Rutter’s Expansion Continues

Rutter’s opened a new store in the Penn Township/Hanover area in Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve, the company said.

“The Hanover community has been a vital part of Rutter’s success,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of the York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores. “We’ve been looking forward to bringing our newest store experience to that area. We couldn’t wait to show it off.”

The new 24-hour store features Rutter’s latest food service offerings, including custom stir-fry, fajitas and fresh-baked bread. Customers can design their own “oriental bowls” and create custom steak, chicken and veggie fajitas. Fresh-baked sub and cibatta rolls come in seven varieties, available for sandwiches or for individual retail purchase.

A premium-coffee island, touch-screen ordering, seating for 12, “best in industry” restrooms, a surcharge-free M&T Bank ATM, 16 fueling positions and an automatic single-bay car wash are among the other store amenities.

The store boasts a national and international award-winning design, including open ceilings, extensive use of floor and wall tiles, and bathrooms with floating ceilings, music and other upscale accents. The environmentally friendly design includes a white roof that will keep the building cooler while reducing energy demand.

Rutter’s also is the first convenience store chain in the country to offer customers plastic, glass and newsprint recycling at each of its stores.

Rutter’s is in the midst of the most ambitious growth plans in its 40-year history. The company is investing more than $55 million this year to build 10 stores and 11 car washes, which will add 350 new jobs – and more than $4.5 million in annual wages and benefits – to the central Pennsylvania economy.

Rutter’s Farm Stores ranks among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in central Pennsylvania, according to the Central Penn Business Journal. Rutter’s is No. 16 on this year’s list, posting a nearly 38% increase in revenue over a two-year period.

Rutter’s Farm Stores operates 55 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Lancaster counties.

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