WilcoHess owns and operates more than 360 convenience stores and travel plazas, as well as about 50 restaurants mostly in North Carolina and Virginia, but also in Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Many locations house quick-serve restaurants (Arby's, Dairy Queen, Wendy's). The company's travel plazas cater to truckers with fuel programs and rewards programs. The joint venture company was formed in 2001 by partners A.T. Williams Oil Company and Hess Corporation (formerly Amerada Hess), a leading independent oil company along the East Coast. President Steve Williams is the son of the founder of A.T. Williams Oil Co., A. Tab Williams. Jr.
Since its formation, WilcoHess has doubled in size through the acquisition of about 190 stores, mostly in North Carolina. The company has been adding Dunkin' Donuts concessions to its stores.
Hess Corporation owns 44% of the joint venture, with Williams Oil owning the rest. – less