WBEN Buffalo Business Report - Monday, August 12th 2019

Randy Bushover
August 12, 2019 - 3:44 am

The local average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas has fallen another penny to $2.80 in Western New York.  According to the AAA, the local price has dropped five cents in the past month.  The current average is also four cents lower than the statewide average of $2.84.  

Marathon Petroleum Corp. telling Business First that it will keep Tim Hortons in the convenience stores/gas stations it acquired from NOCO Energy Corp. - with two exceptions.  The stores at Elmwood Avenue near Lexington Avenue in Buffalo and on Kenmore Avenue near Starin will have Speedway's proprietary coffee program in place.

The Buffalo-based French fry firm GetFried has been bought up by ZorAbility Inc. - a North Carolina franchise investment strategy firm.  According to Business First, no financial terms of the deal were made public.  GetFried has a location in the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA shopping center as well as ones in Dallas, Long Beach, Philadelphia and Muscat, Oman.  It also operates a food truck.

The National Highway Safety Administration is investigating complaints of malfunctions with the front passenger air bag sensors in more than a half-million Subaru Foresters.  The agency says the investigation centers on Subaru Foresters from the 2016-2018 model years.

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