ALTOONA, Pa.—Sheetz, the family owned c-store chain based in Pennsylvania, plans to have seven Central Ohio locations open by the end of the summer, according to the Columbus Business Journal.
The chain opened its first Ohio shop in Delaware, Ohio, in April, the second this month in Obetz and the third opened this week in New Albany. All three towns are near Columbus.
The chain's operations, including an extensive made-to-order food menu, have helped the brand stand out, and USA Today readers have voted it one of the best regional fast-food chains. “We want to be the ultimate one-stop shop,” said Travis Sheetz, COO. “But people definitely come here for the food.”
The next Ohio Sheetz store will open be in Circleville in July, followed by a second location in Delaware and stores in Hilliard and Reynoldsburg. Eight additional units are expected to open in the fourth quarter, giving the brand 15 Ohio locations. Two more stores are on the drawing board for early 2022.
Sheetz expects to hire 2,500 employees in the coming years as it builds to its goal of 50 stores by 2025. The company currently operates 625 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.
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