About

YOUR COMMUNITY STORES

St. Romain Oil is a family-owned convenience store and wholesale fuels company,
proudly and locally operating for three generations.

MISSION

Our mission is to refuel and refresh the communities of Louisiana, surprising
our customers' appetites with fast, freshly prepared food.

OUR
VISION

Our long-term vision is to maximize our community impact, by sustainably growing our premier chain of Y-Not Stop community stores alongside enthusiastic, professional team members who provide safe, clean, friendly & efficient services to customers.

  • BEST WORKPLACE
    We hire and train enthusiastic professionals and provide a safe, friendly, clean and efficient workplace, where they can grow with Y-Not Stop while enjoying our company culture and great benefits.
  • CUSTOMER SUPERFANS
    By taking excellent care of our Team Members, they can take excellent care of our customers. A unique, family-friendly experience at Y-Not Stop creates loyalty and builds connections while refueling and refreshing the community.
  • SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
    A great team serving loyal customers creates lasting longevity for our company. We intend to continue growing the company responsibly by utilizing technology accelerators and our culture of discipline.
  • COMMUNITY IMPACT
    As a result of these efforts the company flourishes, providing the resources needed to extend greater support to the communities we serve. With our commitment to supporting schools and the community at large, we create new opportunities for the youth, who are our future.

Y-NOT VALUES

  • INTEGRITY
    We respect all people and build trust by being ethical and authentic.
  • COMMUNITY
    We impact our communities through our non-profit Corporate Works of Mercy Foundation, local employment, and partnerships with our schools, churches, and civic organizations.
  • SERVICE
    We serve our communities by consistently providing our guests with fuel, food, merchandise and information in a friction-free, family focused environment. We areopen 24/7; during emergencies, we're the last to close and the first to re-open.
  • TEAMWORK
    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.
  • PIONEERING
    We are an innovative, learning organization, patiently determined to improve our efficiency, Guestomer experience, and overall impact.
  • EXCELLENCE
    We are a premier company accountable to our communities to sustaining high standards for safety, cleanliness, products and Guestomer service.

SERVICE KEYS

  • Safe
  • Friendly
  • Clean
  • Efficient

Our Service Keys are at the heart of everything we do. From training team members to customer service, we make every decision based on upholding our Service Keys.

STATISTICS

A Family-Owned Business
  • 100

    TEAM
    MEMBERS

  • 1

    OWNED & OPERATED
    Y-NOT STOPS

  • 1

    LICENSED
    Y-NOT STOPS

  • $ 800000

    IN TEAM MEMBER BONUSES (2020)

  • $ 160000

    DONATED TO THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE (2020)

  • $ 250000

    IN CUSTOMER FUEL REWARDS SAVINGS AT THE PUMP (2020)

SIBLING CO-OWNERS

The 3rd Generation of refueling and refreshing communities
  • ANNIE ST. ROMAIN GAUTHIER
    CO-OWNER / CFO
    The oldest of her siblings, Annie maintains the company's vision and balance... both spiritually and on the books.
    One of her many talents includes making Excel cut back flips while making you laugh from her witty remarks, often leaving you feeling inspired.
    She's making a difference in CenLa as well as across our state & country through the various organizations she serves.
    • Oversees Bookkeeping, Auditing, Human Resources & Cultural Development
    • Bachelor of Arts in British History
      | LSU 
    • Married to Adam & has 3 children
  • NICK ST. ROMAIN
    CO-OWNER / CBDO
    In the middle but far from average, Nick maintains the company's opportunities. Whether it's a new fuel agreement, pioneering technology, construction at stores, or taste-testing in the kitchen, he is in his element. He's always willing to dream big and swing for the fences. Because Y-Not? His genuine, laid-back demeanor is accompanied by a wealth of knowledge & random fun facts about almost any topic. 
    • Oversees Wholesale Fuel, Maintenance, IT, Marketing & Development 
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration | LSU
    • Married to Sunny & has 2 children
  • ZACK ST. ROMAIN
    CO-OWNER / COO
    The youngest and most likely to be wearing oil or flour, Zack maintains the company's service. His favorite place is behind the fryer in the kitchen, which is where he began with the company while still in college. Most days, you'll find him on the road connecting with the store teams. His passion for coaching people and innovating is often served up with authentic humor, relatability & random song outbursts. 
    • Oversees Store Operations, Categories & Food Service
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Management | LSUA
    • Married to Amanda & has 2 children

OUR story

  • 1970

    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.
  • 1987

    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".
  • 1993

    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.
  • 2007

    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.
  • 2009

    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.
  • 2011

    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. 
  • 2016

    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.

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