About FriendShip Stores

You're Always Welcome!

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At FriendShip, we treat customers like guests in our own home, making sure every visit is a perfect one.

Our FriendShip hosts will greet you with a genuine hello and a smile, offer prompt and friendly service, keep our stores and bathrooms clean and bright, serve delicious food that is fresh and ready, and brew a flavorful cup of coffee to keep you going. From early morning until late at night, you’re always welcome at FriendShip!

Serving Up Smiles for Over 35 Years

FriendShip has been family-owned and operated since 1986. Founder Bill Beck and son Brian started FriendShip with one thing in mind – treating customers like guests in their own home. They opened the first two FriendShip stores in Port Clinton, Ohio, a beautiful shoreline community on Lake Erie.

Our FriendShip hosts still carry on the tradition established by our founders of treating our customers like guests: Making sure everything is perfect for your arrival, greeting you and welcoming you in, and ensuring you are served promptly and politely. We want our service to make you smile!

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Honoring Ohio’s Lake Erie Shore

We honor our early days by showing a little love for the lake in every store we operate. Guests and tourists love to visit our flagship store on East Perry Street in Port Clinton, which goes all out to honor our shoreline heritage. Driving up to the store, you will see a 50-foot-tall lighthouse, while inside you will find displays of lake-related collectibles, murals depicting lake life, and plenty of other nods to our lake-living tradition.

Ohio’s Leading Family-Owned C-Store

Today, FriendShip has grown to become one of the largest family-owned convenience store chains in Ohio. Our success is due to our FriendShip hosts, who make delicious, freshly-prepared food, and provide prompt and courteous service to our loyal guests. We thank our guests by offering FriendShip Rewards – an effortless way to save money on every visit. It’s so easy to save more!

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Our Community: It Really is a FriendShip

FriendShip isn’t just the name of our store. We live, work and play in the towns and cities we serve. As a local company employing local people, we see many of you every day, we know many of you personally, we send our children to the same schools as you, and we volunteer alongside you and give back to the community. We are committed to being constructive partners in the communities we serve. FriendShip – you really are our friends.

Be Our Guests. You’re Always Welcome!

Since we opened our first store over 35 years ago, we’ve always treated our customers like guests in our homes, ensuring their needs come first. Our FriendShip hosts offer prompt and friendly service, bright and clean stores and bathrooms, deliciously fresh and ready-to-go meals (including our Famous FriendShip Chicken), hot coffee and ice-cold beverages, and everything else you need to have a wonderful day.

From early morning until late at night, you’re always welcome at FriendShip!

youre always welcome