Wawa sets date for South Florida openings

Wawa, a family-owned chain of convenience stores known for its hot coffee and tasty sandwiches, plans to open three stores in a single day next month.  image001

According to a “Save the Date” card distributed to county leaders, Wawa will hold a “Triple Header” grand opening celebration on March 23 for three stores in the Southeast Florida market.

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The locations and opening times have not been released.

The company has selected several Palm Beach County sites, including the corner Belvedere Road and Australian Boulevard.

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Wawa announced in 2015 that it planned to open dozens of stores in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Wawa opened its first Florida location outside of SeaWorld in Orlando in 2012.

 

Wawa opens its doors in Stuart

Wawa is now serving up its hoagies and specialty beverages at in Stuart.

The company opened its first Martin County location today, WPTV reported. The new location is the closest Wawa to Palm Beach County, and marks the company’s continued expansion in the South Florida area.

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Wawa, a family-owned chain of convenience stores known for its fanatical following, announced in 2015 that it plans to open dozens of stores in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

In July, the company broke ground on a planned West Palm Beach location at the corner of Belvedere Road and Australian Avenue.

Wawa has also received approvals to build stores in Greenacres at the southwest corner of Lake Worth and South Jog Roads; in Palm Springs at the northeast corner of Lake Worth Road and Congress Avenue; and in Riviera Beach, at Blue Heron Boulevard and Garden Road.

 

 

 

Wawa to offer free Wi-Fi at Florida stores under new partnership with Comcast

Wawa is teaming up with Comcast to offer free Wi-Fi at more than 700 of its stores, including locations in Florida, the companies announced Tuesday.

Wawa stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia will also offer free Wi-Fi.XfinityWifi_Social1v3

“At Wawa we exist to fulfill customers lives every day, and part of this commitment means creating meaningful customer connection points that add the highest level of value and convenience,” said Carol Jensen, Chief Marketing Officer for Wawa. “We’re excited to team up with Comcast to now offer Wi-Fi in all of our stores. Customers will now enjoy the optimal environment for doing everything from utilizing their Wawa app to enjoy rewards and purchase products to connecting with their friends and neighbors.”

After entering Central Florida several years ago, Wawa announced plans in 2015 to build over 50 stores in South Florida over the next four years. The Pennsylvania-based Wawa sells fresh and build-to-order foods, as well as beverages, coffee, and gas.

Wawa, started in 1964 and known for its hoagies, has also received approvals to build stores in Greenacres at the southwest corner of Lake Worth and South Jog Roads, in West Palm Beach just east of Palm Beach International Airport and in Riviera Beach, at Blue Heron Boulevard and Garden Road.

A fourth Wawa convenience store will be built at the northeast corner of Lake Worth Road and Congress Avenue in Palm Springs. It’s expected to open in about a year.

“To access Xfinity WiFi at Wawa locations, customers should logon to the “xfinitywifi” SSID in the list of available networks on their devices,” the company said in a news release. “There is no charge to use the service and it is available to everyone.”