'New at the Roo' Too

More Fayetteville,, N.C., Kangaroo Express Stores get updated offerings

Published in CSP Daily News

CARY, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc. has refreshed nine Kangaroo Express convenience stores in the Fayetteville, N.C., area to feature new store offerings as part of its New at the Roo program, including an updated bakery case and a broader assortment of fresh foods and on-the-go items.

This is the second round of investments to Fayetteville-area stores as part of the program, adding to 16 stores refreshed earlier in the year.

As part of the New at the Roo program, customers will now be able to enjoy a broader assortment of fresh pastries, sandwiches and grill options for on-the-go breakfast, lunch and dinner. The new bakery case features glazed donuts, donut-holes, muffins, cheese danishes and more.

Participating stores also feature a broader selection of fountain and frozen drinks, including iced tea, and Bean Street Coffee stations with upgraded coffee accessories including a variety of coffee flavors and additions such as extra boosts of caffeine and whipped topping, allowing customers to customize their cups of Bean Street Coffee.

The refresh made to these stores are an example of how Kangaroo Express is making investments in its communities across the Southeastern United States, including plans to open more quick-serve restaurants in stores and remodel more than 70 stores.

"The investment Kangaroo Express has made to bring new fresh food offers into more than 25 Fayetteville-area stores in the past year is still just one part of our company's commitment to the Fayetteville community," said Melody Haney, regional sales director at Kangaroo Express.

To celebrate its investment in the local Fayetteville community, Kangaroo Express stores throughout the area will be celebrating with special offers, fun family activities and more than $10,000 in donations to local charities such as the United Way of Moore County and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina Sandhills branch.

"We invite the community to join us for fun family celebrations, and to experience the updates in our stores that better serve the needs of our Fayetteville guests," Haney said.

Customers can take advantage of month-long specials and promotions, including giveaways, raffles and coupons valid at all participating Kangaroo Express locations across the Fayetteville area.

Celebration events, held each Friday at select Kangaroo Express stores, will give customers a chance to try new offerings for free or a low cost. The events run from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., featuring a free small cup of Bean Street Coffee, and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., featuring 25-cent hot dogs.

The first celebration on Sept. 13 in Fayetteville will feature family-friendly games, giveaways, free samples and more. Fayetteville is invited to join The Roo in celebrating the community with a $3,000 check donation to Boy Scouts Troop No. 757, a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness, at its 5:00 event.

Another celebration on Sept. 20 in Aberdeen, N.C., will feature a nonperishable food drive benefiting the Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The store will collect donations throughout the day to help feed the more than 34,000 individuals at risk of hunger in the regions served by the branch. Additionally, Kangaroo Express will present a $2,500 check donation to the food bank during the 5:00 event.

The company is also inviting Fayetteville residents to participate in a Walk-A-Thon on Oct. 19 in support of Pine Forest Middle School's 10th Anniversary of its Reading Rocks! program. Kangaroo Express will make a $2,000 donation to fund library supplies for the school during a celebration at the Kangaroo Express in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A final celebration on Oct. 4 at the Kangaroo Express in Southern Pines, N.C., will feature family-friendly games, prizes, free samples and Kangaroo Express gift card giveaways. Fayetteville is invited to join The Roo in celebrating the community with a $2,500 check donation to United Way of Moore County at its 5:00 p.m. event.

As of Aug. 6, 2013, the company operated 1,559 stores in 13 states under select banners, including its primary operating banner Kangaroo Express. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry is one of the nation's largest convenience store chains and a leading independently operated chain in the southeastern United States. Kangaroo Express offers hot and cold beverages, snacks, fresh foods, gasoline and a wide assortment of merchandise and services for consumers' on-the-go lifestyles. It is home to more than 220 foodservice restaurants, including Subway and Dairy Queen.