Wawa Gets Some Well-Deserved National Attention

...that doesn't involve some drunken, pantsless weirdo robbing one with a torn off manequin leg or something

Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr.

Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr.

Wawa deserves all of the love it receives. From the meatball sandwiches to the peach ice tea, Wawa is the classic go-to for a quick lunch break, a late-night ice cream run, or starting the day off right with a fresh, hot Sizzli. It’s the kind of place that, if you’re ever forced to live without it after becoming accustomed to its presence, you wonder how people without Wawas even exist. And coming into Wawa’s sphere of influence from the outside teaches you about the kind of comfort that comes from knowing that if you suddenly need some paper towels, Munchos, a ham hoagie and a pack of menthol cigarettes at 3am, there’s a place out there in the darkness that can help.

Anyway, Mashable just posted an article that totally nails why Wawa is so special—and why people are getting tattoos of its logo, writing songs about it, penning longform odes to its history, locality and cult status, and hanging out at the convenience store just for fun. So go check it out if you have a minute. It’s always cool when such a vital slice of Philly’s Philly-ness gets the national attention it so rightly deserves.

The Cult Of Wawa [Mashable]

It’s a Wawa World [Phillymag]