Fastrip stores began in 1968 as a small dairy farm, which offered milk, cheese, and other items from a small roadside store in Bakersfield, California. Within a few years, the company decided to open a larger store, offering more grocery items and in 1970, the company added Jaco gas pumps. Most stations simply list their gas as “Fastrip” but it comes from the locally made gas at Jaco.
The company slowly expanded within the greater Bakersfield/Oildale/Rosedale area until they expanded north into the Fresno, Sacramento, and Chico areas of California. In the early 1990’s, the company headed south into Riverside, San Bernardino, and Coachella markets.
The company has now expanded into Arizona and has four locations in Bullhead City, Nogales, and Casa Grande, with more locations expected to open over the next few years.
Fastrip currently has 53 locations in California and Arizona. The company looks for underserved areas with more rural populations that don’t have easy access to gas stations or grocery stores. Most of these convenience stores are stocked with almost every item a regular grocery store would have, other than meats and produce. Almost all locations offer check cashing, m
Fastrip has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
A video went viral on Facebook after being posted in January of 2018, where an employee explained to a customer that they don’t allow the homeless inside their stores and call the police if they loiter outside. The employee was backed up by the corporate office at Fastrip stating that they don’t want their customers to feel unsafe or to be inconvenienced and that they were working with the Bakersfield Police towards a solution.
The company still has headquarters located in Bakersfield, California.
Poor hard working joe says
Fastrip stole $160 from me and the manager kept telling me to call customer service, customer service won’t give me the money back and won’t authorize her to give the money back. I kept going back and forth till I realized I was just fucked out of $160.
David Clark says
Fast Trip should be boycotted fast trips makes money not only from you purchasing gas but they take your money and draw interest on it for one to two weeks that’s how they can sell gas cheaper than anybody else if you use your card at the pump it’s going to cost you a hundred up front
inderjit deol says
Good morning sir/madam
Please need your Advise i have property at very close on HWY99 south And
exit on Hosking rd -93313 we are interested to build Fast trip gas station there. please email me your contract then make a meeting and sit togather. thanks wait for your call.
I had a horrible experience in the Rosamond store I’m husband went to buy me a Smirnoff he didn’t notice that it had been open so he called and let them know he my wife’s drink was opened and they had token a drink out of it they knew and they still sold it to him like that so when my husband called them they were extremely rude they said no were not taking it back or where not giving your money back so he said I don’t want my money back I just want one that is not open they hung up on him so I called back they wouldn’t answer until I called from a blocked number I asked them for the corporate number the guy said you have get your self you stupid dumb XXXXXX I was extremely shocked what kinds of coustmer service is this very poorly I’m going to post it on Facebook and make it go viral I’m very disappointed and I feel very upset