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    Rutter's, Sheetz Open New Stores

    Pennsylvania chains celebrate grand openings with charitable donations.

    YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's Farm Stores will celebrate the grand opening of its store in Waynesboro, Pa., on Oct. 7 to 9 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Friday.

    Scott Hartman, president of Rutter's, will present a check for $3,000 to the non-profit Waynesboro Area Business, Education, and Community Foundation. Rutter’s will serve as tournament sponsor for the foundation’s inaugural golf scramble Oct. 14 at Waynesboro Country Club.

    During the weekend, Rutter’s will feature food and beverage specials including Pepsi 12-packs (all varieties), $1.99 each; Utz potato chips, 5-ounce and 5.5-ounce bags, buy one, get one free; Famous Express Deli, any 8-inch sub, buy one, get one free; and Rutter’s tea and drink gallons (all varieties), 99 cents each.

    The store, which opened in July, offers Rutter’s Famous Express Deli and Famous Express Grill, a coffee bar with latte and cappuccino, fountain soft drinks, coolers and freezers, men’s and women’s restrooms and indoor seating for 16.

    York, Pa.-based Rutter’s operates 50 convenience stores in York, Adams, Franklin and Lancaster counties.

    In Harrisburg, Pa., Sheetz Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of the company’s newest concept store on Oct. 6.

    The chain’s 65 local employees will host a dignitary reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. As part of the grand opening, the company will make a $2,000 donation to The Foundation for the Central Dauphin Schools.

    At 7,000 square feet, the new Sheetz location offers customers a fun, high-energy restaurant-style atmosphere. The store also features a new menu including cold and toasted subs, paninis, hand tossed “saladz” and brick oven pizza.

    Also added is a Kidz menu and the Sheetz Bros. Coffeez Espresso Bar staffed by a professional barista who will custom blend favorite coffees. Convenience items such as a self-serve bakery, bulk candy and peanut dispensers, cold grab-and-go case and self-serve milk shakes are also offered.

    The Harrisburg location opened to the public on Sept. 23.

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