Banko Beverage is now celebrating their 82nd year in business! After prohibition, Frank Banko Senior, decided to add Schaefer Beer to his small, but profitable, soda bottling operation. Early into the new venture into beer retailing, Frank Banko senior passed away unexpectedly in 1937, leaving the survival of the business to his son, Frank Banko Jr.
At the time, Frank Jr. was attending Lehigh University with plans to go to law school. Without missing a beat, Frank brought his considerable talents to Banko Beverage Co. Those talents included an incredible bright mind, an instinctive business sense, a dedication to hard work and succeeding, commitment, and perhaps most importantly, a down to earth modesty, honesty, and humility that translates into a fierce devotion from all the employees. His daughter, Mary Ellen Racz is now the President and CEO of the company. She continues she express the great characteristics of Banko Beverage.
Now in their brand new facility in South Whitehall Township, the future is continuing to be bright for Banko Beverage. Alongside the Allentown facility, they also cover the Northeast region of the state in Scranton at their Banko North location. Banko’s entire footprint covers 10 counties. Banko Beverage in Allentown covers: Lehigh, Northampton, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon counties. Banko North in Scranton covers: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.
5001 Crackersport Rd.
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: (610) 434-0147