ALTOONA, Pa., 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will open a new restaurant/grocery concept store for the students and local community of State College, PA on Monday, September 28, 2015. This location will have a complete focus on the food and beverage offerings at the store and will be located at 129 S Pugh St., State College, PA, 16801.
During the grand opening event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., activities will include a ribbon cutting and celebration featuring free self-serve coffee, fountain drinks and samples as well as games, music and prizes. Giveaways include z cards and Sheetz Swag winners with the grand prize of the ultimate tailgate package featuring a tent, Yeti cooler, grill, chairs. Additionally, during the week of the grand opening, 15% of any menu item ordered on Sheetz’ signature MTO screens, up to $10,000, will be donated to Thon, a Penn State student-run fundraising effort aimed at raising awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.
“We are proud to open the second Sheetz restaurant concept at Penn State, my Alma Mater,” says Ryan Sheetz, Director of Brand for Sheetz. “At Sheetz, we are constantly reinventing ourselves and bringing innovation to our industry. This new restaurant concept is just one example of how Sheetz will continue to push the envelope this year.”
With only one other fuel-free location companywide located at West Virginia University, this new concept will have a heavy focus on Sheetz’ traditional Made-to-Order selections, sandwiches and salads, prepared food and bakery items, and the newly launched Sheetz Bros. Coffee. The new location will be open 24/7, can accommodate 144 people with indoor and outdoor seating and boasts a Sheetz “beer cave.” Furthermore, the physical space, spanning over 5,000 square feet, will create 35-40 jobs for the area.
At 6 p.m. on October 5, 2015 Sheetz will present a check to the representatives of Thon at the Pugh location, awarding the donations raised from the week long grand opening event. Additionally, the winner of the ultimate tailgate package and 5 $100Z-cards will be announced.
To continue the momentum around the opening, Sheetz will launch a Shwipe and Win campaign that will run from October 9 through November 9, 2015. This promotion will give entrants the opportunity to win prizes such as an Xbox, Beats by Dre™ Headphones, Beats Pill Portable Speaker, an iPad mini and more. A winner will be announced on every Monday during the allotted month.
Sheetz is deeply committed to the communities each store serves. The Sheetz For the Kidz® annual holiday event has provided more than 85,000 underprivileged children with new toys, clothes and necessities each holiday season since 1992. Sheetz partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, sending over 40 families of seriously ill children on dream vacations to Disney World each year. As part of every grand opening, Sheetz will make a donation of $2,500 to Special Olympics Pennsylvania, a cause that is valued by the company and employees. Sheetz has been a proud supporter of the Special Olympics for more than 20 years with both financial and product support as well as providing event volunteers.
About Sheetz, Inc.
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 $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 16,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter @sheetz, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and on Instagram (instagram.com/sheetz).
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