AUGUSTA, Ga. (June 14, 2023) – Parker’s – a nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader – recently announced a strategic expansion into the Augusta, Ga. market. The company plans to open a new Parker’s Kitchen in Augusta at the intersection of Windsor Spring Rd. and Tobacco Rd. in 2024, with additional locations to be announced in the coming months.
“We’re thrilled to join the Augusta community and to serve local customers while giving back to support local schools,”
said Parker’s Founder and CEO, Greg Parker. “As we looked for opportunities to expand, Augusta was a natural fit for us, since it’s a growing market that builds upon our existing corporate footprint. We’re excited to introduce the Parker’s brand to Augusta residents and look forward to forging new relationships and supporting the community.”
Strategically positioned on the site of a former Popeye’s fast-food restaurant that has been closed since 2007, the company’s retail store on Windsor Spring Rd. will offer award-winning, Southern-style, made-from-scratch food for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a wide range of convenience items. The 3,800-square-foot Windsor Spring store will feature stunning, Lowcountry-inspired architecture with a hallmark glass-front façade, lime washed brick, striking bracketry and designer lighting.
“We’re delighted to welcome Parker’s to Augusta and appreciate this important investment in our community,” said Augusta Mayor Garnett Johnson. “This property at Windsor Spring and Tobacco Road needs to be uplifted, and we think Parker’s Kitchen will provide an excellent new food option that will be beneficial for the community.”
The new Parker’s Kitchen in Augusta will offer popular grab-and-go options as well as a hot bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and convenient electronic kiosk ordering. Highlights will include never-frozen, antibiotic-free, double-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, signature mac ‘n’ cheese and potato logs as well as freshly made salads, gourmet coffee, freshly brewed sweet tea, Fancy Lemonade, 28-degree beer, fountain drinks with Chewy Ice and a wide range of convenience items. The new store will offer regular, diesel and non-ethanol fuel at six fueling positions.
Parker’s Kitchen items are prepared fresh on-site and are available seven days a week. The entire menu in Augusta will be handcrafted on-site from the freshest ingredients by Parker’s Kitchen chefs who take pride in cooking for the communities where they live and work.
“We saw the Windsor Spring location as a strong opportunity to introduce our brand to the market and to revitalize a key corner in downtown Augusta,” said Parker. “We’ve seen strong growth in the Augusta market and can’t wait to give back to the local community through a wide range of charitable initiatives designed to support the communities where we operate stores.”
Parker’s gives back to every community where stores are located through the popular Fueling the Community program, which donates a portion of all gas sold on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools. To date, the Fueling the Community program has donated nearly $2 million to schools in Georgia and South Carolina.
The company’s Round-Up Campaign gives customers the opportunity to join forces with Parker’s Kitchen to end childhood hunger, with round-up donations at all Georgia stores benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of the Coastal Empire. Parker’s matches 25% of every round-up donation in Georgia and South Carolina. In addition, the Parker’s Community Fund supports education, healthcare and heroes while fighting hunger.
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 and by Convenience Store News as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year.
Since its founding in 1976, Parker’s has grown to become an award-winning company that was recently voted the #4 Best Gas Station for Food and the #6 Best Gas Station Brand in America by USA TODAY readers. The Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members, has saved customers more than $15 million to date. Parker’s operates 76 stores, employs more than 1,200 professionals throughout Georgia and South Carolina 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. Proudly headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s operates 76 stores, 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: www.parkerskitchen.com.
RECENT AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
● Inc. 5000 List – Fastest Growing Companies in America – Inc. Magazine
● Hall of Fame Inductee – Convenience Store News
● Best Gas Station Brand Top 10 – USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
● Convenience Store Chain of the Year – Convenience Store Decisions
● Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
● Legacy Leader – Georgia Trend
● America’s Best Convenience Stores – Food and Wine
● Southeast Retailer of the Year – The Shelby Report
● 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 Market/Gas Station – Connect Savannah 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
● Most Fabulous Gas Station – Effingham Living
● Wayne County’s Favorite Convenience Store – Jesup Press-Sentinel