SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 20, 2024) – Parker’s Kitchen – a nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader headquartered in Savannah, Ga. that has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America six times – was recently honored with a USA TODAY Top Workplaces USA 2024 award, identifying the company as one of the best places to work in the nation.

The USA TODAY 2024 Top Workplaces list, which is viewed as the most credible and authentic global employer recognition program, features companies that have created exceptional, people-first work environments. The 2024 Top Workplaces awards program utilized feedback from 1,075 Parker’s Kitchen employee surveys to determine that the convenience store leader deserved a place on the prestigious list.  

“We are profoundly honored to be recognized by USA TODAY as one of the nation’s best places to work,” said Parker’s Kitchen founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We know that our team members are, quite literally, the key to our success as a company. This award is especially meaningful as we continue to expand our corporate footprint while deepening our commitment to creating professional, rewarding environments in every community Parker’s Kitchen serves.” 

Parker’s Kitchen employs more than 1,360 professionals throughout Georgia and South Carolina and offers free childcare, PTO starting on day one, a Daily Pay option as well as highly competitive pay and benefits. Approximately 85% of Parker’s Kitchen Store Managers, District Leaders and Corporate Support Team members have been promoted from within, underscoring the company’s focus on developing talent and making a long-term investment in employees. 

“A Top Workplaces award brings a company’s culture strengths to the national stage, helping them differentiate in a fiercely competitive landscape,” said Eric Rubino, the CEO of Energage, the company that conducts the surveys for the USA TODAY Top Workplace award program. “It’s a morale-boosting honor for the workforce and an effective magnet for attracting top-tier talent.”

Parker’s Kitchen has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” by SC Biz News and was named the Convenience Store Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions, which is the industry’s highest honor. The company has also 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. 

Known for its commitment to charitable giving, Parker’s Kitchen is one of the most generous companies in the convenience store industry and in the Southeast. Since 2011, the Parker’s Kitchen Fueling the Community charitable initiative has donated more than $2 million to public and private schools in Georgia and South Carolina. 

Through the Parker’s Community Fund, Parker’s Kitchen provided critical funding for Union Mission to open the Parker House for Women in Savannah, Ga., the region’s first facility for unaccompanied homeless women, and made a $5 million donation to Roper/St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C. to expand access to healthcare for uninsured and underinsured residents. The company also made a record $5 million donation to name the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University and endowed the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

Since its founding in 1976, Parker’s Kitchen has grown to become a nationally acclaimed company that was voted the #4 Best Gas Station for Food and the #6 Best Gas Station Brand in America by USA TODAY readers in 2023. The Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members, has saved customers more than $15 million to date. Parker’s Kitchen currently operates more than 80 stores in Georgia and South Carolina and completes over one million transactions per week. 


Honored as the Convenience Store Decisions Chain of the Year, Parker’s Kitchen 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 Kitchen has a commitment to exceeding customer expectations and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s leading convenience store and foodservice companies. The company 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 popular Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members, has saved Parker’s Kitchen customers more than $15 million to date. Learn more:


●  Top Workplaces USA 2024 – USA TODAY

●  Inc. 5000 List – Fastest Growing Companies in America – Inc. Magazine

●  Best Places to Work in South Carolina – SC Biz

●  Hall of Fame Inductee – Convenience Store News

●  Best Gas Station Brand and Best Convenience Store Food 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


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