New GetGo Delivers Convenient Food, Fuel Offering

Giant Eagle leveraging supermarket to bring fresh foodservice to c-store format

Published in CSP Daily News

Pascal Dupuis

PITTSBURGH -- GetGo from Giant Eagle has opened its newest location, in Cranberry Township, just north of Pittsburgh. The new 5,500-square-foot GetGo brings area customers a variety of fresh foods including old-fashioned subs, breakfast sandwiches, sushi prepared on site, 100% Angus burgers, salads, wraps and more, all of which can be enjoyed in the store's cafe, which seats 25.

The 24-hour location will feature 16 fuel pumps, four of which are diesel; all are eligible for redeeming fuelperks! and earning foodperks!.

Other on-site conveniences include a WetGo car wash, two surcharge-free ATMs, free air for vehicle tires and free WiFi. Cranberry GetGo customers also have the benefit of lottery services, a Redbox kiosk and retailer gift cards.

Additionally, in-store beverage options include a 16-head fountain featuring both Pepsi and Coca-Cola products, eight flavors of frozen carbonated beverages, fruit and java smoothies, f'REAL! milkshakes and more than 30 GetGo brand coffee, tea and cappuccino choices.

"Our new Cranberry location brings customers the latest features of our GetGo format, including delicious old-fashioned subs and breakfast sandwiches, and convenience offerings such as a WetGo car wash and free air for tires, all at the convenient confluence of Route 228, I-79 and I-76," said senior vice president of convenience stores and fuel Kevin Srigley. "The store is the first of several upcoming new GetGo locations, including one … in Pittsburgh's North Hills in 2013."

The grand-opening celebration began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 8. Special events continued throughout the day, with an in-store appearance by Pittsburgh hockey star Pascal Dupuis. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman also made an appearance on Nov. 17.

The GetGo from Giant Eagle fuel station and convenience store brand allows Giant Eagle to redefine the c-store shopping experience by bringing the same level of fresh, high-quality and delicious food and unmatched customer service associated with Giant Eagle supermarkets to the convenient GetGo setting. GetGo locations include kiosks that are built adjacent to existing Giant Eagle supermarkets and larger standalone units that may include a WetGo car wash.

Giant Eagle Inc. is one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors, with approximately $9.9 billion in annual sales. It is a leading supermarket retailer in the region with 232 supermarkets and 179 fuel and c-stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia and Maryland.