Wilton Jordan III, of Hot Spot Convenience Stores, flanked by the Franklin Hot Spot Store Manager Pam Miller and North Carolina General Manager Andy Green presented a $10,000 check to the town of Franklin on Friday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new skatepark in the area. The company, which is skater-owned and operated, have long been supporters of the Franklin community and Western North Carolina as a whole.

RL Jordan, Wilton’s grandfather, started the first gas station convenience store business in Franklin in 1949. “Seventy-three years ago, my grandfather RL Jordan started his first convenience store in Franklin North Carolina. Seventy-three years later, I am proud to say, we are still here and investing in the Franklin area with store improvements like 24-hour hot food and expanding our local craft beer selection. Thanks to the support of the Franklin Community and Western North Carolina, today, Hot Spot has grown to over forty one stores providing 24 hour gas, food, and sundries throughout the Carolinas. We are proud to be part of this vibrant community and to take part in this monumental project which is vital to the health of our youth and culture.”

For Hot Spot Convenience Stores, supporting the Franklin community has always been a priority. Recently, they expanded their craft beer program to showcase North Carolina and South Carolina brands, as well as a selection of high-end beers from around the country. Additionally, the Franklin store features 24 hour food service for the convenience of their customers.

With the donation towards the new skatepark, Hot Spot Convenience Stores hopes to continue their tradition of supporting the community that has helped them grow over the years. The skatepark will provide a safe and fun outlet for local skaters and showcase the beauty and vitality of the Franklin community in a picturesque location overlooking the town. 

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