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01/19/2021

Wawa opens its first drive-thru only store

Marianne Wilson
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Convenience store operator Wawa continues to test new store formats with the unveiling of its first-ever drive-thru only location. 

The 1,800-sq.-ft. store, located in Morrisville, Pa., is open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily, and can serve 12 cars at a time with breakfast, lunch and dinner items. A limited selection of packaged products is also available including donuts, pretzels and Wawa Iced tea. 

Earlier this month, Wawa opened a 3,000-sq.-ft. store in Philadelphia’s Center City that includes chain’s first-ever pick-up window, which allows for speedy service via mobile orders and online orders. 

“Wawa continues to test new store concepts with this latest drive-thru format, providing an opportunity for our customers to experience and enjoy their favorite Wawa products while remaining inside their car,” said Terri Micklin, director of construction. “Wawa is committed to increasing convenience and provide new options for service while keeping safety and comfort top of mind. Wawa hopes to learn from the layout, workflow and traffic flow at this location, as it continues to explore alternatives for longer term application to stores post-COVID-19.”

Wawa operates more than 900 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, D.C.