ALTOONA, Pa. -- Convenience-store retailer Sheetz Inc. has opened six new stores in four states over the past few weeks, including a new restaurant/grocery concept site without gasoline.
On Aug. 25, Sheetz opened two new stores--one in Shippensburg, Pa., and one in Garner, N.C.
On Aug. 30, the chain opened a new location in Morrisville, N.C.; on Aug. 31, it opened a new store in Galax, Va., and on Sept. 1, it opened a new store in Parma, Ohio.
Meanwhile, a third Sheetz restaurant/grocery concept will host its grand-opening week for the students and locals of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa., starting Aug. 29. The other two fuel-free concept stores are located at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., and in State College, Pa. The new concept store will have a complete focus on Sheetz’s traditional made-to-order (MTO) selections, sandwiches and salads, prepared food and bakery items and Sheetz Bros. Coffee.
As part of all of the grand openings, Sheetz will make a donation of $2,500 to Special Olympics Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio, a cause that is valued by the company and employees. Sheetz has been a proud supporter of the Special Olympics for more than 20 years with financial and product support, as well as providing event volunteers.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pa., Sheetz has more than $6.9 billion in revenue. It operates more than 500 c-stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia. The stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer fresh food such as MTO subs, sandwiches, burgers, premium salads, appetizers, breakfast sandwiches and more. They also feature MTGo! Ready-to-eat foods and Shweetz Bakery lines of doughnuts and muffins, along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order handmade specialty coffee drinks.