Parker’s Kitchen celebrated grand openings for two new stores, located in Moncks Corner, S.C. and Summerville, S.C. on Sept. 19.
The grand opening events included ribbon cuttings as well as two $5,000 Fueling the Community donations to support the Berkeley County School District and Dorchester Public Schools.
The company’s 59th and 60th stores offer award-winning, Southern-style food as well as gourmet coffee, 28-degree beer, fountain drinks with Chewy Ice and a range of convenience items. Both stores feature the company’s innovative Charleston-inspired architectural design with Lowcountry-style brick, metal roofs, twin entrances and indoor and outdoor seating.
The newest Parker’s Kitchen locations are part of a strategic $50 million expansion into the metro Charleston, S.C., market over the next 12 months. The Savannah, Ga.-based company plans to open 40 new-to-industry locations in the greater Charleston area over the next four years and to secure 30% market share.
“We want to raise the bar for what customers in the metro Charleston area can expect from a convenience store,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “That’s why we serve fresh, Southern-inspired comfort food that’s made from scratch on-site, each and every day. That’s why we offer the latest technology, so our customers can spend less time waiting in line and more time enjoying life. At Parker’s Kitchen, we know that time is the most precious commodity of all.”
The new Summerville, S.C., store has a unique mansard-style fuel canopy and is the first Parker’s Kitchen with a ‘green screen”’of Confederate jasmine that will create verdant walls of greenery on both sides of the fuel canopy. The store also has a covered outdoor pavilion with seating and cedar shake roof.
Both Parker’s Kitchen locations feature a selection of fresh, homestyle fare, including hot and cold grab-and-go options as well as a hot bar with signature items like never-frozen, antibiotic-free, double-breaded chicken tenders, mac ‘n’ cheese and more. Both new locations serve a wide range of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, seven days a week.
The entire Southern-style menu 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 stores also include self-checkout technology and electronic kiosks designed to expedite the food ordering process as well as freshly brewed sweet tea, lemonade and Bean to Cup Guaranteed Fresh Coffee, where every cup is ground and brewed on demand.
The Moncks Corner and Summerville stores offer regular, mid-grade, premium, diesel and marine fuel. The Moncks Corner location also features diesel truck service with ample space for tractor trailer parking.