FriendShip Stores, a leading convenience, food and fuel retailer in Ohio, announced an important milestone in its company’s history with the Grand Opening Celebration of the 20th FriendShip Kitchen in Oak Harbor.
The new store offers the FriendShip Kitchen proprietary food and beverage program and is one of 29 FriendShip stores the company operates along the shores of Lake Erie, from Toledo to Cleveland and down to Central Ohio.
The official celebration on Monday, May 8 welcomed Oak Harbor neighbors from around the region to the new store. Events included a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening by Chelsea Carvalho and Olivia Beck, 4th generation Beck Suppliers owners, local dignitaries, and FriendShip employees.
The newest FriendShip Kitchen is located at 323 W. Water St., Oak Harbor and offers FriendShip Fuel and its proprietary FriendShip Kitchen restaurant menu. It also features FriendShip’s award-winning loyalty program, where guests can enjoy exclusive member-only benefits, including discounts on fuel.
“There really is something for everyone – from stuffed burritos and egg sandwiches for breakfast, paired with fresh bean to cup coffee brewed from premium locally roasted beans, to our lunch and dinner choices range from salads to sandwiches, savory crust pizza, and FriendShip Famous hand-breaded chicken,” said Chelsea Carvalho. “Guest are really enjoying the fresh tasty meals and snacks made by our FriendShip Kitchen staff.”
Founded by Virgil Beck in 1950, Beck Suppliers, Inc. is a family owned and operated retail and wholesale petroleum marketer. The company distributes Marathon, Sunoco, BP, Shell and Valero motor fuels to independent retailers as well as to its company operated FriendShip and FriendShip Kitchen stores. Beck Propane & Fuels distributes propane and heating oil to thousands of Midwest homes and businesses. Beck Fuel Systems specializes in the installation and removal of petroleum fueling systems, and Beck Car Wash Systems installs, maintains, supports and operates car washes.