GOLDSBORO, N.C., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz Convenience Restaurants will open a new location in Goldsboro, North Carolina this afternoon, Thursday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. Executive Vice President of Operations, Travis Sheetz will be joined by City of Goldsboro and Wayne county officials for the grand opening celebration. This will be the company's 466th throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and North Carolina.
The company has ambitious plans to continue growing the in the state. In fact another store will also open today in Elkin, bringing the total number for Sheetz in NC to 60.
"The support residents have shown at our existing stores has been terrific. We are building loyalty with people here and want that to continue," says Adam Sheetz, Regional Director of Operations for Sheetz. "That is one of the biggest reasons we are committed to opening several more locations across North Carolina this year. It's been a great area of growth for Sheetz and is a big area of focus for our company's future."
Sheetz says the new 6,400-square-foot store features a drive-thru window, inside seating and a much larger area for customers to shop comfortably. It will provide an economic boost to the area, creating 40-45 new full and part-time jobs, while adding $3.5 million taxable property value to the city and county tax base.
The celebration will include games and chances for customers to win dozens of prizes.
"We try to make all of our openings fun for everyone with local officials participating and lots of activities, games and samples of Sheetz food and beverages," Adam says.
Sheetz also will make a $2,500 donation to the Special Olympics North Carolina, as part of the grand opening festivities. The company has been proud supporters of the Special Olympics for more than 20 years.
The new Sheetz will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer fresh food items like Sheetz' signature Made To Order® (MTO®) items that include Angus beef burgers, premium grilled chicken sandwiches, freshly made salads, French fries, onion rings and more. The new store will also feature our MTGo! and Shweetz Bakery lines of sandwiches, wraps, donuts and muffins, along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar staffed by a trained barista where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas - hot, frozen or iced.
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 $6 billion in annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees. The company operates 466 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. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.