John Cannon of Vidalia, Ga., center, recently won the 2022 Parker’s Kitchen Tendermania competition and will receive free chicken tenders for one year. Parker’s representatives Kristie Brown, Heather Davis, Olivia Parker, Rashad Keel, John Cannon, Scratch, Miranda Hendricks and Jason Mongin (l-r) recently honored Cannon at the Parker’s store at 105 Queen Street in Vidalia.

VIDALIA, Ga. – John Cannon of Vidalia, Ga. was recently selected as a Parker’s 2022 Tendermania winner and was awarded free Parker’s Kitchen Southern Fried Chicken Tenders for one year. Parker’s recently honored Cannon at a special ceremony held at the Parker’s Kitchen store at 105 Queen St. in Vidalia.

“Parker’s is known throughout the region as having the freshest and most delicious chicken tenders, so we decided to host a special Tendermania giveaway,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We’re incredibly grateful to loyal Parker’s Rewards members like John, who regularly visit our stores and trust us to provide freshly prepared food, high-quality products and superior customer service.”

Tendermania, a contest that celebrates Parker’s Kitchen’s world-famous hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, ran from September through the end of October at 71 store locations throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Customers earned contest entries with every in-store purchase made through the Parker’s Rewards app. The acclaimed Parker’s Rewards app saves customers time and money at the pump with fuel discounts and exclusive offers that have resulted in more than $15 million in savings to date.

Two winners were randomly selected by the company’s favorite chicken mascot, Scratch, who represents the Parker’s dedication to serving made-from-scratch menu items, including their popular Southern Fried Chicken Tenders to customers across coastal Georgia and South Carolina. The second winner was Joanne Crosby from Walterboro, S.C.

Parker’s stands apart as one of America’s most respected convenience store brands and is known for having the cleanest restrooms in the industry. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s has enjoyed steady 20 to 24 percent annual growth every year for the past 24 years. In 2020, Parker’s was named the Convenience Store Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions, which is the industry’s highest honor. The company has been honored by Food and Wine as one of America’s Best Convenience Stores, named the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year by Convenience Store News and voted the #3 Best Gas Station Brand by USA TODAY readers.

Parker’s gives back to support every community where stores are located through the company’s Fueling the Community program and the Parker’s Community Fund. Since January 2021, Parker’s has donated more than $22 million to the Parker’s Community Fund to support charitable initiatives throughout the company’s corporate footprint in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

Since its founding in 1976, Parker’s has grown to become an award-winning company with a robust Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members and has saved customers more than $15 million to date. Parker’s employs more than 1,200 individuals throughout South Carolina and Georgia and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.


Honored as the 2020 Convenience Store Decisions Chain of the Year, Parker’s is strategically redefining the nation’s convenience store industry, offering customers high-quality products, freshly prepared food and superior customer service at retail stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s has a commitment to exceeding customer expectations and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s leading convenience store and foodservice companies. Parker’s Kitchen, the popular food-centric brand under the Parker’s umbrella, serves world-famous hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders as well as 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 300,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $15 million to date. Learn more:


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