Sheetz Opens Store in Trinity, N.C.

Makes donation to high school to celebrate grand opening

ALTOONA, Pa. Sheetz Inc. has opened a new store in North Carolina, located in Trinity, just outside Greensboro. Doors officially opened to customers yesterday morning; employees hosted a grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony later in the afternoon, attended by customers and local media.

"Customers in the Greensboro area have been good to us at Sheetz and we're happy to expand our ability to provide the best possible service24 hours a daythrough this new store in Trinity," said Louie Sheetz, executive vice president marketing for the chain. "Customers [image-nocss] depend on us as a part of their everyday lives and recognize that we are a company devoted to their needs."

Sheetz offers customers an extensive menu of Made-to-Order (MTO) subs, sandwiches and salads along with French fries, onion rings, chicken fingers, burgers and much more, all made fresh to order.

The 5,000-square-foot store will also feature Sheetz Bros. Coffeez, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar staffed by a trained barista. Customers can order handmade specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas--hot, frozen or iced. Frozen fruit smoothies round out the specialty drink menu. For those who prefer to pour their own, Sheetz offers premium brewed self-serve coffees made from 100% Arabica beans in a variety of flavors such as Breakfast Blend, Serious Dark Roast, 100% Colombian and Hazelnut.

As at all Sheetz locations, customers place their food and specialty coffee orders at touchscreen order kiosks.

The store also features a surcharge-free ATM and a variety of retailer gift and phone cards, among other convenience merchandise.

Sheetz said it is proud of its tradition of giving back to the communities in which it operates. Especially important to the organization is finding ways to be involved with today's young people. As part of the afternoon's celebration, the company made a donation to Trinity High School.

The Altoona, Pa.-based retailer had more than $4.2 billion in revenue for 2008 and has more than 12,000 employees. The company operates more than 350 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.