Savannah, Georgia-based Parker’s, a convenience store and foodservice company, held grand openings for two new state-of-the-art Parker’s Kitchen locations in Savannah, Georgia, and Walterboro, South Carolina, on Nov. 14. Grand opening events included ribbon cuttings attended by local dignitaries, as well as a Fueling the Community check presentation to the Colleton County School District.
The Savannah store is the company’s 16th retail location in Chatham County, Georgia; and the Walterboro store is the first Parker’s Kitchen in Colleton County, South Carolina.
Located at 5906 Ogeechee Road in Savannah and 774 North Jeffries Boulevard in Walterboro, the company’s 63rd and 64th stores offer Southern-style food, gourmet coffee, freshly brewed sweet tea, lemonade, 28-degree beer, fountain drinks with Chewy Ice and a range of convenience items.
The Georgia store features classic Savannah-style architecture, while the South Carolina store has a Charleston-inspired architectural design with Lowcountry-style brick, sloped metal roofs and a mansard-style gas canopy.
“From our architecture to our food offerings, we’re continuing to elevate the convenience store experience for customers throughout our corporate footprint,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We were attracted to the Savannah location because we want to have a stronger presence near Georgetown and along Highway 17. The Walterboro site is extremely strategic, since it’s located at the intersection of two of the busiest streets in Colleton County, offering great visibility and easy access for customers.”
A wide range of breakfast, lunch and dinner items are prepared fresh on-site at both locations and are available seven days a week.
Both stores offer a wide selection of the company’s Southern-style, made-from-scratch food, including hot and cold grab-and-go options, as well as a hot bar with signature items like never-frozen, antibiotic-free, double-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, savory mac ‘n’ cheese and a complete menu of breakfast offerings, from egg casserole to sausage, egg and cheese biscuits.
The entire menu is crafted on-site from the freshest ingredients by Parker’s Kitchen chefs. The new stores also offer indoor dining, electronic kiosks designed to expedite the food ordering process and self-checkout technology, as well as regular, mid-grade, premium, diesel and marine fuel.
Founded in 1976, Parker’s has earned accolades for its Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, award-winning Fueling the Community charitable initiative, innovative mobile app and acclaimed Parker’s Rewards program, which has saved customers more than $10 million since its inception.
Parker’s gives back to every community where it does business through the Fueling the Community charitable giving program, which donates a portion of gas sold at all Parker’s locations on the first Wednesday of the month.
With retail stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina and a major expansion into the Charleston, South Carolina, market currently underway, Parker’s is well on its way to becoming a billion-dollar company. The company has enjoyed 20 to 24 percent annual growth for the past 19 years and was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in America for the fifth time. Parker’s employs more than 1,000 people throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.