Savannah, Ga.-based foodservice and convenience store company Parker’s Kitchen recently opened its 58th location and the first Charleston, S.C.-area retail store.
“We’re thrilled to open our newest store in Moncks Corner and to serve the needs of our customers in Berkeley County,” said Parker’s Kitchen founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We have aggressive growth plans for the Charleston area and look forward to sharing our award-winning food, exceptional customer service and incredible attention to detail with customers across the region. At Parker’s Kitchen, we have a deep commitment to elevating the convenience store experience in Charleston and giving back to every community where we do business.”
The new store is the first of eight Parker’s Kitchen locations expected to open in the metro Charleston area in 2019, marking a $50 million investment by the company. The retailer plans to employ 1,200 people across the region.
The new Parker’s Kitchen serves fresh, never-frozen, antibiotic-free, double-breaded chicken tenders, as well as popular items like cheese grits, breakfast casserole and more. All food is homemade on-site from the freshest ingredients by Parker’s Kitchen chefs who take pride in cooking for the communities where they live and work.
The new store also sells freshly brewed sweet tea and lemonade as well as ‘Bean to Cup Guaranteed Fresh Coffee,’ where every cup is ground and brewed on demand.
All food items are prepared fresh by Parker’s team members and can be enjoyed on-site or to-go. The Moncks Corner location includes ordering kiosks as well as indoor seating.
The new location also features a dedicated Parker’s Kitchen team, led by Store Manager Tracey Graham and Kitchen Manager Jennifer Jackson.
Founded in 1976, Parker’s Kitchen has earned accolades for its 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 Kitchen gives back to every community where stores are located through the Fueling the Community Program, which donates a portion of the profit of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of the month to schools in South Carolina and Georgia. In addition, the company endows the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University and the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga.