Members of The United Family leadership team joined Wichita Falls community leaders to cut the ribbon on the company’s newest freestanding United Express convenience store, near its United Supermarkets location at 4516 Jacksboro Hwy, on Friday, Aug. 8.

Participants in the ceremony included Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barham; Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Ripley Tate; City Councilor Brian Hooker; Tony Crumpton, executive vice president of facility, fuel and supply for The United Family; Mark Yowell, regional vice president for The United Family; and Angelos Lambis, director of fuel and convenience for The United Family.

The 2,593 square-foot store is the company’s ninth freestanding convenience store under the United Express banner, but the first in Wichita Falls. The company also operates 19 other United Express fuel kiosks at its supermarket locations.

Hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and Anthony Beaver will serve as store manager.

The new location features a drive-thru window offering specialty coffee and tea service featuring the company’s own popular Arriba brand. A full line of made-to-order coffees and tea – including lattés, smoothies and frappes – is available both inside the store and via the drive-thru.

“Whether it’s grabbing a hot latté in the morning, or a bag of ice and gallon of milk on the way home, our Wichita Falls guests are truly going to enjoy the drive-thru experience,” said Angelos Lambis, director of fuel and convenience for The United Family.

The convenience store also includes a four-pump (8-dispenser) fuel station offering both gasoline and diesel. In addition to traditional convenience items (fountain drinks, grab-and-go packaged food, soft drinks, beer, wine, etc.), it also offers a wide assortment of “fresh to-go” items made inside the main store – including breakfast burritos and hot sandwiches, along with fresh fruit, f’Real milkshakes, Icee frozen beverages and Dippin’ Dots ice cream.