Rutter’s Director of Food Service Receives National Award
Convenience Store News, the number one magazine publication in the industry, just announced their winner for 2017’s Foodservice Leader of the Year: Ryan Krebs, Director of Food Service at Rutter’s!
Ryan Krebs was selected as the 2017 Foodservice Leader of the Year for his efforts to help transform the foodservice operation at Rutter’s. Krebs will be awarded at the 2017 CSNews Convenience Foodservice & Beverage Exchange in Chicago next month.
He has experience as an executive and corporate chef. Starting out at the store level, he has been with us for four years! Ryan started out as a Roving Restaurant Manager, where he would go from store-to-store assisting the team as needed. He quickly became the restaurant manager of a brand-new Rutter’s in just one short year! When it came time to find a qualified person to fill the shoes of Jerry Weiner, retired Vice President of Food Service, Ryan was the best candidate. Ryan brought customer favorites to our menu like basket meals, bacon-wrapped cheddar hotdogs, funnel cake fries, and an extensive seafood line.
“I am extremely honored to be awarded CSNews’ 2017 Foodservice Leader of the Year. Rutter’s offers restaurant quality food and variety that people wouldn’t expect to have at a convenience store. To be able to provide our customers items like tiramisu, wok bowls, and seafood, is a huge step for the industry. I look forward to what lies ahead for our industry-leading organization,” said Ryan Krebs, Director of Food Service.
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Congratulations to Kyle Busch for his first win of the season at the Poconos! We couldn’t be more proud of him!
Technomic, an independent research firm in the foodservice industry, surveyed convenience store guests in their latest Consumer Brand Metrics survey to rank brands on flavor, taste, craveability, and quality. Rutter’s finished top on the list of 27 chains conquering foodservice, and well above the quick-service restaurant average!
We were recognized for our extensive menu, which offers items like BBQ short ribs, nachos, and wok bowls. We also prides ourselves on providing local favorites! For example, fried sweet bologna bites from Lebanon, PA and chicken pot pie from Lancaster, PA. The most craveable menu items, according to our customers, were sandwiches, burgers, and chicken. According to an article on by Convenience Store Products, “Rutter’s signature line of ultimate chicken sandwiches reflects the chain’s willingness to have fun and build buzz.”
“I am very proud of our entire foodservice team for helping us win top convenience store conquering foodservice. We were voted number one in overall food taste and flavor in the country, which is amazing. I want to thank our customers for ranking us so high and above so many other chains. We are trying to become known as a quick-service restaurant, because we serve restaurant quality food that our customers love,” said Ryan Krebs, Director of Food Service.
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Thanks to our loyal customers, Rutter’s has been nominated in 6 categories for this year’s Best of York!
- Best Convenience Store
- Best Coffee
- Best Milk
- Best Quick Service Restaurant
- Best Wings
- Best Ribs
Now it’s time to VOTE for Rutter’s!
Click here to cast your vote for Rutter’s in each of the 6 categories.
Voting is open now through April 11th and 2017 Best of York winners will be announced in the York Sunday News on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
You can only vote once, so tell your friends and family who love Rutter’s to cast their votes too!
We appreciate your loyalty and support!
We are asking our loyal customers to show us some love by nominating Rutter’s Best of York in these 5 categories:
Simply click the link below to access the nomination link and cast your nominations:
The nomination round begins February 11th and runs until February 19th.
We appreciate your loyalty and support!
Readers of The York Daily Record and The York Sunday News voted Rutter’s Farm Stores first in three categories and third in the other two nominations: Best Convenience Store, Best Coffee, Best Milk, Best Quick Service Restaurant, and Best Wings.
Rutter’s was nominated in five different categories and placed in all five. Rutter’s was voted first for Best Coffee, Best Milk, and Best Convenience Store. This is the 14th year in a row Rutter’s has won Best Milk. This was the first year for the Best Convenience Store category. Rutter’s received third place for Best Quick Service Restaurant and Best Wings. In both of those categories, Rutter’s went up against some big chains, like Chick-Fil-A, Panera Bread, Buffalo Wild Wings, Quaker Steak & Lube, and Chipotle and performed admirable to garner recognition.
Thank you to all of our loyal customers and everyone that voted for us!
2015 York Fair
During the 2015 York Fair, Rutter’s showed 6 registered Guernsey cows. In total, we won 12 first place ribbons. Throughout the show, the cows were judged in individual classes as well as several group classes, such as pairs or trios. Some of the categories we won were for Jr Champion, Jr Reserve Champion, and Grand Champion. Grand Champion is the highest award possible. On show day, we had 4 generations of the Rutter family either attending or showing at the show.
2016 PA Farm Show
This farm show was extra special because it marks the start of the fifth generations of Rutter’s to have participated, and it marks the second set of Rutter’s twins to be there. At the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Rutter’s showed 5 registered Guernsey heifers. Throughout the PA Farm Show, Rutter’s received 5 first place ribbons for Jr Champion, Reserve Jr Champion, and Honorable Mention Jr Champion. During the PA Farm Show, daily prizes in the Good Housekeeping contest were awarded. This is based off the cleanliness of the animals, track area, and the farm’s display. Rutter’s also donated an animal for the legislative showmanship contest.
All American Nominations
Each year, the Guernsey Breeders Association picks the 6 best animals nationwide in 14 different age groups. This year we had 3 different animals receive nominations in the respective age categories.
Rutter’s, The Oldest Vertically Integrated Food Company in the Country
The Rutter family has a long, rich agricultural heritage, dating back over 300 years. In fact, Rutter’s is the oldest vertically integrated food company in the country.
Today, Rutter’s is recognized as an industry leader with the latest advancements in technology, sustainability, consumer marketing, and philanthropy. The Rutter’s culture is built on using the knowledge of where they have been, to plan the strategy of where they are going.
Together, we make a great team and have a wonderful future.
From our family to yours……Thank You!