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Rutter's is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations with 72 locations in Central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland.

Private, owned by CHR Corporation — Rutter's Holdings, Inc.
  • Convenience store
  • fast food
  • gas station
Founded1968; 51 years ago (1968) (as Rutter's Farm Stores)
FoundersConrad Rutter
Jane Rutter
Number of locations
Key people
Scott Hartman, President & CEO of Rutter's
  • Prepared food
  • beverages
  • fuel
Number of employees
2,000 Edit this on Wikidata



The company began agricultural operations in 1747. In 1921, Rutter's started a dairy company. The first Rutter's Farm Stores opened on February 22, 1968. In 2018, the company shortened its name from "Rutter's Farm Stores" to "Rutter's".[1] The first location outside of Pennsylvania opened on May 30, 2018 in Inwood, West Virginia.[2] On January 15, 2019, Rutter's opened its first Maryland location in Walkersville.[3]

Food serviceEdit

Rutter's deli offers sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, and, at some locations, stir fry.[4]

Beer salesEdit

Several Rutter's locations in Central Pennsylvania along with the Inwood, West Virginia location have Beer Caves that sell beer.[5] Rutter's has been rapidly adding Beer Caves to its Pennsylvania locations since Act 39 in 2016 allowed for additional alcohol licenses in Pennsylvania.[6]

Rutter's Beverage CompanyEdit

Rutter's Beverage Company distributes products throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and West Virginia.


  1. ^ Machcinski, Anthony J. (January 10, 2018). "Rutter's Farm Stores is changing its name to what you call it anyway". York Daily Record. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Machcinski, Anthony J. (May 30, 2018). "Rutter's opens first store outside of Pennsylvania, one of company's largest". York Daily Record. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Massey, Wyatt (January 15, 2019). "Rutter's opening in Walkersville with tensions still high". The Frederick News-Post. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Menu". Rutter's. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Beer Caves". Rutter's. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Gleiter, Sue (March 30, 2017). "Another Rutter's Farm Store in Central Pa. adds beer sales". PennLive. Retrieved January 18, 2019.

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