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12 Days of Cromer's: Day Twelve

Posted by Lauren McAlexander on

12 Days of Cromer's: Day Twelve

Happy Day 12! Thank you for joining us on 12 Days of Cromer's and we hope you learned a lot about what we can do for you in a variety of ways. Whether it be weddings, parties, concessions or just relaxing on the couch at home with a box of popcorn, Cromer's can do it all.  In honor of our last day, we thought we would end on our history and how we got to where we are 80 years later. In 1935, Cromer's was founded by midlands South Carolina farmer Julian D. Cromer. Shortly thereafter, Cromer's took on near...

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12 Days of Cromer's: Day Ten

Posted by Lauren McAlexander on

12 Days of Cromer's: Day Ten

Today isn't about ten lords a'leaping, but it is all about boiled peanuts. Happy tenth day of 12 Days of Cromer's!  The South is full of boiled peanuts. They have become so popular that they are South Carolina’s state snack. There is no denying boiled peanuts are a southern staple, along with fried green tomatoes, fried chicken and barbecue, but boiled peanuts have been around longer than any of our other southern food friends. Many tend to think boiled peanuts arrived during the Civil War due to lack of nutritious foods. However, Southerners were eating boiled peanuts long before the Civil...

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Childhood Memories

Posted by Agata Chydzinski on

Cromer's is my family, I will always love it.

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Carolina v. Clemson; Remembering “BIG THURSDAY”

Posted by Agata Chydzinski on

The corner of Assembly and Lady Streets, where Cromer’s was located, was always a busy corner and no busier than a Carolina v. Clemson game! How many people remember “BIG THURSDAY?” We would put our sales people on the corner with bags of boiled and roasted peanuts to sell to the people in their cars. Traffic would get so backed up on Assembly Street going to the stadium! Fans didn’t want to get out of line to purchase their peanuts so we went to them. There would be sales people from local florists down the street selling the large chrysanthemum...

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Recognizing Wade; 42 years of making Cromer’s the Guaranteed Worst in Town.

Posted by Agata Chydzinski on

Today one of my employees, Wade, received an award for “Employee of the Quarter”. This gentleman has been with Cromer’s 42 years boiling our peanuts. He is actually only one of three men who have ever held this position. The other two were brothers and one of them the uncle of Wade. This job has certainly been kept in the family! I am proud of Wade as I am all of my employees. How many people do you know who have stayed at a job for 42 years? - Carolette Cromer Turner

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