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Rutter’s Finishes Banner Year with a New Store, Office Expansion, & Over $715,000 Donated to Charity in 2017

We gave $370,000 in additional charitable donations to bring the 2017 total to over $715,000 given to Central Pennsylvania charities! In 2017, we also opened a new store in St Thomas, PA in December.  In addition, we are also in the midst of an expansion of our corporate support office, doubling the size to create more opportunities for growth into 2018!

“It has been another great year for everyone at Rutter’s. We opened three new stores and remodeled 20 stores. We enjoy supporting charities and organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and customers in the communities we serve. With plans to double the size of our office in February, build 9 new stores, and complete 38 store remodels (including beer caves, flex fuels, and gaming rooms) we look forward to another fantastic and busy year in 2018,” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s CEO and President.

Some of the charities we supported in 2017 are:

  • Crispus Attucks = $50,000
  • YMCA of York County = $42,800
  • Office Secret Santa – employees from Rutter’s went out to the community and donated to organizations of their choice. They gave out $29,000
  • Junior Achievement = $28,300
  • Make-A-Wish Greater PA & WV = $27,200
  • Leg Up Farm = $25,900
  • Penn-Mont Academy = $25,000
  • Second Century Scholarship Fund = $25,000
  • Creative York = $25,000
  • Appell Center for the Performing Arts = $20,000

A full list of charities receiving support can be found at rutters.com/charities.

Over the past 14 years, Rutter’s Children’s Charities has donated over $6.2 million to support charities in the communities it serves. Now under the tenth generation of family leadership, Rutter’s operates 69 convenience stores throughout Central Pennsylvania, a real estate company, family farm, and a beverage company serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Scott Hartman is President and CEO, Todd Rutter is President of Rutter’s Beverage company, and Tim Rutter is President of M&G Realty.

Vote With Your Dollars Donation Photo: 1st Row Left to Right – Ann Waltman (Regional Director of Make-A-Wish Greater PA & WV), Kirsten Stanley (Rutter’s Marketing Coordinator). Abigail Avery (Shelter Manager of The Adams County SPCA), Kirsten Stanley (Rutter’s Marketing Coordinator).

2nd Row Left to Right – Kirsten Stanley (Rutter’s Marketing Coordinator), Tom O’Connor (President of Leg Up Farm).

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.

Rutter’s Plants Roots in Blair County

Today, we opened our 1st store in Blair county and our 68th store location! The new Rutter’s is located at 935 Plank Road in Duncansville, a suburb of Altoona, PA.

The Duncansville Rutter’s is 7,850 square feet and has 16 auto fueling stations and 5 dedicated high-speed truck diesel bays. The new Rutter’s will employ 50 team members and operate 24 hours a day, all year long.  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 an application in for a beer license, and hopes to soon open the world-famous Rutter’s “29-degree Beer Cave” with an extensive selection of domestic, premium, craft, and import brands.

“We are excited to open another location in a new county, and market area.  Customers have requested we expand into the Altoona area for years, and we are glad we can continue to make it happen with another new store opening” said Derek Gaskins, Rutter’s Chief Customer Officer.

There will be a Grand Opening event on Thursday, July 20th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Delicious food samples, promotional giveaways, and much more will be available for attendees.

Rutter’s Opens New Store in Lebanon County

We kicked off our 2017 store growth by planting our first roots in Lebanon County. The new Rutter’s opened Friday, May 5th and is located at 798 West Main Street in South Annville Township. This is our 67th location.

The 7,500 square foot store has 16 auto fueling stations and 4 dedicated high speed truck diesel bays. This location features our award winning food and world class convenience. Hand-crafted beverages, such as tea smoothies, gourmet frappes, and lattes will be served in the espresso bar and beverage station. It will employ 50 team members, and be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

There will be a Grand Opening event on Thursday, May 11th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Delicious food samples, promotional giveaways, and much more will be available for attendees.

Rutter’s Donates to 2 Local Food Organizations to Feed Over 150 Families at Christmas

On December 14th, we hosted the Grand Opening of our newest store in Strasburg, PA! During the ribbon cutting ceremony, we donated $4,000 to local charities.  Each organization received $1,000.  Recipients were the Food Pantry in the First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, which will use the contribution to provide 80 families food for Christmas, the Solanco Food Bank, which will use the donation for 75 Christmas meal boxes, Strasburg Borough Police Department, and the Strasburg Fire Company #1.

This is our fourth location in Lancaster County and our 66th store. State Representative Keith Greiner, Strasburg Borough Mayor Henry Miller, and many Strasburg Borough Council Officials attended this Grand Opening.  The Strasburg location is currently in the process to feature one of our Beer Caves. The 29 degree Beer Cave will be stocked with a variety of craft, import, and domestic beers and ciders available in singles, 6 and 12 packs inside.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and supported our Grand Opening of our 66th store! We can’t wait to see what 2017 has to offer!

    

   

Rutter’s Donates to Local Food Pantry to Feed 100 Families at Christmas

On November 1st, 2016, we hosted the Grand Opening of our newest store in Hamburg, PA. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, we donated $3,000 to local charities.  Each organization received $1,000.  Recipients were the Hamburg Police Department, the Union Fire Company No. 1 of Hamburg, and the Northern Berks Food Pantry, which will use the contribution to provide 100 families hams for Christmas.

This is our 65th location and is the first Rutter’s store in Berks County. Attendees at the event included Congressman Charlie Dent, State Representative Jerry Knowles and State Senator David Argall.  The Hamburg Rutter’s will be the first convenience store in Berks county to sell beer.  The 29 degree Rutter’s Beer Cave will be stocked with a variety of craft, import, and domestic beers and ciders available in singles, 6 and 12 packs inside.

We want to thank everyone that was able to make it out to our event!

           

Rutter’s to Host Grand Opening of Mercersburg Location

Rutter’s is having their Grand Opening event of their Mercersburg location on Tuesday, October 11th from 2-4pm.

The Rutter’s in Mercersburg is located at 378 North Main Street. Customers will be able to stop by and try samples from Rutter’s award-winning food menu, gourmet coffee bar, Rutter’s dairy products, and snag some giveaways. This location is also the first Rutter’s to have a Beer Cave. A variety of craft, import, and domestic beers and ciders will be available in singles and 6 packs. The Beer Cave also comes in at a low 29 degrees to already give customers chilled beer.

“With each one of our new stores, we like to have a Grand Opening event to be able to interact with our customers. This Grand Opening will also be a first for us to have a Beer Cave. We believe this is a great opportunity for customers to come out and see the convenience Rutter’s is able to provide for them,” said Derek Gaskins, Rutter’s Chief Customer Officer.

Mercersburg Beer Cave

Grand Opening Rutter’s 62nd Store

Grand Opening Rutter’s 62nd Store

Rutter’s Opens 62nd Store located at 370 West Main Street Leola, PA.

*  7,500 square feet
*  16 pumps for gas and auto diesel
*  Dedicated island with 3 high-speed truck diesel fueling pumps
*  8 spaces dedicated for horse and buggy parking
*  Spacious 35 person seating area along with free Wi-Fi for all Rutter’s customers
*  Rutter’s full menu is available day and night. Options such as first-cut pastrami, BBQ short rib, and fresh food options like fruit, salads, and wraps only scratch the surface of the menu.
*  A gourmet coffee bar featuring espressos, lattes, fruit smoothies, and more.
*  Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week