This popular chain of convenience stores—which was founded in 1952 when Bob Sheetz purchased one of his father’s Sheetz Dairy Stores—has kept its family feel despite significant growth. It now operates 600 locations and employs more than 20,000. Sheetz encouraged employees to stay home if they felt sick or were high risk—and gave an additional $3.00 per hour to those who continued to work on the front lines. “They have treated us like family,” says an employee. And while touch screen menus have become commonplace, Sheetz debuted its version way back in 1989. The Kidz Meal Bagz program provided 346,000 free meals for children across the Sheetz operating area.