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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

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


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 service[edit]

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

Beer sales[edit]

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]

Video gaming terminals[edit]

Following the 2017 passage of a Pennsylvania law that allows up to five video gaming terminals to be located at "truck stop establishments", Rutter's and Penn National Gaming opened the first video gaming room at the Rutter's location in Manchester Township in York County in August 2019. There are plans to open video gaming rooms at more Rutter's locations in 2019 and 2020.[7]

Rutter's Beverage Company[edit]

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.
  7. ^ Staff (August 16, 2019). "Rutter's partners with Penn National to open 1st gaming room". Allentown, PA: WFMZ-TV. Retrieved August 16, 2019.

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