Welcome to ARCO and ampm franchising south. Now is the time to take advantage of exciting offers. With renowned brands people trust, dedicated brand resources and TOP TIER™ gasoline, our business model makes it easy because we help you every step of the way!
Who We Are
The ARCO® Brand
For over 50 years, ARCO has built an undeniable reputation for delivering quality fuel at a fair price. An Icon throughout the West Coast, we’ve formed favorable perceptions by branding sites to be inviting to our consumers and quickly recognizable for a positive fueling experience.
Atlantic Refining and Richfield Oil merge and become Atlantic Richfield
ARCO introduces its now familiar logo
Atlantic Richfield was the first major oil company to combine food stores and gasoline sales
BP purchases Atlantic Richfield
Tesoro purchases ARCO brand
ARCO is designated TOP TIER™
ARCO enters into Mexico
Tesoro acquires Western Refinery to become 5th largest petroleum refining company in the U.S.; changes name to Andeavor to focus on future
Andeavor merges with Marathon
Fun Fact #46
Southern California boosts industry and travel. For ARCO Southwest, that translates to over 2.5 billion gallons of fuel sold in 2017.
Fun Fact #40
With all the #DodgerDogs sold in 2017, we could cover 60.55 miles. Even more impressive, the fastest pitch of the season would take 35 minutes to travel that distance.
Fun Fact #58
ARCO sites are a beacon for value to consumers. Our eco-friendly LED lighting increases nighttime visibility and helps lessen our carbon footprint. #smartthinking
Fun Fact #28
ampm offers a hearty breakfast on the run. #riseandgrind there’s people to feed.
Fun Fact #21
ARCO’s onsite POP is not only cleverly educational but it’s made with biodegradable material to boot! We’ll help your site look good.
Fun Fact #20
ampm turned 40 in 2018. With age comes #franchise wisdom!
Fun Fact #34
We love our dealers, and they love us! In fact, we have over 100 dealers who have been with us for more than 20 years. #loyalty
Fun Fact #17
In 2017, enough #DodgerDogs were sold to go around the bases at Dodger Stadium 888 times. How many can you sell?
Fun Fact #48
ARCO supplies quality TOP TIER™ gas. What is TOP TIER™ gas? It’s like the ice in your soda on a hot summer day!
Fun Fact #11
Sandwiches represent the largest share of prepared food sales*. Hungry consumers will like the 13 varieties. #delicious
*Mintel March 2017
Fun Fact #12
ARCO tankers are not only beautiful but their aerodynamic cab design increases fuel efficiency. #brainsandbeauty
Fun Fact #31
Foodservice sales at c-stores now surpass $34.5 billion annually.*
*Mintel March 2017
Fun Fact #30
ARCO has been in business since 1966, for those of you counting … that makes us 52 years old! #triedtruetested
Fun Fact #45
In 2017, there were enough #DodgerDogs sold to cover 689 times the distance of the farthest #Dodger home run.
Fun Fact #19
ARCO offers Direct Supply gas … that means you get regular deliveries by a cool branded tanker truck at your station.
Fun Fact #10
ARCO and ampm are the #1 preferred fuel c-store combination in the Southwest Territory.(4) People like quality and convenience, as do we!
Fun Fact #37
ARCO has #1 fuel brand share in the Southwest Territory.(3) That means people really like us!
Forty years ago, the ampm mini market franchise was launched. The ampm franchise is owned by BP West Coast Products, and Treasure Franchise is the exclusive master franchisor in Nevada, Arizona and part of California. Today there are over 1000 ampm franchise locations in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
At ampm, we are all about Too Much Good Stuff! We made our name by providing consumers with a selection of hot foods prepared on-site which includes a do-it-yourself, freshly-prepared condiment bar. But there’s more! From a broad array of energy drinks to a full selection of coffee and hot beverages, to up to 24 flavors of fountain drinks (and 2 types of ice), ampm consumers can snack or sip their way on to a convenient day!
TOP TIER™ Detergent Gasoline is a premier standard for gasoline performance established and recognized by nine of the world’s top automakers. TOP TIER™ gas exceeds EPA minimum requirements and is blended with high-quality additives to prevent corrosion and sludge buildup caused by lower-quality gasolines. Consumers value quality gasoline they can trust and that’s why TOP TIER™ is an ARCO standard across all grades.
About Marathon Petroleum Company
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per calendar day (bpcd) of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon branded outlets. Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interests in two midstream companies, MPLX LP and Andeavor Logistics LP, which own and operate gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.