Kangaroo Express Joins USO of N.C. to Welcome Returning Fort Bragg Soldiers

Kangaroo Express will provide breakfast to returning soldiers before address by President Obama

Online PR News – 14-December-2011 – – CARY, N.C., Dec. 13, 2011 – The Pantry, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTRY), the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, today announced it is joining the USO of North Carolina in welcoming more than 200 men and women returning to Fort Bragg with breakfast before they are addressed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

"Providing breakfast to these brave service men and women is just a small token of our appreciation for their service to our country and time spent overseas," said John Fisher, senior vice president of marketing at Kangaroo Express. "We are honored to be even a small part of what promises to be a memorable day for each of the returning personnel."

The service men and women will be treated with Kangaroo Express' Bean Street Coffee, SUBWAY and Hardee's breakfast sandwiches and refreshments from Lance, Pepsi, Kellogg's, McLane and Bon Appetit.

With more than half of its stores located within 25 miles of a military installation, Kangaroo Express has supported the military and their families for many years, most recently raising $2.5 million for the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and local military support organizations as part of its summer-long "Salute Our Troops" fundraising campaign.

About The Pantry
Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, The Pantry, Inc. is the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country. As of August 8, 2011, the Company operated 1,655 stores in thirteen states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express®, its primary operating banner. The Pantry's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, as well as gasoline and other ancillary services designed to appeal to the convenience needs of its customers.