By Mike Thayer
According to their website, Valero is the world's largest independent petroleum refiner, and a leading marketer, ethanol producer and corporate citizen.
Their convenience stores however, are less-than-stellar.
I wish I hadn't. A Grab Bag of my favorite chip and a 12 ounce bottle of soda cost me $4.17! In contrast, that Doritos grab bag of chips and a Big Q fountain drink costs just $2.99 at QuikTrip. And yes, I could have poured myself a fountain drink, saving on the drink price, but given the appearance of this store, I didn't trust how clean that fountain service area would be. Some lights in the store were out, another was flickering, the floor needed a good sweep and mop and the price of gas has to be the highest in town at $1.95 a gallon. The attendant on duty was less-than-friendly, no greeting as I entered, no smile.
I've visited other Valero locations before, and while they aren't as bad as this Lincoln location is, there always seems to be something that's not right. I've never been impressed with how Valero presents itself to customers.
I have to quit stopping at Valero convenience stores, I wouldn't recommend them at all! Only stop at a Valero as an absolute last resort!
The Valero located at 7101 E. Lincoln Street in Wichita gets one out of five Bachelor on the Cheap stars. They are NOT wallet friendly, the store wasn't clean and the service was sub-par.
$pend Wisely My Friends.....