Wegmans will open its first store in North Carolina on Sept. 29 when it opens the doors to its Raleigh location at 7 a.m.

According to the company, more than 24,000 Raleigh customers have signed up for the Wegmans Shoppers Club via the store's website and app.

The new store will offer a variety of restaurant foods prepared by Executive Chef Rob Santiago and his culinary staff of 120.

"I'm excited to show people what we offer that's not available here today," Santiago says. "Family dinners can be tricky, and our customers will be able to come in and find something that makes everyone happy, whether it's from The Burger Bar, fresh sushi, a made-to-order salad, authentic Italian pizza, a submarine, or anything off one of our hot and cold food bars."

Wegmans says it is planning five additional stores in the Raleigh-Durham area.