Combo Meal: Parker’s to Build Kitchen With Chick-fil-A, Starbucks

Summer is target to open new store in Savannah, Ga.
Rendering of new Parker's Kitchen at the corner of DeRenne Avenue and White Bluff Road in Savannah, Ga.
Rendering courtesy of Parker’s

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Parker’s has plans to build a new Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Parker’s Kitchen on a 3.4-acre commercial site in Savannah, Ga.

The Parker Cos., the parent company for the Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen brands, serves as the developer for the site, which is expected to open in summer 2022. The Pinyan Co., Savannah, serves as the lead contractor for site construction.

The site will incorporate an existing 60-foot metal globe, which previously served as a Savannah Gas Co. natural gas storage tank in the 1950s. The giant globe will anchor the parcel, which is located at one of Savannah’s most high-traffic intersections.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to develop this underutilized site and to preserve the globe, which is an iconic landmark for many Savannah residents,” said Greg Parker, founder and CEO of Savannah-based Parker’s. “We listened to the public throughout the planning process and have made a significant investment to save the globe and to develop this long-neglected site in a more thoughtful, strategic way. Our customers know that we have an unwavering commitment to quality and a powerful connection to the communities we serve. We look forward to transforming this former eyesore into a gateway to Savannah that will meet the needs of today’s residents and visitors.”  

This newest Parker’s Kitchen will be the company’s 75th retail store and will offer popular grab-and-go options and a hot bar with signature items such as never-frozen, antibiotic-free, double-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders and savory mac and cheese.

Other highlights include the Parker’s Kitchen Spicy Chicken Tender Sandwich, fresh-made salads, gourmet coffee, freshly brewed sweet tea, lemonade, 28-degree beer and fountain drinks with Chewy Ice. 

In 2021, Parker’s made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the sixth time.

Founded in 1976, Parker’s owns and operates 70 c-stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina and is in the middle of a $50 million expansion into the Charleston, S.C., market. 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. Parker’s gives back to every community where stores are located through the company’s Fueling the Community program and the Parker’s Community Fund.

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