Royal Farms appears to be eyeing Bellmawr for its newest location, this according to a Legal Notice that was recently published in the Courier Post. Mark Bellmawr, LLC is seeking preliminary and final site plan approval from the Bellmawr Zoning Board of Adjustment to replace the Walgreens with a Royal Farms 5,371 square foot convenience store with eight fueling pumps. Royal Farms is based in Baltimore, M.D.
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According to its website, Royal Farms touts itself as “your go-to place day or night for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, gasoline and diesel fuel, and all the things you need. Dine in our seating area or take out.”
Royal Farms has been satisfying the mid-Atlantic area’s hunger for real fresh food served real fast since 1959, its website states. The Royal Farms Kitchen serves their “World-Famous Royal Farms chicken” that is always fresh, never frozen, lightly breaded and pressure-cooked in store in using trans fat free cooking oil. Their Western Fries are also cooked in-store and made from hand-cut and breaded from Idaho potatoes.
1.5 – 2.0 acre 5,371 square foot prototype by Royal Farms
Other offerings will include custom-built hot and cold sandwiches, wraps and Royal Farms 100% Colombian Coffee. The Royal Farms Good-To-Go case will feature freshly prepared sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruit and veggie cups, all natural juices, and much more.
The Royal Farms website site offers a site plan for a representative 5,371 square foot store, which matches the size of the one being proposed for Bellmawr.
In January, 2016, CNBNews announced that Amit Patel, who owns the Quality Inn on Route 130 & Market Street has leased half of his site to Royal Farms. CNBNews reported that to make room for the new store, half of the rooms at the motel will be demolished. The remaining 64 rooms will be located behind the new convenience store.
The site of the old Walgreens on Browning Road & the Black Horse Pike looks to be Royal Farms’ second location in the area. The other site in Gloucester City is currently undergoing renovations.
*Special thanks to Mark Matthews of 42 Freeway for his help with this story.