Keystone products from Rutter’s and Sheetz are being pit against dozens of other popular local brands to earn the title of the Coolest Thing Made in Pennsylvania.
Sheetz’s MTO menu and Rutter’s Iced Tea are among 32 products competing in the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s first March Madness-style championship, bracket and all.
In the first round of voting taking place on Twitter, currently under way through March 17, Rutter’s Iced Tea is pitted against Martin & Co. guitars, while Sheetz MTO is duking it out with Astrobotic Lunar Robots.
- Sheetz is No. 12 on CSP’s 2023 Top 40 update of the largest U.S. convenience-store chains by company-owned store count.Rutter’s is No. 84 on the 2022 Top 202 list.
“From the steel that built our nation’s cities, to the food that feeds our families, and the cutting-edge technology driving today’s and tomorrow’s innovation—Pennsylvania makes it all,” Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein said. “This competition celebrates the commonwealth’s storied history and continued leadership in manufacturing, and spotlights the amazing companies who are making incredible things right here in Pennsylvania. We can’t wait to see who comes out on top and look forward to growing this competition in the years to come.”
On its Twitter feed, Sheetz called the tournament “the bracket that really matterz!”
Tournament-style rounds will continue throughout March, and a champion will be revealed on April 3.
Other familiar brands/products in the contest include Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Zippo Lighters, Yuengling Lager, Utz Potato Chips, Crayola Crayons and Hershey Kisses.
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