Grand opening event planned for Feb. 22 at new Walkersville location.
Rutter’s has opened its 73rd convenience store, its first in the state of Maryland.
The new Rutter’s is located at 9210 Woodsboro Pike in Walkersville on Route 194. Walkersville is a northern suburb of Frederick, Md., the second largest city in the state. As the first location in Maryland, it will introduce Rutter’s stores, including fuel, food, and dairy products, to the Maryland convenience market.
“We are happy to announce expansion into our third state,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s. “Maryland is a natural progression for us in our growth plans. Actually, the Pennsylvania Maryland line is a mere 19 miles from our corporate office. Walkersville is the first of seven locations currently planned for the Maryland market in the near future.”
The new Rutter’s is 7,500 square feet, and provides 10 auto-fueling stations along with three dedicated high speed truck diesel fueling stations. Rutter’s Walkersville offers customers some of their new auto fueling options including flex fuel and unleaded 15 fuel in addition to the standard regular, mid-grade, premium, and auto diesel. For trucks and commercial vehicles, this location provides high-speed truck diesel and in-lane DEF.
The Walkersville location features Rutter’s full restaurant with café seating for 30. Their award-winning food and beverage menu, designed around quality, freshness and local ingredients, serves breakfast 24/7 and offers items such as French toast sticks and build your own breakfast sandwiches, with over 30 free toppings. Rutter’s Menu, which has been awarded number one in menu variety, also includes lunch and dinner offerings featuring Rutter’s signature specialties like chicken pot pie, BBQ beef short ribs, battered cod sandwiches and the famous Route 30 burger. Coffee lovers can order specialty latte’s and cappuccino’s or create their own coffee masterpiece at the extensive coffee bar.
Guests can also enjoy free WiFi, large restrooms and a complete convenience store with beverage coolers showcasing over 600 selections of cold drinks. This location will employ 50 team members and will operate 24 hours a day.
The Grand Opening event will take place on Feb. 22 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Rutter’s CEO, Scott Hartman, will cut the ribbon after presenting three local charities with donation checks. Attendees will enjoy food samples from the menu, promotional giveaways and more. Additional details for the grand opening event will be announced closer to the event date.