Casey’s General Stores has acquired Fantasy’s Convenience stores and Ride the Wave carwashes located in the Omaha, Nebraska, metro area. Casey’s plans to perform significant remodels at all nine of the locations that will enable the stores to offer pizza, donuts, made-to-order sub-sandwiches and other freshly prepared food items. Casey’s plans to leave the popular touchless tunnel washes in place and continue to use the Ride the Wave brand.
“The acquisition of the Fantasy’s chain is an excellent fit to our existing store base and will expand our presence in the greater Omaha market,” said Terry Handley, president and CEO of Casey’s General Stores. “They are a very well established and managed chain, and we are excited to welcome the Fantasy’s employees to the Casey’s family.”
“We are very grateful to our loyal customers that we had the pleasure of serving since 1989. We know they, along with our hardworking employees, are in great hands with Casey’s,” said Karen Shramek, president of Fantasy’s Inc. “We are excited that Casey’s will continue to use the ‘Ride the Wave’ carwash branding and that our customers will continue to receive the great service they have come to expect from our stores. In addition, they will soon be able to enjoy Casey’s delicious made-from-scratch pizza as well.”
Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating more than 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states in the Midwest and South. It also is the fourth largest convenience store chain and the fifth largest pizza chain in the U.S.