Parker’s Kitchen honored as a USA TODAY top workplace for 2024

A nationally acclaimed convenience store company headquartered in Savannah, Parker’s Kitchen was recently named to the USA TODAY Top Workplaces 2024 list, identifying the popular chain founded by Greg Parker as one of the best places to work in the nation. The list features companies that have created exceptional, people-first work environments. The 2024 Top Workplaces awards program utilized feedback from 1,075 Parker’s Kitchen employee surveys to determine that the convenience store ranked No. 91 overall on the list.

“We are profoundly honored to be recognized by USA TODAY as one of the nation’s best places to work,” said Parker in a March 20 press release. “We know that our team members are, quite literally, the key to our success as a company. This award is especially meaningful as we continue to expand our corporate footprint while deepening our commitment to creating professional, rewarding environments in every community Parker’s Kitchen serves.”

[PARKER’S KITCHEN]According to a USA TODAY story announcing the 2024 winners, “more than 7,000 employers nationwide were invited to take the challenge and 2,227 followed through with an employee survey process. Ultimately, 1,531 employers received recognition.”

The Parker’s press release details some of the company’s key employment highlights.

“Parker’s Kitchen employs more than 1,360 professionals throughout Georgia and South Carolina and offers free childcare, paid time off (PTO) starting on day one, a daily pay option, as well as highly competitive pay and benefits. Approximately 85 percent of Parker’s Kitchen Store Managers, District Leaders and Corporate Support Team members have been promoted from within.”

Parker’s Kitchen has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” by SC Biz News and was named the Convenience Store Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions. Food and Wine has previously named Parker’s as one of America’s Best Convenience Stores and Convenience Store News tabbed it as a Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year. Founded in 1976, Parker’s Kitchen was voted the No. 4 Best Gas Station for food and No. 6 Best Gas Station Brand by USA TODAY readers in 2023.

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There are more than 80 store locations across Georgia and South Carolina with plans for several more in the Jacksonville, Florida area planned. Each week, Parker’s stores complete over one million transactions.

“A Top Workplaces award brings a company’s culture strengths to the national stage, helping them differentiate in a fiercely competitive landscape,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage, the company that conducts employee surveys for the annual program. “It’s a morale-boosting honor for the workforce and an effective magnet for attracting top-tier talent.”

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