Rutter’s topped the York Sunday News’ 2008 “Best of York” rankings in six categories, beating out a number of other national brands. Rutter’s took first place in the six categories evaluated by its hometown newspaper, including breakfast, coffee, deli/sub/sandwich, fast food, lunch and milk. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s bested the likes of Cracker Barrel in the breakfast category, Starbucks in coffee, Subway in deli/sub/sandwich, Wendy’s in fast food and Panera Bread in lunch.
“We’re grateful to York Sunday News readers and to our loyal customers for continuing to put their trust in the Rutter’s brand,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores. “Their votes in this survey and voting every day by shopping in our stores means a lot to the whole Rutter’s team.”
Todd Rutter, president of Rutter’s Dairy, added: “We’re proud to be the local guys serving our neighbors, who have been drinking Rutter’s milk and stopping at Rutter’s stores for their everyday needs for generations.”
Rutter’s Dairy has served York County since 1921, and Rutter’s Farm Stores is celebrating 40 years in the convenience store business. Rutter’s family-owned companies include Rutter’s Farm Stores, which operates 52 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Lancaster counties; Rutter’s Dairy, which serves Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey; and M&G Realty, a real estate development company.
Rutter’s also was recognized by the Central Penn Business Journal as the fourth-largest privately held company in central Pennsylvania. Combined, Rutter’s companies employ more than 1,400 people.