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Sheetz Inc. is a private company, which is located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The company has 325 stores, which are located in various locations in Pennsylvania. Some of these places are West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, etc. There are many things sold by the company and these include cigarettes, beverages, gasoline, and grocery items. Customers have the option of making their own food with the help of a touchscreen system available in the open kitchen. The kitchen s opened for 24 hours and people can come any time to make their favorite food and eat it. The size of the store is 4,200 square feet to 4,700 square feet and these are the largest stores in comparison to any other store.
The company was started in 1952 and its founder was G, Robert Sheetz. He worked for his father for many years and at last, he purchased one of the stores from his father. He used to sell milk, ice creams, and other dairy products. In order to grow his store, he used the policy of 7-11 and in 1962, he was able to open the second store. In 1969, the third store was opened which was given to Steve Sheetz, brother of Robert Sheetz. The main aim of the brother is to open as many stores as possible and till 1972, they were able to open ten stores. In 1973, they started the business of selling gasoline, which was a big innovation in the field of convenience stores.
In 1975, another feature was added and that was self-service coffee. Besides this, the company started opening the stores for 24 hours. In 1976, the chain started making stores in Maryland and by 1980, the total number of stores was 62 and all of them were opened for 24 hours.
The next thing that the Sheetz brothers started was serving hot food. Previously, they used to deliver sandwiches, which were backed with cellophane and were heated before delivery. Canned soups and chili were also delivered. Bob Sheets has the knowledge that there is a good margin in the cooked food and he started with a café but later he started selling hot dogs and other types of prepared food.
Steve Sheetz led the company to West Virginia and then he started made-to-order sandwiches with their rights reserved. Along with sandwiches, he also started nachos and salads. Later on, Mister Donuts shops and Hagen Dazs ice cream centers were also opened. New Sheetz units were also opened in different places and in three years the company opened 50 new stores. In 1987, Robert Sheetz found disturbing things in the balance sheet He appointed some consultants for analyzing the situation. From that time onwards, he started a trend of giving job descriptions to his employees and made a change in the corporate culture. The chain of Sheetz started prospering once again. Now the company has 325 stores and is prospering.
From starting until now, Sheetz is prospering and has now built 325 stores and is selling grocery items, gasoline (as they have a gas station too), beverages, and many other things. They also have a new store at prince William Pkwy with their rights reserved. They also have branches at Centreville rd and hill rd. Here is our homepage.