Sheetz convenience store and gas station chain coming to Michigan

Sheetz, a mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain with 669 locations across six states, announced plans to open its first Michigan store in 2025 in metro Detroit.

The family-owned Sheetz offers gasoline, coffee and made-to-order sandwiches and salads, ordered through touch-screen technology. Along with the metro Detroit store, Sheetz also in 2025 plans to expand into Toledo, according to a news release.

The company did not disclose more details about the new locations and timeline. Sheetz CEO Travis Sheetz, nephew of Bob Sheetz who founded the company in 1952, said the company is thrilled to bring the business to Michigan.

"Sheetz is dedicated to being a great employer and neighbour and we cannot wait to put those values into action as we expand into our first new state in two decades," he said in the release.

Sheetz has stores in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland and around 24,000 employees. All locations are open 24/7, 365 days a year and feature 16-20 gas pumps in addition to stores that are 4,200-4,700 square feet and employ around 30 workers each.

Sheetz had revenue of about $5.6 billion last year, according to Forbes. As an employer, Sheetz ranked 33rd on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list and No. 3 as a Best Workplace in Retail by Fortune Magazine.

Sheetz said it invested more than $70 million in store employee wages in 2021 and doubled employee tuition assistance in addition to offering other benefits.