YORK, Pa. — Readers of The York Daily Record and The York Sunday News voted Rutter’s Farm Stores first in three categories and third in the two other nominations: Best Convenience Store, Best Coffee, Best Milk, Best Quick Service Restaurant and Best Wings.
Rutter’s was nominated in five different categories and placed in all five. Rutter’s was voted first for Best Coffee, Best Milk and Best Convenience Store. This is the 14th year in a row Rutter’s has won Best Milk. This was the first year for the Best Convenience Store category. Rutter’s received third place for Best Quick Service Restaurant and Best Wings. In both of those categories, Rutter’s went up against larger chains, including Chick-Fil-A, Panera Bread, Buffalo Wild Wings, Quaker Steak & Lube and Chipotle.
“We are honored to receive the recognition from our loyal customers to win first in three categories,” said Rutter’s Chief Customer Officer Derek Gaskins in a press release. “It is wonderful to have customers recognize our Rutter’s dairy products, coffee, foodservice and overall convenience store offerings as the best. This just reassures our commitment to growing and continuing to support our customers and team members.”
With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s 269-year history makes it the oldest vertically-integrated food company in the United States. Rutter’s is widely recognized as an industry leader in food service, innovative technology and customer service. Rutter’s was the first U.S. convenience store chain to win the coveted International Convenience Retailer of the Year award. It is guided by the family’s third generation of leadership with Scott Hartman as president and CEO, Todd Rutter as president of Rutter’s Dairy, and Tim Rutter as president of M&G Realty.