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Rutter’s acquires former Tom’s location in Milroy

The Milroy location will remain open and fully operational during the transition period.

 

YORK, PA. April 12, 2019:  Today, Rutter’s announced that the company has acquired the former Tom’s location in Milroy, Pennsylvania. The store located on 20 Commerce Drive in Milroy, will continue to operate during the multi-million dollar renovation to transform the store into a fully operational Rutter’s, over the next several months.

“This acquisition fits well into our strategic plans and will be a great addition to our chain.” said Scott Hartman, President and CEO of Rutter’s. “We are excited to join this community and look forward to bringing the Rutter’s brand into the area.”

Once the transition is complete, the newly acquired store will feature 10 fueling positions and 6 dedicated high-speed truck diesel fueling stations. The new Rutter’s location will offer fueling options such as flex fuel, unleaded 15, ethanol-free gasoline, kerosene, and off-road diesel, in addition to the standard regular, mid-grade, premium, and auto diesel. For trucks and commercial vehicles, this location will provide high-speed truck diesel, in-lane DEF and a CAT scale.

Inside the store, the current restaurant will be transformed into the award-winning quick service restaurant that Rutter’s is known for, offering the company’s award-winning food and beverage menu that is designed around quality, freshness and local ingredients. Breakfast will be served 24/7, and highlighted by items such as French toast sticks and build your own breakfast sandwiches, with over 30 free toppings. Rutter’s Menu has been recognized as number one in menu variety, with around the clock lunch and dinner offerings, like Rutter’s signature chicken pot pie, BBQ beef short ribs, battered cod sandwiches and the famous Route 30 burger. Coffee lovers will be able to order specialty latte’s and cappuccino’s or create their own coffee masterpiece at the extensive coffee bar.

This new location will offer an assortment of beverage options, including local and national wine, and feature Rutter’s 29-degree Beer Cave, with a vast selection of: domestic, premium, craft, and imported beer and cider. The beverage assortment will also include fresh milk and teas from the Rutter’s dairy business, which opened nearly 100 years ago.

Guests will be able to enjoy free WiFi, large restrooms, and beverage coolers, which provide access to over 600 selections of cold drinks. This location will employ 50 team members and operate 24 hours a day.

For more information about the company, visit www.rutters.com.

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About Rutter’s

Rutter’s is a privately-held chain of convenience stores headquartered in Central Pennsylvania.  Widely recognized as an industry leader in food service, innovative technology, and customer service, receiving awards for International Convenience Retailer of the Year, 1st Nationally in Brand Loyalty and Customer Fit, and Food Service Retailer of the Year, Rutter’s operates 75 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.  Part of a family managed group of companies, Rutter’s includes convenience stores, a dairy and beverage company, and a real estate company. With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s 272-year history makes it the oldest vertically-integrated food company in the United States.

Rutter’s Celebrates the Company’s Newest Location with Altoona Grand Opening Event

Altoona, PA.  March 21, 2019:  Rutter’s, the award-winning regional chain of convenience stores, is pleased to announce that on Thursday, March 21st Rutter’s CEO Scott Hartman cut the ribbon, and presented four local charities, with donation checks during the grand opening of their newest store. The store, located at 3000 6th Avenue in Altoona, is open 24/7 and serves as a comfortable, convenient rest stop for both local guests and travelers alike.

As a family organization, Rutter’s is committed to becoming part of each community they serve with their convenience stores.  During the Altoona, PA ribbon cutting ceremony, Rutter’s continued that tradition by donating $3,500 to those that serve their community. Recipients at the ceremony were the Altoona Police Department benefiting Because We Care Foundation, Altoona Ambulance Authority, Music 4-R Vets and the Altoona Food Bank.

Customers, local guests, dignitaries, and three generations of the Rutter’s family enjoyed an afternoon of food sampling, prize drawings and more, during the event.  Also, in attendance at the grand opening was Mayor Matthew Pacifico, Commissioner Bruce Erb, Amanda Walker from State Senator Judy Ward’s office, Loreen Bencie and John Frick from U.S.  Senator Pat Toomey’s office.

“We’re thrilled to have so many members of the Altoona community attend our Grand Opening.” said Scott Hartman, President and CEO of Rutter’s. “We look forward to having the opportunity to grow our relationships in this great area of Pennsylvania.”

The Altoona Rutter’s is the 74th store in their award-winning chain of convenience stores.  Rutter’s singular focus on quality at a fair price is evident in their restaurant quality food, huge selection of beverages and grab-and-go food offerings, and high-quality fuels offered at 10 auto-fueling pumps.  Customers have access to an award-winning food and beverage menu, indoor seating for up to 30 guests, free Wi-Fi, and large restrooms.

For more information about the company, visit www.rutters.com.

 

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About Rutter’s

Rutter’s is a privately-held chain of convenience stores headquartered in Central Pennsylvania.  Widely recognized as an industry leader in food service, innovative technology, and customer service, receiving awards for International Convenience Retailer of the Year, 1st Nationally in Brand Loyalty and Customer Fit, and Food Service Retailer of the Year, Rutter’s operates 74 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.  Part of a family managed group of companies, Rutter’s includes convenience stores, a dairy and beverage company, and a real estate company. With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s 272-year history makes it the oldest vertically-integrated food company in the United States.

Rutter’s Opens 2nd New Store in 2019 with New Altoona Location

The New 6th Avenue store marks the company’s third store in the Altoona market.

YORK, PA.  March 6, 2019:  Today, Rutter’s opened their 74th convenience store, the third in Blair County, Pennsylvania. The New Rutter’s is located at 3000 6th Avenue, a main thoroughfare into the city of Altoona.

“We are very proud to be a part of the Altoona community and look forward to our continued planned growth in the area.” said Scott Hartman, President and CEO of Rutter’s.

The new Rutter’s is 8,223 square feet and provides 10 fueling positions. This Altoona location offers new auto fueling options, including flex fuel, unleaded 15, and ethanol-free gasoline, along with the standard choices of regular, mid-grade, and premium gasoline, and auto diesel. Rutter’s is a full-service convenience store, offering a quick service restaurant with seating for 30, a wide variety of fresh and packaged foods, and general merchandise. Additionally, this new location will offer an assortment of beverage options, including local and national wine, and feature Rutter’s 29-degree Beer Cave, with a vast selection of: domestic, premium, craft, and imported beer and cider. This beverage assortment will also include fresh milk and teas from the Rutter’s dairy business that opened nearly 100 years ago.

The award-winning food and beverage menu offered at Rutter’s is designed around quality, freshness and local ingredients. Breakfast is served 24/7 and highlighted by items such as waffles, french toast sticks and build your own breakfast sandwiches with over 30 free toppings. Rutter’s Menu has been recognized as number one in menu variety with around the clock lunch and dinner offerings, such as Rutter’s signature specialties: chicken pot pie, BBQ beef short ribs, battered cod sandwiches and the famous Route 30 burger.  Coffee lovers can order specialty latte’s and cappuccino’s, or create their own coffee masterpiece at the extensive coffee bar.

Guests can also enjoy free WiFi, large restrooms and beverage coolers, which provide access to over 600 selections of cold drinks. This location will employ 50 team members and will operate 24 hours a day.

The Grand Opening event will take place on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. Rutter’s CEO will cut the ribbon, after presenting donations to serve local charities. The Kunzler truck will be there on hand to give out free hot dogs to customers. Attendees can also enjoy food samples from Rutter’s extensive menu, promotional giveaways and more, including a visit from local Altoona country star Ricky Lee!

For more information about the company, visit www.rutters.com.

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About Rutter’s

Rutter’s is a privately-held chain of convenience stores headquartered in Central Pennsylvania.  Widely recognized as an industry leader in food service, innovative technology, and customer service, receiving awards for International Convenience Retailer of the Year, 1st Nationally in Brand Loyalty and Customer Fit, and Food Service Retailer of the Year, Rutter’s operates 74 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.  Part of a family managed group of companies, Rutter’s includes convenience stores, a dairy and beverage company, and a real estate company. With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s 272-year history makes it the oldest vertically-integrated food company in the United States.

Press Inquiry Contact:

Kristopher Brown
717-771-5904
Kristopher.brown@rutters.com

Rutter’s Honors Local Walkersville Community During Grand Opening of Newest Location

Walkersville, MD.  February 22, 2019:  Rutter’s, the award-winning regional chain of convenience stores, is pleased to announce that on Friday, February 22nd Rutter’s CEO Scott Hartman cut the ribbon and presented four local charities with donation checks during the grand opening.  Located on Maryland Route 194 at 9210 Woodsboro Pike, their newest store and only store located in the state of Maryland is now open and serving as a comfortable, convenient rest stop for both local guests and travelers alike, 24/7.

As a family organization, Rutter’s is committed to becoming part of each community they serve with their convenience stores.  During the Walkersville, MD ribbon cutting ceremony Rutter’s continued that tradition by donating $4,000 to those that serve their community. Recipients at the ceremony were Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Company, Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company, Glade Valley Athletic Association and the Glade Valley Food Bank.

Local guests, dignitaries, three generations of the Rutter’s family and customers enjoyed an afternoon of food sampling, prize drawings and more during the event.  Also, in attendance at the Walkersville Rutter’s grand opening was John Zimmerman, a Walkersville Town Commissioner.

“We are delighted to support so many worthy organizations with strong charitable giving,” said Scott Hartman, President and CEO of Rutter’s. “and we look forward to building a relationship within this community.”

The Walkersville Rutter’s is the 73rd store in their award-winning chain of convenience stores.  Rutter’s singular focus on quality at a fair price is evident in their restaurant quality food, huge selection of beverages and grab-and-go food offerings, and their high-quality fuels offered at 10 auto fueling stations and 3 high-speed truck diesel bays.  Customers have access to an award-winning food and beverage menu, indoor seating for up to 30 guests, free WiFi, and large restrooms.

For more information about the company, visit www.rutters.com.

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About Rutter’s

Rutter’s is a privately-held chain of convenience stores headquartered in Central Pennsylvania.  Widely recognized as an industry leader in food service, innovative technology, and customer service, receiving awards for International Convenience Retailer of the Year, 1st Nationally in Brand Loyalty and Customer Fit, and Food Service Retailer of the Year, Rutter’s operates 73 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.  Part of a family managed group of companies, Rutter’s includes convenience stores, a dairy and beverage company, and a real estate company. With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s 272-year history makes it the oldest vertically-integrated food company in the United States.

 

Press Inquiry Contact:

Kristopher Brown
717-771-5904
Kristopher.brown@rutters.com

Rutter’s Re-launches Hellam Location

New 7,900 square foot store replaces the former 2,300 square foot store built in 1979.

YORK, PA. February 20, 2019:  Today, Rutter’s announced the re-opening of the company’s Hellam, Pennsylvania store. The original store, located at 700 West Market Street, served the Hellam community for decades. The new building located behind the old store, will allow Rutter’s to better serve its customers in every category, including: more fuel pumps, a quick service restaurant, beer and wine, and seating for up to 30 patrons inside the store.

“As Rutter’s grows, we will continue to enhance our brand and stay true to the communities we serve.” states Scott Hartman, President and CEO of Rutter’s. “We are excited to bring a fresh look to our store in Hellam, meeting the needs of our local customers which is a standard we strive to uphold.”

The new Rutter’s building is 7,900 square feet and features 14 fueling positions. Rutter’s Hellam location also offers new auto fueling options including flex fuel, unleaded 15, and ethanol-free fuel, in addition to the standard regular, mid-grade, premium, and auto diesel.

The new quick service restaurant offers Rutter’s award-winning food and beverage menu that is designed around quality, freshness and local ingredients. Breakfast is served 24/7, and highlighted by items such as French toast sticks and build your own breakfast sandwiches, with over 30 free toppings. Rutter’s Menu has been recognized as number one in menu variety, with around the clock lunch and dinner offerings, like Rutter’s signature chicken pot pie, BBQ beef short ribs, battered cod sandwiches and the famous Route 30 burger.  Coffee lovers can order specialty latte’s and cappuccino’s or create their own coffee masterpiece at the extensive coffee bar.

Guests can also enjoy free WiFi, large restrooms and beverage coolers, which provide access to over 600 selections of cold drinks. This location will employ 50 team members and operate 24 hours a day.

For more information about the company, visit www.rutters.com.

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About Rutter’s

Rutter’s is a privately-held chain of convenience stores headquartered in Central Pennsylvania.  Widely recognized as an industry leader in food service, innovative technology, and customer service, receiving awards for International Convenience Retailer of the Year, 1st Nationally in Brand Loyalty and Customer Fit, and Food Service Retailer of the Year, Rutter’s operates 73 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.  Part of a family managed group of companies, Rutter’s includes convenience stores, a dairy and beverage company, and a real estate company. With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s 272-year history makes it the oldest vertically-integrated food company in the United States.

 

Press Inquiry Contact:

Kristopher Brown
717-771-5904
Kristopher.brown@rutters.com

Rutter’s Announces 2018 “Vote With Your Dollars” Winners

Make-A-Wish of Greater PA & WV and the Adams County SPCA to receive proceeds from the 2018 “Vote With Your Dollars” Program

YORK, Pa. – The Rutter’s Corporation has announced the winners of the 2018 Vote With Your Dollars Program. Rutter’s VIP customers have chosen Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia and Adams County SPCA as their 2018 winners.

The Vote With Your Dollars program allows Rutter’s VIP customers to choose which local charity they will support through their purchases at any Rutter’s location. During the program time period every dollar an individual spends using their VIP account, at the pump or inside the store, counts as a vote for the charity they have selected.

“Normally we only fund a single winning project but this year the response by our customers was overwhelming so we responded in kind,” stated Scott Hartman, Rutter’s CEO.  “For 2018 we are funding the projects of the top two winning charities.  I look forward to seeing what the 2019 program will bring.”

Make-A-Wish Foundation Check Presentation; L-R: Becky Disney, Make-A-Wish, Kris Brown, Rutter’s, Ann Waltman, Make-A-Wish

The top winner in the program for 2018 is the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia.  They will be using their $25,000 donation to support their organizational mission. Ann Waltman Regional Director of the local Make-A-Wish Chapter gave the following statement regarding the non-profit’s use of the donated funds “Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We will use the funds to fulfill at least 5 children’s wishes in York, Adams or Franklin County.”

Adams County SPCA Check Presentation including Shelter Manager Abigail Avery, Kris Brown and Andrew Pearl from Rutter’s, SPCA staff and animals.

The runner-up, the Adams County SPCA, will be using their $15,000 donation to educate local youth on their mission. “Kids love to volunteer here with the animals. Every year we have kids that give up their birthday gifts and ask for donations for the animals instead. I’d like to give the kids something back as a keepsake so they know what they did. We are looking to buy a van to go out in the community more to meet with kids. Most kids don’t have someone that will drive them here so we need to go to them” Said Shelter Manager Abigail Avery. “The kids are our future and they need to understand the importance of taking care of your pets.”

Applications for the 2019 Vote With Your Dollars Program are currently be accepted. To apply, interested charities can complete the online application form with the appropriate documentation. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2019. The Rutter’s Charitable Committee will select the participating organizations from the total group of applicants. The organizations selected will have from April 1, 2019 thru October 31, 2019 to collect the most votes to win funding.