Category Archives: New Stores

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 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 Opens Largest Location in Duncannon, Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, August 8, we opened our largest convenience store in Duncannon, Dauphin County Pennsylvania! The new Rutter’s is located at 77 Benvenue Road on 22/322, north of Harrisburg and is our 71st location.

The Duncannon Rutter’s is 10,540 square feet and situated on 10.5 acres of land. This location provides 14 auto fueling stations, 6 dedicated high-speed truck diesel bays, 47 vehicle parking spots, and 42 truck parking spots. For auto vehicles, our new store offers standard fuels of regular, mid-grade, and premium, along with auto diesel. We also have expanded fuel offerings, including unleaded 15, flex fuel, conventional (non-ethanol), and kerosene. For trucks and commercial vehicles, we provided high-speed truck diesel and Def, in addition to the convenience of a CAT scale.

This location features our largest restaurant, which provides an award-winning food and beverage menu with items like 100% Angus beef burgers, chicken pot pie, pizza, ribs, turkey burgers, Red Bull smoothies, frozen lemonade, and various handcrafted beverages. You can enjoy indoor and outdoor seating and large restrooms! This location will employ 50 team members and will operate 24 hours a day.

We even added a Rutter’s 29-degree cold Beer Cave with a vast selection of domestic, premium, craft and imported beer brands, along with local and national wines! You will also be able to enjoy fresh and local grab-and-go items from local farms, including blueberries, watermelon, and squash.

There will be a Grand Opening event on Wednesday, August 15 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Delicious food samples, promotional giveaways, and much more will be available for attendees.

Rutter’s Breaks Pennsylvania Borders with New Store in West Virginia

On May 30, we opened our 70th store in Inwood, West Virginia! This is our first location outside of Pennsylvania, with others planned in the next couple of years. The new Rutter’s is located at 5021 Tabler Station Road, Inwood, WV.

Our WV location will be one of our largest!  It is 9,185 square feet, has 14 auto fueling stations, and 7 dedicated high-speed truck diesel bays. The new store will employ 50 team members and operate 24 hours a day.  The store features an award-winning food and beverage menu, a dining area with room to seat 30 guests, free Wi-Fi, and world class convenience.  The new store also has applied for a beer and wine license.  The store currently features Rutter’s “29-degree cold Beer Cave” with an extensive selection of domestic, premium, craft, and import beer brands. Wine is expected to be approved at a later date.

“We are excited to introduce our brand into new markets and new states this year. We have had many customers reach out and ask for Rutter’s in the West Virginia area, and we are finally able to do so this year,” said Derek Gaskins, Rutter’s Chief Customer Officer.

Happy New Year (2017 In Review)!

This year has been incredible here at Rutter’s! We opened three new stores in Annville, Duncansville, and St Thomas, PA. This gave us the opportunity to serve many new customers in regions we have never been before! We also remodeled over 10 stores and are currently selling beer in over 16 locations! This year, we also added EV Charging Stations to our stores in Mountville and New Cumberland. Thank you to our customers for supporting our business and for helping us feel welcome in the new areas we have moved to this year!

2018 brings many exciting new adventures, including new stores, new menu items, and a new corporate office building, which allows us to grow our team to better serve you, our customers. We are also looking forward to more remodels, Beer Caves, and Wine Racks at more of our stores. Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Rutter’s Continues Store Growth with 69th Store Opening

This past Wednesday, we opened our 69th overall store in St. Thomas, PA! This is the fifth Rutter’s in Franklin County. The store is located at 4498 Lincoln Way West.

This location is 7,523 square feet and has 12 auto fueling stations and 3 dedicated high-speed truck diesel bays! The St. Thomas Rutter’s features our award-winning food, including handcrafted beverages, seafood, pastrami, bacon-wrapped cheddar dogs, pizza, chicken pot pie, ultimate burgers, and the famous Route 30 Burger! Additionally, there will be a dining area with room to seat 30 guests, free Wi-Fi, and world class convenience. This location will employ 50 team members, and be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

“We are excited to continue our growth, and look forward to delivering a strong customer experience to our new customers throughout the St. Thomas community,” said Derek Gaskins, Rutter’s Chief Customer Officer.

There will be a Grand Opening event on Friday, December 15th from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Delicious food samples, promotional giveaways, and much more will be available for attendees.

We are Doubling our Corporate Office Space!

As part of our strategic plan for growth, we recently started construction to expand and double the size of our office to 23,000 square feet! Our office campus is located on a 23 acre farm that is adjacent to the family farm on the Susquehanna Trail in York, PA, which dates back to 1747. New stores and remodels, combined with the change in Pennsylvania laws to allow the sale of wine and beer have driven the third expansion of the corporate office this decade.

The building addition will create room for 50 more office team members!  It will also feature additional space for a Technology lab, more team recruiting space, and a growing architectural and engineering department.  Total cost of the expansion project will exceed $2 million and is expected to be completed in February of 2018. “We have enjoyed strong growth the past few years, and it has necessitated another expansion of our corporate support team to better align with our overall growth” said Scott Hartman, President & CEO of Rutter’s.

We currently have 68 stores with more than 20 stores in some phase of government approval or construction. Each new store employs approximately 50 team members, and the corporate office expansion will enable better support for the expanding base of stores!  We have recently opened stores in three new Pennsylvania counties, Berks, Lebanon, and Blair, and plan to grow into two more states, Maryland and West Virginia in 2018.

Rutter’s Donates Over $63,000 to Local Community in Blair County

We hosted our Grand Opening event of our newest store in Duncansville, PA on Thursday, July 20th! After the ribbon cutting ceremony, we donated over $63,000 to seven different charitable organizations in the Duncansville/Altoona Area!

The following organizations received a donation at the Grand Opening:

  • Penn-Mont Academy: $25,000
  • Second Century Scholarship Fund: $25,000
  • Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation: $10,000
  • Allegheny Township Police Department: $1,000
  • Allegheny Township Volunteer Fire Department: $1,000
  • Duncansville Borough Police Department: $700
  • Music 4-R Vets: $500

This is our first location in Blair County and our 68th store! Attendees at the Duncansville Grand Opening included PA House Representative Judy Ward, PA House Representative John McGinnis, District Director Jim Frank representing Congressman Bill Shuster’s Office, Economic Development Director Michele Ivory representing Senator John Eichelberger Jr’s Office, Blair County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Joe Hurd, Blair County Officials, Allegheny Township Officials, and county music star Ricky Lee.

“We are grateful for the support we received at our grand opening event in Duncansville. The Altoona community has warmly welcomed us, and we are delighted to support so many worthy organizations with strong charitable giving,” said Derek Gaskins, Chief Customer Officer.