Circle K Reopens in Wilson as North Carolina’s Largest EV Charging Site and Krystal Restaurant

Circle K Reopens in Wilson as North Carolina's Largest EV Charging Site and Krystal Restaurant

Circle K Reopens in Wilson as North Carolina's Largest EV Charging Site and Krystal Restaurant

Reopening event on June 26 featured prizes, giveaways, food samples, free EV charging and 40 cents per gallon savings on fuel

Circle K is making it easy for commuters and travelers along two major highway arteries to refresh, fill up and charge up.

The global convenience store chain celebrated the reopening of its location at I-95 and Raleigh Rd. Parkway on Wednesday, June 26. The location includes the largest bank of EV fast chargers in North Carolina as well as the state’s first Krystal restaurant.

To mark the occasion, representatives of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce joined Circle K and Krystal leaders and cut the ribbon at 11 a.m. On opening day, customers enjoyed samples of food, prize raffles, giveaways and fun kids’ activities; free EV charging all day long; and a 40-cent per gallon discount on fuel from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Located at 4940 Raleigh Rd. Pkwy near I-95 exit 121 close to the I-587 interchange, the 6,781-square-foot store employs 25 team members and includes:

  • A fuel canopy with 18 pumps serving Circle K gasoline and diesel fuel
  • Five lanes of high-speed diesel offering DEF, along with a CAT Scale and truck parking
  • The largest Electronic Vehicle charging site in North Carolina, with 20 Tesla and 5 Circle K charging spots
  • A 2,000 square-foot Krystal’s Restaurant.

Circle K Reopens in Wilson as North Carolina's Largest EV Charging Site and Krystal Restaurant

Krystal is known as the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South, serving up fresh, hot sliders on signature square buns since 1932. The Wilson Circle K location is operated by Circle K staff, offering around-the-clock service, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night menus.

Inside the store, in addition to a full range of branded snacks and packaged beverages, ice cold beer, age-restricted offerings and clean restrooms, customers can enjoy grab and go fresh food, fast sandwiches, burgers and snacks, 100% sustainably sourced coffee freshly ground to order, ice cold Polar Pop favorites, and signature Froster frozen drinks, as well as a wide range of convenience items.

“We are on a mission to make our customers’ lives a little easier every day, and this site does so in a big way for local customers as well as interstate travelers,” said Will Rice, Circle K Vice President of Operations, Coastal Carolinas Region. “We’re excited to bring this new experience to Wilson, meeting the needs of EV drivers and truck drivers alike, as well as a Krystal restaurant and updated store experience to enjoy while you’re plugged in or filling up.”

Circle K Reopens in Wilson as North Carolina's Largest EV Charging Site and Krystal Restaurant

Circle K is a subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard, a global leader in convenience and mobility operating in 31 countries and territories, with more than 16,700 stores, of which approximately 13,100 offering road transportation fuel. With its well-known Couche-Tard and Circle K banners, it is one of the largest independent convenience store operators in the United States and it is a leader in the convenience store industry and road transportation fuel retail in Canada, Scandinavia, the Baltics, as well as in Ireland. It also has an important presence in Poland and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China and has recently expanded to Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. More than 149,000 people are employed throughout its network.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Krystal Restaurants LLC is the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South. Krystal hamburgers have been served fresh and hot off the grill on the iconic square bun since 1932. With nearly 300 restaurants across 10 states, Krystal is dedicated to innovation and consistently delivering unique, craveable menu items at a great price. In addition to the beloved menu, Krystal’s growing portfolio features a standout business model, strong leadership and a flexible, versatile buildout strategy that drives sales. Recognized by USA Today as the “Best Late-Night Fast Food” in 2023 and by Technomic as having one of the “Most Craveable Burgers” in 2022, Krystal remains a beloved brand dedicated to quality and innovation.

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