Sheetz spent 2023 growing its chain count through new-to-industry locations, building in established markets while moving forward with plans to enter markets in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. As of the beginning of 2024, Sheetz operated 710 convenience stores across its six-state footprint, which includes Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.

Its expansion into Michigan will begin this year, with the first location set to open in the latter half of 2024. Officials are considering two other locations for potential new builds.

Meanwhile, plans continue for about 20 locations in Dayton, Ohio, over the next four years, with the first one set to open this year.

In July 2022, Sheetz officials also announced plans to expand its presence in western Pennsylvania by as many as 30 locations within the next three to five years.

Bob Sheetz founded the family business in 1952, when he purchased one of his father's five dairy stores located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. In 1961, Bob hired his brother Steve to work part-time at the store. By 1983, Bob and Steve had opened 100 stores. The history of family ownership and innovation continues today.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2024.

Headquarters:Altoona, Pennsylvania
No. of Stores:710
Rank Last Year:12