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Kum & Go expanding into Utah with dozens of Salt Lake City stores

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JOHNSTON, IA - AUGUST 07: A decal advertising E85 Ethanol is displayed on a gas pump at a Kum and Go gas station on August 7, 2012 in Johnston, Iowa. An exceptionally hot summer and the worst drought in more than a half century has caused cut prospects for the U.S. corn crop to a five-year low and has sent prices up to over $8.00 a bushel in late July trading. The price surge and limited supply has also prompted ethanol plants to voluntarily slow production by 20 percent, a two year low. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Convenience store Kum & Go is planning to make Salt Lake City and Utah part of its chain with more than 30 new stores with the first set to open in 2022.

The outlets sell gas but also offers made-to-order sandwiches and pizza, along with beverages and snacks. The chain sells beer and wine, though Utah locations will presumably follow Utah's liquor laws and offer only beer with legal alcohol content.

“We are excited to bring Kum & Go’s unique brand of fun, flavor and convenience to Utah,” Kum & Go CEO Tanner Krause said. “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 can currently be found in the west and especially in the Midwest of the U.S. with more than 400 stores in 11 states that will grow to include the Beehive State.

They also carry items like phone accessories and health aids. It also seeks to be seen as environmentally friend with compostable silverware and straws, recyclable cups and lips and paper or post-consumer recycled food packaging, according to a press release about the expansion.

“This is the first new state Kum & Go is entering in over ten years and we’re thrilled to continue to add to our western footprint with Utah,” Senior Vice President of Store Development, Niki Mason said. “We plan for an initial rollout of more than 30 stores in the next five years and see plenty of opportunity for growth beyond.”

The chain was established in Iowa in 1959. I has stores in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.