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Royal Farms to Enter North Carolina Market

6 c-stores in the works and more to come, retail says
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BALTIMORE — Royal Farms will enter the North Carolina market for the first time in early 2023 with a new-build location in Grandy, N.C. It will follow soon after with additional stores opening in New Bern, Greenville, Lumberton, Kinston and Jacksonville, N.C., the company said.

Royal Farms has plans to open more locations in other areas of the state to bring more convenient options to the North Carolina community, it said.

“We are very excited to pioneer into the First Flight state and expand our offerings into the community,” said Aliyah Atayee, public relations at Royal Farms. “Not only does Royal Farms bring value and more convenient options to neighborhoods, but we are also passionate about giving back to the areas we do business in. We look forward to getting involved in the community and seeing our first responders in uniform get free coffee whenever they stop in. We thank North Carolina for welcoming Royal Farms into this beautiful state.”

  • Royal Farms ranks No. 30 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202 ranking of the largest c-store chains in the United States based on store count.

Store menus will be centered around the retailer’s “world-famous” chicken, which was awarded “best fast-food fried chicken” by Food and Wine magazine. Royal Farms will also offer a variety of side dishes, such as macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes, so customers can take a complete meal or platter home for the family.

Other features will include Royal Farms’ hot or iced coffee from bean-to-cup machines and f'real milkshakes at the blending station.

Every location will also feature surcharge-free ATMs, air-pump stations, lottery and fuel. Carwashes will be available at select locations.

Royal Farms, based in Baltimore, operates more than 250 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic including Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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