QuikTrip, sometimes abbreviated as QT, is a chain of convenience stores based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. These stores primarily operate in the Southern, Southeastern and Midwestern parts of the United States. Founded in 1958, the first QuikTrip was opened in Tulsa and the company then went on to expand outside of the state in 1968. In 2005, QuikTrip was one of the first two retailers to ever receive the top-tier rating from BMW, Honda, General Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen and Audi, adhering to the Environmental Protection Agency's strict standards of excellence. They have consistently been listed by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For.