TYLER, Texas (KETK) – 7-Eleven entered back into the East Texas market when they applied for a permit back in October 2019 to build on the corner of S. Broadway Ave. and Loop 323. Since being approved in April, they have resurfaced the land and are starting to build.

But the expansion hasn’t stopped there.

Through permits obtained from the City of Tyler, 7-Eleven is in the process of occupying Kidd Jones locations in Tyler.

Jerry Kidd Oil Co. is the company that owns the local convenience stores and has several locations across East Texas including Gilmer, Tyler, Whitehouse, Brownsboro, and Lindale.

Kidd Jones announced on their Facebook page that the company will be changing ownership to 7-Eleven after 56 years of serving East Texas.

To all of our friends, family, customers, and partners,

Today is a day we never thought we would see. Today, after 56 years of joyfully serving East Texas, Kidd Jones will be changing ownership to 7-11, operated by Monfort Companies.

I will be the first to tell you that we could not have picked a better company to carry the torch. The Monfort team members are down to Earth, kind-hearted, and family-oriented people. So, though it saddens us to walk away, we are proud to know that we are leaving it in good hands.

Though the ownership has changed, the employees at the stores will remain, so the same faces you have grown to love will still be the bright and beautiful people that we have considered family for many years.

We want to thank everyone for their loyalty throughout the years. We could not have accomplished what we have done without loyalty from East Texans and without the sheer commitment of our amazing staff. We hope you continue to show your loyalty to the stores, and we know they will earn it.

My grandfather started everything back in 1964, and I know he is looking down proud of what he built, and proud of what we grew it into, but understanding that when it is time, it is time.

Thank you for all of the memories and experiences!

We love and will always love our Kidd Jones family, friends, customers, and partners.

Chad Kidd, Vice President

Multiple Tyler locations have been approved for re-occupancy, but many are still awaiting new permits.

Below is the breakdown of issued permits for all eight Tyler locations:

Kidd Jones #4

  • April 20 – Issued a ‘Sign’ permit for ‘Kidd Jone Rebrand’
  • June 11 – Issued a ‘Temporary Co.’ permit for 7-Eleven Convenience Store
  • June 11 – Issued a ‘Certificate of Occupancy’ permit for 7-Eleven Convenience Store

Kidd Jones #9 on S Beckham Ave.

  • April 20 – Issued a ‘Sign’ permit for ‘Kidd Jone Rebrand’
  • June 11 – Issued a ‘Temporary Co.’ permit for 7-Eleven Convenience Store
  • June 11 – Issued a ‘Certificate of Occupancy’ permit for 7-Eleven Convenience Store

Kidd Jones #11 on South Broadway

  • April 20 – Issued a ‘Sign’ permit for ‘Kidd Jone Rebrand’
  • June 11 – Issued a ‘Temporary Co.’ permit for 7-Eleven Convenience Store
  • June 11 – Issued a ‘Certificate of Occupancy’ permit for 7-Eleven Convenience Store

April 20 – Issued a ‘sign’ permit for ‘Kidd Jones Rebrand’

  • Kidd Jones in Gresham
  • Kidd Jones in Gresham
  • Kidd Jones #6 on Hwy 155
  • Kidd Jones #8 on Hwy 64

Kidd Jones #14 on E SE Loop 323

  • There is no permit registered with this location.

Rebranding of exhisting gas stations includes a new logo and reface of the main ID.