Circle K is a forecourt operator and fuel brand with a large number of sites across the island of Ireland.
The Circle K name was introduced to Ireland in 2018 by its Canadian owners Alimentation Couche-Tard, following their takeover of Topaz. The rebranding included a number of privately owned motorway service areas, and an ongoing contract to open three new official motorway sties.
The rebranding introduced a number of names to their forecourts, including Miles fuel, Cantina Mexican Takeaway, The Good Catch and Real Hot Dogs and a Deli. The three main motorway sites include a full restaurant, and Circle K also works with franchises such as McDonald's and Supermac's. A new partnership with Camile Thai launched in 2020, which saw Petite Camile stores introduced to its motorway sites in place of Cantina.
A number of local petrol stations are operated by franchise partners, where they are known as Circle K Express. These don't include the usual Circle K range, but instead have the owner's choice of shop, usually a Centra.
Meanwhile, in September 2021, Circle K purchased a number of Londis stores in Dublin city centre, and these all became Circle Ks in January 2022. This marks the start of Circle K moving from being purely a forecourt retailer to a chain of urban convenience stores, a very unusual move in Europe but it brings them in line with their operations in Canada and Hong Kong. Circle K have said they are interested in opening non-fuel stores in other Irish cities.
Circle K Express branding is also used at the following official service areas:
The following official service areas used to be branded Circle K Express:
- Barbican (A1)
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