Chester’s International, a fried chicken foodservice offering for c-stores, has opened at Road Ranger Travel Plaza in St. Robert, Mo., the second of many in a new partnership between Road Ranger and Chester’s.
Chester’s International mascot, Chester the Chicken, was on site at the new location for a ribbon-cutting and photos.
The St. Robert Road Ranger will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, all from Chester’s signature menu options including fried bone-in chicken, chicken tenders, potato wedges and biscuits. The newest Chester’s is co-branded with Subway and will offer customers dine-in, carry-out and catering options.
“We are excited to be working with a successful operator like Road Ranger,” said Ted Giles, CEO of Chester’s International. “We are also excited about bringing our great-tasting fresh fried chicken to several of these locations, and look forward to a long relationship with Road Ranger.”
Road Ranger, headquartered in Rockford, Ill, is a leading Midwest retail petroleum c-store chain with annual revenue of about $850 million. The stores all operate under the Road Ranger banner and are located in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Road Ranger offers its own brand of gasoline.
An emerging leader in quick-serve restaurant concepts, Chester’s International has more than 1,500 Chester Fried licensed and Chester’s franchised locations. The company uses fresh chicken that is specially marinated and double-breaded using a proprietary family recipe. It offers bone-in, tenders and potato wedges as well as sandwiches, wraps, salads, breakfast and sides.