It’s official. The first Sheetz store in Columbus is now open and serving customers today at 710 Sunbury Road in Delaware. This is the first of more than a dozen locations planned to open this year in the market.
“In addition, more than 50 stores are targeted to open by 2025,” said Isaac Gold, Vice President of Real Estate for Skilken Gold, Sheetz’s exclusive real estate developer in Central Ohio. “The ribbon cutting was a thrilling event, and we’re excited to see the doors open.”
The family-owned and operated restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic is named 2020 Best Regional Fast Food Chain by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, and the stores will feature Sheetz’s impressive array of award-winning Made-to-Order (MTO®) and MADE-TO-GO® menus. The Delaware location, open 24/7, also offers customers indoor retail and dining space, an outdoor patio, an espresso bar, a touchpad-based drive-thru and four fueling stations with eight gas pumps.
“We are thrilled to officially open our doors to the city of Columbus,” said Travis Sheetz, President and COO of Sheetz. “Over the last several years, we have received an overwhelming amount of inquiries from Columbus residents who were passionate about our brand coming to Columbus. This did not go unnoticed and we cannot wait to officially get started serving these customers.”
Deeply committed to supporting the local communities it calls home and in celebration of the new store opening, Sheetz donated $2,500 to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective and $2,500 to the Special Olympics of Ohio. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 25 years, Sheetz extends its support through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers. Sheetz also plans to make a positive impact on the residents of Columbus and the surrounding areas through its Made-to-Share food donation program, Sheetz for the Kidz™ holiday donation campaign for children in need and much more.
This store location will employ approximately 30 individuals, the majority of which are full-time. Named to the Fortune 100 Best Place to Work for List seven times in the last eight years, Sheetz offers competitive pay and benefits packages to all employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, college tuition reimbursement, quarterly bonuses, an employee stock ownership plan, vacation time and more. Additionally, Sheetz recently updated the company’s parental leave policy which includes 12 weeks of fully paid time off for new mothers and two weeks of fully paid time off for partners.
Sheetz is focused on continuing to deliver on its mission to provide total customer focus across all the communities it serves with the safety of all who walk through its doors as the top priority. Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Sheetz has established several safety measures to protect the health and wellness of its employees and customers. This includes encouraging social distancing throughout all of its locations, requiring all employees to wear masks, conducting employee wellness checks before every shift and has implemented enhanced routine daily cleaning procedures with a focus on high touch surface areas such as gas pumps, order points, counter tops, checkout lines, door handles and more.
Sheetz now operates 621 store locations across Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, with all locations open around the clock, 365 days a year.
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 20,000 employees. The company operates over 600 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® 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. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).
ABOUT SKILKEN GOLD
Founded in 1922, Skilken Gold is a fourth-generation, family-owned real estate development company, specializing in single-tenant development in the Quick-Service Restaurant, Grocery, Convenience & Fuel and Healthcare industries. The company is a Preferred Real Estate Developer for Sheetz, Starbucks, Walmart and DQ. Other notable retail clients include Wendy’s, Kroger, Andy’s Frozen Custard, KFC, Burger King, Popeye’s and other major brands. Skilken Gold is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.