The Parker Cos., which started as a one-store operation in 1974 in Midway, Georgia, has expanded to 74 Parker's and Parker's Kitchen locations in 2022. In early 2023, Parker's was building four new Parker's Kitchen stores in South Carolina and Georgia.

With a commitment to exceeding customer expectations, Parker's refreshed its app and its website in 2023. The Parker's Rewards loyalty program includes more than 300,000 members. The company employs 1,200 and rings up over 128,000 transactions daily.

Parker's draws consumers into its Parker's Kitchen stores with freshly made items like southern fried chicken tenders, made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese, a breakfast bar, daily specials and double-breaded chicken nuggets as a grab-and-go item. In March 2023, it launched Chewy's Drink Club, offering Southern Sweet Tea, Parker's Fancy Lemonade and fountain drinks at a monthly subscription price of $6.99. Parker's has EV chargers at several Georgia and South Carolina locations and plans to include EV capability in new constructions.

Parker's has continued its commitment to supporting the communities it serves. Its charitable focus for 2023 is eradicating childhood hunger. It received the Reader's Choice Best Convenience Store award in Savannah for the eighth consecutive year in 2022 and has won recognition nationally as a top Reader's Choice c-store.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2023.

Headquarters:Savannah, Georgia
No. of Stores:74
Rank Last Year:99