Rutter's Opens New Store, Car Wash

Building twice as big as the one it replaces

Published in CSP Daily News

YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's return to Route 30 in York, Pa., includes a new car wash. The new Rutter's Farm Store, which opens today, is twice as big as its predecessor, which closed April 14 and was razed. Besides the new 5,200-square-foot store, the expansion is bringing an automatic car wash and 16 fueling positions to the site.

Rutter's is in the midst of the most ambitious growth plans in its 40-year history, it said. The company will invest 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 [image-nocss] and benefits to the area economy.

"We appreciate the patience that our loyal customers have shown while we've transformed this site over the past months," said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter's Farm Stores. "We can't wait to welcome them back to see our latest store design and all that comes with it."

The 24-hour store features a modern design, including open ceilings, extensive use of floor and wall tiles, and bathrooms with floating ceilings, music and other upscale accents. The design also is environmentally friendly, including a white roof that will keep the building cooler while reducing energy demand.

The store features Rutter's latest foodservice offerings, including custom stir-fry, fajitas and fresh-baked bread. Customers can design their own "oriental bowls" by choosing among chicken, beef and pork; fried rice, white rice, noodles and veggies; and various toppings and dressings. Customers can mix and match ingredients to create custom steak, chicken and veggie fajitas. Sub and cibatta rolls come in a total of seven varieties and are available for sandwiches or for individual retail purchase.

Other store amenities include a premium-coffee island, a seating area and a surcharge-free M&T Bank ATM.

The store manager is Lori Loucks; the deli manager is Dennis Daugherty.

Family-owned and third-generation managed, York-based Rutter's Farm Stores operates 52 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania.

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