CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 19, 2019) – Parker’s Kitchen, an award-winning convenience store company and food service leader, celebrated grand openings for two new state-of-the-art retail stores 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 District Two Public Schools.
The company’s 59th and 60th stores, conveniently located at 1105 N. Hwy. 52 in Moncks Corner, S.C. and 1601 Central Ave. in Summerville, S.C., 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 market over the next 12 months. The Savannah-based company plans to open 40 new-to-industry locations in the greater Charleston area over the next four years and to secure 30 percent 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 store, located in the revitalized Knightsville Crossing Shopping Center, 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, cedar shake roof and Confederate jasmine “green screen.”
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.
Founded in 1976, Parker’s Kitchen 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. Honored as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year by Convenience Store News, Parker’s Kitchen is one of the nation’s most respected convenience store brands.
With 60 retail stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina and a major expansion into the Charleston, S.C. market currently underway, Parker’s Kitchen is well on its way to becoming a billion-dollar company. The company has enjoyed 20 to 24 percent 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.
Parker’s Kitchen employs nearly 1,000 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily. The award-winning company has been recognized by USA Today for its impressive food selection and earned raves as a top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor.
ABOUT PARKER’S KITCHEN:
Parker’s Kitchen is strategically redefining America’s convenience store industry, offering customers high-quality products, freshly prepared food and superior customer service at 60 retail stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s Kitchen has a commitment to exceeding customer expectations and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s leading convenience store and food service companies. In addition to world-famous hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, Parker’s Kitchen also serves made-from-scratch mac ‘n’ cheese, a breakfast bar and daily specials. The company’s popular Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 150,000 members, has saved customers more than $10 million to date. For more information about Parker’s Kitchen, visit www.parkersav.com.
RECENT AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
● 2019 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
● 2018 Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year - Convenience Store News
● Top 10 U.S. Gas Station Brands – Gas Buddy
● 50 Most Influential People in Convenience Store History - Convenience Store News
● Best Convenience Store - Savannah Morning News Readers’ Choice Awards
● Best Convenience Store - Savannah Magazine Best of Savannah Awards
● Best Convenience Store - Statesboro Herald “Best in the ‘Boro” Awards
● Best Convenience Store - Bryan County Now “Best of Bryan” Awards
● Regional Economic Impact Award - Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
● Best Convenience Store - Island Packet
● Most Fab Convenience Store - Effingham Herald
● Keep Liberty Beautiful Award - Coastal Courier
● Most Fabulous Gas Station – Effingham Living
● Wayne County's Favorite Convenience Store– Jesup Press-Sentinel
● Citizen of the Year Award – Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club
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