In December’s edition of Convenience Store Decisions Magazine, District Leader Jon Durling made their 2017 40 Under 40 Class. This select group represents a wide range of individuals who exhibit innovative thinking, business smarts, professionalism, and community involvement. The members of this elite group are from all across the country and from a variety of convenience store businesses. Each member of this year’s 40 Under 40 Class plays an important role in determining the future course of his or her respective company. If you look closely, you’ll find that all of the individuals likely share the same qualities – going above and beyond the regular stat line of a good employee or a responsible manager. Jon has made the list to represent QuickChek! Congratulations, Jon!
Below is a copy of the article that was printed about Jon. Chek it out! And HERE is a link to see all 40 individuals on the list.
When Jonathan Durling’s great-great-grandfather started a dairy business in central New Jersey known as Durling Farms in 1888, he likely never imagined a convenience store that featured food, soup, and cold cuts available through touchscreen kiosks, or more than a dozen flavors of coffee.
But, 130 years later, the Whitehouse Station-based convenience market chain is taking its strategy to provide fresh products and food-to-go to a new level with its 150 stores, marking a new prototype design. The new QuickChek location offers free Wi-Fi and indoor seating counters with phone and laptop charging stations in addition to a menu of fresh items with healthier and clean ingredients.
Also, the new design offers wider aisles with food stations that include extensive displays of freshly-made market items and baked goods made in the store.
In 17 years at QuickChek, Jonathan Durling has experienced this growth more than anyone. As the son of Dean Durling, company president and CEO, he understands the family aspect of the business. And while the chain varies from small family stores to larger convenience stores with more than a dozen fueling locations and pharmacies, it continues its focus on bringing more to its customers.