Wawa Coming to East Market

Architect’s rendering of Ludlow tower with Wawa on ground floor: BLT Architects via National Real Estate Development

Remember when Wawa stores were thick on the ground all over Center City and adjacent neighborhoods?

Looks like they will be once again, for this morning, in a news conference fueled by plenty of free Wawa coffee, officials at National Real Estate Development (National Development) announced their latest tenant signing for the retail portion of the East Market project: a Wawa store to go on the 12th and Market corner.

“We are delighted that Wawa, one of the most beloved brands in our region, will be our next partner in reshaping the East Market neighborhood,” Daniel Killinger, National Development’s managing director, said in a news release. “Together, with all of our tenants, we are creating a dynamic urban neighborhood, transforming Market Street with active ground floor retail tenants. Wawa is a perfect anchor for East Market on Market Street.” Read more »

You Can Get Free Wawa Coffee on Thursday

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This week is shaping up to be a pretty good one.

Why? First, the warm weather brought a sort of early summer to Philly yesterday, and the balmy temperatures are supposed to stick around all week. And now – news that’s just as likely to bring a smile to your face – Wawa will give out free coffee on Thursday.

In celebration of its 53rd anniversary, the company will hand out cups of any size. And while you might not be happy with Wawa hoagies, we can all get behind free coffee.

“Wawa Day provides us with a chance to connect with and honor the millions of customers we’ve served over the past 53 years who have been so integral to Wawa’s growth over that time,” Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens said in a press release. “It’s always exciting to celebrate our customers, associates and communities by giving away one of our most beloved products, Wawa coffee!”

Wawa is also celebrating a milestone with the three-year-old Wawa Foundation, a non-profit organization through which the company aims to donate $50 million to “causes supporting health, hunger and every day heroes by 2018,” according to a press release.

The company expects to give out two million cups of coffee at its more than 750 stores across six states. It would be the most coffee given away by the company to date.

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What Happened to the Wawa Hoagie?

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A mess of an Italian hoagie.

Wawa, as beloved and iconic and convenient as it is, can’t make a sandwich to save its life these days. Not that it has to; Wawa is, after all, a supreme power ’round these parts. But considering that hoagies are a cornerstone of the brand, shouldn’t they at least be decent? Read more »

Wawa Is Hiring 5,000 People

Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr.

Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr.

Wawa has just announced that it will hire 5,000 new employees this spring.

All of the company’s 750 stores (across six states) are looking to “add new talent” through both customer service and management level positions. Read more »

Wawa Is Offering Free Coffee on Fridays All Month

Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr.

Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr

You can get free coffee on Fridays all month from Wawa — if you’re willing to hand over some personal information.

People who have the Wawa app and are registered in the Wawa Rewards program will be sent coupons for free coffee for the next five Fridays. That’s free coffee on every Friday in the month of March. And the Eagles don’t need to win to get it! Read more »

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