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Lone Star Food Stores Receives Hometown Accolades

SHERMAN, Texas — Lone Star Food Stores won three coveted “Best of Texoma” awards in the following categories: Best Gas Station, Best Restroom and Best Local Business: Denison, Sherman and Van Alstyne. The winners were announced at the end of 2021.

Best of Texoma is a local competition organized by the Democrat Herald newspaper, based in Sherman and Denison, Texas, near the Oklahoma state line. The voting period lasted two weeks, followed by a vote counting period.

Lone Star Foods was told of its wins at the retailer’s annual party.

“Our employees work hard every day to exceed our customers’ expectations when they come to a Lone Star food store,” said Diane McCarty, CEO of Lone Star Food Stores. “We have clean, modern and safe facilities staffed by friendly people who strive to make an ordinary trip to refuel or grab a bite to eat an ‘EXTRAordinary’ experience.

“We are very proud to receive these coveted awards again this year, as the recognition from local communities helps us know that our efforts are valued by our customers,” McCarty continued. “Lone Star Food Stores is grateful to the thousands of people who visit our stores each month and have allowed our business to grow and serve the Texomaland region for 40 years.”

Lone Star Food Stores is part of Sherman-based Douglass Distributing Retail Co. It operates a chain of 23 convenience stores, eight quick-service restaurants and one liquor store in the North Texas area, several of which are close to the Oklahoma border.