The Schmidtys Story

In 1981 Tom Schmidt purchased his first neighborhood grocery/convenience store, that was really just a garage off of a small home in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In addition to providing the neighborhood with groceries, Tom wished to expand and offer gasoline as well. As this point, he decided to purchased an empty building just a block down 3rd Street., a building already set up to sell gas but very much in need of some touching up. Tom's dad, Herman Schmidt, helped him refurbish and rebuild the entire inside of the building, and the original Schmidty's has been there ever since.


It was from this location that Schmidty's was born and has since continued to grow into a business with stores across many Central Minnesota towns. Over the years we have been blessed and supported by dedicated employees and loyal communities. Twenty-five years later, Tom and his wife, JoAnn, in addition to three children Mike, Emily and Nate, have all had the opportunity to be part of the family business, and the gracious communities that have accepted them.  Schmidtys will continue to offer its communities fresh bakeries, fresh-baked pizzas, subs, burgers,, and just as importantly - "Snacks, gas and Pop! Make Schmidty's your first stop!"