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AMARILLO, Texas -- First, they hung closed signs on the gas pumps. Now, the Taylor Food Mart chain is hanging closed signs on some stores.
According to KDFA, stores in Wellington and Childress, Texas, have been shuttered and employees at other area Taylor Food Mart locations told the news outlet they do not know when or if they will be getting additional supplies.
According to the company's website, Amarillo-based Taylor Petroleum Cos. Inc. has 74 Taylor Food Mart stores across four states.
KDFA also reported that CEFCO Convenience Stores is in the process of acquiring the chain. However, a CEFCO representative declined to comment when contacted by CSNews Online.
CEFCO is based in Temple, Texas, and operates 125 c-stores throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, according to its website.
The first sign of change at Taylor Food Mart began last month when a local news station reported that the gas pumps at some locations were running dry. Calls by the station revealed that almost every Taylor Food Mart in the Panhandle was out of gas. Some of those stations had been dry for more than a month, as CSNews Online reported then.