About Us


Our History

With customer service as its focus, Patrick J. Richard, Inc. (a full-line wholesale petroleum distributor), opened its first "Popingo's" convenience store in 1987 in Napoleonville, Louisiana.

Two additional stores were opened in 1988 - one at the foot of the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and the other in Gonzales, Louisiana. During 1990, the fourth Popingo's store was opened in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Since 1990, additional stores have been opened in Donaldsonville, White Castle, St. Gabriel, Prairieville, Hammond, Ponchatoula and St. James, Louisiana.

Currently, the Popingo's Convenience Store chain is ten stores strong. On July 1, 1998, the parent company changed its name to Richard Oil and Fuel, LLC. to better represent the products and services it offered in the wholesale segment of its business; however, the Popingo's name has not changed.

Fast, Friendly Service

As its name suggests, Popingo's Convenience Stores strive to offer fast, friendly service. We also offer our customers a wide range of quality products in a safe and clean environment.

By reinforcing the strong emphasis of customer service on a day-to-day basis, our employees are the key to our success in the stores. We provide excellent benefits, continual training and education and flexible schedules.

Popingo's is a solid believer in the future of Louisiana and in the strength and resilience of our community. With a spirit of cooperation and a sense of unity, we will make great strides and move forward together.

So pop into one of our Popingo's and see what we have to offer before you go.

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