MCLEAN, Va. —USA Today asked its readers to vote for the country's best road trip amenities and accommodations, including gas stations. Other categories included motels and campgrounds.
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the newspaper's readers picked the top 10 winners by popular vote. Readers could vote once per category, per day, and the contest was open for four weeks.
The experts asked, among other questions, how clean are the bathrooms? How fresh is the coffee? What snack options are available? Can I get a hot meal?
Savannah, Ga.-based Parker's is No. 105 in the Top 202 with approximately 70 stores in Georgia and South Carolina. “We’re honored by the support of our customers who voted for us and are humbled to be ranked alongside some of the largest, most highly respected convenience store companies in the industry,” founder and CEO Greg Parker said.
10Best offers travel guides that feature rankings of and insights into the best places to eat, things to see and do and places to stay for top U.S. and global destinations. No business ever pays to be listed, it said. The team of local experts—in their fields and their cities—live where they write about.