SAVANNAH, Ga. (Aug. 13, 2020) – Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet, a flagship Parker’s store located at 222 Drayton Street in downtown Savannah, Ga., was recently recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award winner by Tripadvisor. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, award winners exemplify travelers’ favorites, representing the top 10% of restaurants around the globe.
Parker’s Market, also known as “Fancy Parkers,” offers a wide selection of Parker’s Kitchen items – including world-famous, never-frozen, double-breaded chicken tenders, mac ‘n’ cheese and jalapeno cornbread – as well as made-from-scratch salads, fresh paninis, grab-and-go items, homemade soups and much more. Parker’s Market also features signature fountain beverages, frozen drinks, milkshakes, freshly brewed iced tea, bean-to-cup coffee and specialty items like craft beer, imported wine, artisan juices, craft sodas and cold-brew coffees.
“We’re incredibly humbled to earn this national recognition from our customers,” said Greg Parker, founder and CEO of Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen. “Our talented team works hard every day to make sure that Parker’s Market serves the freshest food, prepared on-site, and that our store is always sparkling clean, well-stocked and welcoming.”
Located in a beautifully restored 1899 Mediterranean-style building, Parker’s Market originally opened in 1999 and underwent a dramatic renovation in 2017. This flagship store has earned national attention and been featured in USA Today, Food and Wine and Taste of the South for its innovative, upscale concept.
“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s was recently named the CStore Decisions 2020 Convenience Store Chain of the Year, earning the convenience store industry’s top award. Food and Wine also named Parker’s one of America’s Best Convenience Stores, and The Shelby Report honored Parker’s as the 2019 Southeast Retailer of the Year. Convenience Store News previously recognized the company as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year.
Parker’s is one of America’s most respected convenience store brands and is known for having the cleanest stores in the industry and for serving award-winning Southern-inspired food. The company currently operates 66 stores in coastal Georgia and South Carolina and recently announced plans to build 60 new retail locations in 60 months.
Parker’s has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in America for five years. The company employs 1,200 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.
To learn more about Parker’s Market, visit parkerskitchen.com/market.
Known as America’s cleanest convenience store company, 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 food service companies. Parker’s Kitchen, the new 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 150,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $10 million to date.
RECENT AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
- 2020 Convenience Store Chain of the Year –CSDecisions
- 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
- America’s Best Convenience Stores –Food and Wine
- 2019 Southeast Retailer of the Year –The Shelby Report
- 2019 Fastest Growing Companies in America –Inc. 5000
- 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
- Most Fabulous Gas Station – Effingham Living
- Wayne County’s Favorite Convenience Store – Jesup Press-Sentinel
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