ANKENY, IOWA — A three-year strategic plan underway at Casey’s General Stores Inc. will include efforts to expand the convenience store’s footprint, guest-centered convenience, and restaurant-quality food.

With the expansion of its food business, the company will increase the options of convenient food to meet guest needs, including new menu options that are available only at the retail store, according to the company.

“Prepared food is a core capability for Casey’s, and as the fifth-largest pizza chain in the US, our fresh, handmade pizza is our crown jewel,” said Tom Brennan, chief merchandising officer, Casey’s. “We’re focused on accelerating our food business through increased whole pie sales, unique, limited-time menu items, exclusive brand partnerships and extensions of our fan favorites, like our new thin crust pizza.”

Casey’s will also expand its private label offerings, adding more than 300 snack and beverage options. As part of its growth strategy the company plans to add an additional 350 new stores by the end of fiscal year 2026.

“Casey’s has delivered exceptional performance over the last three years, growing our inside same-store sales by 6.5% this past fiscal year, and expanding our footprint by over 350 stores since 2020,” said Darren Rebelez, president and chief executive officer, Casey’s. “Our new strategic plan demonstrates that Casey’s is truly a category of one. From our strong balance sheet and insight-driven decision-making to our delicious, handmade pizza and industry-leading loyalty program, Casey’s is undeniably unique in what we offer our guests and communities.”

In addition to adding stores and expanding food options, the company will enhance its operational efficiency by implementing new digital store tools for employees and guests to improve the speed of its service.