ALTOONA, Pa., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz President & CEO Stan Sheetz has been named a 2012 Golden Chain Award winner by Nation's Restaurant News. The award recognizes leaders in the restaurant industry who have consistently demonstrated improved overall business performance and growth. The award will be presented at the 53rd annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Dallas, Texas.
"It takes vision and confidence in your strategy to stay the course and prosper through changing and challenging times, and that's what this year's Golden Chain winners have been doing," says Randall Friedman, publisher of Nation's Restaurant News. "We will be honoring these executives not only for their outstanding recent accomplishments but also for career achievements that have benefited our industry and the consumers we serve."
One of the outstanding achievements for Sheetz has been the company's continued revenue growth and unit expansion during difficult economic conditions.
"We continue to open new locations in our six-state footprint, and our sales and revenue continue to be strong," Sheetz says. "I believe what has contributed most to our success is the team of very smart and talented people all across our organization who fully embrace the Sheetz business philosophy of providing quality products and exceptional customer service."
Sheetz has developed a level of customer loyalty unusual in the convenience food business by offering a wide variety of food and beverage products, including MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, and its full line of Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®.
As a Golden Chain Award Winner, Stan Sheetz is also competing to be named the Nation's Restaurant News Operator of the Year. The recipient of that honor will also be named at the Dallas conference.
Nation's Restaurant News has been the #1 source of news, competitive intelligence and professional networking for the key decision-makers in the $580-billion foodservice industry for more than 40 years. It is owned by Penton Publications.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. 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 425 locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia. 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 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. Visit www.sheetz.com for more information.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.