Wawa

Philly loves Wawa. Ever since the first Wawa opened at the corner of MacDade Blvd. and Swarthmore Ave. in Folsom, Pennsylvania over 50 years ago, we’ve had an obsession with this local chain. Wawa isn’t just a convenience store, it’s the convenience store of Philadelphia. It’s where we start our days with freshly brewed coffee and end our nights with late-night hoagies. It’s a beloved and celebrated part of Pennsylvania culture, so it makes perfect sense that we would continue to bring you the latest on Wawa, whether it’s news about the chain’s drive-thru store concept or our ranked lists of the best Wawa sandwiches. Follow along as we pay homage to the iconic Philadelphia brand.

the flower show's infamous veggie hoagie, which made Philadelphia Magazine's 2021 Worst of Philly list along with Ben Simmons
City Life

The Worst of Philly 2021: From Fraudulent Hoagies to Headhouse Square to Ben Simmons

Every year since 1974, Philly Mag has published the Best of Philly: the people, places and things we want to lift up and celebrate. Things […]

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Mayor Kenney to Philadelphia: Knock It Off With Your DIY Home Reno Projects

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Your DIY Household Projects Are Contributing to […]

City Life

A Eulogy for the Broad and Walnut Street Wawa

There were many reasons why the crowd chose to descend upon Broad Street that night, after the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory, in one of the […]

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City Life

Wawa’s Newest Concept? A Store You’re Not Allowed to Enter

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The World’s First Wawa Drive-Thru Is Scheduled […]

wawa, which is asking customers to pay with cards or exact change due to national coin shortage
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National Coin Crisis Comes to Your Neighborhood Wawa

A roundup of Philly news. National Coin Shortage Hits Wawa Of all of the consequences of COVID-19, I have to say that one I didn’t […]

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Philly Just Canceled Its Live Fourth of July Fireworks Show

The holidays are really hitting different this year. Last week, Eastern State Penitentiary canceled its Halloween-themed Terror Behind the Walls (and laid off 40 percent […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Social Distancing and Masks Still a Huge Problem on SEPTA

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Social Distancing and Masks Still a Huge Problem on SEPTA During Philly Coronavirus Crisis The mask message is sinking […]

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Philly’s July 4th Wawa Welcome America Celebration Will Be Virtual This Year

Were you planning on heading out to the Ben Franklin Parkway on July 4th? If so, it’s time to come up with a new plan. […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: The City’s Puny $100 Coronavirus Fine, More Wawa Employees Test Positive

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. 5,000 Coronavirus Cases and Counting That’s the latest stat on confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philadelphia region. There are […]

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City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: More Wawa Trouble, City Upgrades Risk Level, NJ Closes Beaches

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Wawa Makes More Big Changes Amid Coronavirus Crisis Last week, Wawa announced that the company had suspended self-service coffee […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Wawa Employee Positive, Philly Cancels Easter, and Valley Forge Shuts Down

Update 3/27/2020 at 9 a.m.: Wawa has now suspended made-to-order food at all of its Philadelphia locations amid the coronavirus crisis. Click here for the […]

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From Layoffs to Bonuses: How Comcast, Penn, Wawa, Vanguard and More Are Dealing With Coronavirus

Two weeks ago (it feels like yesterday), we reached out to some of the Philadelphia area’s biggest employers to hear how they were coping amid […]

wawa during the philly coronavirus crisis no longer offers self-serve coffee
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: Big Changes at Wawa, Wolf Cracks Down, But, Hey, It’s Warm!

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Say Goodbye to Wawa as You Know It Wawa is, essentially, a basic human right in Philadelphia, Delco and […]

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How Penn, Comcast, Wawa and Vanguard Are Dealing With the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, we reached out to some of the Philadelphia area’s biggest employers to find out what they are doing to […]

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Wawa Sandwiches, Ranked

As we’ve done before with Rita’s water ice flavors and Herr’s potato chips, we are ranking Wawa hoagies. As a public service, of course. And […]