Wawa to expand into Tennessee

Marianne Wilson
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Wawa will open its first store in Nashville, in 2025

Wawa has big growth plans for Music City. 

The convenience store retailer plans to enter Tennessee, opening its first store in the state in 2025, in Nashville. Wawa said it sees the potential for up to 40 stores in the market in the future.

The expansion into Tennessee comes as Wawa, which is set to open 54 stores in 2022, continues to open stores throughout its current markets. Additionally, it plans to enter new, adjacent markets in the next few years, including the Florida Panhandle, South Alabama and North Carolina.

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“We’re thrilled to continue our growth in new markets to provide quality fresh food, beverages and support to new friends and neighbors,” said John Poplawski, VP of real estate for Wawa. “We are excited to expand beyond our current operating area and look forward to serving the community come 2025 and beyond.”

Wawa operates more than 965 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.For information on stores currently under construction or upcoming grand openings, visit