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    Kangaroo Express Opens First New Store in Four Years

    The grand opening ceremony will take place this weekend in Charlotte, N.C.

    CARY, N.C. --The Pantry Inc.'s Kangaroo Express is getting ready for the grand opening of its new store located in Charlotte, N.C. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, March 2 and will feature a ribbon-cutting at the new store at 7747 North Tryon St. -- the first new Kangaroo Express in four years.

    "Kangaroo Express has been a part of the Charlotte community for many years, serving the on-the-go lifestyle of Charlotte residents and partnering with our guests to support local charities such as Victory Junction and the USO of North Carolina," said Danny Moore, regional sales director, Kangaroo Express. "With the opening of this store, we look forward to serving even more guests and offering a new, fresh place for guests to pause, fuel up and get right at The Roo."

    The 4,900-square foot store will feature a Subway restaurant with a drive-thru and indoor or outdoor seating that can accommodate about 30 guests. It will also include Aunt M's, known for its chicken tenders, sandwiches and warm biscuits; fresh bakery products; a Redbox self-service movie kiosk; and fuel supplied by Marathon Petroleum Corp. This store will also be the first Kangaroo Express to offer frozen yogurt, according to the company.

    The grand opening event will include the presentation of a $2,000 check to NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation, starting at 11 a.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy family-friendly activities; a display of NASCAR and military vehicles; musical entertainment by the Harding University High School Drum Line; an appearance by Carolina Panthers' mascot, Sir Purr; rock climbing; and face painting.

    The c-store retailer will also offer attendees a free small Bean Street Coffee from 10 a.m. to noon and 25-cent hot dogs from noon to 4 p.m. In addition, guests who show their fuel purchase receipt of $50 or more will be entered for a chance to win one of five $50 fuel prizes.

    Kangaroo Express is the primary banner of The Pantry Inc., a Cary, N.C.-based company that operates 1,572 convenience stores in 13 states.

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