Grand Opening: GetGo’s First Drive-Thru in Pennsylvania

A Leap Day-themed grand opening kicks off festivities for the Franklin Township location.

February 28, 2024

GetGo Café + Market, owned and operated by Giant Eagle Inc., announced its plans to celebrate the grand opening of its newest location in Butler, Pennsylvania. This GetGo location is the third to feature a drive-thru lane and the first with a drive-thru in Pennsylvania.

“We’re so excited to celebrate the opening of our newest location in Franklin Township,” said Brandon Daniels, senior manager of public relations and communications. “We’re eager to join this community, and this grand opening event is our chance to present them with the best GetGo has to offer.”

GetGo will host a public grand opening celebration beginning Thursday, February 29. As a twist on a ribbon cutting ceremony, the company said it will host a giant sub-cutting ceremony. Former Pittsburgh Penguins hockey player Tyler Kennedy will make an appearance at the event working the drive-thru lane, handing out merchandise and signing autographs.

Beginning at 9 a.m. that day, all grades of fuel at the new location will be discounted by 10 cents per gallon. The sale will run through May 19.

The store will employ 28 team members, feature six gas pumps and will be open 24 hours a day. In addition to a drive-thru lane, the location is a 3,300-square-foot store that includes a full kitchen offering “made-fresh-to-order meals, sandwiches, wraps and snacks,” the company said in a statement. The location will also feature GetGo’s bean-to-cup coffee machines and nitro and cold brew coffees, along with a selection of cold beverages.

GetGo will present a donation to 412 Food Rescue at the public grand opening celebration. 412 Food Rescue is an organization dedicated to preventing food waste through recovery and redistribution to those suffering from hunger and food insecurity.

The company will also announce the start of its “buy a sub, share the love” initiative. From February 29 through March 31, $1 of every sub purchased at this location will also be donated to 412 Food Rescue.

GetGo has approximately 270 locations throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana. In 2023, CEO Terri Micklin spoke with NACS Magazine about being a food-first c-store.