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I’m Frank Beard, and I’m an Analyst/Evangelist for Convenience Store and Retail Trends at GasBuddy. I’m also a popular speaker, health and fitness writer, advocate for healthful living, and an endurance athlete who previously lost 80 pounds.
But you probably know me as the guy who spent 30 days eating exclusively at gas stations in an effort to prove that “eating out” can be healthy. I traveled across nine states, visited more than 200 convenience stores, and have since expanded my reach to more than 24 states more than 1,000 convenience stores.
- An Analyst/Evangelist for Convenience Store and Retail Trends at GasBuddy. If you’re not one of the tens of millions who already use GasBuddy, you should download it now. I produce content about the amazing things happening in the convenience store industry, because let’s face it: c-stores are a vital resource for fueling our bodies in this modern, on-the-go world. The views expressed on this website are obviously my own and don’t necessarily reflect this role.
- A speaker. I recently presented at the 2016 NACS Show in Atlanta—the convenience store industry’s premier event with around 25,000 attendees. I’ve also spoken to industry leaders such Harbor Wholesale Foods and Core-Mark.I have a number of ready-to-go presentations, and I’m happy to create a new one for your company or organization.
- The “30 Days of Gas Station Food” experiment
- Innovative practices from c-stores around the United States
- Selling fruit and vegetables in c-stores: what works, what doesn’t work, and what we can do to improve
- How to stay healthy when eating on-the-go
- Why what we eat is more important than where we get it
- Achieving sustainable weight-loss
- Learning to love exercise and fitness
- A writer. I’ve written feature articles for NACS Magazine, and I occasionally guest-blog on other websites. I also participate regularly on Quora.com.
- An advocate for healthy living. Having previously lost eighty pounds, I’ve become passionate about the life-changing benefits of healthy living and regular exercise. But we too-often over-complicate these issues. What we eat is more important than where we get it, and healthy eating can happen at gas stations, restaurants, and fast-food locations. Likewise, exercise is not a drudgerous tool for weight management, but rather a way to discover joy, purpose, and a sense of “play”. I work hard to communicate this message, and it’s one of the reasons why I embarked on my “30 Days of Gas Station Food” journey. Healthy living should be simple, easy to understand, and accessible.
You’ve seen/heard me in:
- NACS Daily
- NACS Magazine
- Various media outlets
- Local news segments
- Presentations within the c-store industry
- The Convenience Matters podcast.
- Social media accounts from organizations like the Partnership for a Healthier America and companies like Kwik Trip
- Popular posts on Reddit
And, of course…
LET’S WORK TOGETHER! If you want to collaborate, please contact me through this form.