Parker’s Continues Strategic South Carolina Expansion, Opens New Parker’s Kitchen Store in North Charleston

Staff Report

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Parker’s – a nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader that was recently named the 2020 Convenience Store Decisions Chain of the Year – opened a new state-of-the-art Parker’s Kitchen location at 8108 Windsor Hill Boulevard in North Charleston, S.C. on Nov. 12. 

“We’re delighted to expand our presence in the Palmetto State with our newest Parker’s Kitchen in the metro Charleston area, which offers award-winning food, exceptional customer service and the cleanest restrooms in the industry,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We selected this site because of its strategic location off of the main County Road and the opportunity it presented to expand to meet the needs of the North Charleston community.” 

Conveniently located off of Ashley Phosphate Road between I-26, the Charleston International Airport and Festival Centre, the new Parker’s Kitchen offers award-winning, fresh, Southern-style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as Fresh Blend Smoothies, iced coffee and indoor dining. Food is a major draw at the new Parker’s Kitchen, particularly since the company has been honored by Food and Wine as one of America’s Best Convenience Stores, by The Shelby Report as the Southeast Retailer of the Year and by Convenience Store News as the nation’s Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year. 

The new Parker’s Kitchen offers a full menu of fresh, made-from-scratch Southern food, including the world-famous Chicken Tender Sandwich, biscuits and gravy, Southern-style breakfast biscuits, fresh Chicken Tenders and extra cheesy egg casserole. The entire menu is handcrafted on-site from the freshest ingredients by Parker’s Kitchen chefs who take pride in cooking for the communities where they live and work.

Additional highlights include freshly brewed sweet tea, lemonade, bean-to-cup gourmet coffee, 28-degree beer, fountain drinks with Chewy Ice. The new Parker’s Kitchen also features a range of convenience items and fuel options, including marine fuel. 

Part of the company’s larger regional expansion, this is the eighth Parker’s Kitchen to open in the metro Charleston area, with additional stores in Charleston, Summerville, Monck’s Corner and Goose Creek, S.C. The company plans to open more stores throughout Charleston in 2021 and beyond.

Founded in 1976, Parker’s is one of America’s most respected convenience store brands and is known for having the cleanest stores in the industry. Parker’s serves award-winning Southern-inspired food, offers an acclaimed Parker’s Rewards program and gives back to every community where it does business through the Fueling the Community charitable giving program. 

Parker’s has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies for five years and was recently voted one of America’s top 10 gas station brands by USA TODAY readers. The company employs more than 1,200 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.