According to a new survey from Market Force Information, QuikTrip is the most popular c-store chain in the United States. 

Market Force surveyed nearly 11,000 consumers about which retailers they preferred. While Cumberland Farms, Kwik Trip, Sheetz and Wawa all ranked highly, the Tulsa, OK-based QuikTrip ranked at the top.

While the study said factors such as gas prices, security and good lighting are important in the rankings, it also noted QT's investment in prepared foods is paying off.

Market Force found that 21 percent of respondents bough a fresh food item during their last visit to a convenience store, and 86 percent were satisfied with the quality. Kwik Trip and Wawa led in fresh food purchases, although QT's customers were most satisfied with their food quality.