HOLBROOK (CBS) – As global tensions intensify, we know that the economic impacts here will only become more noticeable. That has many Holbrook area drivers grateful for their go-to gas station. And Sal’s is likely gaining some new customers these days.
On South Franklin Street in Holbrook, Sal Sukkar has made somewhat of a name for himself.
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“This is it. Sal’s! The best,” a driver said.
The reason is simple: gas at a price hard to beat.
“Nothing against nobody. I’m just trying to be the lowest around,” Sukkar said.
The statewide average for a gallon of regular Wednesday was $3.66. But at Sal’s, drivers who paid with cash filled up for just 3.40. His model is based on volume.
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“Say you’re selling 2,000 gallons a day and make 20 cents a gallon. It’s better for me if I sell 8,000 a day and I make 5 cents a gallon. They come here because they like coming here,” he explained.
And it works out for everybody. Drivers trust he’s not taking advantage – and that just brings in more business.
“They’re about 20-25 cents cheaper than everyone else. I’ve had work done here before and they do good work at a good price,” one regular said.
“I’m a local business owner and we have our trucks fill up here,” another driver said.
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With no signs of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine scaling down, drivers here are bracing to pay for it.