Wawa to open 70-plus stores in 2024

 Wawa will open its first stores in Ohio in mid-2025.
The privately held Wawa operates nearly 1,000 locations.

Wawa is celebrating its 60th anniversary as its continues to grow it store footprint.

The Pennsylvania-based convenience-store retailer plans to open more than 70 new stores in 2024. The openings will include Wawa’s first locations in three new states: Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina. (The company previously announced that it will open 80 locations in North Carolina, and up to 20 in Georgia.) 

Wawa stores are approximately 5,000 square feet, with 12 multi-pump dispensers on average on its fuel court, which features its signature fuel canopy. Stores are fully equipped with a built-to-order, fresh food kitchen.

The retailer offers a large fresh foodservice selection, including Wawa brands such as custom prepared hoagies, freshly brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, hand-crafted specialty beverages, a dinner menu including burgers and pizza along with an assortment of soups, sides and snacks. 

In addition to the store-level experience, customers can access Wawa favorites through mobile ordering, curbside pickup and delivery options. They can also order favorite Wawa foods for their upcoming events via the brand’s new catering online service. 

The company noted that every new Wawa store generates at least 35 new local long-term jobs per store and becomes a committed community partner supporting local causes and raising millions of dollars chainwide through in-store fundraising campaigns that benefit national and local non-profit partners serving in the community. 

“Since our first store opened its doors 60 years ago, it’s been an honor serving our communities with trusted quality products and convenience to most importantly offering comfort and camaraderie to local friends and neighbors,” said Chris Gheysens, president and CEO, Wawa. “We pride ourselves on brightening days and as we continue to grow, we promise to continue Fulfilling Lives at every new store and look forward to serving the community for many more years to come!” 

The privately held Wawa operates nearly 1,000 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

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