We respect all people and build trust by being ethical and authentic.
We impact our communities through our non-profit Corporate Works of Mercy
Foundation, local employment, and partnerships with our schools, churches, and
We are an inclusive employer, developing our team members' unique talents in an
entrepreneurial environment. We recruit and retain enthusiastic professionals, trained for
competence and empowered for success.
We serve our communities by consistently providing our guests with fuel, food,
merchandise and information in a friction-free, family focused environment. We are
open 24/7; during emergencies, we're the last to close and the first to re-open.
We are an innovative, learning organization, patiently determined to improve our
efficiency, Guestomer experience, and overall impact.
We are a premier company accountable to our communities to sustaining high standards for
safety, cleanliness, products and Guestomer service.
St. Romain Oil Company, Inc. was founded by Edmond St. Romain to provide quality fuels and lubricants to farmers, loggers, construction, riverboats, generators and service stations in central Louisiana.
We bought our first convenience store, a Shell station on Highway 1 in Mansura. Edmond named the store "Wash-N-Go" because it had a car wash. Three years later we built our first ground-up location in Marksville, it too had a car wash and was called "Wash-N-Go".
Edmond's son, Todd, and his wife Sondra purchased the company and continued to grow the business. During the next 15 years we bought or built stores in Hessmer, Bunkie, Cottonport, Simmesport, Ville Platte & Deville. We also purchased six other wholesale distributors along the way.
The name “Y-Not Stop” was coined when a new store concept was built in Barber Spur at a fork in the road, or a “Y.” Since that's what the locals called the area, we found ourselves calling it that, too. Y-Not Stop came about, and the name stuck! The new concept featured a cypress exterior, a large seating area for guests to enjoy their fresh, homemade Y-Notta burgers and other freshly-prepared food, a Beer Cave, ultramodern technologies, and a wide selection of unique products, snacks, and treats. Since then, our new and remodeled locations have also been named Y-Not Stop.
We sold our commercial fuels division and relocated our corporate center to the Industrial Loop between Mansura and Marksville, streamlining our operations and allowing us to better focus on our direct retail business. We built our 2nd Y-Not Stop location in Jonesville.
After opening our 3rd Y-Not Stop, near LSUA in Alexandria, we began to focus on developing the Y-Not Stop brand and transitioned from 3 to 9 Y-Not Stops with one more planned conversion to finalize our rebranding of our entire network of company-operated stores.
St. Romain Oil redeemed Todd & Sondra’s ownership interests, leaving Anne, Nick & Zack as equal owner partners. We also signed our first licensing agreements for 2 stores in Broussard & Boyce.