Parker’s set to upgrade two newly-acquired c-stores in Beaufort County, S.C.
Parker’s is expanding its footprint in South Carolina, growing its store count to 56 locations.
The c-store chain has acquired two existing CornerMart c-stores on Lady’s Island, S.C. and Port Royal, S.C., expanding the company’s reach in a growing market extending from its headquarters in Savannah, Ga. to Charleston, S.C.
The two new Parker’s locations will open to the public on Friday, March 8 and will undergo significant upgrades and improvements in the coming months.
“These two acquisitions are strategic for Parker’s as we strive to meet the incredible customer demand in Beaufort County,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “By combining construction of new stores with acquisitions of existing stores, we’re accelerating our growth in coastal South Carolina and elevating customer expectations regarding convenience, quality and foodservice. We have a strong commitment to serving our award-winning Parker’s Kitchen Southern food and delivering our signature fast, fresh, friendly customer service to customers.”
The new Lady’s Island, S.C. store, located in the high-traffic Publix shopping center at the intersection of Lady’s Island Dr. and Sea Island Pkwy., will add a new Parker’s Kitchen in April and will undergo a complete remodel in several phases. Planned improvements include adding a beer cave, upgrading restrooms, completing interior and exterior upgrades, adding a full beverage wall, making landscaping enhancements and installing new countertops, new flooring, new millwork and new lighting. The new location will be the second Parker’s retail store on Lady’s Island and will have eight fueling positions.
The new Parker’s location in Port Royal is set to open at the busy intersection of Ribaut Rd. and Ladys Island Dr. Strategically located at the gateway to Port Royal and near the Naval Hospital Beaufort, the store will be the second Parker’s location in Port Royal. The Parker’s leadership team hopes to redevelop the site within the next year, adding a Parker’s Kitchen and making significant interior and exterior upgrades that will benefit Port Royal residents and complement the existing community environment.
“Parker’s Kitchen will be the heart and soul of our new stores on Lady’s Island and in Port Royal, serving our award-winning Southern-inspired food for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” said Parker.
Parker’s Kitchen serves fresh, never-frozen, hormone and antibiotic free chicken tenders, mac ‘n’ cheese, breakfast biscuits and much more. All items are prepared fresh on-site by Parker’s team members and can be enjoyed on-site or to-go.