Hoagiefest is here, people. Same deal as always–$4.99 hoagies at all participating Wawa locations from now until some point later in the summer which seems impossibly distant right now, but which will likely sneak right the hell up on you before you know it.
It’s a summer tradition already–important enough that we were sitting around Foobooz World HQ talking about it and realized that almost everyone we knew had a special “recipe” that they went for at Wawa. A combination of stuff that they felt was uniquely theirs and which, for the next few weeks anyway, can be gotten for a discounted price because it’s Hoagiefest.
Buying beer at Wawa is closer to becoming a reality.
Wawa is seeking approval to sell beer at its Concordville, Pa. location on Naamans Creek Road. Other nearby retailers like Wegmans and Whole Foods sell alcohol, so why not Wawa? Read more »
The Chinatown Wawa at 1038 Arch Street has closed. The location, which was the smallest of Center City’s Wawa stores, shuttered at midnight, Sunday June 7th. A spokesperson told Philly.com’s Michael Klein that Wawa wants to find another location in the area.
The Chinatown Wawa was always a bit of an anomaly, besides its size, it may have been the dirtiest Wawa store we’ve ever visited.
The Wawa closure leaves Center City with four location of the convenience chain.
It looks like everything is coming up Wawa at the moment. Not only did the quick-stop giant recently announce their plans for a flagship at Broad and Walnut (and hope to have it open by the time Pope Francis I is in town), the Chester Heights Borough Council recently approved an expansion plan at Wawa’s Red Roof corporate headquarters at 260 West Baltimore Pike.
According to the Daily Times, the plan received conditional approval in December 2014 and this week’s vote was unanimous, with two councilmen abstaining on various votes, including Councilman Frederick Wood, whose father founded Wawa. Here is the plan: Read more »
1. Wawa Rushing to Open Center City Flagship
The News: Wawa is reportedly moving full-speed ahead to build its flagship location in Center City, hoping it will be completed by the Pope Francis visit in late September. The 5,300 square-foot store (with indoor seating!) will replace the Robinson Luggage store at Broad and Walnut Streets.
The Philadelphia Business Journal spoke to Larry Steinberg, senior vice president of Wawa’s retail brokerage firm CBRE, who said the retailer is “rushing to open prior to the Pope’s visit.” Read more »
The cup of coffee you carry around Philly says a lot about you. In a city where no one smiles or, God forbid, says hello, it can quickly relay a good amount of information about strangers. I like to think of it as the human equivalent of a butt sniff – or rather, the Philadelphian’s equivalent of a butt sniff.
When I see Red Hook’s cute little cup parading down Fourth Street, I can’t help but admire its drinker. Not only did she resist the best muffin in town, but she went to a locally owned café and spent a little extra to support her neighbors. She’s socially conscious and expensive smelling, but not so much better than me that she remembered her reusable travel mug. Read more »
Wawa and 7-Eleven seem like polar opposites when it comes to customer loyalty and brand power.
In one corner is Wawa, beloved by Philadelphians for always being there with a cup of coffee on your morning commute or a late-night Italian hoagie when you’ve had too much to drink.
In the other corner is 7-Eleven, seen by many as corporate, drab and lacking a hometown feel (and the all-important deli counter). In fact, a recent survey found that customers prefer Wawa to 7-Eleven by a 2-to-1 margin. Read more »
The Wawa at 17th and Arch often pulsates with activity. It’s the closest Wawa to many Philadelphia office buildings, including the Comcast Center across the street. But, on Thursday morning, this Wawa was even more mobbed than usual. Not only was Wawa offering free coffee — the chain’s first location opened on April 16th, 1964 — but Mayor Michael Nutter was making an appearance to officially declare today Wawa Day.
Wawa store No. 86 is the closest Wawa to the Philadelphia magazine offices, as well, so I stopped by to check out the dog-and-pony show. Read more »