Philip Santini Joins Rutter’s as Senior Director of Foodservice, Advertising

New Jersey native has worked with world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Rutter's exterior with new LTO menu items inset
Photographs courtesy of Rutter's

Philip Santini is the new senior director of foodservice and advertising at Rutter’s.

Santini will oversee the York, Pennsylvania-based convenience-store chain’s foodservice program, which has won honors including being named to CSP’s20 Great Coffee Programs for 2023.

He also will be in charge of the company’s advertising department.

“With an impressive background in the culinary and marketing fields, Philip brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this new role,” said Rutter’s, which recently won CSP’s Mystery Shop award for the fourth time. The c-store chain also recently brought back Spam to its menu and rolled out three limited-time menu items (pictured): Kickin’ Chicken and Waffles, The Donut Breakfast and Grilled Mac & Cheese.

Prior to joining Rutter’s, New Jersey native Santini played a pivotal role in launching the quick-service restaurant (QSR) program at the Tin Building in New York City with world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the Howard Hughes Corp., Rutter’s said. Santini also served as the general manager for Eataly, overseeing operations across nine locations and contributing to the development of QSR concepts.

  • Rutter’s is No. 82 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

“We’re thrilled to have Philip Santini join the Rutter’s team,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s. “His extensive experience in growing multiple foodservice operations, coupled with his proven leadership abilities, make him a valuable addition to our organization. I’m confident that Philip will bring fresh ideas and innovative strategies to our foodservice and advertising teams.”

Santini holds an associate’s degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, along with an MBA in global business-organizational leadership.

Rutter’s, a privately held chain of convenience stores, operates 84 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.  

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