ALTOONA, Pa., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz, Inc. announced today it will build a new $32.8 million distribution and food production center in Burlington, NC, creating 254 new jobs.
This move is a key element in the company's rapid expansion plans for new convenience restaurants, particularly in its North Carolina and Virginia markets. The distribution center will be similar to the company's facility in Claysburg, PA.
"The Burlington area has an exceptional highway network allowing for fast, fresh distribution of our products as well as a having skilled and highly motivated workforce," Stan Sheetz, president and CEO, Sheetz says. "These factors, and the support we received from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Alamance County and the City of Burlington, made this location stand out from the others we considered."
The new center will include approximately 245,000 square feet of space and produce a variety of bakery and ready-to-eat items including sandwiches, salads and other convenience restaurant foods that will be delivered fresh every day to our stores.
"Across our six state market area from Ohio to North Carolina Sheetz is known for providing a wide variety of freshly made foods and specialty coffees," Sheetz adds. "This new facility will allow us to greatly expand our capacity and keep that promise to our customers who increasingly view us as a preferred alternative to traditional fast-food restaurants."
The company is scheduled to break ground on the new facility in June 2013 with an opening scheduled for December 2014. The facility will have an annual payroll of approximately $7.4 million plus benefits. Currently the company operates 429 convenience restaurants with 46 locations in North Carolina and 59 in Virginia.
Sheetz, Inc., established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience restaurant chains, with more than $5 billion in annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees. The company operates 429 locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® 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 North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and has been on the list in Pennsylvania for ten consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.