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Dec. 11 - Parker's Named One of America's Best Convenience Stores by Food and Wine

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

December 11, 2019 -  Parker’s was recently named 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 #5 on the prestigious 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 raves. 

Food and Wine featured Parker’s along with much larger convenience store companies like Buc-ee’s, Wawa, Sheetz and Cumberland Farms. There are currently more than 168,000 convenience stores in the United States. 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.”

In 2018, Convenience Store News recognized Parker’s as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year. The company has also been recognized by USA Today for its impressive food selection and has earned raves as a top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor.

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.

 

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