It’s official: the Poconos has its first Sheetz.
The comfort retailer and restaurant, positioned in Swiftwater, opened its doorways on Thursday to a lot fanfare.
The festivities included free espresso and soda all day, plus prize giveaways (Sheetz merchandise and reward playing cards) and a ribbon slicing ceremony with Ryan Sheetz, assistant vp of brand name methods and member of the family of the corporate’s founder, Bob Sheetz.
Bob opened the primary Sheetz in 1952 and Ryan’s dad and his uncles shortly adopted and joined the biz.
“A whole lot of comfort shops, particularly within the Northeast they in all probability come from family-owned roots and so they in all probability sprouted out of the dairy business. That’s actually is our story,” Ryan Sheetz mentioned.
Sheetz’s shops are identified for his or her cheap fuel costs (as of opening day unleaded costs have been $2.79 and $2.99 and are anticipated to stay that means for the subsequent a number of weeks) and its Made-To-Order food and beverage menu.
Opt for toppings galore if you need, or if you happen to’re like me, maintain it easy.
My first Sheetz sandwich was your commonplace bacon, egg and cheese on a biscuit, however as I tapped on the touch-screen, I used to be given the choice so as to add on absolutely anything.
“If you wish to go loopy and get a burger and high it with Mac and cheese bites, bacon, three sorts of cheese and all types of sauces, you possibly can,” Ryan Sheetz mentioned. “Our Boom Boom sauce is fairly outstanding. There’s really a cult following. I extremely advocate that. But so far as the menu, you possibly can construct it nonetheless you need.”
Small bites such because the mozzarella sticks and Wisconsin cheese bites are well-liked.
On a finances? Check out the two for $1 sizzling canine deal that is been round for the reason that 80s.
Dieting: The Eat Shmart menu presents greater than 10 breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and rice and beans — all low in energy.
Other takeaways: The Swiftwater Sheetz sells specialty coffees (iced or sizzling lattes, chai teas, mochas, and chilly brews), smoothies, shakes and energy-infused drinks.
There’s additionally a eating space, a to-go beer part, lottery tickets (by way of touchscreen) and a particular part crammed with treats on your doggie.
Sheetz’s rewards members (sign-up on the cash-wrap) obtain three cents off gasoline in the event that they register on-line and different perks.
Info: 2008 Route 611, Swiftwater, 877-461-6812, https://bit.ly/3zLbD3d
Hours: open 24 hours, curbside foods and drinks from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. day by day.