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YeahIKnow
01-05-2016, 04:24 PM
They painted an OnCue sign on the tall sign that's on the corner of NW 36th and May. I wasn't stopped at the intersection long enough to take a picture. I remember there being some discussion about that tall sign in a thread. I thought it was this one, but I can't find the conversation.

shawnw
01-05-2016, 04:36 PM
Is it just an optical illusion or does the OnCue being built at 4th and I-35 in Moore seem massive?

Plutonic Panda
01-05-2016, 04:46 PM
Is it just an optical illusion or does the OnCue being built at 4th and I-35 in Moore seem massive?

Dude I thought the same thing. That easily looks like their biggest store.

Plutonic Panda
01-05-2016, 04:48 PM
When they built the new Loves and Guthrie Travel Stop further up the road 11 miles in Guthrie, at least those 2 businesses were on Highway 33 and can handle the new traffic that gets off to visit those stores. It will be interesting to see what "roadwork" will get done on Waterloo and I-35 because traffic there now can be a pain. Sometimes the traffic that exits on Waterloo has to set out on I-35 before you even reach the exit ramp, pretty dangerous.Yeah I think ODOT has it listed for 2018 but may move it up on the account of the new highway bill that was passed. Longer ramps. Three lanes of turning so two left turn lanes(with a joint straight lane) and a single right turn lane, and then Waterloo is being widened to four lanes a half mile or something like that in each direction.

They had a huge mixed-use development at this location, but it died.

oklip955
01-05-2016, 08:37 PM
I was thinking that the mixed use wan on the west side of I-35. Isn't this on the east side? Also They should consider 4 lanning Waterloo west of I-35. That area is continuing to grow an so is south Logan county. Also east of I-35 is fixing to grow as more small lot subdivisions go in. The new high school is build along with a new elementary school at Douglas and Coffee Creek and another at Douglas and Charter Oak..

Plutonic Panda
01-05-2016, 08:55 PM
Correct. It was on the NW Corner

terryinokc
01-06-2016, 09:03 AM
They painted an OnCue sign on the tall sign that's on the corner of NW 36th and May. I wasn't stopped at the intersection long enough to take a picture. I remember there being some discussion about that tall sign in a thread. I thought it was this one, but I can't find the conversation.

That tall sign is a 1950's leftover from the Safeway store that was originally built on that corner. Every business that was on that corner afterwards used the sign. The Safeway closed in the mid 1960's I think...seems like they had a fire.

Stickman
01-06-2016, 12:21 PM
That tall sign is a 1950's leftover from the Safeway store that was originally built on that corner. Every business that was on that corner afterwards used the sign. The Safeway closed in the mid 1960's I think...seems like they had a fire.


Its probably grandfathered in. Pretty large, don't know if the City would approve a new one that size or close to the corner. I will be a patron on my way to work.

Uptowner
01-14-2016, 01:55 PM
That's a score for Landrun. That old grocery store, originally a tg&y, a Safeway, then a homeland, an albertsons, then a homeland again before being abandoned. Was purchased by them and converted to accept the inventory and business model of hotel motel liquidation after they had to buy out the guy who owned the rise to make their deal. I can't imagine anyone wanting to be in that business, but it probably profited enough to pay the mortgage.

warreng88
01-14-2016, 02:32 PM
Its probably grandfathered in. Pretty large, don't know if the City would approve a new one that size or close to the corner. I will be a patron on my way to work.

We live around 23rd and May and drive north up may quite often. Around 30th, you can see the sign which is a half mile away. We always joke asking where the nearest OnCue is.

ChrisHayes
01-18-2016, 06:07 PM
They need one near Hobby Lobby on Council Rd. I go to the 7-11 across from Hobby Lobby during my lunch break from time to time and that 7-11 is always packed with people. On Cue would make a killing down there.

warreng88
01-18-2016, 07:54 PM
They need one near Hobby Lobby on Council Rd. I go to the 7-11 across from Hobby Lobby during my lunch break from time to time and that 7-11 is always packed with people. On Cue would make a killing down there.

There is one on the SW corner or Reno and MacArthur which is just east of the Hobby Lobby.

gopokes88
01-18-2016, 08:33 PM
63rd and nw expressway is now Phillips 66 gas

Pete
01-18-2016, 09:54 PM
And a new OnCue is just staring at I-40 & Council, next to the Outlet Shoppes.

OKCDrummer77
01-30-2016, 10:27 AM
From today at NW 10th & Portland:

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff342/OKCDrummer77/20160130_095937_zpszp7mj3pg.jpg (http://s538.photobucket.com/user/OKCDrummer77/media/20160130_095937_zpszp7mj3pg.jpg.html)

macfoucin
02-25-2016, 04:22 PM
The Moore location is now open.

OklahomaNick
02-25-2016, 05:15 PM
A "friend" close to the OnCue empire told me that the last few years they have been building their facilities with expansion capabilities and extra parking to potentially accommodate Oklahoma's changing liquor laws. I thought this was very interesting. A good handful of our laws would have to change in order for them to take advantage of this including the "you cant own more than one liquor store" law.

warreng88
02-28-2016, 02:22 PM
Drove by the 36th and May location yesterday and noticed they were scraping the posts for the sign getting ready for paint. Also, the foundation for the pumps was laid weeks ago and rebar for a massive concrete pour for the rest of the parking and driving area was about half way done yesterday as well. It really looks like the interior is completed and just needs to be stocked. I wouldn't be surprised if they were open by the middle of March, if not earlier.

Pete
02-28-2016, 07:02 PM
Spent all day in Tulsa and stopped at 3 different QuikTrips during my travels...

What, if any, are the advantages over OnCue?

I can tell you I like the restrooms much better at OnCue... Always in the same place (to the far left), no doors to handle, and often an entrance/exit right next to the restrooms so you can completely bypass the hub-bub in the store itself.

I like QuikTrip but I'm not sure I'd trade them for OnCue.

Tundra
02-28-2016, 07:59 PM
Spent all day in Tulsa and stopped at 3 different QuikTrips during my travels...

What, if any, are the advantages over OnCue?

I can tell you I like the restrooms much better at OnCue... Always in the same place (to the far left), no doors to handle, and often an entrance/exit right next to the restrooms so you can completely bypass the hub-bub in the store itself.

I like QuikTrip but I'm not sure I'd trade them for OnCue.

I like the quicktrip kitchens with the drive thru window.... That might be the biggest difference , 7-11 seems to have followed suit on the made to order foods that Quicktrip offers and OnCue doesn't.....

QUIKTRIP® LAUNCHES FRESH, MADE-TO-ORDER MENU IN ST. LOUIS KNOWN AS ?QT KITCHENS®? (http://www.quiktrip.com/About/News/ArtMID/524/ArticleID/2/QUIKTRIP174-LAUNCHES-FRESH-MADE-TO-ORDER-MENU-IN-ST-LOUIS-KNOWN-AS-%E2%80%9CQT-KITCHENS174%E2%80%9D)

Thomas Vu
02-29-2016, 01:43 AM
One disadvantage for as long as I can remember for QT, they dont' offer 100% gas. Not sure if that's still the case.

Else it's brand loyalty. Kum & Go was the only competition when I lived there, and QT blew em away.

baralheia
02-29-2016, 02:53 PM
The QT Kitchens sandwiches are really good. Before they changed them to not come with any sauces pre-applied, the Triple Stack was my kryptonite. They had a spread on there similar to miracle whip, but not quite as sweet, and it made that sandwich utterly delicious. QT also has amazing cashiers... Stupendously fast at cashing you out. OnCue's cashiers are better than average, but still not quite as good as QT. One thing that used to be a disadvantage for OnCue was QT sells Top Tier detergent gasoline; Until OnCue switched to exclusively dispensing Phillips 66 fuels, it wasn't known if OnCue's gasoline was Top Tier as well.

Pete
02-29-2016, 03:47 PM
^

Yes, the cashiers and process for checking out at QT is fantastic.

They take your card, quickly swipe it, ask if you want your receipt and then are on your way.

All the places (like OnCue) that have the customer swipe their own card really slows things down because people always take forever to figure it out, swipe it the right way, enter their PIN, etc.

TheTravellers
03-01-2016, 11:45 AM
^

Yes, the cashiers and process for checking out at QT is fantastic.

They take your card, quickly swipe it, ask if you want your receipt and then are on your way.

All the places (like OnCue) that have the customer swipe their own card really slows things down because people always take forever to figure it out, swipe it the right way, enter their PIN, etc.

Semi-related and hopefully not pointlessly negative. :) What is it with the slow people in checkout lines or at gas stations/convenience stores? When we lived in IL and WA, almost everybody knew how to swipe their cards, used them instead of checks (don't know if they were debit or credit, ours are debit) at grocery stores (and almost everywhere else), and used them all the time at gas pumps. Here, they just don't. Fumble around and write checks after the cashier tells them the total at the store, still goes inside and pays at gas stations, etc. Very curious that the cultural difference is so pronounced (to us), wonder occasionally why it is so different here... That's probably why the QT cashiers do it their way - lots faster (as you said, Pete), they got tired of the lines not moving quikly enough...

Pete
03-01-2016, 11:57 AM
^

I can tell you the check out process at most places in California were very bad as well. The average person is in their own little world and couldn't care less about all the people behind them. There are many times where I actually check out and pass the person in front of me, who is still standing there putting all the crap back in their pockets/purse, digging for their keys and sunglasses etc.

I was pained to see the Tulsa's Trader Joes has a new checkout point of sale... The ones in Cali allowed you to swipe your card as soon as the checker started scanning your items and put in your PIN... All you had to do at the end was okay your total and you were on your way.

At the Tulsa store, you can't swipe your card until the checker was finished (at least that's what she told me) and it also has one of those chip-card readers which requires a whole other process and you only know that after you try to swipe your card, again at the end of the ringing up.

Plutonic Panda
03-01-2016, 12:11 PM
The ones in Cali allowed you to swipe your card as soon as the checker started scanning your items and put in your PIN... All you had to do at the end was okay your total and you were on your way.Don't hate for this, but they don't do that anymore. They did when I moved up here a year ago, but now they stopped.

TheTravellers
03-01-2016, 03:31 PM
^

I can tell you the check out process at most places in California were very bad as well. The average person is in their own little world and couldn't care less about all the people behind them. There are many times where I actually check out and pass the person in front of me, who is still standing there putting all the crap back in their pockets/purse, digging for their keys and sunglasses etc.

I was pained to see the Tulsa's Trader Joes has a new checkout point of sale... The ones in Cali allowed you to swipe your card as soon as the checker started scanning your items and put in your PIN... All you had to do at the end was okay your total and you were on your way.

At the Tulsa store, you can't swipe your card until the checker was finished (at least that's what she told me) and it also has one of those chip-card readers which requires a whole other process and you only know that after you try to swipe your card, again at the end of the ringing up.

Wow, IL and WA are ahead of the curve, who woulda thunk it?

The whole "can't swipe until the end" is annoying too, hasn't been that way until recently, but at Walgreen's and Barnes & Noble, you can't swipe until you see the little green or blue arrows flashing, very odd that they'd go backwards technologically.

And the chip readers are also annoyingly non-standard - lots of POS terminals *have* the chip reader, but if you try to use it, they won't work and you have to swipe, then there are other ones where it's vice versa - swipe, then it tells you to use the chip reader. I blame the retail sales lobbying association for the swipe-or-insert bullcrap - we, as a nation, should've completely and fully adopted chip readers and chipped cards many many years ago, like Europe, but apparently the lobbying group that represents retailers here in the USA said it would be too expensive for all the shops to convert over to the new standard. Guess what, they had to do it anyway, just 10 years later than Europe, idiots...

zookeeper
03-01-2016, 03:47 PM
Wow, IL and WA are ahead of the curve, who woulda thunk it?

The whole "can't swipe until the end" is annoying too, hasn't been that way until recently, but at Walgreen's and Barnes & Noble, you can't swipe until you see the little green or blue arrows flashing, very odd that they'd go backwards technologically.

And the chip readers are also annoyingly non-standard - lots of POS terminals *have* the chip reader, but if you try to use it, they won't work and you have to swipe, then there are other ones where it's vice versa - swipe, then it tells you to use the chip reader. I blame the retail sales lobbying association for the swipe-or-insert bullcrap - we, as a nation, should've completely and fully adopted chip readers and chipped cards many many years ago, like Europe, but apparently the lobbying group that represents retailers here in the USA said it would be too expensive for all the shops to convert over to the new standard. Guess what, they had to do it anyway, just 10 years later than Europe, idiots...

That was pretty blunt, but all true. I've noticed lately that my newer cards work fine some places and then totally hold things up on others. For example, and this is fairly recent but happens a lot, I will swipe the card and it doesn't work (without a reason given) and says to swipe again, it rejects it again and asks you to manually enter your entire CC number and then it works. But we've all wasted that extra time and multiply this by however many people and - you have to wonder.

turnpup
03-01-2016, 03:52 PM
Plus, the chip card readers really slow down the process. At Target, for example, I used to be able to swipe my card right at the beginning, then input my PIN, then tell it no cash back, etc., and be completely ready to leave as soon as the cashier finished. Now, with the chip reader, I can't do any of the aforementioned until after the checker has completely finished! So the people in line behind me are having to wait all that time. It's very frustrating.

AP
03-01-2016, 04:14 PM
Don't hate for this, but they don't do that anymore. They did when I moved up here a year ago, but now they stopped.

Are you back in LA now?

DowntownMan
03-01-2016, 08:32 PM
Living out in the deer creek area, i think a perfect place for the next oncue is right at rockwell and memorial. seems to be a perfect spot for a station with the companies locating out there and there is decent traffic coming in from deer creek there.

Plutonic Panda
03-02-2016, 02:02 PM
Are you back in LA now?Yes sir! I'm in Hollywood right now but I'm about to attend the New York Film academy in May so I'm looking at moving to Studio City so I can walk to school because traffic is horrible in West LA :((((

warreng88
03-13-2016, 08:11 PM
Drove by the 36th and May OnCue location and they had the pumps in and most of the sign posts have been painted black. Looks a lot better now.

roci28
03-17-2016, 04:51 AM
36th and May should be opening pretty soon. The big sign is now painted black, pumps in, landscaping just about complete.

warreng88
03-20-2016, 08:41 PM
36th and May should be opening pretty soon. The big sign is now painted black, pumps in, landscaping just about complete.

Drove by it today and the top part of the sign on the north side still needs to be painted. Landscaping is in and lines are painted for parking.

warreng88
03-22-2016, 11:31 AM
Real estate fueling OnCue’s OKC growth

By: Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record March 21, 2016

STILLWATER – Fast-growing OnCue Express started in 2004 with the merging of two competitors, Griffith Petroleum and Shaw’s Gulf. For the first two years, the company expanded across northeast and northwest Oklahoma, with stores in Enid, Ponca City and Grove.

“We went as far east as the Oklahoma/Arkansas border and as far north as the Kansas/Oklahoma border,” said Bob Palmer, chief operations officer.

Then, in 2006, the company focused its attention on Oklahoma City. Since that time, it has added 20 convenience stores with fueling and more than 18 active compressed natural gas stations.

OnCue’s stores measure 6,600 square feet, and sit on up to 5 acres of land. The company has a lengthy list of items it evaluates before purchasing land, Palmer said, though he didn’t want to elaborate about what qualifications are on the list. The sudden growth in Oklahoma City occurred because the company found multiple pieces of land for sale at about the same time.

“You can’t predict how frequently you’ll be able to buy property,” he said. “Then, all of a sudden, there’s a giant wave and you’ll buy six.”

Palmer said OnCue’s store design and land size were created by looking across the industry and using some of the best ideas. Other chain stores that have a large footprint include QuikTrip and WaWa in the northeast.

New ideas were added to set OnCue apart, such as adding frozen yogurt inside. The building’s canopy that stretches from the fueling pumps to the store; and the large, door-less entry bathrooms are amenities that make OnCue different than its competitors, Palmer said.

“When you go inside the bathrooms, everything is hand-less,” he said. “That’s something you don’t see in the convenience store business.”

National Association of Convenience Stores spokesman Jeff Lenard has visited an OnCue and said the store is a flavor of QuikTrip. He said the Tulsa-based QuikTrip prides itself on clean stores and good employee relations.

“You have to be in QuikTrip’s league when you’re in the same market,” Lenard said.

He said OnCue’s investment in CNG will pay off in the long run. Because CNG prices are less volatile than gasoline or diesel, the volume of natural gas customers remains consistent. A high percentage of CNG vehicles are part of fleets, which also provide more sales consistency. And it’s fleet drivers who make a substantial portion in-store purchases.

Competitor QuikTrip has an advantage in food offerings, and some stores even have kitchens. OnCue is where QuikTrip was a few years ago in terms of food service, Lenard said, but that is OK.

“If you’re not ready to do food service, don’t get ahead,” he said. “If you disappoint the customer, you’ll lose a lot of money with food and everything else as well.”

MagzOK
03-29-2016, 02:07 AM
I like how well lit OnCues are at night, and I love how the roof extends from the pumps to the building. In rain or on a blistery hot summer day that roof is fantastic.

Slimjim
04-15-2016, 07:14 PM
i only buy my gas at oncue

Brett
04-22-2016, 05:54 PM
Drove by the Hefner Rd. & May Ave. location that is under construction. It looks like the pumps are being installed. My guess is mid-May when it officially opens.

OKCDrummer77
04-24-2016, 02:28 PM
http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff342/OKCDrummer77/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_140052_zpscicipcwg.jpg (http://s538.photobucket.com/user/OKCDrummer77/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_140052_zpscicipcwg.jpg.html)

Today at NW 10th & Portland. Gas pumps are not in place, and the parking lot is just dirt. A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted to OnCue to ask when they expect this one to open. They replied that they hope to open in early summer.

Bunty
04-24-2016, 09:40 PM
Semi-related and hopefully not pointlessly negative. :) What is it with the slow people in checkout lines or at gas stations/convenience stores? When we lived in IL and WA, almost everybody knew how to swipe their cards, used them instead of checks (don't know if they were debit or credit, ours are debit) at grocery stores (and almost everywhere else), and used them all the time at gas pumps. Here, they just don't. Fumble around and write checks after the cashier tells them the total at the store, still goes inside and pays at gas stations, etc. Very curious that the cultural difference is so pronounced (to us), wonder occasionally why it is so different here... That's probably why the QT cashiers do it their way - lots faster (as you said, Pete), they got tired of the lines not moving quikly enough...

Convenience stores actually take checks? I wouldn't know. I can't remember the last time I gave a check at one of those stores, if I ever started.

Pete
04-25-2016, 08:35 AM
The OnCue on Council and I-40 near the outlet shops has the canopy up and is starting to move fast now.

Brett
05-15-2016, 10:30 AM
Drove by the May & Hefner location. The sign is up and everything is in place. Looks like a grand opening should happen this week.

MagzOK
05-15-2016, 10:48 AM
This one is close to me and my family is ready for it to open!

Pete
05-15-2016, 11:13 AM
Their Facebook back says "end of the month" so it may still be a couple of weeks.

Pete
05-25-2016, 11:27 AM
May & Hefner is now open

Dustin
05-25-2016, 02:14 PM
About damn time! Lol

Paule4ou
05-25-2016, 05:57 PM
Storm water permit pulled today for OnCue #130 to be located at Kilpatrick Turnpike and HWY 66 (39th Expressway).

turnpup
05-25-2016, 06:00 PM
Hmmm, that's pretty close to the one at 39th and Rockwell.

Brett
06-18-2016, 01:11 PM
The new location at SW 119th St & I-44 is all finished and should open by the end of the month. I noticed that the structural steel I-beams are in place and construction is in progress at the I-240 & May Ave location.

Pete
06-18-2016, 02:36 PM
NW 10th & Portland is getting close as well.

Jeepnokc
06-18-2016, 02:54 PM
They were filling the gas storage tanks at the SW 119th location this last week

bombermwc
06-23-2016, 08:01 AM
240/May has to be an OnCue too. The structure finally went up on the section they tore out from Albertsons. Seems like an awful lot of work to put in a gas station, but that's their normal way these days.

baralheia
06-23-2016, 11:02 AM
240/May has to be an OnCue too. The structure finally went up on the section they tore out from Albertsons. Seems like an awful lot of work to put in a gas station, but that's their normal way these days.
Yep, it sure is! See Post #170 (http://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=31431&p=927345#post927345) in this thread for details. :)

Brett
07-19-2016, 05:25 PM
Drove by the OnCue Express that is still under construction by the Outlet Shoppes (or as I like to call it The Smokers Mall). It looks to be about a couple of months away. The building looks to be complete but there has yet to be any concrete poured.

oklip955
07-19-2016, 06:31 PM
The huge one (largest one so far) is being built at Waterloo and I-35. Northeast corner. They are in the dirt moving stage. The old long abandoned horse farm house and some of the old buildings are gone. Looks like they still have lots of grading to do on that hill but at least they have broken ground and one eye sore is gone.

OKIEDOKE
07-19-2016, 06:37 PM
The huge one (largest one so far) is being built at Waterloo and I-35. Northeast corner. They are in the dirt moving stage. The old long abandoned horse farm house and some of the old buildings are gone. Looks like they still have lots of grading to do on that hill but at least they have broken ground and one eye sore is gone.

It's the old catfish barn restaurant.... That intersection will have to be rebuilt or it will be a complete nightmare.

I also heard that the new OnCues will be featuring dog parks..

DowntownMan
07-19-2016, 08:54 PM
It's the old catfish barn restaurant.... That intersection will have to be rebuilt or it will be a complete nightmare.

I also heard that the new OnCues will be featuring dog parks..
That intersection is scheduled to be rebuilt and using standards not ever used in Oklahoma before. I'm excited to see that

OKIEDOKE
07-19-2016, 09:02 PM
That intersection is scheduled to be rebuilt and using standards not ever used in Oklahoma before. I'm excited to see that

That's good to hear, because that traffic in the morning and evening is unbelievable...

Plutonic Panda
07-19-2016, 09:43 PM
That's good to hear, because that traffic in the morning and evening is unbelievable...

Well the great news is you'll only have to wait 4 more years! But they do have temporary improvements coming this year including widening the off ramps so traffic doesn't back up to I-35.