So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including Ball Park hot dogs. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with Premium Coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
Americas Best Value Inn is located in Shawnee.
Make yourself at home in one of the 101 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a nightclub and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and a pool table.
Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of Americas Best Value Inn. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include audiovisual equipment, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.
Guests who enter T-Babe's Tan & Tone feeling uncomfortable in their skin leave renewed, their epidermises now a deep bronze. T-Babe's specializes in helping guests feel their best, with services such as unlimited tanning as well as hydro-massages and fat-burning vibration machines.
The owners and chefs at Santa Fe Cattle rely on old family recipes that demand steaks are aged and cut in-house, rolls are baked fresh each day, and signature sauces are mixed onsite. These touches transform the menu’s casual, regional eats into dishes worthy of John Wayne’s personal dressing-room buffet. Steaks, fajitas, and sliders are plated next to housemade sides of cole slaw, Santa Fe taters, and of course, a bucket of peanuts—which guests shuck directly onto the floor. The peanut shells add character to each one of the restaurant’s 20 locations, which evoke old-west saloons with touches such as brick walls draped in horse saddles and weathered wooden floors.
At Play It Again Sports, athletes equip themselves with high-end and lightly used gear, apparel, and accessories in such brands as Nike, Wilson, Ping, and Mizuno. Links lovers will rejoice at the collection of bulk, used golf balls ($1.99/doz. for practice balls; $4.99/doz. for game balls) and new men's and women's clubs sets ($129.99+). Dig into the dirt with brand-new Mizuno cleats ($29.99–$34.99/pair), or prepare for upcoming shopping sprees by pumping out reps with a set of free weights ($.49/lb.) or dumbbells. Play It Again Sports also has equipment and apparel for dozens of other sports including football, basketball, soccer, tennis, disc golf, swimming, racquetball, and grizzly-tickling.