World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jr. Food Mart

Article Id: WHEBN0012301518
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jr. Food Mart  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Jr. Food Stores, Companies based in Mississippi, Royal Farms, Indomaret, Rutter's
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Jr. Food Mart

Jr. Food Mart
Type Private company
Industry Retail
Founded 1960
Headquarters Flowood, Mississippi, United States
Number of locations 24
Website .netjfminc

History

In the 1960s, Jr. Food Mart was chartered as a subsidiary to the supermarket chain Jitney Jungle.

Today, the company is an independent company with many leased locations.

They operate convenience stores throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. At one time, they had franchise locations from Texas to Florida, and as far north as Ohio.

All the stores sell gasoline and groceries. Many of them have fast service restaurants featuring, amongst others, the well-known Creole Fried Chicken. The name and concept of spicy chicken was obtained from one of their franchisees, Sonny Adams. While the chicken recipe that Mr. Adams had created was indeed, quite spicy, it was modified and adapted to be accepted in a wide variety of locations, and the resulting flavor, while still mildly spicy, was more like the flavor of Church's Fried Chicken. This was in no small part because the Creole Fried Chicken concept was developed by Brian T. Reynolds and Shane Mitchell, whose experience in this concept came from that company.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, most of their locations were in small towns at or near the primary intersections of the communities (commonly referred to as "Main and Main"). At that time, the company was led by Howard Blair, its President, and Russell Stutzman, the Executive Vice President. Other notable members of the management team were Lee Crook, Director of Convenience Store Operations, and Shane Mitchell, Director of Food Service Operations. The company experienced rapid growth during this period, due to the talent of Mr. Blair in locating and securing exceptional properties and favorable lease terms for its franchisees. This combined with well-developed store designs and one of the most successful fast-food concepts of its time, made Jr. Food Mart one of the innovators of the convenience store industry during that time period. The current model of convenience store/fast food hybrids that include Mc Donald's, Taco Bell, and others into convenience store locations, can well be traced back to the successful implementation of Creole Fried Chicken into the Jr. Food Mart store designs.

This chain is not related to a different chain called Jr. Food Stores that operates in south central Kentucky and northern middle Tennessee.

External links

  • Official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.