Kwik Trip to acquire PDQ

The 52-year-old La Crosse-based Kwik Trip convenience store company will acquire the assets of Middleton-based PDQ Food Stores in 2018, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

The acquisition, which includes 34 PDQ company-operated stores in southeast Wisconsin, is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs.

The 65-year-old PDQ identity will continue through mid-2018 when the stores will be remodeled and renamed.

Kwik Trip, a family-owned company, currently operates 570 stores throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, and employs over 19,000 workers.