Cumberland Farms Moves Into the Gulf Coast

Meanwhile, Rutter’s open its 18th video gaming terminal in its Lebanon, Pennsylvania, location.

June 16, 2022

Rutter's Video Gaming Terminal

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & YORK, Pa.—EG Group has expanded its Cumberland Farms brand to the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama with the opening of two Cumberland Farms stores, according to a news release. One store is in Orange Beach, Alabama, and the other is in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

“We know that both Gulf Coast residents and former New Englanders who have relocated to this area will appreciate seeing Cumberland Farms in their neighborhood,” said George Fournier, president of EG America. “Not only are we adding to our longtime presence in Florida, but we’re also entering the Alabama market for the first time with the Cumberland Farms brand. Our team looks forward to providing our guests with a new convenience experience and our premium snacks, grab-and-go foods and Farmhouse Blend coffee.”

The store in Orange Beach, Alabama, is 7,700 square feet with 12 gas pumps, and this location features a Sbarro restaurant, with a Burger King scheduled to open in July. The Florida Cumberland Farms is 6,700 square feet with 12 gas pumps and a Burger King restaurant.

EG Group said these two stores are the first of many Cumberland Farms to open in the Gulf Coast in the next 24 months. In February, EG announced plans to expand Cumberland Farms to the Gulf Coast by converting most of its existing Tom Thumb stores, in addition to developing new locations.

Meanwhile, Rutter’s announce the opening of its 18th Video Gaming Terminal (VGT) room, located inside its Lebanon, Pennsylvania, location—the company’s first VGT opening in 2022.

In conjunction with Marquee by Penn, Rutter’s opened its first VGT room within a qualified establishment in Pennsylvania in August 2019. Rutter’s said it continues to grow its VGT business, which is the largest in the state, and plans to continue adding more VGT locations this year.

“At Rutter’s, we constantly evolve our offering to give customers what they want,” said Sarah Dotzel, Rutter’s director of gaming and assistant general counsel. “Gaming has been a popular addition for many of our loyal customers since we opened our first room in 2019. Over the next several years, we plan on expanding our footprint and gaming presence to many more locations throughout Pennsylvania.”

Rutter’s VGT rooms are open 24 hours a day to those 21 years of age and older. There are five separate gaming machines, each offering a variety of games, that are available for customers to play while enjoying Rutter’s award-winning food and drinks.