SAVANNAH, Ga. — A local magazine has once again dubbed Parker’s convenience stores the best c-store in Savannah for the eighth year running.
The winners, chosen in several categories by the readers of Savannah Magazine, are currently featured in the publication's September/October 2022 “Best of Savannah” issue.
“We’re incredibly honored to be recognized as Savannah’s best convenience store by Savannah Magazine readers every year since this category first debuted in 2015,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “This recognition has special meaning because we’re proud to be headquartered in Savannah, which is truly America’s most beautiful city. This honor wouldn’t be possible without our hard-working team and our loyal customers.”
- Parker Corp. is No. 100 on the CSP 2022 Top 202 ranking of company owned and operated convenience stores by store count.
Earlier this year, Parker Corp., which is currently featured on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, was voted the third-best gas station brand in the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest.
Parker’s has also been named the best convenience store by the Savannah Morning News Readers’ Choice Awards, best convenience store by the Island Packet, most fab convenience store by the Effingham Herald, most fabulous gas station by Effingham Living, and Wayne County’s favorite convenience store by the Jesup Press-Sentinel.
Parker’s also was named to CSP’s20 Great Coffee Programs for 2022.
Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s has enjoyed steady 20% to 24% annual growth every year for the past 23 years, the company said.
In addition, 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, which is administered by the Savannah Community Foundation, to support charitable initiatives throughout the company’s corporate footprint in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. The Parker’s Community Fund recently provided funding to open Union Mission’s new Parker’s House, which is the first dedicated facility offering emergency shelter and wrapround services to unaccompanied homeless women in coastal Georgia.
Parker’s, founded in 1976, owns and operates 71 c-stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina. It employs more than 1,200 individuals and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily. The chain serves Southern-inspired Parker’s Kitchen food made from scratch on-site including hand-breaded Southern fried chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, a breakfast bar and daily specials. The Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 210,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $15 million to date, according to the company.
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