7-Eleven opens two restaurant concepts in Speedways for first time

The first Speedway convenience stores to feature 7-Eleven’s restaurant concepts serving Mexican food and hand-breaded chicken are now operating in the Columbus and Cleveland areas.

7-Eleven acquired Speedway from Marathon Petroleum Corp., Findlay, Ohio, in May 2021 in the biggest deal in the history of the convenience-store channel.

Brad Williams, 7-Eleven senior vice president of corporate operations and restaurants, said these two Laredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken & Biscuits restaurants are the first of many coming to the Midwest.

“These locations will continue to provide local customers with the convenience they expect from Speedway plus great restaurant-quality dining options all in one single stop,” he said. “We plan to exceed customers' expectations with both concepts, and all the other great products and services found in Speedway stores across the country.”

Located in Delaware, Ohio, Raise the Roost is a Southern-inspired, on-the-go chicken concept. The first opened in Manhattan in 2020.

Billed as “Chicken Worth Crossing the Road For,” Raise the Roost offers a simple menu with signature and spicy chicken sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, fried chicken tenders hand-breaded with a proprietary blend of Southern spices, fresh-baked flaky biscuits, bone-in and boneless wings with signature sauces including a house made-ranch.