Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s was recently honored by Food and Wine as one of ‘America’s Best Convenience Stores,’ providing some of “the best food you’ll find on the road.”
Food and Wine ranked Parker’s as No. 5 on the list, praising its Southern-inspired menu, all of which is prepared fresh on-site.
“From a downtown Savannah flagship featuring a full array of serious, available-24/7 Southern home cooking (wow, those biscuits) to more than 50 stores dotting the surrounding area, including the South Carolina Lowcountry, where you can always get your hands on an urn-sized cup of sweet tea, and some of the best chicken tenders around — fresh, never frozen, Parker’s is the extremely Southern convenience store of your dreams,” the article said.
Food and Wine featured Parker’s along with others, including Buc-ee’s, Wawa, Sheetz and Cumberland Farms. There are currently more than 168,000 convenience stores in the U.S. Parker’s has 64 stores in Georgia and South Carolina and ambitious expansion plans for the future.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Food and Wine for our commitment to high-quality foodservice,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We handcraft our food from the freshest ingredients and take pride in cooking for the communities where we live and work. This recognition affirms the fact that our hard work is paying off, as we continue to meet the changing needs of today’s convenience store customers.”
Parker’s Kitchen, the food-centric brand under the Parker’s umbrella, serves world-famous hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders as well as pork chops; bone-in chicken; made-from-scratch mac ‘n’ cheese; a breakfast bar with fresh-made egg casserole, bacon, sausage, cheese grits and biscuits; and daily specials. Customers appreciate the selection of freshly prepared, Southern-inspired food at Parker’s Kitchen as well as expanded foodservice hours.
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.
With retail stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina and a major expansion into the Charleston, S.C. market currently underway, Parker’s is on track to become a billion-dollar company. Parker’s has enjoyed 20-24% 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. The company employs more than 1,000 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.