas stations.

I guess there is a reason why Oklahoma is one of the unhealthiest states in the country.

NoOkie
02-25-2013, 10:53 AM
Never would have thought that people care so much about gas stations.

I guess there is a reason why Oklahoma is one of the unhealthiest states in the country.

When you drive a lot, as I used to for work, you start to value a nice gas station. As a practical matter, it's a lot nicer to drop a deuce in an On Cue or a QT than it is at the various 7-11's.

onthestrip
02-25-2013, 10:56 AM
When you drive a lot, as I used to for work, you start to value a nice gas station. As a practical matter, it's a lot nicer to drop a deuce in an On Cue or a QT than it is at the various 7-11's.

Well when you frame it like that, you probably have a good point.

gamecock
02-25-2013, 11:18 AM
When you drive a lot, as I used to for work, you start to value a nice gas station. As a practical matter, it's a lot nicer to drop a deuce in an On Cue or a QT than it is at the various 7-11's.

It's similar to the situation with all of the low-end grocery stores around here. It's like people just don't realize how much nicer things can be (and often are elsewhere). On the East coast, I like Wawa: Wawa - Home Page (http://wawa.com/WawaWeb/)

I am happy OnCue finally opened up in Norman. It's nice to have a gas station that is nicer than any other gas station in town (but similar to what you can find elsewhere). Yes, it's a gas station . . . yes, it's a grocery store . . . but we can do better than what we have, and we should expect better.

NoOkie
02-25-2013, 11:36 AM
Well when you frame it like that, you probably have a good point.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsVgi8hoFFc

I rest my case.

Matt
02-25-2013, 11:51 AM
. . .the Brown family, which owns OKC 7-Eleven, which itself is a separate company from the rest of 7-Eleven.

And that's the same reason that they can gussy up their stores here all they want to, and we'll still never be able to experience these the way God intended:

http://i.imgur.com/5PfXlyt.jpg

The Brown family is the worst.

Buffalo Bill
02-25-2013, 11:54 AM
It's similar to the situation with all of the low-end grocery stores around here. It's like people just don't realize how much nicer things can be (and often are elsewhere). On the East coast, I like Wawa: Wawa - Home Page (http://wawa.com/WawaWeb/)

I am happy OnCue finally opened up in Norman. It's nice to have a gas station that is nicer than any other gas station in town (but similar to what you can find elsewhere). Yes, it's a gas station . . . yes, it's a grocery store . . . but we can do better than what we have, and we should expect better.

How refreshing it is to go to a gas station where the trash cans at the pumps are emptied, card readers that work, window squeegies and cleaning fluid at the pumps, no dried vomit on the sidewalks, curbs that don't tear the front end of your car off, that are clean enough that loiterer's aren't hanging out for drug deals, etc. OnCue is the place for me.

The 7-11s in the inner NW core are akin to the 18th and Classen Homeland.

BrettM2
02-25-2013, 12:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsvgi8hoffc

i rest my case.

yes!

OKCNDN
02-25-2013, 12:01 PM
A new building going up in Yukon. It looks to be a gas station and a 7-11 at that. The location is southeast corner of Garth Brooks and NW 10th, caddy-corner from the Ford dealership and Target.

Snowman
02-25-2013, 04:01 PM
And that's the same reason that they can gussy up their stores here all they want to, and we'll still never be able to experience these the way God intended:

http://i.imgur.com/5PfXlyt.jpg


I liked the ICEE branding better than Slurpee branding, either way they are the same things

zookeeper
02-25-2013, 04:43 PM
I liked the ICEE branding better than Slurpee branding, either way they are the same things

No they're not. Slurpees at corporate 7-11's are a different animal than the Icee machines here in Oklahoma City.

Mississippi Blues
02-25-2013, 06:19 PM
Slurpee cups are sooooo much cooler than ICEE cups.

UncleCyrus
02-26-2013, 03:23 AM
Actually, the 7-Elevens here have ICY drinks, not ICEE, which is a different company's trademark.

And since the frozen drinks were brought up...I love the Sugar-Free Peach Mango Slurpee at the DFW 7-Elevens! Why can I not find a diet frozen drink anywhere in this city?

Matt
02-26-2013, 08:12 AM
Slurpee cups are sooooo much cooler than ICEE cups.

You got that right. Kind of.

http://i.imgur.com/iEW07hj.jpg http://i.imgur.com/gf5qJPSl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/187gLRW.jpg

Shake2005
02-26-2013, 09:54 AM
A Quik Trip Generation 3 store in Wichita:

Quiktrip "Generation 3" Store | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150468726476263.361151.102817256262&type=1)

Buffalo Bill
02-26-2013, 10:24 AM
A Quik Trip Generation 3 store in Wichita:

Quiktrip "Generation 3" Store | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150468726476263.361151.102817256262&type=1)

Brown Family generation 0 store in OKC:

7-Eleven - 36th & Pennsylvania (http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=641d7e5c-3aff-497e-83ea-bb68f5bed8b8)

SomeGuy
02-26-2013, 10:32 AM
You got that right. Kind of.

http://i.imgur.com/iEW07hj.jpg http://i.imgur.com/gf5qJPSl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/187gLRW.jpg

I wish they would let Oklahoma do the slurppee cup promotions one day or free slurpees on 7-11 or even have the Oklahoma 7-11's sell what other 7-11's out of state sell

OKCNDN
02-26-2013, 11:18 AM
Slurpee's suck eggs. Too much sugar in it. Icy drinks are the only way to go.

MikeLucky
02-26-2013, 12:38 PM
A Quik Trip Generation 3 store in Wichita:

Quiktrip "Generation 3" Store | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150468726476263.361151.102817256262&type=1)

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times... I really miss QT's... :(

metro
02-27-2013, 09:16 AM
The QT cheerleaders seem to pop up once every few months with a new thread. It's a friggin gas station.

Mississippi Blues
02-27-2013, 04:09 PM
The QT cheerleaders seem to pop up once every few months with a new thread. It's a friggin gas station.

Pretty much. :cheerlead

But I do like QT's. :)

Buffalo Bill
02-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Pretty much. :cheerlead

But I do like QT's. :)

And 7-11 still sucks.

Stew
02-27-2013, 07:54 PM
Eh 7-11's have free ATM machines. Oncue's are very nice but their ATMs charge you over two bucks. As far as the rest of it goes gas is gas, soda is soda and the food at either place I wouldn't touch.

gamecock
02-27-2013, 08:57 PM
Eh 7-11's have free ATM machines. Oncue's are very nice but their ATMs charge you over two bucks. As far as the rest of it goes gas is gas, soda is soda and the food at either place I wouldn't touch.

The OnCue in Norman has a Transfund ATM, and I am fairly certain that there is no charge to use it.

Buffalo Bill
02-27-2013, 09:13 PM
Eh 7-11's have free ATM machines. Oncue's are very nice but their ATMs charge you over two bucks. As far as the rest of it goes gas is gas, soda is soda and the food at either place I wouldn't touch.

Oncue has free ATMs, windshield washing squeegees, card readers at the pump that actually work, lack the dire need for a power wash, and don't look like a small step obove the old Happy Foods.

But you're right, the gas is probably all the same.

Mississippi Blues
02-27-2013, 10:18 PM
And 7-11 still sucks.

I don't mind them. They're definitely not the best, but I can live with them. If I could trade 7-11's with QT's, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

MikeLucky
02-28-2013, 08:50 AM
I don't mind them. They're definitely not the best, but I can live with them. If I could trade 7-11's with QT's, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

That's like saying, "If I could trade Rosanne Barr for Giselle, I'd do it in a heartbeat." lol

Plutonic Panda
02-28-2013, 08:56 AM
It's absolutely true. It's a deal made with the Brown family, which owns OKC 7-Eleven, which itself is a separate company from the rest of 7-Eleven.Well, just out of curiosity, is that "deal" just the case in OKC? Because if I remember right, and correct me if I'm wrong on this, Dallas has 7-11, QT, and, Oncue express. If that is the case, why would they do that just here in OKC (assuming it hasn't been done somewhere else, which I'm sure it probably has)?

BoulderSooner
02-28-2013, 09:01 AM
Well, just out of curiosity, is that "deal" just the case in OKC? Because if I remember right, and correct me if I'm wrong on this, Dallas has 7-11, QT, and, Oncue express. If that is the case, why would they do that just here in OKC (assuming it hasn't been done somewhere else, which I'm sure it probably has)?

dallas 7-11's are not the same company as oklahoma 7-11's

Plutonic Panda
02-28-2013, 09:04 AM
Hmmm. I'll have do some research on that one. That just seems weird. They're just sharing the name I guess? I'll have to learn more about this. :p

Edit: I see what it is now. I guess I just didn't read Steve's post right. The Brown family, owns a chain of 7-11's completely different than the Dallas ones and wherever else. Ok, that's still weird to me, but I get now. I wonder how many other companies do that.

NoOkie
02-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Hmmm. I'll have do some research on that one. That just seems weird. They're just sharing the name I guess? I'll have to learn more about this. :p

Edit: I see what it is now. I guess I just didn't read Steve's post right. The Brown family, owns a chain of 7-11's completely different than the Dallas ones and wherever else. Ok, that's still weird to me, but I get now. I wonder how many other companies do that.

A friend of mine that works for them said that the Brown 7-11's have been around for about as long as the corporate 7-11 and a deal was reached at some point to allow them to use the name within certain geographic boundaries. It's probably done through some sort of licensing arrangement, and those are fairly common.

BoulderSooner
02-28-2013, 09:13 AM
Hmmm. I'll have do some research on that one. That just seems weird. They're just sharing the name I guess? I'll have to learn more about this. :p

Edit: I see what it is now. I guess I just didn't read Steve's post right. The Brown family, owns a chain of 7-11's completely different than the Dallas ones and wherever else. Ok, that's still weird to me, but I get now. I wonder how many other companies do that.

from wiki

The only independently owned 7-Eleven stores are located in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma metropolitan area. About 125 stores are owned by the family of William C. Brown (currently run by son Jim Brown) under special arrangement with the company since 1953. William C. Brown's father was a business associate and family friend of John Thompson. "Bill" had recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame and struck out on a quest to find an area "ripe" for the concept. During his travels he met the Tulsa based QuikTrip chain owner who suggested Oklahoma City to Brown. Narrowing down the choices he decided upon Oklahoma and opened store No.1 at NW 23rd & N. Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City.[citation needed] At their inception the Thompson family were part owners of the Oklahoma City 7-Eleven stores but never the Corporation. Brown would work a shift at the original store and afterwards would scout new locations to build. The "Oh Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven" phrase was coined by the Stanford Agency the in-house ad agency for 7-Eleven (1954–1981) in 1969. These stores carry a slightly different product selection than other 7-Eleven stores in the United States. as they do not serve hot dogs or nachos. Instead, they have their own bakeries, called Seventh Heaven.[37] Also, due to this agreement, they carry a non-7-Eleven branded product in lieu of the Slurpee, the Icy Drink, which is not to be confused with the ICEE.[38] The one side effect to this arrangement is that national advertising campaigns and promotions (e.g. movie marketing tie-ins) cannot be used.

Plutonic Panda
02-28-2013, 09:18 AM
I just found that, but thanks!!!! Does that not seem odd though? idk :p . . . It looked like the deal is permanent. :/

MikeLucky
02-28-2013, 09:20 AM
from wiki

The only independently owned 7-Eleven stores are located in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma metropolitan area. About 125 stores are owned by the family of William C. Brown (currently run by son Jim Brown) under special arrangement with the company since 1953. William C. Brown's father was a business associate and family friend of John Thompson. "Bill" had recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame and struck out on a quest to find an area "ripe" for the concept. During his travels he met the Tulsa based QuikTrip chain owner who suggested Oklahoma City to Brown. Narrowing down the choices he decided upon Oklahoma and opened store No.1 at NW 23rd & N. Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City.[citation needed] At their inception the Thompson family were part owners of the Oklahoma City 7-Eleven stores but never the Corporation. Brown would work a shift at the original store and afterwards would scout new locations to build. The "Oh Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven" phrase was coined by the Stanford Agency the in-house ad agency for 7-Eleven (1954–1981) in 1969. These stores carry a slightly different product selection than other 7-Eleven stores in the United States. as they do not serve hot dogs or nachos. Instead, they have their own bakeries, called Seventh Heaven.[37] Also, due to this agreement, they carry a non-7-Eleven branded product in lieu of the Slurpee, the Icy Drink, which is not to be confused with the ICEE.[38] The one side effect to this arrangement is that national advertising campaigns and promotions (e.g. movie marketing tie-ins) cannot be used.

Why?!?! WHHHYYYYYYYYY?!?!?! (falling to my knees... fists raised to the sky)

Matt
02-28-2013, 09:41 AM
A friend of mine that works for them said that the Brown 7-11's have been around for about as long as the corporate 7-11 and a deal was reached at some point to allow them to use the name within certain geographic boundaries. It's probably done through some sort of licensing arrangement, and those are fairly common.

It's an interesting situation. National 7-Eleven doesn't acknowledge the Oklahoma stores at all. Search for stores near OKC on their website (http://www.7-eleven.com/Default.aspx), and the first ones that come up are down near Wichita Falls. It's as if we don't exist!

No Slurpees, no Playboys, no lottery tickets, no QT. The Brown family is the reason why we can't have nice things. I hope OnCue eats them alive.

Plutonic Panda
02-28-2013, 09:54 AM
That's what I'm saying!!! What is the deal with that???? lol.. I have yet to find any other occasions where this has happened outside of 7-11.

Mississippi Blues
02-28-2013, 05:57 PM
That's like saying, "If I could trade Rosanne Barr for Giselle, I'd do it in a heartbeat." lol

I see you got my point.

BB37
02-28-2013, 10:17 PM
It's an interesting situation. National 7-Eleven doesn't acknowledge the Oklahoma stores at all. Search for stores near OKC on their website (http://www.7-eleven.com/Default.aspx), and the first ones that come up are down near Wichita Falls. It's as if we don't exist!

No Slurpees, no Playboys, no lottery tickets, no QT. The Brown family is the reason why we can't have nice things. I hope OnCue eats them alive.

I don't know about taking down 7-11, but the Valero C-store at NW Highway and Brookside closed up shop a couple of weeks ago, just a few months after OnCue opened their new store across the road.

macfoucin
02-28-2013, 10:49 PM
I went to the 7-11 at I-35 and Robinson in Norman today, could not hardly read the screen at the pump it was so faded. Then the receipt paper was out at the pump so I had to go inside and stand in line for a receipt. The inside looked straight out of the eighties and was long overdue a deep clean. Every QT I've ever been to is consistent, modern and clean. Ive never been to an OnCue but if its anything like QT I hope they run 7-11 out of town!

Mississippi Blues
03-02-2013, 10:25 AM
I went to the 7-11 at I-35 and Robinson in Norman today, could not hardly read the screen at the pump it was so faded. Then the receipt paper was out at the pump so I had to go inside and stand in line for a receipt. The inside looked straight out of the eighties and was long overdue a deep clean. Every QT I've ever been to is consistent, modern and clean. Ive never been to an OnCue but if its anything like QT I hope they run 7-11 out of town!

OnCue is a lot like QT, just not as nationally known & not as loved by Okies.

Stew
03-02-2013, 01:54 PM
I went to the 7-11 at I-35 and Robinson in Norman today, could not hardly read the screen at the pump it was so faded. Then the receipt paper was out at the pump so I had to go inside and stand in line for a receipt. The inside looked straight out of the eighties and was long overdue a deep clean. Every QT I've ever been to is consistent, modern and clean. Ive never been to an OnCue but if its anything like QT I hope they run 7-11 out of town!

That would be a lot of unemployed folks. I hope 7/11 continues to step up their game like they've done in Norman and some of the other recently built stores. You can never have too many quality convenience stores.

jn1780
03-02-2013, 02:30 PM
I went to the 7-11 at I-35 and Robinson in Norman today, could not hardly read the screen at the pump it was so faded. Then the receipt paper was out at the pump so I had to go inside and stand in line for a receipt. The inside looked straight out of the eighties and was long overdue a deep clean. Every QT I've ever been to is consistent, modern and clean. Ive never been to an OnCue but if its anything like QT I hope they run 7-11 out of town!

Then they would look just like the 7-11's because there are no reason to step up their game.

Mississippi Blues
03-02-2013, 03:37 PM
That would be a lot of unemployed folks. I hope 7/11 continues to step up their game like they've done in Norman and some of the other recently built stores. You can never have too many quality convenience stores.


Then they would look just like the 7-11's because there are no reason to step up their game.

Perhaps if OnCue ran 7-11 out of town, that would give QT the nod to open some stores in OKC. Then all the people that worked for 7-11 & lost their jobs could go work at QT & OnCue would have to compete with an even higher quality gas station chain & everyone will shut up about how much 7-11 sucks & how great QT is & how badly OKC needs a QT & we can all go on with our freakin' lives without crying daily because there's no QT's in OKC but there's all these ghetto 7-11's.

jn1780
03-02-2013, 04:07 PM
Perhaps if OnCue ran 7-11 out of town, that would give QT the nod to open some stores in OKC. Then all the people that worked for 7-11 & lost their jobs could go work at QT & OnCue would have to compete with an even higher quality gas station chain & everyone will shut up about how much 7-11 sucks & how great QT is & how badly OKC needs a QT & we can all go on with our freakin' lives without crying daily because there's no QT's in OKC but there's all these ghetto 7-11's.

Or just find something else to cry about. Lol

dankrutka
03-02-2013, 04:15 PM
7-11 employees are just as nice as those at other stores. I have never encountered a pissy 7-11 employee anywhere. I have encountered a 7-11 employee who just didn't say anything other than the total (and that employee was very busy) but not one has ever shown a particularly bad attitude. Ever think it may not be the employee with the bad attitude?:rolleyes:

I disagree. 7/11 employees are fine, but QT employees go out of their way to make your experience better. It's part of the QT culture, like Chick-fil-A. And employees do it because they have better benefits. It's just a far better run business that reflects in everything from friendliness to product quality to cleanliness.

dankrutka
03-02-2013, 04:17 PM
OnCue is a lot like QT, just not as nationally known & not as loved by Okies.

I'll second this. OnCue definitely models itself after QT and does a decent job. Still falls short. I was at the one by 235 & 23rd and the guy at the register was eating some disgusting food & talking with his mouth full as he checked me out. He was also having a conversation with another employee where he was just complaining. Hardly looked at me. I've probably been to QT over 1,000 times and never seen anything like that.

Mississippi Blues
03-02-2013, 04:38 PM
Or just find something else to cry about. Lol

Nothing else to cry about.

Mississippi Blues
03-02-2013, 04:41 PM
I'll second this. OnCue definitely models itself after QT and does a decent job. Still falls short. I was at the one by 235 & 23rd and the guy at the register was eating some disgusting food & talking with his mouth full as he checked me out. He was also having a conversation with another employee where he was just complaining. Hardly looked at me. I've probably been to QT over 1,000 times and never seen anything like that.

Yes. I see OnCue as the little brother of QT that is following the lead of it's bigger brother, he's just not efficient enough, skilled enough, or have enough experience to be better than or as good as his big brother, QT.

macfoucin
03-02-2013, 07:23 PM
Circle K is typically > 7-11 but still not up to par. Went to one tonight in Norman...trash overflowing at the pumps and receipt paper was out at the pump, go inside for a receipt and had to wait because the the guy is yacking on the phone. They call them convenient stores for a reason. Please hurry QT and OnCue!

jompster
09-23-2014, 01:52 PM
I remember when the first OnCue started in Stillwater. It was an old QT, and OnCue basically just moved in. All their stores are now based on an older QT model. That being said, I find OnCue just as pleasing as QT as they have many similar features. Having grown up near Tulsa, I always had a like for their stores.

warreng88
09-23-2014, 02:29 PM
I remember when the first OnCue started in Stillwater. It was an old QT, and OnCue basically just moved in. All their stores are now based on an older QT model. That being said, I find OnCue just as pleasing as QT as they have many similar features. Having grown up near Tulsa, I always had a like for their stores.

Me too. I grew up in Tulsa (15th and Memorial and then Broken Arrow) and always loved QT's, but am really happy with OnCue moving in and taking over the business dominated by 7-11's. Do any QT's have drive-thru's? I have never seen one, so I thought I would ask.

CuatrodeMayo
09-23-2014, 03:21 PM
Me too. I grew up in Tulsa (15th and Memorial and then Broken Arrow) and always loved QT's, but am really happy with OnCue moving in and taking over the business dominated by 7-11's. Do any QT's have drive-thru's? I have never seen one, so I thought I would ask.
Yes. Some do.

Swake
09-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Yes. Some do.

Im not aware of any Quik Trips with a drive through

CuatrodeMayo
09-23-2014, 06:23 PM
I’m not aware of any Quik Trips with a drive through
I misread. Some OnCue's have drive-thrus. I don't know about QTs.

hfry
04-03-2015, 01:27 PM
Got these pictures of the demolition for the new oncue at hefner and may. Both pictures about a day apart and they have only been working a few days. 105771057710578

Pete
04-03-2015, 01:31 PM
Thanks!

Didn't realize this was already underway.

baralheia
04-03-2015, 02:53 PM
The more OnCue stations we get, the better. Their stores are consistently clean, well lit, and organized - which is more than I can say for pretty much any other convenience store chain in OKC. It's almost as good as having QuikTrip in town... Almost.

jn1780
04-03-2015, 02:54 PM
Its a race between the new 7-11 on 122nd and Oncue. 7-11 has a two week head start, but I have a feeling the Oncue will beat them.