• Drive

    Our founder, James Thornton, started the company with the belief that people make it happen and he continues to believe this. We are always looking for driven people to join our team.

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Be an Owner

Eligible Team Members will also become owners thanks to our ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). *Eligibility requirements: must be over 21 years old and employed for a minimum of one year with at least 1,000 hours of service. Learn More


  • 401K with dollar-for-dollar match and up to 4% company stock
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Bonus Potential
  • Paid vacation, sick, and bereavement days
  • Medical, dental and life insurance benefits


Team Member Spotlight >Tonya

“I feel the same way I do today as I did 19 years ago. Thornton’s “family feel” culture makes each team member feel like a person not a number!” Tonya is a great example of how you can make a career at Thorntons. She started out on third shift and is now a Region Manager in Florida.

Career Spotlight > General Manager

Our General Managers are energetic leaders who know how to motivate a dedicated team. In addition to managing others within a fast-paced, friendly environment, you will also receive benefits including comprehensive insurance, bonus potential and tuition reimbursement. Apply Now

What We Look For

  • Military

    We are always looking for energetic and focused leaders to join our team. If you’re seeking an opportunity to put your values and experience to work, Thorntons could be the perfect match.

  • College Students

    If you’re a driven college student, we’d love to have you on our team. Thorntons is a place where you can launch your career and grow.

  • Second Career Opportunity

    Whether you are a recent retiree or someone looking for an exciting new chapter in your career, Thorntons could be the place for you.

Core Purpose: To be people’s favorite place to stop when they are on the go