Rutter's is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations with 78 locations in Central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland.

Map of Rutter's convenience store locations, as of February 2021.
TypePrivate, owned by CHR Corporation — Rutter's Holdings, Inc.
  • Convenience store
  • fast food
  • gas station
Founded1968 (1968) (as Rutter's Farm Stores)
FoundersConrad Rutter
Jane Rutter
Number of locations
Area served
Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Key people
Scott Hartman, President & CEO
  • Prepared food
  • beverages
  • fuel
Number of employees


Rutter's location in Leesport, Pennsylvania

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]

On February 13, 2020, Rutter's announced that a data breach had occurred at its locations between October 1, 2018 and May 29, 2019, with malware installed on payment systems inside the store and at the gas pumps.[4]

Food service

Rutter's deli offers various sandwiches, salads, hot and prepared foods as well as a breakfast menu.[5]

Alcohol sales

Several Rutter's locations in Central Pennsylvania along with the Inwood, West Virginia location sell beer and wine.[6][7] The Inwood, West Virginia location also sells liquor; liquor cannot be sold at its Pennsylvania locations as all liquor in Pennsylvania must be sold at state-owned Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores.[8] Locations selling alcohol also feature a seating area.[6][7] Rutter's has been rapidly adding Beer Caves to its Pennsylvania locations since Act 39 in 2016 allowed for additional alcohol licenses in Pennsylvania.[9]

Video gaming rooms

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.[10]

Rutter's Beverage Company

Rutter's Beverage Company sells 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. Staff (February 13, 2020). "Data breach reported at Rutter's, including Hamburg store". Allentown, PA: WFMZ-TV. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  5. "Menu". Rutter's. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  6. "Beer Caves". Rutter's. Archived from the original on April 6, 2020. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  7. "Wine". Rutter's. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  8. "Rutter's Introduces Spirits Offering in West Virginia". ConvenienceStore News. July 2, 2020. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  9. Gleiter, Sue (March 30, 2017). "Another Rutter's Farm Store in Central Pa. adds beer sales". PennLive. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  10. 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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