The recently opened Sheetz store in Columbus, Ohio, is the Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain’s 700th location.
Altoona, Pennsylvania-based Sheetz held a grand store opening ceremony Sept. 12 that included a tractor trailer filled with food donations for the local Columbus community and major giveaways, such as “Free Sheetz for a Year.”
“As a family, we are humbled to celebrate this remarkable milestone and are thankful to each and everyone of our employees, past and present, who have helped make this possible,” said Travis Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz.
“Driven by a mission to constantly reinvent ourselves and put the Sheetz as we know it today, out of business, I couldn’t be more excited about the future and our path to 1,000 stores.”
Included in the 2023 “Companies that Care” list by Great Place to Work and PEOPLE Magazine, Sheetz works with several charitable organizations including the Special Olympics, which it has supported for more than 30 years through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers.
Sheetz also fights hunger through weekly food donations to local food banks and works with Sheetz For the Kidz, an employee-driven nonprofit organization which has helped more than 160,000 children in need celebrate the holidays.
For the third time in four years, Sheetz was the only convenience store chain included on the list which highlights the top companies in the U.S. that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating outstanding respect and care for their employees and communities.
Sheetz has achieved other notable milestones this year including surpassing a major milestone of more than two million electric vehicle charging sessions. Sheetz also has one of the largest electric charging networks in the country.
About Sheetz Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz Inc. is a family-owned and -operated convenience store chain with more than 25,000 employees across six states.
Sheetz has experienced significant growth since it was founded as a small dairy store in Altoona, PA. More than 70 years later, Sheetz has grown to 700 stores with plans to expand to Michigan, projecting its first store to open in Detroit in 2025.
The company operates throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.