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Friday, April 5, 2019

Florida is about to drown in Wawa

Posted By on Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 5:02 PM

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Just look at all the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants jerseys everywhere – Florida is filled with transplants from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Wawa, which is headquartered in Pennsylvania, also wants to make its presence in Florida even more prominent. In an article titled, "Wawa is undergoing a huge expansion, from grain bowls to fair-trade coffee to catering," the Philadelphia Inquirer detailed the convenience store chain's hope to pivot toward healthier products and also touched on its plans to open more stores in Florida.

The Sunshine State, we'll have you know, is already home to Wawa's own homegrown cold brew coffee ice cream flavor (other Mid-Atlantic markets don't have it yet). Wawa even has its own 8 million gallon oil barge that serves Floridians' needs for fossil fuel.

And while Florida’s 167 Wawa stores don’t hold a candle to the number of locations in New Jersey (251) and Pennsylvania (236), that’s about to change as well.

According to the article, Wawa, which operates over 800 stores in six states, "expects Florida... to surpass each state by the end of 2021."

With that expansion comes jobs (up to 1,000 associate positions this year according to a Wawa), but we're honestly most excited to have more places to buy frozen cappuccinos, Thanksgiving Gobbler sandos and Shorti hoagies.

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest dining news every Friday morning with our weekly Food + Drink newsletter.

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