In an era of increased channel blurring, where dollar stores, quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) and drug stores are vying for the same customers, smart store design can help differentiate your c-store over the competition. 

Pak-A-Sak Convenience Stores, which operates 20 locations in Texas, has worked with design firm Paragon Solutions for more than 20 years to keep its stores ahead of the pack.


In 2008, the chain debuted its prototype design in Amarillo, Texas. The 4,925-square-foot store features a drive-through experience that has been so successful, the chain has retrofitted it to almost half its store fleet—nine of the 20 stores now have a drive-through.