Parker's Is Planning to Park It in Florida

The Georgia-based c-store and gas station is planning to expand south.

July 20, 2023

Parker’s Kitchen, a c-store based in Savannah, GA, catering to southern-style quick bites, has proposed plans to develop further south in Jacksonville, FL. This would be the first Florida location.

According to a local Jacksonville news website,, Drayton-Parker Companies LLC, the development company responsible for the would-be construction of the new project, bought about 10 acres in North Jacksonville for over $5 million.

Parker’s proposed plans for the Sunshine State location would include 24 vehicle fueling stations, according to the commercial property application, in addition to its signature made-from-scratch menu including double-breaded chicken tenders, catfish, biscuits, fried okra and sweet tea.

The new location is a part of Parker’s bigger plans to expand. Earlier this summer the convenience retailer announced its plans to enter the market in Augusta, GA, at Windsor Spring Rd. with a 3,800-square-foot location serving its award-winning Southern-style food and featuring Lowcountry-inspired architecture, set to open in 2024. 

“We saw the Windsor Spring location as a strong opportunity to introduce our brand to the market and to revitalize a key corner in downtown Augusta,” said Parker. “We’ve seen strong growth in the Augusta market and can’t wait to give back to the local community through a wide range of charitable initiatives designed to support the communities where we operate stores.”

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