Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Thorntons currently operates over 190 stores that provide fresh foods, high quality beverages and fuel in six states: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Thorntons’ mission is not only to provide top of the line food and beverages, but makes giving back a top priority in every market. Connect with Thorntons on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ThorntonsLLC.

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Thorntons® Evolves Refreshing Rewards® Loyalty Program

Thorntons announces updates to its Refreshing Rewards guest loyalty program, allowing all Rewards members to begin accessing exclusive offers and savings immediately after swiping their card. Beginning Jan. 4, 2017, the program will discontinue use of the existing tier-based (Welcome, Premium, VIP) reward structure. Instead, all Refreshing Rewards members with a valid email address will immediately be eligible to receive rewards, including fuel discounts.

December 22, 2016
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Thorntons® Announces Partnership with Square Donuts®

Thorntons proudly announces their partnership with Square Donuts in Indianapolis, Indiana. Square Donuts was voted the number one yeast donut in Indianapolis this year, and their products will be available in Thorntons starting December 1.

December 1, 2016
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Thorntons® Donates Twenty iPad® mobile digital devices to UofL Physicians

Thorntons announced today that they will be partnering with raiseRED to donate twenty iPad mobile digital devices as well as a charging station and MacBook® computer to UofL Physicians. Children who are being treated for cancer or other blood disorders at UofL Physicians will be able to use the iPad mobile digital devices while receiving treatment. These children spend long hours sitting during their treatments with not many options to pass the time or keep them occupied.

November 14, 2016
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Thorntons® and Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness to Provide a Week of Mobile Mammogram Screen

Thorntons® and Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness are providing a week of low to no cost mammogram screenings with the Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center. These screenings are available for women ages 40 and over who have not been screened within the past year. Appointments can be made by calling: (502) 899–6842.

October 14, 2016
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Thorntons® Announces Partnership with Alessi Bakery The bakery will supply donuts and more for Thorn

Thorntons® proudly announces their partnership with Alessi Bakery in Tampa, Florida. Alessi Bakery is a Tampa favorite that offers a traditional bakery feel. A focus on quality, hard-work and consistency over 4 generations has been the perfect recipe for success. Alessi Bakery’s products will be available in Thorntons’ Florida locations starting October 1.

September 30, 2016
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Thorntons Opens Kitchen and 20th store offering Unleaded15™ in Waukegan, IL

Thorntons Inc., is proud to announce the opening of its newest store at 3233 Grand Avenue Waukegan, IL 60085. To celebrate, there will be an official ribbon cutting and check presentation to Community Action Partnership of Lake County; their mission is to reduce the causes and effects of poverty, promote self-sufficiency of individuals and families with low incomes and improve the standard of living in Lake County, IL.

September 22, 2016
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Thorntons® Maple Bacon Donuts are back for Fall

Thorntons’ Maple Bacon Donut, a delicious twist on a breakfast classic and is back for a limited time only. The donut first debuted in 2014 and it is back due to popular demand. Thorntons’ Maple Bacon Donut combines two things we know you love: bacon and donuts. It begins as handmade yeast dough that is cut into a ring and fried to golden perfection. The donuts are then dipped in rich maple icing and sprinkled with bits of salty bacon.

September 9, 2016
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Thorntons® to Host Race Week Guests have chance to win Xfinity Series tickets

horntons announced today its first-ever Race Week, featuring a Thorntons racecar. From September 12-16, guests can visit participating Thorntons locations to see the racecar, and will have the chance to enter to win Xfinity Series tickets. On September 16th, there will be a meet-and- greet with Xfinity Series driver, Brendan Gaughan, who will be driving the Thorntons racecar.

September 9, 2016
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Thorntons Opens Kitchen and will offer Unleaded15™ in Channahon, IL Friday August 19

Thorntons Inc., is proud to announce the opening of its newest travel center location at 24144 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410. To celebrate, there will be an official ribbon cutting and check presentation to Guardian Angel Community Services whose goal is to empower people to improve their quality of life.

August 17, 2016
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Thorntons® to Offer Unleaded15 ™ for $1.15 Guests to save over $1 per gallon Friday, August 5

Thorntons has announced today the third location for the Unleaded15 fuel promotion available to guests in Chicagoland. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option traditionally offers lower cost, improved performance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. WHEN | Friday, August 5, 12 – 4 p.m. WHERE | Thorntons located at 476 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

August 4, 2016
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Thorntons® along with other local businesses host First Community-Wide Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

Lemonade for Life Lemonade Stands will be at 13 Thorntons locations Sat., July 30 WHAT | Thorntons and Lemonade for Life will host the first community-wide Lemonade stand that will be featured at 13 Thorntons locations across Louisville, in addition to several other community partners. WHEN | TOMORROW, July 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lemonade Stands will be at the following Thorntons locations: • 9400 Westport Rd. • 10320 Westport Rd. • 7515 Shelbyville Rd. • 14104 Shelbyville Rd. • 4740 Chamberlain Rd. • 12412 LaGrange Rd. • 4950 Brownsboro Rd. • 1335 Hurstbourne Ln. • 13302 W. Hwy 42 • 3726 Taylorsville Rd. • 1804 Blakenbaker Ln. • 605 Lyndon Ln. • 4520 Dixie Hwy.

July 29, 2016
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Thorntons® to Offer Unleaded15 ™ for $1.15 Guests to save over $1 per gallon on Friday, July 29

Thorntons announced today the next location of the second Unleaded15 fuel promotion available to guests in the Chicagoland area. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option traditionally offers lower cost, improved performance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Guests to save over $1 per gallon Friday, July 29th from 12 - 4p.m. CDT in Blue Island, IL

July 28, 2016
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Thorntons® to Offer Unleaded15 ™ for $1.15 Guests to save over $1 per gallon on Friday, July 29

Thorntons announced today the next location of the second Unleaded15 fuel promotion available to guests in the Chicagoland area. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option traditionally offers lower cost, improved performance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Guests to save over $1 per gallon Friday, July 29th from 12 - 4p.m. CDT in Blue Island, IL

July 28, 2016
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Save the Date Thorntons® to Offer Unleaded15 ™ for $1.15 Guests can save over $1 for three select da

(Louisville, KY –July 21, 2016) Thorntons announced today the location of the first Unleaded15 fuel promotion available to guests in the Chicagoland area. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option traditionally offers lower cost, improved performance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. TOMORROW, July 22 from 12-4 p.m., the Thorntons located at 2095 East Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, IL 60102 will host the first in a series of three (3) special discounted days. During this time, Unleaded15 will be discounted to $1.15 per gallon.

July 21, 2016
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Thorntons Opens Kitchen, Offers Unleaded15™  in Elmhurst and Partners with Elmhurst Children’s Assi

Thorntons Inc., is proud to announce the opening of their store located at 476 North York Road Elmhurst, IL 60126. To celebrate, there will be an official ribbon cutting and check presentation to the Elmhurst Children’s Assistant Foundation (ECAF). Elmhurst Children's Assistance Foundation - ECAF's goal is to assist families who have a connection to, or reside in our community, where a child's life is impacted by a serious medical or disabling condition.  As unpaid medical expenses mount, the emotional impact on the family may seem overwhelming.

July 13, 2016
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Thorntons Opens Kitchen, Offers Unleaded15™  in Elmhurst and Partners with Elmhurst Children’s Assi

Thorntons Inc., is proud to announce the opening of their store located at 476 North York Road Elmhurst, IL 60126. To celebrate, there will be an official ribbon cutting and check presentation to the Elmhurst Children’s Assistant Foundation (ECAF). Elmhurst Children's Assistance Foundation - ECAF's goal is to assist families who have a connection to, or reside in our community, where a child's life is impacted by a serious medical or disabling condition.  As unpaid medical expenses mount, the emotional impact on the family may seem overwhelming.

July 13, 2016
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Thorntons® to Offer Unleaded15 ™ Fuel Education Series Additionally, a series of fuel special offers

Thorntons announced today that it will offer three educational opportunities surrounding Unleaded15 to guests in the Chicagoland area. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option typically offers lower cost, improved engine performance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

July 1, 2016
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Senator Bill Cunningham to Visit Thorntons along with other supporting orgs June 28th

Senator Bill Cunningham, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, will be on site at the newly-converted, Thorntons store in Oak Lawn, Illinois to celebrate the introduction of Unleaded15 Thorntons branded E15 fueling option, and E-85 at the pumps.

June 27, 2016
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APT’s Software Suite Continues to Fuel Thorntons’ Innovation

Washington, D.C., June 7, 2016 – Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced today that Thorntons, a leading convenience store chain that operates 180 stores across 6 states, has renewed its license of APT’s Test & Learn® for Sites, Test & Learn® for Customers, and Market Basket Analyzer software. Thorntons joins industry leaders, including Wawa, Sunoco, Maverik, and United Dairy Farmers, in leveraging APT’s Test & Learn® software to design and analyze in-market business experiments. Test & Learn® provides companies with a highly accurate, advanced, and intuitive software capability to understand if a new program works, where it works best, and where there are opportunities to tailor it to maximize profitability.

June 7, 2016
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Thorntons Opens Kitchen, Offers Unleaded15™ in Blue Island, IL

Thorntons Inc., is proud to announce the opening of their store located at 127th & Vincennes Road in Blue Island, IL 60406. To celebrate, there will be an official ribbon cutting and check presentation to the Blue Cap organization. Blue Cap is an organization dedicated to the discovery, pursuit and achievement of personal growth and dignity for individuals of all ages having, or at risk for, developmental disabilities. The opening is set for June 10th.

May 26, 2016
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Thorntons Honors General Managers, Vendors in Annual Awards

Each year, Thorntons® honors outstanding General Managers and vendor partners for their exceptional leadership and their commitment to the Thorntons brand. The 2016 honorees were recently announced at the company’s General Managers Conference in Orlando, Florida. Loretta Freudiger of Store 550 in Fairfield, Ohio was named the 2016 General Manager of the Year. Freudiger joined the Thorntons’ team in 2008 as a Store Manager and was promoted to General Manager in less than one year. In celebration of her impressive sales growth and performance, Freudiger received a night’s stay in the Ritz-Carlton Presidential Suite, transportation to and from the airport in a limo, a ride home on a private jet, an all-expenses paid trip to the vacation destination of her choice, and not one, but two cars! Freudiger received her dream car—a Cadillac Escalade and her granddaughter took home her own mini version.

May 13, 2016
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Thorntons® Launches its Free Gas for a Year Sweepstakes

Thorntons has brought back its Free Gas for a Year Sweepstakes in an even bigger way. Now through July 5, they are giving away hundreds of gallons of free gas at every store in their Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Florida and Tennessee markets. Each week one lucky guest at each store will win a free fill-up. At the end of the promotion Thorntons will randomly draw a free gas for a year winner from each participating store.

May 12, 2016
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Thorntons Iconic Bourbon Ball Donuts are Back!

Thorntons® Bourbon Ball Donut, a delicious twist on a classic—is back just in time for Derby season! Thorntons’ Bourbon Ball Donut first debuted in Spring 2015, and it is back by popular demand so everyone can enjoy this delicious Kentucky tradition.

April 13, 2016
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Thorntons to Offer Unleaded15™ Fuel Option

Thorntons announced that it will offer Unleaded15, Thorntons’ branded E15 fueling option that typically offers lower cost, improved engine performance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, to its guests at all 43 Chicagoland stores starting this month.

March 18, 2016
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Thorntons Opens Kitchen and more at Algonquin Store

Remodeled store opening this Friday, March 4th at 6 a.m. Thorntons Inc. is proud to announce the kitchen will open at the store located at 2095 East Algonquin Road on Friday, March 4 at 6 a.m. This foodservice-focused Thorntons features a grab-and-go kitchen and thirst-quenching beverages for guests on the go and the first of its kind in Chicago.

February 29, 2016
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Thorntons to Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Store Support Center Friday, January 8, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Thorntons is proud to call Louisville its hometown and is dedicated to contributing to the growth and economy of this great city. The company is excited to break ground on its new Store Support Center, which will be home to the company’s current team members and will provide space for the company to grow and expand. Thorntons recently announced plans to add 110 jobs in the next 10 years.

January 5, 2016
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