Americans love Wawa, but unfortunately, there are no Wawas in the UK and the franchise has not shown any signs of attempting to move across the pond. Wawa is a convenience store located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States (New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware). It is known for its wide selection of snacks, candy, soda, cigarettes, and food. Customers can find sandwiches, steaks and cheese, quesadillas, wraps, and frozen drinks like milkshakes or smoothies.
Some locations also have a gas station. The convenience store chain plans to enter Tennessee in 2025 with its first store in Nashville. Wawa is also a Japanese restaurant that serves high-quality sushi to order with hot dishes such as ramen, katsu and gyoza. Customers can finish their meal with a homemade Japanese dessert like green tea ice cream or cheesecake.
The company's name comes from the site of its first dairy plant and corporate headquarters in Wawa, Pennsylvania. In some Jersey Shore cities, Wawa has adapted its stores to match local aesthetics and culture. Wawa stores are open before and after traditional supermarkets and carry more than just milk. The company has locations in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.
C. In 1992, Wawa formalized ownership of its associates with its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and shares were awarded to associates annually based on prior year service. The Wood family controls 725 acres (293 ha) of land which includes the corporate headquarters, the Wawa dairy farm and J. Wawa mostly covers parts of Pennsylvania that don't have rival stores like Sheetz yet.
The company's Buy Health by the Bottle slogan serves customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by delivering milk to their homes.