The Worlds Greatest Convenient Store is in Kennewick
If you've ever stopped at the MINIT MART on the corner of 27th & Olympia you have probably heard their Trademark saying....WHAAAAAT UPPPPP? Yes, the famous words from the main man Garth!
Ive been going to the Minit Mart for 30years and every time is like PLAY TIME! oh wait,I need that rubber band shooter, zombie bobble head, Felix the cat clock, 12ft power cord for my phone....and a MTN. DEW!! aaaaaand rock out to AC/DC!
Everyone on the staff knows my name and greets me every time.
Have you noticed this sign on the window? and wondered WHAT UUUP? I want a free sucker!!!
This how it works, If you buy a tootsie roll pop and see a full bodied chief shooting star on your wrapper, bring the wrapper in and get a free sucker. (Chief cannot have head,legs or any part of him cut off (see below for example)
I want to take the time to thank the staff Garth,Dayne,Martha,Sherrie,Meagan,Tanya,Brandon,Matt,Eric,Dwayne and Orin. You rock!!
I truly believe that all convenient store employees should pay a visit to minit mart and learn a few things. I appreciate everything about the store, keep it up for another 30years!
The Legend of Chief Shooting Star
Long long ago, when all lollipops were made alike, a man one day decided to make a different kind of lollipop for people. He already had a lollipop that looked different than other lollipops because they were flat and he made his in the shape of a star. But he had an idea to make his even better. All he had to do was figure out a way to put a chewy candy center inside his star shaped pops. That way, his lollipops would really be different, and many more people would enjoy them.
He tried everything to get a chewy candy center inside his lollipops but he always failed. Then, one night while the man was asleep, a flash of light appeared in the center of the man’s room. The man awoke to find a grand Indian chief smiling at him. The chief told the man that he would help him make a lollipop with a chewy center, if the man promised the chief that he would never, ever, stop making them for people. The man promised.
As the legend goes, the chief smiled, walked over to the window where the twinkling of a bright solitary star appeared in the sky. The chief opened the window and reached for his magical bow and arrow. He pointed the arrow directly at the star in the sky and let it fly. The man watched the chief continue to smile as he kept watching the flight of his arrow. Then suddenly, there was another flash of light that came through the window which completely covered the chief. The man covered his eyes but when he quickly regained his sight, he found the Indian Chief had vanished. Still stunned over his remarkable experience, the man wen’t over to the window to close it, only to find that the star was gone. In it’s place shone the fullness of the round moon.
The man was very confused, but he knew that all of these events had to do with the promise he and the chief had made to each other. Sensing this, the man dashed over to his lollipop shop only to find that all of the star shaped lollipops were gone. In their place the man found round lollipops instead.
Inside the shop he grabbed the first round lollipop he could reach and quickly bit into it. A great big smile covered his face because he could taste the chewy candy center that the chief had magically placed in it. That’s when the man knew that the chief had kept his promise. Well, from that day on, the man has always had lollipops with a chewy candy center. But legend has it, that once in a while the grand chief goes to the man’s shop to check and see if the man has continued to keep his promise. The “Indian Wrapper” is supposedly a sign that the grand chief has personally checked that particular lollipop for the chewy center.
Well, how Tootsie Pops get their chewy candy center is still a secret. Some say it’s magic, but however it is done, you can be sure of one thing, the grande Indian chief, “Shooting Star” will always make sure that the man continues to make Tootsie Roll Pops with their chewy candy centers.
Since we enjoy them so much, aren’t we all kind of lucky that the chief still cares?
Chief Shooting Star