The Search for the Best Coffee in South Carolina – Convenience Stores

by Christian Stegmaier

Our practice area includes defending the interests of convenience store retailers. As well, our firm is very active in the South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores. As a result of all of this, we often find ourselves in c-stores.

Within recent years, several c-store retailers have made a concerted effort to enhance their coffee service. This effort has resulted in many of these retailers seeing increased traffic in their stores for the express purpose of coffee purchases. I personally enjoy the coffee service found in:

– Circle K;
– Scotchman/Li’l Cricket;
– Bob Brandi’s Pitt Stop locations;
– Kangaroo/The Pantry; and
– Hot Spots

As well, many of the smaller operators are putting out a great product. I’ve got favorites in just about every county (we’re on the road a lot).

We’re interested to know: Have you experienced better coffee at these retailers? Do you find yourself stopping at c-stores for coffee? Where are you finding the best coffee?

Of course, many other food service establishments (quick service, casual service, full-service, and club) have a great product. We’ll explore those in later posts.
About Christian Stegmaier
Senior Shareholder

Christian Stegmaier is a shareholder and chair of the Retail & Hospitality Practice Group at Collins & Lacy in Columbia. He is also active in the firm’s professional liability and appellate practices. Stegmaier welcomes your questions at (803) 255-0454 or