Parker’s Protects Local Landmark

The iconic Savannah globe will continue to stand on the site of a new Parker’s location.

January 10, 2022

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SAVANNAH, Ga.—Parker’s is expanding in Savannah, and CEO Greg Parker is making sure that Savannah’s iconic globe remains a fixture on the site the company is developing on, reports WSAV.

Parker’s is building a new Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Parker’s gas station on a 3.4-acre site in Savannah, and the site includes an iconic globe known well to residents. The globe was built in the late 1950s by the Savannah Gas Company, and it has become a local landmark.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to develop this underutilized site and to preserve the globe, which is an iconic landmark for many Savannah residents,” stated Parker, founder and CEO of the convenience store company Parker’s. “We listened to the public throughout the planning process and have made a significant investment to save the globe and to develop this long-neglected site in a more thoughtful, strategic way.”

Parker’s was voted the “Best Convenience Market/Gas Station” for 2021 by readers of Connect Savannah, a news, arts and entertainment publication in Savannah. Parker’s was featured in Connect Savannah’s 2021 Best of Savannah issue, along with the other top winners.

Parker’s was also voted one of America’s top 10 gas station brands by USA Today readers. The company also earned a 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, which is presented to the top 10% of restaurants across the United States.

Read more about Parker’s and its AI-enabled foodservice approach in “Welcome to an Intelligent 2022” in the January issue of NACS Magazine and in “Back on the Menu” in the May issue.