The Quick Chek Story


The QuickChek story begins in 1888, when Durling Farms was founded to serve the central New Jersey region. Over the following 75 years, the Durling Farms brand grew to become synonymous with quality milk and dairy products, delivered fresh to the customer's door.

In 1967, Carlton C. Durling founded QuickChek to ensure that loyal Durling Farms customers had a convenient and friendly place to purchase their fresh dairy products. Much more than a typical convenience store, QuickChek became the neighborhood shopping destination, delivering fresh dairy, sliced deli and fill-in grocery products in a local community superette¯ format.

Quick Chek has grown from its very first location in Dunellen, N.J., to its present position as the premier convenience store chain in the New York Metro market. Today, we remain a privately held, family-owned firm, operating more than 130 stores throughout New Jersey and southern New York, and employing more than 3,500 team members.

QuickChek is guided by the principles of Total Customer Dedication, always committed to delivering what the customer wants. Since our beginning in 1967, QuickChek continues to redefine the term convenience and remains the market leader in food service, fresh coffee, fast fuel and friendly people; something we call Fresh Convenience.¯

Our mission is to be a Great Place to Work, a Great Place to Shop and A Great Place to Invest. All strategies are grounded in that mission, and guided by our core values.

Community Involvement

QuickChek has a long history of giving back to the neighbors and communities that we serve. With each new store opening, QuickChek donates money to one of the many local charity organizations that helps keep that community going. Thousands of dollars are donated to organizations throughout the New York Metro market each year.

QuickChek also shows support for its communities by participating in locally sponsored events, such as the Branchburg Charity Golf Outing, the Midland Run, Highland's Beach Cleanup Day and Warwick's Taste of the Town celebration. Keeping residences in touch with each other at QuickChek sponsored events, like the Ulster Coffee and Conversation series, is an important part of helping to make QuickChek a Great Place to Shop. 

To learn more about QuickChek's community involvement, click here.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Think we're impressive behind the counter? You should see us get behind a cause! Every year team QuickChek supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through a multi-tiered program that includes sneaker sales, a golf outing, community fundraising walk and bike ride events, and more. QuickChek team members, family, friends and customers all get involved in the program, which is spearheaded by QuickChek Senior Vice President Mike Murphy, an active JDRF board member and president of the nonprofit organization's mid-New Jersey chapter. Along with Murphy, numerous QuickChek corporate representatives including regional managers Jerry Hayes and Don Leech, Assistant Controller Chuck Boyer and District Leader Michelle Owens are deeply involved in leading and coordinating the program. To find out more about JDRF click here.