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Sheetz opening in Herndon next week with free coffee and soda all day

Sheetz is officially opening its Herndon location on Aug. 30 (courtesy Sheetz)

(Updated at 5:30 p.m.) Sheetz is officially opening its doors in Herndon next Wednesday (Aug. 30), sneaking in just under the wire to make its projected summer launch.

To mark the grand opening celebration, the gas station and convenience store chain will offer free coffee and soda all day at 13840 McLearen Road.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Customers will also have a chance to enter giveaways and raffles, including a grand prize giveaway of a $2,500 Sheetz gift card.

To mark the opening, Sheetz is donating $2,500 to the Capital Area Food Bank, which addresses hunger and food insecurity issues in the D.C. region. The company will collect non-perishable food items at the location. In return, customers will receive a thermal bag while supplies last from 9-11 a.m.

The company also plans to donate $2,500 to the Special Olympics of Virginia.

Established in Pennsylvania in 1952, the company has more than 680 locations across the country. The store will be open all day and throughout the year.

The Herndon location has 20 fuel terminals and four electric vehicle chargers, a public relations representative for Sheetz said.

(Correction: FFXnow was initially told that the Herndon store had no EV chargers.)