Wawa’s new credit card.
Wawa has launched its own credit card, and the popular retailer hopes it’ll attract more customers to get gas at its locations.
For the first two months that their accounts are open, Wawa Credit Card customers will save 25-cents-per-gallon on gas when re-fueling at Wawa locations. After that, they’ll save 5-cents-per-gallon on up to 100 gallons per month. (I’ll be applied to customers as a statement credit at the end of the month.) Read more »
My foodie friends and I like to play a game whenever we go to a convenience store. It’s called: “How Many Calories Are in This?” It’s exactly what it sounds like: We’ll stand there guessing the calorie counts of some of the most popular snack foods, and often find ourselves shocked at how many calories some items contain. (And yes, I’m certain we sound really annoying to the person standing there in line with an 800 calorie snack that we just completely ruined for them. Sorry about that.)
Wawa is one of our favorite places to play this game; there are just so many snacks to choose from. So I decided to hit up a Wawa and play the game myself, all for your benefit, dear reader. My hope is to point you in the direction of grab-and-go snacks that might be better alternatives when you’re craving something salty or sweet. Read more »
Photo | Dan McQuade
Mayor Michael Nutter stood at the podium and braced the crowd for a special announcement.
“It is my understanding that it is quite possible, because of where he he lives… that Pope Francis has never had a Wawa hoagie,” Nutter said. “I’m pleased to announce that we expect to serve Pope Francis a Wawa hoagie. I don’t know what he likes, but he can have anything he wants!”
Nutter was at the new flagship Wawa location at Broad and Walnut in the old Robinson Luggage. It opened two months ahead of schedule Friday morning. It is the first new store to open in Center City in about three decades. Wawa “goose-in-chief” (president and CEO) Chris Gheysens said more could be coming.
“Wawa and Philadelphia go together,” Gheysens told Philadelphia magazine. “Philadelphia is our hometown. It was a perfect storm of great location. There’s so much great going on in Center City and in Philadelphia. Frankly, our brand and our strategies have changed to allow us to do something like this.”
The flagship Wawa’s opening was such a joyous event Philadelphians didn’t even boo the mayor. Read more »
It’s a pairing that you might not think of right away: Wawa and the Philadelphia Orchestra. However, the famed musicians are lending a hand to open the brand new flagship Wawa at the corner of Broad and Walnut Streets this Friday morning. Read more »
The sign outside the Broad and Walnut Wawa has been altered to reflect the pushed-up opening.
Center City’s first new Wawa in decades should be open by the end of the summer.
Wawa is hoping to open its new Broad and Walnut location about a week before Pope Francis visits Philadelphia, likely on September 18th, a company spokesperson confirmed to Philly Mag. The signs outside the former Robinson Luggage were recently changed from a Fall to a Summer opening.
Wawa first targeted an opening around Thanksgiving. Read more »
One of the suspects in the robbery by shoving at Wawa. (Photo via Philadelphia Police Department)
Sometimes, you just need a cigarette. And in the case of the toothless man seen in this photograph, he apparently really needed one.
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Beer at Wawa is very close to becoming a reality in Pennsylvania.
Wawa‘s quest to sell beer at a Delaware County store has taken a major step forward. The Concord Township board of supervisors has ruled that Wawa can sell six-packs at its Concordville, Pa. store on Naamans Creek Road.
Wawa argues that it isn’t asking for special permission. It plans on adding seating and a designated food service area, making the location comply with Pennsylvania’s liquor laws. Alcohol is already available at nearby retailers like Wegmans and Whole Foods. Read more »
After nearly 7,000 people were surveyed, the results are in — Wawa is the best convenience store in the United States, according to a new Market Force Information study. Read more »
Photo illustration | Alyse Moyer
1. Hearing for Wawa’s Beer Sales Pushed Back
The News: A decision on Wawa‘s request to sell beer at a Delaware County store will have to wait, as the conditional hearing on the matter has been pushed back until August 4. It was originally scheduled for Tuesday night. Read more »
Wawa gets fancy.
There are two indisputable facts about Philadelphians: They are fiercely loyal to their sports teams and they are devoted to Wawa (see: Wawa tattoos). If you’re a fan of the latter, then you’ll be thrilled to know that you can actually buy a Wawa shirt online. Consider Wawa clothing a less permanent way to show your love for the chain than actually getting inked.
A Wawa shirt might not scream chic — at first. But with a bit of craftiness and some savvy styling, you can make a great outfit. Case in point: my own “I love Wawa” tee, a gift from a friend. It was initially a bit boxy, a shirt made for sleeping, so I hacked off the bottom eight inches. Voilá: a cheeky, not cheesy, tee.
Want your own? Here, some tips on how to incorporate the world’s best convenience store into your wardrobe. Read more »