ALTOONA, Pa., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz is opening its first new store in Hagerstown, Maryland in more than ten years on Thursday, August 18. The latest addition to the convenience store chain will no doubt cause a stir in town, as people line up to be one of the first 50 new customers. These lucky Sheetz fans will win a $100 Sheetz Z-card and be among the first to enjoy the new Sheetz experience.
The buzz about new Sheetz stores has gotten people out of bed to camp out at as early as 4:30 a.m. at stores recently opened in North Carolina and folks stayed in line at a new store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for more than 17 hours! Customers can play games to win prizes and enjoy samples of Sheetz food and beverages.
The store sits at 191 Eastern Boulevard and doors officially open to customers Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. All media and patrons are welcome to attend the festivities.
While Sheetz continues to scout out new markets for expansion the company sees Hagerstown as a great growth opportunity because they already have such a solid base there.
"We opened our first Hagerstown store in 1982. That 30 year relationship with the community there is something we value greatly," says Stan Sheetz, president and CEO, Sheetz, Inc. "We are eager to open this newest location and give our customers there a bigger, better in-store experience."
The 6,000 square-foot facility will offer fresh food items like the MTGo! and Shweetz Bakery lines of sandwiches, wraps, donuts and muffins, along with the signature MTO® line of Angus beef burgers, premium grilled chicken sandwiches, freshly made salads, French fries, onion rings and more.
Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar staffed by a trained barista is going to be available at the new store. Customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas - hot, frozen or iced.
"Sheetz has a legacy of innovation, customer focus and employee development," Mr. Sheetz said. "The company's mission today is on meeting the needs of customers on the go by providing fast and friendly service, quality products in clean and convenient locations."
Sheetz is also 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 grand opening, the company will make a donation to Special Olympics Maryland. Sheetz has been a proud supporter of Special Olympics since 1992, making monetary and product contributions as well as providing event volunteers.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $4.9 billion in revenue for 2010 and more than 14,500 employees. The company operates more than 395 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio and North Carolina and has been on that list in Pennsylvania for eight consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.