Wawa once categorized as a C-store than called a Full Service Convenience Store, evolved into a Non-traditional food retailer now must be called a Casual Dining Restaurant TO-GO. Wawa has indeed assumed an industry leading roll as a fresh food merchant. You will find no Roller Grill at Wawa, no stale Coffee, you will find high quality ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh prepared food.
In 2012 Wawa entered the Florida market for the first time with its first 5 units. Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens speaking recently stated that Wawa intends to open an additional 25 units in Florida during 2013 most will be located in the Tampa-Orlando markets.
Gheysens stated “We are so glad to be a part of the Orlando community, adding hundreds of new associates to the Wawa family and serving our new Florida friends and neighbors with our fresh and inviting food service offer." Fresh Food is top of mind within Wawa’s company Focus and in the minds-eye of the consumer.
Assuming a traditional food retail leadership roll Wawa announced at the opening of thier next unit in Apopka, FL the grand opening event will include local officials, members of the Second Harvest Food Bank and community members participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony. There will also be a hoagie-building contest featuring the Apopka Police Department and the Apopka Fire and Rescue.