Easy Lane Stores is a Houston, Texas-area based retail management company. Its growing portfolio currently consists of eight branded convenience/gas and / or combination of fast food stores located in Northwest Houston. Currently, the company employs approximately 50 full-time and part-time employees.
Karim Dhukani is the president and founder of the company, a family owned business that was started in 1992 following the sale of the first two convenience stores (C-stores) in Huntsville, Texas. He is joined by his brothers Amin and Amir Dhukani, who oversee store operations.
Key gas brands for the company’s market currently include Chevron, Valero, Exxon Mobil and Texaco.
One of the most recent store additions, completed in 2008, combines gas, convenience foods and a Church’s Fried Chicken franchise into one retail location. It has proven to be a tremendously successful model for Easy Lane Stores and the company plans to add more stores like it to their retail mix.
A ninth and tenth stores are scheduled to open in late 2010 and 2011 respectively.